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Episode Recap of The Flash, Season 2 Episode 2: Flash of Two Worlds
This episode opens up with the “Earth 2” Flash showing up in STAR Labs, Jay Garrick. Team Flash seems skeptical, and so Jay explains what happened–6 months ago, he was fighting Zoom, an evil “Speedster” from his world, and nearly was defeated. The breach saved him though, and he went through the portal. Jay explains that others came through as well, which is who Atom-Smasher is. The team is still skeptical, as Jay says he lost his powers, and hadn’t contacted them for 6 months. Team Flash talks about the possibility of multiple Earths, and Cisco and Professor Stein seem to think it is possible. Joe isn’t getting it though, and heads back to his work. Barry decides to have Jay locked in the Metahuman prison, just in case. Jay tells Barry he is just trying to help, but Barry isn’t buying it yet. As they talk, Cisco alerts Barry to a fire at a building, and Barry heads out.
Barry arrives at the building in flames, and puts it out. He then is confronted by a new foe, “Sand Demon.” He uses his ability to turn into sand to attack Barry, but seems to flee. Also worth noting, we saw Zoom send this guy through the portal, forcing him to fight Barry if he wants to go home.
Barry returns to the scene with Joe, and Officer Patty Spivot (who talked to Joe earlier, trying to get a spot on the Metahuman Task Force, which Joe denies). Spivot seems to have things figured out, as she thinks a Metahuman did this. Joe still isn’t willing to give her a shot. Spivot and Barry get along pretty well, as Spivot seems to admire Barry’s work.
Back at Star Labs, Caitlyn is testing Jay, and sees he doesn’t have any traces of the speed force. But, she also seems to have a little crush on him. When Barry returns to Star Labs, Jay provides some info on Sand Demon, as he fought him in his world. Jay has a plan to stop him, but Barry refuses to listen. Jay gets a little irritated that Barry won’t accept his help. Barry has Jay put back in his cell.
Professor Stein seems to come up with a way to prove the existence of the portal. He uses a lot of science jargon, but Cisco seems to get it, and thinks they can even locate the wormhole. While Cisco is doing some work alone though, Cisco gets some images in his head of Sand Demon fighting Barry, even though he wasn’t there. This kind of freaks him out.
Joe is doing some detective work, and locates Eddie Slick, the Sand Demon–so he thought. Joe gives chase, but Spivot is the one who takes him down. Interestingly though, this Eddie Slick doesn’t exhibit any powers. It looks to be the Eddie Slick of this world, not the one from Jay’s. Joe does some questioning, and accuses Eddie of starting this fire. Turns out he is an arsonist, but he refuses to admit he is a Metahuman. It looks like this guy has an alibi for when the particle accelerator exploded too.
Outside the interrogation room, Spivot and Barry are getting along a bit more. Joe and Barry talk after this, and begin to think maybe Jay is telling the truth. This is confirmed further back at Star Labs when Cisco analyzes the skin cells of Eddie Slick. Team Flash gives Barry a hard time for not trusting Jay, but Barry makes a good point–they have no proof that validates Jay’s story, and Barry says that’s what he needs to believe Jay. Iris asks to speak to Barry alone, and gives him a hard time for not trusting people. Iris seems to think that it is because Jay reminds Barry of Harrison Wells, and Barry seems to agree. Barry also laments the people they have lost from Wells. Iris gives him a pep talk, to believe in people more.
Joe lets Eddie go, and Spivot is around again. Joe asks her why she wants to join the taskforce but they are interrupted by Eddie Slick–this time the one from Earth 2. He takes Spivot hostage and it looks like he plans to use her to get to Barry.
Barry then goes to Jay, and Jay offers his help. Sand Demon seems to hang out around humid areas. Turns out that Jay plans to teach Barry how to create lightning to turn Sand Demon to glass.
Turns out Jay is right, as we see Spivot tied up, and Spivot recognizes that Sand Demon is making a concussive bomb as well. Turns out this guy wants to kill Spivot and the Flash.
Back at Star Labs, they are having a hard time locating Sand Demon. Cisco decides to try to use his newfound ability to locate him. He is able to see the scene that Spivot and Sand Demon had together. Stein asked how Cisco figured it out, and Cisco keeps his ability a secret for now, saying it is “Just a hunch.”
Meanwhile, Jay is training Barry to create lightning, and he is struggling. Jay gives Barry a pep talk. Cisco rushes in though, and tells Barry where Sand Demon is. Cisco also tips Barry off to the concussive bomb, so Barry plans to use a diversion–Jay as the Flash. They suit him up, and he will trick this guy with this “Slow” Flash.
Jay confronts Sand Demon first, and they go for a fist fight. Barry speeds in to save Spivot. The bomb goes off, but Spivot survived. Sand Demon goes for Jay to kill him, so Barry jumps into action, creates his lightning bolt, and glass-ifies Sand Demon.
Back at Star Labs, Caitlyn has to bandage Jay for his wounds, and they seem to be getting closer again. Barry then apologizes to Jay for not trusting him. Barry asks about Zoom, and Jay seems to think Zoom is trying to take out any speedsters in any world.
Joe then meets up with Spivot, and gives her a shot for his taskforce. Turns out her reason for wanting to join, her dad was killed by a Metahuman. Joe gets a surprise this episode though–Iris’ mom shows up.
Back at Star Labs, Stein is suspicious of Cisco, with his knowing of what he did this episode. Cisco admits to Stein he has had these abilities. Cisco tells Stein he doesn’t like his new ability, because it came from Wells. He asks Stein to keep it a secret for now.
Meeting with the rest of the team, Stein and Cisco announce they have found 52 breaches in the city. One, the biggest breaches, is right in Star Labs. As Stein is explaining this, he collapses to the ground for unknown reasons.
Moving into what appears to be another world, we see someone giving a tour to some children in Star Labs, when the tour guide becomes overwhelmed at seeing what she describes as the savior of the city. This person is Harrison Wells…
Josh’s Thoughts: The Flash, Season 2 Episode 2: Flash of Two Worlds
I enjoyed this episode of The Flash quite a bit. This new, alternate-reality Flash is interesting. While Team Flash didn’t seem to like how suspicious Barry was of Jay, I actually thought it was a good thing. This guy managed to walk right into Star Labs (just after they said it was secure) and knew everyone’s name—that would be very suspicious if you ask me. Better to be cautious than just trust this guy that no one seems to know.
I am curious to see if we will run into the Jay Garrick of Barry’s world, since we are starting to run into the doppelgangers of the other people coming through the portal.
Another thing that was actually brought up on a podcast I listened to, Collider’s Flash episode recap show, is a theory about Zoom. One of the hosts hypothesized that Barry Allen on “Earth 2” is Zoom, which would make for an awesome alternate reality of good Barry versus bad Barry. I actually hope this is true, and think, if done well , could play into the season very well. I just hope it doesn’t turn into some cheesy bit where Zoom starts hitting on people who think he is good Barry, and it turns into a weird soap opera. I would like to see Barry reflect on what could make himself turn evil though, and maybe use that as a “course-correction” for his own life, learning lessons from Zoom, to make sure he doesn’t go to the “Dark side.”
Other than that, I am interested to see where Cisco goes with his powers. I am surprised he feels like he has to keep this ability a secret, as I don’t think anyone would have a problem with it. We will have to see where that power goes though.
Violet’s Thoughts on Season 2 Episode 2 of The Flash: Flash of Two Worlds
I was a little skeptical of Jay Garrick at first, and wasn’t sure if I was going to like him. However, he seems to be a pretty good mentor to Barry. Unfortunately, this brings up memories of Dr. Wells, and how he was a mentor to Barry as well, which is just a bad reminder of all the things that happened to Barry. So it’s understandable that he would want to put this guy at a distance. But it seems like Jay has proven himself trustworthy, and I’m glad Barry was able to look past these similarities, because the team has a good ally in Jay, even though he doesn’t have his powers. But then there’s the question of why doesn’t he have his powers? The other metahumans that came through the portal, Atom-Smasher and Sand Demon, both retained their powers. So why not Jay? Does Jay’s counterpart in this world have powers? If a person has powers in one world, can they not have powers in the other? Hopefully we’ll get more of an explanation.
We’re just getting introduced to all kinds of new people this season, who may actually be sticking around awhile. One of these people is Patty Spivot. I’m still on the fence about her. This is obviously going to become a romantic interest for Barry, but she just seems too much like Felicity to me. I liked Felicity and Barry together, but I’m not sure that I like them bringing in someone who seems to be a carbon copy of Felicity (except for the added element of being a police officer and everything that goes with that) — so far anyway.
We also got to meet Iris’s mother, which seemed to come from out of nowhere. I guess I just thought she was permanently out of the picture. I guess well soon get the story about what actually happened. I wonder what Iris’s reaction to this will be, and how long her mother will be around.
What I am most interested in, though, is finding out what’s going on with the Harrison Wells in Earth 2! I love parallel universes! I am definitely hooked this season (not that I wasn’t already). Keep it coming!
Scenes from The Flash, Season 2 Episode 3: Family of Rogues
Here are scenes from the next episode of The Flash, titled Family of Rogues: