Violet recaps Season 3 Episode 14 of The Flash, titled Attack on Central City, where Grodd leads an army of gorillas to Central City! Following the recap, both Josh and Violet share their thoughts about the episode.
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Barry whips up various breakfast items for Iris for Valentine’s Day, but she’s more interested in something else… Meanwhile, H.R. decorates STAR Labs for the occasion, which on his Earth is known as “Friends Day.” He and the other Wells aren’t exactly getting along. H.R. hands out Friends Day cards to each member of the team.
Jesse and Wally decide to tell Jesse’s dad that she is moving to Earth-1. After confirming with Jesse that Wally makes her happy, Harry seems to take it surprisingly well.
Cisco asks Caitlin about Julian’s whereabouts, and she tells him that Julian is in London visiting family — but also insists that they are just friends. Suddenly, Gypsy appears and uses her powers on Cisco, then Barry. Luckily, Harry sneaks up with a gun and blasts her, knocking her out.
When Gypsy wakes up, she is locked in a cell in the Pipeline. She insists that she did what she said she was going to do. The last thing she remembers is that she was on Earth-2, hunting down another breacher in the African jungle. The others figure out that Grodd must have taken over her and had her open up a breach to bring him through. We then see Grodd leading an army of gorillas toward Central City.
The Flash Team tries to work on locating Grodd, but aren’t having any luck. Cisco goes down to ask Gypsy for her help, but she refuses, saying it’s Cisco’s fight, not hers. Cisco reluctantly lets her go free.
Harry has Wally help him with making a device that will enhance Cisco’s powers. While working on it, Harry reveals that he doesn’t know how much time he has left, and asks Wally not to tell Jesse.
Cisco tries out the device that Harry made and sees an intersection where he thinks the fight goes down. Joe takes a bunch of police there, and Barry, Wally, and Jesse go there as well. While there, Grodd takes over Joe’s mind and speaks through him, warning Barry. He has Joe put a gun to his head and pull the trigger. Barry is able to save Joe just in time. They realize that this was a distraction. On the other side of town, Grodd attacks a vehicle carrying the General.
Back at STAR Labs, Caitlin patches Joe up. He explains the visions that he saw while controlled by Grodd. Harry has an idea to create a device to look into Joe’s memories so that can know what he saw, thereby looking into Grodd’s mind and figuring out how to stop him. Joe agrees.
Barry and Iris have a discussion, where Barry says that he wants to stop Grodd once and for all — by killing him. Barry is convinced that if he kills Grodd, that will change the future, and Iris will live. Iris tries to talk him out of it, saying that killing is not who he is, and compromising himself is not worth it if that’s what it takes to save her.
Wally tells Jesse that he doesn’t think she should stay on Earth-1 after all, telling her she should spend as much time with her dad as she can. He reveals that her father is sick. However, Jesse sees through what her father said and confronts him about it. She tells her father that she’s still moving to Earth-1.
When they try out the device on Joe, he sketches the portrait of a man. Now they have to figure out who it is. We see that it’s the General that Grodd attacked earlier, and that this man, now under Grodd’s control, is using his credentials to enter an army base that has nuclear weapons.
Barry has a talk with Harry about wanting to kill Grodd, but Harry tells him not to. They get called upstairs, where the others have figured out that the man in the picture is Air Force General Matthew McNally — and that he’s in charge of nuclear missiles. Just then, they get an alert that a nuclear missile is about to be launched. Barry heads out to stop it. There’s a keypad with a 5-digit kill code to stop it — but they don’t know what the code is. Barry has less than 30 seconds to try as many combinations as possible. He finally gets it with 2 seconds left.
Grodd gives the order for the gorillas to attack. Cisco locates them heading into the city. Barry seems to have a plan to avoid having to kill Grodd. He says he’ll need Cisco’s help. Cisco goes to Earth-19 and again asks Gypsy for her help.
The Flash, Kid Flash, and Jesse Quick face the gorilla army and try to take down as many as possible. But they don’t seem to be doing very well. Luckily, Cisco and Gypsy come through a breach — with Solovar, who challenges Grodd. The two gorillas face off against each other. Solovar is the ultimate victor, and the other gorillas bow down to him. He is about to kill Grodd, when Barry stops him, and asks Solovar to leave Grodd there, where he is from, sparing Grodd’s life like Barry spared Solovar’s. Solovar agrees, and he and the gorillas return to Earth-2.
The speedsters and vibers head back to STAR Labs, where Barry reports that he called Lyla, and that Grodd is now with ARGUS. Before Gypsy heads back to Earth-19, she gives Cisco a big smooch. Harry gives Wally a threatening father talk, then says his goodbyes to Jesse and everyone else before heading back to Earth-2.
When Iris returns home, Barry has lit lots of candles around the room. Then he proposes to Iris.
Meanwhile, over at Joe’s house, Wally and Jesse are watching Casablanca in the living room and cuddling on the couch. She asks for some Big Belly Burger, so he runs out to get it. But while he’s out, he sees Savitar.
Her Thoughts on The Flash, Season 3 Episode 14: Attack on Central City
If you thought the team got off too easy at the end of last episode, this was a good follow up episode, sort of the second of a 2-part storyline. Again, though, the sweeping landscape CGI parts were just not very good — namely, the city skyline with the overhead shot of the army of gorillas. The gorillas themselves weren’t so bad though, when they’re up close.
No Julian this episode, though. Some made up excuse about him going to London. I kind of missed him. I feel kind of bad for Cisco. Every time he finds a girl who’s interested in him, it’s too long distance of a situation. I mean, it’s nice that Gypsy gave him a kiss, but she’s not really going to be around. Meanwhile, Caitlin keeps being given romantic interest after romantic interest, each of which last awhile.
Speaking of romance, how bout that proposal? And why no answer yet? Is it because she’ll say no? I think she might actually say no because she thinks he’s only doing it because he wants to do it before she dies. Or is scheduled to die, anyway. Or maybe they get interrupted that instant by news about Wally spotting Savitar.
In any case, I’m looking forward to getting the explanation as to how Savitar is back!
His Thoughts on The Flash, Season 3 Episode 14: Attack on Central City