It was pretty funny seeing Iris and Joe question Barry about how upset he got with Wally for disobeying his orders in last week’s winter premiere of The Flash. During the first-half of the season, their fears about Wally’s safety hindered his speedster progress, so they should be happy that Barry wants Wally to only shadow him at this point in his training. One does not become a hero overnight.
Even so, by the end of the episode, The Flash has the bright idea of going after Plunder with Kid Flash and lets his new sidekick capture plunder and get the credit. By changing who took down Plunder, Barry was able to prove that the future is fluid, not fixed. Now he knows with certainty that Iris’s future death at the hands of Savitar can be prevented by his present-day choices.
Now check out a cool new poster (via The Flash Brasil) with Kid Flash and The Flash running side-by-side, and its tagline reads: “LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE.”
H.R.’s (Tom Cavanagh) past catches up with him when a bounty hunter with vibe powers named Gypsy (guest star Jessica Camacho) arrives in Central City to bring him back to Earth-19 to stand trial for his crime. It turns out inter-dimensional travel is illegal on their Earth. H.R. surrenders but when Barry (Grant Gustin) and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) find out that H.R.’s only hope would be to challenge Gypsy to a fight to the death, they intercede and Cisco offers to fight Gypsy instead.
Harry Jierjian directed the episode with story by Benjamin Raab and Deric A. Hughes and teleplay by Zack Stentz
If you’re looking for a way to satiate your appetite for The Flash, then you can check out ComicBook.com’s ‘Flashback,’ an aftershow dedicated to the hit series. Flashback will air at 9 PM ET on ComicBook.com’s Facebook page, with new episodes airing Tuesday nights after each new hour of the CW series.
The Flash airs Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. “Dead or Alive” will air on The CW next week on January 31st to continue The Flash’s third season.