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Escape from Earth-2 

On Earth-2, the team asks for help from an unexpected source to find Zoom's lair, while on Earth-1, Caitlin tries to perfect Velocity-9 so Jay can stop the Geomancer.


J.J. Makaro (as JJ Makaro)


Greg Berlanti (developed by), Andrew Kreisberg (developed by) | 8 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Grant Gustin ... Barry Allen / The Flash / Bartholomew Allen
Candice Patton ... Iris West / Iris West-Allen
Danielle Panabaker ... Caitlin Snow / Killer Frost
Carlos Valdes ... Cisco Ramon
Keiynan Lonsdale ... Wally West (credit only)
Tom Cavanagh ... Dr. Harry Wells
Jesse L. Martin ... Joe West
Teddy Sears ... Jay Garrick / The Flash
Demore Barnes ... Henry Hewitt
Violett Beane ... Jesse Wells
Tone Bell ... Scott Evans
Adam Stafford ... Adam Fells / Geomancer
Romuald Hivert Romuald Hivert ... Cop
Jeff Sanca ... Star Labs Security Guard


With Barry Zoom's prisoner, Wells and Cisco need to find him, so they turn to Barry's counterpart and, along with Iris, try to find him by asking Killer Frost. In Zoom's prison, Barry meets Wells' daughter, Jesse, and they try to work together to get out. Back on Earth-1, Caitlin tries to perfect the Velocity formula so she can restore Jay's speed. When the Geomancer returns, they try to deal with him. Written by

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In this episode, Cisco says, "This is heavy." This is the same remark Marty McFly says in "Back to the Future." See more »


It's finally revealed what team Flash did with Bartholomew, but not who dressed him in Barry's clothes. See more »


Dr. Harry Wells: Your husband tells us you've been tracking Zoom.
Iris West-Allen: Yeah. I've been trying to. Why?
Cisco Ramon: We need to find his lair.
Dr. Harry Wells: Lair?
Cisco Ramon: He's a bad guy; I'm calling it a lair.
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References Heat (1995) See more »


The Flash Theme
Written by Blake Neely
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Bring Me Wells
16 February 2016 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

After what was one of the best episodes the series has had, 'Escape from Earth 2' ended up being a bit let down for me. It was another opportunity for the writers to dive deep into Zoom's psyche with an episode centered entirely around him, but I felt as though a lot of the so called 'big' moments from tonight's episode were botched and quite frankly predictably telegraphed, in a bad way. It's unfortunate because after last week I was so stoked for the potential of this episode and further trips to Earth 2, but everything just kind of fell flat for me.

The episode opened to some pretty haunting images of the phrase 'bring me wells' all around Central City. It certainly sent the episode in the right direction but the rest of the episode never really reached the heights that those first few minutes gave us. I liked the sense of urgency on both earths that were set forth with Barry and Jesse trying to figure out the mysterious helmeted person's message, Cisco and Wells trying to rescue Barry, and Caitlin and Jay trying to take down Geomancer. To me it sure seems like it's either Jay or Barry's father underneath the helmet? The fact that his message spelled Jay presented an interesting prospect. Between Zoom and the guy under the mask, Henry Allen and Jay Garrick/Hunter Zolomon are the best guesses, but I guess don't leave Wally completely out of the question.

The Earth 2 crew worked with Iris and the other Barry in hopes of rescuing Flash in what seemed like a comedic endeavor, but it never really took off the way I had hoped. Although, I do think it's funny just how more advanced earth 2 is in terms of technology, especially considering Cisco was even impressed. I also thought the addition of Killer Frost to the journey didn't do much either. How did she somehow alert Zoom that she brought them all to his lair? I thought the whole double crossing/redemption aspect to Frosts' arc this week was a pretty big let down. I never really believed she cared either way and so both left turns she made didn't mean much to me. I also thought the CGI/green screen version of Zoom's lair looked pretty awful.

Back on earth 1 it was up to Caitlin and Jay to stop Geomancer, again. Why was there a need to have that story line? It didn't do much at all other than completely rehash last week's arc for Jay. I know the writers wanted you to care more about Jay and get you to feel for him when Zoom took him at the end, but I just wasn't interested in anything involving Caitlin and Jay tonight. I found myself laughing at some of the lines Geomancer was giving. That shouldn't be happening in a pivotal episode like this.

It's unfortunate because last week was probably the most entertaining episode The Flash had ever had, and to follow it up with a lackluster episode was disappointing. A highlight I guess was hearing that Iris and Barry from earth 2 are apparently going to visit 'family' in Atlantis. Cool easter egg, but then why wasn't Arthur Curry on his speed dial last episode? With Frost having unclear intentions, a missed opportunity for Zoom to step it up, and Geomancer dominating the earth 1 subplots, 'Escape from Earth 2' is a weak episode for Flash. Plus, could Jay not made it more obvious he was going to sucked back into earth 2/Zoom would grab him? How close do you want to stand to the breach? Stupid.

+Haunting Zoom opening

+Eerie moments with the masked man

+Sense of urgency

-Botched big moments

-Jay being stupid

-Horrible CGI/green screen looking lair

-Logic issues


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