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Grodd Lives 

Knowing it's a deliberate distraction from Dr. Wells, Barry and those at S.T.A.R. Labs can't help but deal with an angry, mind-controlling meta-gorilla.


Dermott Downs


Greg Berlanti (developed by), Andrew Kreisberg (developed by) | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Grant Gustin ... Barry Allen / The Flash
Candice Patton ... Iris West
Danielle Panabaker ... Caitlin Snow
Rick Cosnett ... Detective Eddie Thawne
Carlos Valdes ... Cisco Ramon
Tom Cavanagh ... Dr. Harrison Wells
Jesse L. Martin ... Joe West
Clancy Brown ... General Wade Eiling
Patrick Sabongui ... Captain David Singh
Jane Hancock ... Mother
Jason McKinnon ... Driver
David Sobolov ... Grodd (voice)


Barry must deal with Reverse Flash's latest threat to a member of the group. To make matters worse, Dr. Wells unleashes Grodd on the city to distract Barry and the team. Joe, Barry, and Cisco head down into the sewers to catch Grodd. Barry and Iris have a heart to heart talk.

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In a deleted scene, Caitlin revealed that Mark Mardon always ordered Thai food whilst incarcerated in the Pipeline. See more »


This is one of the few episodes where Barry is seen wearing more than one pair of street shoes. For a guy who gets about on foot (and frequently moves about at super speeds), his shoes never appear worn, which is inconsistent with his creating so much heat that his shoes smoke in certain episodes. See more »


Iris West: There have been reports of some sort of animal down in the sewers.
Cisco Ramon: Mm. Alligators. C.H.U.D.s. Am I the only one who watches movies around here?
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References Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972) See more »


The Flash Theme
Written by Blake Neely
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Enter Grodd
6 May 2015 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

So as we saw from the preview, this week offered up two big moments. Grodd being shown full blown head to toe, and Iris confronting Barry about being the Flash. I think the whole "I'm trying to keep you safe" storyline in superhero films just isn't interesting anymore. That's one of the reasons why Marvel films have worked so well, they could care less about the identities. So even though it was inevitable that Iris was going to find out, I was still dreading the moment.

Of course, Iris took it like we all knew she would, by telling off Joe and Barry. To be honest, I don't really feel like there was ever a reason to tell her this season, and I still don't know why she even needs to know now. Maybe the writers felt the need to juice up her storyline a bit, because it was seriously lacking. I also don't know why it had to be during the biggest moments of the season. Wells was revealed to the team as the big baddie finally, and now we had to sit through an entire episode of Iris drama with very little Wells and Eddie material. The team began taking on a deathstroke looking guy who turned out to be general Eiling, who was in turn under mind control from Grodd. I almost kind of feel like Clancy Brown (Eiling) should voice Grodd. The voice now seems like a generic bad guy voice and considering Brown has had numerous experiences working on DC voices, the part fits. Anyways, I thought Grodd looked great. For a TV show it will be very difficult for them to use Grodd as a full on season villain, but perhaps as a recurring character.

This episode also had a few funny moments, particularly with Cisco (of course), whether it was him and Caitlin listening in on Barry's conversation, or just his continuous movie references. As a movie buff, it's always nice to hear a Planet of the Apes or King Kong mention. And even though this wasn't a particularly great episode, I would say it was needed. Once Wells either dies or leaves, the team is going to need to move on and continue to help people. So it was nice to see them get a job done completely without the help of Wells, even if Wells told Grodd not to kill any of them. Speaking of Wells, he all of a sudden has a way of home at the But Wells is going to charge the particle accelerator again right? But with two episodes left I expect the show to be on full throttle from here on out.

+Grodd enters

+Wells' manipulating Eddie

+Cisco's movie references

-Iris focused

-It felt filler at times, let's just get to Wells


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5 May 2015 (USA) See more »

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