The Flash (2014– )
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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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Release Date:

5 May 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


David Sobolov, who voices Grodd, was reportedly made fun of for "looking like a gorilla" when in school. 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 »


Eddie Thawne: You told me we're related, that you're from the future. Prove it.
Dr. Harrison Wells: Yeah, I don't have to prove anything to anyone.
Eddie Thawne: Well, I think you're full of crap, and whatever you're trying to do, you're not gonna get away with it because The Flash is...
Dr. Harrison Wells: [becoming Reverse-Flash for a moment] Stop talking.
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References The Princess Bride (1987) See more »


The Flash Theme
Written by Blake Neely
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Fear Me
6 May 2015 | by SpoodermanDerpSee all my reviews

"Grodd Lives" is the episode that finally introduces us to Gorilla Grodd who has been teased for quite a lot of episodes in the past and now, we're finally going to see him in action fighting with The Flash. But does this episode pay off? More or less, yes.

The episode kicks off where it left the previous episode with Iris now knowing that Barry is the Flash in the hopes of getting her to be more developed as a character. But of course, the clichés come running back. We have the cliché wherein a character gets to know a secret that was being covered and he/she gets mad for not knowing, and this cliché gets more annoying since it's Iris. Like I said in the previous episode, I particularly liked the fact that the show is now giving at least some good development for her character. But here she kinda returns to her annoying antics although, (thankfully) she did not stay like that throughout the whole episode and was resolved near the end, Phfew, the show dodged a bullet there by not making the Iris-mad-at-everyone-for-not-telling-the-truth storyline for more episodes considering Season 1 is coming to an end. As for Grodd, I kinda liked how he was handled kind of like the shark in Jaws. He wasn't showed to the audience at first and slowly built tension, and when he was revealed he was menacing and have an intimidating demeanor. I also liked the way it was shown that now with Harrison Wells gone, the STAR labs team is now having quite the difficulty handling the situation and that they now realize that Harrison Wells is always one step ahead of them. There were also some good cinematography throughout the episode like shots of Barry while he was getting discomforted by Grodd and good visuals for TV standards. I guess I could say that the episode was okay, Although not the best episode, it was satisfying to say for the most part. Looking forward to the next crossover episode and the finale.

-Character finds out about a cliché and gets mad about it cliché, -Iris's annoyance coming back, +Show trying to give Iris good character development, +Grodd was shown like the shark in Jaws, +STAR labs team now having some difficulties with Wells not around, +Good visuals. Verdict: 8.3/10

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