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As Barry adjusts to life without superpowers, a super-strong meta-human abducts Harrison, and Wally pesters Joe for a meeting with The Flash.

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John F. Showalter

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Greg Berlanti (developed by), Andrew Kreisberg (developed by) | 6 more credits »
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Episode cast overview:
Grant Gustin ... Barry Allen / The Flash
Candice Patton ... Iris West
Danielle Panabaker ... Caitlin Snow / Killer Frost
Carlos Valdes ... Cisco Ramon / Vibe
Keiynan Lonsdale ... Wally West
Tom Cavanagh ... Dr. Harry Wells
Jesse L. Martin ... Joe West
Teddy Sears ... Hunter Zolomon / Zoom
Violett Beane ... Jesse Wells
Haig Sutherland ... Griffin Grey
Anesha Bailey ... Cop #1
Merren McMahon ... Johanna
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Griffin Grey, a meta-human with super strength, mistakes Harry for Earth-1 Harrison Wells and kidnaps him, demanding that Wells cure him of his current condition. Realizing another brilliant Wells could track Griffin's location, Barry asks Jesse to help. Meanwhile, Wally corners Joe about The Flash. Written by maxmulholland

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 2016 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Griffin Grey was born in 1997. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Wells explains how he found Jesse, he refers to Cisco Ramon as "Marone." See more »

Quotes

Jesse Wells: I'm the reason you killed that man, and that's a really heavy burden to bear.
Dr. Harry Wells: I know. I know. I also know that what I've done, it's unforgivable. When your mother died, honey... something inside me broke. I-I couldn't protect her. And I... I swore... I swore on her grave, no less, that I would protect you, and then Zoom took you, and I snapped. I just snapped. I couldn't breathe, I... I couldn't lose the only other person that I love.
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Features The Flash: Versus Zoom (2016) See more »

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The Flash Theme
Written by Blake Neely
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Just a Regular Guy
26 April 2016 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

With no superpowers and a villain of the week, I had a feeling that this episode would have an overly filler vibe to it, and it absolutely did. Be that it is episode 19 though, I was still holding out hope that it would advance that plot a bit more. There was very little of that.

A few noteworthy things did happen however as Caitlin met her doppelganger, Killer Frost, who ended up dying in this very episode. The very fact that there is now no Killer Frost or Reverb left, makes me think that season 3 will definitely tackle both Cisco and Caitlin's potential abilities to a pulp. With that said, I don't really see the need to kill Earth-2 Killer Frost. Sure, the audience is made to feel more terrified of Zoom, but I think the affect of that has kind of worn off. It's sad, because I thought Zoom was going to be one of the best villains the Arrowverse has ever had.

Barry and the crew had to deal with the appearance of a meta-human, Griffin Grey, out to get Wells for what he did. The unfortunate curse of having super strength that comes with old age was a new one, but it never mounted to anything too interesting. I never cared about what was happening to Grey, nor did I feel any real danger for Harry in that situation.

Speaking of Harry, him and Jesse finally reconciled after a few weeks of Jesse missing. Of course, Jesse comes back just in time for next week when the particle accelerator goes off again. So can we expect Wally, Caitlin, and or Jesse to get their powers this way? It only seems fitting to have at least one other person be affected by such an event. After all, turning on the accelerator again should have some consequences so that the team doesn't abuse the ability in the future.

Wally had a big week as well as he got his one on one meet with the Flash to thank him for saving his life last episode. I can't say that this doesn't feel blatantly similar to when Roy wanted to thank Oliver on Arrow, alas, it will likely be the beginning of a long bond between the two characters. Also, it was nice hearing that Wally won't "waste this chance" and perhaps become a better person in the end.

Overall, this episode was a slight improvement on last week's average episode and it set up some possibilities for the future. It wasn't a re-watchable episode at all, and the Zoom stuff continues to just feel strange, so I really can't say my excitement is rising at all for the final 4 episodes. Also, bonus points for that Ace Chemicals easter egg.

+Jesse and Harry reconcile

+Wally becoming a better person

-Zoom material

-Why kill Killer Frost

-Weak villain

7.1/10


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