Barry and the team travel to Earth-2 to rescue Harry from Gorilla City, where they're captured and brought to Grodd, who claims he needs their help to stop Solovar.Barry and the team travel to Earth-2 to rescue Harry from Gorilla City, where they're captured and brought to Grodd, who claims he needs their help to stop Solovar.Barry and the team travel to Earth-2 to rescue Harry from Gorilla City, where they're captured and brought to Grodd, who claims he needs their help to stop Solovar.
A mixture of Planet of the Apes and Indiana Jones, 'Attack on Gorilla City' was a nice first part of two. Hopefully it doesn't go the way the two part Earth-2 episode did last year with the second half being a huge letdown. And much like last year's trip, this episode has the benefit of being so drastically different from anything we've seen thus far on the show. With the budget of a CW superhero show, I came in with relatively low expectations for what Gorilla City may look like, but I wasn't disappointed. They tip toed around as much as possible by keeping Team Flash trapped in a cell for most of the episode and even using Grodd's telepathic abilities through Harry to keep the amount of CGI frames low. I still think the best Grodd CG was used last season, but I think creating an entire city deserves some recognition as well.
Meanwhile in Central City, Jesse & Wally reunited and had fun taking down criminals and speeding across the city as a new power couple. Scratch that, they actually spent the entirety of the night moping around STAR Labs because they haven't been able to progress their relationship. Not exactly the way I hoped these two would spend their time without Barry in charge. I understand Jesse doesn't have any reason to be in a good mood with her father being kept by a massive gorilla, but a few more smiles would have been nice. These two brought the best out of one another last season, but that wasn't the case tonight.
For now, the team believes saving Harry and keeping Grodd at Earth-2 would secure another news headline but if the after credits scene and title of the next episode are any indication, that's not to be. Hopefully next week's conclusion will be even better. But it'll sure as heck to be hard to beat that arena battle between Solovar (deep cut DC character) and Flash. On a side note, purely by hearing Julian's claims to save Caitlin from becoming Killer Frost will certainly mean his death by season's end. And yes, I do believe it will be at the hands of Caitlin herself.
+Fun change of pace
+Sentient Gorilla chaos
+Nice having Harry back
-Jesse & Wally's melodramatic material
- Feb 21, 2017