TV - The Flash Season 1, Episodes 2 & 3

The Flash

Due to illness we are a bit behind with The Flash so Steve Taylor-Bryant has patched together his thoughts on Episodes 2 and 3...

Due to unforeseen circumstances (thank your lucky stars that you didn't see the circumstances) we ran (sorry) behind with our reviews of The Flash, so here is a quick (I'll stop in a minute) catch up (maybe I won't) of the second and third episodes. We shall endeavour to be on time ( I can't help it) from Episode 4 onwards.

Episode 2 - The Fastest Man Alive.

The Flash

Barry escorts Iris to a university gathering honouring scientist Simon Stagg. When six gunmen storm the event, Barry changes into The Flash and tries to stop them. While he does save a man's life, he passes out before he can capture the robbers, which frustrates him. As Dr. Wells, Caitlin and Cisco scramble to find out what's wrong with Barry, Joe comes down hard on Barry for taking the law into his own hands and risking his life. Barry realizes that it wasn't six gunmen but a metahuman named Danton Black, who can make multiples of himself. Meanwhile, Iris becomes even more intrigued by the Red Streak.

A great episode that showed that you can't just become superhuman with no problems. Barry and the team have to learn about the changes in his body and how he is physically affected at the same time as working on his emotions and thoughts as Detective West's doubt and need to protect Barry nearly get him killed.

Episode 3 - Things You Can't Outrun.

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As Barry and the team at S.T.A.R. Labs work to capture Kyle Nimbus a.k.a. The Mist, a dangerous new meta-human with toxic gas powers, they revisit the painful night the particle accelerator exploded and killed Caitlin's fiancé, Ronnie Meanwhile, Joe decides to finally visit Henry in jail after all these years, but things take a dangerous turn when Kyle shows up looking to punish Joe for arresting him years ago. Meanwhile, Iris and Eddie continue to hide their relationship from Joe.

This episode had astonishing depth for a superhero television show. The sadness and grief over the death of Ronnie Raymond over shadowed all the work the team were doing and Detective West admitting to Barry's dad he now believed him innocent and then nearly dying himself was incredibly touching.

Image - CW.