Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The Flash - Attack on Central City

Barry's (Grant Gustin) joy at stopping Grodd (David Sobolov) and preventing an ape attack on Central City is short-lived as the follow-up to last week's "Attack on Gorilla City" brings Grodd and his army of gorillas to Earth-1. Mind-controlling Gypsy (Jessica Camacho), Grodd is able to bring his entire army over (and somehow hide a large group of armor-covered apes from prying eyes for nearly the entire episode). Fearful both of an attack on the city he's not sure they can stop, and more of Iris' (Candice Patton) future coming true, Barry considers the possibility of putting Grodd down, for good.

There's quite a bit to like here including Tom Cavanagh playing to very different versions of the same character (including one who tries to manipulate her daughter's new boyfriend), Grodd and his army, the return of Gypsy, a threat so large that Barry and his team couldn't stop it on their own, and (despite a speed bump) Barry continuing to grow both as a hero and a man. Jesse (Violett Beane)and Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale), while not making plans to live together, help Barry slow the gorilla attack giving their friends time to find a solution to their city's monkey problem.

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