Wednesday, February 26, 2020

The Flash - Grodd Friended Me

The theme of "Grodd Friended Me" is letting go of the past and accepting change, whether you're ready for it or not. After a post-Crisis check-in which suggest there are an unimaginable number of changes to the timeline such as Pied Piper (Andy Mientus) being a meta-criminal, an experiment goes awry leaving Barry (Grant Gustin) trapped in Grodd's (David Sobolov) mind. However, revenge isn't what the super gorilla is after, instead a remorseful Grodd wants the Flash's help to escape the mindscape prison A.R.G.U.S. has constructed for him before it crumbles under the weight of both minds. The combined force of Barry and Grodd merging their consciousness, resulting in one fast gorilla, is just what is needed for the pair to get past a familiar gatekeeper and return to the real world.

Other storylines include Iris (Candice Patton) and Eva McCulloch (Efrat Dor) working to try and escape the Mirrorverse while Iris' doppelganger continues to run her own investigation into Joseph Carver and Black Hole, Allegra Garcia (Kayla Compton) has questions after discovering Nash (Tom Cavanagh) has a history with an alternate version of her, and Chester P. Runk (Brandon McKnight) struggling to fit in. The last of these ties most directly into the storyline as Chester not only earns a spot on the team with his help but also begins feeling more like a part of Team Flash. The other two threads play more into the long game as Eva's true motives and relationship to Iris' doppelganger is revealed and Nash's haunting of his own doppelgangers foreshadows the return of another Flash villain.

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