The Flash - Episode 216
Written by Lauren Certo & Lilah Vanderburgh
Directed by Glen Winter
I think like most fans have I wondered if we would see other speedsters as we have been introduced to the two other versions of The Flash, Jay Garrick and Wally West (though he hasn’t come into his powers yet). So it was no surprise that in this episode a female speedster seems to be in Central city as a few are mentioned throughout the comic universe. The head to head with our hero in this episode title Trajectory never really seemed to be on course. Making the female speedster into another villain that wasn’t really explored to the best of its ability.
In the club and some dodgy dancing from Cisco(Carlos Valdes) we see a nice moment between Barry and Iris(Candice Patton), I wish these two would just get it together but fear this love affair will drag on till series end.
To everyone one’s surprise, someone flashes through the club and as Barry gives chase he is unable to catch them.
Seems there is another speedster in town and this one is using their power to steal.
Barry is desperate to catch them as he does not want the Flash to be blamed. Something Iris’s boss at the newspaper wants to do.
Jesse confronts her father over the message and it seems he would do anything for her, even kill.
Caitlin was helped with some of the components from a friend at Mercury Labs, she and Joe go to visit her a Dr Eliza Harmon , However, she seems pleased to see Caitlin and doesn’t seem to know anything so they leave empty handed. Later we see Eliza talking to herself, displaying signs of a split personality.
Iris tries to stall her boss from printing the article condemning the Flash but I think he sees the coffee talk as something more leading to an awkward moment.( I see possible new romance here )
Barry, feeling frustrated takes the last vial of Velocity 9 but Wells stops him and he breaks the vial.
Back at Star Labs, Wells daughter Jesse leaves him a goodbye message and we see her leaving on a bus for Opal city. He joins the others saying she just stepped out .Umm is Wells not going to let her go?
In the lab they all start putting the pieces together, Jay was breaking down on a cellular level so and Zoom has blue lightning. Zoom is breaking down as well in fact the reason he needs Barry’s speed is he is dying. Cisco confesses he has been vibing Zoom near Jay’s helmet so Barry smashed the glass handing it to Cisco. Cisco sees Zoom is Jay.
This episode did not seem to grab me; I guess I was hoping for a bit more from the lady speedster. Obviously, it gave them the information needed in regards to Zoom but the whole episode seemed as flat as Barry’s mood. The best scenes seemed to play out between Wells and his daughter Jesse, who was questioning his morality.
Next week we have a double dose of the Flash with his jump into the Supergirl universe ( from Promos looks to me like Barry is more himself) which I am looking forward to.
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Next weeks Promo has Barry back in time again can her really use the past to defeat Zoom?