The Flash Recap -Running to Stand Still. Spoiler alert!


This episode will take us to Christmas break. Appropriately enough we got the unlikely reunion among the characters. We see the return of Zoom in the beginning chasing the escaping Harrison Wells in a dream like sequence. Zoom using his daughter life as collateral to have Dr. Wells agree to steal the power of  The Flash. But not before Dr. Wells ” fattening him up like a Christmas goose.”  Sigh…Just when Barry Allen was ready to forgive Dr. Wells of earth one for killing his mother. Poor chap will need major therapy session the second time around. The episode also bring us back some of the familiar villains, Trickster, Weather Wizard and Captain Cold. Weather Wizard jail break the other two with an intention to hedge out a plan to kill The Flash. Except we know Captain Cold got a job offer at The Legends of Tomorrow. He wants nothing to do with it. He went running to tell Barry Allen about their plan instead. Our Trickster was playing santa at the mall giving out free present (bomb in a box) to a kid despite he was asking for Iphone, Ipad and Ipod Touch. If I didn’t know any better Trickster sounds like former CEO of Nokia with a grudge against Apple. Meanwhile Team Flash was busy in the Star Lab recreating the magic wand that zapped the lightning out of the Weather Wizard during the first encounter. During the confrontation The Flash had to surrender the magic wand under the threat of a 100 bombs going off . He was buying time serving up as a punching bag to the duo villains while Team Flash was working frantically behind the scene to rid of the bombs that Trickster randomly given to kids. Team Flash came up with a bomb diffuser drone with  magnet to suck the bombs out of these kids homes.


The return of Weather Wizard also resolve one of Patty side plot. Her father was killed during a bank heist that was carry out by the Weather Wizard. She was dead set to avenge her father’s murder. Twice The Flash managed to talked her down from crossing the line. Those were the couple of occasions The Flash seems intended to reveal his identity to Patty but resisted. Thank heaven Iris West learned from her previous experience when Barry et al were doing the same to her. She confided in Barry and got his support and  found the courage to finally told Joe West about his son, her brother Wally West. Wally and his girlfriend show up in the West house while everyone minus Dr. Wells were there to celebrate Christmas.


Phew! That’s a lot of Flashes in one episode. Barry Allen, Wally West, Jay Garrick, Dr. Wells and Zoom. What do you think of the episode? Sound off at the comment section.


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