I’ll be the fastest to admit that “The Flash,” now in its second season, is easily one of the coolest hours of television currently on air. It takes the trope of the bravado-shackled, “I-must-do-this-alone” caped crusader to flips it with adorable, geeky speedster who openly embraces his team and supercharges it with loads of heart.
This week’s episode is finds Team Flash came face-to-flashback with Dr. Harrison Wells of Earth 2, Cisco finally came clean about his newly discovered vibe, and Barry (Grant Gustin) and Patty took their spazzy flirtation to the next level. Though it was difficult to pick just a handful, here are the top moments from “The Flash’s" stellar episode, “The Darkness And The Light.”
Cisco hates Harrison The Sequel. To be fair, Cisco (Carlos Valdes) has one excellent reason to hate Dr. Wells—he killed him in an alternate timeline. But outright disdain is an odd hue on the most colorful and optimistic member of Team Flash. Dr. Wells Part Deux is a much better snarky sparring partner than the first, becoming visibly annoyed with having the same face as a murder-happy madman and referring to a sourpussed Cisco as “Crisco.” Best Cisco One-Liner: “"Our Dr. Wells may have been evil but you're just a dick."
The Wild Wests. While is horrific for cops to shoot first and ask questions later, the only police officer that gets a pass is Joe West and his daughter, Iris, by default (mostly because they’re fictional). Detective West (Jesse L. Martin), justifiably overwhelmed with all of the meta-human surprises running around his beat, pumped Harrison 2 with bullets at first sight. Damn Barry and his Matrix-y speedster, bullet-grabbing skills! Still uneasy about Wells’ arrival, he gives Iris (Candice Patton) a gun. She wastes no time using it on the villain-of-the-week, shooting her in the face! These Wests are the best darn gunslingers in Central City!
Iris and Barry reunited. This seasons it seems like Barry and Iris have been on two separate earths for years (in reality, it’s been 1.73 episodes). So it felt like a miracle that they finally remembered that they are besties! Iris rushed into S.T.A.R Labs to check on Barry after he was blinded by weaponized starlight…and Barry reminded her that they can talk about anything. Dear Writers, you better make sure Iris confides in Barry about her possible brother!
Cisco’s No-So Secret Vibe. After months of concealing his predictive powers, Harrison 2’s douchey Apple watch meta-human detector outted Cisco. He immediately received unyielding support from Team Flash, and his own badass superhero nickname: Vibe. Cisco’s supersuit better have a cape!
Reinventing the blind date. Barry successfully asked out the intrepid Patty Spivot, only to be temporarily blinded hours before their date. It entire scenario was predictable and yet somehow perfect with “The Flash’s” dorky spit-shine and Gustin's underrated talents. With Cisco navigating and creepin’ on their date with spy glasses, an earpiece and takeout, Barry managed to make it to the table. Patty, like anyone with eyes, was all in and rightfully flattered by Barry’s blind commitment. Who wants two more episodes of Blind Barry bouncing off walls, coolly recovering and stammering over excuses to cover his blindness?
What was your favorite moment from "The Flash"? Sounds off below!
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