The Flash season 2 episode 9 brought back some familiar faces in this festive episode. Family once again played a big part as Wally West finally made his debut. So let’s discuss The Flash season 2 episode 9!
So what do Flash’s Rogues do for Christmas? Plot to kill Flash of course! This episode saw the return of Weather Wizard teaming up with Trickster and Captain Cold to try to kill The Flash. We already know that Captain Cold isn’t one for killing without purpose (and him and Barry are totally frenemies) so he decides to skip this one.
It was important to show that even with the opportunity, Captain Cold decided to take the high road on this one. Sure he didn’t give them any useful details on how to stop Weather Wizard and Trickster, but hey one step at a time. We know that Cold will be joining the Legends of Tomorrow, so begins his path from a villain to a sort-of hero.
It was a lot of fun seeing Weather Wizard and Trickster teaming up this episode. Sure they’re not really characters with a lot of depth, but Rogues vs The Flash is always great to see. The thing to know about Rogues is that their life pretty much revolves around The Flash. We even saw in Trickster’s cell all his obsessive drawings of The Flash. So it would probably be in their best interest to not kill The Flash, because what else will they do with their life after that?
And with the presence of Weather Wizard came Patty’s path for vengeance. Similar to Barry, Patty was consumed with the need to kill Weather Wizard for her father. But as Barry knows all to well, that doesn’t help with the pain. But with Weather Wizard now in prison, it probably won’t be long until him and a couple of other villains break out again.
The episode also saw the team put a lot more trust in Harry. He helped them stop the bombs, and Barry even invited him over for Christmas. But of course once everyone starts being happy family is when things are at their worst. Harry is now helping Zoom. Zoom wants to “fatten” Flash up so that he has even more power to steal.
Now the whole Harrison Wells being secretly evil thing has already been done before. I think we’ll see Harry eventually tell Team Flash and help them find a way to stop Zoom. Although this episode was a little too Zoom-light for my liking, I hoping that after the break we’ll find out more about his character.
The other major part of the episode was the reveal of Wally West. They’ve been building up to his introduction for a while, so it’s great to finally see him. The question is now, what role will Wally West play in the show? It’s assumed that he will eventually get the powers of the Speed Force as well.
I’m curious as to what characterisation of Wally they will go with. His character has changed a lot in the recent comics, and they seem to be sticking with those changes. It probably won’t be a while until he becomes a Speedster, so until them I’m sure we’ll see a lot of West family bonding. And now that we have Barry Allen, Jay Garrick and Wally West (and also Jessie Quick), who’s next? Will we be seeing a certain kid from the future come around as well? It looks like The Flash is more than happy to have all the Speedsters from the comics on the show.
Overall The Flash season 2 episode 9 was another fun episode, but it would have been good to see more from Zoom. With Wally West now in the picture, dynamics will start to change. Looking forward to seeing how he fits in with the rest of the show!
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