I’ve been feeling pretty flat with Flash episodes lately, but The Flash season 2 episode 20 was definitely a return to form. Everything just went insane in those last few minutes. So let’s discuss The Flash season 2 episode 20!
Let’s just talk about that big moment: The Flash just disintegrates! Everyone thinks Barry is dead, but we know that’s not the case (wouldn’t be much of a show without the main character). Barry is now in the Speed Force. Next week’s episode looks like it will show a physical manifestation of the Speed Force as shown through Barry’s mind.
This of course isn’t anything new, Barry has had things like this happen to him in the comics all the time. Interestingly next week’s episode is called Runaway Dinosaur, which may be a reference to an arc where Barry was thrown into the Speed Force and had to runaway from a dinosaur…yupp.
Anyways Barry isn’t dead, and this will give him an opportunity to get his powers back. And how will Barry get out of the Speed Force? Probably through his lightning rod. In the comics all Speedsters have a “Lightning Rod”, a loved one who is basically their anchor, and allows them to escape the Speed Force.
I’ve been wondering what Iris’ role is the past few episodes. She seems to just hang around S.T.A.R. Labs being not useful at all. But perhaps her presence will be enough to help Barry escape from the Speed Force, and escape from any dinosaurs that may be attacking him.
Another big part of The Flash season 2 episode 20 was the powering up of Wally West and Jesse Quick. We know that both are Speedsters in the comics, and it was “subtly” hinted at this episode that Wally really needed a way to help people whilst fueling his need for speed, so it looks like we’re finally going to see that. Wally and Jesse were both hit by the Speed Force energy, so it’ll only be a matter of time before they get their powers.
Another subtle drop this episode was how Henry Allen is apparently related to the Garricks. So that pretty much solves it right? The man in the iron mask on Earth-2 is Jay Garrick, who looks like Henry Allen. It makes sense seeing as we saw that image of 90s Flash in the Speed Force back when Barry traveled to Earth-2. So perhaps 90s Flash is actually Jay Garrick. Either way Henry and Jay Garrick are connected.
As for Zoom this episode, well he continues to be terrifying. I thought now that we know who he is, the lack of mystery would make him less scary…nope still terrifying. He just snapped necks and didn’t even care. I don’t really like that he’s so whipped by Caitlin though. I mean if you want to be this big bad tough guy, forget about love, just go all out evil. Perhaps its just the darkness in my soul, but I just want to see Zoom absolutely lose it, without anybody holding him back.
Right now he seems unstoppable, but things can quickly change. Maybe when Barry comes back he’ll be stronger, faster. Wally and Jesse might be additions to the team. And Jay Garrick might make his triumphant real debut.
Overall The Flash season 2 episode 20 was one of the best episodes in a while, it’s good that the momentum is finally back! Definitely looking forward see to how the Kevin Smith directed Speed Force adventures go down next week.
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