The Flash s2e7: Gorilla Warfare

Rating: 6.5/10

After Barry breaks his back, Harrison Wells wants to go back to Earth-2 and save his daughter from Zoom. Meanwhile, Grodd is back!

Okay, I don’t think Cisco cancelling his date in order to tell Caitlin that he vibed a some kind of birdman is a very good plot point. If it was something that seemed like it needed immediate attention, like a birdman attacking the city, then yeah, but this is just stupid and indicates to me that Cisco was looking to cancel that date for some reason? Except he just spent the last few episodes trying to get that very date? You see why this is more than a bit forced. I mean, I don’t really care about seeing Cisco’s dating life, but it feels like they were trying to shoehorn her character into the show and now they’re just shoehorning her right back out? Are the writers on this show in an argument so one is always doing things one way so the other has to change it back in the next episode? I guess poor plot points make me ask too many questions.

The stuff with Grodd is decent, but I keep feeling like they aren’t using our favorite psychic, super-intelligent gorilla as best they can on this show. I mean, this is a decent one-shot, but it’d be nice to see him in, if not a season-long plotline, at least a couple cliffhanger episodes. Personally, I think Grodd is more than powerful enough to counter Barry for a full season, it’s not like we need an evil speedster every single time.

SCORING:

+7.5: Pretty good but with some problems

-1: weird, for-the-sake-of-the-plot points

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