If you haven’t figured it out by know, then all hope would be lost. This is a RECAP/REVIEW and will definitely contain spoilers. So if you haven’t seen last night’s episode, then you’ll definitely want to avert your eyes. To help you out, NerdBastards has placed a photo of something random to keep you from “accidentally” looking at something you don’t want to see. This will be your only warning. If you’ve seen last night’s episode, though, and are ready to move on, then scroll down some more.
This week’s episode begins with an all out war between the meta humans and the CCPD. After the captain gets hit, he, Joe and another cop try to get away. And just when it looks like they won’t make it, the Flash races in to save the day. Back at the lab, Caitlin has finally returned, but she’s not the same. She’s been broken by Zoom, but Barry reassures her that they’ll win because they have the Speed Force on their side. Barry takes her into another room to get some rest. Meanwhile, the rest of the crew talk about Barry’s new found confidence and are worried that it may get someone hurt, or worse, get himself killed.
Out on the streets, Wally has taken it upon himself to fight crime. When things begin to look hairy for him, Joe shows up to take down the bad guy just before he’s able to unleash his powers on him. Joe then yells at Wally at why he would do such a thing, and Wally’s response was because he wanted to prove he was worth saving to which Joe replies, “You are.” However, Wally sees things differently and walks away. Back at the lab, Caitlin is running tests on Jesse to see if her DNA has been altered due to the explosion.
Zoom makes his presence known at the CCPD and calls out Barry to talk. Barry shows up ready to fight, but to his surprise, Zoom just wants to talk. There, Zoom discusses the difference between the two . He calls Barry a little boy. In the background a building begins to come down thus proving that he won’t hesitate to kill. Barry returns to the lab where Joe asks him to talk to Wally once again in an effort to talk some sense into him.
After the scene, Joe confronts Barry about not being much help to changing Wally. Barry uses the moment to reassure Joe that they have the Speed Force on their side. Iris swoops in and takes her shot at bringing Barry down. He listens, but it seemingly went in one ear and most likely went out the other. The crew gathers to go over a new device that Cisco and Wells have been working on to take down anyone from Earth-2. Before they can implement their plan, Black Siren makes her presence known at complex that houses hundreds of people. Cisco and Caitlin dress up as their Earth-2 counterparts in order to trick Black Siren and keep her preoccupied while Barry sets up the new device to stop the Earth-2 meta humans.
It seems all is good once again in Central City. On a rare night, everyone has gathered at the West household to have a big dinner. Henry and Dr. McGee seem to hit things off and look like a potential couple. Barry and Iris finally decide to give things a try. However, as everyone is about to sit down to eat, Cisco has a final vision of Earth-2 being destroyed, and unexpected guest shows up. Zoom grabs Henry and runs out of the house. Barry runs after them, leaving Wally speechless. Barry catches up to the two at their old house where Zoom is still hold Henry hostage. Zoom has become frustrated with the fact that Barry refuses to believe the two are alike. In an effort to change his mind, Zoom kills Henry.
You could tell from the moment the show started that something big was going to happen. And it wasn’t until the end, when the tears started flowing down your face, that this was it. The feels really didn’t hit you until Henry told Barry to look at only him. Henry was going to die. It was a sure thing. And as an audience member, you felt exactly the same way Barry did – helpless. You could yell at your television all you wanted, but it wasn’t going to change anything. You almost wish that Zoom would just do it, so it could be done with. Then it happened. Zoom’s arm went right through Henry’s chest and all that positivity, all that optimism, all that crap about the Speed Force being on Barry’s side went out the window.
Speaking of getting things right, was there anyone out there who wish this was the Laurel Lance we got on the Arrow? Understandably, this version of Laurel comes from another Earth and is a villain, but something about this character felt very right. It could have been the confidence she carried knowing how good she was, knowing how she was a top lieutenant for Zoom. If this was the attitude that Laurel carried on the Arrow, her character would have gone in a different direction, one that probably could have shared the spotlight with the Green Arrow – something that many fans wished would have happened. By the end of the episode, this version of Laurel ends up locked away in STAR Labs, meaning her return is possible. One thing is for sure, if anyone from Arrow finds out that she’s being held, they may get uptight about it for all the wrong reasons besides just being super emotional about seeing Laurel alive, even though it’s another version of her.
Overall, this was another solid episode from the fine folks over at The Flash. Although, it wasn’t a title changer like last week’s episode. That has to do with the fact that you knew something was going to happen, and it was going to be really bad. However, it’s still a great episode in the fact that you don’t know who’s going to die until the very end, and even then, you don’t believe it’s still happened.
Invincible overall grade – B+
The Flash airs every Tuesday on The CW at 8:00 PM EST. Check out the trailer for next week’s season finale!