The episode starts off with something surely fans have been wanting to see – a race between The Flash and Kid Flash. Things are neck and neck until the very end when The Flash phases through a building leaving Kid Flash to run over it. It looks like someone still has a few tricks to learn. While The Flash remains a little faster, Barry’s still confident Wally will be ready when the time comes to fight Savitar.
During a dinner date with Joe’s girlfriend and her daughter, Yorkin shows up for Joe. Thanks to the encounter, Barry finally gets a good look at Yorkin’s abilities. It seems that everything he touches turns to ash. The entire process is never completely explained. At the lab, Iris has a minor breakdown over the possible loss of her dad. She finally reveals the secret that everyone has been hiding from Joe. He storms out of the lab without after scolding everyone like they were his kids. Later that nigh, Yorkin shows up at Barry and Iris’ apartment and attacks Iris. Wally shows up, but is unable to stop Yorkin from touching her. They rush her to the lab where Caitlin uses her abilities to freeze Iris’ arm and help delay the decay. Cisco and HR come up with a plan to figure out who Yorkin’s next victim will be by vibing into Flashpoint. Joe heads off to warn her on the train she’s riding.
What was the last episode that made you say wow? Was it the big twist during the Zoom arc? Or maybe you have to go all the way back to when the rift opened up leading to the theory of the multiverse? There have been some wow moments throughout the series, but this one, arguably, takes the cake. Phasing your hand through a wall is pretty cool, but to make a whole train go through one sounds like something out of a David Copperfield special on television. It really displayed how much control and power Barry has. He’s really proven himself to be a Speedforce master with Wally as his young apprentice.
The episode also raised a lot of questions, but in a good way. Such as, if Cisco is able to see into universes that don’t exist, what else will his powers allow him to do? Will Caitlin be able to a balance between her personas? And who is this last husk that Julian is searching for? Many new paths opened up tonight, and it will be fun to watch which ones they will go down.
Finally, this was a great setup for what’s to come. A 2-episode arc with Gorilla Grodd. If Yorkin was just a taste of what they could potentially do, imagine what it’ll be like when they all have to bring their A-Game. This should be a lot of fun to watch.
The Flash airs every Tuesday on The CW at 8 PM EST. Check out a preview for next week’s new episode.