The Flash S2E06: Enter Zoom review
*spoilers ahead if you haven't seen up to season two episode five*
Somehow The Flash continues to raise the bar, and Enter Zoom could be the early contender for this season's best episode.
Zoom (voiced by Tony Todd) presents the first time there has been genuine concern over Barry Allen's (The Flash, Grant Gustin) ability to keep Central City safe.
Zoom, like Arrow's Damien Darhk, is a genuinely terrifying big bad who pose real threats to our heroes.
And didn't he show it.
Enter Zoom centred on a Team Flash plan to draw the Earth-2 speedster to Earth Prime. To do so it would exploit Dr Light, the villain sent to Earth prime last week to kill The Flash.
While Dr Light was captured (and ultimately escaped), Barry, Cisco (Carlos Valdes), Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker), Earth-2's Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh) and Joe West (Jesse L.Martin) sought to train Earth Prime's Linda Park her doppelganger's mannerisms and abilities (presented brilliantly in a training montage filled with mishaps).
The plan didn't work as planned, and just as they were to pull the pin Zoom appeared.
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The way he dominated and injured Barry was incredible, and it leaves the titular hero in a condition where he physically can't beat Zoom if he tries next week.
Barry revealed in the final sequence that he couldn't feel his leg, leaving his status as a speedster unresolved until at least next week.
THE FLASH: SEASON TWO
- REVIEW: Flash of Two Worlds great but not without flaws
- The Flash S2E03: Family of Rogues preview
- The Flash S2E03: Family of Rogues review
- The Flash S2E04: The Fury of Firestorm preview
- The Flash S2E04: The Fury of Firestorm review
- The Flash S2E05: The Darkness and the Light preview
- The Flash S2E05: The Darkness and the Light review
- The Flash S2E06: Enter Zoom preview
- The Flash S2E06: Enter Zoom review
- The Flash S2E07: Gorilla Warfare preview
- The Flash S2E07: Gorilla Warfare review
- The Flash S2E08: Legends of Today preview
- The Flash S2E08: Legends of Today review
- The Flash S2E09: Running to Stand Still preview
- The Flash S2E09: Running to Stand Still review
- The Flash S2E10: Potential Energy preview
A few more things:
- Cisco and Caitlin's plan for Cisco to use his metahuman abilities on Wells. It results in several comical exchanges in which he tried to Vibe to no avail. It's everything you love about Cisco.
- Speaking of Wells, his daughter's predicament as Zoom's prisoner was revealed thanks to Vibe. Now Wells has more motivation to help Team Flash combat Zoom. Jesse (Violett Beane) was also revealed by Wells to be nicknamed Jesse Quick....
- Patty Spivot (Shantel VanSanten) is definitely keen on Barry but it appears the secret-keeping could build to an undesirable exchange in weeks to come. Their scenes together are fantastic so let's hope they can ride this one out.
- Why does The Flash keep revealing his identity?
Tell us what you think in the comments below.
The Flash airs Wednesdays at 6.30pm (AEST) on Fox 8 (Channel 108).