The Flash S2E04: The Fury of Firestorm review
*potential spoilers lie ahead if you haven't seen up to season two episode four*
REVIEW: The new Firestorm, several West family secrets, King Shark and the return of Harrison Wells.
Fury of Firestorm has so much packed into this week's episode even if it sometimes felt like a drag.
The search for Dr Martin Stein's (Victor Garber) new partner provided us a look at two characters: one which seemed perfect and another that was the complete opposite.
The failed pairing with Henry Hewitt (Demore Barnes), who was incredibly similar to Dr Stein, produced this episode's villain of the week in Tokamok.
In science, opposites attract, and that applies to Firestorm as it does to many of the other storylines.
Jeffrey "Jax" Jefferson (Franz Drameh) was a promising footballer who could not afford to go to college and further his career.
The particle accelerator explosion (which gave metahumans their powers at the start of the series) affected Jax as well, and it was not until now he could put his new abilities to use.
I could not care less about the West family dramas: give me Wally West and let's get it over with.
Iris (Candice Patton) is now in the same position father and detective Joe (Jesse L.Martin) and Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) were last season with their secrets after Francine (Joe's estranged wife, Vanessa Williams) revealed her own personal issue.
While it could easily have been solved in a matter of weeks it feels as if Wally's reveal will not be until late this season.
The appearance of King Shark at the end of the episode was a complete surprise, but nothing could top Tom Cavanagh's re-emergence as Harrison Wells.
The main villain in the first season, this Harrison is from Earth-2, where this season's big bad Zoom has wrecked havoc.
Given their history on Earth-1, where Wells killed Barry Allen's mother, next week's "The Darkness and The Light" shapes to be huge.
A few more things:
- Dr Stein and Jax are off to learn more about their abilities. Hopefully they won't be gone too long.
- King Shark. One of the most unexpected surprises in the series, King Shark was not there much but I want to see more. Surely there's another version of him somewhere...
- Hello Harrison Wells. He and Barry Allen together in the final scene of the episode makes for a tantalising clash next week. Given the events of last season his introduction to Team Flash will certainly be icy.
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The Flash airs Wednesdays at 6.30pm (AEST) on Fox 8 (Channel 108).