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The Flash (S2E19) -- "Back to Normal" -- 4/26/16





TUESDAY, APRIL 26

THE FLASH

"Back to Normal" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, V) (HDTV)

WELLS IS ATTACKED BY DC COMICS' CHARACTER GRIFFIN GREY - A meta-human with super strength named Griffin Grey (guest star Haig Sutherland) mistakes Harry (Tom Cavanagh) for Earth-1 Harrison Wells and kidnaps him, demanding that Wells cure him from his current condition. Realizing another brilliant Wells could help track Griffin's location, Barry asks Jesse (guest star Violett Beane) to help. Meanwhile, Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) corners Joe (Jesse L. Martin) about The Flash. John Showalter directed the episode written by Brooke Roberts & Katherine Walczak (#219). Original airdate 4/26/2016.



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Old 04-26-16, 09:11 PM
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Re: The Flash (S2E19) -- "Back to Normal" -- 4/26/16

This episode took the wind out of the sails.

Boooooorriingggg!
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Re: The Flash (S2E19) -- "Back to Normal" -- 4/26/16

total filler. did nothing for me...
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Re: The Flash (S2E19) -- "Back to Normal" -- 4/26/16

My over the air antenna dropped out for a few minutes when the time Killer Frost escaped and caused Katelyn to slide across the floor. What happened to the Ice Queen?
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Re: The Flash (S2E19) -- "Back to Normal" -- 4/26/16

Killer Frost threw an icicle at Caitlin, trying to kill her. Zoom caught it and stab Killer Frost, killing her. Warn Caitlin not to do that again.
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Re: The Flash (S2E19) -- "Back to Normal" -- 4/26/16

Why do they still Call Zoom Jay? He is Hunter Zolomon.
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Re: The Flash (S2E19) -- "Back to Normal" -- 4/26/16

Wish they hadnt killed off Frost.
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Re: The Flash (S2E19) -- "Back to Normal" -- 4/26/16

I think the death of Killer Frost was supposed to be a major moment, but it's not like we have a lot invested in the character. She was basically a one-note villain that happened to look like Caitlyn. Her and Caitlyn had some odd, wasted exchanges about their differing pasts in the episode. A better writer could have mined a lot more poignancy from that conversation.

I still think the first season of the Flash is the best season-long superhero show in history, but season two just isn't playing on the same level. I still enjoy it because it is the Flash, but the show is now coming down to the other superhero shows on television.

The editing was also strange at the end. There was the ominous end scene with just Barry and Wells...only for the big moment to end up being Wells announcing Barry is going to get his speed back. That is not a surprise to just about any viewer over the age of five. It was a dumb moment to end the show with.
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Re: The Flash (S2E19) -- "Back to Normal" -- 4/26/16

Originally Posted by PhantomStranger View Post
The editing was also strange at the end. There was the ominous end scene with just Barry and Wells...only for the big moment to end up being Wells announcing Barry is going to get his speed back. That is not a surprise to just about any viewer over the age of five. It was a dumb moment to end the show with.
To be fair, its not that Wells is going to get Barry's speed back, but the how: They're going to re-create the particle accelerator mishap that created The Flash (and a host of other meta-humans) and is generally regarded as a major disaster.

The general problem I see with the second season is that building the story around Zoom makes it feel in some ways a re-hash of Season One's plot (which would be hard to top).
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Re: The Flash (S2E19) -- "Back to Normal" -- 4/26/16

Don't have much to say about this one. Pretty forgettable episode.

Barry had no powers and the villain of the week (Griffin Grey) was pretty unmemorable. With Barry having no powers, there seemed to be no sense of urgency to find Caitlin.
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Re: The Flash (S2E19) -- "Back to Normal" -- 4/26/16

Originally Posted by DWilson View Post
The general problem I see with the second season is that building the story around Zoom makes it feel in some ways a re-hash of Season One's plot (which would be hard to top).
Yeah but at least Thawn had desire and purpose. What's Zoom's end game? He doesn't want money or revenge or to rule the world. He just wants to create terror because it's fun? Really? For a one episode psychopath that's OK, but not for the season long villain. I fear they will make the man in the iron mask Hunter's id that was split into him and Zoom.
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Re: The Flash (S2E19) -- "Back to Normal" -- 4/26/16

This is easily my favorite show on TV (I'm a nerd, ok?!), and there was a moment last night I was fast forwarding through the episode. My wife, who knows I adore this show, asked me what was wrong. I told her "Turns out The Flash - the show about the guy who runs really fast is amazing. The Flash - the show about the guy who used to run fast is BOOOOOORING."
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Re: The Flash (S2E19) -- "Back to Normal" -- 4/26/16

Griffin Grey is a pretty obscure character plucked from the more recent Flash comics. He only appeared in a few issues as Bart Allen's friend. If you don't know Bart Allen, it's probably better if you don't go down that rabbit hole.
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Re: The Flash (S2E19) -- "Back to Normal" -- 4/26/16

That wasn't a very good episode.
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Re: The Flash (S2E19) -- "Back to Normal" -- 4/26/16

But Zoom running so fast he phased through Caitlin was pretty cool
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Re: The Flash (S2E19) -- "Back to Normal" -- 4/26/16

^ That was cool. But yeah, filler episode but it's kinda interesting to see Barry back to his 'normal self' and not be able to do what he has been doing by being the hero.
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Re: The Flash (S2E19) -- "Back to Normal" -- 4/26/16

Originally Posted by whotony View Post
Why do they still Call Zoom Jay? He is Hunter Zolomon.
Kind of how their Wells was THAWNE and NEVER their Wells yet they keep calling him wells.
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Kind of how their Wells was THAWNE and NEVER their Wells yet they keep calling him Wells.
Yeah, that drives me nuts.
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Re: The Flash (S2E19) -- "Back to Normal" -- 4/26/16

FIRESTORM villains can't catch a break on this series. Killer Frost bites the dust.
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Re: The Flash (S2E19) -- "Back to Normal" -- 4/26/16

I strongly got the impression when Frost and Caitlyn were talking that when Frost said she had a brother who died and Caitlyn said she didn't that Caitlyn was hiding something.

The phase through to catch the icicle was pretty cool.
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Re: The Flash (S2E19) -- "Back to Normal" -- 4/26/16

Interesting episode, but coming after such a big episode was kind of anticlimactic. Then again most any episode not directly against Zoom probably would be. Still, it had its moments - showing Barry in speedster mode starting his day and normal Barry starting his. Also, Wally's meeting with The Flash.

I'm sorry to see Killer Frost go - I think Danielle Panabaker gave much better performances as her than as Caitlin.

But creating another particle accelerator explosion? Because that worked so well the first time.
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Re: The Flash (S2E19) -- "Back to Normal" -- 4/26/16

I would agree that Panabaker gives a better performance as Killer Frost than Caitlyn. It's possible our Caitlyn has a brother she doesn't know about on Earth 1.
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Re: The Flash (S2E19) -- "Back to Normal" -- 4/26/16

I appear to be in the minority, but Panabaker's Killer Frost line delivery felt strange to me. It sounded like she was trying to imitate Captain Cold.
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Re: The Flash (S2E19) -- "Back to Normal" -- 4/26/16

Pretty dull episode. I was enjoying seeing normal Barry and getting back to some CSI stuff, but Old Hulk and the Zoom stuff dragged it down.

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Yeah but at least Thawn had desire and purpose. What's Zoom's end game? He doesn't want money or revenge or to rule the world. He just wants to create terror because it's fun? Really?
It seems to work for the Joker. He's been doing the same thing for 75 years. Also, Zoom mentioned conquering other Earths.
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Re: The Flash (S2E19) -- "Back to Normal" -- 4/26/16

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But creating another particle accelerator explosion? Because that worked so well the first time.
I'm guessing Barry gets his speed back (hopefully more), Wally gets his speed and other random people get powers so we can have freak of the week fillers for season 3

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