The CW’s The Flash Flash of Two Worlds TV Show Review. The Flash: Season 2, Episode 2: Flash of Two Worlds continues to up the ante as the show introduces the concept of the multiverse and layering off some tidbits on the shadowy villain known as Zoom. We also get a much hyped team-up between Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Jay Garrick (Teddy Sears) as they take down a meta-human from Jay’s Earth-2 universe. It was certainly a grandiose episode, but not without a few flaws regarding the pace.
After appearing in a cameo last week Jay was quickly introduced and brought in the big details on the multiverse to the S.T.A.R. Labs team. Even with the discovery of Earth-2, it was a great sight to see Jay going up against the notorious Zoom. Based on what we see and his obsession of killing all the speedsters in existence, one can’t help but wonder that this villain has some comparisons with the Black Flash. It will be interesting to see how the writers incorporate Zoom and make their own spin on the evil speedster.
Even though we didn’t get to see him in action besides the flashback, Jay makes a great addition to the team. Teddy Sears fits in nicely with the show by bringing in some wit and charm to his character in a similar way with Carlos Valdes and Danielle Panabaker. It’s also nice to see Caitlin having a little crush on Jay, showing that she is willing to move on from Ronnie Raymond’s death.
It was upsetting that only one of the characters managed to use his powers to stop the villain-of-the-week. However, that’s probably something that we will see start to build over time. Plus, we get to see a superhero test himself in the field without using any super powers. Jay does a great job handling the situation with no super speed. We even got to see the two Flashes reenact the icon #123 issue of The Flash.
Sand Demon turned out to be more of a minor villain like last week’s Atom Smasher. We don’t get much of a backstory to begin with. However, all we know is that the Sand Demon is just one bad fellow who has some amazing powers that Barry was able to overcome from and use a new move adding to his list of abilities.
We had another introduction to a new character to the series, Patty Spivot (Shantel VanSanten). Patty came in as a rookie cop trying to convince Joe West (Jesse L. Martin) to allow her to join the ant-metahuman task force. However, the only reason that she wanted to join the task force was to find Martin Mardon, the metahuman responsible for her father’s death.
Cisco also made some discoveries on his own once he starts getting these visions as a way to connect with the parallel universe. Cisco has a great sense of humor and we see some bromance going on with Dr. Martin Stein (Victor Garber), but it’s good to see that the writers are able to give in to his emotions.
As we said before, the pacing was a little off at tines. It looked like the battle of Sand Demon and The Flash ended pretty quickly. It didn’t look like they wrapped up the storyline as we will see later this season. It was great to get that final scene with Dr. Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh) in Earth-2 showing him as a scientist and founder of S.T.A.R. Labs. So we may be seeing Wells make a few appearances this season as we learn more about this man. He looks like he is carrying a dark secret but we have no clue what it is until we learn more.
Due to some messy edits, the show wasn’t at it’s strongest during this episode. It didn’t live up to its potential, but we still did get to see Jay and Barry side by side. Both Patty and Jay have made a good first impression with the public as this supporting cast continues to grow.
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