Warning: spoilers for last night’s episode of The Flash are ahead!
“Flash Back” was a solid episode that provided some awesome Flash sequences, but it was Iris’ storyline that hammered home this episode and certainly quelled the detractors.
“The Flash” Season 2 Episode 17 will air on March 30 on Fox8 in Australia.
Time travel’s a complicated thing to explain.
“How many people have you killed?” The best explanation we’ve had on time travel came from David Tennant’s Doctor, who described it thusly: “People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually, from a nonlinear, non-subjective viewpoint, it’s more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey… stuff”. How so? Well, “Flash Back” will show how Barry got to Supergirl’s universe and also show the return of some old faces – Eobard Thawne, Eddie Thawne, and Hartley Rathaway – via time travel. Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) were also apprehensive, but eventually agreed to help Barry. However, their main targets are speedsters, which is why it’s doubtful we’ll see them on Legends of Tomorrow.
Appropriately titled “Versus Zoom“, an official plot synopsis for the episode has yet to be officially released, but you can check out the new photos and the previously-released promo and new photos below! Wells from Earth-2 thinks the plan is disgusting; people will die and things will be different. He travels back in time and masquerades as his earlier self to get his arch-nemesis Dr Harrison (Tom Cavanagh) to teach him how to run faster. Yet Thawne isn’t one to be fooled easily and quickly realises that something is amiss. He’s in full-on angry whisper mode as he demands Barry to reveal who he is. Adding complication is the hint that the Reverse-Flash may already know the Flash that he will be dealing with.
Tonight’s episode kicked off with Barry (Grant Gustin) speed reading through as many text books and scientific journals as he could. The only difference seemed to have been that Hartley Rathaway is now a nice guy who enjoys having dinner with his parents.
Cisco, Caitlin, and Barry (Harry finds the whole ordeal asinine) concoct a plan for Barry to head back in time to the era of the Pied Piper. Watch this space for more news on The Flash! It could be a problem here as well; at what point do we as the audience just start saying “Well, why doesn’t he just go back in time and undo whatever’s happened?”