Sunday, October 18, 2015

What I’m Watching: The Flash

The Flash: Season 2, Episode 2 “Flash of Two Worlds” (B+)

I had no idea when I started watching this show just how much it had to do with alternate realities, and I’m so glad to see that it does. I love that Victor Garber’s Professor Stein is now a regular player on the show, since his performance here is fun and also terrific. Having him and Cisco work together is a treat, and it’s also useful since Stein was astute enough to realize that Cisco has what appears to be a power that allows him to see situations as they happen, which turns out to be awfully helpful in saving lives and sending the Flash to the right place. I’m also very pleased to see Teddy Sears, who was great in season one of “Masters of Sex” and much less good in season three as Austin, as Jay Garrick, who wanted nothing more than to help Barry take down his latest enemy and learn how to fight Zoom. Calling Barry “son” is a bit strange, but I like his antique-looking helmet and the fact that both he and Barry rushed to Patty’s side right after they saved her. I really like Patty, and she did a great job in her first appearance, even if she did manage to get herself kidnapped and nearly blown up. It’s not exactly great timing for Joe to have a new partner since the return of Iris’ mother is sure to prove to be an immense distraction. Fortunately, Barry has Jay to turn to for assistance, and hopefully Cisco can get his ability under control to make sure Zoom doesn’t take anyone else out.

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