Time to see the Light!! Flash S2 Ep.5 Recap!!

SPOILERS AHEAD!!

Tony Todd (Candyman movie franchise, Dreadwing in "Transformers Prime") provides Zoom's voice.

Tony Todd (Candyman movie franchise, Dreadwing in “Transformers Prime”) provides Zoom’s voice.

Harrison Wells from Earth-2 tells Barry, Caitlin and Cisco that he created Zoom and that he wants to stop him. Joe walks into Star Labs and shoots at Wells but Barry catches the bullets in time. He then brings Joe up to speed. At a coffee shop, Cisco has another vision about a bank robbery at Central City National. Flash races to the bank where he encounters a villain named Dr. Light. Wells suggests that they capture Light to lure Zoom. A suggestion to which Jay Garrick quickly disagrees. Jay tells Barry that he can reason with Light since she is not a killer. Barry rushes to the scene of another bank where Light reveals herself to be Linda Park, an ex-girlfriend of Barry’s. He tries to convince her that he can protect her from Zoom. Light doesn’t believe him and discharges a powerful light that blinds Barry. Figuring that she may go after her other self, Jay and Caitlin stakeout the Venture News building when they are attacked by Light. Light enters the building with intent to kill her other self until Iris shoots off her helmet, forcing Light to retreat. Barry take the helmet back to Star Labs. Wells suggests that use Cisco to find Light and then reveals that Cisco is a metahuman. After two attempts, Cisco locates Light at the train station. Flash engages Light and creates after images that confuse her long enough for him to knock her out. After locking Light away, Wells believes that Barry is ready to take down Zoom but Jay still disagrees and leaves. Later, Cisco adopts his Vibe persona.

Light X 3: Arthur Light (L), Kimiyo Hoshi (C), Linda Park (R)

Light X 3: Arthur Light (L), Kimiyo Hoshi (C), Linda Park (R)

Did you recognize Zoom’s voice? Well, that demonic tone belongs to none other than the “Candyman” himself Tony Todd. Don’t know whether Todd is under the mask but he is wickedly cool as Zoom. Who better to provide the voice of a speed demon than a man who played one? Now let’s shed some light on this week’s baddie. Zoom sends another villain from his world to kill Barry Allen—Dr. Light. There have been a few versions of this character. Arthur Light bore the mantle Dr. Light but he is actually the third person to use the name, after a Golden Age foe of Doctor Mid-Nite and Arthur’s associate Jacob Finlay. Next in line is the Japanese astronomer Kimiyo Hoshi who is known as a member of the Justice League, Doom Patrol and Birds of Prey. For the Flash, this character has been placed in a new “light”. Earth-2 Dr. Light is Linda Park who is a composite of both Arthur and Kimiyo. She is a thief who uses her light manipulation abilities to pull off various robberies. Here, she uses those abilities to temporarily blind Barry until he recovers and eventually takes her down. Her demeanor is not wicked like the Arthur Light version (she’s desperate above all else) and since she is a female, there is potential that could turn over a new leaf and take one the path of the Kimiyo Hoshi version of Doctor Light.

Can Barry trust Harrison Wells again?

Can Barry trust Harrison Wells again?

What’s more uncomfortable than working with someone you don’t like? Working with the doppleganger of someone you don’t like. There was no doubt that Harrison Wells’ presence would make the Flash Team extremely uneasy. Here’s a guy that looks like someone that stabbed them all in the back or screwed them over badly so it was natural that there would be tension. But the biggest tension stems from Jay Garrick who really dislikes Wells mainly because he is responsible for the creation of Zoom and an identical explosion of the particle accelerator on Earth-2. Wells does his best to convince Barry, Caitlin and Cisco that he is not the same as their Harrison Wells. Caitlin wasn’t bothered by him as much as Barry and especially Cisco, who was killed by Wells in an alternate timeline. It’s gonna take Cisco more time than Barry to warm up to this Harrison Wells. And I’m with him on that. Earth-2 Harrison Wells may not be Eobard Thawne/Harrison Wells but there is something about him that is off putting. It’s like he knows more, a lot more than he is letting off. He has already shown that he can be a prick, expressing little feeling towards others situations. On the flip side, Wells could be just really frustrated at the mistake he made creating Zoom. Hopefully, this Wells plays well with others.

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