The Flash season 2, episode 2 aired tonight. Check out our recap and see what Jay Garrick had to say about the dangers facing Central City.
Meeting Jay Garrick
Jay Garrick is quick to try to explain himself, you know, before Joe decides it’s in everyone’s best interest to put a bullet in him. He talks all about how he came from another world where he was a metahuman called the Flash. He comes from Earth-2. The singularity caused a breach that opened between Earth-1 and Earth-2, and it brought Jay from there to here.
Jay wasn’t the only one to come through the breach. Zoom is sending metahumans through to kill ‘The Flash’ and this week’s threat is no day at the beach.
‘Officer?’ ‘Spivot, Patty Spivot.’
While Joe West might not have thought her a good candidate for his non-existent ‘superhuman task force,’ Patty Spivot seems to be quite the spitfire. We can only imagine that she isn’t going to give up on this easily, so Joe probably has his work cut out for him.
She is quite the fan of Barry Allen, having read all his reports, and when she gets a chance to check out a Barry Allen crime scene, she doesn’t miss it. She is first to identify that this fire they’re investigating could have been caused by a metahuman based on a cable that was cut with what appears to be a sandblaster, and is done so very precisely.
Patty Spivot follows a lead and tracks down the suspect, only to find Joe pursuing him. She goes with Joe when he questions the suspect, and Patty and Barry definitely have a moment. A nerdy moment, for sure, but a moment.
The end of the episode shows that Patty Spivot has real reasons for wanting to be a part of the anti-metahuman task force. Mark Martin killed her father for no reason before he got powers. She is determined to be a help to anyone who wants to stop them.
And the meta-human of the week is…
When Barry goes to put out a fire at a place by the waterfront, the evidence suggests that a metahuman may be to blame. Barry takes the sand-blasted cable to the lab for Cisco to take a look at and Jay Garrick gives them the name of this particular metahuman, since he’s familiar with his work on Earth-2. His name? Sand-demon.
Sand-demon abducts Patty Spivot to lure the Flash into his trap. She watches as he builds a concussive bomb. She thinks it’s to kill Barry, but as he informs her, it’s to kill her.
Jay tells Barry he can use the electric sparks he generates when he runs to throw lightning bolts. If he can harness this ability, he can turn Sand-demon into glass, defeating him.
Thanks to Cisco’s vision (which we’ll get to in a moment), Barry and Jay work together to save Patty and put down Sand-demon. Jay distracts him, while Barry whisks Patty Spivot away from the concussion bomb. Sand-demon starts to attack, and Jay gives Barry the go-ahead. Barry runs in circles around Sand-demon, generating speed and electricity. He uses the electricity to throw a bolt, just like Jay described, and Sand-demon turns into glass and shatters right before their eyes.
Just as the scene concludes, we see both Flashes approach Patty on the ground, very much in the likeness of a certain cover you can see side by side with a graphic of the show’s scene below.
Cisco’s symptoms seem to be progressing, as he had two more visions in tonight’s episode. He saw Barry and Sand-demon facing off in a dark warehouse. The vision might not have lasted long, but it continues his progression toward figuring out exactly what his metahuman abilities may be.
When the team is desperate for a lead to where Sand-demon may have taken Patty, Cisco returns to where he had his last vision to reignite the ability. Standing at his microscope, he is able to trigger a vision in which he sees Patty and Sand-demon with enough detail to give away their location. He is found there by Dr. Stein, but he gives an excuse and runs to share his findings with Caitlin and the team.
At the end of the episode, Dr. Stein talks to Cisco about his suspicions, and Cisco tells Stein about everything he’s seen. You’d expect Cisco to want to investigate his abilities and try to figure them out, but he reveals that he’s skeptical of them because of what Wells told him last season. Since Wells was bad, and he talked about these powers being given to Cisco by him, the wise-cracking name-generator is not sure if these powers are something he wants to embrace.
A surprise at the precinct
When Joe gets an unlikely visitor to the precinct, we all get a bit uneasy. When she mentions ‘their daughter,’ we definitely all know who this woman is. It seems that Iris’ mother has arrived, and although her motives remain a bit of a mystery, we are intrigued to know why she is here now.
One last scene
In the final moments of the episode, we see a woman leading a group of young kids through a S.T.A.R. labs in what we can only imagine is Earth-2. Everyone is styled very differently from that of Earth-1, and then we see the one and only Harrison Wells step out of the elevator. The guide introduces him as the ‘Savior of Central City.’ Interesting… very interesting.