THE FLASH: “Attack on Gorilla City” RECAP
Harrison Wells is missing on Earth-2 and is held in Gorilla City by Grodd. Barry, Caitlin, Cisco and Julian attempt to bring him home in the latest episode of The Flash, “Attack on Gorilla City”. Warning, spoilers ahead…
As Earth-2 Wells was leading an expedition into Gorilla City, his group was attacked and everyone was killed except Well who was taken by Grodd. This prompts Barry to recall his visions of the future where Central City would be attacked by an army of gorillas. Unfortunately for Barry he and the others also captured by Grodd and neither he or Cisco could use their powers.
Speaking telepathically through Wells, Grodd seeks Barry’s help to overthrow his master Solovar. Grodd claims that Solovar wants to kill all humans which puts Central City in harm’s way. Seeing no other choice, Barry agrees to fight Solovar in the arena. Some very cool CGI action scenes soon follow. I continue to be impressed by the production value of all these CW series. Barry does win but refuses to kill Solovar. By showing mercy Barry hopes to make peace with the gorillas and save his world in the process. This all turns out to be an elaborate plan by Grodd to seize control of Gorilla City to prepare for an invasion of Earth-1 and needs Cisco to open a portal.
Cisco is willing to sacrifice himself and the team asks Caitlin to use her Killer Frost powers to kill Cisco but she refuses as there must be a better way. Barry then decides to fake his own death fooling Grodd into removing him from his cage. He then resuscitated himself and frees the others. They race against time before Grodd discovers that they’re missing. Cisco was able to open a portal just in time and the team returns to Earth-1. Wells is reunited with his daughter Jesse and it seems like a happy ending. But not so fast. Back on Earth-2, we see that Grodd has assembled an army with a brainwashed Gypsy (Jessica Camacho) at his side. As Grodd states, “always have a backup plan”.
Part two called “Attack on Central City”, airs February 28.
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