TV Review: The Flash S2E20 Rupture

The Flash Season 2Zoom arrives back on Earth-1 intent on taking over Central City. Barry and Wells come up with a plan to stop Zoom once and for all but it’s extremely dangerous. Unsure if he should take the risk, Barry reaches out to both fathers for advice. Henry is adamantly opposed to Barry risking his life again but Joe thinks he can handle it which puts the two men at odds with each other. Meanwhile, Cisco is shocked when he vibes the Earth-2 villain Rupture, who happens to be his brother Dante’s doppelganger. Rupture came to this Earth seeking justice for Reverb’s death. Iris decides she’s finally ready to open up to Barry about her feelings for him.

The Flash speeds along to the season 2 finale as Zoom ups his game and acting on his promise to Caitlin to conquer Earth-1 starting with Central City. This puts Barry in an awkward position as there’s no one to take on Zoom and Wells dangling the possibility of giving him back his powers. This is an interesting one and the fact the series has played out this story instead of some montage of failed attempts to resolve the issue gives a bit of drama to the decision. Add in Iris’ revelation to Barry about her feelings towards him and we get a decision by Barry that actually feels difficult and like something he actually contemplates, instead of just some inevitable thing.

What’s even better is Zoom. He actually feels evil, something we didn’t get from the rest of the villains we’ve seen so far who will bad, didn’t feel threatening or like they’d snap your neck at any moment. Instead Zoom feels crazy and broken and as his actions show, he has no issues killing to make his point. That’s a level of evil we haven’t really seen. Though the set up has been slow and Zoom came initially came off as just another speedster, he clearly is a hell of a lot more than that.

The ending of the episode also gives us a hell of a lot of action. With tons of set up, the results for Barry are… unexpected to say the least, but the possible ramifications are what’s really interesting giving comic fans something they’ve been expecting since the introduction of two characters this season.

All I know is, after that ending, these last three episodes can’t speed along and get here soon enough.

Overall Rating: 8.35