Kevin Smith knows a thing or two about super heroes. Therefore, it’s a little ironic that in tonight’s new episode of The Flash, which was directed by Smith, the show’s actual super hero is nowhere to be found.
Tonight’s episode of The Flash, “Back to Normal,” may focus on the now powerless Barry Allen. But it’s also an important episode for this season’s Harrison “Harry” Wells. The Earth-2 doppelganger of last season’s primary villain, Harry’s not really a likable character. He’s curt, unpleasant and often selfish, yet nevertheless, he’s managed to serve as an important ally for Team Flash.
Last night’s episode of The Flash, “Legends of Today,” kicked off this year’s two part crossover event with Arrow by introducing us to an immortal villain, two reincarnated heroes and what’s likely to be one major change to Oliver Queen’s life. But this week’s episodes of The Flash and Arrow are noteworthy for another reason as well.
Fans who were excited to finally see DC Comics’ Nuclear Man brought to life onscreen last season on The Flash were likely shocked when the show’s second season kicked off with the death of Ronnie Raymond. While Dr. Martin Stein, Firestorm’s more cerebral half survived, there’s no nuclear hero without Ronnie…is there?