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.
You don't have to re-open breaches in order to learn about these secrets.
Ambitious as always, Barry insists upon re-opening the breaches in order to get to Zoom—who, by the way, has a pretty tragic backstory. Harry helps Cisco fine tune his powers so that he can use them to control the breaches, and Barry uses his fancy tachyon device to get the upper hand. (Where can we get a tachyon device? Do you think they sell them at Sharper Image?) Barry’s new extra speedy skills have to be enough to stop Zoom... right?