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The Flash Season Two by the Numbers

Previously: The Flash Season One by the Numbers 

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The Man Who Saved Central City – S2E1

  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs: 1 (Jay Garrick)
  • Meta-human of the Week: Al Rothstein a.k.a Atom Smasher (Earth-2)
  • Who knows Barry is The Flash: Jay Garrick
  • Feel Sorry For: Caitlin. Lost her husband five minutes after getting married.
  • #FlashBars: “So, people can’t just waltz in and out of here.” – Iris
  • Shady-Ass Jay Line: “My name is Jay Garrick.” 
  • Noticeable Noticeables: The attorney handling Wells’ estate is from Weathersby and Stone, the law firm from Eli Stone. | This season has a lot dead villains. At least the team looked sad when Atom Smasher absorbed a ton of radiation.
  • Best Joe Black Fatherhood Moment: He got through to that boy with some mac and cheese and a motherfucking pep talk!
  • Iris, Come Thru!: Iris decides they’ve had enough of Barry going solo and gathers the team together to work in STAR Labs and stop Atom Smasher.
  • West-Allen Moment: When Barry blushes and smiles at Iris before taking a sip of his water. Also, “Central City believes in The Flash. So do I.”
  • Snowbarry Moment: Caitlin is devastated after Ronnie dies.
  • Why Would You Keep This to Yourself?: Cisco has a vibe of Atom Smasher. Tells no one.
  • #52 Reference: Channel 52
  • Run, Barry. Run: 1 (Joe)
  • Barry Saves the Day By: Trusting his friends.
  • Post-Credit Stinger: None
  • Outstanding questions: How long was Jay skulking about? Do we believe he really watched the team for six whole months before making his move?
  • Rating: 8.5

Read our official review of the episode here.

The Flash S2E1 - Barry is Sad

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Flash of Two Worlds – S2E2

  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs: 0
  • Meta-human of the Week: Eddie Slick a.k.a Sand Demon (Earth-2)
  • Feel Sorry For: Earth-1’s Eddie Slick. He wasn’t even supposed to be here today!
  • Shady-Ass Jay Line: “He needs to be the best, and he will do whatever it takes to ensure he’s the only speedster in any world.”
  • The Thirst is Real: “Nice to meet you. I’m a big fan. I’m Patty. Patty Spivot.”
  • Noticeable Noticeables: The news announces Oliver Queen’s new alter-ego moniker: The Green Arrow.
  • Iris, Come Thru!: Iris quickly gets to the bottom of Barry’s trust issues when it comes to Jay, and also convinces him to trust his team.
  • Snowbarry Moment: Jay has Caitlin all atwitter. Barry does not notice.
  • Why Would You Keep This to Yourself?: Cisco vibes the Sand Demon. Doesn’t tell anyone. He finally admits his meta-human status to Stein later in the episode.
  • #52 Reference: 52 breaches
  • Science Circles: Stein using them to explain the multi-verse. He literally just draws a bunch of circles on the board and number them to explain multiple universes. Everyone gets it.
  • Barry Saves the Day By: Creating and throwing a lightning bolt
  • Post-Credit Stinger: The Savior of Central City on Earth-2 is Harrison Wells.
  • Outstanding questions: Jay had regenerative properties, but no trace of the Speed Force in his system. How Sway? Was he completely powerless and dying without Velocity boosts? | Patty says her father was killed by Mark Mardon and then Mardon got powers a few months later. In a later episode, she says she was supposed to go to the bank that day, but wanted to hang out with her friends. I could have sworn she made it seem like she was in high school when that happened. No way she was in high school a year ago.
  • Rating: 7.9

Read our official review of the episode here.

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Family of Rogues – S2E3

  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs: 0
  • Feel Sorry For: Lisa and Leonard Snart. Their daddy ain’t shit.
  • The Thirst is Real: Patty mistakenly thinks Barry wants her number. He doesn’t. But she gives it to him anyway.
  • Best Joe Black Fatherhood Moment: Joe lied his ass off for 20 years, but the scene between him and Iris, as he confesses his lies about Francine, was touching. Both Jesse L. Martin and Candice Patton killed it.
  • West-Allen Moment: “Iris, do you trust me?” “Yes, I trust you.” “Okay. Then jump.” 
  • Snowbarry Moment: Caitlin spends the entire episode getting to know Jay, bringing him food. Barry does not notice.
  • Pop Goes the Reference:  “Excelsior!” – Stein
  • Barry Saves the Day By: Being Sam and dracon is his jam.
  • Post-Credit Stinger: Wells BYKE!
  • Outstanding questions: Was Hunter/Jay a scientist? He must have been to figure out the speed cannon to transport metas from Earth-2 to Earth-1. 
  • Rating: 8.1

Read our official review of the episode here.

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The Fury of Firestorm – S2E4

  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs: 1 (Wells is walking around S.T.A.R. Labs like it’s his and he belongs there. No one notices.)
  • Meta-human of the Week: Firestorm… again.
  • Who knows Barry is The Flash: +2 (Henry Hewitt and Jefferson Jackson)
  • Feel Sorry For: Iris and Francine
  • #FlashBars: “Of course not. They were sealed. But ya boi hacked into the system…” – Cisco being a lovable showoff
  • The Thirst is Real: Patty wants to study meta-humans with Barry.
  • Iris, Come Thru!: Though I didn’t like that she didn’t give Francine a chance to explain, Iris was smart to look into her mother and discover she has a brother.
  • West-Allen Moment: “She’s not Iris.”
  • Snowbarry Moment: Caitlin takes it upon herself to bring in Hewitt and tell him everything. Barry is slightly annoyed. She also reveals herself to be a bit of a classist. 
  • Pop Goes the Reference:  “Are we going to create a Tinder app for meta-humans? I’m pretty sure that merging with Stein and bursting into flames is the biggest swipe left.” – Cisco
  • Why Would You Keep This to Yourself?: Iris does not tell Joe he has a son.
  • Meta-Humans in Particle Accelerator: 1 – Henry Hewitt
  • Barry Saves the Day By: Teaming up with the new and improved Firestorm
  • Rating: 8.7

Read our official review of the episode here.

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The Darkness and the Light – S2E5

  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs: 0
  • Meta-human of the Week: Linda Park a.k.a Dr. Light (Earth-2)
  • Who knows Barry is The Flash: Harrison Wells (Earth-2)
  • Feel Sorry For: The editor at Central City Picture News. They didn’t pay him enough to die like that.
  • #FlashBars: “You’re batting a thousand, Crisco? What’s your sample size?” – Wells | “You know, our Dr. Wells may have been evil, but you’re just a dick.” – Cisco
  • Shady-Ass Jay Line: “Zoom stole the most important thing to me. My speed. I don’t want the same thing to happen to Barry.” 
  • The Thirst is Real: Patty asks Barry to write a police report with her, as you do.
  • Iris, Come Thru!: Iris shoots Dr. Light’s mask off, like the BAMF she is.
  • Snowbarry Moment: Jay offers to look after Linda Park since Barry can’t see. Before the words are out of his mouth fully, Caitlin volunteers to go with him. Barry does not notice.
  • Barry Saves the Day By: Listening to both Wells and Jay in catching Dr. Light
  • Post-Credit Stinger: Zoom is holding Harrison Wells’ daughter against her will.
  • Outstanding questions: Why, exactly did Zoom take Jesse months before the breach opened?
  • Rating: 8.3

Read our official review of the episode here.

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Enter Zoom – S2E6

  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs: 1 – Zoom
  • Meta-human of the Week: Zoom a.k.a Badass Motherfucker a.k.a Wish It Was Really Tony Todd (Earth-2)
  • Who knows Barry is The Flash: Linda Park
  • Feel Sorry For: Barry’s neck, his back, his neck and his back, and his feelings.
  • #FlashBars: “You thought you could defeat me with this?”
  • The Thirst is Real: Barry tells Patty Joe isn’t being distant because of their kiss; he doesn’t even know about it. Yet, she still brings it up to Joe when he’s trying to do his work.
  • Best Joe Black Fatherhood Moment: Joe grips us Wells after Barry is hurt and he learns Zoom has Jesse.
  • Iris, Come Thru!: Iris convinces Barry, again, that he has to have faith in the people who have faith in him.
  • Snowbarry Moment: Caitlin is now super suspicious of Wells because Jay was, even though Jay stormed off saying he wasn’t going to be involved in catching Zoom. Caitlin then takes every opportunity to remind the team that Jay isn’t there. Barry does not notice. Caitlin also shits on the idea to use Linda to trap Zoom, reminding everyone – including Barry – several times that Zoom is faster than Barry.
  • Barry Saves the Day By: He doesn’t. He does the exact opposite of saving the day. He doesn’t even save face.
  • Post-Credit Stinger: Barry wakes up and cannot feel his legs.
  • Outstanding questions: Seriously, why did Zoom take Jesse? We know it was before The Flash disappeared into the breach because the news report says The Flash showed up at the campus, but Zoom had already made off with Jesse. 
  • Rating: 9.4

Read our official review of the episode here.

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Gorilla Warfare – S2E7

  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs: 0
  • Meta-animal of the Week: Grodd’s BYKE!
  • Feel Sorry For: Grodd. He ain’t ask for this.
  • #FlashBars: “He upgraded to a penthouse like a baller.” – Cisco
  • The Thirst is Real: Patty catches Barry in a lie, which he covers with another lie. She forgives.
  • Best Joe Black Fatherhood Moment: “Push yoself!” 
  • Iris, Come Thru!: Iris is the only one who figures out that Barry needs Henry while he tries to regain his ability to walk and use his speed.
  • West-Allen Moment: That “I got you, boo” head nod between the two.
  • Snowbarry Moment: Caitlin is instrumental in getting Wells to stay and helps him figure out a plan to close the breaches. Barry doesn’t notice because he’s busy trying to learn to walk again.
  • Wells-Ramon Bro-Moment: Ramon refuses to leave Harry alone with Grodd.
  • Why Would You Keep This to Yourself?: Cisco tells no one his new girlfriend is possibly a meta-human, but definitely has wings.
  • Barry Saves the Day By: Pushing Grodd through a breach.
  • Post-Credit Stinger: Gorilla City!
  • Outstanding questions: When pretending to be Thawne-Wells, Earth-2 Wells talks about promises he made to Grodd. Grodd doesn’t react as if any of it is a lie, and Cisco notices. Later, Cisco remarks that E-2 Wells knows a lot of things he shouldn’t, but this is never mentioned again. | How and why did Cisco vibe that Kendra is HawkGirl? She’s not from another dimension. | Will Wells ever figure out how to get Barry’s suit in Eobard’s ring? | Why do the breaches on Earth-1 lead to different places on Earth-2?
  • Rating: 7.7

Read our official review of the episode here.

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Legends of Today – S2E8

  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs: 1 – Patty just waltzes her happy ass inside
  • Who knows Barry is The Flash:  + 3 – Thea Queen, Kendra Saunders, Malcolm Merlin
  • Feel Sorry For: Cisco. His new boo is so leaving.
  • #FlashBars: “I ended it.” – Thea 
  • The Thirst is Real: Patty shoots an unarmed man.
  • Snowbarry Moment: Barry spends the entire episode in Star City, not thinking about Caitlin.
  • Pop Goes the Reference:  “He’s kinda rocking that Dothraki look. Hot.” – Felicity on Vandal Savage
  • Why Would You Keep This to Yourself?: Oliver doesn’t tell his fiancee about his son on the next episode of Arrow.
  • Barry Saves the Day By: Getting a little help from his friends.
  • Post-Credit Stinger: Oliver sees his ex with her son. Oliver can count.
  • Rating: 7.5

Read our official review of the episode here.

The Flash S2E8 - Kendra, Oliver, Barry

Running to Stand Still – S2E9

  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs: 0
  • Meta-human of the Week: Mark Mardon, again
  • Feel Sorry For: Joe, who learns he has a son
  • #FlashBars: “Don’t nobody want a toy of that crazy man.” – Joe on why there are no Green Arrow dolls
  • The Thirst is Real: “The thirst is real. Just kiss already.” – Cisco
  • Best Joe Black Fatherhood Moment: Greeting Wally West
  • Iris, Come Thru!: Even though Barry is there for moral support, Iris takes the responsibility of telling her father about his son and the secret she’d been keeping.
  • West-Allen Moment: Barry and Iris lean on each other and watch the snow fall.
  • Snowbarry Moment: Caitlin kisses Jay in Barry’s living room. Barry does not notice.
  • Pop Goes the Reference: “Why are you not sleeping with the fishes?” – Wells
  • Barry Saves the Day By: Working with both Jay and Wells
  • Post-Credit Stinger: Wells agrees to steal Barry’s speed even after he realizes Zoom wants to fatten Barry up like a Christmas goose.
  • Outstanding questions: Why anyone thought the same plan from “Enter Zoom” (lure Zoom and trap him) would work this time when they made no progress in increasing Barry’s speed is beyond me. | Also, no one discusses the fact that Patty shot an unarmed man in the prior episode, nor does she question why a man she thought was dead is alive… no thanks to her shooting him. | Also, she said her father was killed and then two months later Mardon became a meta-human, yet in this episode she said her dad was killed when he went to the bank instead of her because she was ditching with her friends. That was last year. *sigh*
  • Rating: 7.9

Read our official review of the episode here.

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Potential Energy – S2E10

  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs: 0
  • Meta-human of the Week: Turtle (Earth-1)
  • Feel Sorry For: Joe. He tries so hard with Wally.
  • #FlashBars: “Your dad’s a great detective.” “Apparently not.”
  • Shady-Ass Jay Line: “I didn’t expect… this.”
  • The Thirst is Real: Patty goes to Iris for insight into why her boyfriend is so shady.
  • Iris, Come Thru!: Iris tells Barry to stop being a lying liar who lies to the girl he’s dating.
  • Snowbarry Moment: Caitlin doesn’t express an ounce of concern or jealousy when Barry announces he wants to tell Patty he’s The Flash because 1. she does not think of Barry romantically – never has and 2. he does not think of her romantically – never has and 3. her shady-ass boyfriend was sitting right there.
  • Wells-Ramon Bro-Moment: Cisco jumps in Wells’ ass about throwing his stuff in the lab when he’s frustrated. Wells responds by throwing more of Cisco’s stuff. Later, Cisco offers to vibe and check on Jesse whenever Wells wants.
  • Pop Goes the Reference:  “From Hell’s heart I stab at thee.” – Cisco
  • Barry Saves the Day By: Using team teach to stop Turtle
  • Meta-Humans in Particle Accelerator: 2 (Turtle and Henry Hewitt) No, wait. Wells kills Turtle. Still 1.
  • Post-Credit Stinger: Reverse-Flash BYKE!
  • Outstanding questions: This Patty timeline concerning her dad and Mardon is a hot-ass mess.
  • Rating: 8.4

Read our official review of the episode here.

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The Reverse-Flash Returns – S2E11

  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs: 0
  • Meta-human of the Week: Reverse-Flash (Eobard Thawne)
  • Who knows Barry is The Flash: Add Eobard Thawne, again. Not really, but this is when/where he learns The Flash’s real name.
  • Feel Sorry For: Iris, Wally, and Joe – Francine dies
  • #FlashBars: “Do me a favor and shut up.” – Wells to Thawne
  • The Thirst is Real: Even though she finally showed some agency about her relationship with Barry in the last episode, Patty spends this episode popping up, hanging around, and then begging before lying about a man with a gun to out Barry as The Flash.
  • Iris, Come Thru!: Iris tells Wally to get over himself and visit his dying mother.
  • Noticeable Noticeables: We “meet” Hunter Zoloman.
  • Best Joe Black Fatherhood Moment: Wonderful moment of Joe comforting Iris outside Francine’s hospital room.
  • Snowbarry Moment: Barry sees Caitlin looks worried. He tells her not to worry; they’ll get Dr. McGee back. Caitlin reveals she’s not worried about her. She’s worried about Jay because she cares about him and doesn’t want him to die. Barry is not jealous at all because he’s not romantically interested in her and never has been.
  • Wells-Ramon Bro-Moment: “Oh, I see. You haven’t had your coffee this morning.” “I’ve had my coffee – don’t slurp.” *slurp* “Don’t slur–” *slurp* “Dooooon’t…” *slurp*
  • Pop Goes the Reference: “Bye, Felicia” – Cisco to Thawne
  • Science Circles: Wells breaks out three circles to explain Time Remnant.
  • Barry Saves the Day By: Throwing Thawne’s ass through a time portal. Boy, bye.
  • Rating: 9.5

Read our official review of the episode here.

The Flash S2E11 - The Reverse Flash

Fast Lane – S2E12

  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs: 0
  • Meta-human of the Week: Joe Monteleone a.k.a Tarpit (Earth-1)
  • Feel Sorry For: Joe Monteleone. He “died” horribly when the accelerator exploded. Also, Iris. She took a shard of glass to the chest.
  • #FlashBars: “Somebody better send his ass back to where he came from or I’m gonna shoot him.” – Joe
  • Best Joe Black Fatherhood Moment: When he finally starts being a dad to Wally.
  • Iris, Come Thru!: Calls out Wally for still racing, confronts the criminal organizing the races, and schools her father on being Wally’s Dad and not his friend.
  • West-Allen Moment: The look on Barry’s face when he couldn’t save Iris.
  • Science Circles: No circles, but lots of scribbles and quark matter.
  • Barry Saves the Day By: Saving Wally from certain death, and then forgiving Wells and realizing they need to go to Earth-2 and get Jesse/stop Zoom.
  • Rating: 10 – And amazingly directed by Rachel Talalay.

Read our official review of the episode here.

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Welcome to Earth-2 – S2E13

  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs: 0
  • Meta-human of the Week: Ronnie Raymond a.k.a Deathstorm, Caitlin Snow a.k.a Killer Frost, Francisco Ramon a.k.a Reverb (Earth-2) | Adam Fells a.k.a Geomancer (Earth-1)
  • Feel Sorry For: Earth-2 Iris who watches her father die
  • Shady-Ass Jay Line: Everything out his damn mouth.
  • The Thirst is Real: So, we just gonna ignore those lies from Jay, Caitlin? Okay.
  • Noticeable Noticeables: Snart is the mayor of Central City on Earth-2 (Lisa or Leonard?), Captain Singh is an evil Backstreet Boy, and Deadshot is Iris’ partner on the force – but such a lousy shot.
  • Best Joe Black Fatherhood Moment: The shade he throws Bartholomew is everything.
  • Iris, Come Thru!: Earth-2 Iris is such a badass.
  • West-Allen Moment: Mr. and Mrs. Allen
  • Snowbarry Moment: Earth-2’s Caitlin is in love with Earth-2’s Ronnie. This doesn’t suprise or bother Barry. Either Barry.
  • Pop Goes the Reference:  “I — I got no spit.” “Jaws.” “No, I’m not just quoting Jaws right now. I mean, I got no spit.” | “Are you Cloud City Vadering me right now?”
  • Barry Saves the Day By: He doesn’t. He gets kidnapped.
  • Post-Credit Stinger: Barry is held in Zoom’s lair with Jesse and a man in an iron mask.
  • Outstanding questions: I guess now we know how the Earth-2 meta-humans knew so much about Barry and The Flash.
  • Rating: 10 and Millicent Shelton did a fantastic job directing this episode

Read our official review of the episode here.

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Escape From Earth-2 – S2E14

  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs: 1 – Geomancer (How and why makes no damn sense)
  • Who knows Barry is The Flash: +3: Jesse Wells, Killer Frost, and the man in the iron mask
  • Feel Sorry For: The man in the iron mask, left behind with a psychopath
  • Shady-Ass Jay: Conveniently took a nap and missed Geomancer showing up and erasing the work they did on the speed cannon.
  • Noticeable Noticeables: Patty Spivot has worked the most Killer Frost cases.
  • Best Joe Black Fatherhood Moment: When he reminds Jay that Barry is helping his Earth so he might need to start earning his keep and help save theirs.
  • Iris, Come Thru!: Earth-1 Iris avoids having to write a scathing story about The Flash, while Earth-2 Iris assists in rescuing Barry and Jesse.
  • West-Allen Moment: “I love you.” “I love you, too.”
  • Snowbarry Moment: Caitlin cries when Jay dies. Barry is upset. She’s upset because Jay was her lover. Barry is upset because Jay was his friend. Barry and Caitlin are not romantically interested in each other. At all.
  • Barry Saves the Day By: Telling himself to really believe in himself.
  • Outstanding questions: Who the hell is the man in the iron mask? If Jay is Zoom, why didn’t he know his way around Earth-2’s S.T.A.R. Labs. Better yet, why was he telling the town to bring him Harrison Wells when he knew exactly where he’d be?
  • Rating: 8.8

Read our official review of the episode here.

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King Shark – S2E15

  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs: 1 – Lila and Diggle
  • Meta-human of the Week: Shay Lamden a.k.a King Shark (Earth-2)
  • Who knows Barry is The Flash: Unfortunately, still not Wally. *side-eye*
  • Feel Sorry For: Caitlin. She’s pretty much over everyone’s shit and who can blame her?
  • #FlashBars: “He’s fast. Get over it.” “Never.”
  • Best Joe Black Fatherhood Moment: Diggle dispensed some to Barry, warning him not to turn into Oliver (you know, a mopey bastard), and Joe finally let Wally know there is not competition between him and Barry. Also, Joe collects bacon grease.
  • Iris, Come Thru!: “Dad, you need to talk to him.” Blackest line delivery of the week.
  • West-Allen Moment: Iris’ wheels start spinning when she learns she’s married to Barry on Earth-2.
  • Pop Goes the Reference: “We’re going to need a bigger Flash.” – Cisco
  • Why Would You Keep This to Yourself?: They refuse to tell Wally that Barry is The Flash.
  • Barry Saves the Day By: Running on water, electrifying it and King Shark
  • Post-Credit Stinger: Jay is Zoom! And Jay is dead. Huh?
  • Outstanding questions: Jay is Zoom? And Jay is dead?
  • Rating: 9 

Read our official review of the episode here.

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Trajectory – S2E16

  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs: 1 – Trajectory
  • Meta-human of the Week: Eliza Harmon a.k.a. Trajectory
  • Feel Sorry For: Harrison – His daughter was super petty and unappreciative
  • The Thirst is Real: Scott, settle down. It wasn’t a date. And you’re a shitty journalist.
  • Iris, Come Thru!: Refuses to work on that bullshit article her editor wants
  • West-Allen Moment: “Earth-2’s version of Netflix and Chill.”
  • Snowbarry Moment: Cisco prefaces asking Caitlin to dance by saying they’re like brother and sister, which they are. And they have the exact same relationship as Barry and Caitlin.
  • Pop Goes the Reference:  Earth-2 Wells listens to Kanye West. Beyonce is a senator on Earth-2. Law & Order reference and Jesse L. Williams was on Law & Order.
  • Why Would You Keep This to Yourself?: Caitlin and Harrison finally tell Barry about the Velocity serum
  • Barry Saves the Day By: Running really fast and taking people off the bridge that’s about to collapse. His “Just Say No” speech to Eliza isn’t as effective.
  • Post-Credit Stinger: 
  • Outstanding questions: How did Eliza know to go to S.T.A.R. Labs and lock The Flash in the particle accelerator?
  • Rating: 8.2

Read our official review of the episode here.

The Flash - S2E16 - Trajectory in STAR Labs

Flash Back – S2E17

  • Meta-human of the Week: Hartley (again)
  • Who knows Barry is The Flash: Hartley
  • Feel Sorry For: Iris – she misses Eddie
  • Shady-Ass Wells Line: Yes. I figured it out.
  • Best Joe Black Fatherhood Moment: “Mittens, dad! Mittens!” ~ Iris
  • West-Allen Moment: Barry advises on Iris on not closing herself off while mourning Eddie.
  • Pop Goes the Reference:  Cisco calls the Wraith a Dementor. | “Holy, Harry Potter!” ~ Hartley
  • Run, Barry. Run: Thawne-Wells says it when Barry has to go after the wraiths. Creepy.
  • Barry Saves the Day By: Making it so that Hartley is a member of Team Flash in the new timeline; Hartley saves the day with “low intensity; high frequency
  • Rating: 9.3

Read our official review of the episode here.

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Versus Zoom – S2E18

  • Meta-human of the Week: Hunter Zoloman a.k.a Zoom
  • Who knows Barry is The Flash: Wally should have figured it out, but alas…
  • Feel Sorry For: Cisco. He’s struggling with not turning into his raggedy-ass Earth-2 self.
  • Best Joe Black Fatherhood Moment: With a little help from Barry, Joe realizes Wally wants to move in and makes the offer.
  • Iris, Come Thru!: Date? What date?
  • West-Allen Moment: Iris doesn’t go on her date, and from the look on Barry’s face, he didn’t like that she was going on that date with Scott.
  • Snowbarry Moment: Caitlin advises Iris about her feelings for Barry, because Caitlin is Barry’s friend and not at all remotely interested in him romantically. And he’s not interested in her either.
  • Wells-West Bro-Moment: “How do you use this thing?” “You aim and pull the trigger.” “Smartass.”
  • Pop Goes the Reference: Cisco makes a ton of Star Wars references. When they learn about Hunter Zoloman, Cisco refers to his killings a Hannibal Lechter-levels.
  • Why Would You Keep This to Yourself?: Caitlin FINALLY tells everyone Jay’s Earth-1 doppelganger name.
  • Barry Saves the Day By: Playing a round of, “Hey, Jay, your daddy wasn’t shit and here are life-size cutouts of him.” Oh, and giving up his speed to get Wally back.
  • Outstanding questions: Why are serial killers an anomaly on Earth-2?
  • Rating: 8.8

Read our official review of the episode here.

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Back to Normal – S2E19

  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs: 0
  • Meta-human of the Week: Griffin Grey, who ages really fast.
  • Feel Sorry For: Our ears. Killer Frost’s vocal fry was annoying AF.
  • #FlashBars: “Girl, no. That’s not normal anywhere.” ~ Iris
  • The Thirst is Real: Jay is crazy obsessed with Caitlin.
  • Iris, Come Thru!: Shuts it down when Wells tries to blame Barry alone for the situation they’re in.
  • West-Allen Moment: Barry says before he knew what he could do, he knew he could save Iris.
  • Snowbarry Moment: Barry shows the appropriate amount of concern you’d have for a missing, platonic friend.
  • Barry Saves the Day By: Faking the funk.
  • Post-Credit Stinger: Wells tells Barry he will create another particle accelerator explosion to return Barry’s powers.
  • Outstanding questions: So, Zoom can just open breaches now?
  • Rating: 7.5

Read our official review of the episode here.

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Rupture – S2E20

  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs: 1 – Zoom
  • Meta-human of the Week: Earth-2’s Dante Ramon as Rupture.
  • Feel Sorry For: Barry. He blew up.
  • Best Joe Black Fatherhood Moment: When Joe basically told Henry to fall back since, you know, he’s been camping for months since getting out of prison so now’s not really the time to be questioning Joe’s feelings for Barry or his safety.
  • West-Allen Moment: Iris finally tells Barry she’s been thinking of him in “that way” and wants him to know he always has her to come home to. 
  • Wells-Ramon Bro-Moment: Wells knows Cisco went to a Harry Potter convention.
  • Pop Goes the Reference:  “Leeeeeeroy!” “Expecto Patronum!”
  • Barry Saves the Day By: He doesn’t. He dies. Kinda.
  • Rating: 9

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The Runaway Dinosaur – S2E21

  • Meta-human of the Week: Zombie Girder
  • Feel Sorry For: Girder. He didn’t ask for this.
  • #FlashBars: Cisco: “Get behind me.” Iris: “You get behind me.”
  • The Thirst is Real: Girder still wants Iris.
  • Iris, Come Thru!: She figures out what’s going on with Girder and acts as bait to catch and stop him.
  • West-Allen Moment: “Come home to me.”
  • Wells-Ramon Bro-Moment: Their homage to Jay and Silent Bob.
  • Why Would You Keep This to Yourself?: Cisco conveniently remembers that Barry didn’t come through because it looked like he didn’t want to.
  • Sit, Barry. Sit: 3
  • Run, Barry. Run: 1
  • Barry Iris Saves the Day By: Being Barry’s lightning rod.
  • Post-Credit Stinger: Jay gives Caitlin a choice, and then riles up his posse of Earth-2 meta-humans, who look like they’re at a rave in really bad cosplay.
  • Rating: 7.9

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Invincible – S2E22

  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs the West household: 1 Zoom crashes dinner
  • Meta-human of the Week: Earth-2’s Laurel Lance a.k.a The Black Siren
  • Who knows Barry is The Flash: Dr. Tina McGee, and (finally) Wally West
  • Feel Sorry For: Barry. He can’t catch a break. He’s now seen two speedsters kill each of his parents.
  • #FlashBars: “What the what?” ~ Caitlin
  • The Thirst is Real: Dr. McGee and Henry Allen were totally flirting. Too bad he died.
  • Iris, Come Thru!: Iris reminds Barry that he’s not invincible and that a little fear can be healthy. In other words, “You’re smelling yourself; slow your roll.”
  • West-Allen Moment: Barry: “What do you say, you and I give this a shot?” Iris: “I would like that.”
  • Snowbarry Moment: Barry is happy to see that Caitlin has returned, even though he hadn’t thought about or mentioned her in at least three episodes.
  • Science Circles: Cisco uses circles to explain the difference in Earth-2’s frequency.
  • Outstanding questions: Zoom’s endgame remains elusive and it feels as though they really did make some stuff up partway through the season.
  • Rating: 7.9

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The Race of His Life – S2E23

  • Who knows Barry is The Flash: The real Jay Garrick
  • Feel Sorry For: Barry. Lost his dad, met his dad’s doppelganger, got the girl, but he’s grieving so hard he turns back time.
  • #FlashBars: “Wait. Barry, kick his ass.” ~ Iris
  • West-Allen Moment: “I love you, Barry.” “I love you, too. I always have.”
  • Snowbarry Moment: Caitlin tells Barry she knows how it feels to watch someone you love die. She’s talking about Ronnie, her soulmate.
  • Wells-Ramon Bro-Moment: Wells: “You never worked with a tool?” Cisco: “I’m working with one now.”
  • Run, Barry. Run: 1
  • Barry Saves the Day By: Creating a time remnant and then allowing it to die in his place.
  • Outstanding questions: So, the Barry who warned Barry not to save his mom in the season finale has to be aware of the chaos Barry surely caused by saving her in this finale, right?
  • Rating: 9.3

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Overall Numbers

  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs – Jay (1), E-2 Wells (1), Patty (1), Trajectory (1), Zoom (2), Geomancer (1), Diggle & Lila (1) = 8
  • How many people know Barry is The Flash: 16 from season one + 14 in season two = 30 total
  • Intro narrations: Barry (7), Wells (1), Iris (1)
  • Meta-humans met: 16
  • Overall Season Rating: 8.6
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7 Comments on The Flash Season Two by the Numbers

  1. I thought it, and all the other cw/DC shows start next week?

  2. Thank you for letting me relive these Snowbarry moments. You know how I live for them. 😏

  3. I almost fell off the treadmill reading the snowbarry moments!! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  4. These Snowbarry Moments are hilarious. 😂

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