Though the first season of The Flash is winding down, there's still plenty of threats left for Barry and friends to face. Most pressing is of course the Reverse-Flash and his plans involving Barry's future. Then there's the Rogues and their ever-growing roster of ne'er-do-wells, plus the repeatedly teased arrival of Grodd.
With so many obstacles still ahead, The Flash needs more help than the team at S.T.A.R. Labs can provide. Which is where Felicity and her boyfriend, Ray Palmer a.k.a. The Atom, come into the picture. On next week's episode, "All-Star Team Up," the techy duo drop by when Ray needs help with his supersuit, but will hang around in order to lend a hand in stopping Central City's latest metahuman attack.
Watch the latest trailer (above) for next week's - yes, the series is on another short hiatus - all-new episode of The Flash.Judging by the footage included in this trailer, stopping the latest metahuman with a grudge won't be all Felicity helps Barry with. Over the last few episodes, Barry has grown increasingly suspicious of Dr. Wells and is now convinced that he and the Reverse Flash are one and the same (which he's right about, of course).
However, Barry has yet to share this with either Cisco or Caitlin and it appears his reasoning for that is he isn't entirely sure he can trust them either. They both work for Dr. Wells, so there's always a chance either one of them is in on Wells' plan. But Felicity isn't only unconnected with S.T.A.R. Labs, she's also someone with whom Barry shares a strong bond and can trust completely. Seeking her advice is smart, but we'll have to wait and see if what she has to say is what Barry wants to hear.
Now, we know that neither Cisco or Caitlin are working with Dr. Wells, at least not when it comes to his true motives as Eobard Thawne. But were Barry to admit that he has doubts about Dr. Wells, would they believe him? Obviously, during the previous timeline, Cisco had begun raising his own questions and we saw how that ended. Plus, Wells is becoming all too aware he's losing Barry's trust, and he may try to win over Cisco or Caitlin before Barry can reveal what he knows.
In addition to the new preview, at WonderCon this past weekend the names of two more episodes were revealed (via Flash TV News). Episode 20 will be titled "The Trap," which doesn't really hint at much other than our heroes being somehow imperiled. Yet, the episode prior to it is titled "Who is Harrison Wells?," and it's possible Barry's suspicions of Wells will lead to either himself or another being captured - or worse, used as bait.
The next title, however, makes it very clear what Episode 21 will be all about - Gorilla Grodd. Titled "Grodd Lives," this episodes looks like it'll finally make good on the promise The Flash made back in its premiere episode. First there was simply a busted cage with Grodd's name plate, but soon there were rumors of a gorilla lurking in the sewers and then finally a short clip of Detective West coming face to face with the beast.
It hasn't been confirmed how much The Flash's Grodd will have in common with the super-smart, telepathic ape from the comics, but it seems pretty obvious the particle accelerator had a drastic and terrifying effect on the poor creature.
What have you thought of The Flash's first season so far? Are you excited for this final string of episodes? Let us hear from you in the comments below!
The Flash returns April 14th @8pm on The CW.
Source: The CW, Flash TV News
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