Happy Flash Day everybody! The Flash is back for its second season, and just like the titular hero it certainly hit the ground running in the opening episode, The Man Who Saved Central City.
Although picking up a few months after the season 1 finale, it started out as though nothing had changed. Barry was taking down Captain Cold and Heat Wave, with a little assistance from Firestorm, and the whole gang was there to celebrate, including Harrison Wells.
That was the signal all wasn't right, and quickly turned into a Barry who was trying to save the world on his own. It then did what most opening episodes do, and set about quickly catching-up with all the main characters, re-establishing the status quo, and teasing what's to come in the remainder of the season.
It was a strong instalment from a show that thus far has had very few weak ones, as it managed to bring us right back into the world and demonstrate what's changed and what's staying exactly the same. The Flash is still doing his saving the city thing, Cisco is working with Joe, Caitlin has left STAR Labs, and Iris is already a much better character this time around. However, while it gave us these answers, it left us with many more questions.
NCTJ-qualified journalist. Most definitely not a racing driver. Drink too much tea; eat too much peanut butter; watch too much TV. Sadly only the latter paying off so far.
A mix of wise-old man in a young man's body with a child-like wonder about him and a great otherworldly sensibility.