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TV Review: The Flash 2.20 “Rupture”
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The Flash
Season 2 Episode 20: “Rupture”
Directed by Armen V. Kevorkian
Written by Kai Yu Wu & Lauren Certo
Starring Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin, Danielle Panabaker, Candice Patton, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh
Created by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Geoff Johns
The CW
Air Date: Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016, 8:00pm

Last week on The Flash, a super strong meta kidnapped Wells (Tom Cavanagh) to cure him, thinking he was evil Wells. The strength side effect was accelerated aging. With Barry (Grant Gustin) powerless, they tried to make the meta exert himself so much, he would die of old age. Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) came face to face with Killer Frost. She helped her escape, but just as Frost was ready to get rid of her, Zoom (Teddy Sears) killed her. Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) wanted to thank the Flash for saving his life, and is ready to turn his whole life around.

Spoilers below.

The Flash 2.20 “Rupture” review: Cisco (Carlos Valdes) and Barry fight crime as a hologram. They are against rebuilding the particle accelerator. Wells says he can do it this time. He is quite fervent in his convictions.

Barry goes to visit his dad (Henry). He fills him in about Zoom, losing his speed, everything. “Do you really need powers in order to be that person?” Henry (John Wesley Shipp) is coming home for good. Wells looks a bit jealous.

Cisco moment: “No Fringe on Earh-2… noted.”

Cisco sees his brother while vibing, so he goes and checks up on him.

Wally is setting himself up for his future – “satisfy your need for speed and help people”

Zoom shows up at the police station with Caitlin, and threatened… pretty much everyone. Wells is flipping out. Luckily (or unluckily), Caitin is able to get a message to the lab about the ambush.

Wally and Jessy are all locked up. Not for long.

It takes a lot of math to make another Barry Allen. Henry is totally against it. It’s an episode of “My Three Dads.” Barry listens, but is so confused. Too many dads can spoil the science lab. Iris finally talks to him about their future. She lays it all out there, and then he lets her walk away! Oh Barry, again?

Cisco and his brother squabble as per usual. As they leave, they get confronted by… his brother from Earth-2. Rupture. Cisco admits all to his brother. Rupture attacks Jitters where the CCPD is holed up. With hologram Flash they are able to take down Rupture, but then Zoom shows up. He kills most of the people there including Rupture. It causes Cisco and his brother to reconcile. That decides it for Barry. He cannot watch that happen again. Let’s go. Wells needs Cisco to wrangle the lightning, with a rod…

Cisco: “The one I made for Mark Mardon?”
Harry: “No the one you built for the Harry Potter convention.”
Cisco: “How do you know about the Harry Potter convention?”

Cisco cues the lightning – “Expecto Patronum!” Squee!

Barry disintegrates in front of everyone. Noooo!!!! But not surprising. Jessy and Wally run in and get hit with the pieces of Barry. I knew that was going to happen too. Hello Wally West and Jesse Quick. Three speedsters for the price of one. Everyone is crying.

Kevin Smith is directing next week’s episode 2.21 “The Runaway Dinosaur.”

The last 10 minutes of the episode were holy s*** minutes. The earlier part of the episode was good, but felt more angsty like Arrow. They all had a good reason, but it was more of a downer. Cisco did not get to have as many lines as he usually does. I got a case of the feels when Cisco and his brother made up. I am not fond of this Caitlin hostage situation that is happening. It would work if Jay was truly redeemable, but he’s not.

Barry cannot be dead and we won’t pretend he is.

The Flash airs Tuesday nights at 8:00pm ET on The CW.

The CW’s synopsis:

The Flash
Rupture (Ep# 220)
DC COMICS’ CHARACTER RUPTURE COMES TO CENTRAL CITY WITH ZOOM — Zoom (guest star Teddy Sears) arrives back on Earth-1 intent on taking over Central City. Barry (Grant Gustin) and Wells (Tom Cavanagh) come up with a plan to stop Zoom once and for all but it’s extremely dangerous. Unsure if he should take the risk, Barry reaches out to both fathers for advice. Henry (guest star John Wesley Shipps) is adamantly opposed to Barry risking his life again but Joe (Jesse L. Martin) thinks he can handle it which puts the two men at odds with each other. Meanwhile, Cisco (Carlos Valdes) is shocked when he vibes the Earth-2 villain Rupture, who happens to be his brother Dante’s (guest star Nicholas Gonzalez) doppelganger. Rupture came to this Earth seeking justice for Reverb’s death. Iris (Candice Patton) decides she’s finally ready to open up to Barry about her feelings for him. Armen V. Kevorkian directed the episode written by Kai Yu Wu & Lauren Certo (#220). Original airdate 5/3/2016.

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The Flash | Rupture Extended Trailer | The CW

Strap in, we’re firing up the particle accelerator on tonight’s new episode of The Flash

The Flash | Rupture Scene | The CW

Without risk there is no reward. Watch a new episode of The Flash tomorrow at 8/7c!

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