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Subj: Re: The Flash "Gorilla Warfare" Review *SPOILERS*
Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 at 04:47:44 pm GMT (Viewed 490 times)
Reply Subj: Re: The Flash "Gorilla Warfare" Review *SPOILERS*
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 at 10:26:25 pm GMT (Viewed 458 times)


    Having not seen the episode as yet it does seem to raise a question as to whether Barry had lost his speed thanks to the Wells formua or had it just temprarily dampened.

From my interpretation, I think Barry's speed probably got dampened temporarily. I saw no evidence to the contrary so we are left to assume.

The episode takes place a week after Barry got beaten by Zoom, so during that time Barry was healing. By the events of the episode it was clear that Barry had healed completely and he was just mentally blocking his speed because he lost confidence in himself. That's how I looked at it.

    That would imply Wells' formula is in fact little more than an anasthetic, which would explain how Zoom so quickly recovered as his metabolism is likely supercharged and burned the serum out in seconds compared to Barrys hours.

Nice thinking, that does make sense. Still, the formula presented just enough of a threat to make Zoom retreat. With some tweaking, I think it can be a serious threat if the writers choose to use the formula again.

    But what about Jay? His speed was stolen by Zoom himself? Did Zoom then fail to get the chance to take Barry's thanks to Cisco hitting him with the serum and therefore distracting him from his opportunity?

Yes. Zoom was about to absorb Barry's speed, but before he could Cisco shot Zoom and he ran off.

    The serum and its failure is just one more element that makes me question whether Wells and Zoom are really as seperate as we are being told, far too many coincidences and conveniences in Zooms knowledge and awareness of events...

Perhaps. But I'd like to think that the writers/producers would be wiser not to repeat the season 1 big bad because even though Zoom and Reverse Flash are different, the two big bads are played by the same actor. So, in essence, it'd be a repeat and I think it would be in very bad taste to do that.

You do have a good point but I really hope Harry is not Zoom.

It's interesting that a hero/villain performs one amazing feat, or use a power they haven't used for 20+ years, and that automatically propels them to a high status despite scans and evidence to the contrary. I don't know what is worse, selective feat picking that has only been done once or twice 20, or more, years ago or ignoring evidence from scans or the lack thereof. We need to stop putting our favorite heroes/villains on pedestals and start putting them where they really belong. But it's evident that people never will because they would rather accuse others of cherry picking feats, when they don't, and being 'morally superior' when they aren't. I guess being honest and as fair as possible only opens one up to being the target of childish accusations and fault finding by those who insist on acting petty and childish. What happened to a good debate between two civil, mature, adults?
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