This episode is part 2 of 2 with the Attack on Gorilla City Episode.
At the end of Part on Gorilla Grodd had Gypsy under mind control. He was going to use her instead of Cisco for the breach to Earth 1. Gorilla Grodd and the rest of Gorilla City was going to attack the humans for what they had done to him.
The opening of the episode started out with Gypsy coming through a breach and attacking Star Labs and Barry. Cisco was able to stop her and put her in a holding pod. When she wakes up she has no clue how she got there that the last thing she remember was tracking a couple of breachers with some help. Barry and Cisco explained what happened but left her there just in case. Cisco would later go back and plead his case for getting some help but only to be turned down.
Barry was focused mainly on changing the events of the attack and making sure that it did not happen so that he could change the future. That has been his main focus as of late and while it's driving the show it's really starting to get stale. I feel like it may end up in another time line altering event in the end and lead us down the same path we are on now next season.
The rest of Team Flash are on board with Barry well because of Iris. They will do whatever it takes to help Barry stop the Gorillas attack. Well everything just short of agreeing with Barry about killing Gorilla Grodd.
During this episode we get more of Harrison Wells(Harry) and HR. It was great.. Tom Cavanaugh is amazing that he can portray different versions of the same guy! I really like the interactions between the two of them. Harry pointed out several times why he is needed with Team Flash and I am hoping that the future time line it is Harry instead of HR. Don't get me wrong I like the character and he does bring something to the team, he's the most human of the two other Wells he's just not as smart.
Wally and Jesse Quick have decided that it's time to tell Harry that Jesse is staying on Earth 1. They were both shocked that he was okay with it. Harry was okay as long as Jesse was happy.
During the first interaction with Grodd the group realizes that whoever Grodd controls can see his memories or what he has seen. So during this fight he gains control of Joe West. He has Joe put his gun to his head. Barry and Kid Flash try to waste time getting Joe to put the gun down and try taking to him but it doesn't work. Barry finally realizes he needs to push Joe at super speed to stop him from being killed. Joe escapes with only a cut where the bullet grazed him.
The second interaction wasn't much better. Grodd used a military general to gain access to a Nuclear arms base to use short range missiles to destroy Central City. The group finds this out using a device to gain access to Joes memories of what he saw while under Grodds control. Joe draws a picture of the man and they use facial recognition software and with the help of HR they find him. Barry is off to stop a missile from destroying the city. Barry used his super speed to type in a code to stop the missiles. I wasn't impressed with this, but I didn't hate it..Seems like they used the technique once before in an episode with Snart.
Barry decided that the only way to stop Grodd was to kill him. Everyone, including Harry was against it. Using Oliver as a comparison wasn't to great. Saying that Oliver doesn't inspire people was wrong. While he may not inspire people like Barry does as the Flash. Oliver has his way of going about things and Barry just isn't strong enough to do what Oliver does it would eat away at him and destroy him. So Barry finds another way.
Again they go back to Gypsy. This time go her Earth.. Yes Earth 19, and before Cisco lands we get to see an interaction with Gypsy and the Accelerated Man. Earth 19s Flash. Gypsy agrees to help Cisco after talking to him. So they both go back to Earth one. Well before they go back to Earth one they stop and grab Salivar and bring him along. This is where the show kind of took a dive. I for one didn't want to see Grodd and Salivar fight I wanted go see Barry fight Grodd... Disappointed again! Maybe some day Barry will be able to fight by himself. Oh well!
Grodd gets beaten by Salivar and is held on Earth one. Salivar and the other Gorilla's head home to Gorilla City. Barry and the others have saved the future for now.
The episode ends with a marriage proposal from Barry to Iris. He wants to marry her and save her. Iris of course accepts!
I believe with the show based on the future we are getting good television. However Barry seems to be missing a lot of the here and now and that could lead to some tough times ahead. Next week will we see Savitar back, this time it seems he is coming after Wally West!
I give this show a 7/10... could have been higher but the whole Grodd/Salivar was a bad call. The CG was great.. looking forward to more episodes!