‘The Flash’ season 2, episode 22 review: A Henry Allen shocker, Black Siren, and ‘Invincible’

Black Siren -It’s nice that his odd little alternate reality / dreamscape, Barry Allen on “The Flash” did get a generous dose of confidence. Yet, at the same time, it was certainly clear while watching Tuesday night’s new episode of “The Flash” that there is a difference between thinking you are invincible (fittingly the title for this episode) and then actually being invincible.

Tonight, Barry Allen figured that out the hard way as he ran into a very unexpected threat in Black Siren, the Earth-2 version of Laurel Lance who turned up and made her presence felt in about as epic of a way humanly possible. With one version of her Canary Cry, she can take down an entire building. She doesn’t know the full scope of what Zoom has planned, but she was a willing ally for him and someone for the rest of the team to fear … and fear they certainly did.

Heck, it took an extremely elaborate plan and an offscreen Hartley’s help to devise a way to slow down her and the Earth-2 army. Not only that, but it took Cisco and Caitlin going undercover as Reverb and Killer Frost to pull this off. Caitlin found her courage … at least briefly. Zoom’s plan was at least stopped briefly, and somehow, Singh still doesn’t seem to realize that Barry isn’t The Flash. Even the head of Mercury Labs has it figured out! Speaking of which, has Mercury Labs been attacked more than Laurel’s apartment on “Arrow” at this point? It feels that way.

Also, Wally West proved himself to be a worthy hero even without powers, and Barry and Iris agreed to give a relationship a go. All of this was great, but you knew that the other shoe was going to drop. It did with Zoom arriving and seemingly killing Henry Allen in front of his own son. We knew that this could happen, mostly because Zoom’s sadistic, and also become with Joe there it was hard to really give him another father figure on the show.

Still, we love John Wesley Shipp. If this is the end, it’s a heartbreaking one and it sets up a crazy finale. Grade: A-.

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