The Flash: King Shark vs. Gorilla Grodd
March 5, 2019 7:25 PM - Season 5, Episode 15 - Subscribe

Gorilla Grodd attacks Central City, and Barry and Team Flash find themselves teaming up with an unexpected ally to defeat him--King Shark. (Also, Joe returns from Tibet)
posted by oh yeah! (8 comments total)
Before this show ends someday, I really need Gorilla Grodd to throw a barrel at someone, preferably while wearing a red necktie.
posted by Servo5678 at 6:29 AM on March 6, 2019 [3 favorites]

That was reasonably fun, although I agree with the recapper who is frustrated by their inconsistency about 'is the cure a weapon in Cicada's case?'
posted by mordax at 7:43 AM on March 6, 2019 [1 favorite]

I don't think they've been that inconsistent about it. I think only Barry thought about using it as a weapon against Cicada, and he only mentioned it to Ralph I think. Speaking of, where was he in this episode? No one even mentioned him at all. I guess the effects budget couldn't afford him? But they could've at least dropped a line about him doing something offscreen.

That was a fun battle but like AV Club said, too short.

Glad to see Joe up and about again! But now I'm wondering if there's too many characters for us to keep up with? Especially when these shows also have them cross back and forth, like Lyla.
posted by numaner at 10:31 AM on March 6, 2019

So with all the running around at superspeed Barry and Nora were doing, the one point where they slow down and announce what they want to happen is before they pull the telepathic crown off Grodd's head, giving him enough time to mind zap the speedsters. I know, plot reasons dictated it, but that moment felt so forced and stupid.

It's always nice to see Lyla pop up on non-Arrow shows. After Arrow goes off the air, it would be a treat to see the show's characters guest star in other Arrowverse properties.
posted by sardonyx at 8:48 PM on March 6, 2019

Yay for Joe's recovery.

I was very touched about Shay/Shark. I had pretty much forgotten everything about the dang man-shark, but the actor playing him and the love story between him and his wife from another world was very touching (even worked with Sherloque).

Iris, the news hound, missed the biggest story of the week. Shame, girl.
posted by jenfullmoon at 10:25 PM on March 9, 2019

I do not think that you should hold out much hope after next season's Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover. Lyla has used the code name Harbinger since she was introduced. It was a nice nod at the time, but it may be a thing in the times to come.
posted by Ignorantsavage at 9:54 PM on March 10, 2019

You're right about her codename and Harbinger's role as a key figure in Crisis (comic book version). They keep talking about one hero having to die, but as readers know, Crisis killed off a lot of people. We could easily be looking at more than one death.
posted by sardonyx at 3:49 PM on March 11, 2019

The image of Kara holding Supes dead body has been in my head ever since I saw the tag at the end of the last crossover. I am just wondering who will be the stand-in for Wonder Woman with Psycho-Pirate.
posted by Ignorantsavage at 8:50 PM on March 11, 2019

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