The Flash Just Introduced King Shark and It Was Awesome

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 - 1:34PM
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Wednesday, 28 October 2015 - 1:34PM
The Flash Just Introduced King Shark and It Was Awesome
The Flash has been on a roll ever since the first episode of the first season as the show continuously introduces fresh new ideas, relatively honors the source material, and takes the audience on an action packed and emotional ride. This week's episode was no different, but perhaps the most sensational part of it was when King Shark was introduced.

King Shark was originally a Superboy enemy but has faced off against a number of heroes over the years, including the Flash. In the new continuity, Shark was one of the focal members in the Suicide Squad alongside anit-heroes like Harley Quinn, Dead Shot, and El Diablo. It'll be interesting to see if he gets used more in the CW's DC shows - after all, there've been multiple episodes of Arrow that have featured the Suicide Squad in the past. However, it currently seems as though fans won't be seeing them on TV again anytime soon, as Warner Bros. commitment to keep most characters that they're using in the cinematic universe out of the TV universe.

King Shark appeared towards the end of last night's episode, announcing that Zoom had sent him to kill the Flash. At first, it seemed as though both Barry and Patty Spivot might get a bite taken out of them, but the Earth 2 version of Harrison Wells stepped in and saved the day at just the right moment.


There were also a number of other exciting developments to take place on the show last night, as Jay Jackson became the new 'other half' of Firestorm. He was interesting to watch and it looks like he'll be a great addition to the team. Likewise, it was also revealed that Iris has a little brother that her mother never told her about, and it seems like this will probably end up being the CW's version of Wally West.

The Flash has continued to be an absolutely amazing comic book TV show, partly because the show seems not to have any set formula. It's always delivering something different, telling stories in a new way, and all the while it makes fans fall deeper and deeper in love with its characters.

Catch the Flash again next Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on the CW.
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