Cisco Officially Became Vibe in This Week's Episode of The Flash

Wednesday, 04 November 2015 - 11:30AM
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The Flash
Wednesday, 04 November 2015 - 11:30AM
Cisco Officially Became Vibe in This Week's Episode of The Flash
This week, The Flash continued it's amazing second season with the episode 'The Darkness and the Light.' With the Earth 2 version of Harrison Wells in Central City, Barry and the team had to learn to cope with having him on their team even though he resembled the man who tried to kill them all. Likewise, a new meta from Earth 2 called Dr. Light came through the breach, and the team had to learn quickly how to deal with this new threat.

Yet the biggest development to take place on last night's episode was something that fans have been waiting for since the very beginning of the first season - Cisco finally became 'Vibe' (well, in name at least). With the Earth 2 version of Harrison Wells having a 'meta detector,' he proved to the team that Cisco wasn't just another ordinary human being.

Of course, comic fans are still waiting to see if this version of Vibe will gain any of the powers they're used to seeing in the comics. Vibe is most well known for his ability to produce shock waves by causing molecular vibration, a skill he uses in some pretty spectacular ways. It'd be a shame if the show throws these out the window, as it's really a pretty cool superpower.

There were some other really interesting moments from last night's episode as well. For instance, Hawkgirl's alter ego was finally introduced, and it seems like she might end up being a love interest for Cisco. Likewise, Barry and Patty went on their first date, and they seem absolutely adorable together. Finally, Barry was able to learn yet another skill - creating speed mirages - which aided in his final fight with Dr. Light.

The show continues to live up to fans' expectations, and for what it sometimes lacks in regards to story, it makes up for with an excellent, lovable cast who has this strange ability to be likable no matter what the script seems to have them doing. It would be nice to see a change up in regards to the usual "bad guy wins first fight, Flash wins second fight" process that seems to take place every week, and it was it would've been nice to see Jay Garrick play more of a mentor role after Stein's departure with Jay Jackson instead of bringing Harrison back into the mix so soon. It also wouldn't hurt to increase the quality of the special effects, but of course there is this little thing called a budget.

Overall, however, these are very small qualms to have with such a great show. The humor is on point, the acting is fantastic, the occasional DC easter eggs are a whole lot of fun ("my best friend was from Atlantis"), and of course 'The Flash' has arguably the best story and team dynamic out of any comic book TV show currently on air. It's been a can't miss show for a while now, but it's rare for a comic book TV show to be so consistently awesome for so many weeks in a row. Bravo, Flash.

Catch the fastest man alive again next week at 8,p.m. ET, Tuesday night on the CW.
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