After toodling around Earth-2 last week and getting captured, Barry and company finally confront Zoom. Back on Earth-1, Jay captures the villain when Velocity-9 gives him his speed and his life back. But is it too late for Jay?

And who is Zoom’s Man in the Iron Mask?

Title: “Escape from Earth-2”

Director: JJ Makaro
Writers: Todd Helbing and Aaron Helbing and David Kob

Grant Gustin as Barry Allen / The Flash
Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon / Vibe
Candice Patton as Iris West / Detective Iris West-Allen
Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow / Killer Frost
Tom Cavanagh as Harrison Wells
Jesse L. Martin as Joe West
Teddy Sears as Jay Garrick/The Flash
Adam Stafford as Adam Fells / Geomancer
Violett Beane as Jesse Wells
Tony Todd as the Voice of Zoom
Some Unknown Guy as the Man in the Iron Mask

Premise

A ragtag Team from two earths set out to rescue Barry, while Caitlin, Joe and the Earth-2 Flash find a way to stop Geomancer.

In Zoom’s lair, a masked prisoner presents a new mystery.

High Points

The final Jay-Zoom moment, while it’s likely misleading, was a dramatically effective way to end an uneven episode.

Low Points

Barry’s vibrates correctly and escapes after an inspiring speech: I understand the writers want to show the development of Alt-Allen, and the bond between two words, but they need to find a better way to show these things.

If Zoom is telling the truth about Killer Frost’s actions being part of the plan, he’s off the hook. If he is just throwing out a line to help her save herself (thinking he may need her later), then his lair has the worst security in two earths which, by the standards this show has set, says quite a lot.

The Scores:

Originality: 2/6

Effects: 5/6 The “Cliffs of Insanity” were serviceable, I suppose.

Acting: 5/6

Story: 4/6 The story improves on last week, but they need to end the Zoom-tease.

What did Wells inject Zoom with just before he crossed over?

Emotional Response: 5/6

Production: 5/6

Overall: 4/6

In total, “Escape from Earth-2” receives 30/42