Spoilers below for anyone who hasn’t yet seen The Flash episode “Untouchable.”
The Flash introduced a new metahuman in tonight’s episode in the form of Matthew Kevin Anderson’s sleazy Clive Yorkin, who infected people with only his touch. But as it sometimes goes with Flash‘s one-off villains, this newb was immediately forgotten by the time the episode’s final scene arrived and revealed to viewers that Barry and the others will be traveling to see Grodd in Gorilla City for the next episode to save Earth-2’s Harrison Wells. (Cue another Earth’s version of a dramatic sting.) Check out the first trailer for “Attack on Gorilla City” below.
It was just recently that Earth-19’s version, simply called H.R., was in trouble of being imprisoned by bounty hunter Gypsy. And over on Legends of Tomorrow, Black Flash is creating a lot of havoc for Eobard Thawne, who stood in for Harrison Wells in Season 1. I suppose it’s only fitting that we get to see all the iterations going through some problems, and I’m having a hard time thinking of a better way to bring the terror to Earth-2’s Harry than by putting him on a planet full of scientifically-altered gorillas. I mean, the pun “One nation under Grodd” is almost bad enough, but not quite.
In the final moments of “Untouchable,” viewers watched as Wally was testing out his new Kid Flash power by phasing his hands through a wall, and a breach suddenly opened up in the room. Out popped Jesse Quick, the Earth-2 speedster last seen in the fourth episode of Season 3, who may have been happy to see Wally, but not for any pleasurable reasons. She drops the info-bomb that her father was taken away to Gorilla City, which almost definitely had fans hooting and perhaps beating their chests at home. And the trailer gives us a good visual sense of what the episode synopsis previously revealed.
For one, this is just the first of a two-part adventure involving Grodd, with the follow-up installment centered on Earth-1. Second, this won’t be an episode that will see Team Flash actually battling Grodd, as they’ll be on the same side. It turns out Gorilla City’s leader Solovar (voiced by Keith David) has a nefarious plan to attack Earth-1, and it’s up to Barry, Caitlin, Cisco and Julian to figure out a way to stop it. I am definitely down for this partnership if it means we’ll get to see a gorilla-on-gorilla melee at some point.