Arrow & The Flash #76: Arrow #107: Fighting Fire With Fire / The Flash #60: Attack On Central City


Attack On Central City, the 60th episode of The Flash and the 14th of season three, was written by Benjamin Raab & Deric A. Hughes from a story by Todd Helbing and directed by Dermott Downs.

Harry and H.R. clash over their different personalities. Jesse informs her father that she intends to stay on Earth-1 with Wally, which Harry initially tries to prevent. Harry subdues Gypsy when she ambushes Cisco and Barry, and the team realizes that Grodd and his forces have reached Central City. Using his powers, Cisco determines that the gorillas will attack the center of town. This turns out to be a distraction for Grodd to abduct a visiting Army general. Barry contemplates killing Grodd as the only way to permanently stop him and also change the future, but Harry encourages him to find another way. Taking control of the general, Grodd attempts a nuclear missile strike on the city. Barry prevents the attack, so Grodd and his gorilla army invade the city themselves. Cisco travels to Earth-19 to ask Gypsy for help. The speedsters distract the soldiers while Cisco and Gypsy bring Solovar to Earth-1, who defeats Grodd and assumes leadership once again. All the gorillas return to Earth-2, with the exception of Grodd, who is turned over to A.R.G.U.S. Cisco receives a kiss from Gypsy, and Barry proposes to Iris. While going out to pick up dinner for Jesse, Wally is confronted by Savitar.

This one had the unfortunate misfortune of following such an epic episode the week prior with Attack On Gorilla City and while it certainly not anywhere near as good as last week’s episode, this still has a lot of great action and adventure to make it worth the watch.

Fighting Fire With Fire, the 107th episode of Arrow and the 15th of season five, was written by Speed Weed & Ben Sokolowski and directed by Michael Schultz.

Oliver’s impeachment process begins, with Adrian serving as his attorney. The Vigilante starts targeting the former, but is opposed by Prometheus, who is revealed to be Adrian. Using Pandora, Felicity and Thea learn about a secret that can be used to blackmail an alderman. Oliver and John dissuade them from using the method. Using a piece of the Vigilante’s suit, Curtis manages to track his location, where he plans to kill Oliver, who publicly disavows the Green Arrow as a “cop killer”, stating his motive for the cover-up as to protect the people from losing hope. The Vigilante escapes. The council votes against impeachment. However, Thea resigns from Oliver’s administration in order to work on her morality. Paul decides to divorce Curtis. Susan gets her job back by Felicity’s anonymous testimony. The latter secretly joins the Helix. Adrian aggressively demands Susan to listen to his story. In flashbacks, Anatoli demands a “spross dopross”, a process to depose the Pakhan. Oliver infiltrates Kovar’s mansion and acquires evidence that Gregor has been embezzling the Bratva’s money. The majority of the captains vote for Anatoli; but Gregor starts a mutiny.

Kind of a mediocre episode to say the least. Not a whole lot of action and a little too much story and character development where it wasn’t really necessary.

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