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What a crazy whirlwind of an events we had yesterday on The Flash!

Barry met his match in Peek-a-Boo!

She was a slippery one!
She was a slippery one!

Britne Oldford played her well! Peek-a-Boo went on teleporting all over town, eventually thwarted by the Scarlet Speedster and his team. We heard of Firestorm merging with another human in the blast, Cisco allowing another prisoner to escape... That line though: "You're not the only one who knows about sonic vibrations."

The show ends with our beloved [The Flash](series:1068303)'s identity at risk, finished off with a father-to-son speech that could melt your heart... and just in time for tea!

tut - tut Barry, You gave her a picture.
tut - tut Barry, You gave her a picture.

The biggest and most exciting surprise of the episode was that:

Gorilla Grodd is here!

Looking mean and keen.
Looking mean and keen.

We've been waiting so long! He's finally here!

Grodd was in the sewers! Obviously gathering some strength and apparently devouring subterranean workers? Whether that is for sport or for food we are unaware as of yet. He is looking mighty tough, looking like he is made up of mainly CGI. Although we have heard that Simon Burnett would be playing Grodd. Simon has also had roles in Rise of Planet of The Apes so they are probably using his knowledge of that to bring some life to Grodd.

We were teased back in the pilot episode where we saw 'Grodd' on a nameplate of a cage, leaving many of us to wonder if we would be seeing the famed gorilla himself. This also led to speculation of who Harrison Wells was as he seemed to have a weird obsession with Barry at this point and also a strong link to one of his greatest adversaries...

Uh-Oh.. I wonder where he went?
Uh-Oh.. I wonder where he went?

So, let's get started!

Who is Grodd?

Gorilla Grodd is a hyper-intelligent and telepathic gorilla with the power to control the minds of others. He is hellbent on destroying all of humanity and ruling as the supreme leader. There was a time when he was just a normal ape, as we saw in a flashback of General Eiling's in the episode 'Plastique.'

In the comics Grodd is altered when an alien spacecraft crashes into his home in Africa that was connected with radioactive meteors, thus giving him and his cohorts a flurry of abilities.

Here's our first look at Grodd in all his glory!
Here's our first look at Grodd in all his glory!

However in the CW adaptation I think it would be fair to say that Grodd is the result of a few genetic experiments that didn't go according to plan. I also imagine that Grodd is none too happy with Harrison Wells either, maybe Grodd will be the one to expose Well's for who he truly is?

Known Associations:

Here are a few groups the Grodd has been a part of, from the list below you can see that he has brushed shoulders with some of the greatest supervillains ever.

  • Anti-Justice League
  • Secret Society of Supervillains
  • Injustice League
  • Tartus
  • Simian Scarlet
  • Legion of Doom

What is Grodd's mission?

He's just monkey-ing around
He's just monkey-ing around

To rule & destroy. After being altered and gaining hyper-intelligence, Grodd wanted to rule Gorilla City which was being led by Solovar (another one of the apes that was hit by the meteor). Solovar is captured by human explorers that find Gorilla City and is taken back to Central City. Solovar does not expose his mind-control and telepathic powers to the humans, however Grodd follows them to learn his secrets only to run into The Flash himself.

We may get to see Solovar at some point in this Flash TV universe because it is such a great story between Solovar and Barry Allen, as they communicate telepathically to thwart Grodd's plans.

In true villainous fashion Grodd keeps popping up throughout the Scarlet Speedsters life, causing trouble where ever he can.

Gorrila Grodd in The Flashpoint timeline

I only bring this up as we've heard mention of the cosmic treadmill coming to the show and with Harrison Wells coming to us as the Reverse Flash, the future newspaper and having Nora Allen murdered when there are two speedsters there - I think the writers may include some elements from Flashpoint so I thought I would just mentioned Grodd's involvement:

In the Flashpoint timeline, Gorilla Grodd has succeeded in overthrowing Solovar and taken over Gorilla City. Gorilla Grodd began a campaign to control all of Africa. Despite his conquest being a great success, Gorilla Grodd feels unfulfilled since none of his enemies have been able to prove a challenge to him and the war between Aquaman and Wonder Woman has overshadowed his actions, constantly frustrating him. He soon begins to feel bored by his accomplishments since they prove far too easy for him and often lets his enemies live, hoping for them to become greater challenges in the future.

What are your opinions on Gorilla Grodd? Let me know in the comments below and about any other villain you can't wait to take on THE FLASH!


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