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(Warning - the following contains large, gorilla-shaped SPOILERS for next week's episode of The Flash. That being said, it also features Gorilla Grodd, and doesn't SPOIL all that much, so geeking out heavily below is advised...)

Now, there are well liked DC supervillains, there are beloved DC supervillains, and then there's Gorilla Grodd. Through the classic double whammy of being a dastardly super-intelligent ape, and having fought The Flash to a standstill on numerous occasions since his introduction back in 1959, Grodd is about as well loved by devoted fans as any other villain going.

Which is why, of course, it's so darned exciting that...

Grodd Will Be Back in 'The Flash' in Next Week's Episode

Which is, if you ask me, one of those 'indisputably awesome things' you so rarely hear about. Especially since we already have video proof of his upcoming appearance's inherent awesomeness, in the form of this cunningly gorilla-filled extended trailer for next week's episode:

Now, there's a lot to love about that there trailer - especially after watching the events of last night's episode - but in the end, three key things stand out as being particularly excitement-inducing...

1. Grodd

2. More Grodd

And, of course...

3. Even More Grodd

After all, the adventures of Barry and the gang may well be worth tuning in to week after week, and may well be some of the best superhero television yet made - but this is a super-intelligent gorilla we're talking about.

What could possibly be more exciting than that? Oh, wait, a detailed description of just what he's going to get up to?

"Grodd returns to Central City and kidnaps Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker). Barry (Grant Gustin) and team race to find her before it’s too late. Meanwhile, Cisco (Carlos Valdes) plans his first date with the new barista at Jitters, Kendra Saunders (guest star Ciara Renée) and Patty (guest star Shantel VanSanten) begins to suspect Barry is hiding something from her."

I mean, sure, that's exciting, but it's not exactly a super-intelligent gorilla...

Ah, there we go...

What do you reckon, though?



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