The Man Who Saved Central City

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Critic Consensus: The Flash's season two opener ties off loose ends from last season and opens the door to new exhilarating season-long storylines, making for a welcome and reinvigorated return of this super series.

Episode Info

Season 2 begins with Barry deciding to protect Central City on his own. But when Atom Smasher attacks, Iris pleads with Barry to let his friends help protect the citizens. Meanwhile, Cisco helps Joe with his Meta Task Force.

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Critic Reviews for The Man Who Saved Central City

What The Flash's producers can dial down is Barry's waterworks. I counted no fewer than three scenes in which the young man wept. Yes, I understand that Grant Gustin is a talented actor, gifted with the ability to cry on cue.

Aug 7, 2018 | Full Review…

The Flash does an excellent job of not only assessing the damage done to every character, but actually takes time away from more stereotypical genre moments to explore the emotional stability of Allen following the transpired events.

Aug 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Rather than showcasing the immediate outcome of the wormhole kerfuffle, the show jumped forward six months to showcase a drastically different status quo for Barry and friends.

Aug 2, 2018 | Rating: 8.6/10 | Full Review…

An ambitious offering that does its best to balance a villain of the week whose origin has season long implications and the clean up from the end of the first season, all while allowing the entire cast to do what they do best.

Jul 25, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Central City is still standing, and so it seems the scarlet streak completed his mission.

Jul 26, 2018 | Full Review…

The Man Who Saved Central City might not have been an entirely smooth journey, but it got us to where we're going, and I'm really, really excited about where we're going.

Jul 24, 2018 | Full Review…

After a long, Flash-free summer, however, even a transitional hour makes for a welcome return to this world.

Jul 24, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

The season 2 premiere ran the gamut of comic book winks, joyful optimism for the heroism of the Flash itself and plenty of puppy-dog acting from Grant Gustin, who was just a pleasure to watch.

Aug 1, 2018 | Full Review…

I wasn't particularly pleased with the rushed and nonsensical way they handled Henry Allen's release and immediate departure, but that's a small price to pay for an otherwise cohesive, entertaining, and emotionally satisfying episode.

Jul 31, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Happily though, this opening episode doesn't get too bogged down in dealing with the cataclysmic aftermath of last season.

Jul 31, 2018 | Full Review…