Critic Consensus: It seems the The Flash will never suffer for a lack of villains, but now that Earth-2 has been established, the stakes are feeling real.
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Critic reviews for The Darkness and the Light
Speaking of natural charm, it has been a while since we were treated to a whole episode with Tom Cavanagh, and the actor wastes no time in reminding us why he was one of the best things about season 1.
For me at least, this episode finally crystalized a few plot points, and with luck next week's episode will begin to focus the narrative through them to a dramatic mid-season cliffhanger.
The arrival of another "breacher," a female Earth-Two thief nicknamed Dr. Light, gives Wells the idea to lure Zoom out by capturing his latest emissary.
Fears are a natural human emotion, but it is only by facing them that we find our way out of the dark. If any character on The Flash wants to be worthy of the title "hero", then they must face the darkness inside.
The Flash is just a better show when Tom Cavanagh is on it. With the formal reintroduction of Harrison "Harry" Wells on The Flash Season 2 Episode 5 everything feels right with Earth 1.
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