The Flash Season 2



Critic Ratings: 12
Critics Consensus

While "Trajectory" doesn't go the distance to mix things up, it does throw a new speedster into the mix and presents new and exciting questions that will impact the rest of the season.

Episode Info

Barry and the team head out for a night on the town only to encounter an unexpected speedster who is up to no good. Meanwhile, Iris is challenged by an assignment from her new boss and is surprised when friction turns to flirtation.


Grant Gustin
as Barry Allen/The Flash
Candice Patton
as Iris West
Carlos Valdes
as Cisco Ramon
Danielle Panabaker
as Caitlin Snow
Jesse L. Martin
as Det. Joe West
Tom Cavanagh
as Harrison Wells
Teddy Sears
as Jay Garrick
Shantel VanSanten
as Patty Spivot
Tone Bell
as Iris' Boss
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Critic Reviews for Trajectory

All in all, "Trajectory" provides a slight but fun storyline that further underscores why Barry is such an amazing hero for Central City.

Jul 27, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The Flash returns after its cliffhanger reveal that the man under the Zoom mask bore a familiar face to have Barry face off with yet another villainous speedster.

Jul 26, 2018 | Full Review…

The cat is out of the bag, and now the hunt for Zoom gets personal.

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

Trajectory was a complete dud. There was nothing even remotely compelling about her. She was sort of a waste of a first female speedster.

Jul 27, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Not bad, not great, but somewhere in between, this week's episode of The Flash reminds me of why I love the show but doesn't offer anything as thrilling as the past few episodes.

Jul 25, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Trajectory is a great return to form after The Flash's month-long hiatus, and it sets us up for the final third of the season with many issues resolved and new questions asked.

Jul 24, 2018 | Full Review…

The Flash didn't miss a beat as it returned after a month-long absence. This show managed to introduce a compelling new speedster villain while simultaneously playing up the mystery of Zoom even further.

Aug 3, 2018 | Rating: 8.4/10 | Full Review…

The Flash deserves better than to be saddled with a recycled season-long storyline this early in its run. And we deserve better than to be forced to think it might do that. Red herrings have their place, but don't try faking us out with false lameness.

Aug 7, 2018 | Full Review…

As far as departures from the real stories, conflicts, and significant plots go, "Trajectory" is probably the best that can be hoped for.

Aug 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Though the mild-mannered scientist checks out when quizzed by Joe and Caitlin, it immediately becomes clear that she is the speedster, taunted by a V9-addicted inner demon.

Jul 30, 2018 | Full Review…

"Villains gonna vill." Best The Flash line ever? Best The Flash line ever.

Mar 24, 2016 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Although it wasn't a major game changer, this was an important and entertaining episode to further unravel the mystery of Zoom.

Mar 23, 2016 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…