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The series' build-up to Barry's confrontation with the mysterious Zoom was worth the wait, as exemplified by the quality fight scene.
Team Flash sets off on one of the dumbest ideas of their lives, deciding to use Linda Park to bait Zoom into fighting the Flash
Where Enter Zoom works better is in its development of Earth-Two's Harrison Wells. It was assumed the S.T.A.R. Labs founder's motivation in helping Barry and co. was to save his daughter from Zoom; and here we learn of his relationship with Jesse.
For such an important episode this season, I was hoping for a bit more to grab on to, more of a reason for me to care about these do-gooders.
Part of me wishes this episode offered a little more insight into who Zoom is and what he truly wants, but that's probably too much to expect this early into the season.
The episode does a lot of things right in bringing the main focus back into the core group, while allowing a character like Linda Park a moment to shine, and much brighter than she did in her initial few episodes.
With a big bad this big and this bad, someone we love is going to end up paying the price.
As expected, "Enter Zoom" put more of an emphasis on action than character development, though there were still a few good moments between Joe and Barry in this one.
This season's been overcrowded at too many points so far, juggling characters from multiple earths and setting up characters and storylines for "Legends of Tomorrow," all while trying to service the core members of Team Flash.
Enter Zoom kept things relatively simple, though, and was far more effective as a result. In his first extended appearance, the eponymous villain lived up to every bit of hype that Wells and Jay Garrick had given him.
The Flash is moving beyond the "secret identity" trope, and instead it's discovering there's more story to tell when people know Barry's identity.
Thank goodness the last ten minutes were filled with Zoomy goodness, because the remainder of the hour was kind of ho-hum.
This was a well-executed building block episode, laying groundwork for future Zoom encounters.