[EDITOR’S NOTE: Warning. This article contains spoilers from the May 3, 2016 episode of The Flash. If you haven’t caught up yet, please do so before continuing on.]
Recently, filmmaker, writer, comedian, and Comic Book Man Kevin Smith has been extremely busy with DC Comics. Having recently written issues of Green Arrow and Batman ’66 Meets The Green Hornet, Smith is no stranger to DC characters. Having appeared in every season of AMC’s Comic Book Men as star and executive producer has also familiarized television viewers with his world. Now he finally makes his television directorial debut for “The Runaway Dinosaur,” next week’s episode of The Flash, for which Smith also teased a quick cameo of everyone’s favorite drug dealers, Jay and Silent Bob. Watch out for them at Jitters!!!
“The Runaway Dinosaur” continues the events of Tuesday’s episode, where Harrison Wells recreates the particle accelerator explosion in an attempt to return Barry’s powers to him. Not only does Barry not regain his powers, he is thrust into an alternate universe, and Wally and Jesse are hit by the blast from the accelerator’s explosion. The team utilizes Cisco’s vibing power to try to locate Barry, wherever he has gone to.
Knowing that Wally West and Jesse are both destined to be speedsters, the question remains if we will see them exhibit their powers before the season finale, or if we will have to wait until Season Three before they become Kid Flash and Jesse Quick.
Here’s the official synopsis:
With Barry (Grant Gustin) gone, the team must figure out a way to handle the return of an old enemy – Girder (guest star Greg Finley). Realizing Girder is retracing his steps from his last attack, Iris (Candice Patton) volunteers to act as bait to trap him in S.T.A.R. Labs. Meanwhile, Barry fights to return to his old life. Kevin Smith directed the episode written by Zack Stentz (#221). Original airdate 5/10/2016.
The Flash airs Tuesday nights at 8:00 pm EST on The CW.