Gorilla Warfare brings back Grodd and as Barry is somewhat injured from his battle with Zoom in Enter Zoom last week it’s up to the team to step up and help him overcome his demons.
Zoom had dragged Barry across Central City and shown the world how weak he is compared to Zoom, which in turn had some really bad consequences, at the end of Enter Zoom Barry was unable to feel his legs. This was quickly addressed in Gorilla Warfare and luckily for Barry he was able to recover quite quickly from what is essentially a broken back but still was yet to use his speed. The problem as it turns out was in Barry’s head, he couldn’t believe that he was able to save Central City this time and felt like he had let everyone down. The truth was he hadn’t let anyone down and he just needed to see that.
Meanwhile however well Barry is sat in a wheelchair at Star Labs angry that he doesn’t have his speed, Caitlin gets kidnapped by Grodd who believes he is Harrison Well’s son and has a soft spot for Caitlin, however, needs her to do something for him. The problem is Grodd wants her to make more like him because he feels lonely and realistically Caitlin can’t and won’t make more of them because they are a danger to everyone especially if there is more of them. Iris goes and gets another character back from the past in order to try and help Barry through this hard time.
Cisco, however, goes on a date with Kendra and gets called shot as he has a vibe which means leaves Kendra a little stunned by how enthusiastic he was about the date and then all of a sudden has to go. Patty, on the other hand, is pushed to one side by Barry because of the fact he is a wheelchair and can’t explain why.
Gorilla Warfare is a good break from the threat of Zoom and quite refreshing for Barry not to have the target on his back. Zoom is mentioned and the threat is kept in the back of your mind, but Caitlin is in trouble with Grodd and also does some very good soul searching by Barry. Barry until now has had one shake in confidence, but it wasn’t a shake of his own confidence it was just not wanting people around this time it was a pure lack of confidence. One thing that is a surprise is that Barry is still not telling Patty that he is The Flash. It is something that this episode could have broken that secret, but he chose not to.