Oh yes, Grodd lives! Finally, the notorious Flash villain, Gorilla Grodd, gets his own episode on The Flash, and from the looks of the preview it does not disappoint. Take a look.
In the trailer for next week's episode of The Flash, Barry Allen, Detective West, Cisco and Caitlin get a huge distraction from their mission to expose Nora Allen’s killer when Gorilla Grodd shows up. The known DC comics Flash villain was likely sent in by Eobard Thawne/The Reverse-Flash, who is the man pretending to be Dr. Harrison Wells. From the looks of it, the run-in with Grodd in the sewers of Central City isn’t going to end well, especially for Detective Joe West, who is seen being snatched up by Grodd before the preview concludes. Of course, what preview for an upcoming episode would be complete without a one-liner from resident The Flash comedian, Francisco “Cisco” Ramon, who nailed it with the following quip in the video:
If I hadn’t seen Jurassic Park, I wouldn’t be nearly as frightened right now.
What can we expect next week during Grodd’s first full episode? My guess is, a lot. For those who don’t know, the oversized gorilla is a super intelligent villain in the DC comics, often using variations of mind control over his adversaries, namely the Flash, in order to triumph over them. It may not sound intense, but we promise it is. Gorilla Grodd is as bad as they come. But, you don’t have to read the comics to know that. If you’ve been keeping up with this season of The Flash, then you’ve likely seen the previous glimpses of the terrifying gorilla. The last time we saw Grodd, he spoke for the first time and ripped General Eiling in half. However, next week will be the first time that Barry Allen/The Flash will meet Gorilla Grodd in what my guess is will be a fantastic display of computer animation.
You may be wondering what Gorilla Grodd’s story is in the comics and how The Flash fits into it? In the comics, after an alien spacecraft crash-landed in his African home, Grodd and other gorillas were infused with super-intelligence by the ship’s pilot. The mutated gorillas then formed an advanced society, with the alien pilot as their leader. That is until some explorers happened upon the secret Gorilla society and all hell broke loose. After ordering the leader’s death, Grodd then emerged as the new leader of the Gorilla City, with the promise to also take over the world soon after. While Grodd's history on the CW series is a bit different, no doubt the next episode of The Flash will play out with a similar conclusion.
The Flash airs Tuesdays on the CW at 8 p.m. ET.