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The #DCTV Secrets of THE FLASH: Episode 2.19 "Back to Normal"

The #DCTV Secrets of THE FLASH: Episode 2.19 "Back to...

By Amy Ratcliffe Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

This season the singularity has scattered secrets all over Central City. But we know where they are. We're here to tease you with all the #DCTV Secrets hiding in each episode. If you really want to know some of the answers to these questions, check out the spoiler section... in a flash.

Slow down to normal speed and enjoy these secrets.

Harry should consider wearing a sign that says, "I'm not that Harrison Wells," because people keep blaming him for Wells' mistakes. This time around, Griffin Grey kidnaps Harry because he wants a cure for his particle accelerator explosion-inflicted condition. While the Earth-1 team scrambles to save Harry without Flash's speed, Caitlin meets her icy doppelganger on Earth-2. She was surprised by the encounter, and you might have been surprised by these DCTV Secrets:

  • Who is Griffin Grey?
  • Messing with Ace Chemical
  • All numbers add up to 52

Want to carry on the conversation about the #DCTV Secrets in the episode? Race to #DCTV on Twitter and see what clues others have found.

Don't run any further if you don't want to know any more. But of course you do and you will.





With Great Power Comes... Accelerated Aging?

Not everyone rolled a natural 20 after the particle accelerator explosion. Griffin Grey received extraordinary strength, but his new abilities came with a price: rapid aging. He blames Dr. Wells and takes his anger out on Harry. In the comics, Griff was a co-worker and friend of Bart Allen and received his powers from an explosion set off by a disgruntled former employee at Keystone Motors. He first appeared in THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE #1.

Calling himself The Griffin, he tried again and again to be a beloved hero, including staging catastrophes that he could then stop. He eventually died because his powers caused him to age at unbelievably fast rate.

The Only Place for Your Chemical Needs

Griffin breaks into Ace Chemical in Central City, but fans of DC Comics are used to seeing the business in another setting. The company based in Gotham City was introduced in DETECTIVE COMICS #168 and is known for being the location where The Joker suffered the accident that created his iconic green-haired look.

A Likely Model

Without his super speed, Barry has to turn to more traditional methods of stopping villains—like guns. He carries the ML-00X52 into battle against Griffin. We've talked before about the significance of the number 52 in the DC Universe; it's the number of the worlds within the Multiverse, is tied to The New 52 and first appeared as a title of a weekly comic series.

See you next week! Something tells us it’s going to be a blast.