The Flash season 3 episode 13 live online: Producer teases a Speedster-Gorilla fight scene
The Flash season 3 returns from a brief hiatus with a two-part episode where Barry Allen, Cisco Ramon, Caitlin Snow and Julian Albert travel to Gorilla City to save Harrison Wells from telepathic ape Grodd.
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Episode 13 is titled, Attack On Gorilla City, which will air on 21 February at 8 pm EST on The CW Network. Executive Producer Aaron Helbing previews a Flash vs Gorilla fight in the latest promo for the episode. He said. “The name of episode 13 is Attack On Gorilla City. Her [Jesse] father Harry Wells went to Gorilla City and he is missing in action. So she is hoping that the team can come with her and help save her father.”
The producer explained what to expect in the chapter and said, “Barry, Cisco, Caitlin, and Julian go to Earth 2, and while they are going through the forest Grodd appears and captured and now they are stuck in these Gorillas City cells, unable to escape, with Grodd dampening their powers.”
Helbing concluded by teasing a Speedster- Gorilla fight scene. “So we get to do a Flash gladiator fight in an arena full of screaming gorillas. It might be the greatest thing I have ever seen on Television.” The promo also features a captured Cisco saying, “Speedster vs Super Gorilla: Best worst video game ever!”
The official synopsis for the chapter reads as follows:
When Jesse Quick (guest star Violett Beane) informs the team that her father (Tom Cavanagh) has been abducted, Barry (Grant Gustin), Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker), Cisco (Carlos Valdes) and Julian (Tom Felton) voyage to Earth-2 on a rescue mission to save Harry from Gorilla City. As they trek through the forest, Barry and the team are immediately captured and brought to Grodd (voiced by David Sobolov). Grodd tells them he needs their help to stop Solovar (voiced by Keith David), the leader of Gorilla City, as Solovar wants to invade Earth-1. Meanwhile, back on Earth-1, Jesse and Kid Flash (Keiynan Lonsdale) hit the streets to stop a metahuman that can control gravity, with H.R. and Joe (Jesse L. Martin) guiding them from S.T.A.R. Labs.
The fascinating story behind Laverne Cox's transgender character on CBS's 'Doubt'
When the news broke that “Orange Is the New Black” actress Laverne Cox, who is transgender, had been cast on CBS’s new legal drama “Doubt,” some may have seen it as a way to capitalize on the transgender TV trend led by shows like Amazon’s “Transparent” and E!’s “I Am Cait,” as well as on the ongoing legislative fights surrounding transgender rights across the country.
Even Cox wondered at first if the creators of “Doubt,” married couple Joan Rater and Tony Phelan, had originally written the role for a transgender actor.
“I was reading the script and I knew they wanted me,” Cox told Business Insider during the Television Critics Association press tour last month.
“I’m used to it being a trans character, being obviously trans,” she continued. “But I was reading it and I was like, ‘This character doesn’t seem trans.’”
When viewers watch the first episode of “Doubt,” which premieres on Wednesday at 10 p.m., they may think the same thing that Cox did.
She plays Cameron Wirth, a competitive attorney and Ivy League graduate at the same boutique law firm as star Katherine Heigl’s character, defense attorney Sadie Ellis.
Sonja Flemming/CBSOn the premiere episode, there’s only a hint of why Cameron is so passionate about defending her clients from injustice.
“There’s one little line in the pilot [episode] where a client sort of makes a comment and we understand that Cameron is trans,” Cox said. “But then we move on from it. It doesn’t really come up again. And I love that Joan and Tony wanted to have a trans character on TV. I think it’s because they have someone they very much love in their lives who is trans. Their son, Tom ”
So yes, the creators of “Doubt” did originally write the role of Cameron as transgender. They’d tell you they weren’t capitalizing on a TV trend or the news. And their son, Tom Phelan, who appeared on Freeform’s “The Fosters” for three seasons, had a lot to do with them wanting to portray Cameron as they would any other character.
“It was striking to me that once your son tells you he’s transgender, the next day I realize, he’s still the same person he was yesterday,” Rater told Business Insider.
“He’s still a slob. He’s funny. He’s annoying and delightful and smart. And transgender,” she continued. “It’s not like there’s a different person there. It may sound cliche, but it was sort of revelatory. We wanted to show a transgender person who was a badass lawyer, really smart, and it wasn’t about their transgender identity. That’s a part of who Laverne is, who Cameron is, but there’s a lot of other parts. That was important to us.”