"No matter what I do to stop Grodd, he just keeps finding new ways to attack, new ways to destroy, and I... Iris doesn't think I should, but the only way this ends is if I kill him."
Barry Allen to Harry Wells
"Attack on Central City" is the fourteenth episode of the third season of The Flash, and the sixtieth episode overall. It aired on February 28, 2017. It acts as the second half of the "Gorilla City" event.


When Grodd and his army of gorillas bring the battle to Earth-1, The Flash and team must find a way to stop them before they destroy Central City. Gypsy returns to join the fight. Meanwhile, Jesse Quick decides she wants to stay with Wally on Earth-1.[src]



Guest starring





  • This episode takes place around Valentine's Day.
  • When Cisco claims that they need Gypsy, she asks if he's trying to "Luke Starkiller" her, referencing the original name of the protagonist, Luke Skywalker, from the original Star Wars trilogy.
    • The line itself she is likely referring to is one spoken by Princess Leia Organa on a recording to Obi-Wan Kenobi, stating "Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope".
  • Harry quotes the 1976 film Rocky, claiming about Cisco's Vibe goggles, "It's an improvement". Cisco picks up on this reference, to which Wells acknowledges the actor that speaks it, Burgess Meredith.
  • Wells later references Rocky again, exclaiming "yo Rocky" when Barry is beating a punching bag, a nod to the title character's role as a professional boxer.
  • When they are unable to find the identity of Matthew McNally, Cisco jokes that they're calling him "Jason Bourne", referencing the character from the Bourne novels and films.
  • HR mentions a poet from his Earth, "Alfred Yankovic", to which Iris asks if he means "Weird Al". "Weird Al" Yankovic is a musician who parodies many famous songs.
  • The missile launcher has a striking resemblance to the one used by Edward Fyers in Arrow's Season 1 flashbacks on Lian Yu.


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