The Flash Season 2 is finished, but we’re not quite finished with it! This article is our guide to every piece of coverage we did this season. This should help you with the long wait until season 3…
The Flash Season 2 Netflix
The Flash Season 2 arrives on Netflix on October 4th.
The Flash Season 2 Blu-ray Release Date and Special Features
The Flash Season 2 was released on September 6th, 2017. You can order it from Amazon right here.
Here are the bonus features…
- Behind-the-scenes visual effects featurettes for almost every episode!
- Star Crossed Hawks featurette
- Star Crossed Hawks: The Hunt for Vandal Savage featurette
- The Many Faces of Zoom featurette
- Chasing Flash – The Journey of Kevin Smith featurette
- The Flash: 2015 Comic-Con Panel
- The Flash: 2015 PaleyFest
- Deleted Scenes
- Gag Reel
Did you hear the good news? The Flash Season 3 is confirmed!
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The Flash Season 2 Episode Guide
Here’s where we’ll compile trailers for new episodes, photos, official synopses, and reviews as they become available. Click the titles to go to the full reviews.
BARRY DECIDES HE NEEDS TO PROTECT THE CITY ON HIS OWN — Picking up months after the Singularity attacked Central City, Barry (Grant Gustin) is still struggling to forgive himself for Eddie’s death. Concerned about putting his friends in danger, Barry has pushed everyone away and has chosen to protect the city on his own. When a meta-human named Atom Smasher (guest star Adam Copeland) attacks the city, Iris (Candice Patton) tells Barry that he needs to let his friends help him protect the citizens of Central City. Meanwhile, Cisco (Carlos Valdes) helps Joe (Jesse L. Martin) with his Meta Task Force.
Ralph Hemecker directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Andrew Kreisberg & Gabrielle Stanton (#201).
Original airdate 10/6/2015.
INTRODUCING JAY GARRICK — Jay Garrick (guest star Teddy Sears), a mysterious man from Earth-2, appears at S.T.A.R. Labs with a dire warning about an evil speedster named Zoom, who is set on destroying The Flash. Barry (Grant Gustin) and the team must decide if they can trust this stranger even as they face yet another powerful meta-human. Meanwhile, Joe (Jesse L. Martin) must deal with a determined officer named Patty Spivot (guest star Shantel VanSanten) who wants to join his meta-human task force.
Jesse Warn directed the episode written by Aaron Helbing & Todd Helbing (#202).
Original airdate 10/13/2015.
When Barry (Grant Gustin) and the team find out Captain Cold (guest star Wentworth Miller) has been kidnapped, they form an uneasy alliance with his sister, Lisa (guest star Peyton List). However, Barry feels double-crossed when he finds out Snart is working with his father, Lewis Snart (guest star Michael Ironside) on a heist. Meanwhile, Joe (Jesse L. Martin) is faced with a difficult decision.
John Showalter directed the episode written by Julian Meiojas & Katherine Walczak (#203).
Original airdate 10/20/2015.
Barry (Grant Gustin) and the team look for another Firestorm match for Dr. Stein (Victor Garber). When the team meets Jefferson “Jax” Jackson (guest star Franz Drameh), Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) has her reservations about whether Jax is the right match for Dr. Stein. Iris (Candice Patton) surprises Joe (Jesse L. Martin) while Barry and Patty (guest star Shantel VanSanten) grow closer.
Stefan Pleszczynski directed the episode written by Kai Yu Wu & Joe Peracchio (#204).
Original airdate 10/27/2015.
Barry (Grant Gustin) learns a new breacher, Dr. Light, has come through the portal and sets off to capture her. Jay (guest star Teddy Sears) tells Barry that Dr. Light was not a threat on Earth-2 and that Barry can reason with her. However, during a fight with The Flash, she blinds him and drops some shocking news about Zoom. Meanwhile, Barry and Patty (Shantel VanSanten) go out on a date.
Steve Shill directed the episode written by Ben Sokolowski & Grainne Godfree (#205).
Original airdate 11/3/2015.
After recent events, Barry (Grant Gustin) decides it’s time to confront Zoom and comes up with a dangerous plan. Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) sides with Jay (guest star Teddy Sears) and deems it too dangerous for Barry to engage with the speed demon. However, Iris (Candice Patton) shows her support and brings forth a surprising ally. We see what Earth-2 Harrison Wells’ (Tom Cavanagh) life was like before coming through the breech.
JJ Makaro directed the episode written by Gabrielle Stanton & Brooke Eikmeier (#206).
Original airdate 11/10/2015.
Grodd returns to Central City and kidnaps Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker). Barry (Grant Gustin) and team race to find her before it’s too late. Meanwhile, Cisco (Carlos Valdes) plans his first date with the new barista at Jitters, Kendra Saunders (guest star Ciara Renée) and Patty (guest star Shantel VanSanten) begins to suspect Barry is hiding something from her.
In its second major crossover event with “Arrow,” Vandal Savage (guest star Casper Crump) arrives in Central City and sets his sights on Kendra Saunders (guest star Ciara Renée). After Vandal attacks Kendra and Cisco (Carlos Valdes), they turn to Barry (Grant Gustin) for help. Realizing how dangerous Vandal is, Barry takes Kendra to Star City and asks Oliver and team to hide her until he can figure out how to stop Vandal. However, things quickly go from bad to worse when a man with wings AKA Hawkman (guest star Falk Hentschel) shows up and flies off with Kendra. Meanwhile, Harrison (Tom Cavanagh) develops a serum to make Barry run faster and asks Jay (guest star Teddy Sears) to test it out. Ralph Hemecker directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Aaron Helbing & Todd Helbing (#208). Original airdate 12/1/2015.
When Mark Mardon AKA The Weather Wizard (guest star Liam McIntyre) returns to break Leonard Snart AKA Captain Cold (guest star Wentworth Miller) and James Jesse AKA The Trickster (guest star Mark Hamill) out of Iron Heights, Barry (Grant Gustin) must stop these rogues from taking over Central City during Christmas. Meanwhile, Joe (Jesse L. Martin) and Iris (Candice Patton) meet Wally West (Keiynan Lonsdale). Kevin Tancharoen directed the episode written by Andrew Kreisberg (#209).
JOE AND IRIS GET TO KNOW WALLY — Now that they’ve grown closer, Barry (Grant Gustin) considers telling Patty (guest star Shantel VanSanten) that he is The Flash. Meanwhile, Joe (Jesse L. Martin) and Iris (Candice Patton) try to get to know Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale), and the team hunts down a meta-human who can slow time itself. Rob Hardy directed the episode written by Bryan Q. Miller (#210). Original airdate 1/19/2016.
air date: January 19th, 2016
When Cisco (Carlos Valdes) gets a vibe of Eobard Thawne (guest star Matthew Letscher), Barry (Grant Gustin) and the team don’t believe it. But, after an attack at Mercury Labs, Christina McGee (guest star Amanda Pays) confirms that the Reverse Flash is back. Meanwhile, Iris (Candice Patton) and Francine (guest star Vanessa A. Williams) share a nice moment that brings Iris closer to her brother, Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale). Michael Allowitz directed the episode written by Aaron Helbing & Todd Helbing (#211).
WALLY FLIRTS WITH DANGER — Barry (Grant Gustin) teams up with Wells (Tom Cavanagh) to figure out a way to close the breaches, but they are distracted by a meta-human nicknamed Tar Pit (guest star Marco Grazzini) who can transform into liquid asphalt. Iris (Candice Patton) is concerned for Wally’s (Keiynan Lonsdale) safety after she finds out about his drag racing hobby. When he refuses to stop she makes a bold move that puts her in danger. Rachel Talalay directed the episode with story by Brooke Eikmeier and teleplay by Kai Yu Wu & Joe Peracchio (#212).
Original airdate 2/2/2016.
BARRY VISITS EARTH-2 – Barry (Grant Gustin), Wells (Tom Cavanagh) and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) journey to Earth-2 to rescue Wells’ daughter, Jesse (guest star) from Zoom. Barry is stunned when he runs into Earth-2 Iris (Candice Patton) and Joe (Jesse L. Martin), but nothing prepares him for meeting Killer Frost (Danielle Panabaker) and Deathstorm (guest star Robbie Amell). Meanwhile, back on Earth-1, Jay (guest star Teddy Sears) has to take over the Flash’s responsibilities when a meta-human nicknamed Geomancer (guest star Adam Stafford) attacks Central City. Millicent Shelton directed the episode written by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg and Katherine Walczak (#213).
Original airdate 2/9/2016.
THE EXCITING CONCLUSION TO THE EARTH-2 JOURNEY – On Earth-2, the team races to find Zoom’s lair and asks for help from the most unexpected source. Meanwhile, back on Earth-1, Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) rushes to perfect Velocity-9 so that Jay (guest star Teddy Sears) can stop the Geomancer (guest star Adam Stafford). J.J. Makaro directed the episode with story by Todd Helbing & Aaron Helbing and teleplay by David Kob (#214).
Original airdate 2/16/16.
“ARROW’S” DIGGLE (DAVID RAMSEY) AND LILA (AUDREY MARIE ANDERSON) CROSS OVER TO “THE FLASH” TO TAKE ON KING SHARK – When King Shark escapes from an A.R.G.U.S. holding tank, Lila (guest star Audrey Marie Anderson) and Diggle (David Ramsey) travel to Central City to warn The Flash (Grant Gustin). King Shark shows up at the West house and attacks Joe (Jesse L. Martin), Iris (Candice Patton), Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) and Barry. Hanelle Culpepper directed the episode written by Benjamin Raab & Deric A. Hughes (#215).
Original airdate 2/23/16.
The Flash Season 2 Episode 16: Trajectory
Episode 16 will introduce Eliza Harmon, described (via TV Line) as “an exceptionally bright scientist with a split personality a la Jekyll and Hyde.” In the comics, Ms. Harmon was a speedster known as Trajectory. She got her powers from Lex Luthor. Don’t expect that to happen here.
TV Line also broke the news of who will play Ms. Harmon. Allison Paige (Days of Our Lives) will play the show’s first female speedster. They also have what sounds an awful lot like an official episode description:
“Having arrived in town intent on creating maximum chaos, Trajectory’s antics are misinterpreted as having been perpetrated by the Flash himself. Barry thus must quickly! uncover the mystery of who is the girl under the mask — as well as what is driving her mad desire for speed and destruction.”
After the shocking revelation that Zoom is Jay Garrick (Teddy Sears), Barry (Grant Gustin) is more determined than ever to get back to Earth-2 to stop Zoom forever. Desperate to find a way to increase his speed, Barry decides to travel back in time and masquerade as his earlier self in order to get his arch-nemesis, Dr. Harrison Wells/Eobard Thawne (Tom Cavanagh), to teach him how to run faster. However, things don’t go as planned and Barry is stunned to face familiar foe Hartley Rathaway (guest star Andy Mientus), as well as old friend Eddie Thawne (guest star Rick Cosnett). Iris (Candice Patton) makes peace with her past in order to embrace her future.
air date: March 29th
Equipped with the tachyon device, Barry (Grant Gustin) believes he is fast enough to stop Zoom (guest star Teddy Sears) and wants to open the breaches to catch him. Harry (Tom Cavanagh) strongly advises against that plan but after Barry convinces him, Harry reveals that Cisco (Carlos Valdes) has the power to re-open the breach. Meanwhile, Hunter Zoloman’s (Teddy Sears) painful story on Earth-2 is revealed. Stefan Pleszcynski directed the episode written by Joe Peracchio & David Kob.
air date: April 19th
A meta-human with super strength named Griffin Grey (guest star Haig Sutherland) mistakes Harry (Tom Cavanagh) for Earth-1 Harrison Wells and kidnaps him, demanding that Wells cure him from his current condition. Realizing another brilliant Wells could help track Griffin’s location, Barry asks Jesse (guest star Violett Beane) to help. Meanwhile, Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) corners Joe (Jesse L. Martin) about The Flash.
air date: April 26th
Zoom (guest star Teddy Sears) arrives back on Earth-1 intent on taking over Central City. Barry (Grant Gustin) and Wells (Tom Cavanagh) come up with a plan to stop Zoom once and for all but it’s extremely dangerous. Unsure if he should take the risk, Barry reaches out to both fathers for advice. Henry (guest star John Wesley Shipps) is adamantly opposed to Barry risking his life again but Joe (Jesse L. Martin) thinks he can handle it which puts the two men at odds with each other. Meanwhile, Cisco (Carlos Valdes) is shocked when he vibes the Earth-2 villain Rupture, who happens to be his brother Dante’s (guest star Nicholas Gonzalez) doppelganger. Rupture came to this Earth seeking justice for Reverb’s death. Iris (Candice Patton) decides she’s finally ready to open up to Barry about her feelings for him. Armen V. Kevorkian directed the episode written by Kai Yu Wu & Lauren Certo (#220)
air date: May 3rd
With Barry (Grant Gustin) gone, the team must figure out a way to handle the return of an old enemy – Girder (guest star Greg Finley). Realizing Girder is retracing his steps from his last attack, Iris (Candice Patton) volunteers to act as bait to trap him in S.T.A.R. Labs. Meanwhile, Barry fights to return to his old life. Kevin Smith directed the episode written by Zack Stentz (#221).
air date: May 10th
After Zoom (guest star Teddy Sears) unleashes an army of Earth-2 meta-humans on Central City, Barry (Grant Gustin) is shaken when he sees their leader is the Black Canary’s Earth-2 doppelganger, the Black Siren (guest star Katie Cassidy). Meanwhile, Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) takes to the streets to help The Flash stop the meta-humans, which worries Joe (Jesse L. Martin). Iris (Candice Patton) and Henry (guest star John Wesley Shipp) are concerned about Barry taking on Zoom. Jesse Warn directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Brooke Roberts & David Kob (#222).
air date: May 17th
After Zoom (guest star Teddy Sears) reveals his true plan, Barry (Grant Gustin) vows to do whatever it takes to stop him.
air date: May 24th.
The Flash Season 2 Trailers
Here are some trailers, courtesy of the CW…
There’s also a promo introducing Franz Drameh (Attack the Block) as the new human half of Firestorm:
Also, keep your eyes peeled for Adam “Edge” Copeland as Atom Smasher.
Check out this killer sizzle reel for upcoming episodes of The Flash season 2 that was unveiled at NYCC. There’s plenty of Jay Garrick in action, as well as looks at Zoom and a bunch of other new metahumans, clues about Legends of Tomorrow, and much more!
The Flash Season 2 Cast
Jay Garrick, the original Golden Age Flash is played by Teddy Sears (Masters of Sex). The news was unveiled at the Warner Bros. Pictures Television Hall H panel during SDCC. The Jay Garrick Flash first appeared in Flash Comics #1 back in 1940, and he’s appeared in comics on and off since then.
The official word on the character reads:
Jay is a mysterious figure who arrives in Central City to warn Barry Allen and his team at S.T.A.R. Labs of an impending danger that he alone cannot hope to stop.
Arrives from where, you ask? A parallel reality, of course! Earth-2 is here.
“Having Jay Garrick come onto the show was one of our earliest ideas,” showrunner Andrew Kreisberg said in a statement. “It is so exciting, as we rush into season two, that we finally get to bring the Crimson Comet to life. We couldn’t imagine anyone more suited to play the original Flash than Teddy.”
In case you don’t know, here’s what he looks like in his classic incarnation…
Of course, shortly before the big reveal in Hall H I had asked Andrew Kreisberg about when we might see Jay Garrick, and he deadpanned, “who says you will?” He pulled the same thing on me hours before Ra’s al Ghul was revealed as the big bad of Arrow season three last year. One day, I will learn my lesson.
The CW revealed the Jay Garrick costume in typically reverent Flash style, with an homage to the cover of The Flash #123, the 1961 story that introduced the concept of the DC Multiverse.
Honestly, I can’t believe they actually did this, but I’m glad they did.
Here’s a slightly better look at the TV half of that image.
Yeah, that’s Jay Garrick, alright! Other than the gloves and a possibly toned down logo on his shirt, that’s right out of the comics.
Now, this Flash season one highlight reel is cool enough on its own, but if you wait until the end, you get to hear Teddy Sears introduce himself as Jay Garrick…and they also tease the big bad of season two!
Here’s a better look at him:
Barry Allen has a new love interest. Patty Spivot, another Central City CSI, is played by Shantel VanSanten. She’s been hanging around the DCU since the late ’70s, and became a regular character from the first issue of the New 52 relaunch of The Flash comic.
Here’s what DC Entertainment has to say about the TV version of Patty:
Patty is obsessed with metahumans and partners with Det. Joe West this season but has no idea that her new crush is the Flash.
“We were huge fans of The Messengers and are excited to have Shantel join us to help complicate Barry Allen’s love life in season two,” said Andrew Kreisberg in a statement.
Adam Copeland, once known as “the Rated R superstar” Edge in the WWE, plays Atom-Smasher on The Flash season premiere.
Here’s the official word on Atom-Smasher:
“One of the most powerful enemies we encounter this season, Atom Smasher has come to Central City to kill The Flash. His incredible strength and ability to grow to enormous size makes him more than a match for Flash and the entire S.T.A.R. Labs team will have to come together to find a way to defeat him.”
Michael Ironside is Lewis Snart, the estranged father of Leonard and Lisa Snart, AKA Captain Cold and Golden Glider, respectively. The veteran character actor will bring gravitas to the cold, abusive father who is described as a ruthless career criminal. Leonard Snart made his first appearance in season 2 episode 3, titled “Family of Rogues.”
Ironside is no stranger to the comic book world. Besides starring in films like Total Recall and Top Gun, Ironside has voiced characters in Batman, Superman, Justice League, and X-Men animated projects, and also appeared as Lois Lane’s father on Smallville.
Keiynan Lonsdale (Insurgent) will play Wally West on The Flash season 2. Don’t get too excited yet, as there’s no word on if or when (oh, who are we kidding, it’s when) he’ll become Kid Flash.
TV Line first reported that speedster Jesse Quick is coming to The Flash season 2. Jesse Chambers (who is destined for some speed powers of her own) will be played by Violette Beane. Jesse is described as “a brilliant but quirky college student who gets caught up in the battle between The Flash and…Zoom.”
We’ll see if we see or hear the special speed formula on TV…”3X2(9YZ)4A.” Does this mean we’ll meet Johnny Quick, too?
Demore Barnes plays Henry Hewitt, also known as Tokamak, an obscure Firestorm villain. ComicBook.com broke the news with this official casting description: “a charming, but cocky scientist who was affected by the same Particle Accelerator explosion that created the Flash. When Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) recruits him to join the team at S.T.A.R. Labs, Hewitt jumps at the opportunity to fulfill his destiny as a powerful meta-human.”
Malese Jow returned as Linda Park this season, Entertainment Weekly reports. With Wally West coming to the show, perhaps that’s where Linda’s romantic angle will end up. I’m sure Iris will be thrilled. “Linda Park will return as Iris West’s [Candice Patton] friend and colleague at Central Picture News and her past relationship with Barry will put both Iris and The Flash in unexpected danger,” executive producer Gabrielle Stanton said.
Tony Todd (famous for his role in Candyman) is the voice The Flash season 2 major villain, Zoom. That’s right, it’s just the voice. So far, the identity of Zoom will be even more of a mystery than the Reverse-Flash was in season one.
“Part of the mystery of the season is who or what is underneath the Zoom outfit, and so we wanted to do something like James Earl Jones as Darth Vader — this iconic voice coming out of this mask,” Flash executive producer Andrew Kreisberg tells Variety. “Last year, we thought of the Reverse-Flash as a speed warrior; this year, Zoom is like a speed demon, and no one does demon-voice better than Tony Todd.”
Expect a similar mystery to unfold for Zoom this year, though. While long time Flash fans (like this writer) had plenty of theories about the Reverse-Flash’s identity, the show kept us all off balance, and Kreisberg says they’re taking a similar approach this time:
“We have to service the entire audience, both the fans and the non-fans, and I think we’ve shown up until this point a great deal of respect and reverence for the source material, so that we always feel like we’re fulfilling the comic book fans’ expectations while also not spoon-feeding them stuff directly from the comics. So the story of Zoom and who and what he is… hopefully comic book fans will be happy because we’ve come up with a clever way to spin the tale, but that also makes it exciting for the people who aren’t as familiar with the comics and are just enjoying the show on its own terms.”
Who is Zoom, you ask? He’s an evil speedster, of course! He’s of the Reverse-Flash mold, although I can’t quite imagine that they’re going to put him in quite the same yellow costume as Eobard Thawne wore.
Zoom was created by Flash executive producer Geoff Johns and artist Scott Kollins back in 2001. I won’t get too deep into the specifics of his origin here, but in short: Hunter Zolomon was a CCPD police officer who, because of a Flash-related incident, becomes kind of “unstuck” in time. As a result, he doesn’t move fast in the traditional Flash sense, but rather, he alters the speed at which he moves through time. He’s also faster than both Barry Allen and Jay Garrick.
The Flash Season 2 Images
There are also a whole mess of new photos from the season 2 premiere, courtesy of EW. Of particular interest is new villain Atom Smasher and the return of Tom Cavanagh as Harrison Wells! How did he survive?!
The Flash Season 2 New Costume
Notice anything different about this Flash costume?
If you said that the logo background is now the more comic book accurate white instead of the red that we had in season one, you win!
Funny enough, the comic book logo has just recently been changed to red to look more like that of the TV series!
Here’s a less official look at it from the floor at SDCC: