The Flash: What Does Teddy Sears' New Role Mean for Jay Garrick?

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 - 3:02PM
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Tuesday, 23 February 2016 - 3:02PM
The Flash: What Does Teddy Sears' New Role Mean for Jay Garrick?
The Flash's Teddy Sears was just cast in Fox's 24 revival, 24: Legacy, as a series regular. He will play Keith Mullins, the new head of the Counter Terrorist Unit, which helps the new protagonist, played by Walking Dead's Corey Hawkins, when his life is threatened by a terrorist attack. 

Possible spoilers ahead! (Click to reveal)


So what does this mean for Jay Garrick? This doesn't necessarily mean that Sears is leaving The Flash, but it does make it much more likely, and things weren't really looking good for Jay anyway. Last we saw Jay, Zoom was putting an arm through his chest, apparently killing him in the process of dragging him back to Earth-2. This is science fiction, so his death is hardly 100% certain, but it's safe to say that his prospects aren't great.

If we do see Sears again, it may very well be as a different character. Many fans have been speculating that the Jay Garrick who was killed off in last week's episode was a clone, and that the real Jay Garrick is the "man in the Iron Mask" seen in Zoom's captivity. In that case, it seems less likely that Sears will be cut from the show entirely; he will likely continue as a recurring character, but as a different version of the character he's been playing who is perhaps less prominently featured.

However, another distinct possibility is that Sears will finish his run on The Flash playing Zoom. While most of the speedsters on the show are considered to be contenders for Zoom's mysterious identity, Earth-1 Jay is one of the most likely options. If this were the case, then Earth-2 Jay Garrick really was killed off last week, and Sears will soon be revealed as Earth-1 Jay/Zoom, and will be killed in the season finale, as Big Bads are wont to do. This would make sense considering his casting news, but—then who's the man in the iron mask??


We'll find out soon enough, as The Flash returns with the Arrow crossover episode, "King Shark," which also features the return of a fan favorite baddie.
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