There Was a Huge The Flash Spoiler on IMDB and We All Missed It

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 - 5:42PM
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Tuesday, 10 May 2016 - 5:42PM
There Was a Huge The Flash Spoiler on IMDB and We All Missed It
In a year full of mystery, The Flash has arguably been the source of the most chin-scratching and brow-furrowing. With not one, but two major mysteries playing out over the course of its second season, The Flash has been a constant source of online debate and fan-theories. We may still be waiting to learn the identity of the man in the iron mask, but the show's other big mystery has long since been solved.

Spoilers for previously aired episodes of The Flash follow


'Who is Zoom?' was a question we were all asking ourselves throughout much of The Flash's second season, and while the answer has already been revealed (in dramatic fashion), we were actually robbed of all the mystery before the first episode of the season even aired. 

Teddy Sears, the man who plays Jay Garrick aka Zoom, was speaking with Kevin Smith and Marc Bernardin today, and he revealed that the answer to the 'Who is Zoom' question was out there on the internet for all to see. Shockingly, movie and TV listings behemoth IMDB had the big spoiler there for all to see...and nobody bloody noticed!

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"I signed the contracts, and, you know, great I'm gonna go do this for the season," said Sears. "It shows up on IMDB, like, I don't know, like I'm talking like a day or two later. And I'm on IMDB, because I'm going to add a Masters of Sex credit. This is June, I'm shooting an episode, so I go on to add a credit and I remember, it says Flash: Jay Garrick/Zoom, spoiling it right there. So I'm seeing this and I'm like this is, okay, this is weird, and it has all these episodes spelled out, but they don't have titles, so it's like 1.1, 1.2. I don't think much of it because I think well, you know, someone put that there so someone must know what they're doing."
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The spoiler wasn't up there for long, though. Sears goes on to say that around a day or so after he noticed the listing, Andrew Kreisberg (the show's co-creator) spotted it before calling up Sears's reps to accuse them of committing this heinous act of spoiling. However, Sears denies that any of his management would ever do such a thing, and it seems likely that it was someone at Warner Bros. HQ who made a simple administrative mistake.

I'm not surprised that the listing was up there on IMDB, after all, mistakes can happen. More what I am surprised about is that none of the spoiler-hungry Internet sharks spotted it before it was taken down. I sure am glad they didn't spot it, though, because watching the Zoom storyline play out this season has been a real pleasure. A pleasure we probably wouldn't have had if that IMDB listing had stayed live for a few hours longer.

You can check out the full episode of 'Fatman on Batman', below.

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