The Flash EP Gives One-Word Teasers for Each Character, Plus an Extended Season 2 Trailer

Friday, 11 September 2015 - 2:39PM
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The Flash
Friday, 11 September 2015 - 2:39PM
The Flash EP Gives One-Word Teasers for Each Character, Plus an Extended Season 2 Trailer
The Flash became a surprise breakout hit last season, and after the game-changing events of the season finale, in which Central City was almost destroyed by a black hole singularity, we're waiting on tenterhooks to see what happens next. Now, Flash executive producer Andrew Kreisberg gave EW one-word teasers to sum up each character's arc for the next season, and while some of them refer to information we already know, others are a little more revealing:

Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) -"New love."
Iris West (Candice Pattion) - "Face from the past."
Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) - "Brrr."
Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes) - "Metahuman."
Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh)- "Alive"
Joe West (Jesse L. Martin) - "Stalwart."
Ronnie Raymond (Robbie Amell)- "Bravery."
Henry Allen (John Wesley Shipp)- "Heart."
Jay Garrick (Teddy Sears) - "Broken."
Patty Spivot  (Shantel VanSanten)- "Delightful."

Although exciting, we already knew that Cisco was going to develop his own powers, that Harrison Wells is alive and returning, and that Caitlin Snow will become Killer Frost sooner rather than later. But Iris's teaser is a little more intriguing, as a "face from the past" may indicate the reappearance of Eddie Thawne. Rick Cosnett is not returning as a series regular, so we imagine that even if he does return, it won't be for long, but we can speculate that he may appear in a parallel universe storyline. We can't think of any other character that it might be, and the fact that Barry's teaser focused on his "new love" with Patty Spivot may indicate that Iris's teaser also refers to a force keeping them apart, which could only be Eddie.




Speaking of Patty Spivot, she appears for the first time in the above extended trailer, and is apparently "delightful" (most likely to mollify all of the WestAllen shippers). Kreisberg also gave EW lengthier explanations for the new characters arriving this season, and made Patty sound like more than just a poor man's Felicity:

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"She's got a very specific reason for wanting to fight metahumans, which we'll learn about during the course of the season. She's a science nerd, too. She really loves the science aspect of it, and she and Barry really bond on that level, but she also loves the action… She earns her metahuman fighting stripes in the second episode. One of the cool things about Patty is it's one thing to take on bank robbers, it's another to take on someone who can turn into poison gas, or another guy who can control the weather. At a key moment early on, Patty is the only cop who stands her ground, and that proves to Joe that she's got what it takes."
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Meanwhile Jay Garrick, the original Flash from the comics, comes to the Flash universe via the portal, which was opened as a result of the singularity. The character seems to serve as a foil for the more innocent Barry Allen, as he's apparently "broken" and "jaded":

Opening quote
"There's a little condescension from Jay. Jay is a little bit more world-weary and he's seen a lot. He's been The Flash for a while, so he's a little further along in his career. He's seen a lot of darkness, and it's jaded him a little bit. He thinks Barry can be a bit naïve about the way the world works… One of Barry's greatest gifts - and truly it's one of Grant's greatest gifts, too - is he's got such an infectious energy and such a purity of heart that he makes you want to be a better person. As much as Barry learns from Jay about being The Flash, Jay learns just as much about being a good person from Barry."
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Kreisberg also described Wally West's integration into the show, and the possibility of the character becoming Kid Flash:

Opening quote
"I would liken Wally coming in to the way we brought on Colton Haynes on toArrow. Just like with Colton Haynes, who eventually one day put on the Arsenal costume, I wouldn't be surprised if one day Wally West becomes Kid Flash… Part of the season is watching Barry mature and grow up not just as The Flash, but as Barry Allen. Suddenly introducing him to a bit of a wayward kid who has some attitude problems and some authority issues and is quick with a sassy remark - all of which is very Wally West - and then watching Wally integrate into S.T.A.R. Labs universe, but also just the world of these characters, is going to be a lot of the fun of the back half of the year."
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And last but not least, he previewed Zoom, a seemingly terrifying villain who, in contrast to Reverse Flash, is truly "a monster":

Opening quote
"We wanted another speedster as a villain, but we wanted to do something slightly different. Reverse Flash felt like a warrior, and what we wanted this time was something more akin to a monster. When you finally see Zoom, he looks like a demon, and it's really scary. It's more horrific. You should feel like when one of H.R. Giger's aliens comes in the room. The mask is really amazing… Like with Wells last year, he has a very specific agenda and a very specific and very clean reason for doing what he's doing. When we open the season, he's a villain of Earth-Two, and now he has access to Earth-One. Yet again, our team has created their own nemeses for the season. Watching how Zoom enacts his plan is the plot of the first nine episodes."
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