Barry Allen Is Not the Arrow in Six-Minute Preview of The Flash Season Two

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 - 12:00PM
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Tuesday, 22 September 2015 - 12:00PM
Barry Allen Is Not the Arrow in Six-Minute Preview of The Flash Season Two
The second season of our favorite superhero show on television, The Flash, is coming in only two weeks, and a new six-minute iTunes preview is full of almost-spoilers on Barry's character arc, the new villains, and new characters like Jay Garrick and Patty Spivot:
 
 
First,  executive producer Gabrielle Stanton explains that the first season of The Flash was about Barry discovering his superpowers, while the second season sees Barry decide what kind of hero he wants to be. This includes differentiating himself from Oliver Queen, apparently, as Joe West tells him, "You're not the Arrow. You're not that kind of hero," and he responds, "Then what kind of hero am I?"
 
She also previews that Barry will feel enormously guilty about the havoc wreaked on Central City as a result of his superpowers, and he'll feel the need to push his friends and family away, as he believes that a hero needs to be on his own. But, in true Buffy the Vampire Slayer fashion, he'll realize that his friends and family are indispensable to his identity.
 
The footage also features new villains Atom Smasher and Emily Kinney's Bug-Eyed Bandit, as well as new allies Jay Garrick and Patty Spivot. Jay Garrick is an alternate Flash from Earth Two, and will become a mentor to Barry, effectively replacing Harrison Wells's role in the first season (before that whole arch nemesis thing). 
 
Patty Spivot is a new cop in Central City's police department, and is working with Joe on a metahumans task force. She's basically The Flash's answer to Felicity, as she has a "science geeky connection with Barry" and they will develop a "sweet relationship," until the writers decide to "screw it up." Iris will probably be the one to do it, as the footage shows her saying, "I don't think that she's the right one for you." Barry responds, "Then who is?", and judging from the look on Iris's face, those two are definitely still endgame.
 
The Flash premieres on October 7 at 8pm on The CW. 
 
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