The Top 10 Moments From Season 2 of The Flash
Now that the show's sophomore season has come to a close, it's time to look back at some of the greatest moments from The Flash's sophomore year. Of course, spoilers follow!
Henry Allen Freed
Even before he became the Flash, Barry Allen's main goal was always freeing his father from his wrongful imprisonment for the murder of his wife, Nora Allen. Season 2 opened in a big way with the Flash being able to accomplish his goal with a little help from the video confession of his deceased nemesis, Eobard Thawne. The Flash has always went big on emotion, and getting to see Barry fulfill his greatest wish certainly delivered it.
Cisco Learns to Vibe
While Cisco hasn't totally learned the extent of his powers yet, his growth as a meta-human has certainly felt natural and earned over the course of the season. As the show's comic relief, he's already found his way into the hearts of the show's fans. Watching him become a superhero in his own right was a lot fun, and the surprising ways he was able to aid team Flash by projecting himself into alternate realities and essentially seeing into the future was a real blast.
Potential Black Flash Reveal
When the time wraiths finally came for Zoom in the season finale, he went through a pretty weird transformation - one that would be totally unnecessary if it wasn't intended to foreshadow what's to come. There's little doubt that this was meant to show that Zoom had become the Black Flash, the grim reaper of speedsters in the DC universe.
Flash From Two Worlds
Though everyone knows that Teddy Sears' character was not, in fact, Jay Garrick, it was still thrilling to watch imposter Jay and Barry Allen recreate the classic comic book cover from when the two first teamed up. Perhaps there'll be an even better parallel next season now that the real Jay Garrick has arrived on the scene?
Barry Inside the Speed Force
Though a lot of people don't take Kevin Smith, the host of Fatman on Batman, very seriously, the episode he directed was no doubt one of the best directed episodes of the season. Of course, watching Barry interact with loved ones, lost or otherwise, after he tried to recreate the particle accelerator explosion and ended up joining the speed force, was a totally emotional and fulfilling experience.
The Return of Eobard Thawne
It was somewhat surprising to see the Reverse Flash appear on the show again after being wiped out of existence in the first season's finale. However, as his demise didn't alter the timeline, it makes sense that his past self would still be out there, traveling in time, up until his death following Eddie's sacrificial suicide. The fact that Eobard's "origin story" was told this season, and that he was basically set up as one of Barry's reoccurring baddies nicely augmented all of the other crazy storylines The Flash had going for it in its sophomore year.
Henry Allen's Death
A lot of people saw it coming when John Wesley Shipp's character, Henry Allen, returned to the show after taking almost a season long break from Central City. Henry was Barry's rock all throughout his life, believing in his son and staying optimistic despite the odds he faced while in prison. The fact that he was killed right after he returned to his son was again, emotional (that word tends to get tossed around a lot when talking about The Flash) and felt totally inevitable, necessary, and earned.
Fight With King Shark
While one of the only things that made King Shark a memorable villain was his appearance, the Flash's showdown with the monster was undoubtedly one of the best, if not the best, fight scene to ever take place on the show. The special effects and choreography were spot on, and watching the Flash literally run circles around the big, big bad was certainly a complete spectacle to watch.
The Arrival of the Real Jay Garrick
John Wesley Shipp played Barry Allen in the original 90s TV series, Henry Allen on the current show, and now he's once again playing the Flash, albeit a Flash from a different universe. The reveal of the man in the iron mask was one of the most incredible moments of the season, and his arrival opens up a whole new realm of possibilities for the CWverse. Shipp has already mentioned his involvement in Legends of Tomorrow with the recent revelation that season 2 would prominently feature the Justice Society of America, and he'll likely serve as a mentor and ally to Grant Gustin's Barry Allen in the the third season of the show. It's sure to be a lot of fun to watch the original speedster interacting with the beloved team!
The Beginning of Flashpoint
Flashpoint was the Geoff Johns' comic arc that kickstarted the New 52. The plot revolved around Barry Allen's choice to go back in time and save his mother, a choice that radically altered the universe. Sound familiar? It looks like season 3 of the show is about to be even more innovative and creative than the last by adapting, though probably quite loosely, this fascinating story. If so, fans should ready up for another exhilarating ride!