When Jay Garrick stopped by Earth-1 in “The Flash” Season 2 finale, he didn’t stick around very long. Though he shared a scene with most of Team Flash, he barely interacted with them and quickly took off to find his own universe. Lately, though, he’s been back to give Barry a few words of advice, and it seems as though he won’t restrict his sage of words of wisdom to Barry when he returns in “The Present,” the Season 3 mid-season finale.
Asked if Jay Garrick and Wally West would interact in the episode, John Wesley Shipp — who plays the Golden Age speedster — told CBR, “Yes! We have all these possibilities, and I’m glad I had studied Jay and Jay mentoring Wally, because there’s a little moment where — and you’ll see it when it happens — there’s a little seed of that dropped into the episode, that I hope will also grow. But there’s a great moment in STAR Labs between Jay and Wally. It’s a little moment, but it’s clearly straight out of the comic book.”
Now, Jay did meet Wally in the Season 2 finale. However, they barely shared a scene; Wally’s only exchange with Jay entailed asking which earth Jay came from, and nothing more. Since Wally has manifested super speed, it seems that Jay has a few more things to say to the fledgling speedster. In “The Present,” Barry will discover that Wally has been secretly training with HR, so whatever discussion Wally and Jay have will likely stem from this revelation.
As with Barry, Jay has become somewhat of a mentors to Wally in the comics, and he was even present when Wally decided to drop the mantle of Kid Flash and become the Flash in the wake of Barry Allen’s death. As confirmed by Shipp, the show will turn to the comics for inspiration when it comes to Wally and Jay’s relationship.
For the full interview with John Wesley Shipp, check back with CBR tomorrow.
Starring Grant Gustin as the Scarlet Speedster, “The Flash” airs Tuesdays at 8 pm ET/PT on The CW. The series also stars Jesse L. Martin, Tom Cavanagh, Carlos Valdes, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Keiynan Lonsdale and more.
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