SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains major spoilers for tonight's episode of "The Flash," "Legends of Today," which has not aired on the west coast at the time of publication.
The first half of this season's crossover between "The Flash" and "Arrow" just wrapped on the east coast, and though the main story -- focused on the introductions of Hawkman, Hawkgirl and Vandal Savage -- is a prelude to "DC's Legends of Tomorrow," there were plenty of "Flash"-specific developments. One of the biggest shocks came when Earth-2's Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh) was shot by Patty Spivot (Shantel VanSanten) in what was effectively a rather massive miscommunication -- and solved by Jay Garrick (Teddy Sears) temporarily regaining super-speed and phasing through Wells' chest to remove the bullet.
"The Flash" season two has made the animosity between Jay and Wells clear, but now Earth-2's former Flash is responsible for saving his rival's life. During a press event earlier this week at The CW's headquarters in Burbank, CBR News asked Sears how the dynamic between the two may change going forward.
"Jay's still very dubious of Wells," Sears replied. "The carnage he's created on Earth-2, just with him being behind the particle accelerator explosion. But there is a growing understanding, respect -- I don't want to call it a shift, but these two will begin to work side-by-side as members of Team S.T.A.R. Labs going forward, and fighting metahumans. They're not going to be buddies or great friends, but something does happen for the good after that."
Sears also shared his take on whether or not Jay's temporary reunion with super-speed -- provided by the experimental drug Velocity 6, created by Wells and Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) will cause him to crave more of it, in order to fully return to the speedster he once was.
"I think Jay shows up with this struggle with, 'Who am I now that I'm not this guy?' This guy that was able to do a lot of good when he had the Speed Force," Sears said. "He's wrestling with his identity in a way, and adapting to life without it. He's not jonesing for a fix or anything, but he's aware of what potential Velocity 6 has on his life, but he's also very clear about, 'I don't want to go down that path.' But I think like anyone who has seen the other side, there are haunting memories of what could have been."
Speaking of Velocity 6 -- it's a deliberate reference to "Velocity 9," a drug from the DC Comics source material that grants the user temporary super speed, though at a great physical toll.
"If you're a fan of the comics, you know that a big part is 'Velocity 9,' and today you met 'Velocity 6,'" "Flash" showrunner Andrew Kreisberg told the press. "It's safe to say that there will be a few more iterations of that formula. How it plays out, and how it works, and who uses it, and the effects that it has, that's something you'll have to watch [for]."
As far as Patty goes -- even though she almost killed Wells, her relationship with Barry (Grant Gustin) will continue, with the title character potentially learning some lessons from the show's first season.
"You see it moving forward, especially with Barry's interactions with Iris, where Iris is telling him, 'As your friend, I'm telling you that the way you handled things last year was terrible, and you caused a lot of unnecessary hurt and you caused people to be in danger, and you have to do things differently if you really care about this girl,'" Kreisberg said. "On the other hand, he has this new version of Wells telling him, 'If you really care about this person, you keep her as far away from all of this as possible, because if Zoom finds out, he'll kill her.' Barry is really wrestling with those two things moving forward."
Plenty more happened on "Legends of Today" -- including Oliver (Stephen Amell) discovering his long-lost son -- so check back very soon with CBR for our full recap of the episode, and keep reading for more tomorrow from the "Arrow" installment of the crossover.