While it’s no secret that Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) will have a new ally in Jay Garrick (Teddy Sears) when facing the threat of Zoom throughout “The Flash’s” Season 2, beyond Jay’s desire to stop the bad guy and go home, there’s more to the story than has been revealed in the teasers and interviews leading up to next week’s episode.
“Zoom stole my speed,” Sears revealed in an interview with KTLA. “Season 1 ends, and there’s sort of a rift in the sky, and I get pulled up into it. Just prior to that, my speed is stolen, so the mission is, you know, to get my speed back. And then I need Barry to help me do that.”
The title of the next episode, “The Flash of Two Worlds,” was the story title for “Flash” #123, in which the Silver Age Flash Barry Allen met the Golden Age Flash Garrick for the very first time, opening up the multiverse for DC Comics and birthing a tradition of team-up adventures between the many Earths of the DC Comics Universe.
“The Flash,” airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on The CW. Here’s the official description of the episode:
INTRODUCING JAY GARRICK – Jay Garrick (guest star Teddy Sears), a mysterious man from Earth-2, appears at S.T.A.R. Labs with a dire warning about an evil speedster named Zoom, who is set on destroying The Flash. Barry (Grant Gustin) and the team must decide if they can trust this stranger even as they face yet another powerful meta-human. Meanwhile, Joe (Jesse L. Martin) must deal with a determined officer named Patty Spivot (guest star Shantal VanSanten) who wants to join his meta-human task force. Jesse Warn directed the episode written by Aaron Helbing & Todd Helbing (#202).
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