Poor Barry Allen is going to have his hands full with villains in The Flash season 2. There’s Zoom, whose presence is already felt despite the fact that Barry has yet to see him. And now, an Arrow villain is going to be showing up on the CW series as well.
First, there’s Zoom, whose name Barry first heard in the Flash season 2 premiere. After he successfully stopped Atom Smasher, the metahuman told him that Zoom promised that he’d take him home if he killed him. Then, Jay Garrick showed up and told Barry and the S.T.A.R. Labs team that he had been fighting the other speedster when the singularity opened and sucked him from his world into theirs. (He ended up powerless in the process.)
The Arrow season 4 premiere ended with a flash forward to six months in the future with Oliver at a grave. When Barry joined him, he apologized for missing the funeral, and Oliver knew he was dealing with Zoom, suggesting that in those months the other speedster became enough of a presence and a problem in Central City for Oliver (and perhaps the others) in Star City to know about him.
So what can viewers expect from Zoom? According to TVLine, writer Todd Helbing has called him “your worst nightmare.”
“He’s going to come in and if he doesn’t get these [villains] to do what he wants, he’s going [to] eventually show up and try to take [Barry] down himself. He’s the scariest speedster on the planet.”
Aaron Helbing added, “Zoom wants to kill Barry.”
For now, he’s using other metahumans and sending them through the breach to do the job for him, but the first two – Atom Smasher and Sand Demon – have failed, and both been stopped by Barry, the S.T.A.R. Labs team, and Jay Garrick. However, another tease from Todd Helbing reveals,”There is a reason” he’s sending these metahumans instead of doing it himself, and that reason is something that will come out “down the line.”
Meanwhile, Damien Darhk has come to Star City, and the Arrow season 4 premiere saw him demonstrating what he can do. While the rest of the team thought he was a metahuman, Oliver told them that he isn’t. Instead, what he can do is mystical. Well, he may not be a metahuman, but he will be visiting Central City. ComicBook.com has reported that Neal McDonough will bring his Damien Darhk to The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
“You go back to the League – I did an episode of Legends last week – and I look exactly the same in 1975 but you see he’s not as confident and doesn’t have such an agenda forty years ago as he does now. So it’s fun to play the different times, you know? Going back in time with Legends, and The Flash, with The Flash, I’m just this crazy, fun, enjoy everything while I kill everybody type of character. It’s just nuts.”
While The Flash season 2 premiere flashed back to the day of the singularity and revealed that Ronnie didn’t survive what Firestorm had to do in order to save Central City, Professor Stein did. (That suggested why Stein is part of the DC’s Legends of Tomorrow team, but Ronnie is not – at least that’s what it looks like.) However, at the end of episode 2, Stein collapsed, and according to Todd Helbing, “he’s missing a side of him that he’s had for quite a while now,” but is it possible that the new Firestorm match could be a Ronnie from another Earth? After all, the multiverse is now part of the Flash world. “Anything is possible,” the writer teased, so it sounds like you shouldn’t count out seeing Robbie Amell back on the show.
The Flash season 2 airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on the CW.
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