“The Flash” has a lot to do in a short amount of time as Season 2 of the CW series is officially drawing to a close. Although that’s sad, it does mean that the cast can finally start teasing the impressive way that the rest of the story will play out.
Appearing on a recent installment of DC Entertainment’s “DC All Access” web series, “The Flash” star Tom Cavanagh, who played an evil version of Harrison Wells in Season 1 and a nicer version in Season 2, discussed what to expect for the ending of Season 2. Although he couldn’t give too many details at the time, he was able to mention that the final episodes will pack more action than any others, and could even result in the death of a key character. Sadly, as one who watches the below interview will note, the 52-year-old actor’s natural gift for levity makes it hard to tell if he’s joking about the loss of a character.
As ScreenRant reports, the CW has already revealed that the penultimate episode of Season 2 will see the infamous villain Zoom (Teddy Sears) arrive on Earth-1 with a conquering force of meta-humans, including a cameo from the Earth-2 doppelganger of the recently departed “Arrow” character, Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy). While The Flash (Grant Gustin) has dealt with some pretty climactic events in the past, nothing has been on the same scale as the all-out super-powered battle that’s being teased for the end of Season 2. As a result, there’s no telling what the overarching implications could be leading into Season 3.
However, as any “The Flash” fan knows, the hero is currently in no shape to take on Zoom, let alone an army. After surrendering his superpowers to the villain in exchange for Wally West’s (Keiynan Lonsdale) life, episode 20 will force the team to go to drastic measures to give Barry Allen his powers back.
“In this one, I build a second particle accelerator because we need Barry to get to where Barry has got to get to, do you understand? And the first one blowed up,” Cavanagh jokes in the video. “So what do you do? You build a second one. Are people happy about that? No they’re not. Do you know why? Because the first one blowed up!”
It’s true, as was teased at the end of last week’s episode of “The Flash,” Wells knows that the only way to protect his daughter from Zoom is to build Barry back up to a point where he can stop him. Obviously this means subjecting him to another particle accelerator explosion, but since the last one nearly destroyed Central City, he’ll have to trust that Wells now knows how to contain the blast. Even still, it’s perhaps the hero’s riskiest gambit yet, and only time will tell if or how it pays off.
“The Flash” airs Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. EDT on the CW. Will you be tuning in to see how the hero’s climactic clash with Zoom goes? Comment below or tweet your thoughts to @TylerMcCarthy.