Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) may be the Flash, at least as far as millions of fans of the CW's "The Flash" are concerned, but in comics lure (and in Earth 2) Jay Garrick (Teddy Sears) used to handle the duties of the Scarlet Speedster. Barry may soon have some company. A new trailer for "The Flash" Season 2, released Thursday, teases the STAR Labs teams' battle with the back-from-the-dead Eobard Thawne (Matt Letscher) and it looks like Jay is suiting up for the fight.
Ever since a tussle with Zoom (Tony Todd) landed Jay Garrick in Earth 1, he has not been able to regain his meta-human speed. Instead of helping Barry as part of an epic speedster duo, he has been relegated to helping out on the science side of things with Caitlin (Danielle Panakaber), with whom a romance has sparked, and Cisco (Carlos Valdes). However, in the new trailer, Jay is standing tall in his red Flash suit and trademark lightning bolt helmet. Is the Flash, the old Flash anyway, back?
It turns out that a future episode, slated for Feb. 9, requires Barry to actually head to Earth 2 himself to rescue Dr. Wells' (Tom Cavanaugh) daughter, Jessie (Violett Beane). In the trailer, fans can see Jay sending Barry and co. through the wormhole into the alternate reality of Earth 2 where they will also meet Killer Frost and Deathstorm (Robbie Amell), Caitlin and Ronnie's Earth 2 counterparts. However, while Barry is in Earth 2, Jay will have to take over superhero duties back on Earth 1 when a new meta-human, Geomancer (guest star Adam Stafford), shows up in town looking to start trouble.
Watch the trailer for the rest of "The Flash" Season 2 below:
In episode 10, Caitlin discovered that Jay was sick and in danger of dying if he did get his speed back. Unfortunately, for that to happen he says they have to defeat Zoom. Caitlin, desperate to save her new love interest, vows to do just that. Does Jay sporting a costume in the new trailer mean that she succeeds in giving Jay his speed again, or is he only bluffing in the suit to stop the newest bad guy.
As for the next episode, according to the synopsis for episode 11, "Reverse Flash Returns," Eobard Thawne, aka Reverse Flash (Matt Letscher), is back in Central City. Before fans get any ideas, no, this has nothing to do with Dr. Wells from Earth 1. In fact, the Thawne Barry will face in episode 11 is the villain before he ever lost his speed and needed to hijack Wells' body.
Will Jay get his speed back in time to defend Central City? Fans will have to wait to find out. "The Flash" airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EST on the CW.