[SPOILERS for those not caught up on The Flash ahead.]
The Flash season 2 finale is coming up fast, which is more than can be said for Barry (Grant Gustin), who's been forced to fight evil metahumans without his speed. Though the team has been working diligently to keep their former speedster in the hero business, even enlisting some genius biochemistry help from Harry's daughter Jesse (Violett Beane), it's clear that Central City is in serious danger without The Flash.
Season 2 episode 19, "Back to Normal", revealed Zoom's plan to return with Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) to Earth-1. In a prime example of "be careful what you wish for," Ms. Snow's desire to go back home has inspired Hunter (Teddy Sears) to conquer other Earths the way he's triumphed over his own. While some creative solutions can help hold off the average metahuman threat, Team Flash is going to have to make some bold choices in order to defeat their most powerful and violently ambitious enemy by the time the season 2 finale is done.
In an interview on DC All Access, which you can watch below, actor Tom Cavanagh discusses upcoming season 2 episodes of The Flash, which includes his character Wells building to a second particle accelerator as part of the plan to take out Zoom. It's a seeming necessity to get Barry his speed back, but Cavanagh stresses the one big problem that all viewers will be thinking: that "the first one blowed up." Considering how far-reaching the fallout from the initial particle accelerator explosion has been, there's no understating the incredible risk Barry's taking with both himself and the rest of the world.
The synopsis for The Flash season 2's penultimate episode has Zoom arriving on Earth-1 with an army of metahumans, plus Black Canary's Earth-2 doppelganger Black Siren (Arrow's Katie Cassidy) leading the charge. Joining Barry in the fight is Wally West (Keiynan Lonsdale), who's been feeling some serious hero worship since The Flash rescued him from Zoom. In a war this big, casualties are likely, which Cavanagh possibly confirms in the above video. Joking that The Flash fans aren't interested in "40 minutes of talking about feelings," the actor promises that "crazy stuff happens" in the finale, and that "somebody" might die.
Viewers might instantly wonder if someone close to Barry, like any of his three father figures, will be the one to meet an untimely end in the Flash season 2 finale. Like Laurel's death on Arrow, a meaningful loss is a way to vividly illustrate how high the stakes are in the hero business. Since the show is building to the ultimate battle between The Flash and Zoom, however, it's also a possibility that Zoom himself could be killed, or that mysterious man in the metal mask back on Earth-2. Considering the light-hearted nature of Cavanagh's comments though, it could also just be a bluff to keep fans guessing. Let us know in the comments who you think might have their final appearance in The Flash season 2 finale.
The Flash continues Tuesday, May 3 with "Rupture" at 8pm on The CW.
Source: Comic Book