Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) is not having the easiest year. While he may have finally come to terms with the events that transpired during the last season of The Flash, the arrival of Zoom -- among other people -- has created a serious issue in just about every region of his life. Sadly for Barry it looks like it's not going to get any easier anytime soon.
As if anticipation for The Flash's 2016 return wasn't already at a fever pitch, new footage from the second part of season 2 has surfaced, showcasing some interesting developments that will occur and the arrival of new (yet familiar) villains when the show finally returns.
The CW has released a quick new promo for the upcoming return of The Flash. It begins with a voice-over by Harrison Wells stating that Barry Allen is in fact not the fastest man alive; suddenly Zoom appears to interrupt what looks like a date between Barry and Patty, and Perhaps most glaring of the arrivals to Central City is that of Eobard Thawne -- the speedster responsible for the death of Barry Allen's mother -- as well as the premiere of Caitlin Snow's doppelganger: Killer Frost (Danielle Panabaker). The promo is punctuated by Wally West telling his father this whole situation is "pretty messed up," to which Joe can only nod and confirms his son's assessment of their circumstances.
While both the appearance of Thawne and Killer Frost have been confirmed prior to this promo, actually seeing them on screen does so much more to whet our appetites for their arrival. However, as we have already reported, Reverse-Flash won't make his return to Central City until the aptly titled episode 'The Reverse-Flash Returns,' which airs the week after The Flash's midseason premiere.
One of the less intense but equally noteworthy moments of the trailer comes during a brief interaction between Barry and Iris. She tenderly touches his chin as they gaze upon each other in a way that has seldom been seen before on the show. It remains unclear when this moment takes place, but it appears to be separate from Barry and Iris' current state of affairs. Chances are, given the distinct looks of both characters here, this is either the result of some time-related event, or The Flash is revealing Barry's Earth-2 counterpart.
The Flash will return on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, while Arrow will return on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 and Legends of Tomorrow will see its series premiere on Thursday, January 21, 2016.
Source: The CW