After opening a wormhole to another dimension, Team Flash goes up against psychotic speedster Zoom, who plans to conquer reality.
The Flash (Season 2)
Developed by Greg Berlanti, Geoff Johns, Andrew Kriesberg
Starring Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Keiynan Lonsdale, Tom Cavanagh,
Jesse L. Martin, John Wesley Shipp, Teddy Sears,
Tony Todd, Violett Beane, Shantel VanSanten,
Victor Garber, Wentworth Miller, Malese Jow,
Ciara Renée, Robbie Amell, Franz Drameh
Spin-Off of Arrow
Based on characters from DC Comics
The second season of The Flash exceeded all my expectations, delivering a fantastic 23 episode run that sees Barry Allen go up against his most dangerous adversary yet, the sadistic Zoom. While the Reverse-Flash was cool and calculated, Zoom is psychotic and unpredictable. He is a villain that will be really hard to top, but after the insane season finale, I've no doubt we'll be seeing some next level craziness that will eclipse DC's movie universe.
This season was jam-packed with references to the comics, including casting Teddy Sears as Jay Garrick, the Flash of Earth-2. Season two introduced CW fans to the DC Multiverse, starting with Earth-2. This opened up a whole new realm of possibilities for future stories, but for this season, they brought back Gorilla Grodd, introduced an Earth-2 version of Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh), and even showed us Killer Frost, King Shark, and Deathstorm, as well as a host of extradimensional metahumans. This season's crossover with Arrow introduced the time-traveling Vandal Savage, which in turn brought Hawkman and Hawkgirl into the fold. While that story later evolved into Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash got even crazier, with a certain plot twist changing the game about halfway through.
I won't spoil the twist, but it's insane. It shows that Zoom is every bit as twisted as we've come to expect. The second half of this season is arguably better, dealing more with Barry overcoming his own guilt in order to be fast enough to stop Zoom. There are several moments in the last few that brought tears to my eyes, and the finale sets up a third season that will be one of the most exciting comic book arcs ever adapted to the small screen. This show has surpassed Arrow as the best comics show on CW, as it puts a great deal of time and effort into its stories and characters. I can't wait for the third season.