Run, Barry, run.
We can’t be the only ones who missed hearing those three words over the long summer hiatus. When we last saw our favorite team of superheroes, they were in dire straits. Barry made the choice not to change the past, but the singularity threatened to destroy Central City. Eddie chose to end his own life in order to erase his evil descendant from existence and Barry ran straight into the singularity in a desperate attempt to destroy it.
The second season of The Flash picks up six months later with “The Man Who Saved Central City.” We do get to see how things unfolded after Barry raced up the building and the profound effect it had on him. The weight of Eddie’s death makes it hard for Barry to deal with the city praising The Flash as their savior. He’s pushed away his team and his family because he doesn’t want anyone else getting hurt. He remains determined to stop the bad guys himself even when a new villain enters the scene.
A lot happens over the course of the hour and fans do not need to fear the dreaded sophomore slump. The show retains all of its action, humor, fantastic characters, surprising plot twists, and best of all, its heart. Look for a lot of hugs and some tears, both happy and sad. New mythology is introduced as well as another beat on one we saw last season. And just like last season, the end of the episode left us craving the next one.
Due to the twisty nature of the show, we can’t share too many specific details about the premiere other than gushing over how much we loved it. Check out the teasers and dialogue below:
1. Look for two familiar faces (not pictured in the episode stills) popping up in the premiere.
2. Barry’s taken up a new hobby in his spare time. Who catches him in the act?
3. Someone other than Cisco names the villain of the week. Cisco has an unexpected reaction to it.
4. Barry’s not the only team member who needs to be convinced to come back into the fold. Who gives that person the necessary push?
5. One person will make the choice to leave Central City behind – and follow through with it.
Take a guess – who said it?
“Trust me. I know you.”
“We’re all alarmed.”
“You should know better than anyone.”
“I expect super evil flying monsters.”
“I wanted to see you.”
The Flash returns Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 8/7c on The CW.