Warning: Spoilers for the Season One finale of “The Flash.”
Last night, on the season finale of “The Flash,” Barry Allen got a glimpse of the future seeing both a hint at Caitlin Snow’s super-powered alter ego, Killer Frost, and a statue of himself in front of The Flash Museum (both pictured below). Now, series executive producer Andrew Kreisberg is offering fans a look at the future with some special teases for the second season.
“We’re mapping out the (second) season,” he tells EW. “The circumstances in which we come back will hopefully be surprising and entertaining. There are a bunch of questions that were left unresolved at the end of the season and they’ll be resolved in the premiere. But how that happens won’t quite be the way people expect. Hopefully the unexpected is what people have come to expect from us.”
The episode ended with a massive black hole preparing to consume Central City with Barry leaping inside it to save the day before cutting to black, and Kreisberg teases that not everything while be the same in the timeline after Barry returns.
“When you open a singularity above a city, you should be worried about anything and everything that happens. Part of the fun of The Flash is when you have people dabbling in sci-fi physics, they’re significantly altering the world. We established in the finale that the entire series of The Flash is, in itself, an alternate timeline that’s been skewed from the real one. Wells setting off the accelerator created all the metahumans, and the results of the singularity will also have long-term effects.”
Kreisberg also went on to note that despite Rick Cosnett’s Eddie Thawne taking his own life, which caused the Reverse Flash to also disappear, we may not have seen the last of him.
“While Rick won’t be a regular, Flash is the kind of show between hardcore sci-fi and time travel that I wouldn’t be surprised if this isn’t the last we’ve seen of Eddie Thawne….On Flash, you’ve never seen the last of anybody, no matter what happens to them.”
He also went on to confirm that Tom Cavanagh will “continue to be a regular” on the series, and we imagine that will be possible thanks to yesterday’s revelation that the series will explore the multiverse in season two.
One of the biggest hints about the population of multiple earths in the series was the inclusion of Jay Garrick’s helmet, pictured below. In the comics, Garrick was the original version of “The Flash” from the golden age of comics, and was the direct inspiration for Barry Allen to adopt the name as his own superhero identity after he read an issue of “The Flash.” Eventually the pair would meet, where it was revealed that they populated parallel Earths, Earth-1 and Earth-2, respectively, and the two would go on to become good friends.
What did you think of the season finale of “The Flash” and what are your predictions for the second season? Don’t miss our season finale recap!