Fans at New York Comic-Con on Thursday night got a big surprise at the WB panel at the yearly screening deemed “tradition.” Expecting only to see the pilot episode of Constantine and the Season 2 premiere of The 100, the audience was treated to Episode 2 of The Flash, not set to air until Tuesday, October 14th, 8pm ET on The CW.
Last Tuesday’s “City of Heroes” found Central City lab tech Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) waking up from a nine-month coma with strange powers of speed and a crew of scientists (and an engineer) to help him deal with it. Living and working with father-figure Detective Joe West (Jesse L. Martin) and his daughter Iris (Candice Patton), since his mother’s murder and his father’s wrongful incarceration (Barry believes), Barry vows to find the truth. This episode includes a villain able to control the weather (therefore Barry was not the only one affected during the S.T.A.R. Labs explosion that caused his coma and created his powers). There is also a cameo by Arrow (Stephen Amell).
The Flash Episode 2 “Fastest Man Alive” has Barry escorting Iris to an event honoring scientist Simon Stagg when six gunmen crash in. Barry changes into The Flash to stop them but…..something’s wrong and he faints. Wheelchair bound Dr. Wells (Tom Cavanaugh), Cisco (Carlos Valdez), and Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) run tests to figure out why. Could it be another metahuman in their midst? Joe is worried about Barry’s risk-taking. The end of this episode is a “shocker”! Pun intended.