We are already two episodes in the latest iteration of The Flash. Last season was quite amazing, it never failed disappoint us. So if you are starting with season 2 here’s a short summary of what happened in season 1.
The season began with introducing us a Forensic scientist Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) working with the Central City Police Dept. When Barry was a child his mother was killed by something impossible as stated in the introduction sequence and he wants to find out who killed his mother. Everything was going fine until Central City is faced with a tragic Particle Accelerator blast at the STAR Labs which causes various people to turn to into Metahumans. In this accident Barry is hit by lightning due to which he is induced to a 9 month coma. After waking up he realizes that he has become incredibly fast and in doing so he is helped by Dr. Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh), Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) and Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes) from STAR labs. We also see characters such as Iris West (Candice Patton), Det. Joe West (Jesse L. Martin), with whom Barry lives after his father was arrested for his mom’s murder and also Eddie Thawne (Rick Cosnett) which is a Joe’s partner and Iris’s love interest.
As we go ahead we see Barry exploring his powers which he uses to help crime in Central City and fight Meta Humans such as him who try to harm the city, We see that there is another speedster such as him which is much more faster than him. His name is Eobard Thawne (aka Reverse Flash) and he claims that he is from the Future and he admits to having killed his mother.
As we get ahead in the series more and more secrets are revealed about Eobard Thawne which has taken the form of Dr. Wells and the original Dr. Wells is now dead. Barry is helped by Oliver Queen (Arrow) and Ronnie Raymond (FireStorm). They capture Reverse Flash but they get to know from him that Barry can travel back in time to save his mother which would result him into not knowing any of his present friends.
In the Finale we see Barry travel to the Past through the wormhole to reach in the same room where his mom was killed, just to reach there and see that the future flash telling our present Flash not to save his mother which he obeys to. On returning to the present Barry fights Reverse Flash and is drastically losing, Until Eddie shoots himself in his heart which causes Reverse Flash into erased from existence as Eddie is his Great Grandfather. This creates a paradox due to which the wormhole is created again which gets out of hand creating a greater danger for Central City. So Barry now also called The Flash runs towards the wormhole to close it again, but we are left at a cliffhanger end of the season 1.
The First Season was quite a success and fans expect the Season 2 to be equally great as well. So we will see what the new season brings us which I know will be great.
The Flash season 2 now airs at 8 on Tuesdays on CW.