The season 2 premiere of “The Flash” has kicked off to a blazing start.
In its sophomore season’s maiden episode titled “The Man Who Saved Central City,” Barry (Grant Gustin) is still coming to grips with the deadly fallout caused by the Single Force Singularity which threatened to suck the metropolis into its belly, according the Screen Rant .
Although the scarlet speedster was hailed as the city’s savior for confronting the threat, Barry felt that it was actually the heroics of Ronnie (Robbie Amell) and Martin (Victor Garber) which saved the day.
Unfortunately, Ronnie was consumed by the supernatural force, leading Barry and the other members of Team “Flash” to believe that the other half of Firestorm was lost forever (though many doubt that it was Ronnie’s final appearance on the show).
This, more or less, sets the tone of the season 2 premiere of “The Flash.”
Coupled with the death of Eddie (Rick Cosnett) and Professor Wells (Tom Cavanagh), the people at Star Labs are still in the process of recovering from the physical and emotional wounds of their toughest battle yet.
Barry has however taken the deaths of Ronnie and Eddie’s loss too seriously that he has decided to isolate himself from his teammates and even from his adoptive father Joe (Jesse Martin).
But Barry soon realizes that he can’t fight his battles alone, as the series’ “big bad” Atom-Smasher (Adam Copeland) enters the picture to test the hero’s resolve to protect Central City at all costs.
One of the show’s few happy moments comes when Barry gets a flash drive containing a confession from Dr. Wells that he indeed killed the superhero’s mother, which consequently, led to the release of Barry’s father Henry from prison.
Meanwhile, as the season 2 premiere of “The Flash” heats up, Variety talked to the show’s executive producer Andrew Kreisberg on what fans can expect from the hit TV series.
Asked on whether Barry has already overcome the impulse of “go-it-alone” attitude, Kreisbeg answered, “I think Barry Allen, and the show itself, have grown up a little from season one – and I don’t mean that as a slight on season one.”
“Whereas [before] Barry would’ve pushed people away or made a slightly more immature decision when faced with the problems he’s gonna be faced with in season two, he’s tending to be more mature about his decisions and his reactions,” he added.
Queried on why he decided to exonerate Henry from the alleged murder of his wife, Kreisberg explained that “We just love the idea that even though he’s been erased from existence, he’s still Barry’s nemesis, and in giving him the gift that Barry has long desired, it still doesn’t quite feel like victory.”
“The Flash” season 2 premiere has certainly lived up to the fans’ expectations.