THE FLASH Season 2 Episode Guide
BY Jennifer Griffin
Published 7 years ago
Episode 2×23 “The Race of His Life”
THE FLASH VS. ZOOM
After Zoom (guest star Teddy Sears) reveals his true plan, Barry (Grant Gustin) vows to do whatever it takes to stop him.
Antonio Negret directed the episode written by Aaron Helbing & Todd Helbing (#223).
Original airdate 5/24/2016.
Episode 2×22 “Invincible”
KATIE CASSIDY GUEST STARS AS BLACK SIREN
After Zoom (guest star Teddy Sears) unleashes an army of Earth-2 meta-humans on Central City, Barry (Grant Gustin) is shaken when he sees their leader is the Black Canary’s Earth-2 doppelganger, the Black Siren (guest star Katie Cassidy).
Meanwhile, Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) takes to the streets to help The Flash stop the meta-humans, which worries Joe (Jesse L. Martin).
Iris (Candice Patton) and Henry (guest star John Wesley Shipp) are concerned about Barry taking on Zoom.
Jesse Warn directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Brooke Roberts & David Kob (#222).
Original airdate 5/17/2016.
Episode 2×21 “The Runaway Dinosaur”
KEVIN SMITH DIRECTS
With Barry (Grant Gustin) gone, the team must figure out a way to handle the return of an old enemy – Girder (guest star Greg Finley).
Realizing Girder is retracing his steps from his last attack, Iris (Candice Patton) volunteers to act as bait to trap him in S.T.A.R. Labs.
Meanwhile, Barry fights to return to his old life.
Kevin Smith directed the episode written by Zack Stentz (#221).
Original airdate 5/10/2016.
Episode 2×20 “Rupture”
DC COMICS’ CHARACTER RUPTURE COMES TO CENTRAL CITY WITH ZOOM
Zoom (guest star Teddy Sears) arrives back on Earth-1 intent on taking over Central City. Barry (Grant Gustin) and Wells (Tom Cavanagh) come up with a plan to stop Zoom once and for all but it’s extremely dangerous.
Unsure if he should take the risk, Barry reaches out to both fathers for advice. Henry (guest star John Wesley Shipps) is adamantly opposed to Barry risking his life again but Joe (Jesse L. Martin) thinks he can handle it which puts the two men at odds with each other.
Meanwhile, Cisco (Carlos Valdes) is shocked when he vibes the Earth-2 villain Rupture, who happens to be his brother Dante’s (guest star Nicholas Gonzalez) doppelganger.
Rupture came to this Earth seeking justice for Reverb’s death.
Iris (Candice Patton) decides she’s finally ready to open up to Barry about her feelings for him.
Armen V. Kevorkian directed the episode written by Kai Yu Wu & Lauren Certo (#220).
Original airdate 5/3/2016.
Episode 2×19 “Back to Normal”
WELLS IS ATTACKED BY DC COMICS’ CHARACTER GRIFFIN GREY
A meta-human with super strength named Griffin Grey (guest star Haig Sutherland) mistakes Harry (Tom Cavanagh) for Earth-1 Harrison Wells and kidnaps him, demanding that Wells cure him from his current condition.
Realizing another brilliant Wells could help track Griffin’s location, Barry asks Jesse (guest star Violett Beane) to help.
Meanwhile, Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) corners Joe (Jesse L. Martin) about The Flash.
John Showalter directed the episode written by Brooke Roberts & Katherine Walczak.
Original airdate 4/26/2016.
Episode 2×18 “Versus Zoom”
BARRY IS READY TO FACE ZOOM; HUNTER ZOLOMAN’S STORY IS REVEALED
Equipped with the tachyon device, Barry (Grant Gustin) believes he is fast enough to stop Zoom (guest star Teddy Sears) and wants to open the breaches to catch him.
Harry (Tom Cavanagh) strongly advises against that plan but after Barry convinces him, Harry reveals that Cisco (Carlos Valdes) has the power to re-open the breach.
Meanwhile, Hunter Zoloman’s (Teddy Sears) painful story on Earth-2 is revealed.
Stefan Pleszcynski directed the episode written by Joe Peracchio & David Kob (#218).
Original airdate 4/19/2016.
Episode 2×17 “Flash Back”
A MOMENT IN TIME GETS BARRY ONE STEP CLOSER TO ZOOM
ANDY MIENTUS RETURNS AS HARTLEY RATHAWAY
After the shocking revelation that Zoom is Jay Garrick (Teddy Sears), Barry (Grant Gustin) is more determined than ever to get back to Earth-2 to stop Zoom forever.
Desperate to find a way to increase his speed, Barry decides to travel back in time and masquerade as his earlier self in order to get his arch-nemesis, Dr. Harrison Wells/Eobard Thawne (Tom Cavanagh), to teach him how to run faster.
However, things don’t go as planned and Barry is stunned to face familiar foe Hartley Rathaway (guest star Andy Mientus), as well as old friend Eddie Thawne (guest star Rick Cosnett).
Iris (Candice Patton) makes peace with her past in order to embrace her future.
Alice Troughton directed the episode penned by Aaron Helbing and Todd Helbing.
Original airdate 3/29/16.
Episode 2×16 “Trajectory”
THERE IS A NEW SPEEDSTER IN CENTRAL CITY; WILL THE FLASH BE ABLE TO KEEP UP?
Deciding to blow off some steam, Barry (Grant Gustin) and the team head out for a night on the town only to encounter an unexpected speedster who is up to no good.
Iris (Candice Patton) is challenged by an assignment from her new boss (guest star Tone Bell), and is surprised when friction turns to flirtation.
Glen Winter directed the episode written by Lauren Certo and Lilah Vandenburgh (FL216).
Original airdate 3/22/16.
Episode 2×15 “King Shark”
“ARROW’S” DIGGLE (DAVID RAMSEY) AND LILA (AUDREY MARIE ANDERSON) CROSS OVER TO “THE FLASH” TO TAKE ON KING SHARK
When King Shark escapes from an A.R.G.U.S. holding tank, Lila (guest star Audrey Marie Anderson) and Diggle (David Ramsey) travel to Central City to warn The Flash (Grant Gustin).
King Shark shows up at the West house and attacks Joe (Jesse L. Martin), Iris (Candice Patton), Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) and Barry.
Hanelle Culpepper directed the episode written by Benjamin Raab & Deric A. Hughes (#215).
Original airdate 2/23/16.
Episode 2×14 “Escape From Earth-2”
THE EXCITING CONCLUSION TO THE EARTH-2 JOURNEY
On Earth-2, the team races to find Zoom’s lair and asks for help from the most unexpected source.
Meanwhile, back on Earth-1, Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) rushes to perfect Velocity-9 so that Jay (guest star Teddy Sears) can stop the Geomancer (guest star Adam Stafford).
J.J. Makaro directed the episode with story by Todd Helbing & Aaron Helbing and teleplay by David Kob (#214).
Original airdate 2/16/16.
Episode 2×13 “Welcome to Earth-2”
BARRY VISITS EARTH-2
Barry (Grant Gustin), Wells (Tom Cavanagh) and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) journey to Earth-2 to rescue Wells’ daughter, Jesse (guest star) from Zoom.
Barry is stunned when he runs into Earth-2 Iris (Candice Patton) and Joe (Jesse L. Martin), but nothing prepares him for meeting Killer Frost (Danielle Panabaker) and Deathstorm (guest star Robbie Amell).
Meanwhile, back on Earth-1, Jay (guest star Teddy Sears) has to take over the Flash’s responsibilities when a meta-human nicknamed Geomancer (guest star Adam Stafford) attacks Central City.
Millicent Shelton directed the episode written by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg and Katherine Walczak (#213).
Original airdate 2/9/2016.
Episode 2×12 “Fast Lane”
WALLY FLIRTS WITH DANGER
Barry (Grant Gustin) teams up with Wells (Tom Cavanagh) to figure out a way to close the breaches, but they are distracted by a meta-human nicknamed Tar Pit (guest star Marco Grazzini) who can transform into liquid asphalt.
Iris (Candice Patton) is concerned for Wally’s (Keiynan Lonsdale) safety after she finds out about his drag racing hobby.
When he refuses to stop she makes a bold move that puts her in danger.
Rachel Talalay directed the episode with story by Brooke Eikmeier and teleplay by Kai Yu Wu & Joe Peracchio (#212).
Original airdate 2/2/2016.
Episode 2×11 “The Reverse Flash Returns”
When Cisco (Carlos Valdes) gets a vibe of Eobard Thawne (guest star Matthew Letscher), Barry (Grant Gustin) and the team don’t believe it.
But, after an attack at Mercury Labs, Christina McGee (guest star Amanda Pays) confirms that the Reverse Flash is back.
Meanwhile, Iris (Candice Patton) and Francine (guest star Vanessa A. Williams) share a nice moment that brings Iris closer to her brother, Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale).
Michael Allowitz directed the episode written by Aaron Helbing & Todd Helbing (#211).
Original airdate 1/26/2016.
Episode 2×10 “Potential Energy”
JOE AND IRIS GET TO KNOW WALLY
Now that they’ve grown closer, Barry (Grant Gustin) considers telling Patty (guest star Shantel VanSanten) that he is The Flash.
Meanwhile, Joe (Jesse L. Martin) and Iris (Candice Patton) try to get to know Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale), and the team hunts down a meta-human who can slow time itself.
Rob Hardy directed the episode written by Bryan Q. Miller (#210).
Original airdate 1/19/2016.
Episode 2×09 “Running To Stand Still”
MARK HAMILL, WENTWORTH MILLER AND LIAM MCINTYRE RETURN
KEIYNAN LONSDALE JOINS THE CAST AS WALLY WEST
When Mark Mardon AKA The Weather Wizard (guest star Liam McIntyre) returns to break Leonard Snart AKA Captain Cold (guest star Wentworth Miller) and James Jesse AKA The Trickster (guest star Mark Hamill) out of Iron Heights, Barry (Grant Gustin) must stop these rogues from taking over Central City during Christmas.
Meanwhile, Joe (Jesse L. Martin) and Iris (Candice Patton) meet Wally West (Keiynan Lonsdale).
Kevin Tancharoen directed the episode written by Andrew Kreisberg (#209).
Original airdate 12/8/2015.
Episode 2×08 “Legends of Today”
PART ONE OF THE EPIC CROSSOVER WITH “ARROW”
In its second major crossover event with “Arrow,” Vandal Savage (guest star Casper Crump) arrives in Central City and sets his sights on Kendra Saunders (guest star Ciara Renée).
After Vandal attacks Kendra and Cisco (Carlos Valdes), they turn to Barry (Grant Gustin) for help. Realizing how dangerous Vandal is, Barry takes Kendra to Star City and asks Oliver and team to hide her until he can figure out how to stop Vandal.
However, things quickly go from bad to worse when a man with wings AKA Hawkman (guest star Falk Hentschel) shows up and flies off with Kendra.
Meanwhile, Harrison (Tom Cavanagh) develops a serum to make Barry run faster and asks Jay (guest star Teddy Sears) to test it out.
Ralph Hemecker directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Aaron Helbing & Todd Helbing (#208).
Original airdate 12/1/2015.
Episode 2×07 “Gorilla Warfare”
GORILLA GRODD RETURNS TO CENTRAL CITY
Grodd returns to Central City and kidnaps Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker).
Barry (Grant Gustin) and team race to find her before it’s too late.
Meanwhile, Cisco (Carlos Valdes) plans his first date with the new barista at Jitters, Kendra Saunders (guest star Ciara Renée), and Patty (guest star Shantel VanSanten) begins to suspect Barry is hiding something from her.
Dermott Downs directed the episode written by Aaron Helbing & Todd Helbing (#207).
Original airdate 11/17/2015.
Episode 2×06 “Enter Zoom”
BARRY COMES UP WITH A PLAN TO DEFEAT ZOOM
After recent events, Barry (Grant Gustin) decides it’s time to confront Zoom and comes up with a dangerous plan.
Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) sides with Jay (guest star Teddy Sears) and deems it too dangerous for Barry to engage with the speed demon.
However, Iris (Candice Patton) shows her support and brings forth a surprising ally.
We see what Earth-2 Harrison Wells’ (Tom Cavanagh) life was like before coming through the breech.
JJ Makaro directed the episode written by Gabrielle Stanton & Brooke Eikmeier (#206).
Original airdate 11/10/2015.
Episode 2×05 “The Darkness and the Light”
DR. LIGHT COMES THROUGH THE BREACH
Barry (Grant Gustin) learns a new breacher, Dr. Light, has come through the portal and sets off to capture her.
Jay (guest star Teddy Sears) tells Barry that Dr. Light was not a threat on Earth-2 and that Barry can reason with her.
However, during a fight with The Flash, she blinds him and drops some shocking news about Zoom.
Meanwhile, Barry and Patty (Shantel VanSanten) go out on a date.
Steve Shill directed the episode written by Ben Sokolowski & Grainne Godfree (#205).
Original airdate 11/3/2015.
Episode 2×04 “The Fury of Firestorm”
Barry (Grant Gustin) and the team look for another Firestorm match for Dr. Stein (Victor Garber).
When the team meets Jefferson “Jax” Jackson (guest star Franz Drameh), Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) has her reservations about whether Jax is the right match for Dr. Stein.
Iris (Candice Patton) surprises Joe (Jesse L. Martin) while Barry and Patty (guest star Shantel VanSanten) grow closer.
Stefan Pleszczynski directed the episode written by Kai Yu Wu & Joe Peracchio (#204).
Original airdate 10/27/2015.
Episode 2×03 “Family of Rogues”
MICHAEL IRONSIDE GUEST STARS AS LEWIS SNART
When Barry (Grant Gustin) and the team find out Captain Cold (guest star Wentworth Miller) has been kidnapped, they form an uneasy alliance with his sister, Lisa (guest star Peyton List).
However, Barry feels double-crossed when he finds out Snart is working with his father, Lewis Snart (guest star Michael Ironside) on a heist.
Meanwhile, Joe (Jesse L. Martin) is faced with a difficult decision.
John Showalter directed the episode written by Julian Meiojas & Katherine Walczak (#203).
Original airdate 10/20/2015.
Episode 2×02 “Flash of Two Worlds”
INTRODUCING JAY GARRICK — Jay Garrick (guest star Teddy Sears), a mysterious man from Earth-2, appears at S.T.A.R. Labs with a dire warning about an evil speedster named Zoom, who is set on destroying The Flash.
Barry (Grant Gustin) and the team must decide if they can trust this stranger even as they face yet another powerful meta-human.
Meanwhile, Joe (Jesse L. Martin) must deal with a determined officer named Patty Spivot (guest star Shantal VanSanten) who wants to join his meta-human task force.
Jesse Warn directed the episode written by Aaron Helbing & Todd Helbing (#202).
Original airdate 10/13/2015.
Episode 2×01 “The Man Who Saved Central City”
BARRY DECIDES HE NEEDS TO PROTECT THE CITY ON HIS OWN
Picking up months after the Singularity attacked Central City, Barry (Grant Gustin) is still struggling to forgive himself for Eddie’s death.
Concerned about putting his friends in danger, Barry has pushed everyone away and has chosen to protect the city on his own.
When a meta-human named Atom Smasher (guest star Adam Copeland) attacks the city, Iris (Candice Patton) tells Barry that he needs to let his friends help him protect the citizens of Central City.
Meanwhile, Cisco (Carlos Valdes) helps Joe (Jesse L. Martin) with his Meta Task Force.
Ralph Hemecker directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Andrew Kreisberg & Gabrielle Stanton (#201).
Original airdate 10/6/2015.