The Flash Synopsis – Season 2, Episode 1: The Man Who Saved Central City


Barry Allen wasn’t alone while defending his city as the Fastest Man Alive in Season 1 of The Flash. Not only did he have the backing of his friends at S.T.A.R. Labs, but he also got timely assistance and advice from Joe West, Eddie Thawne (until his untimely demise) and Iris West.

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You’d think nothing would ever change that dynamic, but you’d be wrong. The CW released the official synopsis for the Season 2 premiere, “The Man Who Saved Central City,” and things are definitely different since the Singularity.

Specifically, while Oliver Queen has made something of a second career on Arrow out of pushing away those closest to him for their own safety before realizing how much he needs them, we haven’t seen that kind of behavior yet from Barry. But we will in the Season 2 premiere, at least until someone can talk some sense into him.

Check out how The CW summarizes the first new episode:

"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)."

Iris as the voice of reason makes sense. She’s also someone Barry should listen to, as we all know the way he feels about her despite what’s happened between them in the past.

The Meta Task Force is also interesting. That’s something that Eddie tried to get going in Season 1, though his focus was on the Flash himself. It could be that Joe realizes his late partner had the right idea but was just concerned with the wrong target. The Joe-Cisco dynamic was an underrated highlight as far as character interactions went, so seeing them work together again will definitely be welcome.

One more thing to watch for: could Barry’s “friends” include Harrison Wells? We know he’ll be around one way or the other, which should set us up for a very entertaining explanation, seeing as he’s sort of been killed off twice before.

We’re itching to get started again on our coverage of The Flash, and we’ll be posting our recap and review of “The Man Who Saved Central City” as fast as possible on the night of Tuesday, October 6. See you then!

(via Comic Book Resources)

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