The Flash Season 2, Episode 13 Synopsis: Welcome To Earth-2


This is the good stuff people. While characters good (Jay Garrick), bad (Zoom and the people he’s sent to do his bidding) and in-between (Harry Wells) have come through the breaches between worlds from Earth-2 to the Central City that Barry Allen and his friends call home, we haven’t seen anyone go back the other way. That changes this week on The Flash in an episode appropriately titled “Welcome to Earth-2.”

Despondent over his decision to steal speed from the Flash and give it to Zoom in exchange for the safety of his daughter Jesse — a move that didn’t work anyway and almost cost Iris West her life — Harry Wells was prepared to head back to his own world to take on the villain himself. Barry and his teammates decided they couldn’t let him do that, so they’re going along with him.

The problem, of course, is that the people we know from Earth-1 aren’t quite the same on Earth-2, and that’s going to be especially true for Caitlin Snow and Ronnie Raymond. You’ll quickly see what I mean in this official synopsis of “Welcome to Earth-2” from The CW:

"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."

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Killer Frost and Deathstorm could be quite the handful for the Flash, especially if he subconsciously holds back because they are his friends. Or alternate versions of them, anyway. They’ll also have home field advantage, as it were, though having Wells along could neutralize that somewhat.

Anyone who’s been watching The Flash for most of Season 2 knows that the problem with having Jay hold down the fort at home is that he’s currently powerless (and dying, to boot). He’s not likely to get his speed back this week, so he’ll have to use his wits to foil the Geomancer. Good thing he’s a smart dude.

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We’ll be watching Tuesday, February 9 at 8 pm to find out if our heroes are able to free Jesse or even simply make it back to Earth-1 in one piece. Be sure to join us back here roughly 20-30 minutes after the East Coast airing for our full recap and review.