The Flash: Season 2 (2015 - 2016)

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Season 2
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With distinctive visuals and a terrific cast, The Flash remains one of the strongest comic book shows on television.

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Critic Ratings: 23

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Air date: Oct 6, 2015

Season 2 begins with Barry deciding to protect Central City on his own. But when Atom Smasher attacks, Iris pleads with Barry to let his friends help protect the citizens. Meanwhile, Cisco helps Joe with his Meta Task Force.

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Air date: Oct 13, 2015

Jay Garrick, 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 out to destroy the Flash. Barry and the team must decide if they can trust him, even as they face yet another powerful meta-human. Meanwhile, Joe deals with a determined officer named Patty Spivot who wants to join his meta-human task force.

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Air date: Oct 20, 2015

Barry and the team learn Captain Cold has been kidnapped and then form an uneasy alliance with his sister. However, Barry feels double-crossed when he finds out Snart is working with his father, Lewis Snart, on a heist. Meanwhile, Joe faces a difficult decision.

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Air date: Oct 27, 2015

Barry and the team look for another Firestorm match for Dr. Stein, but when Caitlin meets Jefferson "Jax" Jackson she questions whether he is the right match. Meanwhile, Iris surprises Joe; and Barry and Patty grow closer.

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Air date: Nov 3, 2015

Barry learns a new breacher, Dr. Light, has come through the portal and sets off to capture her. During a fight with the Flash, she blinds him and drops some shocking news about Zoom. Meanwhile, Barry and Patty go out on a date.

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Air date: Nov 10, 2015

Barry engineers a dangerous plan to defeat Zoom, but Caitlin sides with Jay and deems it too dangerous for Barry to engage with the speed demon. However, Iris shows her support and brings forth a surprising ally.

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Air date: Nov 17, 2015

Grodd returns to Central City and kidnaps Caitlin, and Barry races to find her before it's too late. Meanwhile, Cisco plans his first date with the new barista at Jitters; and Patty begins to suspect Barry is hiding something from her.

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Air date: Dec 1, 2015

A crossover episode with "Arrow" begins with Vandal Savage attacking Kendra and Cisco. Barry then takes Kendra to Star City and asks Oliver to hide her until he can stop Vandal. But Hawkman, a man with wings, shows up and flies off with Kendra. Meanwhile, Harrison develops a serum to make Barry run faster and asks Jay to test it.

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Air date: Dec 8, 2015

The Weather Wizard returns to break Captain Cold and the Trickster out of Iron Heights, but Barry tries to stop him and prevent these rogues from taking over Central City during Christmas. Meanwhile, Joe and Iris meet Wally West.

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Air date: Jan 19, 2016

Now that they've grown closer, Barry considers telling Patty that he is The Flash. Meanwhile, Joe and Iris try to get to know Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale). -- (C) CW

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Barry Allen returns to action in Series 2 of The Flash. Barry decides he will protect Central City by himself, however, when Atom Smasher attacks, Iris tries to persuade him to let his friends help. Meanwhile, mystery man Jay Garrick issues a warning about Zoom, a speed demon who intends to take over Central City and to destroy the Flash in the process. Elsewhere, help is needed from the Arrow, and Barry and patty grow closer, making him wonder if he can tell her that he is the Flash.

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Critic Reviews for The Flash Season 2

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (5)

The Flash's second season begins, as Buffy's always would, by having its heroes pick up the pieces, and it does so nicely.

Oct 7, 2015 | Full Review…

It's also reasonably smart without being show-offy. Tuesday's launch, meanwhile, is a nice reminder that nothing -- at least that good stuff -- has changed.

Oct 6, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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For a comic book fan, it feels as if they're making this series just for me.

Oct 8, 2015 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Not every story the show tells needs to be life-lessonish, and The Flash can veer cornball and simplistic sometimes. Still, I love the right stuff that The Flash represents. He's a blazing streak of Tomorrowland in a gloomy, doomy, fury road culture.

Oct 7, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Season 2 of The Flash continues to be a mix of good intentions and significant missteps.

Aug 4, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

I believe The Flash season 2 is building a framework to keep from completely baffling its viewers later; they've started by re-establishing the foundation, the very basics of the show.

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…

There's much more to consider going into Season 3 than "The Race of His Life" necessarily wrought during the hour itself, but the overall construction felt admirably solid.

Jun 19, 2018 | Full Review…

... the beating heart of the growing DCU on the CW.

Oct 6, 2016 | Full Review…

Season two may be a step down from what had been a brilliant debut, but when it comes right to it, it still manages to deliver where it counts.

Sep 7, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It's a lot to get through, and some of it works better than others.

Oct 7, 2015 | Full Review…

The show keeps its streak of strong episodes alive despite a few hitches in the road.

Oct 7, 2015 | Full Review…

Back with reinvigorated style and a cast that only continues to grow, The Flash is off to a strong and suitable start for the series.

Oct 7, 2015 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Flash: Season 2

  • 3d ago
    The plot and villain were great. The writing got a lot better and we got see a lot more serious scenes which is appreciated. Really fun and cool.
  • Oct 02, 2020
    Barry and Iris' relationship in this is so much better. Love Cisco, definitely missed Eddie.
  • Aug 09, 2020
    This was a badass season just like the first season
  • Aug 09, 2020
    For the most part, Season 2 was great but it has such an incredibly weak and dull ending. It's unfortunate because some scenes with Zoom fighting Flash was absolutely impeccable!
  • Aug 01, 2020
    The move to a 2nd speedster was ill advised but the season gets over it with some strong story telling and great new characters.
  • Jul 03, 2020
    The plot of "The Flash: Season Two" is nothing short of manic and excessive. The first season dealt with the creation of meta-humans, previously normal citizens now possessing extraordinary powers and abilities. In fighting the evil ones, Barry Allen/The Flash (Grant Gustin) had to race with inhuman speed to fight them, and on at least two occasions used time travel to help his problems. Now this second season adds alternate dimensions, alternate versions of yourself, wormholes leading to different universes, and weapons so powerful they can apparently destroy and affect multiple universes at once. If viewers were not wary of inter-dimensional travel before, they may be now. Barry's mission this season is to defend his planet from a supervillain named Zoom, who invades the Earth with metahumans from his own universe. Zoom has a fearsome reputation on his own world, Earth-2, and has been able to breach Barry's world due to the latter's unfortunate creation of a wormhole last season. Zoom's powers mainly involve running at quick speeds, but his appearance is dark, leathery and gothic, more demonic and physical than the sophisticated, Machiavellian persona of Eobard Thawne from the first season. It's kinda fun at times to see Barry and his friends traveling to and from dimensions, encountering allies and foes from distant dimensions, especially when they're counterparts of people they already know. I appreciated that the second season is not a repeat of the first season, and contains a story that stands out like its own chapter in the Flash mythology. There's also some intriguing revelations that come from their time on other worlds, such as the possibility of Cisco/Vibe (Carlos Valdes) having psychic and telekinetic powers far more advanced than thought possible. The fact that Barry created a wormhole at all is mostly forgotten about, and when it is mentioned it is just used as an excuse for obligatory speeches at times of crises to encourage his self-esteem. Barry is, in some respects, one of the least experienced strategists I've ever seen in a show. Barry learned last season he could run fast enough to travel back in time to save his mother, but also learned that he could cause a worm hole that would destroy Earth. Which would probably mean his mother would be dead anyway. So he naturally risks the lives of all humanity to save one person. Does that sound dramatic? Is it worth risking humanity to save someone, even if it were successful? I cannot help but mention this since at crucial moments in this second season, characters make critically unwise and predictable decisions that allow Zoom and his minions to constantly avoid defeat. If they did not make these decisions, and if Zoom did not demonstrate a curious level of invincibility for someone whose superpower is running, the season would be over. The entire season is, in fact, filled with stalling devices to delay the climax until the the season finale. And this happens at the cost of a meaningful payoff. Rarely does anybody ever seem to do anything as a cautionary measure against Zoom, like putting people in protective custody, or moving out of homes that Zoom knows the heroes live in. Barry's loved ones are always available to kidnap and inspire Barry's unending guilt complex. There is always some manner of dialogue that proceeds something like this: "I just let that happen. How could I live with myself? How can I make such a big mistake?" What Barry always seems to forget is that many of his friends are also strategically inept--always planning things halfway but missing out on key details. On more than one occasion do Barry's allies Cisco and Caitlin (Carlos Valdes and Danielle Panabaker) invent miraculous devices capable of subduing his enemies, but only AFTER a whole episode in which Barry fights his enemies single-handedly with no technology. After some time it's too easy to grow numb to the way the episodes employ repetitious mayhem to extend the plot. It is not emotionally involving to have constantly bad things happen to Barry and have him complain about it. It's always been essentially a gimmick to show the hero is flawed and personable. This played adequately in the first season because we had characterizations and suspense to distract us. Here, Barry's impulsiveness and arrogance grow tiresome in the face of a villain that beats him senselessly on countless times. Imagine how many contrived conversations about his guilt could be cut and replaced with honest dialogue about what's really happening. The result may have been organic if nothing else. Maybe a shorter season was needed, so that we didn't get the same dilemma again and again.
  • May 14, 2020
    fantastic fabulous and great acting
  • Apr 09, 2020
    A great second season for the fans of our scarlet speedster. It had some really great episodes that include- Enter Zoom(2.06), Welcome to Earth 2(2,13), King Shark(2.15) and my personal favorite The Runaway Dinosaur(2.21). The show adopted a darker tone for season 2 which paid off handsomely for the fans and the show. However, the plot unfolded in a way similar to the first season and it could have done away with having 20+ episodes.
  • Feb 27, 2020
    Not as good as the first. There are still many easter eggs and clever nods to the DC comic books and the acting and special effects are still very good and it's still an enjoyable watch but overall it's only average with some questionable characters. While I did like Zoom as the villain new charactes Jay and Wally aren't such nice additions. The Flash's second season is only average with too little Captain Cold to compensate.
  • Jan 17, 2020
    Better than the first and a actual scary villain

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