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SDCC2015: Jay Garrick Coming to The Flash Season 2

Posted by Anthony Mango Saturday, July 11, 2015
Ever since Jay Garrick's helmet popped up in season one of CW's The Flash television series, fans have been speculating whether it was just a mere Easter egg or if it was a sign of something bigger.

Now, there's confirmation that the original speedster will be making an actual physical appearance in season two!

DC's Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns—a man responsible for notable works within The Flash comics itself, amongst other things—spoke of the situation by stating "That's not an Easter egg, that's a story point. We're going to see Jay."

UPDATE: Masters of Sex star Teddy Sears has been cast as Jay Garrick!

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Jay Garrick's helmet from season one of The Flash

For those who are unfamiliar with how important this is, let me give you a quick backstory. The Flash has not always been Barry Allen, as the mantle's been passed along to Wally West and Bart Allen over the years. Even before Barry, though, it was held by Jay Garrick, who had much less impressive powers and looked kind of ridiculous, but is nonetheless responsible for starting it all, similar to how Alan Scott was the first Green Lantern before Hal Jordan usurped the position (thankfully).

The ability to transition from Jay to Barry and Alan to Hal dates back to the storyline Flash of Two Worlds where it was established that Jay Garrick was indeed The Flash, but in the parallel dimension of Earth-Two. This would allow both Jay and Barry to coexist outside of the other's story before things were merged together, ripped apart again, and so on and so forth to make what was already confusing even more impossible to follow. Since the first season revolved around the Flashpoint story arc, could Jay Garrick's role somehow tie into an interpretation of Crisis on Infinite Earths?

Does that mean we might see Wally West or Bart Allen this year, too? Are you excited about this reveal? Tell us what you're thinking in the comments below!

The Flash season 2 is set to premiere Tuesday, October 6, 2015.

Tony Mango is the founder, editor-in-chief, head writer and podcast host of Fanboys Anonymous as well as all other A Mango Tree branches including Smark Out Moment. He is a pundit, creative director/consultant, fiction writer and more. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.