Warning: Spoilers abound if you have not seen last night's finale episode of The Flash.
The first season of The Flash may have just ended last night (and I'm still reeling!), but the CW is wasting no time in promoting season two. Today, we got to see the first teaser trailer for the new season, starting October this year... check it out below.
Of course, the "trailer" doesn't give us much to go on, and many of the shots look recycled from the first season (Captain Cold and Heatwave, Barry creating a sound barrier for the tsunami, Harrison Wells with his glowing chest piece) but could they still have an impact on season two?
We know that Harrison Wells is not yet done with the show, despite being effectively pulled out of existence by Eddie's sacrifice in the finale, as Andrew Kreisberg revealed to THR.
Tom Cavanagh will be back. That is not in question. Tom Cavanagh will continue to be a regular.
So perhaps his appearance in the teaser does reveal a little something about how he returns - it's all about the tech, and that's not even the most important piece. After all, they can't give us that tiny glimpse at a flash ring and not come back to it at some point!
Now what about the tsunami? In season one, that episode was Barry's first time travel experience, and it's clear that we have many more such episodes to come. The finale itself was focused on his return to the night his mother died, and we now know that Rip Hunter is going to become a major character in the CW DC-verse in Legends of Tomorrow. Could the inclusion of the tidal wave suggest that we will be going back to that day, or even starting to run an alternate timeline?
Grant Gustin himself has said that with the new season, we may be getting more than one universe, which would mean more than one timeline. Speaking to comicbook.com, he talks about the multi-verse possibilities.
What's fun about this show is that there's going to be multiple timelines as we move forward. I think we're going to start showing Earth-One and Earth-Two in the near future. There will be kind of different dimensions going on.
While the exact details of how all this will happen is currently in the world of speculation, one thing is very clear: the second season of the Flash is going to be bigger, better, and even more complex than the first.
I can't wait!
The Flash season two airs October 6th, 2015