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The second season of The Flash premiered on October 6, 2015 on The CW and concluded on May 24, 2016. The season consisted of 23 episodes. It took place in conjunction with the fourth season of Arrow, the first season of Supergirl, and the first season of DC's Legends of Tomorrow.

Cast

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Synopsis

"Following the defeat of Barry Allen's arch-nemesis Eobard Thawne (aka Reverse Flash), Team Flash quickly turned their attention to the singularity swirling high above Central City, which fans last saw consuming everything in its path. Armed with the heart of a hero and the ability to move at super speeds, Barry charged into the eye of the singularity, but will he actually be able to save his city from impending doom?"[1]

Episodes

# Episode name Directed by Story by Teleplay by Original airdate
1 "The Man Who Saved Central City" Ralph Hemecker Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg Andrew Kreisberg and Gabrielle Stanton October 6, 2015
Picking up six months after the Singularity attacked Central City, Barry 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 attacks the city, Iris tells Barry that he needs to let his friends help him protect the citizens of Central City. Meanwhile, Cisco helps Joe with his Meta Task Force.
2 "Flash of Two Worlds" Jesse Warn Aaron & Todd Helbing October 13, 2015
Jay Garrick, a mysterious man from Earth Two, appears at S.T.A.R. Labs with a dire warning about an evil speedster named Zoom, who is set on destroying The Flash. Barry and the team must decide if they can trust this stranger even as they face yet another powerful meta-human. Meanwhile, Joe must deal with a determined officer named Patty Spivot who wants to join his meta-human task force.
3 "Family of Rogues" John Showalter Julian Meiojas & Katherine Walczak October 20, 2015
When Barry and the team find out Captain Cold has been kidnapped, they form an uneasy alliance with his sister, Lisa. However, Barry feels double-crossed when he finds out Snart is working with his father, Lewis Snart on a heist. Meanwhile, Joe is faced with a difficult decision.
4 "The Fury of Firestorm" Stefan Pleszczynski Kai Yu Wu & Joe Peracchio October 27, 2015
Barry and the team look for another Firestorm match for Dr. Stein. When the team meets Jefferson "Jax" Jackson, Caitlin has her reservations about whether Jax is the right match for Dr. Stein. Iris surprises Joe West while Barry and Patty Spivot grow closer.
5 "The Darkness and the Light" Steve Shill Ben Sokolowski & Grainne Godfree November 3, 2015
Upon meeting Harrison of Earth Two, Barry learns a new breacher, Dr. Light, has come through the portal and sets off to capture her. Jay tells Barry that Dr. Light was not a threat on Earth Two and that Barry can reason with her. However, 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.
6 "Enter Zoom" J.J. Makaro Gabrielle Stanton & Brooke Eikmeier November 10, 2015
After recent events, Barry decides it's time to confront Zoom and comes up with a dangerous plan. 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. We see what Earth Two Harrison Wells' life was like before coming through the breach.
7 "Gorilla Warfare" Dermott Downs Aaron & Todd Helbing November 17, 2015
Grodd returns to Central City and kidnaps Caitlin. Barry and team race to find her before it's too late. Meanwhile, Cisco plans his first date with the new barista at Jitters, Kendra Saunders and Patty begins to suspect Barry is hiding something from her.
8 "Legends of Today" Ralph Hemecker Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg Aaron & Todd Helbing December 1, 2015
Vandal Savage arrives in Central City and sets his sights on Kendra Saunders. After Vandal attacks Kendra and Cisco, they turn to Barry for help. Realizing how dangerous Vandal is, Barry takes Kendra to Star City and asks Oliver and team to hide her until he can figure out how to stop Vandal. However, things quickly go from bad to worse when a man with wings AKA Hawkman shows up and flies off with Kendra. Meanwhile, Harrison develops a serum to make Barry run faster and asks Jay to test it out.
9 "Running to Stand Still" Kevin Tancharoen Andrew Kreisberg December 8, 2015
When Mark Mardon AKA The Weather Wizard returns to break Leonard Snart AKA Captain Cold and James Jesse AKA The Trickster out of Iron Heights, Barry must stop these rogues from taking over Central City during Christmas. Meanwhile, Joe and Iris meet Wally West.
10 "Potential Energy" Rob Hardy Bryan Q. Miller January 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, and the team hunts down a meta-human who can slow time itself.
11 "The Reverse-Flash Returns" Michael Allowitz Aaron & Todd Helbing January 26, 2016
When Cisco gets a vibe of Eobard Thawne, Barry and the team don't believe it. But, after an attack at Mercury Labs, Christina McGee confirms that the Reverse-Flash is back. Meanwhile, Iris and Francine share a nice moment that brings Iris closer to her brother, Wally.
12 "Fast Lane" Rachel Talalay Brooke Eikmeier Kai Yu Wu and Joe Peracchio February 2, 2016
Barry teams up with Wells to figure out a way to close the breaches, but they are distracted by a meta-human nicknamed Tar Pit who can transform into liquid asphalt. Iris is concerned for Wally's safety after she finds out about his drag racing hobby. When he refuses to stop she makes a bold move that puts her in danger.
13 "Welcome to Earth-2" Millicent Shelton Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg Katherine Walczak February 9, 2016
Barry, Harry and Cisco journey to Earth-2 to rescue Harry's daughter, Jesse from Zoom. Barry is stunned when he runs into Earth-2 Iris and Joe, but nothing prepares him for meeting Killer Frost and Deathstorm. Meanwhile, back on Earth-1, Jay has to take over the Flash's responsibilities when a meta-human nicknamed Geomancer attacks Central City.
14 "Escape from Earth-2" J.J. Makaro Aaron & Todd Helbing David Kob February 16, 2016
On Earth-2, the team races to find Zoom's lair and asks for help from the most unexpected source. Meanwhile, back on Earth-1, Caitlin rushes to perfect Velocity-9 so that Jay can stop the Geomancer.
15 "King Shark" Hanelle Culpepper Benjamin Raab & Deric A. Hughes February 23, 2016
When King Shark escapes from an A.R.G.U.S. holding tank, Lyla and Diggle travel to Central City to warn Barry. King Shark shows up at the West house and attacks Joe, Iris, Wally and Barry.
16 "Trajectory" Glen Winter Lauren Certo & Lilah Vandenburgh March 22, 2016
Deciding to blow off some steam, Barry and the team head out for a night on the town only to encounter an unexpected speedster who is up to no good. Iris is challenged by an assignment from her new boss, and is surprised when friction turns to flirtation.
17 "Flash Back" Alice Troughton Aaron & Todd Helbing March 29, 2016
After the shocking revelation that Zoom is Jay Garrick, Barry is more determined than ever to get back to Earth-2 to stop Zoom forever. Desperate to find a way to increase his speed, Barry decides to travel back in time and masquerade as his earlier self in order to get his arch-nemesis, Dr. Harrison Wells/Eobard Thawne, to teach him how to run faster. However, things don't go as planned and Barry is stunned to face familiar foe Hartley Rathaway, as well as old friend Eddie Thawne. Iris makes peace with her past in order to embrace her future.
18 "Versus Zoom" Stefan Pleszczynski Joe Peracchio & David Kob April 19, 2016
Equipped with the tachyon device, Barry believes he is fast enough to stop Zoom and wants to open the breaches to catch him. Harry strongly advises against that plan but after Barry convinces him, Harry reveals that Cisco has the power to re-open the breach. Meanwhile, Hunter Zolomon's painful story on Earth-2 is revealed.
19 "Back to Normal" John Showalter Brooke Roberts & Katherine Walczak April 26, 2016
A meta-human with super strength named Griffin Grey mistakes Harry for Earth-1 Harrison Wells and kidnaps him, demanding that Wells cure him from his current condition. Realizing another brilliant Wells could help track Griffin's location, Barry asks Jesse to help. Meanwhile, Wally corners Joe about The Flash.
20 "Rupture" Armen V. Kevorkian Kai Yu Wu & Lauren Certo May 3, 2016
Zoom arrives back on Earth-1 intent on taking over Central City. Barry and Wells come up with a plan to stop Zoom once and for all but it's extremely dangerous. Unsure if he should take the risk, Barry reaches out to both fathers for advice. Henry is adamantly opposed to Barry risking his life again but Joe thinks he can handle it which puts the two men at odds with each other. Meanwhile, Cisco is shocked when he vibes the Earth-2 villain Rupture, who happens to be his brother Dante's doppelgänger. Rupture came to this Earth seeking justice for Reverb's death. Iris decides she's finally ready to open up to Barry about her feelings for him.
21 "The Runaway Dinosaur" Kevin Smith Zack Stentz May 10, 2016
With Barry gone, the team must figure out a way to handle the return of an old enemy – Girder. Realizing Girder is retracing his steps from his last attack, Iris volunteers to act as bait to trap him in S.T.A.R. Labs. Meanwhile, Barry fights to return to his old life.
22 "Invincible" Jesse Warn Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg Brooke Roberts & David Kob May 17, 2016
After Zoom unleashes an army of Earth-2 meta-humans on Central City, Barry is shaken when he sees their leader is the Black Canary's Earth-2 doppelgänger, the Black Siren. Meanwhile, Wally takes to the streets to help The Flash stop the meta-humans, which worries Joe. Iris and Henry are concerned about Barry taking on Zoom.
23 "The Race of His Life" Antonio Negret Aaron & Todd Helbing May 24, 2016
After Zoom reveals his true plan, Barry vows to do whatever it takes to stop him.

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References

  1. The Geeks Shall Inherit the Con: Saturday's SDCC Panel Highlights - Comic Book Resources