Warning: spoilers for last night’s episode of The Flash are below!

Zoom is no longer the only person on The Flash whose identity is a mystery. Glimpsed last week at the end of “Welcome to Earth-2,” last night’s episode “Escape from Earth-2” gave us more screen time with the individual being called The Man in the Iron Mask, who is Jesse Quick’s fellow prisoner at Zoom’s lair. While we can firmly say it’s not Leonardo DiCaprio under that mask trying to relive the 1998 movie, speculation is already rampant about who this man is.

Our only clue concerning his true identity came when he used a POW tap code to spell out “Jay.” While he did confirm to Barry that he was talking about Jay Garrick, he got flustered when Barry said that Jay’s fine on Earth 1 and started shaking his head. Before the man could communicate further, Zoom told him to cut it out. Team Flash was forced to leave the masked man behind after Zoom caught them in the act of rescuing Jesse, but Barry promised he would come back for him, so we definitely haven’t seen the last of Mystery Man. In the meantime, we’ve gathered up the likeliest people who he might be using what little evidence we have so far.

The Real Jay Garrick
The Real Jay Garrick
Following last night’s episode, a lot of fans are wondering if the man we’ve known as Jay this season isn’t who he says he is. We know he lied about how he lost his speed, and until yesterday, we never saw him and Zoom together aside from that flashback in “Flash of Two Worlds” (that isn't even guaranteed to be authentic). Harry Wells previously accused him of being a coward, and while we can’t fault him for his inability to use powers without the Velocity formulas, he hasn’t really given off that heroic vibe very often. So what if this man is actually an impostor that’s somehow taken on Jay’s appearance, and the real Jay Garrick is being kept as Zoom’s prisoner?

That’s the easiest explanation for why he spelled out ‘Jay’ in the tap code and would account for the head shaking. While he’s being kept in a cell, someone is pretending to be him in the outside world(s). The man we’ve known as Jay appeared to be killed before being brought back through the breach, but if he wasn’t really Jay, that means he’s probably not dead and still in play for Zoom’s future plans. Should the masked man be revealed as the real Jay Garrick, then we ideally get to see the real Earth 2 Flash at work either at the end of The Flash Season 2 or some other time in the show’s future.

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