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The Flash Season 1 finale ended with a shot of Barry Allen running into the temporal singularity to prevent it from destroying Central City. Since the show is returning for Season 2 next week, the metropolis obviously won’t be ripped from its foundation. However, despite him being the show’s main hero, it’s possible that Barry Allen may not be the one responsible for saving Central City.
While the citizens of Central City believe the Flash is responsible for saving them while viewers believe it’s Eddie - I’m not sure how that works given that he was dead by then, but okay - there is “someone else that played a very big role on that day,” according to EW. Unfortunately, they didn’t elaborate further, but this could end up being the individual being alluded to in the Season 2 premiere’s title: “The Man Who Saved Central City.” Who is this person? We have a few guesses.
Let’s start with two people we know were with Barry in the finale: Ronnie Raymond and Dr. Martin Stein, a.k.a. Firestorm. In one of the previews for The Flash Season 2, there’s a shot of Firestorm flying into the singularity. Although Robbie Amell will reprise Ronnie in the Season 2 premiere, his fate beyond that episode is a mystery, as Stein will be sharing Firestorm with Jay Jackson later this season and in Legends of Tomorrow. If Ronnie is the person who played the “big role,” perhaps when Firestorm was flying to help Barry, he and Stein were somehow separated, resulting in him either being killed or stranded in another universe. Either option would explain Ronnie’s absence (be it temporary or permanent) from The Flash, while also giving him the honor of being Central City’s unsung savior.
Another possibility is speedster Jay Garrick (played by Teddy Sears), the Flash from Earth 2. Viewers first got a hint of Jay in the finale when his helmet came flying through the temporal portal, which Eobard Thawne took as a sign that he needed to leave. Jay will cross over into The Flash’s main Earth early in Season 2, because when Barry and the S.T.A.R. Labs team created the singularity, they inadvertently opened a portal to other worlds. It’s possible the singularity also caused trouble on Jay’s Earth, and like Barry, he had the idea to run into it. With the two speedsters unknowingly working together, the singularity may have been neutralized, making Jay the unidentified hero.
Fans will learn the identity of the man who saved Central City when The Flash Season 2 premieres next Tuesday at 8 p.m. EST on The CW. In the meantime, feel free to leave your guesses on who this person is in the comments section.