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It’s been a rough month and a half for fans of The CW’s The Flash. The first half of the second season was bigger and more suspenseful than anything from the first season as new supervillain Zoom entered the scene and Earth Two opened Team Flash up to a whole new breed of bad guys. Luckily, the hiatus that began way back in December is finally due to end, and The CW has released a trailer for the second half of the season that looks positively crazy in the best possible way. Check it out!
For one thing, kudos to Dr. Wells for stating the obvious that Barry is not the fastest man alive. It remains to be seen if the opening monologue will take into account the walloping that the Flash has been taking from the much-faster Zoom, but hearing Wells open the trailer like this shows that the second half of the season might not be quite as light and bright as we’ve come to expect of The Flash.

Although the entire trailer is a thriller, possibly most exciting were the clips of Killer Frost and Deathstorm. We’ve seen images of the Earth Two villainous alter egos of Caitlin Snow and Ronnie Raymond before, but this was the first time that we get to see them in action. There’s always fun in seeing the good guys going bad, and it looks like Killer Frost and Deathstorm will be going pretty, pretty bad.

Of course, Killer Frost and Deathstorm wreaking havoc are not the only crazy parts of the trailer, and with good reason. According to Flash executive producer Andrew Kreisberg in a chat with EW, there’s plenty more ahead in Season 2:
We’ve obviously announced Robbie Amell and you’ve seen the photos of Danielle Panabaker as Killer Frost, but there’s a couple of surprises that we’ve got in store that we’re really excited about.

Kreisberg naturally can’t spoil too much, but the trailer speaks for itself to fill in some of the blanks as well as pose some intriguing new questions. We may be seeing a lot of Earth Two, but what unfortunate fate is befalling Patty? Where does Wally West fit into things? Why does all of the fashion of Earth Two look like it came from the 1940s? Is Joe West really punching his beloved Barry in the face?

Sadly, there was no glimpse of my favorite new non-Zoom Season 2 villain – that is, King Shark – returning, but there’s still so much that we have yet to see, and this crazy trailer was a great first taste of all the exhilaration that we’re sure to be served in the second half of Season 2.

The Flash finally returns to the airwaves on January 19 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW. For a look at when the rest of your favorite shows are returning to the lineup in 2016, check out our list of midseason TV premiere dates.