Earlier this week, we posted part one of this year’s FlashTVNews Roundtable, where we looked back at the stellar first season of the show. Today, we turn forward — we’re looking at the future of The Flash (and not with time travel) by discussing our predictions and hopes for season 2, which premieres next Tuesday, October 6 on The CW.
Participating in this year’s roundtable: Craig Byrne, webmaster of FlashTVNews and the KSiteTV Network; Derek B. Gayle, writer of the weekly recaps and reviews of The Flash and Vixen; Matt Tucker, resident Arrow reviewer over on GreenArrowTV; and KSiteTV reviewer Stephanie Hall.
As you might expect, we hold nothing back regarding known spoilers in this section, so beware! Keep in mind, this article is split over many pages, so be sure to navigate when you see that as an option.
What do you hope to see in Season 2?
CRAIG: I hope they can top Season 1 — which, as I said, will not be easy. I hope there are mysteries just as good as what we had before. I’d love to see some characters like Caitlin and Cisco meeting their destinies, though I hope they don’t play the Killer Frost card too soon, as I love seeing Caitlin as part of the STAR Labs team. I also hope to see more of Iris the inquisitive journalist, doing her thing while now being a part of Team Flash.
And, as I said, I’d love seeing more concepts and actors from the original Flash series… ESPECIALLY another Trickster appearance, maybe this time with Megan Lockhart?
STEPHANIE: More of the creativity and lovable characters that permeated season one. Other than that, I’m curious to see where they take Cisco and Caitlin this season in light of their metahuman futures.
DEREK: They seem to be throwing a lot into the pot, and season 1 was so much more dense than I’d expected, so I don’t even know. I do know that I love the concept of alternate universes — big Sliders fan, here — so I’m excited to have that play what looks to be a major role. I thought the time travel of season 1 was handled coherently and delicately, so I look forward to seeing how this show utilizes parallel Earths. I’m also hoping it moves away from the Villain-of-the-Week format, so long as it has a season-long mystery as effective as the Reverse-Flash storyline. But I don’t want them to try to imitate the success of the first season — if an idea comes along that’s different, I want them to run with it. Pun intended.
MATT: I genuinely have no expectations other than more balls-out fun. I guess I’d love for them to really explore the Speed Force and just what it means to the various Speedsters that now make up Barry’s existence.