On Thursday, The CW released a batch of photos for "A Flash of Lightning", the second episode of The Flash's sixth season. The photos provide a bit more context on the return of John Wesley Shipp and Michelle Harrison, who initially joined the show as the parents of Earth-1's Barry Allen (Grant Gustin). The photos reveal that Barry will actually be interacting with Shipp's Jay Garrick, the Earth-3 version of The Flash, with Harrison portraying Jay's comic-accurate girlfriend, Joan Williams. With the "Crisis on Infinite Earths" crossover fast approaching, it seems as if Barry will be enlisting Jay's help in figuring out how to stop the danger that's to come.
“It’s like stepping on a landmine,” showrunner Eric Wallace said in a recent interview. “All of a sudden the future is today, and that turns everything upside-down. You’ll see each member of Team Flash react in their own unique, and sometimes tragic, way.”
“I can’t spoil too much because I haven’t read it yet,” Gustin told ComicBook.com earlier this summer. “I’ve been teased a lot from our guys what it’s going to be. The Monitor shows up at the end of our first episode and says the universe is in jeopardy and in order to save the universe, Barry Allen has to die. And Barry Allen doesn’t know about this deal Oliver made with the Monitor, either, so someone’s gonna die.”
You can check out the synopsis for "A Flash of Lightning" below, and scroll through to check out the photos from the episode!
"JOHN WESLEY SHIPP TO GUEST STAR - Faced with the news of his impending death, Barry’s (Grant Gustin) resiliency suffers as he struggles to fight fate.
Meanwhile, Cecile’s (Danielle Nicolet) career as a D.A. conflicts with her identity when she crosses paths with a villainous meta-human.
Chris Peppe directed the episode, which was written by Sam Chalsen & Jeff Hersh."