This week's episode of The Flash was heavy on plot, but light on Easter eggs.
There's nothing wrong with that, especially when the episode comes out as well as tonight's did.
And a minimum of Easter eggs is still worth taking a look at.
So...what did we see? What did we miss? Read on, and leave comments below.
We made a note of it last week, but this time around? Well, the name actually gets used.
Like "Speedy" on Arrow, "Jesse Quick" is apparently an affectionate nickname given to a family member long before she ever becomes a superhero in need of a name.
The speedster, who has ties to the Justice Society of America, was one of a number of legacy heroes trained by the World War II-era heroes of Earth-2, including Jay Garrick. She played a significant role during Waly West's time as The Flash.
In the comics, her father is Johnny Quick, one of the earliest speedsters and really named Jonathan Chambers.
Discovering a super complex mathematical formula of supposedly higher dimension, Chambers was able to gain super-speed. Inspired by Jay Garrick and fashioning himself a masked costume and code name, Chambers began his heroic career as Johnny Quick.
His daughter Jesse, born to fellow Justice Society member Liberty Belle, took on his heroic legacy (and his speed formula), most often working with either the JSA or other speedsters like Wally West, Bart Allen and Max Mercury. During the course of her career, she also worked with the Titans and the JLA.
So, we saw that Wells's daughter was pretty impressed by The Flash. We know that Wells's philosophy on the metas, and especially Zoom, has changed significantly.
And, yeah, we know that there's a world on which "Johnny Quick" is the name of the evil speedster in a dark, twisted version of the Justice League. So he's not such a nice guy, inherently.
Could it be that Wells has been researching speed all this time? It doesn't seem like an unreasonable guest. But what's his daughter's deal...?prevnext
On Earth-2, Oliver Queen died while his father is "The Hood."
This is a common Batman trait: in the Flashpoint universe, for instance, Bruce Wayne died and Dr. Thomas Wayne became Batman. Similarly, Bruce's father was Batman for a while on Earth-2 in the post-Flashpoint DC Universe.
...insert your own Arrow/Batman joke here.prevnext
Even on Earth-2, News 52 is the dominant source of information in the Flash/Arrowverse.
We see this when Harrison is watching the news to see that his daughter has been kidnapped.prevnext
WAY TOO MUCH FOOD
Apparently, when Linda is nervous, she likes to cook...
...way too much.
That's probably a good thing for a character who has a long association with Wally West in the comics. Why? Well, Wally spent a lot more time getting ravenous after his superheroics because of all the calories he was burning than Barry ever did.prevnext
Like nearly every common phrase that involves speed, "Terminal Velocity" was a The Flash storyline in the comics.
The story, which took place right after they introduced Bart Allen, seemed to kill Wally West (he got better).prev