When Arrow‘s closing season premiered final month the episode was an emotional one. Not solely did Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) have an opportunity to spend time with some of the individuals he loves essentially the most — albeit the Earth-2 variations of them — however the episode additionally hit followers laborious when, within the closing moments of that episode, Earth-2 was destroyed by anti-matter. For followers, it was a horrifying second because it signaled not solely the very early beginnings of “Crisis on Infinite Earths” but additionally implied the deaths of two beloved The Flash characters, Harrison “Harry” Wells and his daughter, Jesse, aka Jesse Quick. But whereas Earth-2’s destruction has been an element on Arrow within the episodes since, over in Central City, Team Flash nonetheless is not conscious that they might have misplaced some of their greatest mates and it feels like we nonetheless have somewhat strategy to go earlier than that tragic information will arrive.
Speaking with TV Line, Cisco Ramon actor Carlos Valdes revealed that Team Flash will not discover out about Earth-2 till the official begin of the “Crisis” crossover — and that is when followers will discover out the destiny of sure characters as nicely.
“The fate of that Earth, all of those questions are answered when the crossover starts,” Valdes mentioned. “That really is when the sh*t starts to hit the fan, so to speak. Everything up until then is more just a Crisis ramp-up.”
The information that Earth-2 is gone is probably going going to be very troublesome for Team Flash. Harry (Tom Cavanagh) was the model of Wells maybe closest to Team Flash. First showing within the present’s second season, Harry helped Team Flash take down Zoom earlier than returning to his Earth solely to come back again to Earth-1 in Season four after his relationship along with his now speedster daughter Jesse ended up strained again dwelling. Harry then helped the crew take down The Thinker however misplaced his mental skills within the course of. While he had some of them restored, he finally went again dwelling, now in contact along with his emotional aspect, to be along with his daughter. If Harry and Jesse had been amongst these misplaced on Earth-2, it would mark the second Wells that Team Flash has misplaced, with Earth-19’s H.R. Wells having sacrificed himself within the struggle towards Savitar in Season 3.
The information that Earth-2 is gone can be troublesome for an additional purpose apart from the seemingly loss of shut mates. Team Flash is already conscious that Barry Allen/The Flash (Grant Gustin) will die in “Crisis” so discovering out that the occasion has already racked up much more troublesome loses can be one that may seemingly be devastating for the crew.
“It’s like stepping on a landmine,” The Flash showrunner Eric Wallace mentioned in a latest 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.”
The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW. “Crisis on Infinite Earths” kicks off on Sunday, December 8.