Showrunners of "The Flash" have decided that Barry (Grant Gustin) has gone without his super-speed long enough, and in the upcoming Season 2 episode 20 he will become a meta-human again. However, not everyone is happy about this decision, especially Barry's dad Henry (John Wesley Shipp).
In the previously aired "Back to Normal," fans saw Barry deciding to recreate the particle accelerator explosion. This, however, literally means striking Barry with lighting, and of course his father is not happy with the idea. The last time this happened, he was comatose for about nine months.
From "The Flash" Season 2 episode 20 promo, it is evident that neither Barry nor Dr Wells (Tom Cavanaugh) will pay heed to Henry's misgivings. Barry is ready to undergo withstand greater pain if it means his world is safe from Zoom (Teddy Sears).
Meanwhile, Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) is still rotting in Zoom's prison. Although Team Flash knows that Jay Garrick aka Hunter Zolomon is the Zoom, there is a lot they still do not know about the villainous speedster. Who is in the man in the iron mask, for example? He clearly has some connection to Zolomon, which is why he is still kept alive.
Barry's efforts to defeat Zoom cannot be fulfilled before the truth about the Earth-2 speedster is revealed. On the other hand, it looks like regardless of Barry's efforts to thwart Zoom's evil plans, it will be Cisco (Carlos Valdes) that actually ends his reign of terror.
The upcoming "Rupture" is expected to be a big one for Cisco, especially because his brother Dante (Nicholas Gonzalez) -- his Earth-2 version, to be specific -- is going to make appear in Central City. Dante is the titular metahuman Rupture and the brother of Earth-2 Cisco aka Reverb, who has come to avenge Reverb's death.
This episode will force Cisco to explore his powers further and use it to defeat Rupture. So far, he has been afraid of his abilities, fearing that he might turn dark. However, this episode will help him come to his own and embrace them.
"He's using them [Vibe powers] for good, and he's a good person. I think fans can definitely expect a lot more of those powers to flourish, and to mature and to develop. They actually end up serving a fundamental purpose in the finale," actor Valdes revealed to IGN.