Actor reveals Zoom and Barry Allen have a lot in common
Fans get a double bonus this coming Tuesday. We’re treated not just to a new episode of The Flash, but we also get some answers about this season’s major villain: Zoom. If you’re DVRing The Flash, or live in a bunker, SPOILER ALERT AHEAD!!!
When we last left the crew at S.T.A.R. Labs, Cisco (played by Carlos Valdes) touched the helmet of the Earth 2 Flash (played by Terry Sears). In his vision he saw Zoom take off his mask, and the face belonged to none other than Jay Garrick (insert dramatic music hear). Cisco reveals his findings to Team Flash, and they are distraught, especially Barry (played by Grant Gustin).
What we have learned over the last couple of weeks since its aired, and what the team will learn on Tuesday, is that Zoom is not Jay Garrick, but Hunter Solomon.
Sears gives some insight on Hunter Solomon and his motives in a recent interview:
What’s really exciting about going and looking at Hunter Zolomon’s origin story is that it very closely mirrors the Barry Allen origin story. We’re going to see what happened to Hunter as a child look almost exactly like what happened to Barry when he was a child. One man went one way and one man went the other. The template was set at a very early age for both characters. Hunter goes the opposite way that Barry goes; that’s what I can tease about where it all began, which of course gets into some really exciting stuff when Hunter and Barry begin to interact, because there’s a lot of stuff that bubbles up to the surface for Hunter that he didn’t realize was there.
He also points out Solomon’s true purpose for showing up on Earth 1:
We’re going to flesh that out. We’re shooting the finale right now. Between what’s about to air and what we’re shooting now, a lot of that will be fleshed out. Without saying too much, Hunter absolutely is there on Earth-1 to steal Barry’s speed; that’s what takes him there. What begins to happen, too, is something that you’ve alluded to that perhaps, like a truth sociopath would, Hunter would begin to enjoy the game; the game that one can play with another human being. If you’re in a sociopathic state, that’s one thing that you get a great kick out of; the hunt, the game, the chase. The seeds are planted for that when he gets there. It’s a two-hander, but we will get into the specifics of that as the rest of the season unfolds.
The Flash airs Tuesday at 8 / 7 c on The CW.
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