When The Flash returns this Tuesday, the sophomore superhero drama will begin ramping things up for the season finale. One of those progressions will see members of Team Flash venture to Earth-2, the home of Jay Garrick and Zoom. While there, is it possible that the identity of Zoom will be discovered? Will he turn out to be an evil version of Barry Allen as so many fans believe? Grant Gustin weighs in.
"I don’t think it’s going to be Evil Barry. But I was pitching that idea really early on, like, “How fun would that be, it’d be so cool!” I just selfishly wanted to play the villain. I didn’t even know who it was until last night, actually. I hadn’t asked. I asked way more questions last year. Jesse [L. Martin] likes to know as little as possible and I’m kind of taking that route this yea, so I’m surprised when I see the scripts and surprised when I do it. I hadn’t asked who Zoom was. I didn’t want to know, but [Greg] Berlanti called me last night to catch up and talk about the episodes and that came up and he broke down that whole story for me and how it’s going to evolve and what’s going to happen. So I do know now. Obviously, I’m not going to tell you! [Laughs] There are so many twists and turns involved with it and so many characters’ arcs that are connected to it. I said it about Thawne last year. Even if you think you know, there’s going to be."
There you have it. Zoom is not being played by Grant Gustin so through those evil Barry Allen theories out the window. Of course, given the show's track record with body possession and rewriting history, can we be totally confident about anyone's identity?
The Flash season 2 continues this Tuesday on The CW at 8/7c.