“The Flash” Season 2 Episode 9 “Running to Stand Still” will air next Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 8:00 PM on the CW. The midseason finale of the second season is all about reunions, of families, friends, potential lovers and villains, as this installment will provide a jam-packed holiday treat full of revelations that one would not want to miss. Also, it seems like another interesting metahuman and villain is on his way to Central City, to pay Team Flash a little visit. WARNING: This article will contain spoilers regarding the upcoming midseason finale, and will contains spoilers regarding the new meta-human that will be coming into town. Read on to learn more about the new villain and to learn more about the second season finale.
As the big “Flash” and “Arrow” crossover has just finished, things can slowly return to normal, or as normal as things can get for Central City and for Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and his friends, just in time for the holiday season.
However, it seems like this year’s Christmas episode and mid-season finale will be chock full of surprising, action-packed and emotional reunions and revelations.
Both the promotional video on Spoiler TV and a report on TV Line confirmed that the Trickster or James Jesse (Mark Hamill), Captain Cold or Leonard Snart (Wentworth Miller) and the Weather Wizard or Mark Mardon (Liam McIntyre) will be teaming up with each other in order to try to get rid of the Scarlet Speedster, once and for all.
The promotional video shows Barry and a tearful Iris West (Candice Patton) entering Barry’s house only to find Captain Cold waiting for them, seated in an armchair by the fireplace. However, it seems like Iris isn’t the only one getting the “cold” treatment, as another scene shows Barry, as The Flash, back to back with Detective Patty Spivot (Shantel Van Santen), who has her service revolver drawn, while inside a room with a bluish tinged room.
This episode, with the appearance of Mardon, could also mean the beginning of a new story arc centering on Patty, as her father had been robbed and killed by Mardon and his brother.
Gustin, according to the report on TV Line, also hinted that Barry will also discover a very “comic book-y” new trick, that will probably help him out in his battle against the trio of rogues.
Also, the report on TV Line teased that the time might just be right for Jay Garrick (Teddy Sears) and Dr. Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) to get together while Gustin hinted that his and Patty’s relationship will be navigating some stormy weather together as a couple.
Aside from the reappearance of Mardon, this could also mean some of the fallout from the “The Flash” and “Arrow” crossover episode, where Patty shot Earth Two Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh), might be seen, especially as Patty, based on previous episodes, knows that Barry is keeping a big secret from her.
However, that isn’t the last surprise in store for fans and viewers as Wally West (Keinyan Lonsdale) will finally come to town and will pay a visit to his father and older sister, making the episode partly a heartwarming family reunion special.
This, though, will not be the only surprise visitor to Central City, as another surprise visitor will be seen in future episodes, in the form of the metahuman villain Tar Pit, who, according to Comic Book.com, will be portrayed by actor Marco Grazzini.
In this iteration of the character, Grazzini’s Tar Pit will be able to transform himself into “molten asphalt,” which, of course, will give everyone’s favorite speedster a big shock after the two cross paths.
Are you excited to see Wally West and Tar Pit? How do you think the holidays will treat Team Flash this season? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
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