Can Jay Garrick Be Trusted On 'The Flash'? The Earth-2 Speedster Must Have A Few Secrets
Now that Earth-2 Harrison Wells has shown his face to Barry, we can really start questioning everything we know about this parallel universe known as Earth-2. The singularity has brought several knew characters into Barry Allen's world, but they're only just starting to affect his journey. First of all, can we really trust Jay Garrick on The Flash ? I'm not wont to trust anyone who introduces themselves with the phrase "I've been watching you," but Jay Garrick has to be a good guy, right?
According to the official CW press release for Tuesday's episode, "Barry learns a new breacher, Dr. Light, has come through the portal and sets off to capture her. Jay tells Barry that Dr. Light was not a threat on Earth-2 and that Barry can reason with her. However, during a fight with The Flash, she blinds him and drops some shocking news about Zoom." What does Dr. Light know? The futuristic Central City of Earth-2 may have looked cool, but it definitely has some secrets. Is Jay wrong about Zoom, or something even more important?
Because if you ask me, the number 1 question that we should be asking about this alternate universe is "where is Barry Allen in Earth-2 and subsequently, where is Jay Garrick in Earth-1?" Is the Other Barry just working at the Central City police department and going over to his parents' house for dinner on the weekends like a normal, happy young adult? Somehow, while I'm sure a universe exists out there where that is the case, I doubt Earth-2 has spared him from some kind of higher destiny. Is the other Jay Garrick working in a lab or at a university somewhere? Since Harrison Wells seems to be relatively the same in both Earths, I'm interested in how the two Flashes got mixed up, and what that means for Jay.
We learned that Jay Garrick's origin story is similar to Barry Allen's in previous episodes. They both discovered their speedster powers after being in a coma, though while Barry was struck by lightning in his home, Jay saw a "blinding light" (sound familiar) while running an experiment that dealt with radiation. I want to trust him, though after what happened with Eobard Thawne, it's totally understandable that Barry does not. Still, Garrick seems like a hero and taught Barry a few new tricks. That is promising.
However, to be frank, it may come down to this — Jay Garrick, as the Flash, is trying to save his own world from Zoom. He may not care about the fate of Barry Allen's world when it comes down to it, and could end up making sacrifices in order to benefit Earth-2. As for trustworthiness, everyone on the The Flash, even Iris West at this point, has a secret or two. Jay Garrick can be a hero and still not 100 percent trustworthy. Hopefully, Team Flash won't get too hurt in the process.
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