The Flash Earth-2 Easter Eggs You May Have Missed
By Mat Elfring on
A Portal to Another World
This past week's episode of The Flash had a ton of Easter eggs in it. Barry, Cisco, and Harrison traveled to a parallel world called "Earth-2" and there are quite a few differences. Aside from the typical "good guy becomes a bad guy" and vice versa, this episode of The Flash actually teased a lot of really cool things.
To kick things off, Barry, Cisco, and Harrison had to take the portal to Earth-2, and this is where we got to see a lot of the episode's teasers. Some of these images are glimpses into other universes in DC's cinematic multiverse and others could be glimpses into the past and future of the DC television universe.
As the group travels to the parallel Earth, the first image that pops up is Green Arrow. However, this doesn't look like Oliver Queen. This character has a metal arm and frankly, it looks more like Oliver Queen's partner, John Diggle, as the emerald archer. It could also be Connor Hawke, who is supposed to appear on Arrow as well. Could something have happened to Ollie on Arrow or is this just another universe where someone else, possibly Diggle, is Green Arrow?
Back in the early 90s, CBS had their own show called The Flash, which starred John Wesley Shipp as Barry Allen. Here, we see that version of the character in his puffy muscle suit, standing tall. Here's an interesting note though. John Wesley Shipp also plays Henry Allen on The CW's The Flash, who spent most of the first season in prison.
As you may have heard, CBS' Supergirl and The CW's The Flash are going to be having a crossover episode on Monday, March 28. We kind of figured that neither of these shows take place in the same universe, since Supergirl really feels separate from Arrow and Flash. Apparently, this crossover will happen because Barry Allen is jumping between worlds and this image pretty much solidifies it.
In an earlier episode of season two, Gorilla Grodd, a telepathic, hyper-intelligent ape, was thwarted by Barry Allen and Harrison Wells and sent to a place Earth-2 where he could live in harmony, which turned out to be Gorilla City. In the portal, we get a glimpse of Gorilla Grodd. Considering this is a recurring villain, will we see him again when everyone goes to Earth-2?
With the news that Jonah Hex will be coming to The CW's third series based around the characters in the DC Universe, Legends of Tomorrow, it was a bit of a surprise to see the Wild West bounty hunter pop into the show, but hopefully, the character will be done some justice, since the Josh Brolin film was pretty disappointing.
Legion of Super-Heroes
The last thing we see as the heroes head through the portal is a ring with an the letter "L" on it. What does that mean? Well, it's called a Legion Ring and members of the Legion of Super-Heroes wear it. They're a group from the 30th and 31st century who were inspired by the adventures of Superman (technically Superboy). Mainly, this ring allows members of the Legion to fly. Is this just an Easter egg or will we be seeing them on the show?
The Justice League Phone
At the Earth-2 home of Barry Allen and Iris Allen-West, there's a phone with only a few numbers on it. The first couple of selections are easy to understand. However, below "mom & dad" is the name "Eddie," which could be Eddie Thawne. On Earth-1, Eddie was Iris West's ex-fiance. Below that is "Bruce." Could this be Bruce Wayne? Under that is Hal, which most likely stands for "Hal Jordan," and finally, there's "Diana," who on Earth-1 is better known as Wonder Woman. It's a phone with a direct link to most of the Justice League, if they even exist.
The Rogue Mayor
The first time we see the Earth-2 version of Barry Allen it's on TV. He's being interviewed by the local news and the headline reads "Zoom Threat Remains. Mayor Snart Extends Curfew." One of The Flash's most notorious villains is Captain Cold, whose real name is Leonard Snart. In fact, the whole Snart family has been a thorn in Flash's side as Golden Glider, Lisa Snart, has come up against Barry a few times on the show as well. Let's not forget about Lewis Snart, their father, who has also battled the Flash on the series as well. Regardless of which Snart is in charge, it's crazy to see one of them running Central City.
Here's a deep cut. Let's take a look at that banner once again, the news network reporting is "Channel 52," which is a reference to the Channel 52 back up stories which appeared at the end of every new DC comic for a while, when the comic book company rebooted all of their series. This number also refers to the number of universes that once existed in the DCU.