The Flash Fast-Forwards in Time: First Look at the New Season (PHOTO)

Damian Holbrook
Cate Cameron/The CW

The gang’s all here—or are they?—as The Flash races into Season 2 on the heels of that crazy black hole that threatened to erase Central City. “We pick up about six months later, and we’re going to piece together how the storm has affected everyone,” says Grant Gustin (Barry, center), here facing an uninvited guest with S.T.A.R. Labs buds Joe (Jesse L. Martin), Iris (Candice Patton), Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker), Dr. Stein (Victor Garber) and Cisco (Carlos Valdes). How wild is the world now that Barry has stopped the Reverse-Flash and rewritten history? Says Gustin: “It’s not as different as you’d think, but as we move forward, some things will blow fans’ minds.”

The Flash, Season premiere, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 8/7c, The CW

More The Flash Features

Questions? Ask Critic Matt Roush!

TV critic (and occasional TV therapist) Matt Roush answers viewer questions and concerns in his Ask Matt column each week. Wondering about plots, characters and twists on The Flash and your other favorite shows? Submit your query to Matt via the form below: