The Flash

Season 2 Episode 13

Welcome to Earth-2

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Feb 09, 2016 on The CW

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  • Trivia

    • Trivia: The images seen as the trio jumps between dimensions are: Supergirl (see Notes), an older Flash; a Wild West figure (Jonah Hex, appearing in DC's Legends of Tomorrow); a futuristic Green Arrow (also appearing in Legends); and a flight ring belonging to the futuristic Legion of Super Heroes in the comic books.

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  • Notes

    • Robbie Amell is credited as Special Guest Star.

    • During the trio's trip through the multiverse, they briefly see Supergirl from the CBS series, foreshadowing the Flash/Supergirl crossover on 3/28/16.

    • Music: Where or When (Rodgers & Hart, sung by Jesse L. Martin), My Funny Valentine (Rodgers & Hart, sung by Jesse L. Martin)

    • Injoke: Geomancer's location, Pasko and Fourth, is a reference to Martin Pasko, a DC Comics writer and editor who has worked on numerous comic books. Although he never wrote The Flash, he did do a backup Dr. Fate series in The Flash #306-313.

    • Injoke: Among the names on Other-Barry's phone are Bruce, Hal, and Diana. In the comics, Barry is friends with his Justice League teammates Bruce Wayne (Batman), Hal Jordan (Green Lantern), and Diana Prince (Wonder Woman). It's not clear how he knows them on Earth-2 or if there is a Justice League, since Other-Barry is not Flash and there's no indication of other superheroes coming to stop Zoom.

    • Injoke: The older Flash seen between worlds is the Flash from the 1990 CBS series. He was played by John Wesley Shipp, who plays Barry Allen's father Henry in this series.

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: February 9, 2016 on CTV
      UK: March 22, 2016 on Sky 1
      Norway: April 3, 2016 on MAX

    • In the comics, Earth-2 Cisco's villain name, Reverb, belongs to Cisco's brother Paco Ramone, who debuted in Justice League of America Annual # 2 (1984).

    • Deathstorm, was originally the Black Lantern-infused corpse of Ronnie Raymond, who first appeared during the DC comics-wide event Blackest Night.

  • Allusions

    • Harry: Jaws.
      Referencing the 1975 movie Jaws. The movie, based on the novel by Peter Benchley, concerns a Great White Shark that attacks a small New England tourist and fishing community, and the efforts to kill it.

    • Cisco: Holy 2001.
      Referencing the 1968 movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, based on the short story "The Sentinel" by Arthur C. Clarke. In the movie, a black monolith is sent by aliens to accelerate the evolution of primates into humanity. It is found on the Moon four million years later and sends a radio signal out through the solar system. In the sequel, 2010, the monolith is found in orbit around Jupiter. It eventually multiplies and consumes Jupiter, transforming it into a sun.

    • Cisco: Toto, I got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.
      Referencing the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. In the movie, Judy Garland, who plays Dorothy, is famous for delivering the lines "I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore," and "There's no place like home."

    • Cisco: Look, I've seen fire and I've seen rain.
      Referencing the refrain in the biographical 1970 song "Fire and Rain" by Jim Croce. The full line is, "I've seen fire and I've seen rain. I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end. I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend, but I always thought that I'd see you again."

    • Cisco: Are you Cloud City Vadering me right now?
      Referencing the second Star Wars movie, The Empire Strikes Back (1980). When Darth Vader meets Luke Skywalker in combat, he tries to seduce him into joining forces with him as a Jedi serving the Dark Side of the Force.

    • Cisco: Look, mirror-mirror, I already told you I'm not going to the dark side with you.
      Referencing first the original Star Trek episode "Mirror, Mirror," which has four crew members crossing over to a parallel dimension where the Enterprise crew are fascist types. And then Referencing the Star Wars series and the Jedi Knights. The Jedi Knights are the "good" protectors of the galaxy, capable of tapping into the mystic Force to gain a variety of powers such as mind control and telekinesis. They avoid strong emotion, which can lead them to the Dark Side, the "evil" side of the Force. The Jedi and the Force are first mentioned in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977).