We first met the hero in the show’s season 2 finale when he was revealed as the man in the iron mask being held captive by Zoom. Since then, he’s returned to warn Barry about the dangers of time travel, but in this instalment of The Flash, Jay will be taking on Mark Hamill’s Trickster (well, The Trickster from Earth-3).
For more on what to expect from this episode – titled “The Present” – here’s the official synopsis:
With Alchemy and Savitar still looming threats, Barry (Grant Gustin) is unable to focus on the Christmas holiday, and especially his relationship with Iris (Candice Patton). Determined to stop Savitar, Barry goes to Earth-3 to get advice from Jay Garrick (guest star John Wesley Shipp). Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) wants to help Barry fight Savitar and reveals that he’s been training with H.R. (Tom Cavanagh), which doesn’t go over well with Barry. As Cisco (Carlos Valdes) faces his first Christmas without his brother Dante (guest star Nicholas Gonzalez), old wounds are reopened. Rachel Talalay directed the episode with story by Aaron Helbing & Todd Helbing and teleplay by Lauren Certo.
John Wesley Shipp first crossed paths with Hamill in the Scarlet Speedster’s TV series from the 1990s, and ever since fans learned that they would both star in this iteration of The Flash, they’ve been hoping they’d meet again. This episode is going to make that wish a reality and it should be a lot of fun to watch the two characters interact, no matter how long it lasts for.
Be sure to check back in with us after tonight’s episode of The Flash for a first look at part three of The CW’s massive crossover.