Zoom’s Identity Revealed on THE FLASH

SPOILERS below if you aren’t caught up on episodes of The Flash.

Big reveal on The Flash last night! We learned the identity of Zoom is none other than Hunter Zolomon (Teddy Sears), aka Jay Garrick. This rumor has been circulating for a while now as we learned Jay Garrick’s doppelganger on Earth-1 was Hunter Zolomon. Zolomon is the alter-ego of Zoom in DC Comics.

Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg spoke with EW on Zoom’s identity:

“We wanted to go out on this run of episodes with a big reveal, just the same way we did at the end of episode 9 in season 1, where we revealed that Harrison Wells was the man in the yellow suit. Zoom’s identity is finally revealed. It’s an even larger betrayal than last year in some ways, because they’re all going to feel like they should’ve been inoculated against it. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. They let this person in. Part of the reason he was able to do that was because there was a hole in the center of their group, and he knew that. He was able to step in because they wanted it so desperately. Barry was missing his mentor, Wells, and here comes Jay offering to be his mentor. Caitlin [Danielle Panabaker] had lost Ronnie [Robbie Amell], and then here comes Jay offering to be her new knight in shinning armor. For us, there was all of this great, delicious irony to the whole thing. It happens in a way that didn’t make them look stupid, that the reason he was able to manipulate them was because he was playing on their emotions. It wasn’t because they were gullible. They actually took precautions in the beginning — Barry locked him up right away — but all of them had that need for a center and for a new star to right their ships by. Jay’s one charming, smooth guy and he was able to manipulate them in that way.”

Another mystery remain as we still don’t know the identity of the man in the iron mask Zoom is holding prisoner.

“The identity of the man in the [iron] mask is, in some ways, probably an even bigger surprise than this one, if you can imagine it. It’s a new mystery to pull you through the season. Barry swore he wasn’t going to leave him behind. Something tells me Barry’s going to make good on that promise.” – Andrew Kreisberg

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