The Flash: Episode 2.18 “Versus Zoom” Teddy Sears on Zoom’s history

Let’s go ahead and get the bad news out of the way now for fans of “The Flash“: There is no new episode of the show airing tonight on The CW. However, this is the final time we’ll be saying that for the rest of the season! The episode “Versus Zoom” will be airing next week and will kick-off to a string of new episodes airing the remainder of the season, all leading up to the finale on Tuesday, May 24.

This “Versus Zoom” episode is going to be especially interesting because we’re going to learn so much more about the man behind the mask in Hunter Zolomon, who has been tricking Barry Allen and the team at STAR Labs for much of the season. In teasing up this story, the man behind the role in Teddy Sears passed along the following message to Entertainment Weekly:

“What’s really exciting about going and looking at Hunter Zolomon’s origin story is that it very closely mirrors the Barry Allen origin story. We’re going to see what happened to Hunter as a child look almost exactly like what happened to Barry when he was a child. One man went one way and one man went the other. The template was set at a very early age for both characters. Hunter goes the opposite way that Barry goes; that’s what I can tease about where it all began, which of course gets into some really exciting stuff when Hunter and Barry begin to interact, because there’s a lot of stuff that bubbles up to the surface for Hunter that he didn’t realize was there.”