EW has the exclusive first photos of John Wesley Shipp’s arrival on DC’s Stargirl as old-school speedster Jay Garrick, a.k.a. the Golden Age version of The Flash. Shipp guest stars in episode 9 (airing Oct. 5), which is the big flashback episode that shows the original Justice Society of America.
John Wesley Shipp has been part of the Arrowverse as a mentor, former Flash, and a Flash from the Multiverse. When last we saw him, Golden Age Flash heroically sacrificed himself during the Crisis on Infinite Earths CW crossover event.
The flashbacks that showcase the Flash come about as Pat (Luke Wilson) looks back on his time with the original JSA — including Sylvester Pemberton/Starman (Joel McHale), Johnny Thunder (Ethan Embry), Rex Tyler/Hourman (Lou Ferrigno Jr.), and Ted Grant/Wildcat (Brian Stapf) — when he’s reminded of painful memories of their fight to take down Eclipso (Nick Tarabay). And based on these photos, it looks like that fight ended in the worst way imaginable as the team buries someone in a cemetery. Will round two with Eclipso in the present have a better outcome?
We’re about to find out, because this episode also features Eclipso taking aim at Courtney/Stargirl’s (Brec Bassinger) family in a way that has the young hero struggling to hold onto hope in the wake of his attacks. Meanwhile, Mike (Trae Romano) is forced to confront the guilt he feels for his role in Icicle’s (Neil Jackson) death, and Barbara (Amy Smart) comes face-to-face with someone from her past.
DC’s Stargirl airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.