"Never killed anyone before, but it's not murder if it's your double, right?"
Doctor Light to Linda Park
"The Darkness and the Light" is the fifth episode of the second season of The Flash, and the twenty-eighth episode overall. It aired on November 3, 2015. It acts as the first half of a two-part episode.[1]


Barry learns a new breacher, Dr. Light, has come through the portal and sets off to capture her. Jay tells Barry that Dr. Light was not a threat on Earth-2 and that Barry can reason with her. However, during a fight with The Flash, she blinds him and drops some shocking news about Zoom. Meanwhile, Barry and Patty go out on a date.[src]



Special guest star

Guest starring



  • When Barry and Patty reflect on their near-death experiences on their date, Patty states, "We both cheated death". This expression is a recurrent theme in the Final Destination film series. Shantel VanSanten starred in the fourth installment.
  • At the press conference on Earth-2, at least one journalist uses an audio recording device of the brand "Zoom."
  • Jay refers to his friend on Earth-2 who lives in Atlantis, a possible reference to Aquaman.


Promotional images



  1. Greg Berlanti (@GBerlanti) - Twitter
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