Sandwiched inbetween appearances by the immortal villainVandal Savage, another old adversary of the Scarlet Speedsters reared his heinous head... an he wanted more than a penny for his thoughts. But first, we see Barry Allen donning the guise of the Flash to travel from his native Earth-One to Earth-Two, where his fellow Flash's wife Joan is concern for her husband. Apparently, Jay Garrick as the Flash was on the trail of an enemy he hadn't seen for decades, the Rag Doll, who was on a mini-crime wave raiding various estates and businesses. His fixation on antique dolls led him into three different confrontations with his fleet-footed foe, and each time Jay-Flash found himself clumsely taken out of the picture with his prey easily fleeing from the scene. Enter Barry-Flash, who quickly defeated Rag Doll and dragged him to Keystone City's police department for processing. Only, it turns out that when they unmasked the villain, there wasn't a man's face beneath but that of a lifeless doll! How could this be, and how did this tie to Jay-Flash's sudden lack of effectiveness.
In fact, it was Barry-Flash who speedily replaced Pete Merkel, the actual Rag Doll, with a lifeless fake. The reason for this was to lure out the true culprit behind these curious crimes, which turned out to be the Thinker whom he and Jay-Flash previously faced during their first meeting. However, the Thinker was prepared and shot electricity at Earth-One's Fastest Man Alive, yet before he could finish what he started the mental marauder had to face his own Flash who quickly defeated him. With both crooks not in jail and Jay-Flash once more regaining his confidence at saving Barry-Flash, who allowed him to do so for that very reason, the two fast friends parted once more.