Published On: Thu, Jan 22nd, 2015

‘The Flash’: ‘Revenge of the Rogues,’ time travel and season 2

The first live-action appearance of Heat Wave (Prison Break‘s Dominic Purcell) on The CW’s hit show, The Flash, set up the show’s first supervillain team-up with the return of Wentworth Miller’s Captain Cold. Grant Gustin shines as the ‘Fastest Man Alive’ and now Barry’s failure against Reverse Flash has him obsessed with getting faster.

This is likely to set up the time travel element found in the comics.

the flash dodging missile in photo“We are diving deep into the time-travel element and it is going to be wild,” Gustin told THR in an interview published Tuesday.

“It’s ultimately why I signed on to this job. Not to play a scientist, but to play a time-traveling bandit,” says Tom Cavanagh, who plays Harrison Wells/The Reverse-Flash.

“In comic books, when you start talking about time travel — if anybody has followed The Flash, then they know Reverse-Flash and The Flash are not just doing this right now in the present day. They have a long history and there’s nothing that we’re not going to pursue when we try to tell the story. We’re trying to tell all of it.”

“I think it would be fun if it totally changed the show for season two,” Gustin says.

Back to the episode, Cold and Heatwave abduct Caitlin (Daniella Panabaker) and use her as bait to draw out The Flash – and while neither this ‘damsel in distress’ routine nor the manner in which the two crooks are defeated is particularly imaginative, the final battle is impressively staged and even allows underused Eddie (Rick Cosnett) to play a small but pivotal part in the climax.

The aftermath of this final face-off also marks a significant shift for the series, with The Flash not just outed to the public but hailed as a hero. A preview for the next episode is below.

The Flash airs Tuesday Nights on The CW.

Dominic Purcell as Heat Wave on The Flash Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold in The Flash 

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