[SPOILERS for those not caught up on The Flash ahead.]
The Flash has many, many enemies in the DC Comics universe and yet another one is due to join the Arrowverse next week, in the form of Abra Kadabra (David Dastmalchian). Another fan-favorite, the villainous magician is bringing more than the magic trick-based criminal schemes that the character is famous for with him to The Flash.
It turns out Abra will be tempting Barry Allen and his allies with information that they have spent the second half of The Flash‘s ongoing third season trying to gain with increasing desperation – namely, the true identity of Savitar. The powerful, yet mysterious speedster has tormented The Flash and his friends of late, ever since Barry made a brief trip to a future where Savitar murders the love of his life, Iris West. Naturally, Abra’s claim that he knows who Savitar is during the upcoming episode ‘Abra Kadabra’, makes the villain of greater interest to Barry and his friends/family.
You can watch the trailer for ‘Abra Kadabra’ above, then check out the official synopsis for The Flash episode below:
The Flash (Grant Gustin) battles Abra Kadabra (guest star David Dastmalchian), a villain from Earth-19, who makes him a tempting offer – release him and Abra Kadara will reveal Savitar’s true identity. Desperate to save Iris (Candice Patton), Barry considers taking the deal but Gypsy (guest star Jessica Camacho) breaches in to capture the villain for her own reasons and during the melee, Abra Kadabra manages to escape. Barry is furious that Gypsy interfered but Gypsy refuses to back down, forcing Cisco (Carlos Valdes) to take sides. Meanwhile, Julian (Tom Felton) is still a bit cold towards Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) but when she is severely injured in a battle with Gypsy, he rushes to her side. Nina Lopez-Corrado directed the episode with story by Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Brooke Roberts & David Kob.
Originating in 1962’s The Flash #128, Abra Kadabra was first depicted as a time-traveling supervillain from the future. In an origin story similar to that used for 1980s DC superhero Booster Gold, Kadabra is a fan of traditional stage magic, frustrated at being unable to pursue a career in that area – because the miraculous technology of his day has made magic feel obsolete. Traveling to the 20th Century, he sets up shop as a magician, but also uses futuristic devices to manipulate his audience and commit various crimes; ultimately bringing him into conflict with The Flash.
The Flash continues next Tuesday with ‘Abra Kadabra’ @8pm on The CW.
Source: The CW