Ever since Violett Beane joined the cast of The Flash TV show as Jesse Wells in season two, viewers have awaited her transformation into speedster Jesse Quick. The daughter of Harrison Wells spent much of the second season held captive in Earth-2, trapped in Earth-1, or in a coma, before recovering without any signs of superpowers. Her role for season three remains a mystery for the time being.
Beane’s return for The Flash season three as Jesse Wells was recently announced, but it’s unknown what role she will play and whether she would eventually become Jesse Quick, who in the comics inherited speedster powers from her parents. Back when the news of Beane’s return for season three broke, she said that “I know I’ll be back … But I don’t know if it’s with or without powers.” However, if new word from the set is to be believed, fans may have their answer.
Twitter user Canadagraphs, a self-described “autograph hound” and “occasional filming locale poster,” recently met Beane during filming for season three of The Flash, tweeting that Beane was in costume, but did not post a photo. “Got an autograph tonight from #TheFlash star Violett Beane on set. Spoiler alert…. Jessie Quick was in costume. Sorry, no pics today,” the tweet reads.
When pressed further on Beane’s look, Canadagraphs added that he or she does not read the Flash comics and therefore could not comment on how closely Beane resembled the original Jesse Quick. When Twitter user @Pokevincy replied with a photo of the comic book version of Jesse Quick, Canadagraphs responded saying Beane was not wearing a blonde wig but was wearing matching red pants with Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen.
Despite the lack of details known about Beane’s new look, the tweet suggests that she will indeed suit up as Jesse Quick at some point during season three. The Flash‘s season three Comic-Con trailer depicts Wally zooming around in costume as Kid Flash, who in the comics had Jesse Quick as his partner. Wally was affected by the same blast at the end of season two that put Jesse into a coma, so it could be presumed that both would gain their powers and assume their superhero identities at that point.
The Flash’s multiple universes, and “Flashpoint” alternate timeline created at the end of season two, certainly open up several possibilities for Jesse Wells’ storyline, but it’s clear that producers are putting forth some effort to keep her role in season three relatively under wraps. The show’s additions of new villains, such as Joey King as Magenta, Ashley Rickards as a female version of The Top and Grey Damon as Mirror Master, suggest that Barry Allen will need some help.
The latest promo for The Flash‘s third season makes no mention of Jesse Wells or Jesse Quick, but does suggest that some very stark differences will exist between “Flashpoint,” Earth-1, and Earth-2. Wells’ transformation into Jesse Quick would be one major change from her character in season two. However, although cursory information tends to point in the direction of Wells eventually becoming Jesse Quick, there’s not enough out there to properly confirm that just yet.
The Flash season 3 will premiere Tuesday October 4th at 8pm on The CW, Arrow season 5 will premiere in the same timeslot on Wednesday October 5th, Supergirl season 2 on Monday October 10th, and Legends of Tomorrow season 2 on Thursday October 13th.