After the events of The Flash season 2 – including the battle against Zoom that left Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) without his father – the Scarlet Speedster went back in time during the finale and saved his mother from Reverse-Flash, creating an entirely new timeline known as Flashpoint. Although Barry reversed his actions from the season 2 finale in the season 3 premiere with the help of Reverse-Flash, this week’s episode, ‘Paradox’, made it clear that there were still side effects from messing with the timeline.
The third episode in The Flash’s current season will see the return of two familiar characters – Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh) and his daughter Jesse (Violett Beane), though with some changes – as well as the introduction of a new meta-human. Now, a trailer and images for ‘Magenta’ tease Jesse’s new powers and offer a look at the titular meta-human.
The CW released the new trailer [above] teasing Jesse’s new powers as the speedster known as Jesse Quick, including Harry using the comic book superhero name as well as retooling his line from season 1 to include her name: “Run, Jesse. Run.” Photos additionally unveiled by the network feature Jesse as well as the meta-human threat of the week, Magenta (Joey King). According to the synopsis for ‘Magenta’, her meta-human power is the ability to control metal. Take a look at the photos and synopsis:
Barry (Grant Gustin) and Team Flash are thrilled to reunite with Earth-2 Wells (Tom Cavanagh) and Jesse (guest star Violett Beane). Wells confides to Barry and Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) that Jesse has all the powers of a speedster and has been saving people on his Earth. He is concerned about her safety and wants them to talk her out of using her powers. Meanwhile, Magenta, (guest star Joey King) a new meta who can control metal, terrorizes the city.
Jesse – in addition to Wally West (Keiynan Lonsdale) – joined The Flash in season 2, and there were a number of references to her one day taking on the DC Comics mantle of Jesse Quick. Since Wally suited up as Kid Flash in the Flashpoint timeline, it makes sense that The Flash would also introduce the speedster alter-ego of Jesse Wells. However, it seems Jesse Quick may stick around longer than Kid Flash in season 3 since her powers are part of the main timeline now.
As for Magenta, it remains to be seen what impact the meta-human will have on Central City and the season as a whole. It would seem Magenta is simply a one-off villain during the upcoming episode of The Flash, but seeing the adaptation of a DC Comics character brought to life is part of the fun of the series – and many comic book shows currently on television. Certainly, how the whole storyline pulls together remains to be seen when The Flash’s ‘Magenta’ premieres next week
The Flash season 3 continues next Tuesday with ‘Magenta’ at 8PM on the CW.
Source: The CW