Central City seems to have become the go-to place for speedsters on The CW's The Flash. Between Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), Reverse-Flash (Tom Cavanagh/Matt Letscher), Jay Garrick (Teddy Sears), and Zoom, the city is practically crawling with them. Even Wally West has decided to show up halfway through season 2 -- albeit he still needs a car to go fast. With so many speedsters in town -- as well as one guaranteed to be debuting soon -- one would think that The Flash would have reached critical mass in terms of its speedy characters -- that belief would be wrong.
New reports indicate that a new speedster will be sprinting into town later this season on The Flash. To put it more accurately: the first female speedster will be sprinting her way into town in the form of Trajectory.
TVLine reports that The CW has enlisted actress Allison Paige to portray the DC character on the hit TV series. Up to this point the young actor has perhaps made the biggest impression on audiences as Bev Walters on the iconic soap opera Days of Our Lives. Her seven-year run on the daytime drama recently came to an end, paving the way for her to join the ranks of The CW's already impressive roster of DC characters. In addition to Days of Our Lives, the actress has also appeared on shows such as Heroes and The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.
For those less familiar with the greater DC mythos, Trajectory, a.k.a. Eliza Harmon, is another speedster. She comes off as a somewhat tragic villain, as she suffers from a form of split personality disorder that can lead to violent outbursts of rage. In the source material, her powers are attributed to experimentation performed by the villainous Lex Luthor. No word yet as to whether or not The Flash will address her origins, but it's already clear that even the briefest Easter egg referencing LexCorp would drive fans wild.
Trajectory will set herself apart from other speedsters who have appeared on The Flash if for no other reason than the fact she's the first female speedster to make an appearance on the show. She's also the only character endowed with super speed who doesn't have any sort of personal connection to Barry Allen or Zoom. It's entirely plausible that her presence in Central City has more to do with the greater DC universe than just the drama within Barry Allen's world.
Her inclusion in The Flash could very well plant the seeds for Luthor's eventual inclusion in the Arrow-verse somewhere down the line -- like the way Arrow continuously hinted at the importance of characters like Ra's al Ghul and Damien Darhk before introducing them. Only time will tell, but for now it's safe to say the appearance of Trajectory on The Flash can't come fast enough -- her debut will come later in season 2, during episode 16.
The Flash airs Tuesdays @8pm on The CW. Arrow airs Wednesdays @8pm on The CW. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow airs Thursdays @8pm on The CW.