A first season foe is all set to return when the new season of The Flash premieres. While superhero shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. slowly dole out comic characters, no one could ever accuse the Arrowverse of not adapting heroes and villains from page. On The Flash alone, each of the show’s three seasons have brought with them all manner of rogues, superheroes, and supporting characters from DC Comics. And while there’s plenty of new villains we want to see Barry and the team face in the coming season, Central City still has plenty of rogues at large.
When The Flash premieres its fourth season in October, Barry will still be stuck in the Speed Force and his friends will be forced to deal with the constant stream of threats Central City faces. There’s also a hint that the return of the show will reorient the series and kickstart a new status quo. The past two seasons of The Flash have grown increasingly dark and dour, so a reset to the awe and fun of season 1 could be just what the series needs. And what better place to start than bringing back a rogue we haven’t seen since then.
EW has confirmed that Britne Oldford will be reprising her role as Peek-A-Boo in the season premiere of The Flash. Born Shawna Baez, the particle accelerator explosion transformed Oldford’s character into a meta with the power to teleport. She first vexed the Flash in season 1’s ‘Crazy for You’ only to be captured and stuck in the pipeline prison. The penultimate episode of the season, ‘Rogue Air,’ saw her escape but she’s been AWOL ever since.
Interestingly, Peek-A-Boo is one of many Arrowverse characters that appeared to have been abandoned by the universe. After being absent for two seasons, however, the rogue is finally returning. She’s a fitting choice, too. With another speedster off the table this season, Barry and Wally need foes that can conceivably challenge them.
The Flash has long forced viewers to suspend their disbelief that special guns and super-strength would prove a match for Barry’s powers. Peek-A-Boo’s powers of teleportation, on the other hand, offer a threat that can’t easily be disarmed with super-speed.
Of course, we know Peek-A-Boo won’t be the big bad, despite her impressive powers. More and more evidence points towards The Thinker putting his brain up against Barry’s speed. And while his smarts and tech will provide a new challenge for the team, here’s hoping Peek-A-Boo sticks around a bit longer this time.
The Flash season 4 premieres Tuesday, October 10th @ 8pm on The CW.
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