With the excitement surrounding “The Flash” returning for its sixth season on Tuesday, October 8, we can’t forget the end of the fifth season, which ended after the heartbreaking death of Nora West-Allen (Jessica Parker Kennedy).
We will explore the aftermath of Barry (Grant Gustin) and Iris’s (Candice Patton) emotional loss of their daughter Nora as the season six premiere will pick up 10 seconds after the finale.
To prepare, here are six things we know about “The Flash” season six and what we can expect!
The major antagonist for season six is ‘Bloodwork.’
We got a first look at who the anticipated villain for this season will be after the teaser trailer was released at San Diego Comic Con earlier in July. Sendhil Ramamurthy joins the show in season six to play Dr. Ramsey Rosso, aka Bloodwork: the intriguing yet terrifying new villain from the comics.
The character will be introduced as Caitlin Snow’s (Danielle Panabaker) former colleague, as his work ethic as a brilliant physician precedes him. However, things take a dark path on his end as we’ll get to see exactly why he becomes the dangerous villain. In the season six trailer, he starts off with the chilling line: “In the end, there’s only one battle, one thing to fight against — an eternal enemy who must be eliminated forever, and that’s death itself.”
Will he bring in immortality? Can this possibly reverse the deaths of the ones Barry has held dear to his heart? What does this mean for the alternative timelines?
So many questions already.
We will get to see more of Iris West-Allen being the iconic reporter she was always meant to be, and she will take on new employees.
Iris West-Allen (Candice Patton) has always been known to hold journalism close to her because her passion for reporting and breaking stories is anything but ordinary. We will get to see her explore more of her skill sets in season six as she takes on new employees to join her. Journalism is an important part of Iris’s career, and the fact that we will see her navigate more into it this season will be nothing but exciting because she is badass at what she does. Plus, Central City needs more of Iris’s work anyway.
Cisco is still around.
There were rumors going around after the season five finale that Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes) will be exiting the show in the most subtle way. It’s mainly because of the way his storyline ended in the finale when he wanted to say goodbye to it all and take the meta-human cure to turn into a human again. But have no fear “The Flash” fans! He isn’t going anywhere just yet, and we don’t want him to!
They are going halfsies with season six: The season will be divided into two parts.
During “The Flash” panel at San Diego Comic Con, showrunner Eric Wallace said, “We’re going to take those 22 episodes and…we’re going to divide it up into two graphic novels.” The story centered around Dr. Ramsey Rosso’s transition in becoming Bloodwork will be introduced in the first half of the season as the first graphic novel. After that, it’s the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover, which will have its own plot. The second half of the season/second graphic novel will have a second big bad that has yet to be announced. I’m already so curious as to whom it may be!
Another new Wells is in store!
There is no surprise in how talented Tom Cavanagh is, as he continues to play different versions of Wells in the most intriguing and convincing ways. We’ve seen Tom play characters that have been big roles throughout the seasons, and this next version will be one that will play an important role in launching Crisis on Infinite Earths.
More Killer Frost is on its way!
We will get to see more of Killer Frost (Danielle Panabaker) in season six. She’s been an interesting part of Caitlin’s alter ego, especially after they’ve merged into one. She has her own personality and never fails to keep things icy (pun intended). She has that connection with Bloodwork so that hopefully means we will get the chance to explore more on her perspective, more of exploring her own humanity and how that might affect how she goes about her lifestyle as well as Caitlin’s. She’s saved the team on countless occasions; maybe this means she might also be the key to possibly helping the team take down Bloodwork when the time is right.
Are you looking forward to the sixth season of “The Flash”? Share your thoughts with us in the comments. Season six of “The Flash” returns Tuesday, October 8, at 8/7c on The CW.
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Shadia Omer is an entertainment writer, pop-culture enthusiast, and an aspiring TV writer. She’s based in San Diego, CA but will always rep being from Houston, TX instead. She watches way too much TV for her own good. With her passion for the TV/entertainment industry, Shadia is working to change the American-Muslim narratives on TV, pushing for authentic and inclusion representation in the media. When she’s not writing, obsessing over her love for pizza and traveling, you can find her on Twitter tweeting about her favorite shows one tweet at a time.