Are you ready for “The Flash’s” next trick? Abra Kadabra is headed to The CW’s “Arrow”-verse. When the time-travelling super villain arrives in Central City, he’ll know a thing or two about Barry Allen; after all, according to the latest promo for the episode, they’ve been enemies for a long time. Though this information may come as a surprise to Barry, Abra Kadabra came prepared, and several new photos from the episode prove that the 64-the century magician isn’t just improvising.
Though Abra Kadabra appears in several photos, the real focus here is Caitlin. She appears to have been shot, possibly by the gun Abra Kadabra seems to have in his possession. Julian Albert and Iris can both be seen operating on Caitlin as she lies awake on a table, while the other members of Team Flash watch on, worried.
“Ant-Man” star David Dastmalchian will play Abra Kadabra, “a criminal from a distant future whose advanced technological powers seem like magic.” As such, “the time-traveling Abra Kadabra holds a secret the Flash will stop at nothing to uncover,” and — if the episode’s synopsis is any indication — that secret seems to be Savitar’s true identity. In the comics, Citizen Abra hails from the 64th century, where technology has become so efficient that it has long since phased out magic. Nevertheless, Abra dreams of being a stage magician, and so travels back to the 20th century in order to wow the “primitive” people of the time with technology disguised as magic.
According to the episode description for “Abra Kadabra,”
DC COMICS’ CHARACTER ABRA KADABRA VISITS CENTRAL CITY – The Flash (Grant Gustin) battles Abra Kadabra (guest star David Dastmalchian), a villain from Earth-19, who makes him a tempting offer – release him and Abra Kadara will reveal Savitar’s true identity. Desperate to save Iris (Candice Patton), Barry considers taking the deal but Gypsy (guest star Jessica Camacho) breaches in to capture the villain for her own reasons and during the melee, Abra Kadabra manages to escape. Barry is furious that Gypsy interfered but Gypsy refuses to back down, forcing Cisco (Carlos Valdes) to take sides. Meanwhile, Julian (Tom Felton) is still a bit cold towards Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) but when she is severely injured in a battle with Gypsy, he rushes to her side. Nina Lopez-Corrado directed the episode with story by Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Brooke Roberts & David Kob (#318). Original airdate 3/28/2017.
Starring Grant Gustin as the Scarlet Speedster, “The Flash” airs Tuesdays at 8 pm ET/PT on The CW. The series also stars Jesse L. Martin, Tom Cavanagh, Carlos Valdes, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Keiynan Lonsdale and more.