In "The Flash," Barry Allen's hometown Central City couldn't be prouder to be home to the very first speedster superhero. In Season 2, the city even held a "Flash Day" in order to celebrate the Scarlet Speedster after he saved everyone from the Singularity created by Eddie Thawne's death. Now, in Season 3, his up-and-coming sidekick Kid Flash is getting the same treatment.
A billboard spotted in Vancouver boasts Kid Flash's name in addition to the Flash's. In bold red and yellow lettering, it reads, "Welcome to Central City, Home of The Flash and Kid Flash."
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Of course, Kid Flash's name looks like a last minute addition, as his name and new logo appear to be taped to the billboard. However, that makes sense considering that he'll have his first outing as a superhero in “Borrowing Problems from the Future,” the mid-season premiere. According to the episode's official synopsis,
BARRY FIGHTS FOR IRIS — Barry (Grant Gustin) is tormented by his vision of the future where Iris (Candice Patton) is murdered by Savitar. When a criminal named Plunder (guest star Stephen Huszar) shows up in Central City, Barry recalls the villain’s presence in his vision of the future and fears that if he catches Plunder, it will cement Iris’ fate. Confused about Barry’s hesitation to stop Plunder, Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) decides to step in as Kid Flash. Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) offers Julian (Tom Felton) a job. Millicent Shelton directed the episode written by Grainne Godfree & David Kob.
Just because Central City welcomes Kid Flash with open arms doesn't mean Barry will. A tense clip released last month shows that Barry is none too happy with his protégé after Wally gets involved in a fight during a training session where he was supposed to observe rather than participate. However, Barry's tense attitude may have something to do with the danger that Iris is in after he saw her dying in the future.
“The Flash” returns on January 24. 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.