In order to defeat Cicada, The Flash's Barry Allen and Ralph Dibny are willing to go to explore some unlikely options in the upcoming episode titled "Goldfaced."
In the latest promo, Barry and Ralph pose as criminals exploring the illegal black market to find weapons that can stop Orin Dwyer, also known as Cicada. Their search will put them in the crosshairs of criminals who will test the limits of the heroes' willingness to stop the Season 5 villain at the cost of their morality. As the title suggests, one of the criminals is the classic Flash villain Goldface.
In the comics, Goldface was once Keith Kenyon, a student who was exposed to a chest full of gold that had been tainted by toxic waste in the ocean. The overall exposure not only gave Kenyon super-strength and invulnerability but also gave him a permanent golden glow all over his body. He would become a criminal who typically committed gold-themed crimes and even adjusted his uniform to include gold-plated armor and a "gold gun." After years of clashing with Green Lantern, who had difficulty fighting due to his ring's weakness to the color yellow, he changed his goals and began taking over criminal enterprises instead. He would eventually move to Central City, where he would become a villain of The Flash.
Goldface was temporarily married to the Blacksmith, whom we know as Amunet Black from Season 4 as portrayed by Katee Sackhoff. Blacksmith used a sample of the formula that gave Goldface his powers to grant her the ability to manipulate metal, which Amunet has used both as an enemy and later as an ally of Team Flash against The Thinker. With Amunet still at large, there is a possibility the show will explore that possible relationship, should Goldface become a prominent force to be reckoned with.
The official synopsis for the episode reads:
Barry (Grant Gustin) and Ralph (Hartley Sawyer) must go undercover as criminals in an illegal black market to purchase a device that could help them stop Cicada (Chris Klein). Once inside, Barry and Ralph find their morality tested as they slip deeper into the criminal world, eventually having to choose between committing a crime, or losing the means to defeat one of their greatest foes. Meanwhile, Iris (Candice Patton) investigates a lead on Cicada’s whereabouts and ends up in a dangerous situation.
Airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW, The Flash stars Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Carlos Valdes, Danielle Panabaker, Tom Cavanaugh, Jesse L. Martin, Danielle Nicolet, Hartley Sawyer and Jessica Parker Kennedy.