SPOILER WARNING: This article contains major spoilers for “Mixed Signals,” the latest episode of The Flash.
There’s a new warden in town on The Flash. In “Mixed Signals,” the latest episode, Barry, Joe and Iris called in a favor with Warden Wolfe in order to interrogate Kilg%re, an inmate in Iron Heights’ metahuman wing. A prominent character from Geoff Johns’ comics run on The Flash, Wolfe will surely spell trouble for the residents of Iron Heights.
Created by Johns and artist Ethan Van Sciver, Wolfe made his comic book debut in 2001’s Flash: Iron Heights. As in the show, Wolfe acted as warden of Iron Heights. There, he goes through great pains to make sure his inmates — particularly the metahuman ones — suffer for their crimes. In an effort to keep these criminals from escaping, he devises ways to negate their abilities, regardless of whether or not it causes them physical or psychological pain. Though he is particularly cruel towards metahumans, he is one himself, possessing the power to induce painful muscle spasms in anyone nearby him.
Wolfe has a very brief role in “Mixed Signals,” but the end of the episode suggests he’ll have a bigger part to play as the season continues. After questioning Kilg%re, Barry and Joe thanked Wolfe for allowing them to see the prisoner, then took their leave. However, the camera lingered on Wolfe, who became stony faced after they walked off-frame. He then went over to the door of Kilg%re’s cell and glared at him through the window while ominous music played in the background, signaling his bad intentions. It is unclear at this time if Wolfe has metahuman powers like his comic book counterpart.
Technically, this isn’t the first time Wolfe has appeared in the Arrowverse. Actor Anthony Harrison is credited with playing the role in the Season 1 episode “Tricksters.” However, seeing as Harrison is white and played only a minor role, it seems as though the character has been rewritten with a larger plot in mind. An actor has not been announced for the role.
Starring Grant Gustin as the Scarlet Speedster, The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. The series also stars Jesse L. Martin, Tom Cavanagh, Carlos Valdes, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Keiynan Lonsdale and more.
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