Portrayed by Luke Wilson, mechanic Pat Dugan plays a major role DC’s Stargirl, which recently finished its 13-episode first season run on DC Universe and The CW. In the series, Pat is the stepfather to protagonist Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger), who takes on the superhero identity of Stargirl. Pat is married to Courtney’s mother Barbara (Amy Smart) and has a biological son, Mike (Trae Romano). On the other hand, he is also Starman’s (Joel McHale) former sidekick Stripsey, who operates the 15-foot robot known as STRIPE in present-day Blue Valley, Nebraska.
Justin the Janitor has featured in the periphery of Stargirl’s action. However, recent episodes have suggested that the custodian of Blue Valley High School may be important than he appears.
A long time Legends of Tomorrow cast member has left the series. Find out who by the reading this post.
Grant Gustin has played the Arrowverse’s Flash/Barry Allen since 2013. How has he redefined the character?
CW’s The Flash is one of numerous forced to end their seasons early as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Storylines involving Iris West-Allen, Eva McCulloch as a result, have been left unresolved for the time being.
Since Eva, the main antagonist, survived the now-finale, it seems likely that actress Efrat Dor will be back for season seven.
We Got This Covered previously reported that the originally planned season finale would have finished on a cliff-hanger that featured the return of fan-favorite antagonist Eobard Thawne/Reverse Flash, who has been played by both Tom Cavanagh and Matt Letscher. The character was last seen earlier in season six.
The episode featured supporting characters such as Allegra Garcia (Kayla Compton), Sue Dearborn (Natalie Dreyfuss) and even Nash Wells (Tom Cavanagh) to an extent, being featured more prominently. Additionally, Joe West (Jesse L. Martin) returned after being in protection after a threat on his life.
Meanwhile, fans have been sharing their mixed reactions online to how season 6 ultimately ended.
Whether fans like it or not, season 6 of The Flash is over and done with. We can only hope that showrunner Eric Wallace and the writing staff will be able to salvage what was not filmed into next season’s story.
Of the 22 episodes in the sixth season order, only 19 were filmed in their entirety. Parts of the twentieth were also shot. Now, it seems likely that planned story threads will be reworked into future plots.
What did you think of how The Flash season 6 ended? Make sure to leave your comments below.
The Flash began airing on The CW and during that time, Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) has evolved from a quirky police forensic scientist into Central City’s Scarlet Speedster – The Flash.
While fans have developed attachments to Barry and his allies, the individuals penning their adventures are much more anonymous.
Of course, their identities are not a mystery but details of their careers may not be as common knowledge as WestAllen’s relationship drama.
Read on for ten facts about the writers of The Flash that you may not have known.
1. Eric Wallace Is The Show’s First African-American Showrunner
Barry’s foster family, The Wests, have been a major component of his story since the show first premiered. Unlike traditional iterations, Iris and her family, which includes father Joe, brother Wally, half-sister Jenna and de-facto stepmother Cecile, are African-American.
Over the course of six seasons, there have been many showrunners. However, in March 2019, Eric Wallace became the latest to take this position, succeeding Todd Helbing in the role.
Wallace had already been a writer/executive producer for the show.
Notably, he is the first African-American to hold this position which means he can bring an authentic experience to his storytelling of an African-American family on television.
2. Sterling Gates Co-Created A Main Character
Sterling Gates, already a prolific comic book writer (more on that later), joined The Flash’s writing staff ahead of season four, which introduced notable comic book characters Elongated Man and XS (in her civilian form).
However, you may be unaware that Gates was actually responsible for the creation of a main character who has been present since season one.
In original DC Comics continuity, Killer Frost’s secret identity was Crystal Frost, created by Gerry Conway and Al Milgrom.
However, when the character was reintroduced in the New-52 – there was a new version, now called Caitlin Snow. This version was co-created by artist Derlis Santacruz and, you guessed it, Sterling Gates.
3. Sam Chalsen Wrote For A Hit Show On FOX
According to his IMDB page, Sam Chalsen has been writing for The Flash since 2017, during the Crisis On Infinite Earths crossover event.
However, what was he writing before this?
Again, referring to IMDB, Chalsen wrote for Sleepy Hallow. This show ran for four seasons, for all of which Chalsen was employed and aired on FOX.
4. Gabriel Garza and Jonathan Butler Created A Nickelodeon Show… Starring A Future Arrowverse Star
Bella and The Bulldogs was a Nickelodeon sitcom that aired between 2015 and 2016. It starred Brec Bessinger, Coy Stewart and Buddy Handelson, among others.
Its co-creators, Gabriel Garza and Jonathan Butler, now write for The Flash. Some of their episodes include “The Last Temptation of Barry Allen, Pt. 1” and “The Death of Vibe.”
Brec Bassinger, who played Bella in Bella and the Bulldogs, now plays the title character in Stargirl. While not officially connected to the Arrowverse, the character made a cameo appearance in Crisis On Infinite Earths.
5. Eric Wallace Wrote Comic Books Featuring A Future ‘Arrow’ Character
Aside from writing for television, Eric Wallace has also indulged in his childhood passion by writing comics for DC.
One of the key series that Wallace wrote was Mr. Terrific, a character later introduced into the Arrowverse in the flagship series Arrow, under the name Curtis Holt (played by Echo Kellum).
6. Lauren Certo Has Been With The Show For Five Seasons
As if often the case in television, staff writers move on to different shows after a while, to try something different. The Flash is no exception.
However, one writer, Lauren Certo (pictured above, on the right) has been with the series since at least its second season, according to IMDB.
7. Todd Helbing Wrote For Black Sails
Todd Helbing, until his departure in 2019, had written for The Flash since the first season and had been a showrunner since the second season. He originally shared the position with his brother Aaron and Andrew Kreisberg.
Prior to joining The Flash, Todd co-wrote an episode of Black Sails with his brother, a Starz series which featured Jessica Parker Kennedy, who later played Nora West-Allen/XS.
8. Thomas Pound Wrote For A Hit Canadian Drama
Since joining The Flash in season four, some of Thomas Pound’s notable episodes include “Elongated Journey Into Night” which introduced Ralph Dibny/Elongated Man and “License to Elongate”, Danielle Panabaker’s second directorial effort.
Prior to scribing Barry Allen’s adventures in Central City, Canadian-born Pound was a writer for the police procedural series Motive, which starred Kristin Lehman and Louis Ferreira.
9. Sterling Gates Also Wrote For Another Iconic DC Comics Character
Prior to becoming a writer for The Flash‘s television iteration, Sterling Gates had a successful career as a comic book writer.
Among the biggest characters that Gates worked on was Kara Danvers/Supergirl, who later appeared in the Arrowverse, portrayed by Melissa Benoist.
10. Eric Wallace Wrote For Teen Wolf
Aside from The Flash, Eric Wallace has written for other television series. An example of this is Teen Wolf, which aired on MTV between 2011 and 2017.
The series starred Tyler Posey, Dylan O’Brien and Crystal Reed, as well as future Arrowverse stars Tyler Hoechlin (Clark Kent/Superman) and Colton Haynes (Roy Harper/Arsenal).
Frequent The Flash guest star John Wesley Shipp also appeared on Teen Wolf.
Wallace personally worked on this series between 2014 and 2017.
Working on a show like The Walking Dead is undoubtedly a tough gig – not only do the actors have to contend with the relentless Atlanta heat, but also the possibility of losing their jobs as each episode goes on.
Leaving a longtime job is tough for anyone, let alone an actor. After being known for one role over a number years, it’s hard for fans to see them as any other character.
However, it seems one alum of the AMC series may have found his way to Central City, home of CW’s The Flash.
Of course, Chandler Riggs who played Rick’s son Carl Grimes for eight seasons hasn’t been out of work since his departure – he has a recurring role as PJ on ABC’s A Million Little Things.
However, it seems he may have made an announced cameo on The Flash.
Let’s look at the facts: A Million Little Things and The Flash are both filmed in Vancouver, Canada. If Riggs was working on the former at the time, it would be easy for him to at least be near the latter’s set.
In fact, Riggs expressed his desire to appear on the CW series in a 2018 interview, further adding credence to this possibility.
Riggs’ appearance – if it was indeed him – was only for a matter of seconds. Blink and you’ll miss it.
For anyone who saw episode 11 of The Flash’s sixth season (which aired on February 11), pay closer attention to the scene where Amunet (Katee Sackhoff) holds up the restaurant.
Alternatively, here’s some photographic evidence:
Do you think this was Chandler Riggs? Did he get his wish to appear on The Flash?
The Flash returned from its long-awaited post Crisis back half and started setting up a completely different story than the Bloodwork (Sendhil Ramamurthy) arc earlier in the season.
However, I’d like to address a specific moment in the episode, the first of The Flash to fully take place on the new Earth-Prime. Cisco (Carlos Valdes) confirmed long-time Team Flash ally Harry Wells (Tom Cavanagh) and his daughter, speedster Jesse Quick (Violett Beane) as being casualties of the catastrophic event which was set in motion by Harry’s doppelganger Nash (also Cavanagh).
Since 2018, Violett Beane has held a starring role on the CBS series God Friended Me as journalist Cara Bloom. The part of Jesse on The Flash was only ever a recurring gig, which meant that Beane has appeared less often in more recent seasons.
Cavanagh, as alluded to, plays multiple iterations of the Harrison Wells character including the Reverse Flash in disguise, meaning he is still a series regular on the show.
However, there are other factors to take into account. Namely, Barry Allen and the other characters are currently unaware that a new multiverse has been created, meaning it’s entirely possible that Harry and Jesse are alive on another Earth, should Oliver Queen have resurrected them.
Secondly, of all the Wells doppelgangers to have appeared on The Flash, Harry has had the longest stint and thus remembered most fondly by the fans. It is extremely unlikely that such a tenured character would be sent-off with a vague off-screen death. I smell a twist coming…
The upcoming thirteenth episode is titled Grodd Friended Me which is a reference to Beane’s current show. There may be a possibility of an appearance for the pair as well as Gorilla Grodd.
Whatever showrunner Eric Wallace and his team of writers decide, remember that The Flash exists deep in a world of fantasy. As long as Tom Cavanagh is employed on the show, there’s a good chance of seeing Harry and Jesse again.
Since 2012, The CW has gradually built up their television superhero empire — the Arrowverse. Starting with billionaire vigilante Oliver Queen on the eponymous Arrow and later being joined by The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow and Black Lightning.
While there have been crossovers between these shows before, nothing has been on the scale of Crisis of Infinite Earths. Spearheaded by Marc Guggenheim (co-developer of Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow) and based on the 1980s twelve part comic by Marv Wolfman, it brings together not only characters from the interconnected series but also classic DC lore, to face the ultimate threat: multiversal annihilation.
For those unfamiliar, the multiverse is a concept that has existed in the Arrowverse since The Flash season two back in 2015. As well as our Earth, there are multiple others that exist. Some feature exact doppelgangers of the same people.
As expected, the respective lead characters of the individual shows – The Flash/Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), Supergirl/Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist), Legends leader Sara Lance (Caity Lotz) and Batwoman/Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) all have prominent roles to play alongside Arrow’s Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen.
As of writing, only Part One of the five part Crisis event has aired. Since it is classed as a Supergirl episode, much of that show’s regular cast (including Chyler Leigh, David Harewood and Jesse Rath) appears in varying roles of importance.
We have already been treated to highly pleasing cameos, both publicised and kept secret.
Burt Ward and Robert Wuhl, who portrayed Dick Grayson/Robin in the classic 1996 Batman series starring Adam West, make brief appearances in the Crisis premiere. Likewise, Smallville’s Lois Lane, Erica Durance, also appears though as her established Arrowverse character Alura Zor-El.
We also see familiar faces such as Earth-X’s The Ray (Russell Tovey) and two stars of DC Universe’s Titans – Jason Todd/Robin (Curran Walters) and Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson). Wil Wheaton, who played Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: Next Generation also has a brief cameo.
Other stars expected to appear during the next four episodes include Arrowverse mainstay John Wesley Shipp (Barry Allen/Henry Allen/Jay Garrick), Smallville’s Tom Welling, Black Lightning star Cress Williams, renowned Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy and Supergirl’s Lex Luthor; Jon Cryer.
Crisis on Infinite Earth continues with Part Two on December 9. This is a Batwoman episode.
Danielle Panabaker has had a professional acting career in Hollywood for nearly twenty years. Due to this longevity, viewers likely know Panabaker from any number of roles she has previously played.
There were television guest roles on Malcolm In The Middle, Law and Order Special Victims Unit and Summerland.
Panabaker’s popularity grew after starring in a string of family films, such as Disney’s Stuck in the Suburbs (opposite Brenda Song) and Read It and Weep (along her sister Kay and Jason Dolley) as well as Yours, Mine and Ours.
In 2005, Panabaker appeared in what would be her first (but certainly not her last) foray into the superhero genre, having landed the female lead in Sky High, opposite Michael Angarano, Kurt Russell and Kelly Preston. Her character’s super power was the ability to control plants and vegetation.
For the next decade or so, Panabaker continued appearing in several films and television shows, Friday the 13th, Grimm, The Glades and Piranha 3DD to name just a few,
In 2014, Panabaker landed what has become her biggest television role to date — series regular Doctor Caitlin Snow on CW’s The Flash. She has starred on all six seasons thus far, being one of three cast members to have appeared in every episode to date.
For anyone familiar with DC Comics, you will recognise Caitlin’s name as the moniker of villainess Killer Frost, whom, spoiler alert, Panabaker has also portrayed in various guises since the second season.
Between the fourth and fifth seasons of The Flash, Panabaker participated in the Warner Bros Directors’ Workshop Program.
Following in the footsteps of co-star Tom Cavanagh (Eobard Thawne/Harrison Wells), Panabaker ended up making her television directorial debut with episode 518 — ‘Godspeed’, centered on Jessica Parker Kennedy’s Nora-West Allen.
Most recently, Panabaker directed ‘Licence to Elongate‘, the sixth episode of season six, largely focused on Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Ralph Dibny (Hartley Sawyer) in a James Bond-style setting.
For those interested in staying in the loop with Danielle Panabaker, The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW.