Last week we heard that The Flash would be adding Firestorm villain Plastique to its roster, and now we know which actress will play her. According to E! News, NCIS: Los Angeles and The Mentalist alum Kelly Frye will take on the role of the former soldier turned meta-human and debut in the show’s fifth episode. Her character is described as follows:
“A bomb disposal expert in Iraq who, following exposure to the energy released by the S.T.A.R. Labs meltdown, Bette San Souci now has the ability to turn any object she touches into an explosive device. On the run from the shadow forces in the U.S. government trying to turn her into a human weapon, she finds an ally in fellow meta-human The Flash.”
It sounds like Plastique won’t be a villain in the series, despite being a regular Firestorm adversary and member of the Suicide Squad. With Firestorm joining the show as well (played by The Tomorrow People‘s Robbie Amell), there’s always the chance she’ll wind up facing off against Barry Allen and his super-powered friends at some point. I would even wager a guess that the “shadow forces” in the U.S. government are none other than A.R.G.U.S., the organization led by Amanda Waller that puts the Suicide Squad together and has a presence in The Flash’s sister show Arrow.
In any case, Plastique should be an interesting addition to the series, as there’s definitely potential there for some interesting stories. Hopefully they keep her around for a while and don’t just utilize the “freak of the week” shtick that plagued Smallville‘s early seasons.
The Flash debuts on The CW on Tuesday October 7th, 2014.
Source: E! News