The Flash Faces The Fiddler In New Photos For Upcoming Episode


Barry Allen is now back out of prison, but that doesn’t mean his troubles are over. In the next episode of The Flash, titled “Subject 9,” the Thinker will continue his/her masterplan as Team Flash comes up against a new metahuman.

In last week’s episode, Ralph shapeshifting into DeVoe got Barry released from prison – but the real DeVoe is still one step ahead of them. The Thinker is now inside the body of Becky Sharpe/Hazard (Sugar Lyn Beard) and we know from the promo for “Subject 9” that his next target will be Izzy AKA the Fiddler (Miranda McDougall).

In the comics, the Fiddler is a male member of the Flash’s rogues who’s also teamed up with the Injustice Society and the Black Lantern Corps. The meta uses their fiddling skills to hypnotize others and on The Flash, the character has not only been gender-bent, but also reimagined as a country singer.

As these photos reveal, Barry and Ralph Dibny will seek out the Fiddler in order to protect her from the Thinker, who’s looking to hoover up the powers of the “bus metas” created when Barry returned from the Speed Force at the beginning of season 4. As the promo revealed, Izzy won’t be best pleased with these two superheroes interfering in her life.

Here’s the official synopsis for the episode, which teases that Ralph will have a crisis of faith:

RALPH FEARS FOR HIS LIFE — Barry (Grant Gustin) meets a powerful woman whose abilities could help him in his battle with DeVoe (guest star Sugar Lyn Beard). Meanwhile, after learning that DeVoe is targeting everyone who was on the bus, Ralph (Hartley Sawyer) decides he doesn’t want to be a hero anymore, his only concern is staying alive. Harry (Tom Cavanagh) offers to help Joe (Jesse L. Martin). Ralph Hemecker directed the episode written by Mike Alber & Gabe Snyder (#414).

In order to make way for the Olympics, The Flash is taking a small break. As such, “Subject 9,” the fourteenth episode of season 4, will air Tuesday, February 27th on The CW.