The Flash Preview Introduces Us To Eddie Thawne: Meet Detective Pretty
Meet Detective Pretty! Ok, something tells me that Detective Eddie Thawne might be going but another alias at some point, but we'll get to that. The latest preview for The Flash introduces us to the very handsome detective working in the vicinity of Candice Patton's Iris West, the eventual, potential love interest to Grant Gustin's Barry Allen. Iris seems unimpressed with Eddie's ego, but as Patton points out, girls sometimes fall for that exact type.
Like Arrow, the introduction of every character in The Flash should have comic fans wondering if there's more to them than meets the eye, or if there are grander plans for them down the road. In the case of Rick Cosnett's Eddie Thawne, the obvious connection to the DC-universe might be Eobard Thawne -- aka Professor Zoom and Reverse-Flash -- the archenemy of Barry Allen. And wouldn't you know it? He's caught Iris' eye, so he may be romantic competition for Barry as well.
My only issue with this is the idea that Iris might fall for a guy who turns out to be a mega-villain, is that it might be a demonstration of a taste for bad boys (either knowingly or unknowingly). Girls who go for villains probably aren't the best love interests for heroes. But this is really jumping to all kinds of assumptions, as it's possible Eddie won't go bad right away... or ever, for that matter. So we'll have to wait and see how the character is developed in the series. In the meantime, welcome Detective Pretty!
The "Detective Pretty" video is the latest glimpse of CW's Arrow spinoff, though there's plenty more where that came from. In fact, those who attend Comic-Con in San Diego later this month will have the opportunity to see the full pilot episode during Preview Night and again during DC Entertainment's big Saturday night event.
Everyone else will have to wait until October when The Flash premieres. Yes, CW is making their viewers wait until October for pretty much all of their new and returning Fall series this year. On the bright side, CW seems to be making the most of Flash's tie-in with Arrow leading up to, during and after Flash's official debut. If you look at the premiere schedule, you'll see that CW will not only be airing the Barry Allen Arrow episodes prior to the Flash premiere, they'll also be re-airing The Flash on Wednesday nights after Arrow once both shows get going for the season. In that way, The Flash will hopefully benefit from the Arrow lead-in with its encore episodes, while also settling in and hopefully building its own audience of viewers on Tuesday nights. Ideally, it will have settled in enough to stand on its own by the time that The 100 shows up and reclaims its Wednesday night post-Arrow timeslot.
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