Earth One’s Ronnie Raymond may have met his demise saving Central City in The Flash Season 2 premiere, but Robbie Amell’s time on the show isn’t finished yet. Last month, it was revealed the actor would be returning as the Earth Two Ronnie, a.k.a. Deathstorm. As the name suggests, this Ronnie opted to be a bad guy rather than a hero, committing crimes with his just-as-evil wife Caitlin Snow, a.k.a. Killer Frost. If that wasn’t enough, Amell dropped a spoiler over the weekend that his new character will have a shocking impact on the series.
Warning: a spoiler for The Flash is ahead!
While confirming the date of his Flash appearance at Heroes and Villains Fan Fest, Amell let slip that Deathstorm will supposedly kill one of the show’s main characters. Here’s exactly what he said, according to Comicbook.com:
In episode 13, so in a couple weeks, you'll see me as Deathstorm, and Caitlin as Killer Frost. So I get to come back, and I kill a series regular. So there's that, I'm probably going to get in trouble for saying that.
A statement like that is sure to worry some fans, but it’s probably not as drastic as Amell makes it seem. For one thing, the Flash gang, specifically Barry, Cisco and Harry Wells, will be going to Earth Two in that episode, so if one of the main cast members did shoot a death scene, it was probably while playing their doppelgänger. Not only that, but series regular deaths on Arrow and The Flash usually don’t occur until in the last couple episodes of a season, and by then we’ll just be over the halfway mark. So yes, we will see one of the series regulars die on The Flash in the coming weeks, but it’s much more likely it will be as an Earth Two citizen rather than the individual we’ve grown to know. That doesn’t bode well for Candice Patton and Jesse L. Martin, who are already confirmed to appear as Earth Two Iris and Joe West, respectively.
Of corse, there’s always the chance that Amell was referring to Harry Wells, since he is from Earth Two and one of the show’s newest main characters. Perhaps while they’re trying to rescue his daughter, Jessie, Harry is incinerated by Deathstorm’s powers. However, if Deathstorm and Killer Frost are like the other not-Jay Garrick Earth Two metahumans, then they’re in some kind of alliance with Zoom, and the demonic speedster and Harry are also currently working together to make Barry more powerful. So Deathstorm offing Harry would ruin Zoom’s plan to steal Barry’s speed at a later date, and no matter strong Deathstorm is, he wouldn’t want to find himself on the receiving end of Zoom’s wrath.
You can catch new episodes of The Flash Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EST on The CW.