To say that the Season 1 finale of The CW'a The Flash left us wondering what would happen next would be the understatement of the season. With time travel and alternate timelines now firmly established as parts of this world, the show could literally go anywhere. So what does the future hold for our favorite fireball throwing hero with a minor multiple personality disorder? According to Ronnie Raymond himself, Robbie Amell, Firestorm will likely see new powers next season.
In the comics Firestorm is a character able to manipulate all matter, not just the fire that we've seen thus far on TV. Screenrant is reporting that it’s likely we’ll see this new ability in Season 2, because we nearly saw it in Season 1. Amell says there was originally a scene in the finale episode, when Danielle Panabaker’s Caitlin Snow is giving Ronnie Raymond a checkup and he proceeds to transform her thermometer into a flower. The scene was cut out since it was not directly necessary for the plot and that episode was packed to the gills as it was. Still, if the showrunners were planning to unveil this power already, it’s a safe bet we’ll see it early next season. Maybe rather than simply learning the ability it’s something he picks up from an alternate version of himself as a result of the massive time paradox tornado monster. Still waiting for that name catch on.
The Flash doesn’t seem to do much without purpose, things that seem like easter eggs end up being major plot points, so bringing in this new power likely has a point that will be important later. We know we’ll be seeing Robbie Amell as Firestorm in Season 2 of The Flashbut exactly where the character, and the actor, are headed when Legends of Tomorrow debuts at mid-season is more than a little up in the air at this point. We know that Victor Garber will be in the new series portraying the other half of Firestorm, Martin Stein, but Amell’s name has been mysteriously absent. Will matter manipulation become the key to a permanent separation between Raymond and Stein?
Wherever things are going from here, if past is prologue, it’s going to be exciting and it’s going to keep us guessing. Firestorm, and Amell specifically are very popular so while we'd expect to see a lot of them going forward, on one show or the other, anything is possible. There is, after all, a future for Caitlin Snow that will come to pass at some point. Ice vs. Fire? We really don’t know who to back on that one.
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