Prison Break Stars To Reunite On The Flash

Five years after Fox's Prison Break wrapped up, Michael Scofield and Lincoln Burrows are finally reuniting. Well, the actors who played them are. We knew that Wentworth Miller was already lined up for a guest spot in The Flash, and today comes word that his Prison Break co-star Dominic Purcell is also set to appear in the Arrow spinoff. While Wentworth Miller's character will be introduced early on in the season, the two actors' first appearance together won't happen until the tenth episode.

THR reports that Dominic Purcell is set to join Wentworth Miller in Episode 10 of CW's The Flash. Their characters won't merely be crossing paths in the episode either, as the site reports that Purcell will play Mick Rory, "a pyromaniac who finds an outlet for his obsession with fire when he teams up with Leonard Snart/Captain Cold," which is the character Miller is playing. If you're going to play with fire... it's probably a good idea to buddy up with a guy who likes to play with ice. For safety reasons, anyway.

In the DC Universe, Mick Rory also goes by the alias Heat Wave. Heat Wave is a known antagonist to the Flash...

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As mentioned, Wentworth Miller's character will be introduced in Episode 4. THR says Dominic Purcell's character "will also be heard from" in the same episode, but given that they report the reunion isn't set until Episode 10, we might be waiting a little while before we actually see him.

Dominic Purcell isn't the first Prison Break actor to be cast in The Flash, nor is he the second. Robert Knepper, who appeared as Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell in all but one episode of Prison Break, is set to reprise his Arrow role as William Tockman aka Clock King in The Flash. Clock King's first appearance in The Flash is set to happen in Episode 7.

CW has both Arrow and The Flash lined up for October premieres. But they'll be giving fans and newbies alike a crash course in all things Barry Allen in the Arrow-Flash universe by airing "The Scientist" and "Three Ghosts," two Arrow Season 2 episodes in which Grant Gustin's Barry Allen appeared before being rendered comatose in the lightning storm that would contribute to his superpowers. Those will air Wednesday, October 1, the week ahead of The Flash's Tuesday, October 7 premiere (and Arrow's Wednesday, October 8).

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