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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Disclaimer: This article has spoilers for Legends of Tomorrow Season 1

A part of me was a bit disappointed when Wentworth Miller’s Leonard Snart (a.k.a. Captain Cold) left The Flash to pursue his own ambitions in the Arrow-verse offshoot Legends of Tomorrow. It took a while, but not only did I grow accustomed to Miller’s campy portrayal of the fan favorite Rogues villain, he quickly became one of my favorite parts of the show. 

His portrayal only got better as Legends of Tomorrow progressed. No, the show wasn’t the strongest (I think it leans a bit to far in the direction of camp for my taste), but I appreciated the development they gave for both Snart and Rory for the season, and was frustrated when the series decided to kill him off in a blaze of glory (“There are no strings on me.”).

In my mind, it seemed like such a waste to take one of the best parts of one show, move it to another, crappier show, only to kill him off.

Luckily for me, the CW seemed to have read my mind. It was quickly announced that while Snart may have been all but eliminated from Legends of Tomorrow, he would actually be making his way back to The Flash for Season 3.

Now, thanks to an announcement from the CW (via Screen Rant), it sounds like that time will be next week. Check out the synopsis and images below!

“WENTWORTH MILLER RETURNS AS CAPTAIN COLD; MIRROR MASTER AND THE TOP BATTLE WITH THE FLASH — Barry (Grant Gustin) continues to train Jesse (guest star Violett Beane) and when a new meta human, Mirror Master (guest star Grey Damon), appears on the scene he lets her tag along. Mirror Master has teamed up with his old partner, Top (guest star Ashley Rickards), and is looking for Snart (Wentworth Miller) to even a score. Jesse is quick to join the chase but defies one of Barry’s orders which results in disastrous consequences. Stefan Pleszczynski directed the episode written by Benjamin Raab & Deric A. Hughes (#304).”

So how is it that Captain Cold is alive and well in The Flash? Well, it’s easy to point to Flashpoint as the culprit behind all this, but that still leaves some holes. If he’s in this world, then when the eventual crossover with Legends of Tomorrow hits, does that mean that Rory will have no memory of Captain Cold being with the Legends before? How does Flashpoint affect those who are going through time themselves?

I’m just confused. I suppose, I’ll just do what I normally do, and not think too hard about the actual logic of the show and just enjoy what I’m seeing.

The Flash airs on the CW on Tuesdays at 8/7.

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SOURCE: The CW (via Screen Rant)

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.