The return of The CW’s The Flash, now entering its fourth season, saw the return of many familiar faces – with at least one notable absence. Last season saw Tom Felton’s Julian Albert, a fellow CSI of Barry Allen’s, join Team Flash. However, Felton is not returning as a series regular in season 4 and fans now know why Julian is not around.
Early in last night’s premiere, during a conversation between Jesse L. Martin’s Joe West and Candice Patton’s Iris, Joe reveals “Julian moved back to London”. For Joe (and the CCPD) this means an understaffed crime lab and having to consider replacing Barry. But what does this mean for Julian? Are we likely to see Felton’s character return to the series?
Todd Helbing, co-executive producer of The Flash, explained:
“There’s always the chance that we can see anybody on this show return. We’ve had a lot of characters come and go for various reasons, and I don’t think this will be any different.”
This is good news for fans of Felton’s performance as Julian. A return seems almost inevitable, given that very few characters who leave the show alive don’t go on to make a comeback (even the majority of characters who have been killed off seem to return sooner or later!).
What does Julian’s absence mean for Team Flash though? And what about Caitlin Snow, with whom he was just starting to enter a relationship? Danielle Panabaker, who plays Snow, gave her thoughts on Julian’s departure earlier in the year:
“Here’s the one thing I will say about Caitlin’s relationship with Julian last year — I think he was more into her than she was into him. She was dealing with so much personal stuff, so much turmoil, as she was learning about her powers. So, I think it’s a loss for the show and for Team Flash, but I don’t know that Caitlin feels Julian’s absence as deeply as she felt, for example, Ronnie’s absence.”
Will you miss seeing Tom Felton on The Flash? Are you expecting to see Julian return soon? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
The Flash season 4 continues next week with the episode titled “Mixed Signals.”
BARRY AND IRIS GO TO COUPLES THERAPY — Barry (Grant Gustin) has his hands full when he takes on a dangerous meta (guest star Dominic Burgess) who can control technology, while also confronting an obstacle in his personal life: the ramifications of abandoning Iris (Candice Patton) for six months to balance the Speed Force. Meanwhile, Gypsy (guest star Jessica Camacho) breaches in for a hot date with Cisco (Carlos Valdes), but she gets annoyed when his work keeps them apart. Alexandra La Roche directed the episode written by Jonathan Butler & Gabriel Garza (#402). 10/17/2017.
The Flash airs on Tuesday at 8:00 PM ET on The CW.
6 Times The Justice League Came Up Short
The Justice League is comprised of the best and brightest heroes the DC Universe has to offer. When you’ve got Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman all on one team, it’s a hard combination to beat. Despite their combined strength, the Justice League has been taken down quite a few times in their long history.
Over the years, the League has faced all kinds of threats, ranging from a grief-stricken Black Adam on a rampage to an invasion of White Martians. Usually the Justice Leauge is able to overcome these threats, but sometimes they don’t have what it takes to stop evil. Of course, these are comic books and things usually shift back towards the light side in time, but that doesn’t mean darkness can’t win, at least temporarily.
Hit Next to learn more about six times the Justice League lost!