Jesse L. Martin, who has not been seen since the fourth episode of the fifth season of The Flash, is finally set to return after coming back from medical leave.
If you recall, it was reported back in October of last year that Martin was taking a bit of medical leave due to a back injury during the summer. Fans had noticed during his appearances on the recent season of The Flash that whenever Joe West appeared, he was either sitting down or leaning on something. That in and of itself was just speculation, but it was later confirmed that Martin had sustained a back injury, causing his character to no longer be seen on the series for a brief period.
But TV Line recently learned that Jesse L. Martin is back on set for filming of the CW series and will be back in episode 15. The Flash itself returns from its midseason break this Tuesday, January 15th, with its 10th episode. And Joe’s absence has very much been felt. He was not present during the entirety of the “Elseworlds” crossover, as well as the ongoing situation with Cicada, but The Flash took care to explain Joe’s absence.
If you’ve been following along with the series thus far, what did you think of Joe’s absence on The Flash? And what are your thoughts on Jesse L. Martin’s upcoming return to the series? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and stay tuned for more updates on The Flash as the midseason premiere approaches.
The Flash stars Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Carlos Valdes, Danielle Panabaker, Tom Cavanagh, Jesse L. Martin, Danielle Nicolet, Hartley Sawyer and Jessica Parker Kennedy.
The Flash returns for the remainder of its fifth season on Tuesday, January 15th on the CW.
Source: TV Line
‘Elseworlds’ Photos Include New Look At Batwoman & The Smallville Farm
The CW has released a new batch of Elseworlds photos that offer another look at Batwoman, Lois Lane, and the Smallville farm.
The next Arrowverse crossover begins in less than one week and the CW has unveiled a new collection of stills featuring the DC heroes who will take part in the three-night event. Included in the new set of photos are more glimpses at the Smallville farm, Ruby Rose in full costume as Batwoman, Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane, and the main DC Trinity fighting alongside John Wesley Shipp as The Flash.
You can check out the first photo below and click "Next" to continue the gallery!
You can read the official synopsis for the first part of the crossover below!
EPIC ELSEWORLDS CROSSOVER KICKS OFF TONIGHT — When Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Oliver Queen (guest star Stephen Amell) wake up one morning and realize they have swapped bodies with each other, the two set off to find out what disturbed the timeline to cause such a shift. However, things quickly go from bad to worse when they present their case to Team Flash and the gang doesn’t believe them. Barry and Oliver realize they need Supergirl’s (guest star Melissa Benoist) help and travel to Smallville on Earth-38 where they end up meeting Kara’s cousin, Clark Kent (guest star Tyler Hoechlin), and intrepid reporter, Lois Lane (guest star Elizabeth Tulloch). LaMonica Garrett guest stars as The Monitor. Kevin Tancharoen directed the episode written by Eric Wallace & Sam Chalsen.
The 2018 Elseworlds crossover starts with a special episode of The Flash on Sunday, December 9 and continues with Arrow on Monday, December 10. The three-night event will then conclude with Supergirl on Tuesday, December 11.
All three entries will air at 8:00 p.m. ET on their respective nights.