Robbie Amell isn’t the only one who’s made his way back onto the set of The Flash. Rick Cosnett, who played CCPD officer and Iris West’s (Candice Patton) fiance Eddie Thawne, is officially back on set as confirmed by a few Twitter posts made by Patton and Cosnett.
It's a good day over here on The Flash! pic.twitter.com/L7egcjnL9w
— Candice Patton (@candicepatton) January 30, 2017
After dying in the season 1 finale, Thawne has been absent from the show ever since, but when you’re dealing with time travel, anything’s possible.
It’s clear from the photos that Cosnett’s former castmates are glad to have him back, and Patton’s photo may be particularly telling about the nature of his return. Jitters, the coffee shop Iris worked at in season 1, can be seen in the background.
A location that hasn’t been featured recently, the setting suggests that we may be seeing Eddie in the form of a flashback, a time-travel related event, or maybe even a latent effect from Flashpoint.
With Cosnett back on set, we shouldn’t have to wait too terribly long to see how Eddie makes his way back to the show.
“Dead or Alive” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, LV) (HDTV)
DC COMICS’ GYPSY ARRIVES ON EARTH-1 – H.R.’s (Tom Cavanagh) past catches up with him when a bounty hunter with vibe powers named Gypsy (guest star Jessica Camacho) arrives in Central City to bring him back to Earth-19 to stand trial for his crime. It turns out inter-dimensional travel is illegal on their Earth. H.R. surrenders but when Barry (Grant Gustin) and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) find out that H.R.’s only hope would be to challenge Gypsy to a fight to the death, they intercede and Cisco offers to fight Gypsy instead. Harry Jierjian directed the episode with story by Benjamin Raab and Deric A. Hughes and teleplay by Zack Stentz (#311). Original airdate 1/31/2017.”
The Flash airs on Tuesday nights at 8/7c on The CW.