‘The Flash’ episode 17 preview: Mark Hamill appears in ‘Tricksters’

The FlashThe Flash” has spent a couple of episodes revolving around some very crazy circumstances and time travel, but next week, we’re going to get a chance to see something very different: A new villain who is a massive dose of fan service. After all, how else do you describe a story that allows Mark Hamill to reprise a role he played in the original series? James Jesse is going to be back in “Tricksters,” and he is going to be doing everything that he can to cause problems behind bars. Hamill played this similar character on the original CBS version of the show starring John Wesley Shipp.

Ironically, Shipp is also going to appear in this episode, and even spend some time working again with Hamill! Give that he is going to be in the new “Star Wars” movie, this is ultimately quite the casting coup for The CW to get him on board here. Just take a look at the synopsis below for some further information:

“A copycat killer who goes by the name “The Trickster” (guest star Devon Graye) starts setting off bombs in Central City. In order to stop the villain, Barry (Grant Gustin) and Joe (Jesse L. Martin) meet with the original Trickster, a criminal mastermind named James Jesse (guest star Mark Hamill), who has been imprisoned for 20 years. Things quickly go from bad to worse when the Tricksters unite and take Henry (John Wesley Shipp) prisoner. Meanwhile, Iris (Candice Patton) asks Eddie (Rick Cosnett) for help with a case, and flashbacks show how Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh) came up with the idea for the particle accelerator.”

Hopefully, the Dr. Wells flashbacks will give us so much more insight into him as Eobard Thawne.

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