The season four premiere of The Flash last night saw Barry Allen return from the Speed Force, but it also gave a hint at what Caitlin Snow has been up to since the end of last season.
Spoilers for tonight's season four premiere of The Flash, 'The Flash Reborn', below!
Near the end of the episode, Caitlin goes back to the bar she's been working at in order to turn in her resignation. With Barry back and her Killer Frost problem appearing to be under control she's going back to work with Team Flash. However, when Caitlin tries to quit she's warned that someone named Amunet isn't going to just let her leave and it becomes apparent that Killer Frost might not be as well controlled as we first thought.
But who is this mysterious Amunet Black and why is it an issue that Caitlin's quitting?
Read on to find out more!
First appearing in Flash: Iron Heights in 2001, Amunet Black is something of a criminal mastermind, operating an underground black market in both Central City and Keystone City called "the Network." During that time, she was married to the villain Goldface and when their marriage ended in divorce, she stole the elixir that gave him his powers in turn giving her the ability to merge metal with flesh and shape it to her will leading to her own alias, Blacksmith.
As Blacksmith she kept the Network off the radar of authorities and if any villain working for her decided to switch to the side of good or simply just wanted to quit, she made certain that their memories were erased. However, Blacksmith wasn't satisfied to just run a criminal network. She had larger goals of taking over Central and Keystone Cities, leading her to form a new group of rogues that featured some familiar Flash villains -- including Weather Wizard, Mirror Master, Magenta, and Girder.
Blacksmith's takeover attempt was brutal, leaving the Flash injured but before Blacksmith and her rogues could end the Scarlet Speedster he was rescued by another villain, the Thinker, who had his own plans for the Flash.
With Blacksmith having comic book ties to so many of the Flash's rogues as well as the Thinker popping up as well, Amunet Black is sure to be an interesting addition to The Flash this season, especially when it comes to Caitlin's six-month hiatus from Team Flash.
This summer it was announced that Battlestar Galactica alum Katee Sackhoff had been cast as Black and while the villain was mentioned in tonight's premiere fans won't actually get a first look at her until the fifth episode, titled "Girl's Night Out," which will also feature a guest appearance by Arrow star Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak.