The CW has released new photos for "Subject 9", the upcoming fourteenth episode of The Flash's fourth season.
After the deadly fallout of the most recent episode, Barry Allen/The Flash (Grant Gustin) and Team Flash will be dealing with Clifford DeVoe/The Thinker, who is now occupying the body of Becky Sharpe/Hazard (Sugar Lyn Beard). As the photos confirm, their crusade will involve tracking down Izzy (Miranda MacDougall), a genderbent version of the Flash villain The Fiddler.
In the pages of DC Comics, The Fiddler is known as Isaac Bowin, a thief who uses music to hypnotize people. This skillset is used in pretty creative ways, leading to Isaac being a member of the Injustice Society, the Black Lantern Corps, and the Crime Champions. On The Flash, she is being reimagined as a female country artist, who doesn't seem very on board with helping an array of superheroes.
This inclusion of The Fiddler - a character who might've seemed a little too unconventional in years past - is just the latest example of The Flash returning to its more light-hearted roots.
"I love season 3, and I love Savitar, and I love the story we told, but I think that’s about as dark as I ever want to go with the show." executive producer Todd Helbing told ComicBook.com last year. "So yeah, I think that was a conscious effort of ours to really go back to everybody enjoyed being on this team and with each other, and make The Flash have fun again. I’m really excited about the scripts so far; they’re really, really funny.”
Unfortunately, fans will have to wait a little while to see "Subject 9", as The Flash (and several other CW shows) are taking a short hiatus for the Olympics. The Flash returns with "Subject 9" on Tuesday, February 27th at 8/7c on The CW.