The Flash likes to keep things in the family when it can, which has led to two familiar inclusions from past Flash series, including actress Amanda Pays.
Pays played Christina McGee in the original Flash television series in 1990 alongside John Wesley Shipp's Barry Allen. Both have made their returns to the show in the various forms, with Shipp showing up previously as Jay Garrick.
On this week's episode of Flashpoint, ComicBook.com's Lucas Siegel had the opportunity to talk to Pays about a variety of subjects, including how she became involved in this new iteration of the character and if she still thinks about the original series.
"To be honest I've done a couple of sort of like cult shows. One of them being Max Headroom and the other The Flash so it's always one of those kind of pieces that you kind of always think about as being a kind of a great kind of experience and yeah, still had fans from it so, when I heard that they were making the new version I went "hmm, that sounds interesting" and then I heard John was also part of it so that was another kind of point."
That camaraderie was not enough to sway her vote when it came to picking who the fastest Flash is. When asked who would win in a race Pays said: "Probably Grant (laughs). Well, he's a little younger and he's kind of cute so, you know."
The Flash ran for 1 season from 1990 to 1991, and starred John Wesley Shipp (Barry Allen), Amanda Pays (Christina McGee), Alex Desert (Julio Mendez), Vito D'Ambrosio (Bellows), Biff Manard (Murphy), Mike Genovese (Lt. Warren Garfield), and Richard Belzer (Joe Kline).
Grant Gustin's Flash is in the midst of an alien invasion in the three-part CW crossover that includes The Flash, Arrow, and The Legends of Tomorrow, along with new addition Supergirl. You can read the official synopsis for tonight's episode of The Flash below.
Invasion! kicked off towards the end of Supergirl, but things kick into high gear in this week's episode of The Flash. You can view the new clip above, and make sure to check out the episode's official synopsis below.
"IT'S HEROES VS. ALIENS IN THIS EPIC CROSSOVER EVENT — When aliens called the Dominators attack Central City, Barry (Grant Gustin) speeds over to Star City to ask the Green Arrow (guest star Stephen Amell) for help in stopping them. Realizing the battle against the Dominators is bigger than they thought, they track down the Legends of Tomorrow, and Barry and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) create a breach to bring back a secret weapon – Supergirl (guest star Melissa Benoist). Once all of the super friends are assembled, they come up with a plan to attack but a shocking secret related to Flashpoint is revealed and suddenly no one is sure who they can trust. Meanwhile, Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) wants to join the battle against the aliens but Iris (Candice Patton) tells him he's not ready." Dermott Downs directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Aaron Helbing & Todd Helbing.
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Supergirl airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT; The Flash on Tuesdays at the same time; Arrow on Wednesdays and DC's Legends of Tomorrow on Thursdays. All four series air on The CW. The "Invasion!" crossover will air beginning November 28.