The Flash Season 6 Preview: To Stop Godspeed, Barry Must Pay the Piper

With The CW's The Flash down to the final two episodes of its abbreviated sixth season, "Pay the Piper" is looking to deliver on the promised series star Grant Gustin made late last month: Godspeed's back and viewers are going to learn more about the mystery surrounding the character. Thankfully, Barry has the reformed Hartley Rathaway (Andy Mientus) aka Pied Piper on hand to help him out. Except there's one small problem: post-"Crisis", Hartley's not as reformed as he used to be – and Barry's going to learn that he has a lot to do with that. For Gustin, that makes Barry the only person who can make things right: "Barry kind of did Hartley dirty. Hartley really isn't a friend when he comes back, but Barry's going to need to find a way to reconnect with Hartley and try to fix what 'Crisis' changed and stop Godspeed, and try to save the city."

Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, Tom Cavanagh as Nash Wells, and Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon in The Flash, courtesy of The CW.
Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, Tom Cavanagh as Nash Wells, and Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon in The Flash, courtesy of The CW.

The Flash season 6, episode 18 "Pay the Piper": GODSPEED AND PIED PIPER RETURN – When Godspeed returns, Barry (Grant Gustin) turns to Hartley Rathaway (guest star Andy Mientus) for help. However, things get tense quickly after Barry realizes one of the changes from Crisis is that The Flash and Pied Piper are now enemies. Meanwhile, Iris (Candice Patton) tries to escape the Mirrorverse. Amanda Tapping directed the episode, written by Jess Carson.

Candice Patton as Iris West in The Flash, courtesy of The CW.
Candice Patton as Iris West in The Flash, courtesy of The CW.
Victoria Park as Kamilla in The Flash, courtesy of The CW.
Victoria Park as Kamilla in The Flash, courtesy of The CW.
Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon in The Flash, courtesy of The CW.
Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon in The Flash, courtesy of The CW.
Candice Patton as Iris West in The Flash, courtesy of The CW.
Candice Patton as Iris West in The Flash, courtesy of The CW.
Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon in The Flash, courtesy of The CW.
Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon in The Flash, courtesy of The CW.
Candice Patton as Iris West - Allen and Victoria Park as Kamilla in The Flash, courtesy of The CW.
Candice Patton as Iris West – Allen and Victoria Park as Kamilla in The Flash, courtesy of The CW.

Starting with the seventh season of The Flash, Kayla Compton's (Making Moves, Mistresses) Allegra Garcia and Brandon McKnight's (The Shape of Water, Akilla's Escape) tech genius Chester P. Runk will be promoted to series regulars. An up-and-coming journalist, Allegra fell in with a bad crowd and was incarcerated at a young age. But since her release, she's refused to let her rocky start in life define her future. Now she helps Barry Allen as a new member of Team Flash, thanks to her metahuman ability to manipulate the electromagnetic spectrum. That is when she's not helping Iris chase down headlines for CCC Media.

McKnight's Runk is a scientific wonder who works out of his grandmother's cluttered garage. Not only can he design and build almost any gadget, but he does so without the expensive backing and resources of S.T.A.R. Labs. Chester is a "DIY" kinda guy, forsaking high-tech labs for junkyard finds and other folks' discarded tech to create his own one-of-a-kind gadgets that bend the laws of physics – and beyond. Fun-loving and a great dancer, Chester is a down-to-earth guy who lights up any room he enters. Oh, and boy is he obsessed with aliens, science fiction movies, and other pop culture interests – and don't forget Jitters coffee.

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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