Ahead of tomorrow night’s episode of “The Flash,” The CW has released a clip which features Andrew Mientus as Hartley Rathaway, AKA Pied Piper. An interesting thing to note about the clip, however, is Pied Piper’s use of sound wave-based attacks, powers which another character also has in the DC canon, Vibe, the alter ego of Cisco Ramon. Could this be setting the groundwork for Cisco to suit up in a future episode of “The Flash?”
Titled “The Sound and the Fury,” the episode of “The Flash” is officially described as follows:
“Dr. Wells’ former protégée, Hartley Rathaway (guest star Andrew Mientus), returns to seek revenge on his mentor after being affected by the particle accelerator explosion. Now able to manipulate sound waves, the brilliant Rathaway is a dangerous threat to both Wells and The Flash. Meanwhile, Iris is thrilled when she’s hired by the Central City Picture News as their newest cub reporter. Unfortunately, her editor (guest star Tom Butler) pairs her with a veteran reporter, Mason Bridge (guest star Roger Howarth), who wants nothing to do with her. Cisco recalls his first day on the job at S.T.A.R. Labs when he met Hartley and Caitlin. Joe asks Eddie for a favor but asks him to keep it a secret from Barry.”
Directed by John Showalter and written by Alison Schapker & Brooke Eikmier, “The Sound and the Fury” is set to air on January 27. “The Flash” airs Tuesdays at 8 P.M. EST.