The Flash: Violett Beane Explains Flashtime, Teases Legends Appearance

Ahead of her return to The Flash as Jesse Quick, Violett Beane talks about Flashtime, a concept that was briefly explored in the midseason premiere, as well as upcoming appearance on Legends of Tomorrow. In Flashtime, everything moves so slow that it seems as if time has stopped altogether. Fans will get to see more of Flashtime in this week’s episode, “Enter Flashtime”, where Jesse, Barry, and Jay Garrick (John Wesley Shipp) will have to team-up to stop a nuclear bomb.

During the midseason premiere, “The Trial of the Flash”, Iris (Candice Patton) was so desperate to get Barry (Grant Gustin) acquitted that she was willing to reveal his secret identity to the court. Barry, seeing what she was about to do, used his super speed to stop her. He was somehow able to have a conversation with Iris while everyone else appeared to be frozen in time. With the court completely unaware of what was taking place, Barry was able to talk Iris out of revealing his identity. This concept has since been labeled “Flashtime”.


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In an interview with TVLine, Beane spoke about her upcoming role on Legends of Tomorrow and her return to The Flash. Apparently, Jesse will come back to Earth-1 after receiving an Apology Cube from her father, Harry (Tom Cavanagh). Beane also explains how Flashtime works:

It’s essentially that we are running so quickly that everything else is standing still. It’s less about “freezing time” and more that our bodies and thoughts are moving so quickly that we’re able to essentially freeze time. And basically the whole episode is in Flashtime. It’s Barry and Jesse and eventually Jay [Garrick, played by John Wesley Shipp] trying to figure out how to stop this bomb. We think through a few different ways, and while this all happens over the course of a whole episode, it really transpires over 10 seconds in real time, maybe? It’s cool.

Though this may seem like the best way to handle a crisis, Beane warns that a speedster will run out of energy if they stay in Flashtime for too long. Non-speedsters can enter Flashtime by maintaining physical contact with the speedster. Vibe can be seen entering Flashtime with Barry in a promo for the episode.

This won’t be the last we’ll see of Jesse in the Arrowverse this season. Jesse is set to appear on Legends of Tomorrow in “Necromancing the Stone”. Beane teases that during the episode Jesse will share a scene with her ex-boyfriend Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) for a “surprising” moment. She said:

There’s a bit of that…. You see Wally and Jesse together in a room, and things are not what you expect them to be. And… that’s about all I can say! [Laughs] It’s going to be cool and, I think, pretty surprising for the audience.

While we don’t know much more about what will transpire between the two exes, it sounds like it will offer some closure for fans disappointed by the way their relationship ended in The Flash. Further, Wally is expected to officially join the Legends in tonight’s episode, which should offer a new dynamic on Legends of Tomorrow.

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Season 3 of Legends of Tomorrowcontinues Monday, March 5 at 8pm ET on The CW. Season 4 of The Flash continues with “Enter Flashtime” on Tuesday, March 6 at 8pm.

Source: TVLine

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