'The Flash' Season 3 Brings Back Rick Cosnett As Possible Evil Eddie Thawne, New Villain For Barry Allen
The characters in "The Flash" seem to have some difficulty with staying dead. Rick Cosnett, who played Iris West's deceased fiance Eddie Thawne in the first two seasons, has just confirmed that he is returning in the second half of "The Flash" Season 3.
Bringing back supposedly dead characters isn't exactly a new thing in "The Flash". Eddie Thawne had killed himself to ensure Reverse-Flash would cease to exist in the first season, but Rick Cosnett appeared in Season 2 when Barry Allen ran all the way back to the past. But how will "The Flash" Season 3 explain Eddie's resurrection when the show returns on The CW?
Rick Cosnett has just announced on Twitter that he will be back in the latter half of "The Flash" Season 3. Although the former "Vampire Diaries" actor did not reveal what role he will play, fans immediately rejoiced at the thought that Eddie Thawne will return in the series. But is it possible that Cosnett will appear as a completely different character who could be another nemesis for Barry Allen?
— Rick Cosnett (@RickCosnett) January 16, 2017
One comment in Rick Cosnett's post points out that the actor had previously teased on the possibility that he will portray a villain in the back end of "The Flash" Season 3. Cosnett could possibly appear as Eddie Thawne from a different earth and might be a metahuman. In the meantime, fans are looking forward to the "Quantico" star's return in the CW series.
Rick Cosnett's Eddie Thawne is not the only dead character who will be making a comeback in the show. It has recently been reported by Entertainment Weekly that Robbie Amell is also set to reprise his role as Ronnie Raymond. Ronnie was the original other half of Firestorm and Caitlin Snow's deceased husband, so his return could heat things up for Killer Frost. The mid-season premiere on "The Flash" Season 3 will air on The CW on January 24.