The Flash has brought a blast from someone’s past in its fifth season.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Kyle Secor has joined the show as Doctor Thomas Snow aka Caitlin Snow’s (Danielle Panabaker) father.
Secor is best known for his roles on Veronica Mars, Commander in Chief, and Homicide: Life on the Street.
Thomas Snow is described as “an extremely intelligent geneticist who has been MIA for decades. Upon returning to Central City, he will try his best to make up for lost time with Caitlin.” He also is hiding a big secret from everyone because of course he is.
What the fans do know about him is that he witnessed Caitlin’s early usage of her Killer Frost powers thanks to a suppressed memory she unlocked in season four. After she was stripped of her powers/persona, she’s been trying to bring her back.
Showrunner Todd Helbing had this to say, “You’re going to learn about what role her mother played in all of this, and there is that mysterious premonition that Cecile had at the end of last year about Thomas. So you’re going to learn about exactly who he is and how he plays into the season and Caitlin and Killer Frost, and really just that whole mystery about where she comes from and how she was created is explained.”
The Flash returns Tuesday, October 9th at 8/7c on the CW.