The Flash is about to come face to face again with the Strength Force — though this time around, “Fuerza” will look a lot more like Reign‘s Sara Garcia.
TVLine can exclusively confirm that Garcia will make her debut in the CW series’ Tuesday, May 4 episode as Alexa Rivera, a social aid health worker who is working hard to overcome a dark past as she helps the underprivileged in Central City. But when Alexa uncovers a mysterious connection to the all-powerful Strength Force, she becomes Team Flash’s “most dangerous threat yet.”
The Strength Force appearing as Alexa follows the similar human embodiments of the Sage and Still Forces (aka Ennis Esmer’s Psych and Christian Magby’s Deon Owens). The Speed Force, meanwhile, long ago took the form of the late Nora Allen (Michelle Harrison). Now that all Forces are accounted for, it will set the stage for the main thrust of Season 7’s opening Graphic Novel.
“After the discovery of three mysterious new Forces, it took everything Team Flash had to keep each new adversary at bay,” notes showrunner Eric Wallace. “But with the Strength, Still and Sage Forces now threatening to form an unholy alliance, the growing crisis will push Barry, Iris and the rest of the Flash family to brink as they attempt to save humanity from their biggest threat so far.”
In addition to her run as Reign‘s Keira, Garcia’s previous TV credits include CBC’s X Company and Freeform’s The Bold Type, plus episodes of Designated Survivor, Falling Water and Burden of Truth.
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I’m a little confused: the story seems to be telling us that Fuerza/Alexa, Psych and Deon are embodiments of their respective forces (like “Nora”), but they seem to act more like normal people granted powers by the Forces (like Barry).
Which is it, show writers?
I noticed that, too. It is starting to get stupid.
These writers have been lost for awhile now.
I really hate how you guys stopped covering the CW shows and I understand if there’s a lack of interest, but not even a short article. A lot of the big trades stopped reviewing the shows so it’s kind of sad :(
You do understand the irony of commenting about them not covering CW shows… in an article covering a CW show?
I get it but I was specifically talking about recap articles
The CGI in the flash is terrible, the story is bad, the cheese has it a very high point. The show is not smart anymore
I think the VFX teams on the DC CW shows do a good job with the money they have. These are obviously not shows with big budgets, but they do well to craft fun little stories every week for viewers.
To be fair, the show was never particularly smart to begin with. Despite featuring a lot of scientists, and generally brilliant people, it has always been a lot more about heart than brains.
The show is following the comics story line for those who don’t know with slight difference in the characters that’s all. They have done a great job in being able to place a visual of the comic to life . Thank You
CW / WB longtime fan
If I could LIKE this comment I totally would. Not because I’ve read this storyline in the comics and understand what you are saying but because now I know they are following the comic. So, thanks :)