A new episode of The Flash titled “Masquerade” airs tonight (June 15) at 8PM ET/PT on The CW. The episode not only puts a spotlight on Danielle Nicolet‘s Cecile character; it also features the return of an familiar friend as well as a trouble-causing artifact. It’s also not all fun and games, dealing with some serious topics within.
FlashTVNews spoke with Danielle Nicolet in anticipation of the episode.
“I would tease it as ‘three episodes in one’,” Nicolet teased. “We get a revisit from one of my more favorite bad guys. It’s a horror movie, a heist film, and a truly traditional episode of The Flash, all in one.”
“It extremely entertaining in the very traditional way, but most importantly, the message that comes through about mental health awareness and anxiety and depression and that ‘it’s not be okay’ – I hope everyone takes that in,” she said, adding that they hope they take it in in such a way that they see that even metahumans with superpowers deal with “stuff” in life.
Danielle describes herself as “one of the biggest fans of horror movies you’ll ever meet,” so it was a treat to work with director Rachel Talalay who has directed many well-regarded horror classics, especially on the horror-tinged aspects of the episode. Talalay has also directed many episodes of The Flash in the past, as well as heming episodes of some of Nicolet’s favorite sci-fi shows such as Doctor Who. “I couldn’t have imagined a better choice to direct. We had the time of our lives,” she enthused.
“I happen to be one of the biggest fans of horror movies you will ever meet. And Rachel Talalay, our director has directed many horror films, some of them are classics. And she also has directed many episodes of flash in the past as well as produced and directed a lot of my favorite sci fi shows like Doctor Who. So I couldn’t have imagined a better choice to direct we had the time of our lives.”
Looking to the future, with the first five episodes of The Flash Season 8 featuring guests from other DC TV shows, are there any that Danielle Nicolet would like to see swinging by Central City?
“I would love to have work make an excuse for me and Javicia [Leslie, of Batwoman] to hang out. That woman is one of my faves, and a very lovely person,” Nicolet answered quickly.
“Also, I know that he’s not really on the show anymore, but if there’s ever an opportunity to bring Wentworth Miller back around, just because I’m a little bit obsessed with him, I would be happy to have an opportunity to have him around,” she adds, acknowledging that there are some really great people already in Vancouver in the universe of these characters.
“We have some really neat people. If they could bring Bitsie [Tulloch] or send Cecile over to hang out with her on Superman & Lois, that would be absolutely amazing,” she said.
You can see a trailer for “Masquerade” below; a gallery of photos from the episode can be found here.
Flash Series Finale Photos Are Here!
Preview images for the Flash series finale “A New World Part 4” airing May 24 on The CW
The final episode of The Flash is almost here! The series finale airs this Wednesday, May 24 and The CW has released some photos to promote it. Several of these were previously posted as exclusives at EW.com but are now seeing a wide release, and these don’t have any watermarks. Beware of some spoilers for “A New World Part Four” within, and hopefully more pictures are coming! It has been an honor and a privilege to share Flash photos with the fans over the years… thank you as always for visiting! UPDATE: A few more photos have been added to the gallery!
THE FINAL RUN – The Flash (Grant Gustin), the fastest man alive, is tasked with his greatest challenge yet, to save the timeline and save existence. Friends old and new gather for an epic battle to save Central City, one last time. The episode was written by Eric Wallace & Sam Chalsen and directed by Vanessa Parise (#913). Original airdate 5/24/2023.
The Flash “A New World, Part Three” Photo Released
Preview image for The Flash episode “A New World, Part Three” airing May 17 on The CW
The CW has released one photo still to promote the penultimate episode of The Flash airing May 17! It’s called “A New World, Part Three” and that one still features Grant Gustin as The Flash, so hey, that’s good, right? Hopefully we’ll get some more photos soon – follow @FlashTVNews on Twitter and we’ll let you know if and when they come in. In the meantime, here’s what we’ve got… a description for the episode can be found below.
THE EXTRAORDINARY; JESSICA PARKER KENNEDY AND RICK COSNETT GUEST STAR – Team Flash works together to figure out how to protect Barry (Grant Gustin), all while being very careful who they trust. Cecile (Danielle Nicolet) is skeptical of the plan after an unsuccessful attempt. Khione’s (Danielle Panabaker) confidence in Chester (Brandon McKnight) enables him to convince Cecile to try one more time. Stefan Pleszczynski directed the episode written by Jonathan Butler and & Sarah Tarkoff (#912). Original airdate 5/17/2023.
Flash “A New World, Part Two” Photos Released
Preview images with spoilers for The Flash episode “A New World, Part Two” airing May 10 on The CW
The CW has released two promotional photos for The Flash episode “A New World, Part Two” and the stills feature the two characters we want to see the most – Barry and Iris! Hahaha, just kidding! Here are the stills… don’t blame us, we’re just the messenger, and hopefully more photos are coming.
BELIEVE IN THE IMPOSSIBLE; KAYLA COMPTON DIRECTS – Iris (Candice Patton) is alarmed by Barry’s (Grant Gustin) disappearance and Cecile (Danielle Nicolet) assures her everything will be ok, but does she know that for certain? Team Flash is affected by a mysterious substance and Khione (Danielle Panabaker) develops a better understanding of what she can and cannot control. Kayla Compton directed the episode with story by Lauren Fields and teleplay by Kristen Kim (#911). Original airdate 5/10/2023.