Genre Easter egg Greg Grunberg has been cast in a reoccurring role on CW’s The Flashand is set to make his debut this week.
Grunberg, who is a familiar face in sci-fi circles–he’s probably best known for his role on Heroes and for his cameos in J.J. Abrams projects–will be playing Detective Tom Patterson from the Central City Police Department. Patterson is described as “a gruff, stalwart figure” who is “unwavering in his commitment to protecting Central City from the dangerous metas that threaten it.”
Although isn’t that similar to Tom Felton’s character Julian? It’ll be interesting to see how Patterson will contribute to ongoing conflicts within the CCPD, especially when one of their CSI technicians is the Flash.
Over the past week, Grunberg has expressed his excitement for his “badass” role.
The episode airing this week is the seventh in season three, called “Killer Frost.” The episode was helmed by returning guest director Kevin Smith, who co-hosts Geeking Outwith Grunberg. He directed the season two episode “The Runaway Dinosaur,” which was one of the strongest episodes last season.
The official synopsis for the episode says we’ll finally be seeing some consequences to one of the major stories this season has been building up to Caitlin Snow’s slow transformation into Killer Frost:
“Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) uses her powers to save Barry (Grant Gustin), but as her mother predicted, the effort unleashes her inner Killer Frost. Killer Frost goes on a rampage looking for Dr. Alchemy, kidnapping Julian (Tom Felton) and battling both The Flash and Vibe (Carlos Valdes). Meanwhile, Joe (Jesse L. Martin) and H.R. (Tom Cavanagh) have a heart to heart talk.”