'The Flash' Season 6: Allegra Garcia in 'A Flash of Lightning' is a far cry from the DC Comics version
Season 6 of 'The Flash' is well and truly underway. The two episodes aired has shed light on the imminent 'Crisis', the death of Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and the chilling foe who goes by the name Bloodwork (Sendhil Ramamurthy). While there wasn't exactly a meta-human to stop in the season opener, there were two in the second, and one of them was truly evil. One of the characters, as it turns out has a comic reference.
Even as Barry is dealing with the aftereffects of his journey to the future, physically and mentally, a young woman, Allegra Garcia (Kayla Compton) was arrested for a potential murder. It was revealed that she was a meta with the ability to control radio and electromagnetic waves and had a criminal record for stealing cars. This, however, is a twist when compared to the comic version where Allegra was the daughter of Wavelength aka Eduardo Reyes. She was born in the Amazon and grew up in Brazil. She inherited her father's abilities to control electromagnetic light and was sentenced to Arkham when captured.
While her comic role may be relatively lesser-known, we may get to see her a little more in the episodes to come. During her trial, DA Cecile Horton (Danielle Nicolet) used her powers and realized that Allegra was innocent and the actual culprit was her cousin Esperanza, who had acquired the same abilities during the particle accelerator explosion. She assumed the identity of the 'Ultraviolet' and while she was eventually apprehended, Allegra walked away with a new lease of life and was given an internship at the Central City Citizen.
While this may have been a moral victory of team Flash, they still need to figure out how to avert the 'Crisis' and with time running out, it remains to be seen how Barry and Co. will hit the curveballs zooming their way.
'The Flash' airs Tuesdays at 8 pm on The CW.