Warning: This article contains spoilers of The Flash Season 3, Episode 4 "The New Rogues."
Ever since Violett Beane revealed that she would be back on The Flash this season as Earth-2 Harrison Wells' daughter Jesse, we eagerly waited to see if she would live up to her comic book destiny and become the speedster known as Jesse Quick — after all, she was hit with that wave of dark matter last season. Well, it turns out that we were right because during last week's installment of the #TV series, both Jesse and her father returned from Earth-2 to inform everyone that Jesse had indeed developed speedy superpowers.
And after helping Barry last week, Jesse would go on to become a fully fledged superhero in "The New Rogues" as the new speedster joined the Flash in full costume to take down Mirror Master and Top, officially becoming Jesse Quick.
However, after one hell of a first outing, Jesse joined her father as the pair returned home back to Earth-2, but not before promising that she would be back. While I understand that the series is switching things up a bit with the new Harrison Wells as well as the fact that Violett Beane is still a a guest star at this moment, it is vital that The Flash brings back Jesse incredibly soon, and that this time, she sticks around for good.
Team Flash Needs Another Speedster
By now, Team Flash has become this well-oiled, virtually unstoppable machine. Let's face it, you have the brilliant technological genius Cisco Ramon, the incredibly smart scientist Caitlin Snow, some iteration of the mastermind that is Harrison Wells and of course, the Flash himself Barry Allen. And let's not forget about Joe, Iris and part-time members Hartley Rathaway and Dr. Tina McGee. All of them are great, and add to the team in their own way. But except for Cisco and occasionally Hartley, we don't really have anyone else with abilities out in the field helping Barry. And as we have seen in the past, Barry needs help a lot — especially when it comes to fixing timelines!
As we saw in this week's episode, Barry could really benefit from another speedster out in the field to help him. After all, Arrow has sidekicks coming out of its ears, so The Flash could definitely benefit from one or two. And if Wally gets his speed from the Flashpoint timeline, it may very well be Kid-Flash that becomes the speedster sidekick. And while he would also make a great addition, it was Jesse who proved that she's worthy of the role when she helped the scarlet speedster defeat Mirror Master and Top, as well as saving the staff and patients of Central City Hospital from Magenta's wrath.
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Her Relationship With Wally
Last season, Jesse and Wally really hit it off, and as fans, we loved it. Thinking of two characters as iconic as Wally West and Jesse Quick beginning a relationship is a comic book fan's dream come true. But when Jesse and Harry went back to Earth-2 before anything solid could happen, we wondered if she would ever return. And really, they could have left things open ended like that, and while it would have been inconvenient, it was plausible that these two would be separated by earths and unable to be reunited.
However, things didn't stay like that and Jesse returned with speed. But her speed wasn't responsible for her haste to make the most of her time with Wally as she did what she had been wanting to do for quite some time — she kissed him. Despite Wally's initial worries about her leaving him behind again, he eventually opened up to her and later reciprocated with another kiss.
So you wouldn't be wrong to assume that they were in a relationship now. Yet, at the end of the episode, Jesse and Earth-2 Wells returned home once again, leaving Wally and the gang once more. However, none of them looked upset by this and Jesse vowed that she would be back.
This time around, Jesse left having embraced her feelings for Wally — just as the show embraced the two as a couple. Thus, it's imperative that they explore this further. There's no way that we could truly believe that these two would just forget about each other here. With a relationship this iconic — and the possibility that Wally may develop powers very soon — there is a vast amount of rich potential to explore for storylines here — including the possibility of the two teaming up as Jesse Quick and Kid Flash. Jesse and Wally have finally gotten to where they always wanted to be, and now we must see Jesse return in order to progress this storyline.
A Female Speedster Is Needed On The Show
I know there seems to be a consensus that The Flash has too many speedsters on the show. After all, since the show began we have had The Flash, Reverse-Flash, Jay Garrick, Zoom, Trajectory, Kid Flash, The Rival and now we know that Savitar is coming as well. However, out of all of them characters, Trajectory is the only female speedster. Furthermore, she only lasted for one episode before shredding away into dust. So, I'm sensing a lack girl speedster power. Granted, there aren't as many female speedsters in the DC Universe as there are male, but that doesn't mean we can't see the best female one on screen, becoming one of the show's most important #superheroes.
So with all that in mind, who better to fill the role of being the show's primary female speedster than someone who's already as beloved as Jesse? She's been a part of the show for over a year now and knows almost everything there is to know about being a speedster. Moreover, she's strong, independent and experienced with metahumans. With no speedy ladies on the show at the moment, Jesse Quick would be a fantastic choice to represent the girls when it comes to speedsters.
Despite Jesse Quick's sudden departure from The Flash, she left a lasting impression, helping the Flash stop two deadly metahuman attacks and living up to her comic book counterpart. I have always been a fan of Jesse — Violett Beane is a joy to watch perform — the past two episodes really solidified for me that there is a team for this female speedster on Team Flash. To take her away from us so soon after getting her back would be a big mistake on the show's part, which is why I can't help but think that they have something even bigger planned for the character.
Central City doesn't just have one speedster hero anymore, it has two, and I hope we all get to experience the magnificent Jesse Quick again very soon.
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