Amanda Pays and John Wesley Shipp

The TV show THE FLASH from time to time gives little gifts to the fans of the comic, not to mention fans of the shortlived 1990-1991 show from a while back. Has it really been that long?

Personally, I always thought Amanda Pays was one of the best things about the show. That said, I the writers of the new version have added many clever and dramatic elements, including the ongoing story line of Barry Allen seeking to free his falsely accused father and find the murderer of his mother, not to mention a clever love triangle between Barry, his unofficial stepfather’s partner (who thinks the Flash is a menace) and Iris West, here playing a curious Lois Lane type tracking down rumors of the Flash. Another shout-out to fans is that the original Flash (John Wesley Shipp) is playing the Flash’s wrongfully imprisoned father.