Andy Mientus Cast as Openly Gay Villain on The Flash

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Andy Mientus has booked a ticket to Central City.

The actor (currently playing Marius in Les Miserables on Broadway) has been cast on the new CW drama as Hartley Rathaway, also known as the Pied Piper in to comic book fans. 

This character, one of the few openly gay villains in DC lore, will show up to seek vengeance against his former mentor, Tom Cavanagh’s Dr. Harrison Wells.

He'll aim to do so, of course, by killing Wells's new protege, The Flash, after the same particle accelerator accident that created Barry Allen’s speedy superhero causes Rathaway to lose his hearing.

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Mientus will appear on The Flash Season 1 Episode 11 and The Flash Season 1 Episode 12.

The Flash Season 1 Episode 1, meanwhile, aired on Tuesday and garnered 4.5 million viewers, making it the network's most-watched episode since The Vampire Diaries premiere in 2009.

In addition to Mientus, Victor Garber, Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell will guest star this season.

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The Flash Quotes

One mystery I cannot figure out is why some people come into our lives and why some people go. Others become a part of you. Some friendships feel like they'll last forever and others end far too soon. Not every friendship is meant to last forever. What does last forever is the pain when that person is gone.


Barry: I love you, Iris.
Iris: Oh. I love you, too.
Barry: When we were kids I loved you before I even know what the word love meant and then my mom died and I had to go live with the girl I had a crush on. Look. There were so many times I wanted to tell you; Jr. Prom, when I went away to college, when I came back from college, nights that we stayed up talking, all the birthdays, all the Christmases, but I, I never did. I kept it in. After I lost my mom and my dad, I was afraid that if you didn't feel the same way, I would lose you, too. That's the irony. I was so scared of losing you that I did. I know I've had our whole lives to tell you this and you're with Eddie now and I know that and I know my timing couldn't be any worse, but I just... I couldn't lie to you anymore. I'm sorry.