The CW has released the Official Synopsis from The Flash episode “Tricksters” (1.17), that will be aired March 31, 2015.
MARK HAMILL (“STAR WARS”) REPRISES HIS ROLE AS THE TRICKSTER
A copycat killer who goes by the name “The Trickster” (guest star Devon Graye) starts setting off bombs in Central City. In order to stop the villain, Barry (Grant Gustin) and Joe (Jesse L. Martin) meet with the original Trickster, a criminal mastermind named James Jesse (guest star Mark Hamill), who has been imprisoned for 20 years. Things quickly go from bad to worse when the Tricksters unite and take Henry (John Wesley Shipp) prisoner. Meanwhile, Iris (Candice Patton) asks Eddie (Rick Cosnett) for help with a case, and flashbacks show how Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh) came up with the idea for the particle accelerator.
“Tricksters” (#117) written by Andrew Kreisberg and directed by Ralph Hemecker.
In The Flash, Barry Allen was just 11 years old when his mother was killed in a bizarre and terrifying incident and his father was falsely convicted of the murder. With his life changed forever by the tragedy, Barry was taken in and raised by Detective Joe West, the father of Barry’s best friend, Iris. Now, Barry has become a brilliant, driven and endearingly geeky CSI investigator, whose determination to uncover the truth about his mother’s strange death leads him to follow up on every unexplained urban legend and scientific advancement that comes along.
Based on characters appearing in comic books and graphic novels published by DC Comics, THE FLASH is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television.