Donald Faison made his debut appearance as Booster Gold in last week’s season 7 finale of Legends of Tomorrow. Though it’s not clear whether fans are going to see him again on the time-travel show since the series has yet to be renewed for a season 8, it looks like the newly introduced character will be popping up in this week’s episode of The Flash.
In a recently published story teasing The Flash season 8, episode 6, TVLine told fans to keep their eyes peeled for “a character that was just introduced on Legends of Tomorrow.” Though that quick note doesn’t directly say that Booster will be the one who will appear in the Flash episode, there aren’t really new significant characters that were recently introduced on Legends of Tomorrow except him.
Booster Gold and The Flash in comics
Booster and Barry Allen have shared the comics page a few times, making the former’s appearance on The Flash more likely.
In a 2007 story, Booster, drunk on whiskey from a trip to the Old West, rear-ended Barry’s time-traveling Cosmic Treadmill with his Time Sphere. The two characters also shared some time together in the final issues of Booster Gold vol. 2, which tied into Flashpoint, where Booster and Barry were the only DC superheroes to appear in a non-time-altered form.
Booster Gold’s Arrowverse debut
As mentioned above, Booster Gold made his first Arrowverse appearance in the season 7 finale of Legends of Tomorrow, where he was initially introduced as Michael Jon Carter, a time-traveler assigned to protect a fixed point in World War I. Unlike other “fixers,” Michael was surprisingly friendly to the Legends. But midway to the episode, he stole the Waverider and flew off by himself, leaving the Legends stranded.
Though Michael reappeared at the end of the episode, he only showed up because a group of ominous-looking time cops had arrested him, and had used him as a pawn to arrest the Legends as well. It was only at this moment that he revealed that he’s actually Booster Gold.
In the comics, Booster hails from the 25th Century. After getting kicked out of college following a football scandal, he started to work for a museum, where he stole a time machine and some pieces of high-tech gear. These allow him to travel to the past and pass the tech off as super powers, eventually becoming a superhero in the current-day DC Universe.
The Flash season 8, episode 6
After a nearly three-month hiatus, The Flash resumes its eighth-season run on Wednesday, March 9th, at 8 p.m. ET on The CW. Check out the synopsis and trailer for The Flash season 8, episode 6, titled Impulsive Excessive Disorder, below:
“Picking up where season 7 left off, after returning home from a visit for their parent’s vow renewal, Bart (Jordan Fisher) and Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy) quickly realize that things are not exactly as they left them. The duo race to repair any fissures in the timeline and restore everything back to the way it is supposed to be.”