‘The Flash’ Sneak Peek: Old Foes & New Allies? (VIDEO)

It’s feeling like Central City is about to get its own version of the Batman-Detective Gordon duo.

In this exclusive clip from the March 16 episode of The Flash, “Lockdown,” Barry (Grant Gustin) and Captain Kramer (Carmen Moore) discuss the Flash’s seven-year relationship with the CCPD. And while it’s clearly helped the city, things could be better. In fact, Kramer sees a future where “together, we could help it more…humans and meta-humans, alike.” If only the Scarlet Speedster would work more closely with her on cases instead of just dumping baddies on her precinct’s doorstep and running off. Hmm…a partnership, perhaps?

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Unfortunately, their convo is rudely interrupted by the smokey arrival—or shall we say return— of this week’s villain, Goldface (Damion Poitier). And it’s not exactly a total gas. The arms dealer we first met in Season 5’s “Goldfaced” episode seems to have plans for taking over the police station (hence the hour’s title), which has us thinking that a captive Barry is gonna have to rely on his smarts instead of his speed to save the day this time.

And we’re OK with that because, really, who doesn’t love them some Barry the Scientist action?

The Flash, Wednesdays, 8/7c, The CW