‘The Flash’ Season 8 Premiere: Brandon Routh Returns as Ray Palmer for ‘Armageddon’ (PHOTOS)

Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer in The Flash
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Team Flash is getting help from a familiar face when the five-part event “Armageddon” kicks off on November 16. Brandon Routh is back in the Arrowverse as Ray Palmer/The Atom in The Flash Season 8 premiere. (Routh started on Arrow, moved over to Legends of Tomorrow, where he was a series regular until Season 5, and guest starred on The Flash in and out of crossovers.)

When we see Barry (Grant Gustin), Iris (Candice Patton), and the rest of Team Flash again, they’ll be pushed to their limits in a desperate battle to save the world after a powerful alien threat arrives on Earth under mysterious circumstances. They call on the help of some old friends, with Routh’s Ray the first.

The other heroes appearing during this five part event are Javicia Leslie as Ryan Wilder/Batwoman, Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers/Sentinel, Kat McNamara as Mia Queen/Green Arrow, and Osric Chau as Ryan Choi. Meanwhile, Tom Cavanagh and Neal McDonough reprise their villainous roles as Eobard Thawne/Reverse Flash and Damien Darhk, respectively.

Scroll down for a look at the photos from The Flash Season 8 premiere to see Ray and Barry reunited, suited up together, and more.

The Flash, Season 8 Premiere, Tuesday, November 16, 8/7c, The CW

Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, Brandon McKnight as Chester P. Runk in The Flash
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Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Chester P. Runk (Brandon McKnight)

Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer, Grant Gustin as Barry Allen in The Flash
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Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh) and Barry

Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/Atom in The Flash
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Ray Palmer suits up!

Grant Gustin as The Flash
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Ouch?

Grant Gustin as The Flash, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/Atom in The Flash
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The Flash and The Atom

Candice Patton as Iris West-Allen in The Flash
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Iris West-Allen (Candice Patton)

Candice Patton as Iris West-Allen, Brandon McKnight as Chester P. Runk in The Flash
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Iris and Chester

Danielle Nicolet as Cecile, Grant Gustin as Barry, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin in The Flash
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Cecile Horton (Danielle Nicolet), Barry, and Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker)

Brandon Routh, Brandon McKnight, Danielle Nicolet, Grant Gustin in The Flash
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Ray, Chester, Cecile, and Barry