Season 7 of The Flash has an Allegra problem, but it’s one that can be solved if the show stops neglecting her metahuman abilities. Allegra, played by Kayla Compton, has had the power to manipulate electromagnetic energy since her Arrowverse debut in season 6.
Allegra was first linked with Iris (Candace Patton) and some of the other female characters in the group after joining the show. Apart from Nash Wells, Allegra didn’t get much interaction with Barry (Grant Gustin) and the heroes at S.T.A.R. Labs while working as a reporter for Team Citizen (Tom Cavanagh).
Since then, her ties to Team Flash have become stronger, with Compton being promoted to series regular. Allegra has received a significant amount of screen time, similar to Chester (Brandon McKnight), owing in part to Barry and Iris taking a backseat in multiple episodes.
Allegra is the one member of Team Flash who could be useful on the field but isn’t. It’s not entirely clear why this is the case. The Flash season 7, episode 14 explained why by revealing that she doesn’t know how to manage her abilities, but the problem is that viewers have already seen her use them as weapons in the past.
She also built a gateway at the start of the season to teleport herself and some of the team members. Regardless, any remaining issues Allegra may have with her powers should have been resolved by now. Each new metahuman hero on Team Flash has been given the opportunity to train at S.T.A.R. Labs, but Allegra was never one of them.
It’s possible that Allegra’s new energy form from The Flash’s most recent episode is a step in the right direction, but it’s difficult to say at this point. She doesn’t seem to have control over this either, based on her conversation with Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker).
The Flash, on the other hand, should not take long to give Allegra the ability to activate it at will. With Cisco gone, Barry is in desperate need of an ally like Allegra to assist him in the fight. Allegra’s chance to shine may lie in the void left by Mecha-Vibe.