We are just a few short weeks from the Season 3 premiere of CW’s The Flash, and everything has changed.
At the end of last season, Barry Allen had just lost his father and decided to take matters into his own hands. He decided to travel back in time and alter the timeline, so that both of his parents would be alive. In Flashpoint, he has both parents, the girl of his dreams, and he doesn’t have to save the world due to the presence of another speedster, Kid Flash.
Although this sounds like a dream situation, this twisted version of reality is a nightmare.
The season starts out a couple of months into the timeline and Barry is starting to gain new memories from his new life, but it comes at the cost of his old ones.
From what we know from this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Barry’s decision has affected not only Central City, but also other parts of the CW universe with the exception of Legends of Tomorrow, since they have their own time travel already.
The Flash season three premiere, “Flashpoint,” will air on October 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW, until then you can check out the the official episode synopsis below:
WHAT WOULD YOU SACRIFICE TO HAVE EVERYTHING YOU’VE EVER WANTED? — Barry (Grant Gustin) is living his dream life – his parents are alive, he’s asked Iris West (Candice Patton) on a date, and he can finally be a normal guy as Central City has another speedster, Kid Flash (Keiynan Lonsdale), running around saving the city. When Barry starts forgetting parts of his old life, the Reverse Flash (guest star Matt Letscher) taunts his nemesis and tells him that there will be serious repercussions for Barry and the ones he loves if he continues to live in this alternate universe. In addition to losing his memories, his powers will also start to fade. When disaster strikes, Barry must decide if he wants to continue to live in this world as Barry Allen or return to his universe as The Flash.
Jesse Warn directed the episode, with story by Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg, and a teleplay by Brooke Roberts.