The show-makers dropped a major cliff-hanger at the end of the season 2 in which the Flash went back in time and actually saved his mother from the Reverse Flash, in the process, he completely messed up the timeline. There is now the confirmation of a version of Flashpoint comic storyline (created by Geoff Johns) on the TV show. The Flashpoint Paradox animates movie adapted comic-book series Flashpoint and was extremely well-received by the fans.
At the MegaCon panel, Carlos Valdes was asked about his opinion on whether Barry’s attempt to save his mother from the Reverse Flash would have an impact on the timeline. He said “All I’m going to tell you is things are going to be different, way different. Not in a bad way; I think in a really exciting way, and it’s that difference that’s going to inform Barry’s trajectory throughout the season, and I think people are going to like it. I think there’s every chance of a Flashpoint paradox.” But recently Grant Gustin revealed the title of the first episode of season 3 on his twitter handle – “Flashpoint”. He wrote “We are definitely doing this FP thing our own way. I have read Flashpoint, I have seen the amazing animated film. This will be its own thing.”
It’s obvious that Flash TV show isn’t going to bring Batman or Wonder woman to create the comic-book version of Flashpoint. In the first few episodes, we will see how things are dramatically different when Barry Allen returns to the present day Central city, how he will adapt to the changing reality and finally he will realize what a giant mistake he has committed.
It’s also great opportunity to introduce Citizen Cold i.e in an alternate timeline Snart/Captain Cold is an upstanding citizen of the city and is even in a relationship with Iris West. In DC comics, Barry never becomes the Flash, Justice League is fractured as members start fighting amongst themselves, as a result Earth is destroyed by superheroes themselves. In the debut season, Prof. Wells told Barry Allen “If you change the timeline to prevent any event from happening, time will find an equally bad occurrence to replace it.”