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, irrevocably changing his past and re-determining his future. There is now the confirmation of a version of Flashpoint comic storyline (created by Geoff Johns) on the TV show. 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.”
Recently, the show-makers revealed the official description of the Flashpoint episode. Here it goes:
“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 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”.
Another teaser trailer is out for the debut episode which gave us a glimpse of a conversation between Eobard Thawne and Flash if season 1 was a physical battle between the two, this is more battle of the mind. Flash thinks that he has everything in his life now which was taken away from him by Reverse Flash and Zoom, in fact the Central city has Kid Flash to fight meta-humans, so he can be Barry Allen who works with CCPD. But remember what Prof. Wells told Barry Allen in season 1 “If you change the timeline to prevent any event from happening, time will find an equally bad occurrence to replace it.”
Matt Letscher (Reverse Flash/Eobard Thawne) is a time-travel genius who understands the consequences of changing the timeline more than anyone. He thinks that Barry is being too irresponsible and selfish to put his own personal interests over the rest. He says to Barry that he will literally beg him to kill his mother again to restore the original timeline. Can Barry Allen still come out on top?