Previously | Iris gonna die. Caitlin goes full Killer Frost. The 2017 Team Flash enlist Tracy Brand to help them create the tech that will eventually trap Savitar. Oh yes and after 20 episodes of dragging this shit out: Future Barry Allen is Savitar.
New intro! Barry is all about saving Iris as we kick off Season 3B.
Killer Frost and Kid Flash emerge. HR remains useless. Dr. Alchemy’s true identity is revealed.
Too many filler plots cloud the re-emergence of Wally West as Kid Flash.
Supporting players get a chance to shine this week as Caitlin explores her nascent powers and Julian Arnold gets a backstory.
The Flash hits its first clunker of the season with Magenta but bounces back with The New Rogues.
Air Date: 11th October 2016
The Flash resets with the new alterations from Flashpoint. It’s a pretty miserable life and further proof that Barry ruins everything.
In its third season, one of the major failings of The Flash is the criminal way in which its female lead is portrayed at the expense of supporting female characters (Caitlin Snow, Patty Spivot, Jesse Quick). A genuine critique of this show is that they cannot write for multiple female characters at the same time.
Air Date: Tuesday 4th October 2016
The Flash ambitiously starts Season 3 tackling FlashPoint Paradox arc. While this was fleshed out in a two hour animated movie, the CW series’ version unfortunately wraps this major development in one episode. There have been nods to the Flashpoint arc before, most notably in last season’s “The Runaway Dinosaur”. The Flashpoint arc here limits the events of the Berlantiverse to just The Flash and Central City. Had DCTV been as meticulous and synergistic as their Marvel counterparts, this could have been a great opportunity across all the DCTV platform shows – newly minted “Supergirl”, dire in need of repair “Arrow” and the clunky “Legends of Tomorrow”.