The Season 2 finale saw Grant Gustin’s Scarlet Speedster go back in time to save the life of his mother, thus creating a new timeline where his mom, Nora Allen (Michelle Harrison), never died. When The Flash returns for a third season later today, the show will deal with the consequences of Barry’s actions, and the CW has released an extended clip from tonight’s premiere episode titled “Flashpoint” where Barry confronts an imprisoned Reverse-Flash (Matt Letscher).
While Eobard Thawne warns Barry about the Flashpoint timeline he’s created and that time itself is going to bite them in the @r$e for messing up the natural order of things, our boy is happy where he is — with his folks alive and another speedster saving Central City on a daily basis — and has no intention of changing anything. But executive producer Andrew Kreisberg told Entertainment Weekly that this brand-new status quo isn't going to last very long:
“Well, it does and it doesn’t [last very long]. It will be resolved, but there will be consequences that last throughout the season, and quite frankly, last throughout the series. That’s one of the things that we’re attempting to do is have the pitfalls of time travel be long-lasting and that some things can be fixed, and then some things are broken forever.”
Read up on the official synopsis, and take a look at two extended clips 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 & Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Brooke Roberts.