~This Article Contains Spoilers From Season 2 of The Flash~
With the season premiere less than a month away, The CW has finally released the official synopsis for the premiere episode of season 3 of The Flash, properly titled “Flashpoint.”
The episode holds the name of one of DC Comics’ most prominent crossover story arc, also called “Flashpoint”, in which The Flash travels to the past in order to prevent his Mother’s murder, resulting in the flow of time to be distorted and events that had previously transpired to change in many ways, with the end result leading to the New 52 relaunch.
In the comics, Flashpoint had a lasting effect on the entirety of the DC Universe, though in the television series, the changes made will primarily affect Barry and those around him.
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.
Season 3 of The Flash premieres on October 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.