Official images from the second episode of The Flash’s third season, “Paradox”, were recently dropped by The CW. In these new images, we see that no time is wasted in having Barry interact with key people in this new and altered timeline.
The the season’s title, as well as this particular episode’s title, reference not only the comic book mini-series Flashpoint as well as Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, an animated feature film, that tell a story about a timeline that is altered by The Flash and results in catastrophic repercussions that almost brings the entire DC Universe to the brink of global war and destruction. However, the results of Barry’s time tinkering as we’ll see it in this new season will hit much closer to home. Specifically, Barry’s home.
“All of that stuff is not at our disposal, which is fine with us, because we really wanted to do something personal to Barry,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg recently commented. “The stakes in the comic book in Flashpoint were global and the stakes in this episode are very much just about Barry, his existence, and the people that he loves.”
So, of course, you know it’s going to throw a wrench into the works in terms of Barry’s relationship with Iris. I mean, it just has to. From what we see in the clips and trailers, everything seems to be going great. Barry’s got his parents back, Wally is The Flash in this timeline, so Barry isn’t really even needed. So now Barry is free to have a happy, normal life with Iris. But in this new timeline, Barry was never taken in by Joe West and has no relationship with either him or Iris. That means that Barry has to start from square one when it comes to wooing Iris. And I’m pretty sure, that ain’t going to be easy.
You can check out the new images and official episode synopsis below. Enjoy!
THE AFTERMATH — Barry (Grant Gustin) realizes the effects from Flashpoint are much greater than he thought.
Meanwhile, Barry meets new co-worker Julian Albert (Tom Felton) and is surprised by Julian’s immediate disdain for Barry.
The Flash airs Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT. New episodes begin on October 4 on The CW. “Paradox” airs Tuesday, October 11.
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