TheÂ Season 2 finale saw Grant Gustinâs Scarlet Speedster go back in time toÂ save the life of his mother, thus creating a new timeline where his mom, Nora Allen (Michelle Harrison), never died. WhenÂ The FlashÂ returns for aÂ third season later today, the showÂ will deal with the consequences of Barryâs actions, and theÂ CW has released an extended clip from tonightâs premiere episode titled âFlashpointâ where Barry confronts an imprisoned Reverse-Flash (Matt Letscher).
While Eobard Thawne warns Barry about the FlashpointÂ timeline heâs 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 âÂ with his folksÂ alive and another speedster saving Central City on a daily basis âÂ andÂ has no intention ofÂ changingÂ anything. But executive producerÂ Andrew Kreisberg told Entertainment Weekly that this brand-new status quo isn'tÂ going to last very long:
âWell, it does and it doesnât [last very long]. It will be resolved, but there will be consequences that last throughout the season, and quite frankly, last throughout the series. Thatâs one of the things that weâre 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.â
Read up on the official synopsis, and take a look at two extended clips below:
WHAT WOULD YOU SACRIFICE TO HAVE EVERYTHING YOUâVE EVER WANTED? â Barry (Grant Gustin) is living his dream life â his parents are alive, heâs 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.