The Flash season two finale set into motion one of the biggest Flash storylines of the past decade — Flashpoint — which in turn set into motion the biggest reboot in DC’s history since Crisis on Infinite Earths — The New 52. Despite what your opinion may be on The New 52 direction of the publisher, Flashpoint stands on its own as a truly great story where we see Barry Allen go to the past and save his mother from dying and, in doing so, resets his entire history. As such, he’s never struck by lightning and never becomes The Flash. But the repercussions are even greater and far reaching than that.
That being said, with the end of the CW’s hit series seemingly kicking things off in that direction, the show has, yet again, found a way to reinvent the third season and show us very similar situations from incredibly different perspectives. And this raises a lot of questions about who will know who, who will be doing what, who was effected by the particle generator and, maybe most importantly, which cast members will be back?
Well, according to EW, we know at least ONE character that will be back, other than Grant Gustin, of course — Tom Cavanagh, who plays Harrison Wells. As they say in EW, “Details on next season are being kept tightly under wraps, but I can tell you that Tom Cavanagh will be back as a series regular for season 3. Consider this: If the show does indeed move forward with Flashpoint, then the Reverse-Flash never killed Earth-1 Harrison Wells and his wife, meaning we could see the original Wells next season. Maybe. Hopefully.”
This is just pure logic. Eobard Thawne never killed Harrison Wells and took his identity. This could also mean that the Earth-1 version of Harrison Wells had a child named Jesse Quick. The repercussions of this are also that maybe, just maybe, we’ll see Wally West as The Flash in the third season and Barry Allen will teach him how to do it. All of this, of course, before Barry Allen gets his speed back because, well, he has to, right?
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