In the mid-season finale of The Flash Season 3, Savitar, the show’s new big bad, hinted at dark futures for several of the Team Flash members. However it got worse as Barry Allen was taken to the future where he witnessed the love of his life, Iris West, die at the hands of the villainous speedster. For the second half of the season, Barry is going to do whatever he can to make sure that future doesn’t happen as well as figure out these prophecies that Savitar has hinted at.
During the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, The Flash executive producer and show-runner Andrew Kreisberg talked about how the characters are going to deal with this. He teased that it’s going to be quite the challenge when the show returns from the winter hiatus.
“I think ultimately, whether they do get out of it is sort of the question. What’s interesting is, in an upcoming episode, they learn a little bit more about the future, and they now have a list of things they know will occur between now and May. Their operating principal is: can they stop enough of these things to sort of change time? So they have a little bit of a road map. It’s fun for us because it reminds me of Oliver’s list. They’ve got like a mission for weeks to see if they can change the future, which is something we’ve never explored before.
Most of “Flash” has been about the hold that the past has on you, and how you can’t change your past, and you can’t change the terrible things that have happened to you. They’ve never really had to deal with knowing something terrible is coming down the pike, and can they avert it? Do the decisions that they make bring them closer to the inevitable event? Or are they going to be able to think their way around it?”
The Flash Season 3 returns on Tuesday, January 24 at 8/7c on The CW. Make sure to check back at Heroic Hollywood after every single episode of Season 3 for our weekly reviews and much more.
Source: Comic Book Resources