The hit superhero TV show ‘The Flash’ is set to bring back a fan favourite character who was sadly killed off in the first series.
While currently on a brief hiatus in the US following the shocking reveal of Zoom’s true identity, a number of the upcoming episodes have had their official synopsis released, including one very interesting one involving time-travel.
“After the shocking revelation that Zoom is Jay Garrick, Barry is more determined than ever to get back to Earth-2 to stop Zoom forever. Desperate to find a way to increase his speed, Barry decides to travel back in time and masquerade as his earlier self in order to get his arch-nemesis, Dr. Harrison Wells/Eobard Thawne, to teach him how to run faster. However, things don’t go as planned and Barry is stunned to face familiar foe Hartley Rathaway (guest star Andy Mientus), as well as old friend Eddie Thawne (guest star Rick Cosnett). Iris makes peace with her past in order to embrace her future.”
With the show set to return on March 22, fans will like be happy to see the return of Eddie Thawne, last seen in the season one finale, Fast Enough. In the episode, Barry (Grant Gustin) decided against using time travel to save his mother’s life, and instead went back to the present, where Harrison Wells/Eobard Thawne (Tom Cavanagh) was getting ready to kill Barry and everyone he cares about. One of the most shocking moments came when Detective Eddie Thawne (Rick Cosnett) decided to take his own life, causing his descendant Eobard Thawne to essentially be erased from the timeline.
While we don’t know how far back in time Barry goes, his return will be coupled with modern-day Iris (Candice Patton) trying to make peace with her past, since she was engaged to Eddie before he made the ultimate sacrifice. It’s been quite clear throughout this season that Iris needs closure after losing Eddie, but we’re not sure how exactly she’ll get that closure, or what her plans for the future may be.
The time-travelling episode will air in the US on March 29, one day before the highly-anticipated Supergirl crossover on Monday, March 28. Grant Gustin will guest star on that episode as Barry Allen, who somehow ends up in the Supergirl universe, and seeks Kara’s (Melissa Benoist) help to get back home. In return, Barry must help Kara defeat two powerful enemies, Silver Banshee (Italia Ricci) and Livewire (Brit Morgan).
Could Barry’s return to modern day send him into the alternate universe?