Disclaimer: This article contains spoilers for Season 3 Episode 1 of The Flash.
You can never fault the CW series The Flash for not being ambitious. Last season, they tackled the multi-verse, Zoom, and even managed a few crossovers with some other superheroes in the Arrow-verse. Perhaps the biggest surprise, however, came in the form of the season finale — no, not the big showdown with Zoom, but that dumb little thing Barry did at the end.
Rather than celebrating the victories he’s had, and maybe considering just going back in time long enough to save his dad, he instead went back decades to save his mother from being killed by Reverse-Flash.
Last night’s episode of the series started out as one would expect — with Barry facing his new life circumstances. It doesn’t take long for him to regret his decisions and to take surprising actions to turn things back the way they were. But things are never so easy, and as Grant Gustin teased way back during San Diego Comic-Con, there will be permanent repercussions thanks to his actions.
Now, The CW has released a brand spankin’ new trailer showing the aftermath of Flashpoint:
While I don’t think I’m alone in believing that Flashpoint didn’t quite live up to the vision in the comics, the series has always been great about keeping the stakes personal. Yes, all the junk going on around the scenes may seem complex and convoluted on the surface, but the writers have done well to keep it all primal so that the audience could connect.
As such, I can’t fault them for the reduced scale of Flashpoint. Now I’m more interested so see how this all pays off in the long run.
What did you think of this new trailer? Are you ready to run in Season 3 of The Flash? Let us know in the comments down below!
The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on the CW.
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SOURCE: The CW