The Flash: Is Savitar Intentionally Manipulating Barry?

– by Drew Carlton
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For the past four or five episodes, The Flash has been trying to prevent Iris from being killed in the future by manipulating events to prevent said future from happening. Using Cisco's powers, he was able to see a TV scroll from the future, and is trying to alter it in every way possible. We have already seen one change as H.R. was inserted into the "future" timeline, on a roof with a gun. You would think Barry has learned his lesson about time-manipulation, after Flashpoint, but The Flash is The Flash and that is what he does.

Could Savitar actually be from the future and knows Barry will manipulate this as well? This is a possibility. In a recent interview with TVLine, co-showrunner Aaron Helbing had an interesting quote when a reader questioned Savitar's involvement with the future.

"I would say that Savitar has a plan. Since Savitar was kind of tethered to the Philosopher’s Stone, he sent Barry to a time that he needed him to go to."

I think the key here is when Helbing says "sent him to a time that he needed him to go to."

This may actually be the key of the entire season. One of the favorite things for the creators of this show to do is to give The Flash repercussions, including feelings of guilt, for messing with the time line. Perhaps, Savitar has used the killing of Iris to change the future into the definition he sees. It is important to note, that the Reverse-Flash, aka Eobard Thawne, is running around in Legends of Tomorrow to prevent the erasure of his existence. We have seen Savitar from the back, without his gear on -- so I doubt it is Thawne. But could they be connected? I still think there is more going on here to associate these shows. I still think Flashpoint somehow altered Arrow, aside from Diggle's child being a different gender, that has created Prometheus. Why would they give us Flashpoint, one of the best Flash comics ever, and not have it affect more than it does?

Well, tonight we get to see the gorillas attack central city, and we will likely wait awhile before we find out what Savitar is up to. Until then, we do have a few funny questions and responses from TVLine and Helbing, to at least get us some humorous thoughts for tonight's "Attack on Central City" episode. Helbing was asked how Grodd would do hacking a computer (I assume Grodd would at least have Kali up and running...maybe he used Arch Linux and built it up on his own... perhaps he codes Python... who knows).

"I think Grodd could maybe hack a computer, since he’s a supergorilla, but the rest of them still fall under the laws of nature and 'kill or be killed.' And since Grodd right now is telepathic, they’ll do whatever he tells them to. But I wouldn’t underestimate Grodd. Because of his telepathic abilities, he is able to overtake General McNally, who’s in charge of the military. Grodd has a lot of tricks up his sleeve."

However, the biggest threat may be from his gorilla army, at least for the sanitation department. He was asked if they would poop in the streets.

[Laughing] "I don’t know if that is visually exciting to us as a viewer, but that could be a possibility!"

So what would do more damage to Central City, Savitar manipulating the time stream, or thousands of tons of gorilla poop? Please, gees, let us know.

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Source: TVLine

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