Fall is almost here. While this means that many of you have to go back to school (or send the kids back) it also means one other very important thing: the Arrow-verse will soon return to The CW. Every Arrow-verse series promises something awesome this year, but arguably none has us more excited than the imminent adaptation of Flashpoint on The Flash. Have you been dying for a good look at The Flash's season premiere? You're in luck; we finally have received a good look at the first episode of the season (appropriately titled "Flashpoint") and it's something you won't want to miss. Check out the photos below.
Right off the bat we can see that The CW isn't messing around with The Flash's season premiere. The first episode of Season 3 will waste no time getting Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) back into action as The Flash, and will even see him stand shoulder to shoulder with his new sidekick, Kid Flash (Keiynan Lonsdale), to face off against an unseen threat. True to the nature of its hero, The Flash will come out of the gate running in Season 3.
However, as much as we love the action and superhero drama on The Flash, we also want to know about Barry's relationship with Iris West (Candice Patton), and how that romance has changed with effects of Flashpoint.
The above photo showcases Barry and Iris standing next to a cell while holding hands. Although they still clearly have some sort of chemistry in this altered timeline, there's something not quite right about their mutual demeanor. A space has been created between them that Barry needs to fix. We already know that Barry and Iris won't have the sort of romantic connection that blossomed during the Season 2 finale, but Barry's trip to Earth-2 also proved one thing: they're meant to be together.
This photo also raises another question. Who does that cell belong to?
Here we get a chance to see the prisoner occupying Barry's homemade cell, and he's pretty familiar to fans of the show. After Barry saved his mother in the Season 2 finale, he took down Reverse-Flash (Matt Letscher) and apparently imprisoned his arch-nemesis in a jail similar to the one used by Zoom (Teddy Sears) last season. It's an odd departure from the source material, as Barry Allen never actually captured Eobard Thawne in the original Flashpoint narrative, but it's one we're excited to learn more about. It's very Hannibal Lecter-esque, and we love that.
Stay tuned for any and all relevant details related to all of your favorite Arrow-verse series. The Flash will debut its third season on Tuesday, October 4 at 8 p.m. EST on The CW. Make sure to check out our fall premiere schedule for more information concerning all of the most highly anticipated fall debuts, and mark your calendars accordingly!
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