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The first trailer for The Flash's 100th episode has finally arrived, and damn does it look fun. It appears the monumental episode will draw from the superhero show's current storyline, as well as revisit some crazy moments from the past. This means The CW series is going all out and bringing back Reverse Flash and some of the show's other iconic villains in for one big adventure that looks to be one of the craziest episodes to date.
That's right, Barry Allen is going head to head with Reverse Flash, Zoom, and Savitar all in the same episode! It's all for a good cause, of course, as Team Flash believes Barry doing this could lead to them stopping Cicada once and for all. This will involve Nora and Barry going back to key times and retrieving certain things from each timeline.
While the experience will likely be a great field trip for Nora, Barry clearly has his reservations. He's probably wondering if there isn't a better way to pull this off, especially one that doesn't involve putting his daughter in danger. Few can blame him considering the enemies Nora will be around, many of whom could crush an inexperienced speedster like her rather easily. If it works and leads to Cicada's defeat then great, but is it really worth the risk?
Although Cicada is dangerous, is he really more dangerous than every other speedster big bad Barry has taken on over the years? Granted, Barry's bested them all before, but that's not to say they couldn't beat him if given another opportunity to defeat Central City's Scarlet Speedster. It seems like this plan could easily go sideways, and then Barry accidentally creates two problems for himself by giving his greatest enemies another shot at him.
Also, let's not act like going back in time has ever been the most solid strategy for The Flash. Hell, Nora's going back in time is the precise thing that caused Cicada to arrive early under a different identity, so one has to wonder what Team Flash is thinking with this plan. After all, wouldn't it be less risky to try and surprise Cicada and slap some meta cuffs on him now that they know his identity?
Probably, but that's a far less exciting way to celebrate the 100th episode of The Flash than what the writers have cooked up. Seeing Zoom again will be a joy, and as cool as Sherloque Wells has been this season, seeing Tom Cavanagh back as Wells-Thawne will be quite a treat. Plus, it's been a while since we've seen a good speedster throwdown, so it'll be nice to see Barry encounter some of these guys again.