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Flashpoint 

The Reverse-Flash taunts The Flash and warns of repercussions if Barry continues to forget his old life. When disaster strikes, Barry must decide whether to live as Barry Allen or return to his universe as The Flash.

Director:

Jesse Warn

Writers:

Greg Berlanti (developed by), Andrew Kreisberg (developed by) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Grant Gustin ... Barry Allen / The Flash
Candice Patton ... Iris West
Danielle Panabaker ... Caitlin Snow
Carlos Valdes ... Cisco Ramon
Keiynan Lonsdale ... Wally West / Kid Flash
Tom Cavanagh ... Dr. Harry Wells (credit only)
Jesse L. Martin ... Joe West
Matt Letscher ... Eobard Thawne / Reverse-Flash
Alex Désert ... Captain Julio Mendez
Michelle Harrison ... Nora Allen
Todd Lasance ... Edward Clariss / The Rival
John Wesley Shipp ... Dr. Henry Allen
Keri Adams Keri Adams ... Bethany Snow
Michele de Broel ... Barricade Cop (as Michele De Broel)
Lillian Doucet-Roche ... Attractive Woman
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Storyline

We pick up on Barry three months after he changed the timeline. He has trapped Reverse Flash in a cage, his parents are alive, but love interest Iris West does not know who he is. Neither do his friends at S.T.A.R. Labs. With these changes come new enemies, new speedsters and a whole world in Flashpoint.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

In the comics, Wally West goes by the name Kid Flash, even in Flashpoint. See more »

Goofs

During the opening scene, the TV spot for 52 News is entitled "The Rival vs. Kid Flash", an error since the populace refers to him as "The Flash" since Barry isn't there to take the title. Only Iris, Barry, Joe, and Cisco refer to Wally as Kid Flash. See more »

Quotes

Barry Allen: Wait, Cisco, you're not gonna help us?
Cisco Ramon: Oh, that reminds me. Who the hell is this? Huh? You brought some stranger into my lab and told them I helped The Flash.
Barry Allen: Cisco.
Cisco Ramon: Uh-uh. I don't know you, string bean.
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Referenced in Collider TV Talk: Episode #1.30 (2016) See more »

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Performed by Chelsea Lankes
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It's FLASH POINT and everything in Barry Allen's life has changed, but not all for the better.
7 October 2016 | by jedlySee all my reviews

THE FLASH (2014-Present) returns for a third season, and it's not really with a bang. It tries too, but the premiere episode, FLASHPOINT, doesn't make much of a splash. With the death of Barry Allen's/The Flash (Grant Gustin) father, Dr. Henry Allen (John Wesley Shipp, who also played Barry Allen/ The Flash in the 1990 series.), at the end of season two, Barry uses the speed force to travel back in time to prevent his mother, Nora Allen's (Michelle Harrison) death at the hands of Eobard Thawne/ The Reverse Flash (Matt Lescher).

He succeeds. Both parents are alive, well, and in love. However, there's a cost for his personal happiness. Detective Joe West (Jesse L Martin) is a drunk and not speaking to his daughter. Iris West (Candice Patton) is a reporter, as before is a reporter, but she barely knows Barry. Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes) is a tech billionaire, Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) is an opthamologist, and Wally West (Keiynan Lonsdale) is now Kid Flash.

FLASHPOINT essential circles back to old themes and stories. It separates Barry and Iris, again. It forces Barry to choose duty over love, again.

The show feels very formulaic. There's the usual will they/ won't they get together, and the villain of the week/ story arc, but there's very little guess work. The show works, somewhat, because it's it's not as dark as ARROW or LEGENDS OF TOMORROW. The cast has great chemistry. I really do love the cast. All of the performances are strong, and never really just dialed in, but this show sort of needs some pizazz. The writers are getting a bit lazy.

All said and done, it's the actor who carry the show, and since I'm invested I'll keep watching


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