TV Review: The Flash – S3E1 – Flashpoint (The CW)

Last season of The Flash left fans with more questions than answers when the Flash went back in time and changed the past. In doing so, the hero also changed […]

Last season of The Flash left fans with more questions than answers when the Flash went back in time and changed the past. In doing so, the hero also changed the timeline creating an alternate timeline that is starkly different from the one he was living.

Though it might share its title with an iconic comic book story and an animated movie, this episode completely stands on its own. Whether fans of the show enjoyed the controversial comic book mini-series or not, this episode will deliver. Action, drama, humor, and character are perfectly blended in this episode.

The chemistry between Iris West (Candice Patton) and Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) is as amazing as ever. Patton shines in this episode like no other episode before. Keiynan Lomsdale’s Wally West is heroic as “Kid Flash.” If there was ever a question about how well he would transition into the role of hero it will be quickly resolved (pun intended). The entire cast does an incredible job playing slightly different versions of themselves in this strange new “world.” Matt Letscher gives a chilling performance as the villainous Revers Flash that will leave fans wanting more.
Overall, the season three premiere brings the team back in an exciting, fresh way. Thrilling fight scenes, shocking moments, and reflective characterization fill the episode with newness while still holding true to what made the first two seasons so fantastic! The twist at the end will leave fans mouths watering and the “stinger” will have people googling Flash villains.

The Flash premieres Tuesday, October 4th at 8pm EST/9pm CST

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