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“Flashpoint” Timeline Will Give Barry Allen New Memories, Says Gustin

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“Flashpoint” Timeline Will Give Barry Allen New Memories, Says Gustin

With the “Flashpoint” storyline set to rock the third season of “The Flash,” Barry Allen’s life will be turned upside down. Among the drastic changes, he’ll no longer be super-powered, and both his parents will be alive. Now we’ve learned that Barry will have new memories, which replace the ones he had pre-“Flashpoint.”

According to a report from Entertainment Weekly, “In the Flashpoint timeline, we’ll find Barry truly appreciating the opportunity to spend quality time with his now-dead parents, but it won’t be long before he faces the consequences of tinkering with time.”

Star Grant Gustin explains, “[Barry]’s starting to have new memories of graduating high school and college, memories he never had with his parents, but those memories are replacing other things from the other timeline.”

In the comics, Barry’s memories were altered permanently when he “corrected” the timeline at the end of “Flashpoint,” creating the slightly-altered New 52 universe that erased his memory of Wally West.

The reality of “The Flash” was affected last season on the TV series when Barry went back in time to prevent his mother’s death. Returning to the present, Barry discovers he’s no longer a metahuman, and that Keiynan Lonsdale’s Wally West is The Fastest Man Alive.

“The Flash” returns on Tuesday, October 11, at 8pm ET, on the CW.

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