If you are up-to-date on the CW’s “Flash,” then you know that the show’s second season finale potentially changed the course of the entire series — not to mention the two seasons worth of episodes leading up to that moment. Distraught over the death of his father Henry Allen at the hands of Zoom, Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) pulled a potentially extreme maneuver: he used his super speed to travel back in time to the moment his mother was murdered by Reverse-Flash — and saved her life. While we’ve yet to see how this massive change in the show’s timeline will affect the series as it moves into its third season, the title of the season three premiere episode could give fans a major, major hint.
Gustin initially tweeted that he’d read the script for the season premiere episode, and teased that he couldn’t reveal the title. Then executive producer Greg Berlanti jumped in and gave Gustin the go ahead to reveal the title of “Flash’s” season three premiere.
FLASHPOINT. This is not drill. https://t.co/nzq2NJh9pl
– Grant Gustin (@grantgust) June 20, 2016
“Flashpoint” is also the name of a major DC Comics event from 2011 that saw suddenly Barry Allen trying to navigate a totally altered world — one wherein his mother Nora was alive. “Flashpoint” also served as the lead-in to DC’s New 52 relaunch, the effects of which are still being felt today as part of DC’s current Rebirth initiative.
Whether or not “The Flash” will follow closely follow how “Flashpoint” went in the comics remains to be seen. “The Flash” returns to the CW with an all-new third season on October 4 at 8 PM ET.