“The Flash” may be on a brief hiatus, but we have an idea of what to expect when the Scarlet Speedster returns, thanks to the newly released synopsis for the April 25 episode, “The Once and Future Flash.”
In a promo that aired after last week’s episode, we learned that Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen will sport some new threads the next time we see him. However, rather than his sense of style, it’s his sense of hope that will prove to be his most valuable asset when he travels through time to the future Central City.
Here is the official synopsis from The CW:
Barry (Grant Gustin) travels to the future to find out Savitar’s still unknown identity in the hopes of saving Iris (Candice Patton). Upon his arrival in 2024, Barry encounters future versions of his Team Flash friends, who, following the death of Iris, have become very different people, profoundly impacted by their showdown with Savitar. It will be up to Barry to infuse a sense of hope back into the team, as he proves to be hero his future friends have been waiting for. Meanwhile, back in 2017, the hunt for Killer Frost (Danielle Panabaker) continues. Tom Cavanagh directed the episode written by Carina Adly MacKenzie.
As noted in the synopsis, “The Once and Future Flash” will be helmed by series regular Tom Cavanaugh, marking his directorial debut on “The Flash.” However, the man we all know as H.R. Wells isn’t jumping into this new behind-the-scenes role blind, as his extensive resume includes directing three episodes of the hit NBC comedy “Ed.”
Airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW, “The Flash” stars Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Jesse L. Martin, Tom Cavanagh, Carlos Valdes, Danielle Panabaker and Keiynan Lonsdale.