SPOILER WARNING: This article contains major spoilers for "Godspeed," the latest episode of The Flash.
The Arrowverse's upcoming four-show crossover "Crisis on Infinite Earths" may spell doom for the speedsters of Central City. In "Godspeed," the latest episode of The Flash, a flash-forward sequence revealed that all the speedsters disappeared sometime after Iris' "Crisis" piece was published.
When Nora returned to the Central City Police Department after a case involving missing chemicals, she immediately told her friend Lia that she suspected a speedster. Lia quickly shut that theory down and explained that there hasn't been a speedster since Flash disappeared.
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"You know I'm equally a fan of our fleet-footed super friends. I mean, honestly, if I could have ever met Jesse Quick, it's like, hello, new best friend," Lia told Nora. "But there hasn't been a speedster in Central City since that crisis piece your mom wrote about, like, decades ago. I mean, Flash, Kid Flash, Jay Garrick, that weird purple speedster that just showed up one day. They're all gone."
Of course, that doesn't mean these speedsters are dead. However, it confirms they haven't been spotted in public since "Crisis." That could indicate that something caused them to lose the Speed Force, or that they chose to retire from the superhero life for some unknown reason. Since Jay Garrick and Jesse Quick are from other Earths, they could have returned there -- or, perhaps, their worlds were destroyed in "Crisis." We can't know for sure until the events of "Crisis" unfold this fall.
Airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW, The Flash stars Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Carlos Valdes, Danielle Panabaker, Tom Cavanaugh, Jesse L. Martin, Danielle Nicolet, Hartley Sawyer and Jessica Parker Kennedy.