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The Flash Season 6 Pits Barry Allen Against Fate Itself

The CW has released the official synopsis for the second episode of The Flash Season 6. As the Arrowverse continues its somber march to "Crisis on Infinite Earths," Barry may be turning to old allies for help.

After the premiere episode appeared to focus on the fallout from Eobard Thawne’s return and the loss of Nora, it looks like the Flash Family may not have time to mourn. The episode, titled "A Flash of the Lightning," is focused on Barry trying to fight the events that lead to his death.

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Barry has known of his impending disappearance since Season 1, thanks to a 2024 newspaper clipping left behind by Thawne. Following the events of last season, the paper began to rapidly change dates to a time in 2019. We've known since Comic-Con International that The Flash Season 6 will be related to "Crisis on Infinite Earths" and it's fallout, and it looks like things are kicking off by cementing Barry's seemingly inescapable fate.

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JOHN WESLEY SHIPP TO GUEST STAR - Faced with the news of his impending death, Barry’s (Grant Gustin) resiliency suffers as he struggles to fight fate. Meanwhile, Cecile’s (Danielle Nicolet) career as a D.A. conflicts with her identity when she crosses paths with a villainous meta-human.

Chris Peppe directed the episode written by Sam Chalsen & Jeff Hersh(#602).

Original airdate 10/15/2019.

The synopsis also hails the return of John Wesley Shipp to the series. Shipp has been a mainstay of the series since the beginning, first playing Barry’s father Henry and later Earth 3’s Flash, Jay Garrick. For 2018’s "Elseworlds" crossover, Shipp reprised his role as The Flash of the ‘90s, only to be zapped away by The Monitor. We’ve since learned that the character will be returning for "Crisis on Infinite Earths", so this episode could very well see the return of that version of Barry. That said, it is unclear who exactly Shipp will be playing this time around.

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Returning Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. on The CW, The Flash stars Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Carlos Valdes, Danielle Panabaker, Tom Cavanagh, Jesse L. Martin, Danielle Nicolet and Hartley Sawyer.

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