The speedster returns to our screens for the Season 4 premiere of The Flash on The CW. The Flash will be “reborn” this season and it will be taking on a much lighter tone unlike its previous season.
In Season 3, Barry Allen and the rest of The Flash cast saw a mostly devastating reaction occur after Barry went back in time to save his mother and thus creating the Flashpoint timeline. It was here that Barry caught a glimpse of Savitar killing his beloved Iris, so himself and his team spent the majority of the back half of Season 3 attempting to change history (again) and to stop this new speedster.
Eventually the team discovered Savitar to be a futuristic and emotionally damaged version of Barry. But after the big defeat, Barry was forced to sacrifice himself to the Speed Force in order to save their world.
However, despite his sacrifice, Barry will be coming back very quickly in Season 4 and donning his trademark enthusiastic nature like he was back in Season 1. This season will also be different with the group facing their first non-speedster big bad who comes in the form of Clifford DeVoe. Also known as The Thinker, this character is played by Neil Sandilands (The 100) who uses his technologically enhanced genius to outsmart our favourite speedster.
Joining the Season 4 baddies is Ralph Dibny/The Elongated Man (Hartley Sawyer) in a recurring role beginning in Episode 4, along with The Mechanic (Kim Engelbrecht), Amunet Black/Blacksmith (Katee Sackhoff), and Gypsy’s dad, Breacher (Danny Trejo).
Another few exciting plots and scenes we will see this season include another four-part Arrowverse crossover, which will include Barry and Iris’ wedding; Caitlin Snow returns but she’s not the Caitlin we all know and love; Cisco and Gypsy’s relationship continues to develop, but with her dad coming into the mix, who know what will happen; and lastly, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) will be dropping by in Episode 5 for a bachelorette party!
The Flash Season 4 premieres today on The CW at 8/7c.
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