In Review: The Flash – Flashpoint

Barry is living his dream life

Synopsis: Barry is living his dream life – his parents are alive, he’s asked Iris West on a date and he can finally be a normal guy as Central City has another speedster, Kid Flash, running around saving the city.

Review: Barry and the gang are back, but things are a lot different than when we last saw the team.

As a result of of him altering the past and saving his parents Barry has ended up in a world where he is able to live his ideal life, but he soon realises that things are far from ideal when his memories of his old time line start to vanish every time he uses his powers.

We get our first glance of Wally West as Kid Flash and we also meet a Cisco Ramon who is a wealthy tech billionaire and much less idealistic than the version that we know and love.

But the most dramatic change of all involves Captain Joe West who seems to be struggling with Alcohol and is estranged from his daughter Iris.

The only way Barry can get back to the world that he knows is by releasing the Reverse Flash and letting him murder his mother. Or so he is led to believe. Because even when he does. Barry still winds up in a different time line in which Joe is still estranged from Iris.

This was a fairly strong opening episode for the third season of ‘The Flash’. Seeing a world in which Barry’s mum never died was kind of fun, but never likely to last.

Given that we seem to be hopping across different parallel time lines in this series. It will be interesting to see the various different versions of characters and events as the season progresses.

Hopefully it will be another good one.

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Ian Cullen is the founder of and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at: [email protected]
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