The Flash is one of the most solid superhero shows on television right now. It has heart, it has humor, and it has heroics. More importantly, it generally allows the characters to drive the plot and not the other way around. After a strong first season, the first half of season two was a bit shaky. It took too much time serving outside plots (it set up a lot of Legends of Tomorrow) and relegated screen time to characters that would eventually leave instead of series regulars (no, I’m still not over how Candice Patton’s Iris was sidelined in the first half of season two). Thankfully, the second half of the show’s sophomore season regained most of its balance and ended on a possibly game-changing cliffhanger that sent Barry back in time to save his mom from Reverse-Flash (Matt Letscher).
Season three kicks off with Barry (Grant Gustin) living in the new alternate reality he’s created. Believing that changing time and his parents being alive will finally make him whole and solve his problems, Barry is living in bliss at fist. Of course, the timeline has been affected and the changes laid out in season three’s first episode, titled “Flashpoint,” have affected all the people Barry loves and cares about.
So with endless possibilities and the show really raising the bar, here are the five reasons (in no particular order) to be most excited for in The Flash season three!