The Flash mid-season finale ended on a sneak peek of a future no one, especially Barry, wants to see come to fruition. Even though Barry (and Team Flash) are still dealing with the Flashpoint fallout, now Barry has glimpsed Iris’ death at the hands of Savitar and must find a way to stop it. As season 3 progresses, could The Flash be moving closer to pulling DC’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths” comic arc to the small screen?

The previous episode revealed that Wally’s training is going well and that he’s already faster than Barry was at about the same point in his journey to becoming Flash. After H.R. talks Wally out of sharing the good news with the rest of the team, everyone gathers at the West house for a Christmas get together and gift the newest speedster his very own suit. With Wally’s upgrade, it’s no surprise that series star Grant Gustin thinks Barry deserves a new suit as well; sparking rumors of an upcoming costume change.

This sneak peek for the mid-season premiere shows a strained relationship and fragile partnership between Barry and Wally as this Earth’s elder Flash shows the newbie the ropes. The CW (h/t to Heroic Hollywood) has released images from the episode that appears to show business as usual in Central City. Now that Wally officially has a suit and is no longer training in secret, is there enough room for two speedster egos on one team? Check out the images in the gallery below:

The photos show Barry and Wally in their first “official” team-up, and preparation as H.R. prepares for the grand opening of the S.T.A.R. Labs Museum. The images also reveal our first look at DC villain Plunder (Stephen Huszar), who, presumably, Barry and Wally take down at the Diamond Exchange. Little is known about Plunder — who recently made our worst Flash villains list — and with no official episode synopsis just yet, the character could very well be a villain-of-the-week distraction from the main Flash story line of trying to save (future) Iris. The first trailer for the mid-season premiere hints at tensions running high for everyone while Iris’ future is still up in the air.

In addition to exploiting Barry’s weakness, Savitar also dropped an ominous warning in the mid-season finale. “One shall betray you. One shall fall. One will suffer a fate far worse than death.” With Cisco and Barry’s friendship fresh on the mend and Caitlin still trying to keep Killer Frost at bay, Barry will have his work cut out for him going forward with the rest of season 3. With new characters like Gypsy set to appear, and the return of Gorilla Grodd, Barry and Wally can’t afford to be enemies.

The Flash returns Tuesday, January 24, 2017, with “Borrowing Problems from the Future,” at 8pm on The CW.

Source: The CW (via Heroic Hollywood)