Last night, The Flash returned from its hiatus with a bit of a transitional episode, as everyone was finally brought up to speed (no pun intended) on the vision Barry was shown of Savitar killing Iris, while Barry's training/partnership with Wally West/Kid Flash got off to a rocky start. With the most recent episodes of the season, The Flash has very clearly made its goals for the second half of season 3 more than apparent, as Barry and the rest of the S.T.A.R. Labs crew work together to try and change the future, and save Iris' life.
Considering that the season started off with Barry trying to change the timeline by himself, without any help from his friends, this represents a nice change of pace for the series, and a much-needed step towards better maturity on Barry's part. It looks like the fun/danger is only just beginning, though, with next week's episode set to introduce yet another superpowered individual into the story, who may also double as Cisco's new love interest.
With 'Dead or Alive' The Flash will be introducing Jessica Camacho's Gypsy into the fray, a meta with cross-dimensional powers similar to Cisco, who hails from Earth-19 with her sights set on capturing H.R./Harrison Wells, either dead or alive. Before she does that, however, it looks like she'll have to take Cisco on in a trial by combat... or a date. The promos for the episode don't make it entirely clear as of yet. You can check them both out for yourself above and below:
Considering that the romance between Cisco and Lisa Snart/Golden Glider (Peyton West) has all but fizzled out on the series, it'd be nice for him to get a new love interest this season, whether she's a badass cross-dimensional meta or not. He definitely appears to be more than interested in her, but he may not be able to break through her desire to take down H.R., though that certainly wouldn't make him the first guy to have some romantic troubles on The Flash.
In addition, it seems Iris' reaction to the news of her possible, impending death may have different effects on her than some fans may initially thought. Instead of being afraid, she seems intent on making a difference with whatever time she has left, including putting herself in harm's way. Combining that with the introduction of Gypsy, Julian's (Tom Felton) new role in the group, and the continued tension between Barry and Wally, and it seems fair to say that The Flash has more than enough material to fill in the remaining episodes of season 3. Now, whether or not it will be able to deliver on all of that potential, is a different story altogether.
The Flash season 3 continues next Tuesday with 'Dead or Alive' @8pm on The CW.
Source: The CW
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