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By now, it's clear to fans of The Flash that Barry Allen is running out of time to save the woman he loves. When the season finale rolls around in May, the Scarlet Speedster may just have to witness Savitar kill Iris West all over again. But that's then, and you know Barry will do whatever it takes to save her before that ill-fated encounter. And that includes reuniting with an old friend.

The CW have now released the synopsis for the penultimate episode of the season, titled "Infantino Street" — a nod to Carmine Infantino (the co-creator of the Barry Allen Flash) and the name of the street in which Iris is fated to die on. But it seems to leave us with more questions than answers:

"With only 24 hours left until Savitar murders Iris (Candice Patton), Barry (Grant Gustin) struggles to save the woman he loves and makes the choice to use any means necessary to do so. Realizing he has one option left to save her, The Flash turns to Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) for help."

How Is Captain Cold Alive?

The relationship between Barry Allen and Leonard Snart was certainly an interesting one. While they never really liked each other, their hatred kind of evolved into a mutual respect as Barry's heroism drove Snart to become a better person — and that's exactly what he did when he joined his fellow time-traveling on . But as he sacrificed himself for Heat Wave and the rest of the Legends, we have to wonder: how is he alive?

Barry Allen's heroism rubbed off on Captain Cold. [Credit: The CW]
Barry Allen's heroism rubbed off on Captain Cold. [Credit: The CW]

Since the character's demise, he has popped up on both The Flash and Legends Of Tomorrow as a mirror mirage, a figment of Heat Wave's imagination and a manifestation of the Speed Force, before an evil past version of himself was plucked from the timeline and joined forces with the Legion of Doom. However, the Legends subsequently defeated the Legion and returned evil Snart to his rightful point in the timeline, restoring his eventual heroic fate.

Could Barry find himself time-traveling once again to seek advice from a previous version of Leonard? After all, it's worth noting that the Speed Force itself — when appearing as Snart — told Barry that he was the one who influenced Captain Cold to become a hero. And as Barry has questioned his heroic approach this season, perhaps he needs advice from one of his greatest students.

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Will Barry Undo Snart's Death?

This season, Barry has constantly found himself being told that no matter what he does, he can't change the events that are already set in motion. And those events will eventually lead to Iris' death. This is similar to what the Time Masters told Rip Hunter in Season 1 of Legends Of Tomorrow. when they revealed that the Occulus was manipulating their actions, ensuring that time remained predictable.

But this all stopped when Captain Cold allowed the Occulus' self-destruct failsafe to, well, self-destruct. It resulted in an unpredictable timeline with events no longer remaining set in stone.

Could the Flash time-travel to the moment when Snart dies and save him from his impending doom? At this point in time, Captain Cold possesses the knowledge of the Occulus, the Vanishing Point and the predictability of time. And perhaps somewhere in that conversation, is the answer Barry is looking for. Snart helped the Legends overcome a fixed timeline, and perhaps he can help Barry do the same thing and defeat Savitar.

But the real question is: could Barry end up saving Snart from his demise altogether? After his departure from Season 1 of Legends, actor Wentworth Miller did sign a new series regular contract that would allow him to appear on all of The CW's superhero shows. As the season is almost over, we have to assume that his contract will be renegotiated, much like Katie Cassidy's was. Could he also return as a series regular on one of the shows?

No matter how the events of the penultimate episode unfold, it's certainly intriguing that Barry has to turn to Leonard Snart for help — especially since he's no longer alive in the present day. But it'll definitely be fun to see Miller back in his element. Savitar had better watch out, because Captain Cold is back!

He's back! [Credit: The CW]
He's back! [Credit: The CW]

Are you excited about Captain Cold's return to The Flash? Let us know in the comments below!

[Source: Comic Book Resources]


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