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The Flash Season 3 started with a bang, and now we're deep into the consequences of this post-Flashpoint timeline. What is Savitar planning, and will Caitlin become the villain Killer Frost? It's difficult to keep up with all the news, rumors, and spoilers, so we've compiled a handy guide to prepare you for CW's The Flash Season 3.

'The Flash' Season 3 News, Rumors & Spoilers

Updated 03/20/17:

A new clip from this week's crossover episode between The Flash and Supergirl has dropped, as the two heroes belt out a cute little number about the power of friendship.

In times like these / When life is getting me down / And the world seems like it’s gonna end...ship

There’s at least one power / That we both still have / And that’s the power of...friendship!

The relationship between Barry and Kara has delighted fans since the very first crossover episode last year, and it's nice to see that their friendship even survives the leap to a whole different genre. "Duet" will feature the Flash and Supergirl plunged into a dream world created by the villainous Music Meister, played by fellow Glee alum Darren Criss. Two new special posters have been released for the episode, with one featuring just Barry...

New poster for 'The Flash' and 'Supergirl' crossover. [Credit: The CW]
New poster for 'The Flash' and 'Supergirl' crossover. [Credit: The CW]

...and another features the dynamic duo:

Flash and Supergirl undergo a quick costume change. [Credit: The CW]
Flash and Supergirl undergo a quick costume change. [Credit: The CW]

And here's the synopsis:

Barry (Grant Gustin) and team are surprised when Mon- El (guest star Chris Wood) and Hank Henshaw (guest star David Harewood) arrive on their Earth carrying a comatose Supergirl (guest star Melissa Benoist) who was whammied by the Music Meister (guest star Darren Criss). Unable to wake her up, they turn to Team Flash to save her. However, the Music Meister surprises The Flash and puts him in a similar coma, one that Team Flash can’t cure. Kara and Barry wake up without their powers in an alternate reality where life is like a musical and the only way to escape is by following the script, complete with singing and dancing, to the end.

Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, the first promotional stills from The Flash and musical crossover have been released, and they're an absolute joy.

Barry and Kara make sweet music together. [Credit: The CW]
Barry and Kara make sweet music together. [Credit: The CW]

Dressed in vintage garb, this episode seems to draw a lot from musical episodes in other shows, specifically the one in Fringe — a scifi show that has clearly influenced The Flash.

Barry and Kara try on their dancing shoes. [Credit: The CW]
Barry and Kara try on their dancing shoes. [Credit: The CW]

Primed for a Glee-ful reunion, we've got our first look at Darren Criss' Music Meister. This character is the trickster metahuman behind all these tuneful shenanigans, and here he seems to be influencing Winn as he plays the piano.

Music Meister's look has changed from the comics. [Credit: The CW]
Music Meister's look has changed from the comics. [Credit: The CW]

Other images from the episode seem to suggest that the whole thing is a dream sequence taking place in Kara's mind after she arrives on Earth-1.

Kara arrives on Earth-1. [Credit: The CW]
Kara arrives on Earth-1. [Credit: The CW]

A brief trailer for the episode was previously released, but it doesn't reveal any plot details to speak of.

Another rogue is coming to harass the Flash — comic book villain Abra Kadabra has been cast for an upcoming episode of The Flash Season 3. Here's the synopsis for this episode:

The Flash (Grant Gustin) battles Abra Kadabra (guest star David Dastmalchian), a villain from Earth-19, who makes him a tempting offer: release him and Abra Kadara will reveal Savitar’s true identity. Desperate to save Iris (Candice Patton), Barry considers taking the deal but Gypsy (guest star Jessica Camacho) breaches in to capture the villain for her own reasons and during the melee, Abra Kadabra manages to escape. Barry is furious that Gypsy interfered but Gypsy refuses to back down, forcing Cisco (Carlos Valdes) to take sides. Meanwhile, Julian (Tom Felton) is still a bit cold towards Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) but when she is severely injured in a battle with Gypsy, he rushes to her side.

But does this herald the return of the Rogues?

Check back here for more updates!

'The Flash' Season 3 Air Date

The Flash's CW premiere date was October 4th 2016, at 8pm EST. The Flash episodes will continue to air on Tuesdays at 8/7c, and will now double feature with Legends of Tomorrow.

'The Flash' Season 3 Trailers, Previews & Promos

A full length trailer of The Flash and Supergirl crossover episode has dropped:

This is sure to be an exciting addition to each show!

'The Flash' Season 3 & The Flashpoint Comic Book

When it was confirmed that Season 3 would indeed adapt the comic arc Flashpoint, we thought we knew what to expect.

In the comic, Barry Allen wakes up to discover that he has no powers, and the world is much different from what he knew. His mother is still alive, Thomas Wayne (not Bruce) is Batman, the Amazons and Atlanteans are at war — and Leonard Snart is the hero of Central City, known as Citizen Cold.

The Flashpoint-set 'Citizen Cold' mini-series. [Credit: DC]
The Flashpoint-set 'Citizen Cold' mini-series. [Credit: DC]

When the finale of The Flash Season 2 reset the timeline, fans assumed that Season 3 would incorporate many aspects of the Flashpoint comic arc. However, now we know this isn't the case.

The main villains for Season 3 are Doctor Alchemy and Savitar, as Leonard Snart is far too busy joining the Legion of Doom in Legends of Tomorrow Season 2. The alternate timeline known as Flashpoint did feature differences like Cisco Ramon being the richest man on Earth, but it had few similarities to the comic book.

Barry explains Flashpoint, 'Back to the Future' style. [Credit: The CW]
Barry explains Flashpoint, 'Back to the Future' style. [Credit: The CW]

The consequences of Flashpoint will ripple out throughout Season 3, as Doctor Alchemy recruits people with the promise of restoring their Flashpoint powers.

'The Flash' Season 3 Cast & Characters

— Grant Gustin / The Flash: Previously appearing on Glee, Gustin plays Barry Allen, a perpetually late and good natured CSI whose life is changed when he is struck by lightening during a particle accelerator explosion. Gaining superspeed, Barry becomes the Flash!

Grant Gustin as the Flash. [Credit: The CW]
Grant Gustin as the Flash. [Credit: The CW]

— Candice Patton / Iris West: Previously appearing on The Game, Patton plays Iris, who is Barry's longterm love interest from the comic books. On The Flash TV series, Iris slowly discovers his secret identity of the Flash, while she investigates the strange goings-on in Central City as a journalist at the Central City Picture News.

— Carlos Valdes / Cisco Ramon: A nerdy and excitable scientist, Cisco helps Barry harness his abilities as the Flash, creating Barry's supersuit. Later on, it is revealed that Cisco also became a metahuman during the explosion, and is developing powers as the superhero Vibe. Valdes is also a professional singer, and we're looking forward to seeing him demonstrate his musical talent in the upcoming Supergirl / The Flash musical episode.

— Danielle Panabaker / Caitlin Snow: A medical doctor who works at S.T.A.R. Labs, Caitlin saved Barry's life after the explosion and works to save Central City from metahuman threats. Panabaker first stretched her superhero wings in the teen movie Sky High, where she played a character with plant-manipulating powers.

— Tom Cavanagh / Harrison Wells: In Season 1, Cavanagh played Eobard Thawne, who was disguised as the deceased Harrison Wells. In Season 2 Cavanagh returned as the real Harrison Wells from Earth-2, this time more of an antihero than a villain.

— Jesse L. Martin / Joe West: Surrogate father to Barry and actual father to Iris, Joe works as a police detective, teaming up with the Flash to protect Central City from metahuman threats.

— Keiynan Lonsdale / Wally West: Iris' brother joined the show in Season 2, and Wally's adrenaline-seeking ways soon caused trouble for Barry and Iris. In Season 3, Wally will fulfill his role from the comics and become Kid Flash.

— John Wesley Shipp / Henry Allen: Barry's father was incarcerated for much of Season 1 and 2, and was killed in the Season 2 finale. However, Henry will return in as a major The Flash Season 3 character, now that Barry has reset the timeline. Shipp also played the real Jay Garrick at the end of Season 2, in a nod to his time portraying the Flash in the 1992 TV show.

John Wesley Shipp as Jay Garrick. [Credit: The CW]
John Wesley Shipp as Jay Garrick. [Credit: The CW]

— Tom Felton / Julian Dorn: Joining the cast for Season 3 is Felton, portraying a mysterious new character who will be a rival to Barry.

'The Flash' Season 3 Villains

As in previous seasons of The Flash, the villains are all-important in Season 3. Doctor Alchemy and Savitar are the main antagonists so far, with Alchemy's identity later revealed to be Julian Dorn. Savitar claims to be the God of Speed, and thanks to DC's wide mythology, he may be just that...

Other than that, there have been several one-episode-wonder villains, and fans are hoping that Mirror Master and The Top signal the inclusion of more Rogues to the show.

'The Flash' Season 3 Spinoff

The Flash is technically a spinoff show from Arrow, and halfway through The Flash Season 2, The CW premiered another spinoff show — Legends of Tomorrow.

The Flash with the Legends of Tomorrow. [Credit: The CW]
The Flash with the Legends of Tomorrow. [Credit: The CW]

Previously airing on CBS, Supergirl has also joined this narrative after its move to The CW. These four shows are part of an interconnected story, and there was a massive crossover week in December entitled Invasion!

After the success of this crossover, The CW are planning many more, including a musical episode combining The Flash and Supergirl.

'The Flash' Season 3 Theories

In the break between seasons, fans came up with tons of The Flash Season 3 theories. In recent weeks, many of these have been debunked, while others have been confirmed — such as Zoom turning into the Black Flash.

Where To Watch 'The Flash' Season 3 Online

Unless you live in the US, it can be quite difficult to watch The Flash online.

"Felicity Smoak". [Credit: The CW]
"Felicity Smoak". [Credit: The CW]

Here are the websites you can use if you are located in the United States, though:

CWTV: Hosted by The CW, this website has almost all episodes from The Flash Seasons 1 and 2.

Hulu: A few episodes from The Flash Seasons 1 and 2 are available on Hulu, but it seems likely that these will be pulled soon thanks to the new deal The CW has with Netflix.

Netflix: All episodes of The Flash so far are available to stream on Netflix, and new episodes will become available a day after they are aired on The CW.

Amazon: You can pay to stream all of The Flash so far on Amazon, and the DVDs are also availble to purchase from this website.

The Complete 'The Flash' Season 3 Episode Guide

Prepare yourself for full speculation mode — a few titles and synopses have been released, so check out this The Flash Season 3 episode guide:

Cisco is us we are Cisco. [Credit: The CW]
Cisco is us we are Cisco. [Credit: The CW]

Be sure to check back for future updates!

'The Flash' Season 3 Merchandise

While sites such as Redbubble and Etsy offer off-brand merch, the best place to go for The Flash Season 3 merchandise is the official WBShop.

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