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
The Flash Season 4 will finally break from tradition and feature a main villain who is not a speedster. After years of following the same format, this is excellent news, and we're left wondering who the villain will be...
An upcoming episode of The Flash Season 3 has an intriguing title, possibly revealing the identity of Savitar.
The promo for "Abra Kadabra" has dropped, teasing a moral conundrum for Barry.
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
An extended promo for The Flash Season 3 Episode 17, "Abra Kadabra", has dropped:
Will Barry learn the secrets of his future?
'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.
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.
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!
— 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.
— 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.
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.
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:
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.