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There has been much speculation on ’s prophecy since it was revealed in the Christmas episode of the last year. One will die, one will betray you, etc., etc. It was immediately revealed that Iris West will die at the hands of Savitar by the end of the episode, and the team has been working towards correcting that ever since. However, what if it’s not Iris that dies at the end of the season?

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is a show notorious for pulling the rug out from under us, especially when it tugs at our heartstrings. Some have theorized that while Barry may save Iris, Joe may take the hit in a nod to Smallville. Or, perhaps Julian will die being a double tragedy as: a) he is trying to do the right thing despite doing evil beyond his control and b) his budding relationship with Caitlin will be yet another person close to her that she has lost. Certainly one of the most tragic would be Jessie Quick.

1. One Will Suffer A Fate Worse Than Death

'The Flash' [Credit: Warner Bros. TV.]
'The Flash' [Credit: Warner Bros. TV.]

Of all the prophecies, this one is probably the most vaguely defined. It depends on the character, really. If any of the characters were stuck in an endless cycle of torture for all eternity, yeah, that's a fate worse than death, but this is serialized television — I doubt they go that far. Instead, we have to have a character-oriented "fate worse than death," and that will come up from Jessie Quick dying.

This, of course, would be a fate worse than death for the Earth-2 version of Harrison Wells. He and Jessie will be back in the picture during the encounter, and if there is one thing that Harrison Wells loves it's his daughter. He has spent the better part of two seasons looking out for her well-being, and seeing her die would tear him down to the core.

Any parent watching their child die is heart wrenching. We could also see Joe lose his daughter, Iris, but they've telegraphed her death so early that it's hardly feasible at this point to expect her to actually die.

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2. It's An Homage To The Comics

Johnny Quick [Credit: DC Comics]
Johnny Quick [Credit: DC Comics]

OK, this one is a bit of a cheat. Technically it was her father, Johnny Quick, who died by running into the Speed Force in an attempt to kill Savitar. However, Johnny Quick doesn't actually exist in this timeline so it's Jessie's time to shine. Arguably, running into the Speed Force isn't the death sentence it was in the comics because as long as they have a tether, a speedster can come still return. Jessie could potentially have two tethers in the form of her father and a budding relationship with Wally. Having said that, if Jessie were to die by the end of the season, it will more than likely be of a more permanent solution.

3. Speculation Suggests That Harrison Wells Will Stick Around

Earth 2 Harrison Wells from 'The Flash' [Credit: Warner Bros. TV]
Earth 2 Harrison Wells from 'The Flash' [Credit: Warner Bros. TV]

With HR being essentially trapped on Earth 1 (or at the very least unable to go back to Earth 19), there is no need for Harrison to stick around. However, lest we forget, he is also "fake Wells," so he may not be on good terms with team Flash by the end of the season. Unfortunately, Jessie's death would give him reason to stick around with friends in his time of mourning. Furthermore, he may not want to return to Earth-2, as it would remind him of his daughter.

Final Thoughts

The death of Jessie Quick is not written in stone. We could see none of the characters die by the end of the season. We are, after all, talking about the ramblings of a madman who has the balls to call himself the god of motion.

The Flash returns on Feb. 21! Here's a teaser:

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