The Flash series will have multiple timelines, with a certain someone returning


Major spoilers if you didn’t watch last night’s The Flash.

The Flash’s season one finale last night was very emotional. Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) had the chance to go back in time to change his past. If he succeeds, that means he’ll never get to have Detective Joe West as a foster father and he wouldn’t have met Cisco Ramon and Caitlin Snow. He could save his mom and have a completely happier origin story. However, his future self told him not to do it, and his mom ended up dead… again. This was one of the toughest choices that Barry had to deal with, and I teared up like a little baby.

In an interview with TV Guide, Gustin said that we’re going to be getting multiple timelines.

“What’s fun about this show is that there’s going to be multiple timelines as we move forward,” Gustin said. “I think we’re going to start showing Earth-One and Earth-Two in the near future. There will be kind of different dimensions going on.”

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When Barry used the Speed Force, he was able to see into the past and future. In the future, we saw Caitlin as Killer Frost, who reminds me of Frozen’s Elsa, and the Flash Museum.

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We also get to see the helmet from Golden Age Flash. Does that mean we’ll see Jay Garrick, the first one who becomes the Flash in the comics, in season 2 of the show?

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Andrew Kreisberg, the show’s executive producer, has some info on what fans can expect for the second season. In an interview with EW, he said that fans will be surprised:

“We’re mapping out the (second) season. The circumstances in which we come back will hopefully be surprising and entertaining. There are a bunch of questions that were left unresolved at the end of the season and they’ll be resolved in the premiere. But how that happens won’t quite be the way people expect. Hopefully the unexpected is what people have come to expect from us.”

Yeah, that cliffhanger ended very abruptly. Did Flash save Central City from the black hole? We’ll find out at the beginning of season 2. Kreisberg said that the first season was an alternate timeline, and the singularity will also cause more drama for the series:

“When you open a singularity above a city, you should be worried about anything and everything that happens. Part of the fun of The Flash is when you have people dabbling in sci-fi physics, they’re significantly altering the world. We established in the finale that the entire series of The Flash is, in itself, an alternate timeline that’s been skewed from the real one. Wells setting off the accelerator created all the metahumans, and the results of the singularity will also have long-term effects.”

With Eddie Thawne (Rick Cosnett) killing himself, it meant the end of Reverse-Flash. However, Kreisberg hinted that Eddie might be coming back.

“While Rick won’t be a regular, Flash is the kind of show between hardcore sci-fi and time travel that I wouldn’t be surprised if this isn’t the last we’ve seen of Eddie Thawne….On Flash, you’ve never seen the last of anybody, no matter what happens to them.”

That means Tom Cavanagh, who played Reverse-Flash, will be back as well? According to Kreisberg, he will  “continue to be a regular” on the series.

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