This week on The Flash, we learned that the five-week consequence titled “ Armageddon ” was a Trojan horse of sorts, leading as it did to the unwrap that what we and Barry in fact have been witnessing is… a Reverse-Flashpoint !
After Barry sped to 2031 ( when he allegedly causes Armageddon ), he was stared down by Iris, Chester and early Team Flash members and friends — all because, he late learned, Eobard Thawne had traveled back in time to, among other things, kill young Barry Allen and create a “ Reverse-Flashpoint. ” As such, Thawne emerged as The Flash, wound up wooing Iris/making her his “ lightning rod, ” and formed a team besides comprised of Chester, Frost, Cecile and Ryan Choi aka The Atom. ( Allegra, we learned, made tracks some fourth dimension ago for London, after she and Chester both handled their first hook-up badly. )
early fun facts from this change timeline : Batwoman ‘ s Ryan Wilder in 2031 is mulling having a pamper with wife Sophie Moore ( and Iris was the maid of award at Ryan ’ s own wedding ) ; Supergirl ’ south Alex is hush with Kelly ; and Frost and Chillblaine have formed a bite of a dynamic couple .
Among the not-fun facts : Barry as Reverse-Flash is responsible for killing Cisco, Ray Palmer and the entire Legends of Tomorrow team !
To right this extremely faulty reality, Barry tried to trick Reverse-Flash ’ s ally, Damien Darhk, into helping, but quickly confessed that he is a good ridicule trapped in an altered timeline. Darhk, sensing that Barry was telling the truth ( including about how Damien sacrificed himself to save daughter Nora ), agreed to assist, though Thawne managed to stay a step ahead .
In the end, it came down to a repulsion between Barry and Eobard, where Iris — sensing again and again that she and “ Allen ” share a past/connection — used an immobilize irradiate artillery on her fiance alternatively. Barry then set out to speed ’ turn and ’ round the ball in order to reach Mach 20 and open a fourth dimension portal/undo Reverse-Flashpoint, even though doing therefore would risk literally breaking the world ( ergo, Armageddon ). Barry pulled it off — with a necessitate final boost from “ lightning perch ” Iris — and returned to the proper 2021, where he looped in Despero on Thawne ’ s grand ruse and then hopped on the phone with a identical much alive Joe West .
Thawne, though, is not down for the count. Rather, in a final scene he has suited up in the new Reverse-Flash lawsuit and entered the Time Vault. “ cipher uses meter against me, ” he hissed. “ I will change what ’ s about to happen, ” he said to Gideon, “ and you will help me. ”
Speaking with TVLine about Part 4 ’ randomness boastful reveals, Tom Cavanagh among other things questioned whether Thawne actually offed a wee Barry Allen. “ I can ’ thymine see that happening, ” the Flash alumnus offered. “ He, being I, may have uttered those words, but… that ’ s all I ’ megabyte going to say about that. ”
Cavanagh then had some playfulness acknowledging how “ Armageddon ” was a rebuff misnomer, seeing as a Reverse-Flashpoint was actually at play. “ ‘ Huh, let ’ s see…. Tom ’ s gon na wear the Flash suit, so what ’ s an appropriate diagnose for this event ? Armageddon ! ‘ ” he said with more than a bite of sarcasm and a hearty laugh. “ It ’ s extremely unflattering if you ’ re me, but it ’ south besides largely appropriate. ”
Getting a act more unplayful, Cavanagh then seemed to suggest that Thawne ’ s adjacent move might not wholly play out within the fifth and final sequence of “ Armageddon ” ( airing adjacent Tuesday, as the winter finale ) .
“ Grant Gustin on The Flash is such alight, and you can ’ t have a light without a darkness to put it in — but you still want to be able to see some stuff, ” Cavanagh explained. “ I [ as Eobard ] like to pace myself, let me put it that way. Read into that what you will. ”
That indicates that whatever Thawne does adjacent as his act of revenge, “ I don ’ thyroxine want it to be an immediate, all-consuming darkness. I like to play things out a snatch and give myself somewhere to go, ” Cavanagh added. “ How ’ s that for generalities ! ”
What did you think of the penultimate “Armageddon” episode?
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