The new episode of DC All-Access (below) has revealed a few more details about the way season three of The Flash will open with the alternate timeline created for “Flashpoint”.
At the end of season two, Barry travelled back through time to save his mother from being killed by Reverse-Flash, which is great’n’all… but it does mean Barry never becomes the Flash. And after a while, it seems, he starts forgetting he was ever the Flash at all.
“In the same sense that he’s forgetting a lot of memories, it means he’s forgetting his powers too,” says the Flash star Grant Gustin. “It’s like he’s having a full Back To The Future moment, where essentially his hand is disappearing in front of him… Barry is the only one that knows the timeline is different, and his memories are starting to get replaced from the previous timeline with new memories, like graduating high school and graduating college, moments with his family. When he realises those memories are replacing other memories, that’s when he stars to realise how selfish of a decision this was and that maybe he should try to put things back the way they were.”
Meanwhile, Wally West actor Keiynan Lonsdale hints that Kid Flash, Wally’s alter ego in this timeline, will be a key part of the new timeline. “Kid Flash is a big part of ‘Flashpoint’,” says Lonsdale.
But it seems his dad knows nothing of his moonlighting. “Wally is definitely in Joe’s life,” says Joe West actor Jesse L Martin. “He’s definitely Joe’s son, but Wally’s got a life that Joe knows nothing about.”