Here’s some Arrowverse news that doesn’t involve the big “Invasion” crossover – shocker! According to executive producer Andrew Kreisberg, there’s going to be a major revelation in The Flash’s midseason finale that is going to change the course of the arc plot and make “Flashpoint” – the major reality-changing event that’s been powering the season so far – seem like a mere footnote in the show’s history.
Speaking at a press screening of “Invasion” in LA, Kreisberg said, “The midseason finale kind of creates a new problem for our heroes that they weren’t anticipating – something that they’ve never faced before. And it’s so big we’re actually considering changing the saga sell from talking about ‘Flashpoint’ to talking about that, because that’s what’s driving a lot of the episodes, actually. ‘Flashpoint’ won’t loom as large as the threat that presents itself in 309.”
Sounds very intriguing. Maybe John Barrowman’s Malcolm Merlyn turns up demanding he gets a role in the forthcoming musical episode?
Probably not. The official synopsis for the episode, which is called “The Present”, doesn’t really shed any light in the matter, though it does reveal that Jay Garrick is back: “With Alchemy and Savitar still looming threats, Barry (Grant Gustin) is unable to focus on the Christmas holiday, and especially his relationship with Iris (Candice Patton). Determined to stop Savitar, Barry goes to Earth-3 to get advice from Jay Garrick (guest star John Wesley Shipp). Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) wants to help Barry fight Savitar and reveals that he’s been training with HR (Tom Cavanagh), which doesn’t go over well with Barry. As Cisco (Carlos Valdes) faces his first Christmas without his brother Dante (guest star Nicholas Gonzalez), old wounds are reopened.”