Barry Confronts The Future In A Preview Of Next Week’s ‘The Flash’

by Erik Amaya

Barry’s (Grant Gustin) situation continues to deteriorate as he makes his way to 2031. What he finds there is an absolute shock and, as seen in this preview for next week’s episode of The Flash, leads to a confrontation eight years in the making. Well, in this version of the timeline, anyway. And time appears to be the key issue considering the person seemingly at the center of all the trouble.

Presuming, of course, that he is the source of the trouble and not Despero (Tony Curran) playing mind games. There’s still the possibility this is all happening in Barry’s head. And even if it isn’t, Despero’s strange outburst at S.T.A.R. Labs suggests his story may not be on the up-and-up. If this is the work of the Reverse-Flash (Tom Cavanagh), then maybe “Armageddon” can prove to be a fitting end. Or at least an ending for the character. As long as the show continues, we can never be done with him.

Meanwhile, we have to wonder if Thawne’s altering of the timeline has anything to do with Joe’s (Jesse L. Martin) disappearance. It sure seems that way from where we leave off this week, but Iris sleuthing this week also feels separate. Or, perhaps, the Reverse-Flash has altered our own perception of the episode.

The Flash airs Tuesdays on The CW.

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