In the season two finale of The Flash, Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) changed everything by going back in time and saving his mother. In season 3, fans illusion of the new reality being pretty well will be shattered as everything will change. The second episode of season 3 will clearly state that there are some things which just are not possible. It will be aired on October 11th and will be titled “Paradox”. The official summary from The CW is:
“Barry (Grant Gustin) realizes the effects from Flashpoint are much greater than he thought. Meanwhile, Barry meets new co-worker Julian Albert (Tom Felton) and is surprised by Julian’s immediate disdain for Barry.”
The winning personality of Barry is known by all but now he is surrounded with secrets as well. If you thought that he had a tough time keeping quiet about his alter ego then think again about it keeping in mind how much more difficult it will be as he stays shut about his origins to his coworkers.
On the contrary, Julian who was previously going to be Julian Dorn is likely to change along with the original timeline as the Flash tries to fix his mistake. However, in DC there is no one by the name Julian Albert but Atom Smashers name is similar to his i.e. Albert Julian Rothstein. In season 2, Atom Smasher already showed up and went as well but keeping in mind the “New Destinies” tag for season 3, there is always a possibility that the writers may take a second shot with the character.
Felton told Sci-Fi Now, “He’s not familiar with me, but I’m familiar with him, so it’s an odd dynamic. It seems like a love/hate thing at first. He’s a forensic expert so he treads on the toes of much of what Barry is good at. Hence they have a slightly abrasive relationship at first. I say abrasive, but I mean that – clearly because of the events of the season – none of the relationships that Barry has had with other cast members is the same.”
For now, the Flash will have to cope with the similarities of The Rival (Todd Lasance), Doctor Alchemy, and Savitar as the life in the Flashpoint universe is certainly not a piece of cake.
The Flash returns to your TV screens to The CW on October 4th at 8 pm ET.
If you still haven’t seen the trailer, then watch it here: