‘The Flash’ Sets Up New Speedsters as Barry (literally) Disappears

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What the heck is going on here? It was just a week ago that “The Flash” EP Andrew Kreisberg alluded to a wait before Wally West (Keiynan Lonsdale) and Jesse “Quick” Wells (Violett Beane) become the speedsters comics fans know them to be.

However, in Tuesday’s (May 3) episode, titled “Rupture,” it seems like S.T.A.R. Labs inadvertently got the speed ball — not the drug, you guys! — rolling.

For someone known for being fast, it took Barry (Grant Gustin) extra long to come to the decision to get his powers back. Apparently, Dr. Wells (Tom Cavanagh) was right about everything and while our intrepid hero was waffling over his responsibilities — letting his hologram do all the fighting — innocent people died. With ten minutes to spare, Harrison Wells, with the help of “Harry Potter” fan Cisco (Carlos Valdes), channeled Dr. Frankenstein to use lightning to bring Barry’s powers back to life.

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Unfortunately, all does not go according to plan. After all is said and done, nothing is left of Barry but his tattered superhero outfit. Leave it up to Zoom (Teddy Sears) to rub it in the S.T.A.R. Labs gang’s collective face. Sidenote: they should probably invest in some security up in there. Literally anyone can walk in from off the street!

Not all is said and done, though, as Wells’ particle accelerator recreation let off a blast which leaves both Wally and Jesse in the hall unconscious. No, Barry is not dead. By the looks of things, he’s in an alternate timeline. Who wants to bet Wally and Jesse’s newfound powers will come into play here? This will be one interesting rescue mission.

“The Flash” airs Tuesdays at 7 p.m. CT/PT on The CW.