5 Reasons I am Excited About the 2nd Half of Season 3 of The Flash

Kara, Barry, Iris, Eddie, Wally, Savitar - The Flash

Spoiler Alert: This article will be discussing news, speculation, and rumors of events to come during the rest of Season 3 of The Flash. If you are spoiler adverse, it would be best for you to steer clear!

The Flash premiered the second half of season 3 on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. Many people feel that the first half of the third season was the strongest of the show thus far. I know that I thoroughly enjoyed the first half, and because of that am really looking forward to the second half. I loved the premiere episode and think it shows the second half of the season will be just as good as the first, if not better!

Savitar
 

Savitar - The Flash

You may recall that during the mid-season finale back in December, Savitar, who has dubbed himself the god of speed, issued a very dark prophesy: “I know your destinies. One shall betray you. One shall fall. One will suffer a fate far worse than death. This is the knowledge I have for you about your everlasting damnation.” Whoa – makes you want to shudder, right? Now, nothing says that two of the parts can’t be fulfilled by the same person. I mean, after all, betraying your friends can result in your suffering a fate worse than death! But, it certainly does not bode well for all of Team Flash!

There is also a lot of speculation about Savitar; Who is he really? What will he do? There are some that believe that Savitar could be Barry from the future. That would certainly explain how he knows about the destinies of our heroes. Or, he could just be another time traveler, because after all, Barry time travels more than he probably should considering his seeming inability to stop meddling. We should find out this spring who he really is.

Crossover with Supergirl
 

Barry and Kara - The Flash

I happen to really like crossovers, so the good news for me is that there will be more. At this point, the one garnering the most interest is the musical crossover with Supergirl – there is a lot of buzz about it. People are interested in exactly who is participating – and that would be Barry, Joe, and Cisco from The Flash, Dr. Stein from The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Malcolm Merlyn from Arrow and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Kara and Winn from Supergirl.

Then of course it was recently revealed who would be playing the villain – The Music Meister – and that will be Darren Criss. This reunites Gustin, Benoist, and Criss who all co-starred on Glee. The crossover episodes will air on March 20 and 21, and will be similar to how the most recent crossover occurred – it will start at the end of Supergirl, and the vast majority of the musical part will be on The Flash.

Upcoming Guest Stars
 

The Flash The Trap 9

Another bit of news producing a lot of buzz is the fact that at least two characters who died in earlier seasons will be returning, although it is not clear exactly how. Of course, No One Ever Dies in Sci-Fi and besides outright resurrection, there are also flashbacks, and on The Flash, there are all those other earths out there – recall what they did with Harrison Wells! There has not yet been any word about exactly how these characters will be back.

Regardless of how they do it, I am excited that we will see more of Ronnie and Eddie. I really was very sad when they killed them off, and am happy for any opportunity to see them again! I know that some people were critical of the way the characters were used, and hopefully they will get a bit more time for development in their upcoming appearances!

Wally West, aka Kid Flash
 

kid flash The Flash Season 3

Wally, it seems, has finally come into his own and is now fully engaged as a speedster. It has been a slow boil for him, but we finally are seeing the big bubbles, so to speak! And, really, it is about time – right? Yes, he did force the acquisition of his powers, but he has been working and training really hard, and does deserve his time to shine.

Adding into that is that Barry could really use a partner, as he frequently goes into a dangerous situation by himself and gets his teeth handed to him. I think Barry and Wally work well together and look forward to watching Wally grow in his skills just like we did with Barry!

Barry and Iris
 

Barry and Iris - The Flash

I have talked about this before, but I am not the biggest fan of main characters in action adventure shows hooking up. It adds so much unnecessary drama which slows down the proceedings, and my main interest is on the action. In fact, I have stopped watching some shows where a majority of the action seemed to be the hook up of the week, done in a serial fashion. It was just too annoying to endure!

I will admit to my dismay at Arrow when Oliver and Felicity kept going back and forth, hooking up, breaking up, and doing so for what I considered stupid reasons. I still watch Arrow, but that part of the story just made me want to look away. So, I approach Barry and Iris moving in together with an eye towards the potential relationship drama, and hope that it will not turn into the same back and forth. That said, they do make a cute couple. But, you know, I want to see a Superhero whose super power is being able to share his or her problems with the team and loved ones!

 

What are you looking forward to during the rest of season 3 for The Flash? Are you excited now that it is finally back from hiatus? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below. I look forward to seeing what you have to say!