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“Flashpoint”

WARNING! THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE SEASON 3 PREMIERE OF CW’S THE FLASH! READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!

A couple of months ago, I wrote an article about the alternate timelines on CW’s The Flash. In last night’s episode, “Flashpoint,” we found Barry Allen in what I dubbed “Alternate Timeline 6,” where he had been living for the last three months since defeating Zoom and traveling back in time to defeat the Reverse-Flash. At first everything seems great, but eventually Barry realizes that things were better in the old timeline. He frees Reverse-Flash and they travel back to the night of Barry’s mother’s murder.

Reverse-Flash again kills Barry’s mother and returns Barry to the point he originally left to create Alternate Timeline 6, but he warns Barry that everything may not be the same. Barry enters his house to find Joe and Wally, but soon discovers that Joe and Iris no longer keep in contact.

Alternate Timeline 7

Thus we find ourselves in Alternate Timeline 7. It is unclear at this point what has changed from Alternate Timeline 5, and how it will affect the Arrowverse in general. Will tonight’s Arrow episode be part of this new timeline or will it exist in the old timeline, Alternate Timeline 5? The preview for next week’s The Flash episode includes Felicity, but is this the Felicity from the current season of Arrow or an alternate timeline Felicity? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

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