On The Flash, Barry Allen has a tendency to follow his heart despite the potential consequences. That was never more true than the season two finale that saw him racing back in time to save his mother from dying, thus altering the timeline and reality. The impact of this action — which is inspired by the “Flashpoint Paradox” storyline from the pages of DC — will have reverberations on Arrow, Legends Of Tomorrow and (one assumes) Supergirl, though the extent is unknown at this point.
Returning cast members are Grant Gustin (Barry Allen/The Flash), Candice Patton (Iris West), Danielle Panabaker (Dr. Caitlin Snow), Carlos Valdes (Cisco Ramon/Vibe), Keiynan Lonsdale (Wally West/Kid Flash), Tom Cavanagh (Dr. Harrison Wells), Jesse L. Martin (Detective Joe West), with Tom Felton joining the regulars as CSI Julian Dorn. Recurring cast includes John Wesley Shipp (Jay Garrick/The Flash/Henry Allen), Violett Beane (Jesse Quick), Matt Letscher (Eobard Thawne/Reverse Flash), Michelle Harrison (Nora Allen), Tobin Bell (the voice of Doctor Alchemy), Emily Bett Rickards (Arrow’s Felicity Smoak), Susan Walters (Dr. Carla Tannhauser), Grey Damon (Sam Scudder/Mirror Master), and Todd Lasance (The Rival).
Grant Gustin Says: “Barry’s decision to save his mother is a pretty selfish decision, obviously, though I think he’s a little blind to that when he makes it. When we see the results in the season premiere, ‘Flashpoint,’ some time has passed. He’s been in the timeline for a while now and he’s loving it. He’s kind of taken a backseat; there’s another speedster, Kid Flash, who’s Flash in this timeline, and Barry’s okay with that. He kind of takes the year off and just has absolute gratitude for the fact that both of his parents are alive and well in front of him. Ultimately he’s going to learn a lot from this decision that he’s made. He’ll actually get some time travel advice and messing-with-the-timeline advice from another speedster. I’ll let you kind of guess who that is, but he’s going to learn plenty.”