The Flash left us in a precarious place last season, and it starts back up by leaving us in tears.
The title of the season seven premiere, “All’s Wells That Ends Wells,” should have told us that this wasn’t going to end well at all.
We’ve always had a Wells. Now that Nash Wells (Tom Cavanagh) has sacrificed himself and all the other Wells, does that mean we won’t get another? As Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) said, there is no Team Flash without a Wells.
The Flash has been going through some changes. Last season marked the first time the show had two different villains, one in the first half of the season and one in the second half. While it may have seemed like it was written that way because of the Arrowverse crossovers, it was an intentional shift.
We’ve also seen more additions to Team Flash. Chester (Brandon McKnight) and Allegra (Kayla Compton) can feel truly part of the team now. Not only did they help save Barry and bring back his speed, but they were also part of an experiment gone wrong. How many times has a theory gone wrong in the past?
This time particles got transferred into Barry, and all the Wells spoke through him. And with Barry’s speed dwindling, it could have killed him if the particles were in him too long. Between all the Wells, Chester, and Allegra, they got the particles back into Nash.
It was a nice farewell to all the Wells from the last six seasons, even if none of us were ready to say goodbye to them. We got one last glimpse at their personalities. The Flash is never going to be the same again.
On a happier note, Barry is now able to save Iris (Candice Patton). How exactly he and Team Flash will rescue her is still a mystery, but now that he’s got his speed back, they’ll definitely find a way.
I hope this means the original Team Flash will be back at it. It’s just not the same without Cisco (Carlos Valdes) and Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker).
Iris is doing her part from where she is. She’s still fighting to break through and believing that Barry and Team Flash will also find a way.
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