‘The Flash’ Season 8 Finale Defined – What does the final scene imply

The latter contains word spoilers The FlashThe last part of season 8.

The Flash with the Season 8 finale that saw Eobard Thawne become stronger than ever, as Flash inverted negative. In return, the Positive Forces reappear with the same supercharged Barry, as their own chosen avatar. Meanwhile, Iris is revealed to have deceived death, her consciousness finding refuge in the time stone Damien Darhk gave to Joe in “Armageddon”.

Damien trained Iris to facilitate her escape by rediscovering her lost connection with Barry, which she later dematerialized at Joe’s house. Iris then finds Barry in the middle of his battle with Thawne and urges him to dial things down, see what they’re building, you know, Armageddon. So despite being fractured with the synergy of the other Forces, Barry actually chose to sit out the rest of the ruckus, putting himself on the pavement and meditating, much to Thawne’s dismay. Thawne then summoned “than power” to slaughter his foe where he sits, only to be ended by his own excess.

In the ensuing coda, Iris reunites Tinya with her saved mother… Cecile discovers that a form of telekinesis has been added to her power kit… Caitlin’s “Frost” chamber malfunctions, leading Mark to an unexpected discovery… and Barry and Iris enjoy a quiet, romantic moment at home, where she explains how she rediscovered their spark, and he thanks her for doing it. de-escalate his fight with Thawne. Then, in one final pen, when Barry and Iris admitted that the Negative Force would one day find a new avatar, the camera shot to a lab in 2049, where a pellet blue crystal (cobalt?) on display….

TVLine talked to Flash host Eric Wallace about planting the seeds for the arc of time sickness, even though we’ve really saw the last photo of Tom Cavanagh, why “WestAllen” was put in the extractor, and what that last image meant.

Flash 8x20TVLINE | I gave you a slow golf clap when Joe revealed that the Time Stone was in his cupboard, and we get a flashback of Damien giving it to him. You really played a long game. What you will say is First The seed for the sick plot this time?
It really starts in Season 7 – in Episode 715, I believe? – where Iris seems to have the flu on camera. Candice [Patton] wasn’t available for Episode 715, so we said, “I wonder why Iris unavailable? Greet! What if this is a diabolical master plan of some sort? And what if it’s really the bad guys, not the flu? What if they gave her a time illness and she wouldn’t figure it out for another six months? Oh my gosh, we’re going to have the most epic, gripping storyline ever, and we’ll pay off! “That’s where it started. And then there’s a deleted, unfortunately uncut, scene at the end of Season 7 – right before the vow renewal, it’s a scene with Iris and Nora—

TVLINE | TVLine actually posted that deleted scenewith necklace.
Yes, necklace scene! I can’t remember if we finished the effects there, but at the top of the scene you first see Iris’ eyes glowing green. Even though she turned off the camera in episode 715, that’s where [the time sickness] will be confirmed with the audience. But instead, we talked about it in [Episodes] 801, 802,803….

TVLINE | Did you happen to be filming these new scenes with Neal McDonough at the same time as “Armageddon,” knowing that this callback was coming?
No, but we know we want to bring him back. Going into “Armagedon,” we know, “Oh, this is how we will cure Iris’ time sickness. It will have the ability to use the time stone, so I hope Neal can come back! “At that time, I saw his diaries working with the rest of Team Flash and it was just Magic. I think it would make for a perfect ending, not only to the end of the season, to the end of the time sickness storyline, but also to the end of the “Armageddon” storyline.

The real hope everyone gets is that it’s all about “Armageddon” – the beginning of the season and the end of the season. For the first five episodes, we couldn’t show Armageddon because the hero prevented it. Then right after we arrived [Episodes] 804, 805, we realized that if Flash solved the mystery and beat the bad guys, we wouldn’t see the most interesting thing. when. “Well, I guess we know what the end of our season is now!” That’s great symmetry.

Flash 8x20TVLINE | That to be pretty tough finale for Reverse-Flash in the finale, but Tom [Cavanagh] speculated for years that when The Flash really end, there needs to be a final face-to-face. Do you know what it looks like?
No, not yet – because when we wrote the finale for Season 8, we thought it was series final’s night. So we said, “We must have the greatest, most epic battle ever between Grant [Gustin] and Tom! That’s how it has to end.” And once the script is done and we’re ready to start preparing, It’s a when we received word that we would have a ninth season. So we said, “Oh crap, we just fought the last battle. How must we be on top that? Then it was like, “Just kill him now and worry about that later.” [Laughs] Because Reverse-Flash and Negative Reverse-Flash, like Frost, died. I mean, they are died. Now… having said that… it’s a comic show, and I’m pretty sure in Season 9, there’s a number of reasons you might see Tom Cavanagh again. I won’t go into it, but it’s a pretty safe bet.

TVLINE | Talk about collaborating with The Legend of Tomorrow on sharing by Matt Letscher’s Thawne.
The Legendary people called me and said, “We have an idea to use Reverse-Flash, but we don’t want to mess with what you’ve planned, because it’s pretty radical.” [Legends‘ Jan. 22 episode established that the time wraiths had assigned Letcher’s Thawne to safeguard a fixed point in the year 1914.] And then I heard their pitch and said, “That’s right perfect with the end of the Armageddon plot. “

Flash WestAllen 8x20TVLINE | Your lead woman, Candice Patton, has been a bit of a tie-in compared to the rest of the cast and setting in recent years, starting with Season 6’s Mirrorverse arc and continuing with the backstory of Season 6. she’s been at Coast City this season and then the MIA for the past four years on a weekly basis. Only one why behind that? And coming out of this finale, can you promise that season 9 will be different on that front?
OK, OK, I hear the note below the note. Right, I can clearly say that in Season 9, you will see many, much more about Barry and Iris together. Not only being together in the same room, but together In all of ways. It’s part of a new approach to the new season. Every season is different, and Season 9 is going to be very, very fun and very exciting.

The reason we can do it is for what [WestAllen] spent more than half of the last season, especially apart and growing individually. As we see in this finale, Iris is the last one who has yet to “level up”, and we’ll see that actually happen in the episode. Now she’s done she leveling up, she and Barry can both face what’s to come in Season 9 together, as a couple. So you will see more of them together, unlike what you saw in Season 8 sometimes.

TVLINE | So, Iris’ perceived isolation is a combination of the need for storytelling with maybe a bit of COVID protocol thrown in…?
Oh, no question. COVID has been sweeping the world as we know it and creating havoc with the way people create their TV shows, not just ours. And if you put that in with just stories, it created a certain narrative style. And now that we’ve completed that journey, we can move on to something new.


TVLINE | How do the results of Caitlin’s test match with promise to Danielle Panabaker that Frost died really and sincerely?
Danielle told the truth, and I’m keeping my promise to her. Frost is died. But Danielle Panabaker still regularly participates The Flash, and we hear her voice say to Mark…. That begs the question, who is in it? Is it Caitlin, or is it something else? That’s what we’ll see at the beginning of Season 9 – and I think everyone will be just as surprised as Mark.

Flash 8x20TVLINE | Moving on to the final image of the finale, a glowing blue crystal inside a lab in the year 2049. Should comic fans know what that is?
Hardcore comic book fans know what’s coming; Those who don’t, I’m not spoiling it here, so it will be a big surprise for them. But yes, we’re taking it straight from the comics here, and Boys Is it happy.

TVLINE | When we spoke last month, you still didn’t know the answer to this: Is Season 9 the final season?
I still do not know. I do not know. I expect it can’t. I have a lot of plans. The first three seasons [I was showrunner], 6, 7 and 8, really a big bus. And that whole story is now done. Now I’m working on a new, shorter, two-season plan for Seasons 9 and 10, so I definitely hope I can tell that story, because I know where I’m driving.

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