When Barry Allen (The Flash) pays a visit to a future where Iris West has been murdered by Savitar to find a way to stop the villain, what he finds isn’t good.
Thanks to a synopsis for the return of the show next week, we know that ‘The Once and Future Flash’ will see Barry head to the year 2024 to gain some insight into his current plight. The jump will provide different takes on some familiar faces and provide Barry with an updated costume
“It’s a future where Iris has been killed, and everyone is changed because of it,” Candice Patton tells TV Line. “You see this older version of Barry Allen that hasn’t really ever gotten over the death of Iris West.” Grant Gustin adds, “He’s in shambles.” That’s going to be interesting to see, as is the fact that The Flash star Tom Cavanagh (Harrison Wells) is actually going to be at the helm of this episode.
Barry (Grant Gustin) travels to the future to find out Savitar’s still unknown identity in the hopes of saving Iris (Candice Patton). Upon his arrival in 2024, Barry encounters future versions of his Team Flash friends, who, following the death of Iris, have become very different people, profoundly impacted by their showdown with Savitar. It will be up to Barry to infuse a sense of hope back into the team, as he proves to be hero his future friends have been waiting for. Meanwhile, back in 2017, the hunt for Killer Frost (Danielle Panabaker) continues. Tom Cavanagh directed the episode written by Carina Adly MacKenzie.