The Flash season 1 is going to be exploring time travel, and it’s going to happen in a way that will change things. Plus, new spoilers tease the villain that will be showing up in the episode when Felicity and Ray Palmer visit STAR Labs in episode 18, “All-Star Team-Up.”
As the Inquisitr previously reported, Grant Gustin had said that when The Flash explores time travel, it will be “wild.” Well, now that Entertainment Weekly has revealed details about the upcoming time travel episode, using the word “wild” to describe it makes sense. According to executive producer Andrew Kreisberg, the episode will show both the good and the bad of time travel.
“There’s an episode coming up where there is inadvertent connection to the Speed Force that results in probably our funniest hour as well as our darkest hour as the dangers of time travel come to light. It’s a mashup between Back to the Future and Terminator – the good version of time travel and the bad version of time travel.”
Those aren’t the only movies being mentioned in connection to the Flash time travel episode. There’s also Groundhog’s Day, according to series star Grant Gustin.
“It’s a complete accident the first time [he time travels]. It’s really confusing because now we’re playing with timelines and we’re having to shoot things a couple different ways. It’s like a Groundhog’s Day-type element. It’s really funny and really exciting.”
Gustin added that the time travel is going to bother Barry, who is going to be the only one who knows what’s happening.
“He’s not handling it incredibly well. It’s freaking him out a little bit.”
However, that is going to change as it sounds like it’s possible this episode of The Flash could explain how Barry was snatched away from his house the night his mother was killed in the pilot by the Reverse Flash, as Gustin teased that he’s going to try to save her.
“He realizes, ‘Holy s—t, this [is] an opportunity to change things with my family’s past. He doesn’t know yet to maybe not do that, but that’s where Barry’s at when he realizes what he’s just learned that he can do, that he can maybe save his mom.”
The fact that changing the past can change the present/future isn’t new when it comes to time travel situations, and Kreisberg has teased that what Barry does in the past is going to change things.
“[It] has massive repercussions for the s how. After that episode, things are never going to be the same on The Flash.”
Could that explain why this episode is considered a dark one? Maybe. Maybe not. However, it seems safe to say that it’s going to be a funny one because Cisco explains what’s happening with time travel as the others figure out what’s going on to Joe using time travel movies.
Also coming up on the CW hit series is another crossover with Arrow, as Felicity and Ray Palmer stop by in episode 18, and Ray is going to be looking for help with his suit, as Kreisberg told IGN, and Ray is going to be bonding with Cisco.
“At that point Ray needs a little help with his suit, and who better than Felicity’s high-tech guys at STAR Labs? I hadn’t gotten to write much Ray this season on Arrow. I got to write him in the comic book, in the Season Zero that we wrote. I loved it. So getting to write him, he’s just so much fun.”
That same episode is going to introduce the Bug-Eyed Bandit, a known Atom villain from the comics.
For a glimpse at what’s coming up in the immediate future on The Flash, check out the latest promo the CW has released below.
The Flash season 1 airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on the CW.
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