The Flash’s latest episode concluded with Barry Allen agreeing to join Bloodwork’s dark cult. Will this shocking development factor into the coming crisis?
In a little over two weeks’ time, The Flash will put its greatest speedster to the test in a Multiverse-wide crisis. Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) is fated to sacrifice himself for the sake of those he loves and everyone else in the world. But before he pays the ultimate cost of being a hero, Barry has another conflict to resolve.
Warning! Spoilers ahead.
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At the conclusion of Episode 7, titled “The Last Temptation of Barry Allen Pt. 1,” the Scarlet Speedster revealed himself to be under Bloodwork’s control. The psychotic villain infected him during a blood transfusion with Ralph Dibny (Hartley Sawyer), later sealing the deal with a blood pact. It inevitably turns Barry into Ramsey’s slave and now the two are set to wreak havoc on Central City. This coming imminently before the Multiverse Crisis hits. Perhaps the two events are connected.
Come to think of it, Barry Allen’s turn to the Dark Side could serve as a catalyst for the disaster. Other variables like the Monitor (LaMonica Garrett) and his plans will factor into the event, but Barry choosing the wrong path—much like Savitar did—would push things into full gear. That would also explain why The Flash vanishes after the Crisis.
If the Prime version of Barry Allen winds up becoming permanently corrupted by Ramsey Rosso (Sendhil Ramamurthy) then preventing his death might be impossible. There’s a small chance that Cisco (Carlos Valdes) and Caitlyn (Danielle Panabaker) will develop a cure to the Bloodwork infection, but with only one episode left before Crisis On Infinite Earths hits Earth-1, odds are Barry’s latest transformation will play some role in it.
The question is: What role with that be?
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The Flash airs Tuesdays on The CW. “The Last Temptation of Barry Allen Pt. 2” airs on Dec. 2, 2019.