Warning! The next comprises spoilers relating to the midseason finale of The Flash and the trailer for the midseason premiere. Learn at your personal threat!
The Thinker warned The Flash he was all the time steps forward of his each transfer, and the cliffhanger within the midseason finale simply proved it. After revealing to Barry Allen he had switched our bodies with the recently announced villain Brainstorm, Barry discovered the discarded physique of the previous Clifford DeVoe on the ground of his residence, trying all bloody and murdered. With Barry arrested for DeVoe’s homicide, it seems the remainder of Season four will take us to court docket for the trial of The Flash, which is sure to have an effect on another issues.
It is undoubtedly a troublesome scenario for Barry, contemplating his solely actual plan of action for proving his innocence is admitting to the world he’s The Flash. That is at the very least what Cecille thinks anyway, as the trailer for the midseason premiere signifies that the lawyer will pull double responsibility between defending Barry in court docket and being Joe’s child mama. Maybe there may be one other technique to show Barry’s innocence, though proper now, it seems the protection has a big case to construct if Barry is not prepared to come back clear about his superhero identification.
As The Flash followers already know, Clifford DeVoe had a restraining order in place towards Allen, which we now know was a slow build to his homicide frame-up. There’s additionally the delicate callback in Devoe’s homicide, as this is not the primary time Barry has been discovered shortly after somebody has been stabbed within the chest. It might be coincidental, however it virtually feels intentional that DeVoe staged his loss of life in a considerably related trend to the loss of life of Nora Allen, which could look dangerous to a court docket of jurors who acknowledge the similarities. Backside line, getting Barry out of jail does not seem to be it may be that simple, so followers ought to count on The Flash to spend so much of time within the courtroom as Barry wrestles with whether or not or not he ought to reveal his identification to clear his title.
Barry locked up may imply The Flash is off the streets until Barry goes to be phasing out and in of his jail cell to avoid wasting Central Metropolis. That does not appear possible contemplating somebody would ultimately discover his absence, however then once more, the world goes to understand if The Flash goes lacking once more as nicely. On condition that, it feels just like the return of Wally West to The Flash is imminent, and among the different members of Workforce Flash are going to see much more motion till Barry beats the rap.
Will all of it be sufficient to defeat The Thinker? That is a tricky query to reply as Clifford DeVoe now inhabits the youthful physique of Brainstorm, and is presumably not sure by the identical limitations as he was in his earlier physique. If Brainstorm’s physique can face up to the punishment of DeVoe’s thoughts, there isn’t any telling how a lot destruction he could cause earlier than being stopped. That mentioned, simply because DeVoe is in his physique, that does not imply Brainstorm is gone utterly. If somebody had say, a cerebral inhibitor, would that be capable of entice DeVoe inside his sufferer’s thoughts? There’s just one technique to discover out.
The Flash returns to The CW for the second half of Season four Tuesday, January 16 at eight p.m. ET. For a listing of all of the thrilling exhibits returning or premiering on tv in 2018, go to our midseason premiere guide. For a have a look at what’s left to be enthusiastic about in 2017, our fall premiere guide nonetheless has some exhibits price watching. For a listing of 2017 exhibits that did not make it out of the yr intact, go to our cancellation guide.