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Season 123456

The Flash​​​​​​ was renewed for a sixth season by The CW on January 31, 2019.[1] It premiered on October 8, 2019 and will consist of 22 episodes.[2]

Synopsis

Barry Allen lived a normal life as a perpetually tardy CSI in the Central City Police Department. He was adopted by his best friend, Iris West’s father, Detective Joe West after Barry’s mother was murdered. Barry’s life was forever changed the night the S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator exploded, creating a dark-matter lightning storm that struck Barry, bestowing him with super-speed and making him the fastest man alive. But Barry wasn’t the only person who was given extraordinary abilities that night. The dark matter also created meta-humans, many of whom have wreaked havoc with their powers on Central City. Barry teamed up with his friends at S.T.A.R. Labs, Caitlin Snow, Cisco Ramon, and Dr. Harrison Wells, to begin a journey as The Flash and protect the people of Central City from these powerful new threats.

After years of battling villains and repeatedly saving Central City, Barry and his wife Iris thought they could finally find time to enjoy being newlyweds, but their wedded bliss was interrupted by the appearance of their future daughter Nora West-Allen, who is a speedster known as XS, who has made a big mistake and needs her parents’ help to get home. With Nora in the picture, Barry and Iris’ lives are flipped upside down and, while Nora idolizes Barry and his legacy as The Flash, she carries with her a mysterious grudge towards Iris. Team Flash rallies to find a way to help Nora return to her time, only to discover her presence has altered the timeline and brought the early arrival of the most ruthless, vicious, and relentless villain Team Flash has ever faced: Cicada. They enlist the help of Sherloque Wells to aid in the search for Cicada, while Barry teaches a stuck Nora everything he knows about being a speedster and what it means to be a hero. Nora assists Team Flash with the take-down of a surge of new "meta-humans," but her place on the team is threatened when it is revealed that she is in league with none other than one of The Flash's earliest arch-enemies, Eobard Thawne. Ultimately, Nora is innocent in the grand scheme of Thawne's plan and helps Team Flash realize a way to defeat both Cicada AND Thawne – yet, vanquishing their foes yields an agonizing loss as Nora erases herself from the timeline, leaving all of Team Flash devastated.

Reeling from the loss of Nora, Barry throws himself into work, defeating a record number of metas over the summer, while the rest of Team Flash deals with changes of their own – Cisco, having taken the meta-human cure, is no longer Vibe, Joe is now Captain of C.C.P.D., D.A. Cecile Horton is now considering leaving the district attorney's office, and Ralph Dibny is now searching for a missing heiress named Sue Dearbon. But all of that is put on hold when Dr. Ramsey Rosso, intent on curing death, is overtaken by his own desperation and ambition giving birth to a new villain... Bloodwork.[3]

Cast

Main cast

Recurring cast

Confirmed plot points

  • This season will be divided into "graphic novels". The first batch will be pre-Crisis episodes while the second half will deal with the fallout of Crisis, with Crisis on Infinite Earths in between.[2]
  • The second half of the season will feature a different "Big Bad" than the first half.[7]
  • Wally West/Kid Flash will return.[5]
  • Sue Dearbon will appear.[2]
  • Iris will not have a pregnancy storyline this season, but there will be a huge hint about a new version of Nora.[8]
  • Wally West will meet a classic villain from the classic days of the classic DC comic books.[8]
  • Eva McCulloch will appear in the second half of the season.[4]
  • Chester will make at least one more appearance.[9]
  • January may return.[9]
  • There will be another Ralph-centric episode.[9]

Confirmed characters

  • Sue Dearbon: Possessing a fierce intelligence and a spitfire personality, Sue Dearbon is the daughter to one of Central City's most wealthy families. But there’s much more to Sue than just the socialite reputation that always precedes her, which master detective Ralph will discover when they finally meet later during Season 6.[6]
  • Eva McCulloch: A quantum engineer and co-founder of McCulloch Technologies, Eva McCulloch is a scientific genius who works on the bleeding edge. Eva has been away from Central City for many years. But a chance meeting with Iris West-Allen results in a surprising alliance that pushes the boundaries of sanity, while also uncovering a vast conspiracy to take down Team Flash and its allies.[4]

Episodes

# Episode name Directed by Story by Teleplay by Original airdate
1 "Into the Void" Gregory Smith Eric Wallace & Kelly Wheeler October 8, 2019
While Barry and Iris deal with the heartbreaking loss of their daughter, Nora, the team faces their greatest threat yet — one that threatens to destroy all of Central City. Meanwhile, Killer Frost has a brush with death that results in an unexpected new dynamic that will change her relationship with Caitlin forever.
2 "A Flash of the Lightning" Chris Peppe Sam Chalsen & Jeff Hersh October 15, 2019
Faced with the news of his impending death, Barry's resiliency suffers as he struggles to fight fate. Meanwhile, Cecile's career as a D.A. conflicts with her identity when she crosses paths with a villainous meta-human.
3 "Dead Man Running" Sarah Boyd Lauren Barnett & Thomas Pound October 22, 2019
Knowing that Crisis is only weeks away, Barry prepares a member of Team Flash for life without him while hunting a terrifying meta-human with an unquenchable thirst. Meanwhile, Ralph uncovers a family secret.
4 "There Will Be Blood" Marcus Stokes Lauren Certo & Sterling Gates October 29, 2019
Barry's efforts to prepare Cisco for Crisis are derailed when Cisco schemes to save Barry's life instead. Meanwhile, Ramsey Rosso uses his deadly new abilities to save his own life, while sacrificing his humanity in the process.
5 "Kiss Kiss Breach Breach" Menhaj Huda Kelly Wheeler & Joshua V. Gilbert November 5, 2019
Cisco's faith in his ability to fill Barry's shoes as Team Leader is upended when he learns of a shocking murder. Meanwhile, Killer Frost trusts no one except herself to hunt down the dangerous Ramsey Rosso.
6 "License to Elongate" Danielle Panabaker Thomas Pound & Jeff Hersh November 19, 2019
Barry turns his attention to prepping Elongated Man for life after Crisis and without The Flash, but Ralph ultimately teaches Barry a lesson. Meanwhile, Cecile faces her own moment of self-discovery while helping a recuperated Chester P. Runk reclaim his identity.
7 "The Last Temptation of Barry Allen, Pt. 1" Chad Lowe Jonathan Butler & Gabriel Garza November 26, 2019
As Barry Allen stands on the threshold of his impending death in Crisis, his convictions are tested when the monstrous Dr. Ramsey Rosso infects the Flash with a mysterious, hallucinogenic contagion. Meanwhile, reporter Iris West-Allen uncovers a vast conspiracy.
8 "The Last Temptation of Barry Allen, Pt. 2" Michael Nankin Kristen Kim & Joshua V. Gilbert December 3, 2019
With The Flash freshly infected by the monstrous Bloodwork, Iris and Cisco battle to help Barry take control of himself before he's lost forever to Ramsey's influence. Meanwhile, the rest of Team Flash fight to reclaim control of Central City from Bloodwork's growing army.
9 "Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Three" David McWhirter Eric Wallace Lauren Certo & Sterling Gates December 10, 2019
Pariah enlists Black Lightning to help stop the Anti-Monitor after Flash-90 shares what he learned from his battle in Elseworlds. With the help of Black Lightning, Barry, Cisco and Killer Frost come up with a plan that could save them all. Meanwhile, Iris has a heart-to-heart with Ryan Choi, while Oliver and Diggle return to an old familiar stomping ground.
10 "Marathon"[10] TBA TBA February 4, 2020[10]
11 "Love is a Battlefield"[10] TBA TBA February 11, 2020[10]
12 "A Girl Named Sue"[10] TBA TBA February 18, 2020[10]
13 "Grodd Friended Me"[10] TBA TBA February 25, 2020[10]
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