Series overview
Season 12345678

The Flash was renewed for a seventh season by The CW on January 7, 2020.[1] It premiered on March 2, 2021.

Like last season, this season is broken up into story arcs which are called "Graphic Novels". The first three episodes of the season were a continuation of "Reflections and Lies"[2] and the next story arc has not been given a specific title.



Main cast

Recurring cast

Confirmed plot points

  • One of the "Big Bads" this season will be male and his story will be related to Barry and Iris.[6]
  • The real Godspeed will appear[7] and he will be one of the "Big Bads" of this season.[8]
  • Sue will appear in multiple episodes after Ralph is written off and help Team Flash in an unexpected way.[6]
  • A "main character" will have a season-long arc that will tie into this season's "Big Bad".[6]
  • Joan Williams will return.[3]
  • John Diggle will return[9] in the back half of the season.[10]
  • A villain from the first three seasons may return.[11]
  • Like last season, there will be two "Big Bads" this season and each of them will have their own "Graphic Novel".[10]
  • Bart Allen, Barry and Iris' future son, will appear in Episode 17.[12][13]
  • Jay Garrick and XS will return in Episode 17.[14]
    • Nora West-Allen/XS will also appear in multiple episodes and will cross paths with Bart Allen.[5]

Confirmed new characters

  • Bart Allen/Impulse: The future son of Barry Allen and Iris West-Allen who has a penchant for wildly impulsive behavior and his parents will have their hands full trying to teach their new son patience. Barry and Iris may have their work cut out for them to wrangle Bart, but they will have to get it together if they want to stop Team Flash's biggest threat.[12][13]


# Episode name Directed by Story by Teleplay by Original airdate
Reflections and Lies
1 "All's Wells That Ends Wells" Alexandra La Roche Sam Chalsen & Lauren Certo March 2, 2021
When an experiment to save Barry's speed backfires, Nash Wells searches for a way to save the Flash and comes up with a dangerous plan. Meanwhile, Iris makes a startling realization inside the Mirrorverse and Cecile faces off with Rosa Dillon.
2 "The Speed of Thought" Stefan Pleszczynski Jonathan Butler & Gabriel Garza March 9, 2021
When Barry suddenly gains the power of speed thinking, he attempts to use his new gift to save Iris. While Barry is thrilled with his new power, Cisco is hesitant to trust it. Meanwhile, Eva must face a shattering truth.
3 "Mother" David McWhirter Eric Wallace & Kristen Kim March 16, 2021
As Eva becomes more powerful, Barry and team must find a way to stop her. They are shocked when an old friend - Sue Dearbon risks her life to help.
Graphic Novel #3
4 "Central City Strong" Jeff Byrd Kristen Kim Joshua V. Gilbert & Jeff Hersh March 23, 2021
The Flash must deal with Abra Kadabra’s sudden return to Central City. The villain is back with a vengeance and a score to settle. Meanwhile, Allegra deals with a tricky situation and Caitlin suspects something is off with Frost. Iris is forced to look at a dark moment in her past.
5 "Fear Me" David McWhirter Thomas Pound Lauren Barnett & Christina M. Walker March 30, 2021
When a powerful new villain, Psych, channels and amplifies everyone's fears in order to wreak havoc on Central City, Barry realizes, with Cecile's help, that he must face his own worst fear in order to beat this new threat. Meanwhile, Joe is surprised when Kristen Kramer from the Governor's Municipal Logistics Commission drops into CCPD for a visit. Iris warns her father to dig deeper on why Kristen is actually there. Caitlin and Frost argue about how to live their lives.
6 "The One With The Nineties" Jeff Byrd Kelly Wheeler & Emily Palizzi April 6, 2021
Cisco and Chester travel back in time and get stuck in 1998, repeating the same day over and over again. The key to returning home is at Chester’s childhood home but he refuses to visit. Meanwhile, Iris forges a connection with the speed force.
7 "Growing Pains" Alexandra La Roche Sam Chalsen & Jess Carson April 13, 2021
When a mysterious ice powered enemy frames Frost for a brutal crime, she must find a way to clear her name. Meanwhile, Barry and Iris have a surprise houseguest, and Joe continues to deal with Kristen Kramer.
8 "The People v. Killer Frost" Sudz Sutherland Jonathan Butler & Gabriel Garza May 4, 2021
With Frost facing an unjust punishment for her past crimes, Caitlin goes to great lengths to save her sister. Meanwhile, Barry’s efforts to protect Speed Force Nora lead to a shocking discovery.
9 "Timeless"[15] Menhaj Huda[16] Kristen Kim & Joshua V. Gilbert[16] May 11, 2021[16]
After a devastating betrayal, Barry turns to Timeless Wells for help. Meanwhile, Iris leads Team Citizen down a dangerous road in search of answers, and Cisco confides his biggest fear to Kamilla.[16]
10 "Family Matters, Part 1"[17] Phil Chipera[4] Lauren Barnett & Emily Palizzi[4] May 18, 2021[4]
Iris is pushed to the limit as she seeks to uncover the mysterious truth about Psych. Meanwhile, Barry initiates a new training system, that could potentially backfire, with devastating consequences. Joe and Cisco make life-altering decisions.[4]
11 "Family Matters, Part 2"[17] TBA TBA TBA
12 "Good-Bye Vibrations"[17] TBA TBA TBA
13 "Masquerade"[17] TBA TBA TBA
14 TBA Danielle Panabaker[18] Jess Carson[18] Jonathan Butler & Gabriel Garza[18] TBA


  • On May 13, 2020, showrunner Eric Wallace revealed that the last three episodes of the previous season (episodes 20, 21, and 22), that weren't produced and aired due to the COVID-19 pandemic, would become the first three episodes of this season.[6]
  • On June 8, 2020, Hartley Sawyer was fired from the role of Ralph Dibny/Elongated Man.[20]
    • On August 24, 2020, Eric Wallace revealed in an interview that Ralph would appear in at least one episode, portrayed by a new actor, in order to wrap up Sue's storyline from the previous season. Ralph would be written off but may return in some form in the future.[21]



Promotional images



  1. "The CW Renews 13 Series Including 'Batwoman', 'Nancy Drew', 'The Flash', 'Riverdale', 'All American'" - Deadline
  2. "The Flash recap: Barry and Iris face their trauma" - Entertainment Weekly
  3. 3.0 3.1 "The Flash Season 7: Jay Garrick Will Return" - Den of Geek
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 "Flash Spoilers: “Family Matters, Part One”" - FlashTVNews
  5. 5.0 5.1 "The Flash brings Jessica Parker Kennedy back for 150th episode" - Entertainment Weekly
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 "The Flash boss says season 6's sudden ending makes season 7 'stronger'" - Entertainment Weekly
  7. "The Flash Will Finally Face Off With Spoiler in Season 7, EP Confirms" - TVLine
  8. "The Flash: 4 Cool Season 7 Reveals From New Trailer And DC FanDome Panel" - CinemaBlend
  9. "David Ramsey To Direct, Return As John Diggle & Mystery Character In The CW’s Arrowverse" - Deadline
  10. 10.0 10.1 "The Flash Season 7 Preview: 'Extreme Measures,' Three Returns and One Hero's 'Most Interesting Journey Yet'" - TVLine
  11. "Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Legends, Flash, Million Things, Chicago P.D., Star, Good Girls, Manifest, NCIS: LA and More" - TVLine
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Jordan Fisher Races Into Arrowverse As Bart Allen On ‘The Flash’" - Deadline
  13. 13.0 13.1 AndyBehbakht (@AndyBehbakht) - Twitter
  14. Jordan Fisher (@jordanfisher) - Twitter
  15. "Recently Added Episode Titles for Legacies, The Flash, Manifest, Prodigal Son + More" - Spoiler TV
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 "Flash #7.9 Spoilers: “Timeless”" - FlashTVNews
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 "Superman and Lois,The Flash, and Batwoman - New Episode Titles Revealed" - Spoiler TV
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Danielle Panabaker (@dpanabaker) - Twitter
  19. "Various Episode Count Numbers for WB Shows 2020-2021" - Spoiler TV
  20. "Hartley Sawyer Fired From 'The Flash' After Racist, Misogynist Tweets Surface (Exclusive)" - The Hollywood Reporter
  21. "The Flash boss reveals how season 7 will handle Elongated Man and Sue Dearbon" - Entertainment Weekly
  22. "‘The Flash’ Original Cast Members Tom Cavanagh & Carlos Valdes Exit The CW’s Series After 7 Seasons" - Deadline
  23. "How The Flash's Delayed Finale Twist Will Affect Season 7's 'Graphic Novels'" - TVLine

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