It has been seven long years since the fastest man alive first got his powers. Barry Allen, who was gifted as being the Speedster, is now an icon for Central City. Over the years, along with Team Flash, he has protected the city from several metahumans, who have tried to take over the city and dominate. But when it comes to Barry Allen, the man has a heart of gold and runs with lightning bolts! But now, as the seventh season comes to an end, the 8th season has also been set in motion. His power as the Speedster has been through the test. So let us see what the coming season has in store for us!
The Flash vs Godspeed
The 7th season has brought in a lot of excitement for Team Flash. After everything, we thought that the city is going to be safe for some time. But it looks like a familiar enemy is back in town. This time, Godspeed, one of the deadliest and fastest speedsters, is back in the city. Only this time, there are here to wage a civil war in the year 2021.
There is a reason behind this war. A man mainly living in the year 2021 is why Godspeeds are here in the present time. This man goes by the name of August Heart. August Heart is the reason that different Godspeeds are fighting against each other. After Barry got to know about their real purpose, Team Flash found August. Barry had the idea of connecting his neural pathway with August right now to see what chaos and why he causes it in the future.
At present, August has no idea who he is. the only thing he knows is his name. Some souvenirs feel familiar to him, but he can’t recover all of his memories. It so happens that in the future, that Godspeed in the year 2049 is none other than August Heart. He has been looking for invincible power. Unfortunately, it is because of him that problems are being caused. When Barry tries to connect his neural pathway to August’s, he finds out that August has been anticipating Barry’s arrival for so long. There are questions unanswered for Barry, but fortunately, August has all the answers. The face-off is one to witness!
Chester P. Runk replaces Cisco Ramon.
We have already seen that one of the show’s pivotal characters, Cisco Ramon, has left the Flash team. Unfortunately, it looks like he has hung up his hat and called it the end of an era. But now, before he left, a new surprisingly beautiful member of Team Flash has been making his name.
Chester P. Runk, a technology genius and a science geek just like Cisco is one of the best guys on the team. With him helping the Flash, the team looks like they have all the support they need.
But the main question is, now that Cisco has retired from the team and gone to work for A.R.G.U.S., will he ever come back to Team Flash? Of course, there could be special appearances for him in the show like Tom Cavanagh. But would he come back as a permanent member? Is a question worth asking? In the final few episodes of the 7th season, we have seen that Cisco has come back to help against Barry’s war with the Godspeeds. A lot of the fans have been hinting at the return of the Vibe. However, it does not look like that he can stay A.R.G.U.S. for so long.
Bart and Nora: The successors of The Flash legacy
In the latest episodes of the Flash, we’ve seen how The Flash and his team have only grown in numbers and power. But now, some great surprises come in from the future. From the year 2049, Barry and Iris get to witness the union of a lifetime. In addition, they get to meet their children, Nora and Bart, from the future.
Unfortunately, they cannot stay in the current timeline for long as the course of events cannot change. But the great thing to see is that the family has come together for the first time to fight evil in the city.
It is soon enough that Barry realizes that the civil war that the Godspeeds currently hold in Central City has a lot to do with their children’s future, especially Bart’s. We’ve seen how Eobard Thawne was the man who dedicated his life to destroying Barry’s life for multiple seasons. Thawne was such a big-time antagonist that it was not easy to close that chapter of the story. And now, for Bart, the Godspeeds are his Thawne. Godspeed has caused the same amount of pain and has hurt someone close to Bart.
We already know who this person is. It is great to see him in action once again. The person who is most close to Bart and now in threat by Godspeed is Jay Garrick. That’s right. The friendly speedster that has been around for several seasons now. Of course, he serves as the counterpart for Barry’s father, but now, he has been a part of the speedster family for so long now. For this very reason, Bart is now destined to take down Godspeed for revenge for what happened to his Uncle Jay. Now, Uncle Jay is safe and sound with Team Flash. But Godspeeds are still out there waging a civil war.
Other character arcs
While the Flash has a lot on his plate, other characters have their situations to take care of.
For Allegra, she has been grieving over the death of her sister, Esperanza. However, Allegra can’t agree that she did not support her sister in fighting against the doctors who experimented on Esperanza. As a result, she has been facing negative energy, which takes Team Flash’s morale down.
On the other hand, we also have Joe and Kristen Kramer have been dealing with Creyke. He is the man who has been hunting someone to kill, but now that he found Kristen, Kristen wants to end him after what he did to her back in her time serving. Joe has been assisting her in the investigation, but they have faced setbacks. It looks Kristen is still hiding a few secrets. Let us see what exactly happens next.
As of now, the Season 7 finale will be premiering on July 20th. However, there is an official date that has been announced for the 8th season! November 16th, 2021. Better mark these dates, Flash fans. All we know is that the creators have confirmed the return for Team Flash. There might be some new season regulars. But this season marks the end of the show regulars Cisco and Harrison Wells. But who knows, they might make official comebacks. Let’s see what happens next.