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Quote1.png I saw billions of possible futures. Billions of deaths. All their pain, their suffering. And then they were gone. I felt all of it. Now I know the Monitor was right. I have to die. Quote2.png
Barry Allen


A Flash of the Lightning is an episode of season 6 of The Flash. It premiered on October 15, 2019.

Synopsis for "A Flash of the Lightning"


Appearing in "A Flash of the Lightning"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

Locations:

  • Multiverse (In picture only)
    • Alternate Earth-1 (Team Flash dies) (Single appearance) (Destroyed) (In a vision)
    • Earth-1 (Flashback and main story)
    • Earth-3
    • Speed Force (Also in a vision)
    • Alternate Earth-1 (The Flash/Barry Allen dies in Crisis) (Mentioned only)
    • Earth-2 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
    • Earth-4 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
    • Earth-5 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
    • Earth-6 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
    • Earth-7 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
    • Earth-8 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
    • Earth-9 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
    • Earth-10 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
    • Earth-11 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
    • Earth-13 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
    • Earth-14 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
    • Earth-15 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
    • Earth-17 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
    • Earth-18 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
    • Earth-19 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
    • Earth-20 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
    • Earth-21 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
    • Earth-22 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
    • Earth-23 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
    • Earth-24 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
    • Earth-25 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
    • Earth-26 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
    • Earth-27 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
    • Earth-28 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
    • Earth-29 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
    • Earth-30 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
    • Earth-31 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
    • Earth-32 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
    • Earth-33 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
    • Earth-38 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
    • Earth-43 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
    • Earth-52 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
    • Earth-75 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
    • Earth-87 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
    • Earth-260 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
    • Earth-494 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
    • Earth-221 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
    • Earth-837 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
    • Earth-898 (In picture only) (Mentioned only)
    • Earth-X (In picture only) (Mentioned only)

Items:

  • Helmet of Hermes
  • Neural Hyper-Collider (Single appearance)

Concepts:



Notes

  • The name of the episode is the same of the 8th chapter of the original Crisis on Infinite Earths which depicted the Flash of Earth-One sacrificing himself to save the Multiverse.
  • This episode foreshadows the end of the Multiverse which will happen in Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Three.
  • Barry manages to glimpse billions of possible futures, including:
    • A possible future where Team Flash dies in Crisis, including a future version of Cisco Ramon who somehow regained his powers and suited up once again as Vibe.
      • This is similar to what will happen on Earth-1 where Cisco's abilities will be restored by the Monitor' reality-warping powers.
    • A possible future where the Flash/Barry Allen manages to save the Multiverse by sacrifing himself.

Trivia

  • Like Jay Garrick is Earth-3's doppleganger of Barry's father, his wife Joan is Noar Allen's counterpart.
  • Jay Garrick's map contains some details from the Multiverse:
    • Earth-1 is marked with The Flash (BA) as a reference to its Flash, Barry Allen.
    • Earth-3 is marked with The Flash (JG) as a reference to its Flash, Jay Garrick.
    • Earth-13 references the presence of the wizard Wells the Grey.
    • Earth-15's annotation references its destruction in 1986.
    • Earth-19 is mentioned to be the reality of the Breacher Agency.
    • Earth-18 is mentioned to have great tequila, a presumably reference to its Wild West setting.
    • Earth-30 is marked as a vegan-only reality.
    • Earth-38 is labelled with the names of Supergirl and Superman.
    • Earth-51 is marked with Thaddeus Brown as a reference to the master escapist Thaddeus Brown.
    • Earth-221 references the presence of Sherloque Wells who previously was a member of the Team Flash.
    • Earth-X is referred to be the home of the Freedom Fighters.
  • Some Earths are referred to as unknown realities. This could be a reference to the New 52 iteration of the Multiverse which contains some unknown Earths.
  • The map of the Multiverse also mentions antimatter traces that are coming to Earth-2. This foreshadows the destruction of this universe that is shown at the end of the Season 8 premiere of Arrow, Starling City, which aired after this episode.


See Also

Recommended Media

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