“The Flash” tells the story of Barry Allen and the incredible life he’s lived, but his life has been far from easy. He’s had to deal with the death of his mother, the death of his father, and the deaths of other people that have been close to him, and he carries those burdens around like a bag of bricks everywhere he goes.
Barry’s tragic past has come to define him, but it looks like he’ll be setting out on a new path when “The Flash” returns for season 4. Grant Gustin recently spoke to CBR at San Diego International Comic Con, and he said that Barry will have an awakening in the Speed Force, and he will finally be able to let things go and become the positive Barry Allen we all know and love.
“So, I think when he comes out, he’s had this awakening and understanding of things that he’s never done before and he’s been able to let go of a lot of things that initially when we see him he’s also kind of confused and jumbled and it’s been a lot, so he’s not really himself,” he added. “I got to have a really fun one-off kind of episode for my first episode back, but then — moving forward from that — we’ll see a really positive kind of Barry that will be able to appreciate his powers in a way that we used to see him appreciate them. We’re just going to have more fun this year. It’s going to be good.”
It looks like fans are in for a fun ride with “The Flash” season 4, as Gustin says Barry will be in a good place, and when he returns to the team he will be wiser than he was before.
“I think where he really learned things was in the Speed Force. So, when he comes out, he’s — for a lack of a better word — wiser than we’ve ever seen him be when he comes out. We’ll just have to kind of see how Team Flash can adjust to Barry’s new wisdom, because they’ve had to deal with the loss of Barry and the choice that he made, especially Iris and the heartbreak of him leaving and not taking it personally leaving her behind while they’re engaged. So I think we’ll be in a good place, but Team Flash will kind of have to find a way to forgive him for the decision that he made last year.”
“The Flash” season 4 will premiere on Tuesday, October 10.
Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) lived a normal life as a perpetually tardy C.S.I. in the Central City Police Department. Barry’s life changed forever when 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 — The Flash. But when Barry used his extraordinary abilities to travel back in time and save his mother’s life, he inadvertently created an alternate timeline known as Flashpoint; a phenomenon that gave birth to the villainous speed god known as Savitar, and changed the lives of Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) and Wally West (Keiyan Lonsdale) forever.
With the help of his adoptive father, Joe West (Jesse L. Martin), his lifelong best friend and love interest Iris West (Candice Patton), and his friends at S.T.A.R. Labs — Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes), C.S.I Julian Albert (Tom Felton), and an Earth-19 novelist named H.R. Wells (Tom Cavanaugh) — Barry continues to protect the people of Central City from the meta-humans that threaten it.
Based on the characters from DC, THE FLASH is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “Supergirl”), Andrew Kreisberg (“Arrow,” “The Flash”), Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”) and Todd Helbing (“Black Sails”).