Unable to focus on the Christmas holidays, Barry seeks help from Golden Age Hottie - Actual Jay Garrick.
Determined to stop over the top cosplayer Savitar, he heads over to Earth-3 where Jay is busy battling Mark Hamill.
Meanwhile, Wally reveals that he has been training with HR, aka the only one who sees his potential as Kid Flash. Barry is pressed.
'Old wounds' are then reopened as Cisco faces his first Christmas without dead brother Dante (thanks for that, Barry).
Midseason Finale Spoilers & Thoughts From Andrew Kreisberg
New problems ahead for Team Flash? With the midseason finale coming up on Tuesday, exec producer Andrew Kreisberg spills some deets about what to expect going forward... including a new villain for our team to face, and a complication which may drive the rest of Season 3...
Includes mentions of possible character death, and HR/Wally speedster training.
-The Flashpoint consequences will be taking a backseat from 3x09, giving way to a "brand new problem."
-Kreisberg calls it a new problem for our heroes "that they weren’t expecting, something that they’ve never faced before."
-That new problem will possibly drive the rest of the season: "It’s so big, we’re actually considering changing the saga sell from talking about Flashpoint to talking about that, because that’s really what’s driving the episodes for the rest of the season."
-It has been termed a ‘bigger threat’ than the repercussions of Flashpoint (bigger than alien invasion? Hmmk)
-Also confirmed by Kreisberg, is a new villain who was one of the husks Alchemy changed.
-When we return to the team in 3x09, over the course of the four-way crossover ‘Invasion!’, Cisco has become less angry at Barry seemingly, and supposedly Team Flash is in a good place, necessary due to them confronting Savitar.
-Rumours are also swirling around that before 3x09 is done, Golden Age Flash Jay Garrick will have died...! Watch this space over the coming days.
-S1 Wells was important to Barry, S2 Wells was important to Cisco, and S3 Wells will be important to Wally – but their mentor/mentee relationship doesn’t go down well with Barry.
-Kreisberg confirms that HR plays an important role in the team:
"He is a genius in his own way [...] He’s not a mathematical genius and he’s not a physics genius the way the other Wells were. But he has the capacity to see other people’s talent and how to mine it and how to grow it. He sees that in Wally [...] He sees that Wally is special and that’s where he can shine, in helping other people discover their own value and develop their own gifts."
-Kreisberg describes the value HR brings as the ‘value in keeping the team together.'
TomCav & Flash Cast Support a Canned Food Drive
Tom Cavanagh, Carlos Valdes, Danielle Panabaker and Tom Felton support a canned food drive run by St Mary's Catholic High School in Ontario. Because they're cute, charitable, and it's that time of year.
Jesse Quick Returns, and Vibe Suits Up?
Speculation has been rife as to whether we will see Jesse Quick (and mostly her dad, Saviour of Earth-2, Harry Wells) again... and according to sources such as YVR and others who stalk Vancouver with decent cameras, it seems the answer is YES.
But what of bb speedster love, and the relationship between Jesse and Wally?
We may also be seeing more of the Vibe Suit, as previously shown.
The Accelerated Man To Appear?
The Accelerated Man (Earth-19 Flash) was spotted filming in Downtown Vancouver in the last few days.
As to why Earth-19 people might be wandering around, current Wells 'HR' is also from Earth-19.
This Past week On: 'The Flash Cast Doing Stuff On Social Media'...
Crossover shenanigans, the cast filming (they're up to 3x14 for table reads!), the cast out and about being cute, on set fun times, the return of Violett Beane, Tom Felton singing on set, and other promotional bits and bobs.
bosslogic 4 way cross over 'invasion' @grantgust @melissabenoist @stephenamell Crossover was amazing, the whole episode did not slow down, and I got to give it to @StephenAmell he was outstanding in this #ontothenext ps that Barry and Oliver loyalty :')
dpanabaker Behind the scenes photo from tonight's epic crossover episode of the @cwtheflash! Be careful when you hand @cavanaghtom your phone.... I can almost guarantee you he will take a selfie ;)
officialfranzd #DCweek #supergirl #theflash #arrow #legendsoftomorrow crossover!!!!!
brandonjrouth Superhero back support!
Getting a little help from a friend, on tonight's @cw_legendsoftomorrow --#AlienInvasion finale!
Carlos is the coolest so I try to be just like him. #theflash
dpanabaker Thank you so much @thatkevinsmith for an incredible episode last night. It was an honor and a joy to work with you - hopefully again soon!
theguyfromthemeeting The heck?
#attat #attaharrison #ocanada
dccomics @keiynanlonsdale resting between set ups #TheFlash
violettbeane Looking happy, screaming on the inside 😩 🚫❄️🌧❄️🌧❄️🌧❄️🌧🚫
t22felton #JulianAlbert trailer jam sessions @cwtheflash
t22felton On set with Roger our faithful boom operator @cwtheflash #boomshadow
t22felton Never a dull moment in the office #julianalbert
dpanabaker Behind the scenes of tonight's episode of @cwtheflash! Starts in 5 minutes east coast!
jonnystaub Big shout out to Dr. Harrison Wells (@cavanaghtom) from @cwtheflash for popping by this morning! We love his show and he especially loved @nursetuna's "BEARy Allen" 🐻⚡️
dccomics Have you guys read Invasion?! Our 4 night DC crossover is based on it! Look out for the dominators on tonight's episode of @cwtheflash and all week!
dccomics Just finished our table read for episode 314 of @cwtheflash! Buckle up. It's a good one
dpanabaker My favorite kinda exercise - puppy rescue! Thanks to sweet Zoe for her participation ;) and @t3athletics for kicking my butt!
violettbeane Family's all flashed out! 💕 these two lil ladies!!
caitylotz Super flashy legendary light maze 🍭📸🌲
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Dear ONTD FlashFam - how many parts of the four-way Crossover Week did you watch? Or did you go into hibernation for reasons of self-preservation? ❤️