Last week, The Flash finally let fans in on one of the show’s biggest secrets. The CW drama had kept fans on its toes over the identity of Savitar, the evil speedster who wants nothing more than to destroy Barry Allen. Unable to stop the baddie, the Flash finally confronted Savitar last week about his true identity, leaving fans to learn the villain was none other than a future version of Barry himself. The revelation has since thrown a wrench into Team Flash’s plans, but the gang is still determined to take down the evil speedster - and Aaron Helbing knows just how they plan to do so.
In a new featurette for The Flash, the executive producer explains the drastic measures Team Flash adopts to help Barry defeat Savitar. In “Cause and Effect,” the group will zap Barry’s short-term memory to prevent him from making new ones which Savitar can learn from. However, the plan doesn’t look like it goes as expected.
“After Barry reveals who Savitar is, the team tries to figure out a way to be ahead of Savitar for once,” Helbing explained. “They decide, ‘Let’s zap Barry’s short-term memory so that Savitar has no memory of what the team did to stop Savitar.’”
The clip shows Cisco flexing his genius IQ as he uses a machine to throw Barry’s short-term memory out of whack. At first, it looks like the plan works as Barry tells the group he feels fine. But, when Iris tries to hold his hand, Barry pulls away from the touch. After being prompted by his friends, Barry eventually admits he’s not sure who Barry is, and Cisco is left bemoaning that the Flash is not actually fine.
You can check out the synopsis for "Cause and Effect" below:
Barry (Grant Gustin) takes drastic measures to stop Savitar. Meanwhile, H.R. (Tom Cavanagh) continues to push Tracy Brand (guest star Anne Dudek) to design the trap for Savitar and Killer Frost (Danielle Panabaker) returns with an interesting proposal.
David McWhirter directed the episode written by Judalina Neira & Lauren Certo.
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Based on the characters from DC, The Flash is from by 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 Aaron and Todd Helbing.
"Cause and Effect" episode will air Tuesday, May 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.