Following The Flash's Season 2 finale, fans were already wondering how closely the series would follow its impending Flashpoint storyline. And, now, Entertainment Weekly is teasing that The Flash will feature one particular element of the comic arc.
According to the site, Barry will be getting new memories in Season 3 to match his the altered universe he finds himself in. "He's starting to have new memories of graduating high school and college, memories he never had with his parents, but those memories are replacing other things from the other timeline," EW explained.
Of course, fans of the show will remember Barry's actions last season directly led towards Flashpoint being brought into the series. At the end of Season 2, Barry makes the sudden decision to travel back in time to stop Reverse-Flash from killing his mother, the very incident which sent the teen's life into a tailspin years ago. The time-altering decision then sets off a series of changes throughout the universe, forcing Barry in a very different world from the one he originates. While the hero will definitely be happy at first to spend time with his once-dead-but-now-alive parents, the consequences of Flashpoint will eventually catch up to Barry.
In the comics, Flashpoint stands as one of DC Comics' seminal moments as the 2011 story essentially rebooted their multi-verse. Since its creation, Flashpoint has pushed DC Comics to found its 'New 52' line - and most recently - DC published its acclaimed 'Rebirth' series to propel its universe forward. The Flashpoint arc found Barry stuck in the alternate time line without any powers and unsure of how he wound up in this new world.
When The Flash returns to The CW this Fall, fans will get to see how Central City has changed with Flashpoint and even the larger DC Universe through Arrow as well.