Season Premiere Tuesday, October 9 at 8 PM ET/PT on The CW
In the season premiere episode, “Getting Rid of Excess,” after an unexpected guest from the future, Nora West-Allen (Jessica Parker Kennedy), appears at their home, Barry (Grant Gustin) and Iris (Candice Patton,) must figure out how to get her back to the future without disrupting the timeline, even more than she already has. Team Flash must work together to send Nora back, while simultaneously fighting off another villainous meta.
Barry Allen lived a normal life as a perpetually tardy C.S.I. in the Central City Police department. He was adopted by his best friend, Iris West’s father, Detective Joe West (Jesse L. Martin) after Barry’s mother was murdered. Barry’s life was forever changed the night 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. But Barry wasn’t the only person who was given extraordinary abilities that night.
The dark matter also created meta-humans, many of whom have wreaked havoc with their powers on the city. Barry teamed up with his friends at S.T.A.R Labs, Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker), Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes), and Dr. Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanaugh), Barry began a journey as The Flash to protect the people of Central City from these powerful new threats – one of them being The Reverse Flash, the man responsible for his mother’s murder.
When the Flash faces off and defeats the Reverse Flash it causes a singularity to open in Central City that allowed portals on alternate Earths to open. An evil speedster from Earth-2 named, Zoom, took full advantage of terrorizing Central City. In Team Flash’s quest to defeat Zoom, they team up with Harry Wells – the Earth-2 doppelganger of Barry’s former mentor. Cisco Ramon also discovers that he was also effected by the Particle Accelerator, thus beginning his journey as Vibe. After Zoom kills Barry’s father, Henry, and threatens to destroy the multiverse Barry faces off with Zoom in the race of his life and ultimately defeats him. But it’s not enough for Barry… still broken and angered by his past and the loss of both his parents, Barry races back in time saving his mother from her untimely death ultimately resetting the timeline and erasing his life as The Flash.