'The Flash' Season 6 Episode 18 Preview: Will an almost powerless Barry Allen be able to defeat Godspeed?

'The Flash' Season 6 Episode 18 Preview:  Will an almost powerless Barry Allen be able to defeat Godspeed?
Grant Gustin, Tom Cavanagh and Carlos Valdes ( Photo: Katie Yu/The CW )

Tick tock, tick tock, time is running out for Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) aka Flash. His powers are almost dead and unfortunately for him, villains keep flocking to the city and harassing him. And this time, it's none other than Godspeed that steps into the picture. Barry is going through quite a turbulent time at the moment because for one, his 'lightning rod' Iris is still stuck in the Mirrorverse, his powers are dying and in this episode, an old friend is going to become a foe. He really can't catch a break, can he?


The synopsis for the episode reads, "Barry turns to Hartley Rathaway for help when Godspeed returns unexpectedly; Iris tries to escape the Mirrorverse and after Barry realizes one of the changes from Crisis is that The Flash and Pied Piper are now enemies, things get tense."



In the promo, Barry says that he has to do his best to fight Godspeed and at the end of the promo it seems as if he is miserably failing, with Cisco Ramo (Carlos Valdes) shouting "Barry!"

In the previous episode, Barry finally realizes the truth about Mirror Iris (Candice Patton) and there is an incredible face-off. Though Barry is unable to defeat her due to his failing powers, he gets to her emotionally. She confesses that she wants to live and just as she softens towards him, Eva McCulloch (Efrat Dor) kills her. Eva escapes from the Mirrorverse due the Bloodwork's (Sendhil Ramamurthy) blood, while Iris is left behind. Iris promises that she will find a way back to Barry. The synopsis of the finale shows that Barry adopts a reckless and risky plan to rescue Iris and this could have dire consequences.


The season has been cut short in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and the finale will air next week. As of now, though the show has been renewed for Season 7, it's uncertain when production will resume. The good news is, there have been talks of Season 8 and 9. 

Grant Gustin revealed the news of Season 8 and 9 on the podcast 'Inside of You' with Michael Rosenbaum. Apart from discussing his depression and anxiety, as well as 'The Flash', saying Season 7 is the last in his contract as of now. Regarding the possibility of more seasons, Gustin said, "The conversations actually had started already for adding a potential eighth and ninth [season], but then this pandemic happened, and everything has stopped." Asked when production will be back, he said, "I don’t know when we’re back, and I don’t know when we’re going to continue the renegotiation talks."


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