'The Flash' Season 6 Episode 8 preview: Barry Allen needs to snap out of Bloodwork's influence and stop the 'Crisis'
While there are enough theories on how he manages to do that, the easiest and the most possible one is the support he gets from his family.
'The Last Temptation of Barry Allen, part 1' saw the arrival of the Negative Flash. Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) seems to have embraced his dark side as he succumbed to Bloodwork's (Dr. Ramsey Rosso played by Sendhil Ramamurthy) temptations— one of them included surviving the impending 'Crisis on Infinite Earths'. It just went on to prove that the Scarlet Speedster never really embraced the fact that he would die in the multiverse-shattering battle.
From what we know of the promos and the synopsis, the Part 2 of the mid-season finale will quite obviously see Barry attempting to release himself from Bloodwork's clutches. While there are enough theories on how he manages to do that, the easiest and the most plausible one is the support he gets from his family. With Iris West-Allen (Candice Patton) and Joe West (Jesse L. Martin) witnessing his shocking transformation along with the rest of the team, it wouldn't come as a surprise if the father-daughter duo helps snap Barry out of Bloodwork's influence. But, will he put an end to Bloodwork?
That said, the midseason finale will draw the pre-'Crisis' part of the series to a close and focus the storyline on 'Crisis'. There was a connection to Harrison Nash Wells (Tom Cavanagh) and the Monitor in the 'Batwoman' Episode 8: 'A Mad Tea Party' where it is heavily hinted that he goes on to become Pariah— In the comics, the Pariah was a scientist from another Earth, who attempted to unlock the secrets of creation. Doing so, however, got the attention of the Anti-Monitor, who began releasing waves of Anti-Matter that threatened to destroy the Multiverse.
The Monitor cursed the scientist, renaming him Pariah, to go from world to world and watch the death of the millions he was the cause of. It is unknown what Nash Wells released, but given that the Crisis begins next week, it’s probably safe to say that it’s not good. Of course, it can’t be a wave of anti-matter itself, as that would have destroyed Central City and all of Earth-1 with it.
Yet another gripping episode of 'The Flash' is on its way.
'The Flash' Season 6 airs Tuesdays at 8 pm on The CW.