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'The Flash' Season 8 Episode 1: Barry learns shocking truth about him and 'Armageddon'

Despero visits Earth to kill The Flash as he believes that Barry will be responsible for destroying the planet
UPDATED NOV 17, 2021
Grant Gustin as Barry Allen in 'The Flash' (The CW)
Grant Gustin as Barry Allen in 'The Flash' (The CW)

Spoilers for 'The Flash' Season 8 Episode 1 'Armageddon' Part 1

The latest season of ‘The Flash’ has finally started and fans are absolutely psyched about seeing Team Flash once fighting the bad guys. However, the stakes are much higher this time around because it might be the beginning of the end.

‘The Armageddon’ is here and it’s going to take many things away from Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) that he truly cherishes. The previous edition ended with Kramer (Carmen Moore) learning that she is a meta-human with the ability to mimic others' abilities. On the other hand, Barry and Iris (Candice Patton) renew their wedding vows in front of their friends and family.


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So, Season 8 started where we left off and every member of the Team Flash is trying to have a normal life after an intense battle with Speed Force during Season 7 finale. Iris is set to interview Ray (Brandon Routh) at the Tech Con after receiving the Tech Con honoree accolade. But as soon as the interview ends, a mysterious man from the future enters the venue and tells everyone that they should leave the place because it’s going to get dangerous out there.

Barry arrives at the scene with his iconic suit and asks the unknown identity to reveal his purpose in visiting Earth. The man says that he wanted to meet him for so long and now that he has, he won’t take much time in killing him. The mysterious man arriving at Tech Con is none other than Despero (Tony Curran), a supervillain who has come to save the planet. Are you confused as well? A supervillain saving the planet? But, there’s a reason behind it.

The mysterious man reveals his true identity and turns into a giant with three eyes. After punching Flash out of the building, Despero tells Barry that he is going to kill him because he destroys the planet in the future. Barry doesn’t believe him, but Despero shows him the future and tells Barry that he is the one who will start ‘The Armageddon’. Despero also tells him that if he is alive then the whole world is going to suffer.

Tony Curran as Despero in 'The Flash' (The CW)

Luckily, Atom (Routh) arrives at the scene and saves Barry. A few moments later, when Team Flash is discussing what exactly happened, then it is revealed that Despero wasn’t telling the truth. So, how they are going to make him believe that Barry is the good guy? Ray had an answer to that and said that he just needs to show him who you really are.

The episode ends with a conversation between Barry and Despero as the DC supervillain tries figuring out if Barry is a bad guy or not? While going to through his brain, Despero finds that he is a man of honor. But, he believes that the future he has seen is also true as well. So, he gives him one week to prove if he’s the good guy everyone talks about. If he is not able to do that, he’ll eliminate the danger.

How will Barry prove that he is not going to end the world? He doesn’t know what forced him to do such a thing. It’ll be interesting how things turn out in the upcoming episodes because now, he knows that he is behind it and he needs to stop himself from doing anything dangerous.

‘The Flash’ returns to The CW with a new episode every Tuesday at 8 pm EST.