New Images From The Flash Hint At Barry Allen Escaping Prison


Much like the currently incarcerated Barry Allen, I’m trying to retain my sense of optimism. Really, after The Flash seemingly got back on track after starting off its fourth season with a handful of farcical episodes, Clifford DeVoe decides to take a vacation for a few weeks and our titular hero remains behind bars with no immediate light at the end of the tunnel. I’m being 100% serious when I say that the writing this year makes Arrow season 4 look as good as iZombie season 3 by comparison.

Still, some hope remains because a fresh batch of images released ahead of next week’s episode, “True Colors,” show Barry possibly being free of Iron Heights very shortly. Yes, escaping with various other metahumans being sold to Katee Sackhoff’s Amunet may make him a fugitive, but at least it’d make the show feel exciting again.

Speaking of which, it should be intriguing to see how this ragtag group gets along. After all, it was the Flash who was largely responsible for putting these metahumans behind bars, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll know that Barry and the Scarlet Speedster are one and the same.

From the look of it, each prisoner seen in the gallery happens to be a guest villain that we’ve met before, even as recently as this week’s episode. If you’ll recall, Friday the 13th’s Derek Mears played Dwarfstar in that one, and we’ll soon get our chance to see a bit more of the character.

For a better idea of what to expect, be sure to check out the official synopsis below:

AMUNET MAKES A BIG PLAY — After hearing that Amunet (guest star Katee Sackhoff) has struck a deal to buy all of the metahumans in Iron Heights, Barry (Grant Gustin) must decide if he should expose his powers in order to save his cellmates. After a visit from an old friend, Ralph (guest star Hartley Sawyer) is reminded of his shady past and wonders if he’s really a changed man. Tara Nicole Weyr directed the episode written by Jonathan Butler & Gabriel Garza (#413). Original airdate 2/6/2018.

The Flash airs on Tuesday nights on The CW.