The Flash 217 Preview – “Flash Back” – After the shocking revelation that Zoom is Jay Garrick, Barry is more determined than ever to get back to Earth-2 to stop Zoom forever. Desperate to find a way to increase his speed, Barry decides to travel back in time and masquerade as his earlier self in order to get his arch-nemesis, Dr. Harrison Wells/Eobard Thawne, to teach him how to run faster. However, things don’t go as planned and Barry is stunned to face familiar foe Hartley Rathaway, as well as old friend Eddie Thawne. Iris makes peace with her past in order to embrace her future. Alice Troughton directed the episode penned by Aaron Helbing and Todd Helbing.
Holy Harry Potter, indeed! We’re going to need a few Expecto Patronum spells to get through next week’s episode, which seems to be full of time-traveling spookiness! Barry once again travels backwards in time, but some sort of time wraith will be hitching a ride to haunt him. Wells/Thawne, genius that he is, figures out that Barry is from the future. In this trailer, he gives Barry a cryptic warning about the wraith (which looks awfully a lot like a Harry Potter dementor). Vague resemblances aside, this wraith means business and is sure to complicate things on top of Barry dealing with Hartley Rathaway again.
In the wake of “Trajectory,” Barry is sure to be emotionally compromised and acting irrationally. That’s the only somewhat logical reason Barry would think traveling back in time will help. It didn’t work out so well for him the first time, though. Running out of options and increasingly frustrating by the whole situation, our dear Barry is going to learn the hard way that the past can literally haunt you.
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