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The Flash: Season 3 (2016-2017)




Critic Consensus: Taking its most compelling and emotionally resonant turn to date, The Flash shifts focus in its third season, turning from the grandiose and bizarre toward the characters who inhabit its core universe.


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In Season 3, Barry (Grant Gustin) must deal with the consequences of his decision to interfere in the timeline and save his mother. The rise of a new metahuman who knows about the existence of "Flashpoint" leads to people gaining powers to become their alternate selves. Barry must come clean when self-proclaimed speed god Savitar threatens the life of Iris (Candice Patton). As Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) fears she will succumb to her Killer Frost urges and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) struggles to forgive Barry for the loss of his brother, the team begin to fall apart. With a newly powered Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) stepping up to help Barry and Julian (Tom Felton) and being brought into the fold to assist Caitlin, it becomes a race against the clock to stop the devastating future Barry has seen. Episode 8 is part of a crossover event with sister shows "Supergirl," "Arrow" and "Legends of Tomorrow." Episode 17 is a musical crossover with "Supergirl."


Grant Gustin
as Barry Allen/The Flash
Candice Patton
as Iris West
Danielle Panabaker
as Caitlin Snow
Carlos Valdes
as Cisco Ramon
Jesse L. Martin
as Det. Joe West
Tom Cavanagh
as Harrison Wells
Keiynan Lonsdale
as Wally West/Kid Flash
Tom Felton
as Julian Albert
Anne Dudek
as Tracy Brand
Melissa Benoist
as Supergirl
Tobin Bell
as Doctor Alchemy
Teddy Sears
as Jay Garrick
Grey Damon
as Mirror Master
Susan Walters
as Dr. Tannhauser
Matt Letscher
as Reverse Flash
Stephen Amell
as Green Arrow
Chris Wood
as Mon-El
David Dastmalchian
as Abra Kadabra
Keith David
as Solovar
David Harewood
as Hank Henshaw
Joey King
as Magenta
Darren Criss
as Music Meister
Victor Garber
as Dr. Martin Stein
Greg Grunberg
as Detective Tom Patterson
Emily Bett Rickards
as Felicity Smoak
Mike McLeod
as l'ombre
Franz Drameh
as Jefferson Jackson/Firestorm
Lillian Doucet-Roche
as Attractive Woman
Andrea Brooks
as Eve Teschmacher
Caity Lotz
as Sara Lance/White Canary
Dominic Purcell
as Mick Rory/Heat Wave
Nickolas Baric
as Security Guard #1
Bri Neal
as Head Cheerleader
John Barrowman
as Malcolm Merlyn/Cutter Moran
Brandon Routh
as Ray Palmer/The Atom
Robbie Amell
as Ronnie Raymond
Sonia Beeksma
as News Anchor
James Neate
as Lazarus
Nick Zano
as Nate Heywood/Citizen Steel
Willa Holland
as Thea Queen/Speedy
Ash Lee
as Stockbroker
Carmela Sison
as Nurse Beth
David Ramsey
as John Diggle/Spartan
Liam Hughes
as Young Barry
Audrey Marie Anderson
as Lyla Michaels
Christina Brucato
as Dr. Lily Stein
Peter Flemming
as John James
Kathryn Dobbs
as Karen Kane
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Critic Reviews for The Flash: Season 3

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (4)

The real changes here are more emotional than grandiose.

October 5, 2016 | Full Review…

It's so frustrating to watch Iris's potential get squandered through juvenile scenes that focus on her as Barry Allen's leading lady rather than a woman in her own right.

August 4, 2019 | Rating: D | Full Review…

A good season overall, with some strong story arcs and a good ending to them, though it does struggle with a shift in tone and a rather flat end scene.

February 17, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Once again, the series found gold in exploring how familiar characters have been reshaped by their new reality. And Barry's emotional journey continues to anchor the show.

October 5, 2016 | Full Review…

Despite its flaws, the show is still a largely faithful and puts its comic book sensibilities front and center, and the cast are always wonderful.

July 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Wow - what a way to close out Season 3! Tonight "The Flash" delivered an emotional, intense, and unexpected season finale.

December 12, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Flash: Season 3



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Some great parts, but its essentially a clone of season 2, which was just a worse version of season 1.


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