The Flash Slows Down This Week

How do you continue The Flash without The Flash? That’s the question facing Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and his friends on the CW series after the events of last week’s episode in Tuesday night’s new episode, “Back to Normal.”

As executive producer Andrew Kreisberg notes, “Barry and the team are dealing with the fact that Barry doesn’t have his powers anymore.”

Kreisberg remarked that taking Barry’s speed away actually gave them a chance to do a relatively calmer episode, explaining, “You know, we’ve been going at such a breakneck pace. I know the TV scheduling put a couple of arbitrary stops in there, but if you think about it going from the Earth-Two saga to King Shark to the Trajectory episode to the flashback episode to last week and all the revelations and Barry losing his speed, we’ve been pedal to the metal at a breakneck pace, and this episode where Barry loses his powers was literally designed to slow everything down and let everybody catch their breath, before the next four episodes.”

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