The Flash: Season 3 (2016 - 2017)

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Season 3
The Flash

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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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Critic Ratings: 23

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User Ratings: 1464
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Episodes

1
Air date: Oct 4, 2016
2
Air date: Oct 11, 2016
3
Air date: Oct 18, 2016
4
Air date: Oct 25, 2016
5
Air date: Nov 1, 2016
6
Air date: Nov 15, 2016
7
Air date: Nov 22, 2016
8
Air date: Nov 29, 2016
9
Air date: Dec 6, 2016
10
Air date: Jan 24, 2017
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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."

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Critic Reviews for The Flash Season 3

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (2)

The real changes here are more emotional than grandiose.

Oct 5, 2016 | Full Review…

While in the comics, Barry's actions rewrote the whole world with some bizarre and disastrous consequences, here, things are far more subtle, and the focus stays on the people who bring us back week after week.

Oct 5, 2016 | 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.

Feb 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.

Oct 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.

Jul 11, 2018 | Full Review…

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

Dec 12, 2017 | 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.

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

It's a risk having your superhero portrayed as an imperfect vessel who commits villain-like acts, but such is the maturity and complexity of The Flash.

Sep 27, 2017 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

The Flash: The Complete Third Season is a return to greatness for one of the very best superhero shows on TV.

Sep 4, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Overall, we're off to a promising start to The Flash Season 3, even if the concept of flashpoint itself was a bit of a letdown. It was a good launching pad.

Jan 22, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Watching the yellow blur saving the city is fresh, having not being given much of a chance to shine in the last season, it's brilliant to finally see Lonsdale get something to play with.

Oct 26, 2016 | Full Review…

Like Arrow, there's a wide berth to do things differently next season, and considering how dark Flash Season 3 managed to skew, that overhaul is sorely needed. Remember when Season 1 had a fun wedding, daytime and all?

Oct 16, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Flash: Season 3

  • Nov 15, 2019
    Pretty good. Had some mystery and twists throughout. Had pretty good Hightlights, but overall this is where it started to go in the wrong direction. Still did a good enough job to keep me watching, but definitely not the best from the show.
  • Oct 29, 2019
    Decent, well made, poorlyy executed
  • Oct 27, 2019
    It is a let down but still very entertaining. They tried to make it a little different. However, I did not like the idea of a dull Flash trying to save Iris. Flashpoint was also a disappointing experience but the effects of it and how it affected others lives were done very well still a fun season to watch. Captain Cold was a nice addition too!
  • Oct 17, 2019
    Exciting, with an amazing twist near the end.
  • Oct 16, 2019
    One of my least favourite seasons of this series. The identity of savitar was teased for a long but did not create much impact. The season didn't know what to do with kid flash and he was just there without doing much for the story.
  • Oct 15, 2019
    Too much repetitive, but mangeble
  • Oct 12, 2019
    By far my favorite season. I know a lot of people were disappointed with flashpoint but there was no way they were going to change the other series too. It also has a very strong villain.
  • Sep 25, 2019
    It's a very good season of the show, but there is a few hols in the plot- but still, it's a very good season!
  • Sep 13, 2019
    It was an ok season. Savitar wasn't an amazing villain, but he wasn't horrible either. But, it had malfoy so thats cool.
  • Sep 07, 2019
    i love this season it has some dark, funny and emotional moments as well second best season of flash

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