The Flash Season 3



Critic Ratings: 10
Critics Consensus

"Paradox" proves to be an effective continuation of course correction from last season's woes as the rules of Barry's world are locked in.

Episode Info

Barry realizes the effects from Flashpoint are much greater than he thought. Meanwhile, Barry meets new co-worker Julian Albert and is surprised by Julian's immediate disdain for Barry.


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
Tom Felton
as Julian Albert
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Critic Reviews for Paradox

Can we have less narratives of heroes desiring normalcy and more heroes enjoying their powers?

Aug 1, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

I thought "Paradox" was a far stronger episode that was filled with character beats that really hit home the gravity of Barry's situation.

Jul 26, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

"I made a big mistake." At least Barry admits it right off the bat, although he might well be speaking for a creative team attempting to course-correct.

Jul 25, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Captain Singh is back. *Shrugs*

Aug 2, 2018 | Full Review…

In general, this episode offered up a solid dose of drama. Cisco's arc in particular was moving, as we've rarely seen him in such a depressed, morose state.

Aug 2, 2018 | Rating: 8.0/10 | Full Review…

Wonderful and full of emotion.

Aug 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Did a solid job of addressing many of the lingering questions from the season premiere.

Jul 31, 2018 | Full Review…

While "Flashpoint" only lasted one episode, the divided Team Flash thankfully only lasted one episode as well.

Jul 30, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's a brave move, to establish to both hero and audience that this altered new world is permanent, that Barry can't whoosh his way out of this mess of his own making.

Jul 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Paradox was an important step for The Flash as he finally learned that life as a superhero can't include do-overs.

Oct 12, 2016 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…