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

66%

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User Ratings: 1526

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Audience Reviews for The Flash: Season 3

  • May 14, 2020
    acting is amazing plot is amazing I love this show
  • Apr 09, 2020
    Season 3 is what I would like to call " the season of wasted potential". Flashpoint, its ramifications, Wally's origin story, the late reveal of Savitar along with one of the worst finale episode( apart from the ending), were dud. The action sequences seemed to have been planned without any thought. The new characters were so off placed that it was easy to not care about them. Duet(3.17) and The Once and Future Flash(3.19) were the only highlights apart from the inconsequential crossover episode.
  • Apr 05, 2020
    Still a decent season, but this largely disappointed after the high expectations from the first two seasons.
  • Jan 29, 2020
    Loved this season. One of my favorites
  • Jan 03, 2020
    This season is much more dark side than previously seasons, this explain why negative ratings, but is the best season in my opinion and very surprise, best villain Savitar, just because is more dark side people don't like much but I absolutely like!
  • Dec 27, 2019
    Though not better than previous seasons, The Flash's third season continues with the show's exceptional quality, featuring great episode direction, excellent script, amazing action scenes, beautiful visual effects and spectacular performances by Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Keiynan Lonsdale, Tom Cavanagh, Jesse L. Martin and Tom Felton
  • Dec 18, 2019
    I thought Season 3 will be all about Flashpoint but it was mostly focused on Iris Death Other than that another awesome season!!!!!!.
  • Dec 10, 2019
    If this season would have ended one episode sooner it would have been infinitely better not to say the last episode was bad , because it sure had its moments but i would way rather of seen iris go than H.R. , it was a golden opportunity to remove the weakest character and they squandered it. Shame on you writers shame on you
  • 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

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