It’s been revealed that The Flash series on The CW is going to end with what the showrunner referred to as a “happy ending”. What could this mean for Barry Allen and Iris West…? That’s the question that I’m asking myself.
The show is coming to an end, which is sad, but it’s nice that we’ve got nine seasons of the series. Most shows are lucky to get beyond two or three seasons these days.
And, it’s nice to know that we fans are going to get to watch the DC show we’ve all come to love conclude with a happy ending.
The Flash series to come to a “happy ending”
Here’s what The Flash’s showrunner, Eric Wallace, had to say about the show’s final season during a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly:
There’s lots of tears amongst The Flash family these days. It’s the last season premiere. We all know Stephen Amell is coming back to the show, and it’s the last time we get to work with Stephen as the Arrow. It’s the last season finale — there’s all these lasts happening and that’s really bled into the season themes, which is how finding closure allows you to achieve a new beginning.
Wallace then went on to say that there’s “a lot of hugging and crying going on” during filming right now between cast and crew as the end quickly approaches. He then added:
I arrived in season 4 as a fan of the show, and then got lucky enough to suddenly find myself in a position to be privileged enough to run the show. And I fully imagined that I’ll just run it for a little while, then I’ll turn it over to somebody else. That’s what happens in television. I thought it’ll just keep running for 15 years like Supernatural and then I’ll get to watch it again as a fan. I had no idea that things would end on my watch.
Season 9 is the show’s final season
That has only added to the “incredible responsibility” he feels to fans of The Flash to not only create a satisfying final season but also to make sure to pay off a lot of the “hanging storylines” from the first season. Here’s what he had to say about that:
[I want to pay off] a lot of the hanging storylines from season 1, to plant some Easter eggs here and there for the fans saying thank you, to bring back as many familiar faces from the first season as I can story-wise, and most importantly, to provide the most emotional climax to the nine-year journey of The Flash and Barry [Grant Gustin] and Iris [Candice Patton] that I can. And do it in a way that gives the kind of happy ending that not only I want, but which the audience deserves.
Wallace also added that it’s an ending for The Flash that he’s had in mind for years — even though he never thought he’d actually get to bring it to life. Here’s what he had to say on that matter:
Quite frankly, once I took over, I knew what the final scene and final shot of the series finale should be. I’ve known exactly what even the final line of dialogue should be. Everybody’s going to find out long before the ending because it plays into the title of the final episode.
Wallace actually revealed that he had “a two-year plan in place for seasons 9 and 10, and it was all leading towards a 200th episode.” It’s a shame that we won’t get to see that, but Wallace then added:
It was going to be super emotional and super spectacular and pay off a lot of things when I thought we were going to have 20 episodes each in seasons 9 and 10. When that didn’t happen, I suddenly realized episode 200 just became the series finale. We have to tell that story — it’s too powerful to lose it. So that’s what happened, and that made knowing where we were going a little simpler.
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