Did. Not. See. THAT. Coming.
If you’re a little behind on The Flash, then you definitely DO NOT want to keep reading.
For the rest of you…
Oh my gosh, can’t believe who they killed off in the latest episode (season two episode 22 ‘Invincible’) and the reason behind it!
Barry’s father, Henry, has been coming and going from the speedster’s life (mostly couldn’t be helped) and when Barry finally got him back full time, Zoom decided to kill him off.
Damn. Did anyone else see that coming?
As surprising as Henry’s death was, the motive behind it was what really had us like:
Zoom’s main objective was to pierce through Barry’s optimism and heroism to prove the two meta-humans have more in common than a shared history (both lost their mothers at a young age).
How will the death of Barry’s last remaining parent affect the hero?
Some are saying he’ll practically be reborn, with a stronger desire for vengeance.
That’s pretty obvious, but what will happen to the high-spirited side of the hero?
It’s easy to see him ditching that newfound confident outlook and reverting back to depressing Barry.
Or maybe he’ll listen to the lessons of the speed force (“bad things will continue to happen”) and skip the “it’s all my fault” phase.
We’ll have to wait and see.
We also suspect that Henry’s death will further delay the inevitable romance between Barry and Iris, who had finally agreed to give their relationship a try.
On another note, we can’t wait to see how Wally reacts after finding out Barry is the Flash.