Todd Helbing On Why Flashpoint Was Only One Episode

We are three episodes deep into season 3 of The Flash, and while last season’s finale and all of the news leaked over the summer seemed to promise an epic Flashpoint saga, many fans were disappointed to find that the alternate timeline would only be utilized in the first episode. Recently, executive producer Todd Helbing spoke with and talked about why they chose to carry Flashpoint out the way they did:

“I think anytime you do a story like Flashpoint, something as iconic as that, with the character restrictions that we had, it’s going to be different than everybody expected. I think for us from a story point, when we talked about it originally it was going to be more episodes but what happens more often than not is that when you break the story you find that it would be a lot better and a lot more satisfying if you pulled up a lot of that information and put it in that first episode….It just became a much stronger episode if we just made it one as opposed to four or five, and then we could really kickstart the rest of the season after that. But Flashpoint or not, there are consequences going forward for Barry for what he did and those ripples he’s going to explore throughout the third season.”


No doubt the rest of the season is going to be very intriguing, and the first episode did a fantastic job setting the stage.

What do you guys think? Are you disappointed that Flashpoint didn’t last longer? What would you have liked to have seen done differently? Let us know in the comments as well as on our Twitter and Instagram!

Source: Heroic Hollywood