[Finale] The Flash Season 8 Episode 20 Recap; Ending Explained: Who died?

The Flash Season 8 Episode 20 Recap; Ending Explained

Iris (Candice Patton) was killed by Barry Allen’s (Grant Gustin) own lightning in the penultimate episode “Negative, Part 1” of The Flash Season 8. Thawne/Reverse-Flash (Tom Cavanagh) returned with full speed. In the Finale “Negative, Part 2”, The Flash deals with the return of Thawne and the rest of the Negative Forces. Season 8 finale stakes are high. Tonight’s finale was helmed by Marcus Stokes with a script by Eric Wallace, the show’s creator. The Flash episode recap: what happened? This recap contains “Negative, Part 2” spoilers.

The Flash Season 8 Episode 20 Recap

The Flash Season 8 Episode 20 Recap

“Negative, Part 2” continues with Thawne’s revival (Cavanagh). He brags that killing Barry’s mom spawned the Flash and Iris spawned Reverse-Flash. Eobard Thawne’s emergence as the Negative Reverse-Flash gave him greater power than ever in the Season 8 finale of The Flash. Nora and Bart from the future stop Barry from killing Thawne. Iris isn’t dead, they tell Barry. Thawne vanishes. At Fast Track, the Team plans future moves. Barry asserts that he must enter the Negative Speed Force. He is furious and sure Iris is dead. His kids want to talk to him alone. but he refuses. In the meantime, it was discovered that Iris had evaded death, her consciousness taking solace in the time stone that Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough) had given Joe back in “Armageddon.”

Meena (Kausar Mohammed) volunteers to be the source of Negative lightning to get Barry inside the Negative Speed Force. Cecile questions Barry’s retribution scheme. she hears Bashear calling for help. Thawne visits the Armageddon parallel universe where he was with Iris, even though the timeline is gone. Negative Forces welcome him. Thawne questions his presence. Thawne is puzzled as to why he is there. They inform him he never connected with the Negative Speed Force; it chose him because he hates Barry Allen. They choose to change Thawne since he refuses to cooperate. Damien outlines the strategy to Iris. The stone saved her since she wasn’t dead. Iris was instructed by Damien to make her own escape possible by reestablishing her lost link with Barry; she then dematerialized at Joe’s house. Joe is worried about Iris, but Jay and Joan follow her particle to the time stone.

Barry and his children to the Negative Speed force at STAR, but it is unsuccessful. Barry stops a guilt-ridden and sad Meena from destroying her machine. He plans to recharge Meena and share her speed. In another location, Cecile teams up with Rosa, Mona, and Bashear to search for him. He agrees that Iris’ illness made them weak. Cecile absorbed powers that can revive other Forces. so they attached themselves to Cecile.  At Fast Track, Barry enters the Negative Speed Force and finds Thawne. They blame Barry for everything because he stopped Thawne during Armageddon. Thawne emerges as a supercharged, black-suited version of himself after a rush of negative tachyons over downtown. He has all four Negative Forces.

Iris looks for unfinished business in the time stone. Damien helps her realize she’s a survivor and hasn’t reached her limit. It helps her reignite her light and escape the stone. Fast Track, Impulse, XS, and The Flash arrive in battle with this new Reverse-Flash, but he lures them into assaulting Impulse, then sends everyone except Flash back a billion years. Cecile wears Bashear’s mask to reabsorb his powers. He disappears after she does it. Reverse Flash gains the upper hand and tries to kill Barry, but fails. The actual Forces return, halt him, and supercharge Barry. Final battle. Iris comes from the West house stone during the struggle.  when Barry and Thawne were engaged in combat, Iris arrived and advised him to calm down because their altercation was about to cause Armageddon.

The struggle between the two of them is causing Armageddon, so Jay, Joe, Joan, and Iris rush there. When Barry and Iris get back together, he appears to give up by sitting down after realizing that the conflict would only stop if one of them dies. Barry cautions Reverse-Flash that he won’t survive what he is about to undertake as he pleads for more power to complete the task. Thawne increases his power into a catastrophic energy wave that eventually recedes and crashes back into Thawne, killing him, while Barry chooses to remain silent and focus on his meditation. Barry also brings back Bart, Meena, and Nora after Thawne leaves.

The Flash Season 8 Episode 20 Recap; Ending Explained

Everything restarts. Back in their own time, the guests from the future arrive. Meena claims that because the Bloc is inoperable, she is no longer a speedster and that she was only ever used by the Negative Forces as a tool. Meena receives Eobard’s yellow tie that was left at STAR Labs from Iris and Barry. Barry is doing well, Iris is recovered. They shared a private, passionate moment at home during which she talked about how she had rekindled their romance and he praised her for helping to diffuse his altercation with Thawne.

A new power that has been added to Cecile’s arsenal is telekinesis. Both Cecile and the individuals whose skills she stole now possess their original abilities. Cecile immediately develops telekinesis after they drink the incorrect coffee. Iris later reunited Tinya Wazzo (Mika Abdalla) with her saved mother in the epilogue. They are having a meeting at CCCM when Flash and her birth mother Renee (Meghan Gardiner) arrive. Finally, the pair are reunited.  A problem with Caitlin’s “Frost” chamber caused Mark to make an unexpected discovery. The cryopod malfunctions back. so Mark opens it. Someone is inside, but it’s not Frost or Caitlin. he asks, “Who the hell are you?” and she replies, “A friend, I think.” The camera then shifted to a lab in 2049 where a (cobalt?) blue crystal was on display as Barry and Iris agreed that the Negative Forces would eventually find a new avatar.

The Flash Season 8 Episode 20 Recap

The Flash Season 9

The Flash, created by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Geoff Johns, was given a ninth season order in March. Although Jesse L. Martin’s departure from the series as a regular was first announced in April. Wallace discussed in an interview with Deadline dealing with Jesse L. Martin’s departure as a series regular, “fan favourite” characters making a comeback in Season 9, and the possibility that the following season might not be the show’s final one.

I’m now going into the third season of The Flash where I don’t know whether or not it’s the last, right? So, I did this at the end of Season 7, and then I got an 8. I did it at the end of Season 8, and then I got a 9. Now, I’m doing it in Season 9 and I hope I get 10.

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