The Flash Finale Marks the End of the Arrowverse
The Flash, one of the most popular television shows from the DC Arrowverse, has recently come to an end, marking the end of an era for the franchise. After seven thrilling seasons, the show ended on a high note, leaving fans with mixed emotions of joy and sadness.
The final episode of The Flash was titled “Heart of the Matter, Part 2”, and it was anything but disappointing. The episode featured a time-traveling team of speedsters that went back in time to avert a devastating event, with Barry Allen and his team facing off against a cadre of villains. However, it was the emotional scenes in the finale that truly captured the essence of the show, with the end of the series seeing Barry and Iris settling down with family.
Series star Grant Gustin spoke of his decision to end the series, saying, “I just knew it was time for me to step away, have more time with my family, and just enter this next chapter of my life. But I think I would’ve really questioned my decision if they had done a season 10 — if I knew the whole family was still together and I was somewhere else — so I’m glad we all finished at the same time. I’m not really a FOMO person, but I would’ve for sure had FOMO about that.”
The finale of The Flash also marked the end of the DC Arrowverse. Arrow, which was the show that started it all, came to an end followed by Supergirl, Black Lightning, Batwoman, and Legends of Tomorrow. Superman & Lois is till airing as of now, but that series established itself as being in a different universe than the Arrowverse proper last season.
The closure of the Arrowverse marks the end of the the most intricately plotted interconnected comic book adaptions of all time, which saw the live action debuts of hundreds of DC characters and concepts, including an adaption of the legendary Crisis on Infinite Earths storyline.
The series showrunner Eric Wallace has expressed a desire for the Arrowverse to continue however, saying “I still am hopeful that the Arrowverse is not over. I’ve approached it as The Flash is over and I want to make the best Flash series finale as possible.”I’m going to have lunch with [Superman & Lois showrunner] Todd Helbing in the next couple weeks, and I’m going to tell him, ‘If you get a fourth season, you’ve got to sneak some Arrowverse in there. You are now carrying the torch.'”
The end of The Flash marks the end of an era for the DC Arrowverse. The finale of The Flash was a fitting end to the beloved series, and it will be remembered by fans for years to come.