By Natalie Abrams
March 14, 2017 at 09:02 PM EDT
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Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Tuesday’s episode of The Flash. Read at your own risk.

Did Barry make the ultimate sacrifice to save Wally from the Speed Force?

During Tuesday’s episode of The Flash, Barry (Grant Gustin) ventured into the Speed Force to save Wally from a fate worse than death. Because there always needs to be a speedster trapped within the Speed Force, Barry was ready to take his place, resigned to his fate of spending an eternity in prison.

However, Barry faced a much more aggressive version of the Speed Force — which took the form of Ronnie Raymond (Robbie Amell), Eddie Thawne (Rick Cosnett), and Leonard Snart (Wentworth Miller) — as the extra-dimensional energy that gives speedsters their powers was not pleased that Barry created Flashpoint.

While it seemed Barry was ready to leave his life behind to take Wally’s place, veteran speedster Jay Garrick (John Wesley Shipp), a.k.a. the real Crimson Comet of Earth-3, decidedly took Barry’s place, allowing both The Flash and Kid Flash to leave — though after Wally experienced his mother’s death on a loop, he returns a changed man.

The question now is how and why a future version of Barry created a prison within the Speed Force in the first place — clearly it was meant to house Savitar, but what future horrors does the original speedster have in store for the team to meet such a fate? And why does there have to be a speedster imprisoned within the Speed Force in the first place? Here’s hoping we get answers soon.

While freeing Wally was good news, the bad news is that Iris and Barry’s engagement is basically over. Here’s hoping the musical will rectify that. Here’s a new promo from the upcoming FlashSupergirl musical crossover:

The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

After the success of Arrow, Barry Allen (a.k.a. The Flash) gets his own CW treatment in this comic-themed spin-off.
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