“Well let it go now, Barry. Hear me now. The man in the yellow suit, he’s taken enough from us already. Don’t let him take any more.” – Henry
If you are a fan of The Flash, the only thing you want to know right now is when is the next episode coming and whether it’s releasing in February at all. It’s a sad reality that such shows frequently take a midseason break, which can last a few weeks, leaving the fans dissecting the episodes for some answers!
It is clear that the fandom is eager to find out what happens next in the series in order to bring the season to a satisfying conclusion following the major cliffhanger of the first episode. So, if you are one of them, then you’ve come to the right spot, as we have compiled all the necessary information to get a head start.
Here is everything we know so far about when the new episodes will be back on The CW.
The Flash Season 9 Episode 2 Release Date and Time Slot
The final season will air its second episode, “Hear No Evil,” on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, set to premiere at the same time slot as before, which is 8 PM on the CW network. The episode is directed by Eric Wallace and written by Jonathan Butler and Kristen Kim. The official synopsis of the episode states, Barry (Grant Gustin) feels guilty for what happened to Caitlin, and Mark (Jon Cor) comes up with a plan that makes everyone skeptical.
Meanwhile, the Red Death looms in Central City and commands that failure is not an option. Joe (Jesse L. Martin) asks Cecile (Danielle Nicolet) to make a choice, which leads Cecile to think about the greater good. Allegra (Kayla Compton) and Chester (Brandon McKnight) take a step in a new direction. Lastly, old friends pay an unexpected visit to S.T.A.R. Labs. Take a look at the official promo to get an insight into the new plotlines that will conclude in the forthcoming episodes:
The Flash Season 9 Episode 1: A Quick Recap
The pilot episode, “Wednesday Ever After,” was released on February 8, 2023, and viewers by 0.51 million US viewers. It was directed by Vanessa Parise and written by Eric Wallace, Thomas Pound, and Sarah Tarkoff. In the episode, viewers saw Barry Allen create a “map book” detailing future events such as his promotion to director of the Central City Police Department’s (CCPD) CSI Division from Kristen Kramer, Cat Grant’s offer to buy Central City Citizen Media from Iris West-Allen, and his fight with Owen Mercer / Captain Boomerang. The Roemer Accelerator battery that Mercer was stealing explodes, trapping Barry and Iris in a time loop where they argue about their future.
In addition to this, Joe West and Cecile Horton tell Barry that the future is something he creates, not something that happens to him, prompting him to burn the book. While Chester P. Runk and Allegra Garcia kiss on the final loop, Barry phases with the accelerator, nullifying a nuclear blast. Barry and Iris accept their offers, and the latter purchase the Coast City Gazette. Joe and Cecile discuss leaving Central City. When Caitlin Snow meets Barry, he realizes she is neither Caitlin nor Frost. Mercer hands over the power source to a bat-like speedster. Take a look at the official promo to get an insight into the upcoming plotlines below:
The Flash Season 9 Episode Guide and Streaming Options
The upcoming season of The Flash on the CW will be its last, consisting of 13 episodes with an average runtime of 41 to 45 minutes, making this the shortest season of its run. They will be broken into at least two “graphic novel” storyline arcs, known as the eighth and ninth graphic novels, respectively; this numbering continues from the first seven “graphic novels” established in the previous three seasons.
The episodes will continue to premiere on a weekly basis. On the other hand, we’d also like to point out that the exact episode titles and synopsis for the majority of new episodes have not been revealed and will be published once the season airs on a weekly basis. So, we have listed down the names of the first six confirmed episodes for you to get an idea about the plot, which are as follows:
Season 9 Episode 1: Wednesday Ever After – February 8, 2023: Barry and Iris relive the same day over and over again; Joe has a heart-to-heart with Cecile; friends and foes, old and new, begin to descend upon Central City.
Season 9 Episode 2: Hear No Evil – February 15, 2023: Barry feels guilty for what happened to Caitlin; Mark comes up with a plan that makes everyone skeptical; Red Death looms in Central City and commands that failure is not an option; old friends pay an unexpected visit to S.T.A.R. Labs.
Season 9 Episode 3: Rouges of War – March 1, 2023: Barry and Iris start to put together the pieces of what’s happening in Central City and believe they know what the Rogues are after; the team recruits some unlikely allies to help; Allegra does her best to avoid having a conversation with Chester.
Season 9 Episode 4: Mask of the Red Death, Part 1 – March 1, 2023: The Flash is forced to make an impossible choice; with the power out in the city, Team Flash calls upon the Rogue Squad to help; Iris is visited by an old friend; Joe and Cecile work on finding a balance.
Season 9 Episode 5: Mask of the Red Death, Part 2 – March 8, 2023
Season 9 Episode 6: The Good, the Bad, and the Lucky – March 15, 2023
The main cast members of the series are as follows Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash, Candice Patton as Iris West-Allen, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow’s new alternate personality and Frost, Danielle Nicolet as Defense Attorney Cecile Horton, Kayla Compton as Allegra Garcia, and Jon Cor as Mark Blaine/Chillblaine. The recurring cast includes Jesse L. Martin as Joe West, Richard Harmon as Owen Mercer/Captain Boomerang, Javicia Leslie as Red Death, and Ryan Wilder/Batwoman
Executive producers Greg Berlanti (Superman & Lois, Arrow, You), Eric Wallace (Teen Wolf, Eureka) and Sarah Schechter (You, The Flight Attendant, Riverdale), Sam Chalsen (Sleepy Hollow), and Jonathan Butler (Bella and the Bulldogs). The following three episodes are written by Jonathan Butler & Kristen Kim, Jeff Hersh & Jess Carson with the story by Sam Chalsen, and Joshua V. Gilbert & Emily Palizzi. Kayla Compton and Danielle Panabaker will each direct an episode of the season.
The Flash Season 9, along with the prior seasons, will be available to stream on the CW app or website sometime later, when the episode is broadcast on-air on the channel. All the seasons can also be watched on Netflix or FuboTV, allowing fans to watch new episodes based on their location and membership plans, which they select based on their preferences. Moreover, the series is also available to rent or buy on Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, and Google Play. As a result, we recommend that you renew your membership and begin streaming the series to relive the events of previous seasons.
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Catch up on the pilot episode while you wait for The Flash Season 9 to premiere a new episode in a few days.