[Warning: The following contains spoilers from Tuesday's episode of The Flash. Read at your own risk]
It's The Flash theory time, folks!
Episode 3, "Magenta," may have seemed like a run-of-the-mill villain-of-the-week episode, but it may have laid some dangerous groundwork for Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) to become Kid Flash in the current timeline. It was obvious when Jesse Quick (Violett Beane) returned to Earth-1 with Harry (Tom Cavanagh) and speedster powers that Wally felt like he was gypped out of the meta human power lottery. He was desperate enough to get his speed that he stepped in front of a moving car to try and jumpstart his powers — but it may be Magenta (Joey King) that gave him the real key to unlocking his speed.
Magenta became her meta human self through the power of Dr. Alchemy. She was a meta human in Flashpoint — the alternate timeline Barry (Grant Gustin) created when he went back in time to save his mom — and Alchemy helped restore those powers to her. How did she know she had powers that needed to be ignited? She had dreams about having powers that became more and more frequent. Wally also said that he's been having vivid dreams about having super speed. He also seemed very interested in how Magenta transformed into her meta human alter ego.
What does a desperate need for speedster powers and these dreams mean for Wally? It means that he may be very tempted to seek out Dr. Alchemy to ask for his own Flashpoint powers returned. We as the audience may be able to see that going to seek out a mysterious evil figure to kickstart powers is a bad idea — like Barry going back in time and asking Harrison/Eobard Thawne for help bad — but Wally is so desperate to be a more active member of Team Flash that he sees this as his only option.
Aside from giving The Flash speedster overdose, this is also a bad idea because everyone that Alchemy has "helped" so far has used their meta human powers for evil. Would Barry be able to stop Wally if his powers were restored, as well as stop some dark urges to take out his adopted brother?
It would be super cute to see Wally and Jesse go on a speedster date, but the danger of getting powers from Dr. Alchemy isn't worth it, dude. Oh, and Joe (Jesse L. Martin) will flip out if Wally goes there. The sad thing is we may be too far down that rabbit hole for anyone to stop Wally from making a gigantic mistake.
What do you think Wally's next move is going to be?
The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW.
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