The Flash Season 8 Episode 9: Release Date, Recap, and Speculation

In last week’s episode, Barry looks into a pattern of murders committed by a metahuman. The evidence directs them to a recently released convict, however, Barry doesn’t believe him to be the actual murderer. The man is interrogated nonetheless, and the thought of being separated from his son again pushes him over the edge, almost destroying the city in the process. Chester’s analysis of heat signatures reveals there is another killer on the loose who is far more dangerous than they initially thought.

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The Flash Season 8 Episode 9 Speculation

Although Barry was thinking about his father being wrongly accused when investigating the murders, his hunch about Birch turned out to be right. Chester’s analysis also absolved him of any charges he might face and Birch is reunited with his son. However, this means that the real murderer is still on the loose.

Who is this mystery killer? How will The Flash track him down? Stay tuned to find out.

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The Flash Season 8 Episode 9 Release Date

The Flash Season 8 Episode 9 titled “Phantoms” will be released on 30th March 2022 at 5 pm PT on CW. No delays have been announced yet.

I. Is the series on break?

No, the series is not on break and will proceed as scheduled.

The Flash Season 8 Episode 8 Recap

In a bar in Central City, a manager burns to death, and traces of dark matter are found by Barry and Chester upon investigation at the scene. The suspect in the case was a recently released metahuman convict named Jocko Birch. Even though the evidence points towards him, Barry has his doubts about Birch committing such a heinous crime, especially since it didn’t match his usual MO.

The Flash Season 8 Episode 9: Release Date, Recap and Speculation
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Birch is interrogated and he starts to become increasingly upset at the prospect of more jail time and being taken away from his son. He breaks out of prison transport and approaches the manager who accused him of being the murderer. The manager is later found dead in similar circumstances as the first murder victim. Despite this development, Barry maintains that Birch could not be the murderer.

Barry’s hunch is proven to be right as Chester discovers that the heat signatures between the victims and Birch don’t match. However, by this point, Birch had absorbed too much heat and had started to pull magma from under the city. The Flash dissipates this situation, saving the city. Birch is later reunited with his son.

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About The Flash (The CW)

The Flash is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns. It is a spin-off from Arrow, existing in the same fictional universe known as Arrowverse.

Cast members include Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Rick Cosnett, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh, Jesse L. Martin, Keiynan Lonsdale among many others.

The series follows Barry Allen, a forensic investigator in Central City, who is hit by lightning on the night of the inauguration of the particle accelerator. Months later, he wakes up from a coma and discovers he has super-speed. He becomes The Flash and fights crime in Central City.

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