While Marvel has conquered the big screen in recent years, DC’s Arrowverse has found its own success on the small screen.
The Flash has spearheaded DC’s TV lineup for several years and after the captivating July 20th episode, fans are eager for the next chapter to arrive.
But just how many episodes are in The Flash season 7, will there be an episode 19 and what’s next for the show?
Episode 18 recap
Episode 18 of The Flash season 7, Heart of the Matter Part 2, aired on July 20th, 2021.
The episode saw a culmination of the season’s main conflict as Team Flash – including Barry Allen’s children from the future, Bart and Nora – finally have the strength to take on August Heart (aka Godspeed) and his army of drones.
Godspeed will only stop his attack if Barry Allen agrees to give him organic speed and after being initially reluctant, Barry eventually bows to the demands.
Unsurprisingly, Heart goes back on his word but just as he’s about to launch another attack, The Flash’s old adversary Eobard Thawne arrives to stop Godspeed from killing Barry as he wants to carry out the act himself.
Barry is able to fight off Thawne’s attack but the villain flees to fight another day while Heart is sent to Iron Heights and Kristen Kramer learns that she is actually a metahuman despite her previous prejudice against them.
The episode ends with Barry and Iris renewing their wedding vows, giving Iris the wedding she always wanted.
How many episodes in The Flash season 7?
- Season 7 of The Flash consists of 18 episodes in total.
That means that July 20th’s episode was actually the season finale and that there will not be an episode 19 to come.
At 18 episodes in length, season 7 is actually the shortest instalment in the show’s history with each season having 22 or 23 episodes until the Covid-affected season 6 was shortened to 19 chapters.
More on the way
Despite there being no more episodes in season 7, The CW has already confirmed that The Flash will be returning for season 8.
In fact, the channel confirmed The Flash’s fate on February 3rd, several weeks before season 7 had even begun airing.
Season 8’s release date was later confirmed in June with The CW announcing that the new batch of episodes will begin airing from November 16th, 2021.
The upcoming season will begin with a special five-episode event before signing off for its traditional winter hiatus.
Season 7 of The Flash concluded on July 20th while season 8 is due to premiere on The CW on November 16th, 2021.