The “Armageddon” event continued this week on The Flash with the team trying to prove to Despero (Tony Curran) that Barry (Grant Gustin) wasn’t the cause of the future end of the world. Despero remained unconvinced, however, telling the hero that Barry would eventually lose his mind after dealing with too many tragedies – and that would start very soon. Given everything that Barry has been through over the years, the idea that Barry would just go mad and become a villain seemed like a stretch, at least until the end of the episode when there was a surprising revelation about a major death and in the wake of that revelation, the fans have a lot to say about things.
Warning: spoilers for this week’s episode of The Flash below.
In the episode, it’s revealed that Joe West (Jesse L. Martin) has been dead for six months and that despite giving the eulogy at his funeral, Barry doesn’t seem to remember this. It’s devastating news, but fans are just as upset as Barry is. Many fans took to social media to share their thoughts on this unexpected development. Many fans were upset about Joe’s apparent death while others simply don’t believe it. Many fans cited that the behavior of other characters did not seem consistent with how they would react in the case of Joe’s death.
“Let’s just say that Joe is going to get an incredibly different perspective on life, and it’s going to lead him to, I think, a really big choice,” Wallace said. “Everybody seems to think the big choice he made was last year, to put down his badge, but there is a much bigger choice coming his way in Season 8 that takes the character down a path that he didn’t know he was on, but that will feel like it’s the place he always needed to go.”
You can read on for how fans have been reacting to Joe’s death and be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comment section.
Most craziest episode I have seen in a while since S7 Ep 2!!!!! can’t wait to see what happens next on #TheFlash #TheFlashArmageddon and another thing Joe better not be fr dead!!! or I will be angry with the writers no joke so all of that better be Barry imagination.
— Marquis (@mjv_2000) November 24, 2021
PSA: JOE ISNT DEAD THIS IS ALL AN ILLUSION AND ITS NOT JUST AFFECTING BARRY IT HAS GOTTEN TO ALL OF US!!! #TheFlash
— dcmmcu (@dcmmcu) November 24, 2021
— M? (@candiceverse) November 24, 2021
Yeah…Ion think Joe is dead. It looks like a serious mind fuck though. #TheFlash
— ? havoc x raven ? (@bitchyhavoc) November 24, 2021
— Albnor Ragibi (@Albnor_Ragibi10) November 24, 2021
The one reason why I didn’t think anything was going on with Joe was because Iris didn’t really seem to be having a reaction herself. But idk. Regardless, I don’t think it’s really true, there’s definitely something going on#TheFlash
— A Cousland ?? (@sunshinehappier) November 24, 2021
— caleb (@eobardthawnedcu) November 24, 2021
from Ultimate Comic Blog