Grant Gustin as The Flash
“The Flash” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg revealed that a brand new obstacle for Barry (Grant Gustin) and the rest of Team Flash is going to be introduced in next week’s midseason finale. The CW

Barry (Grant Gustin) and the rest of Team Flash aren’t going to deal with Flashpoint ramifications for the entire Season 3 of “The Flash.” In fact, the consequences that resulted from Barry messing with the timeline are going to take a backseat starting next week’s midseason finale to give way to a brand new problem.

“The midseason finale [Season 3, episode 9] kind of creates a new problem for our heroes that they weren’t anticipating, something that they’ve never faced before,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said (via TVLine). “It’s so big, we’re actually considering changing the saga sell from talking about Flashpoint to talking about that, because that’s really what’s driving the episodes for the rest of the season.”

It’s unclear what this new problem is, but since Doctor Alchemy (Tom Felton) and Savitar will continue to wreak havoc in Central City as seen in the trailer for the episode, this new complication may be caused by the villainous duo.

Kreisberg added (via Collider) that in addition to the alchemist and the speed god, “there’s [also] a villain coming up who’s another one of the husk villains that was created by Alchemy.”

“The Flash” midseason finale airs on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. EST on The CW. Check out the full synopsis for the episode below:

“With Alchemy and Savitar still looming threats, Barry is unable to focus on the Christmas holiday, and especially his relationship with Iris (Candice Patton). Determined to stop Savitar, Barry goes to Earth-3 to get advice from Jay Garrick (John Wesley Shipp). Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) wants to help Barry fight Savitar and reveals that he’s been training with H.R. (Tom Cavanagh), which doesn’t go over well with Barry. As Cisco (Carlos Valdes) faces his first Christmas without his brother Dante (Nicholas Gonzalez), old wounds are reopened.”