"You stole everything from me!"
"I didn't mean to, Clariss. I was just trying to put things back to the way they were.
Edward Clariss and Barry Allen
"Paradox" is the second episode of the third season of The Flash, and the forty-eighth episode overall. It aired on October 11, 2016.


Barry realizes the effects from Flashpoint are much greater than he thought. Meanwhile, Barry meets new co-worker Julian Albert and is surprised by Julian's immediate disdain for Barry.[1]





  • This is the second episode of the series where Tom Cavanagh doesn't appear.
  • This is the first episode since All Star Team Up that Felicity appears without Oliver.
  • When Barry and Jay are in the Motorcar diner in 1998, Dawson's Creek is playing on the TV. John Wesley Shipp played the title character's father on Dawson's Creek.
  • The title episode references the Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox title along with the previous episode.


  1. Flash Episode #3.2 “Paradox” Description - FlashTVNews