[S3E21] Past Imperfect ((FREE))
Fans of The Flash are still reeling from the reveal that Savitar was the future Barry Allen, but thankfully, the next episode lays out in, perfect detail, exactly how Barry becomes the villain. Well, not exactly the Barry Allen that audiences know as the star of the show... and not exactly the future version of himself he met by traveling four years into the future. The truth behind Barry descending into darkness and becoming Savitar in the future - so that he could head back to the past - is both more complicated and a simpler story at the same time.
[S3E21] Past Imperfect
For the sci-fi buffs, that closed loop of cause and effect is one of the simplest forms of time travel twisting. And as the rest of the team soon notices, such a loop of fate raises the most obvious question: which came first, Savitar, or the Barry Allen Time Remnant that eventually became him? In other words, if the real Barry has yet to produce a Time Remnant, couldn't he just... not do it, and stop the entire process? It's your classic Terminator form of time travel in which the things that will happen to change the past already have... now the current events are most likely locked on the path to creating their own history.
It just would be The Flash if it didn't raise a batch of new questions even as it answered the old ones. There's a good chance that most viewers will be wondering the exact same thing as our Barry when Savitar explains the futility of his resistance: why can't Barry change the future that created this monster? Savitar is quick to respond in expected fashion, essentially driving at the idea of the Speed Force, the timeline, and reality itself as... imperfect, or inexact. And he uses one of the most heartbreaking, and now tragically futile moments in the show so far to explain it:
In the past, Monkey King originally lived with Macaque at Flower Fruit Mountain. One day, Monkey King told Macaque and their sworn brothers about the Havoc in Heaven as they had a feast. Monkey King was warned by Macaque not to take it too far, as how the Jade Emperor was, but he neglected it. But for a short while, Monkey King told Macaque that once they're finish with their cause, they can stay at Flower Fruit Mountain together like they promised.
After battling Jin and Yin, MK took the pile of Ne Zha's stolen items to Monkey King. While they were sorting it out, Monkey King and MK talked about their past actions. Monkey King admitted that he was embarrassed to say that MK had done more for the world than he had, leading MK to lament that everything that happened was his fault anyways. The former then advised him to let go of those feelings of guilt and told MK he himself wasn't always the easiest to get along with, leaving the latter surprised. But he reminded MK that everything was all right if it all turned out better in the end. However, MK replied that he wanted the world stay the way it was. They sorted out the rest of the stuff afterwards.
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