The Arrow. From epic superhero transitions to heart-wrenching emotional scenes, these shows have everything and everything in between. Proving time and time again how professional they are at playing with our feelings, it shows like Sparkle And the DCs Legends of Tomorrow It made us either cry with laughter or cry uncontrollably in a blanket while eating an unhealthy amount of ice cream. Come on. We have all been there.
CW’s Sparkle He’s about to enter his ninth season and currently holds the longest title Arrow A project so far, it has entertained audiences for nearly a decade. Now at around 170 episodes, it’s safe to say that the show had a few emotional episodes throughout its run that really got us to the tissues. From the deaths of beloved characters such as HR Wells (Tom Kavanagh(to when Barry)Grant JustinTraveling back in time and seeing his mother die again, this is one superhero show who has no problem pulling too hard on our hearts strings.
“Death of the Speed Force” (season 6, episode 14)
How many times has this show made us watch heartbreaking scenes between Barry and a version of his mom? Well, this season’s sixth episode was no exception. After the crunch, Barry discovered that rather than injuring Ramsey causing his speed power to weaken, in fact, it was his enhanced speed.
As a result, the fast power slowly dies, and after taking the form of his mother, Barry had to watch his mother die again. Barry felt responsible, but the speed force reassured him that they didn’t blame him. Before she dies, Nora tells Barry that she loves him, and Barry, crying, can do nothing but go through losing his mother again.
“There Will Be Blood” (season 6, episode 4)
After revealing to the team in Episode III that Barry must die in a crisis so that everyone else can live, Team Flash is unsurprisingly difficult. while Cisco (Carlos Valdes) tries to figure out a way to prevent Barry from dying, but ultimately fails, and the two argue as Barry makes it clear that they won’t try to save him.
While Cisco vowed to undoubtedly rescue his friend, our hearts were moved, perhaps the saddest reaction came from Joe (Jesse L. Martin), who breaks down after an emotional conversation with Barry. From Barry saying how grateful he is to Joe and all he’s done for him to Joe breaks down and says, “Bar, I’m not ready,” this episode pulled all the stops to make us cry.
“Fugitive Dinosaur” (season 2, episode 21)
Episode 20 ended on a rather sad note. With Barry apparently vaporizing and Jesse and Wally losing consciousness from the explosion, the Flash team takes one hit. Barry’s fate is unknown until Cisco prevails and finds him alive but trapped in the Speed Force.
Barry stayed there almost the entire episode. Everyone encountered Barry when there was a semblance of people he knew, but one interaction was the one that hurt the most. She introduces Speed Force as Barry’s mother and informs him that he must come to terms with her death. Unsure of how, Nora tells him she’s proud of him, and when Barry asks him who to tell him this, his mother or Speed Force, she says both. Between Barry’s tears and still reeling from the loss of his mother, the heartache we felt lingered on his side for a while.
“The Flash of Lightning” (season 6, episode 2)
After Barry attempts to travel to the day after he is said to have disappeared into a crisis, he is violently stopped in his path by a disabling barrier that has been revealed to be antimatter. Gideon tells him he’ll need help, so Barry travels to Earth-3, where he enlists the help of Jay Garrick (John Wesley Ship) and his wife, who looks like Barry’s mother.
There, they send Barry’s mind through the wall of antimatter as it faces billions of possibilities regarding the outcome of the crisis. If heartache was on Barry’s face when he revealed that what he saw wasn’t enough to sway your heart strings, then his conversation with Iris (Candice Patton), followed by Joe’s spirited talk, was definitely enough to break you.
“Fast Enough” (season 1, episode 23)
What wasn’t this episode about that wasn’t sad? With Eobard Thawne in full force and beating Barry to the bone, he threatens to kill Barry’s father and friends once he’s killed, but Eddie, being his ancestor, steps in and shoots himself until the Reverse-Flash ceases to exist.
We didn’t just lose Eddie (Rick Cusnett), who became a fan-favorite character during the first season, but Barry travels back in time to save his mother. When he got there, seeing himself in the future, he ordered him not to go on with it. From the pain of Barry hearing him being run behind closed doors to taking off his mask and telling her it was Barry, we were emotionally wrecked by the end of this. What a way to end season one!
“Out of Time” (season 1, episode 15)
Cisco Ramon. A lovable member of Team Flash since day one. Cisco was the first to really find out who Harrison Wells really was when the latter revealed himself as Eobard Thawne, who proceeded to tell Cisco his reasons for returning to that timeline.
Twain planned to use Barry’s speed to get back in time, as he had been stuck here for fifteen years. He threatens Cisco that no one can stop him and passes his hand through Cisco’s chest to kill him. From Sisko’s crying to the thought of losing this beloved member of the show, we’re left in bits by the end of this show.
“Lose Yourself” (season 4, episode 18)
Bad Season 4 was a villain known as The Thinker, and throughout his reign, he caused pain and turmoil for the members of Team Flash. As Devoe continues to search for bus metas, he tracks down four at STAR Labs, including Ralph (Hartley Sawyer). After taking over three, he set his sights on the outstretched man.
After DeVoe escaped from the super handcuffs, he seized Ralph’s body, apparently killing him. Ralph tells Barry that he actually saved him, and between this and telling Barry that he was afraid that the Flash would lose their lives instead of just losing him because they became like family, it was sad to see him go.
“Invincible” (season 2, episode 22)
The penultimate episode of season two saw the loss of another beloved character on the show. Fans received another emotional blow when Zoom Bad Season 2 took Henry hostage in front of the team. After Cisco has an atmosphere and seems to envision the end of the Earth-2 world, confusion arises among the group.
Before anyone can comprehend Cisco’s vision, Zoom appears, grabs Henry, and speeds up. Barry follows suit as Zoom leads him to the place where his mother died. Between Barry’s pleas for Zoom to kill him instead and his face and screams of desperation as Zoom kills his father right in front of him, the pain we felt left us reeling for a long time.
“The Finish Line” (season 3, episode 23)
“I can’t be a coward. I’m not a coward.” The fan man’s words fell in love more and more as the season went on. Human resource wells. In the penultimate episode of Season 3, Joe hides Iris on Earth-2 to hide it from Savitar. HR inadvertently abandons her position after Svitar pretends to be Barry, allowing the villain to find and kidnap her.
Out of a sense of responsibility, HR tries to rescue Iris from the place where she is being held, but Savitar discovers them before HR can get them out. Before Frost can recover Eris, HR replaces himself in her place, unbeknownst to anyone else. The end of Episode XXII saw Eris stabbed in the chest, but the epilogue revealed it was HR after the drumsticks fell to the ground while Barry was paving who he thought was Eris. The sacrifices of HR affected fans so hard that he became a lovable member of Team Flash, making it sad to say goodbye.
“The Last Temptation of Barry Allen, Part 1” (Season 6, Episode 7)
When Ramsey tries to control Barry, he leaves him on the brink of death, unconscious and with a fever. Throughout the episode, Ramsay emotionally tortured Barry in several ways. He shows baby Nora in her bed, but he cannot hold her. Ramsay shows him a room full of graves with the names of the people who died and depicts what life could be like with Iris and his daughter.
From Barry’s pleas to carry his child to his childish mannerisms, fearlessness, and unwillingness to die in a crisis, we’ve really set in the emotional bell, which only heightened Sisko’s fear of losing him. Finished with Ramsay seizing his body, Barry Flash became passive, rushing out of Star’s lab, black lightning in the clouds, kicking everyone off their feet in the process, leaving his fate unknown.
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