The Flash Season 8 Director Danielle Panabaker Confirms Episode Wrap

As you're about to see from the rundown waiting for you below, it's become a bit of a hobby of ours to stay as far into the future as we possibly can when it comes to covering The CW's The Flash. Along with images & a promo for next week's episode, we also have overviews for the two episodes following that one- taking us into the first week of August. And we also know that showrunner Eric Wallace, series star Danielle Panabaker, and DC's Legends of Tomorrow star Caity Lotz will each be helming episodes later this season, with Lotz having recently wrapping directing her episode. Well, as of this afternoon, we can officially add Panabaker's name to that list, with the actor-director taking to social media to confirm the news.

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"That's a wrap on filming my directorial episode. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to bring this one to life!" Panabaker wrote in her Instagram post from earlier today, along with a selfie and two images from the set:

Now here's a look at what's ahead for the series, kicking things off with official preview images, overview & promo for "The Fire Next Time." Following that, we have the official overviews for S08E09 "Phantoms" (March 30) and S08E10 "Reckless" (April 6):

The Flash Season 8 Director Danielle Panabaker Confirms Episode Wrap
Photo: Shane Harvey/The CW — (C) 2022 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights ReservedPhoto Credit: Bettina Strauss
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Photo: Shane Harvey/The CW — (C) 2022 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights ReservedPhoto Credit: Bettina Strauss
The Flash Season 8 Director Danielle Panabaker Confirms Episode Wrap
Photo: Shane Harvey/The CW — (C) 2022 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights ReservedPhoto Credit: Bettina Strauss
the flash
Photo: Shane Harvey/The CW — (C) 2022 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights ReservedPhoto Credit: Bettina Strauss
The Flash Season 8 Director Danielle Panabaker Confirms Episode Wrap
Photo: Shane Harvey/The CW — (C) 2022 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights ReservedPhoto Credit: Bettina Strauss
the flash
Photo: Shane Harvey/The CW — (C) 2022 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights ReservedPhoto Credit: Bettina Strauss
The Flash Season 8 Director Danielle Panabaker Confirms Episode Wrap
Photo: Shane Harvey/The CW — (C) 2022 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights ReservedPhoto Credit: Bettina Strauss

The Flash Season 8 Episode 8 "The Fire Next Time": AN INVESTIGATION GETS HEATED – Barry (Grant Gustin) trusts his instincts during a murder investigation, believing the suspect, despite the overwhelming evidence against him. Meanwhile, Iris (Candice Patton) gives Allegra (Kayla Compton) an opportunity to be a mentor. The series also stars Jesse L. Martin, Danielle Panabaker, Danielle Nicolet and Brandon McKnight. David McWhirter directed the episode written by Joshua V. Gilbert.

The Flash Season 8 Episode 9 "Phantoms": THE FIRE WITHIN – Barry (Grant Gustin) and Team Flash get closer to figuring out the Fire Meta but no closer to finding him meanwhile Iris, (Candice Patton) needing a distraction, follows a story to Coast City. The series also stars Jesse L. Martin, Danielle Panabaker, Danielle Nicolet, Kayla Compton, and Brandon McKnight. Stefan Pleszczynski directed the episode written by Jeff Hersh.

The Flash Season 8 Episode 10 "Reckless": WITH BATED BREATH – Barry's (Grant Gustin) desire to keep Team Flash safe is tested when Frost (Danielle Panabaker) recklessly courts danger as she tries to stop the "Black Flame", meanwhile, Iris, (Candice Patton) tries to help a teen girl reunite with her mother but unintentionally does more harm than good. The series also stars Jesse L. Martin, Danielle Nicolet, Kayla Compton and Brandon McKnight. Kellie Cyrus directed the episode written by Jess Carson.

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Wallace explained how that potentially huge easter egg that surfaced when Bart (Jordan Fisher) and Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy) visited the 2049 Flash Museum in the season opener "Impulsive Excessive Disorder" came together & why this season's finale could be "a little wilder and perhaps a little more terrifying" than viewers have been used to:

Yes, That Was Donald Faison's Booster Gold You Saw in That Headline: "It was just a kind of a fun coincidence. I was in post working on episode 806 and I knew the kids, Bart and Nora, would be looking at future things in the Flash Museum. And the head of post for our show and for 'Legends' is the same person, Geoff Garrett. He happened to mention, 'Oh, by the way, don't tell anybody, but Booster Gold is going to be appearing in the finale of 'Legends." I'm a big Booster Gold fan, and I went, 'Hey, have they cast that person yet? I have a crazy thought. What if we see our kids in this episode looking through newspapers and we see whoever you guys have cast really fast, kind of a connected thing?' And he said, 'Well, it's funny you should mention that, Eric, because the finale of 'Legends' airs the week before 'Flash' returns.'" From there, LOT showrunner Phil Klemmer Faison gave their blessings and it went from there.

Want Clues to the "Hardcore" & "Intense" Season 8 Finale? It's Time to Rewatch "Armageddon": "Look at those things. If you want to get ready for the new season, go back and re-watch 'Armageddon' on the CW app. We had a master plan and 'Armageddon' was only part one of three parts. If you want to divide the season into three: 'Armageddon' part one; the middle Graphic Novel, part two; and [then] our big finale in which we're not trying to outdo ourselves from last year. We're trying to do something a little different that is a little wilder and perhaps a little more terrifying. Team Flash is about to go through some very intense times. I'm not kidding. It's about to get hardcore."

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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