So, I watched The Flash season 5 episode 8 (What's Past Is Prologue), and one thing got me confused:

When Barry went back to the time where his speed had been taken by Hunter Zolomon (a.k.a Zoom) and after successfully finding the device, while he was returning from that time with his daughter, Zoom followed them and a Time-Wraith caught Zoom inside 'The Speedforce' (@16:45 min).

Shouldn't that change course of history where his dad (Henry Allen) is never killed by Zoom and is alive in the future? (Yeah, time-travelling is tricky 😅).

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    and if is father is alive, he would never went back in past and created flashpoint... Yeah, was wondering exactly the same.
    – dna
    Commented Dec 10, 2018 at 17:01
  • Yes,like they say when travelling back to time, don't interfere unless necessary. Eventually coming back will always lead to new timeline due to such kind of interference & here was the question about existence of Zoom and it's massive effect on time. Commented Dec 10, 2018 at 17:32
  • Since this was the midseason finale, the answer so far is We don't know. Wait and see.
    – Taladris
    Commented Dec 12, 2018 at 7:25
  • @Taladris, I think we don't have to wait, because it's not like they changed past but never came back to future. They return to exactly same time when they went. I guess it's flaw in this plot. Still waiting for creditable answer (No offense here) Commented Dec 12, 2018 at 14:40
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    @JeelVankhede: they spend about 10 minutes (the time to fight Cicada) in the present at the end of the midseason finale. We cannot really assess the changes in the timeline from that. Plus, they had to fight a reality-changing cosmic entity less than a week later. And more importantly, what can change the timeline dramatically is up to the writers. Good question anyway
    – Taladris
    Commented Dec 13, 2018 at 1:51


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