The Flash: License to Elongate
November 19, 2019 7:23 PM - Season 6, Episode 6 - Subscribe

Barry turns his attention to prepping Elongated Man for life after Crisis and without The Flash, but Ralph ultimately teaches Barry a lesson. Meanwhile, Cecile faces her own moment of self-discovery while helping a recuperated Chester P. Runk reclaim his identity.
posted by oh yeah! (4 comments total)
I don't know why I thought Ralph was actually going to find Sue Dearborn in this episode, I must have mis-read something in the casting announcement. I guess it makes more sense for that to be a post-Crisis episode, but it made this episode kind of a let-down since I was waiting for her to turn up at the gala.

The award ceremony for Barry was sweet, but, I'm still super uninterested in this whole passing the torch/preparing for death arc. Crisis can't come fast enough.
posted by oh yeah! at 4:42 AM on November 20, 2019

AV Club: The Flash tries to lighten up with a Bond parody that's past its freshness date

This was a fine episode until the moment they were like "let's be humans!" and fought both Remington Meister and Ultraviolet hand-to-hand. Like, sure, using The Flash's power got them caught, but now that they are, why bother sneaking around? Barry could've rushed the stage, knocked out Ultraviolet and Meister before they can even realize what's happening, take the key out and close the case, and maybe round up the criminals too. I hate it when they underutilitize The Flash's speed, but this was just idiotic.

And how dumb can they make the criminals? That was obviously "Allen Barry" as the Flash right next to Ralph Dibny that just crashed your party, and then later "Allen Barry" stumbles onto the stage with Ralph but the Flash isn't around even though they were tied up together?? And why wouldn't Ultraviolet just blast Barry to death? Why would she hold back? Because the doofus is asking her to fight hand to hand? And then Meister wasn't _shocked_ that Ralph survived several electric attacks?

Aside from all that, it was a decent episode. I liked the whole thing with Cecil and Chester. I guess he's coming on the team soon?
posted by numaner at 9:17 AM on November 21, 2019 [1 favorite]

Entertaining! Didn't realize that Panabaker was directing (and now I see she directed ep. 518 too), so I'd say she did well. But yeah, all kinds of dumb if you think too much about the script (which is never a great thing to do with The Flash). Am I wrong to assume that Chester P. Runk is being introduced to replace Cisco Ramon? Last season's rumors of Carlos Valdes' departure make me nervous. Then again, doesn't the Arrow team have multiple tech peeps? (I only watch it in the occasional crossover)
posted by mumkin at 8:24 PM on November 21, 2019

The names made me laugh my head off, as well as Barry's drunk stage act.

I know they "can't" introduce Sue yet because of the Crisis, but man, I'm chomping at the bit to see either Ralph fall in instalove or it turn out to be a instafeud to love relationship (no, I haven't read the comics, I don't know how it goes). Could go either way with Ralph.

Chester! Welcome back! You're fun. This plot wasn't the best, but I shall enjoy you.

Oh, so Black Lightning is going to be in the crossovers this year? (It was in one of the links.)
posted by jenfullmoon at 7:50 PM on November 25, 2019

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