The Flash: A Girl Named Sue
February 18, 2020 7:39 PM - Season 6, Episode 12 - Subscribe

After months of searching for Sue Dearbon, Ralph gets a lead on her whereabouts and finally comes face to face with his missing client. However, Sue refuses to return home to her family, and instead, takes Ralph on a daring adventure. Iris faces a new challenge while Barry considers a potentially dangerous request from a trusted source.
posted by oh yeah! (6 comments total)
I'm not really feeling the chemistry for Ralph/Sue. Maybe it will improve over time, but, meh. Kind of a let-down after all this time.
posted by oh yeah! at 7:48 PM on February 18, 2020

Not only am I not feeling the chemistry, but I'm not liking the way Sue is being portrayed. I like their relationship when it's got that Nick and Nora Charles vibe, complete with Sue being the more refined, smoother, classier partner, as it helps take the edge off of Ralph's weird little corners. This version of Sue isn't that one.

I am, however, feeling the chemistry between Ralph and his car, but then again, I've always had a soft spot for mid-70s two-door Lincoln Continentals. (Year estimate may be slightly off due to not getting a good hard look at said vehicle.)

Are we supposed to make a connection between John Loring (it was Loring, wasn't it) and Jean Loring, the Arrow lawyer? And if we are, can we please not? Putting a Loring in a Sue Dearbon story line for no apparent reason does not give me a good feeling these days. (Unless what I'm afraid of happening is just one step along making Ralph realize he needs to be with Caitlin.)
posted by sardonyx at 5:05 PM on February 20, 2020

I can't speak to what Sue is supposed to be in the comics or whatever. Not sure what to make of her. I enjoyed her frequently outsmarting Ralph and her minx-y ways, but at the same time, also a bit kinda evil. Not sure what to make of her, overall.

Still like Mirror Iris. Though Regular Iris wasn't too shabby here either.
posted by jenfullmoon at 7:14 PM on February 20, 2020

I wasn't sure what to make of Sue, but I think if I didn't know anything about her, particularly who she is in the comics, I think I would've enjoyed it a lot more. But it was fun watching her being badass. The women in general are really stepping up in the show, which is great. I did miss Caitlin in this episode though.

It was kinda funny that I didn't even realize how little Barry was in this one until he showed up to save Ralph.

And also, for someone supposedly invulnerable to most physical attacks, how did Ralph gets kicked so hard that he ended up getting locked in the vault? She already know he's Elastic Man, he could've easily absorbed the kick. I'm still annoyed that this show depowers its heroes when it's plot convenient.
posted by numaner at 3:41 PM on February 21, 2020 [1 favorite]

Exactly, Ralph taking that beating was one of those moments where I was pulled out of the show due to how completely illogical/inappropriate his response was. It was so wrong it was jarring.
posted by sardonyx at 7:22 AM on February 23, 2020

posted by numaner at 10:07 AM on February 24, 2020

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