'The Flash' Season 6 Episode 16: From 'Mission: Impossible' to 'Homeland', here are all the movie, TV references

Titled 'So Long and Good Night', the episode name is actually a song by American rock band My Chemical Romance. And that's just the start


                            'The Flash' Season 6 Episode 16: From 'Mission: Impossible' to 'Homeland', here are all the movie, TV references
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Episode 16 of 'The Flash' was a treat for fans as it included ample references to some of the iconic movies and top TV shows in Hollywood. Titled 'So Long and Good Night', the episode name is actually a song by American rock band My Chemical Romance. 'Homeland' fans have a reason to whoop as the opening minutes of the episode see Ralph Dibny (Hartley Sawyer) enlist Cisco's (Carlos Valdes) help to track Sue Dearbon (Natalie Dreyfuss).

Except when Cisco meets Ralph, he also sees Sue Dearbon's picture on the wall with a bunch of tracking notes around it. "Oh-kay, Carrie Mathison!" he says looking at the clues. Carrie Mathison is the character played by Claire Danes in Showtime's decade-long running hit political thriller. The series is currently in its eighth and final season and is all set to air its finale on April 26. 

The "Carrie Mathison" reference (The CW)

Up next is a James Bond reference straight from 1964 blockbuster 'Goldfinger'. Cisco and Ralph determine Sue's location and when the former is busy hacking the camera feed, January Galore (Rebecca Roberts) makes an appearance. The character was first seen 'License to Elongate' and her name is borrowed from the fictional Bond character, Pussy Galore (played by the late Honor Blackman). 

'Mission: Impossible' has always had a thing for masks to add to its deception factor and this episode gives a tribute to another decade-spanning franchise as it shows that January Galore's appearance was actually a disguise used by Sue who makes away with some valuable information. Here's a look at all the 'Mission: Impossible' mask rips, courtesy Cinemablend.



 

And while we're talking about Sue and Ralph, there's a brief 'Diamonds & Pearls' line the latter drops. 'Diamonds & Pearls' is one of those epic songs by Prince.  You can watch the song below:



 

Also, CCI meant Clearly Capital Investments? We thought it was another Comic-Con International. Now that's something we're aren't sure about if it had anything to do with each other. But as far as references and connecting thoughts go, these were what we found in 'So Long and Goodnight'.

What was your favorite moment in today's episode of 'The Flash'?

'The Flash' airs on Tuesdays at 8 pm ET on The CW.

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