'The Flash' Season 6 Episode 18: As Godspeed's arc is far from over, could he be Season 7's big bad?
Considering that this season has been stuffed chock-full with villains, it would be better for the show to keep fewer baddies in the next season
As if things were already not chaotic and turbulent enough for Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), Godspeed (BD Wong) decided to add to the emotional mess. In the latest episode titled 'Pay The Piper', Godspeed is here and he is ready to make Barry's life a living hell.
Barry can barely summon the energy to fight him as the speed force is dead and he barely has any power left. Yet, Barry decides to go ahead anyway. He asks for help from an old friend, Hartley Rathaway (Andy Mientus). However, this isn't the Hartley he remembers, as Post-Crisis has changed that equation. He detests Barry as he had hit back at his lover when he was trying to attack him. Nevertheless, a good emotional pep talk from Barry convinces him to join the good side, and at the end of the episode, they take Godspeed down. Godspeed 'bleeds' a substance that is charged sound, and that's what fixes Hartley's boyfriend Roderick (Joel Semande) for good. Pat on the back, that's one villain down.
Except this isn't Godspeed. It's another double of his, which means that the real Godspeed is yet to make his entrance, and he's out there somewhere, ready to wreak havoc. As this season's big and deadly villain is Eva McCulloch (Efrat Dor), it seems as if the real Godspeed is going to be the big bad of Season 7.
That would actually make more sense, as Godspeed's arc deserves a proper storyline rather than being just phoned in for one episode. Fans on social media are pondering whether Godspeed is tied to Eobard Thawne (Tom Cavanagh), and that does serve as an interesting prospect.
Considering that this season has been stuffed chock-full with villains, storylines including the long-drawn-out Mirrorverse arc and the Crisis, it would be better for the show to keep fewer baddies in the next season. And for once, can we get to see the real Godspeed? We do know that it will be another epic battle and a face-off of sorts between Barry and Godspeed. Hopefully, Barry gets his speed back by then.
Fans are tweeting on the possibility of Godspeed being in Season 7. "So is godspeed supposed to be season 7s big bad? for the first half at least?" a fan wrote.
"I think they are dropping hints of Godspeed as the big bad for next year. #TheFlash," tweeted another fan.
Some believe that he is tied to Reverse Flash. "Godspeed is somehow relevant to reverse Flash, calling it now. #TheFlash," a fan wrote.
'The Flash' airs on CW, Tuesdays at 8 pm. The finale airs next week.