'The Flash' Season 6 Episode 19 Preview: Iris's rescue to Eva's plans, the makeshift finale has a lot to explain
Will Iris West-Allen (Candice Patton) and Kamilla Hwang be rescued from the mirror dimension? Will Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) get his speed back? Can Black Hole be stopped? These will be some of the burning questions ahead of the season finale of 'The Flash'. As far as the answers go, we're not sure if the episode will clear up all the storylines, not especially after the fact that this is the makeshift finale considering the Arrowverse show has always been a 22-episode affair.
It is easy to agree with fans when they say this has been one of the best seasons of 'The Flash'. It may not have registered the whopping ratings it did for Season 1 and 2 (92% and 94% respectively), but with the installment leading into 'Crisis on Infinite Earths', the epic multiverse-shattering five-part crossover, there was much emphasis on Barry Allen as his death was foreshadowed ahead of the season. That along with a chilling foe in Bloodwork (Dr Ramsey Rosso played by Sendhil Ramamurthy) made it a much darker and emotional installment.
As explained by the showrunner, Eric Wallace, the season was divided into two parts— Pre and Post 'Crisis'. The second half of the series also set the tone early on for Season 7 by introducing Sue Dearbon (NatalieDreyfuss), old foes in Eobard Thawne/ Reverse-Flash, Godspeed and even a cameo from Bloodwork. Black Hole and Mirror Master, Eva McCulloch (Efrat Dor) were looked at the main antagonists post the crossover and the threat still remains.
It is also safe to say the fate of Iris and Kamila looks pretty grim, especially with Barry having just residual speed left after the death of the Speed Force. For now, it looks like in Eva's mission to take down her husband, Joseph Carver (Eric Nenninger), anyone who comes in her way will just be casualties. In addition, there are also unexplained storylines in the form of an artificial speed force machine and how Sue and Ralph Dibny (Hartley Sawyer) will pan out.
The season has also name-dropped Atlantis a couple of times hinting the famed DC location will play a crucial role in the finale and also probably in the upcoming season. This may also mean Cisco (Carlos Valdes) would be largely absent for finale as he sets off to find a missing component found only in Atlantis to help build the perpetual-motion machine.
Titled 'Success Is Assured' the episode's official synopsis reads, "Barry (Grant Gustin) considers a risky plan to save Iris (Candice Patton) from the Mirrorverse. Ralph (Hartley Sawyer) attempts to stop Sue (guest star Natalie Dreyfuss) from making a grave mistake that could destroy her life."
Going by the synopsis, it looks like Sue Dearbon will be returning in Season 7 and it is also to be noted that this isn't actually the finale. So any cliffhanger moment comes in will spill over to the new season. This means we're in for a long wait as the new season hits only in the Fall. With the Coronavirus pandemic putting a jarring halt to productions, the wait may just get longer.
What are your thoughts on 'Success is Assured'?
'The Flash' Season 6 Episode 19 airs Tuesday 8 pm ET on The CW.