'The Flash' Season 6: Storylines the Arrowverse show needs to tie up if it's looking at a curtailed season
The Sue Dearbon and Mirror Master plots definitely need to be explained
'The Flash' may have not been airing this week and the next, but with a good seven episodes left before the end of the season, it is sure to tie up most of the storylines it started post 'Crisis on Infinite Earths'.
The second half of the hit Arrrowverse show has explained a majority of the storylines after the multiverse-shattering battle, including the relationship between Harrison Nash Wells (Tom Cavanagh) and Allegra Garcia (Kayla Compton), the introduction of the much-awaited Sue Dearbon (Natalie Dreyfuss), the return of Wally West/Kid Flash (Keiynan Lonsdale) and also Barry Allen/Flash's (Grant Gustin) arch-nemesis, Eobard Thawne/ Reverse-Flash (played by Cavanagh again).
However, with reports and rumors surrounding the series that it might be shortened, we take a look at the storylines this season may have to finish.
Sue Dearbon and Ralph Dibny
Hartley Sawyer's Ralph Dibny has been an integral part of 'The Flash' as The Elongated Man for the last couple of seasons. The arrival of Sue (his wife in the comics) was teased for a good season before Dreyfuss finally made an appearance as the titular character in 'A Girl Named Sue'.
Sue oozed charm, confidence, sexy and she can definitely whoop a**. She is set to appear again in 'So Long and Good Night' and the question this time around it would be to see if she makes it to team Flash and eventually marries Dibny, just like the comics.
Eva McCulloch, the Mirror Master
'The Flash' introduced a new mysterious organization, new threats and new characters post 'Crisis on Infinite Earths'. One of the characters was Eva McCulloch. The episode centered around Iris West-Allen (Candice Patton) investigating Black Hole, a shadow organization that deals with meta-human smuggling. The final minutes of the episode see Iris meeting Joseph Carver, the founder of McCulloch Technologies who denies any connection with Black Hole and runs the company to honor his wife Eva McCulloch (Efrat Dor).
After the events of 'The Crisis On Infinite Earths', the DC heroes have no access to the alternate Earths. However, in the latest episode titled 'A Girl Named Sue', the writers found a new way to introduce the concept of alternate Earths, via the mirror world. Unlike the alternate Earths that we have encountered, this world has no people, except Eva.
Eventually, we do realize that Eva is not the victim as she also attacks Kamilla Hwang (Victoria Park) and puts her mirror version alongside Mirror Iris (Candice Patton) in the real world. The only people with a clue that something's wrong are Joe West (Jesse L Martin) and Wally. Will they manage to rescue the real Iris and Kamilla in time?
The recent development in the series is the return of Eobard Thawne as Reverse-Flash. With the Speed Force dead, the speedsters have lost their powers. Thawne tries to tap into Nash Wells' emotions of guilt and remorse to recreate his negative Speed Force but is thwarted by Barry.
Barry and Co. hope to build their own Speed Force, but the move is risky and the ramifications are unclear. Should the series be shortened, this plot point may just be moved to the new season.
What are your thoughts on the storylines 'The Flash' needs to tie up before the season ends or if we get a curtailed season?
'The Flash' airs Tuesdays 8 pm on The CW with Episode 16 arriving on April 7, 2020. (Date update according to The Sun).