'The Flash' Season 6: Will Sue Dearbon and Ralph Dibny get their comics style ending by season finale?
The Arrowverse version of Sue Dearbon is a lot different than the one we imagined. It was supposed to be the moment where Ralph Dibny (Hartley Sawyer) would meet the woman he loves and the duo would go on to become a super couple just like they did in the comics. Except, it was a damp squib encounter. Natalie Dreyfuss in 'A Girl Named Sue' oozed charm, confidence, sexy and she can definitely whoop a**. She firmly cements the fact that she's no damsel in distress.
And now, the character is set to return again on 'So Long and Good Night' leading fans to speculate if this is the time Sue and Ralph storyline would take the comic route. While not much is known about the plot of the episode, the synopsis confirms another Ralph-Sue run-in.
The official synopsis reads: "So Long and Goodnight" — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, LV) (HDTV) | BLACK HOLE THREATENS JOE’S LIFE – After Black Hole hires Rag Doll (guest star Troy James) to kill Joe (Jesse L. Martin), Singh (guest star Patrick Sabongui) suggests he go into Witness Protection but Joe refuses to stop investigating Carver (guest star Eric Nenninger)"
"While investigating Carver with Cisco (Carlos Valdes), Ralph (Hartley Sawyer) runs into Sue (guest star Natalie Dreyfuss). Iris (Candice Patton) becomes suspicious of Eva (guest star Efrat Dor). Alexandra La Roche directed the episode written by Kristen Kim & Thomas Pound."
For Dibny, this is a move in the right direction when it comes to introducing Sue. It also makes sense to put him in a place where he comes fully prepared to actually open up to a person. It wasn't exactly a smooth ride for Ralph since he was introduced in season 4 as a piping hot mess.
This theory is supplemented by the actor's interview with EW where he said: “Since I started playing Ralph, the number one question has probably always been, ‘Where’s Sue? What about Sue?’ We did talk early on in season 4 because I brought that up, and the plan had always been all roads lead to Sue and we’re going to get there, but he has to be ready for that because that’s such a serious relationship in comics and a big relationship,” says Sawyer. “I can’t see the guy he was in season 4 meeting Sue Dearborn and that becoming what you know it needs to become.”
Hopefully, the upcoming episode fleshes out Sue's character a lot more and gives clarity on how things might end for her and Ralph.
'The Flash' airs on Tuesdays at 8 pm on The CW.