'The Flash' Season 7: With the graphic novel template set to go on, will the Mirror Master saga make up Part I?
Second half of Season 6 dealt with Eva McCulloch, the introduction of Sue Dearbon and the death of the Speed Force coupled with some fake Godspeeds running around. But it was left unfinished
'The Flash' Season 6 had a chilling villain in Bloodwork (Dr Ramsey Rosso played by Sendhil Ramamurthy) and the lead up to Arrowverse's much-anticipated crossover, 'Crisis on Infinite Earths'. These two major plot points were part of what Eric Wallace outlined as the pre 'Crisis' model or Part 1 of the graphic novel. And from his recent interview, Season 7 will be following the same pattern with a few changes.
The showrunner had said the series would follow the graphic novel approach and safe to say, the move worked in the show's favor. The second half of Season 6 dealt with Eva McCulloch/Mirror Master (Efrat Dor), the introduction of Sue Dearbon (Natalie Dreyfuss) and the death of the Speed Force coupled with some fake Godspeeds running around.
Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) is running on fumes after the crumbling of the Speed Force. The season ended with 19 episodes after coronavirus pandemic shut down productions of many TV shows and films. With Episode 19 serving as the finale, much was left up in the air and Season 7's first few episodes will be wrapping these plot points. Coming back to the part about the series following the graphic novel style of storytelling, we can look at the series as two-parts again.
"There are going to be more graphic novels next year," Wallace said. "But they're not going to be broken up the way I think folks expect," Wallace said in an interview with TVLine. 'The Flash' usually consists of 23 episodes. Season 5 had 22 while Season 6 managed 19. This means there are at least three or four episodes left in the series that wraps up the Mirror Master saga. This could probably serve as the first part of the graphic novel in Season 7 while the arrival of a new foe and the challenge of taking him/her down can be looked at as Part II.
With executive producer Marc Guggenheim already stating there are plans for the next big multiverse-shattering crossover, it is possible 'The Flash' might integrate a couple of episodes to help the transition from Part I to II. While much of these theories are pure speculations, it is just possible this might be one of the routes the hit Arrowverse show might take.
'The Flash' Season 7 is slated to return to The CW in January 2021.