'The Flash' Season 6: How Ralph Dibny's potential love interest Sue Dearbon ties into the Black Hole plot
And so, the showrunners found a way to fit Ralph's potential love interest into the bigger picture of Season 6
'The Flash' returned after a lengthy hiatus with an action-packed, thrilling and emotional episode 'So Long, Goodnight.' Amid all the Barry-Mirror Iris emotional drama, Ragdoll terrifying the life out of everyone, and Joe West jumping out of a speeding car, we saw the more than welcome return of Sue Dearbon (Natalie Dreyfuss).
Fans of the comic book would know that Ralph Dibny and Sue get married in the comics...with a rather heartbreaking ending, nevertheless, because let's face it, when do comics have straightforward and sweet storylines?
Coming back to Ralph and Sue, there's a reason why she turned up in Episode 16 and their subplot wasn't a diversion at all. In an earlier episode, 'A Girl Named Sue', we were introduced to the kooky Sue. Ralph had tracked her down to an apartment that blows up and is rescued by her. Sue revealed it was her ex — Jon Loring (A gender swap of Jean Loring from the comics) — who was behind the explosion and agreed to get some assistance from Ralph to take down John. A lot of cute and flirty banter later, we saw her stealing a diamond and Ralph feeling rather deflated. But it was all for a purpose, as it was revealed that she had some links to the Black Hole mystery.
And now she's back, after a very convincing mask that seems to be inspired by the 'Mission Impossible' series. Sue's appearance is not a coincidence either. She is connected to the whole Black Hole mystery that has been plaguing Team Flash for a while now.
In Episode 16, Ralph realized that Sue was robbing banks to help her parents, who were being extorted by the mysterious Black Hole syndicate. And this, is why Sue has been doing these strange things. We also got to see a different side of her, she lets some of her emotions show and tells Ralph clearly that he can say what he wants about her, but nothing about her parents.
And so, the showrunners found a way to fit Ralph's potential love interest into the bigger picture of Season 6. There have been a lot of love stories during the course of the six years, and this might prove to be another pleasant entanglement that we would want to see too.
What happens next? Tune into 'The Flash' on CW Tuesdays at 8 pm.