Before the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover occasion, The Flash will current its two-part mid-season finale. In “The Last Temptation of Barry Allen,” per an episode description, “a mysterious, hallucinogenic contagion tests Barry’s convictions.” Now, after the Season 6, Episode 6–“License to Elongate”–we know who will likely be doing the testing.
Warning: The following incorporates spoilers for “License to Elongate.” If you have not watched the episode, you need to flip away now.
At the conclusion of “License to Elongate,” Ramsey Rosso/Bloodwork (Sendhil Ramamurthy) seemingly kidnaps Ralph (Hartley Sawyer), leaving Team Flash down one member going into the finale. As showrunner Eric Wallace revealed at a Q&A following a screening of the episode, that is going to play straight into what Barry and the remainder of the staff will face within the two-part finale.
“The title has been released, ‘The Last Temptation of Barry Allen.’ Well, I wonder who’s tempting him? Yeah. Let’s just say it’s Bloodwork,” Wallace admitted. “And what’s great about his character is he has a really good point of view that when you hear it, I think next week, it’s insane–but it makes sense. And that’s what’s tempting to Barry. It’s all being set up here in [License to Elongate].”
Given that Barry believes he is dealing with sure demise throughout Crisis on Infinite Earths, it isn’t precisely shocking that Bloodwork may tempt him. However, “License to Elongate” additionally noticed a change in the best way Barry is approaching the upcoming occasion. All season, he is been making ready the staff for all times with out The Flash, ought to he perish. However, Ralph and Joe (Jesse L. Martin) went out of their method that Barry, himself, is extra vital than The Flash may ever be.
When requested how that will issue into Barry’s mindset main into the mid-season finale, Wallace laughed, including, “Boy, you’re gonna love next week’s episode. That exact question is asked.” It’s an vital one, on condition that Barry’s life will likely be on the road in Crisis.
As Barry faces his final temptation earlier than potential demise, although, it is sufficient to make you marvel what the way forward for Central City may appear like. With Ralph’s security in query, due to Bloodwork, and Barry staring down the barrel of his personal demise, who will likely be left because the official protector of this metropolis when all is claimed and carried out?
The Flash airs Tuesdays on The CW.