Here’s the extended trailer for next week’s episode of The Flash, titled “The Elongated Knight Rises”. After the events of tonight’s episode, Ralph Dibny must prove himself alone in the field, while Barry deals with problems of his own.
Looking forward to seeing the second Trickster again? What do you hope to see in the episode? Share your thoughts here!
“My name is Barry Allen and I’m an innocent man”.
When we left the Flash at the mid-season finale, Clifford DeVoe’s body had been found in Barry and Iris’ apartment, stabbed to death. The police arrived to find Barry standing over the Thinker’s now lifeless body. Also…the Thinker’s former body, as DeVoe had traded consciousness with Dominic Lanse, aka Brainstorm. Barry is arrested…and as we return for the mid-season return we are ready for the trial. Can Barry get out of this one? Will he reveal his identity? Want to know more? Follow us after the jump!
SOME SPOILERS AHEAD!
The CW has released the official synopsis for the January 30th episode of The Flash, titled “Honey, I Shrunk Team Flash”. The episode will introduce an unnamed metahuman villain, and somebody close to the team will temporarily gain powers themselves.
“Honey, I Shrunk Team Flash”
THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MEN — A meta who can shrink anything he touches battles Team Flash. Cisco (Carlos Valdes) and Ralph (guest star Hartley Sawyer) get caught in his crossfire and are shrunk to miniature versions of themselves. Cecile (guest star Danielle Nicolet) realizes her pregnancy has caused her to have temporary powers and discovers she can hear other people’s thoughts, which unnerves Joe (Jesse L. Martin). Meanwhile, Barry (Grant Gustin) meets someone with a mysterious connection to Henry Allen. Chris Peppe directed the episode written by Sam Chalsen & Judalina Neira (#412). Original airdate 1/30/2018
Plus, it’s been revealed that we’ll be seeing another non-Flash villain on the show later this season. This one is Hyrax, a Green Arrow foe who’s an environmental activist. There are an unusual number of non-Flash villains on the show this season.
Our favorite speedster has been drawn into a trap by the Rogues, with help from August Heart aka Godspeed. Stuck in an absolute zero environment, Barry cannot access his speed to defend himself against Len Snart’s brutal attack. Things are looking pretty rough for The Flash in an arc that re-establishes the Rogues as the baddest group of bad guys around. So, how can Barry get out of this one? To find out more, follow us after the jump!
The CW has released the official synopsis for the second Flash episode in January, titled “The Elongated Knight Rises”. It will air on January 23rd.
The Flash 4×11 “The Elongated Knight Rises”
THE RISE OF THE HERO — When a familiar villain returns to terrorize Central City, Ralph (guest star Hartley Sawyer) must rise up to defend the innocent while Barry (Grant Gustin) is detained by his trial. Meanwhile, Barry searches for the strength to keep his optimism alive in the face of his new circumstances. Alexandra La Roche directed the episode written by Sterling Gates & Thomas Pound (#411). Original airdate 1/23/2018.
The synopsis doesn’t say so, but from set photos it seems that the “familiar villain” is the second Trickster (Devon Graye).
Looking forward to seeing Ralph in action by himself? How do you think he’ll fare? Share your thoughts!
Monday brought a lot of teases for the upcoming “Flash War” storyline, in the form of some preview pages and an interview at CBR. Writer Joshua Williamson posted several coloured preview pages from Flash Annual #1 at his Twitter account, and then CBR posted the same pages plus another soon afterward. The annual is due out on January 31st, and is the prelude to “Flash War”.
It seems that somebody has torn through the Flash Museum — possibly the Top, who returns in the issue — and has given us a look at some of the interesting easter eggs to be found inside. Most notably, the existence of the classic incarnation of Bart Allen, as well as Max Mercury, Johnny Quick, Savitar, the Tornado Twins, and John Fox. I think most of us would like to have many or all of them return to continuity and the Flashverse, so it’s welcome news.
Plus, we know there will be conflict between Barry and the original Wally West during “Flash War”, so there’s a page of that too. Looks like the younger Wally may have to play peacemaker between them.
CBR has also posted an interview with Williamson, in which he talks a bit about what we’ll be seeing in Flash issues for the coming year, including “Flash War”.