Can Ralph Dibny become a superhero on THE FLASH? Barry is going to do his best to try and convince the former detective that he can use his new metahuman powers for good. But given Ralph’s general laissez-faire nature, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he’s not necessarily serious about his new job.
During a recent visit to the set of THE FLASH in Vancouver, we spoke to the cast about Dibyy’s first attempt at being a superhero, the “council of Wells”, and the search of DeVoe that comes up in this week’s episode.
The Search for DeVoe. Barry is determined to figure out who DeVoe is and try to get ahead of his nemesis. A discovery about DeVoe will be made tonight and, according to Grant Gustin (Barry Allen/The Flash), “it’s going to get dirty quick, and before it gets dirty [Barry] wants to get ahead of this guy. And then [the team stars] to realize what a challenging foe he’s going to be and different than any other speedsters we’ve faced in the past. He’s not a speedster, he’s something we’ve never seen before. Things are going to take a dark turn quickly in the middle of the year.” Gustin also hinted that “we have the bus metas and DeVoe created all of them. And they all have to do with his plan. None of this was an accident. We don’t realize that at first but we start to see everything’s connected and we don’t know why he needs all these people and why he did this to them.”
The Council of Wells. The search for DeVoe leads Harry to call upon some of his friends — all of whom are different versions of himself from other Earths. When asked about this “Council of Wells”, Tom Cavanaugh (Harrison Wells) joked that “This show will come and run its course, or it will be like SSUPERNATURAL and never end. And, then it will all be done, but at least we will have this stamp of shamelessness. With the Council of Wells, I will always be able to point to that and go, ‘Look at this exercise in egotism that we managed to pull off’. Unfortunately, for Brent Crowell, who is our production manager, it was his first time directing this show. He got saddled with having to tolerate me not playing just one character, or two characters which I normally do, but playing a multitude of characters, each one worse than the next. But, only if you line them up that way.”
Dibny’s First Hero Quest. “The learning curve from zero to hero is a pretty big one [for Dibny],” Hartley Sawyer (Ralph Dibny) said. “It takes most of the episode for him to get there. It’s tricky because Ralph was not, you know, a bad guy but has just gone on this path. And so coming back from that has been tricky. And also kind of the animosity with Barry has been tricky for him too, but it’s given us a lot of opportunities to play off of that.” Sawyer went on to preview that “It’s all fun and games for him with the powers and being a hero, and how hard could it be to be a superhero and how much accountability could there be? But you can’t save everybody. You can’t do everything all the time. And so when when people get hurt, Ralph does feel that. And he is aware of that. And that’s not an easy thing for him to digest and live with and take on the responsibility of knowing that if I make the wrong decision or a different decision that people can get hurt.”
Dibny’s Superhero Suit. As you can see from the preview below, Dibney isn’t thrilled about the suit that Cisco makes for him. “It’s a little hard to get into, but it’s fun to wear actually. It does not leave much to the imagination, but putting it on is fun and it lends itself to a lot of comedy, a lot of moments there with that, Sawyer said. But the suit will “go through an evolution. He will get a better suit. A different suit. Maybe not better. It’s very, very different.” Carlos Valdes (Cisco Ramon/Vibe) hinted that “over time, [Dibny] does really get frustrated with the stylistic limitations of the suit, so it’s possible that Cisco might design something a little more, how do you say, aesthetically pleasing.”
Fallout for Killer Frost. At the end of the last episode we saw Caitlin/Killer Frost escape from Amunet, who isn’t too happy with her former employee. Danielle Panabaker (Dr. Caitlin Snow/Killer Frost) hinted that “Amunet still has plans for Killer Frost. I think Killer Frost is pretty valuable, could be used as a pretty valuable weapon, and I think Amunet would be interested in taking advantage of that. And it’s not the last time we see Amunet try and use Killer Frost/Caitlin Snow to her advantage.” Panabaker hinted that there might be some additional internal strife to come between Caitlin and her alter ego: “I think what becomes very clear is that Caitlin doesn’t have complete control over when Killer Frost takes over and vice versa — Killer Frost doesn’t have control over when Caitlin takes over, either. So, they are both inside of Caitlin and battling to sort of see who can come to the surface. Killer Frost obviously wishes she could be in charge, and Caitlin likes being in charge, too.”
Don’t miss an all new episode of THE FLASH tonight (November 14) at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.