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Recap / The Flash 2014 S 6 E 16 So Long And Goodnight

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As Black Hole contacts Ragdoll to assassinate Joe, Barry must find a way to protect him, while also trying to conserve the last of his speed. Meanwhile Cisco comes to the assistance of Ralph in regards to Sue, and Iris begins to question Eva's real motivations and nature.


  • Absentee Actor: Caitlin/Frost is once again missing, due to Danielle Panabaker's pregnancy.
  • Arc Welding: Turns out Sue is also after Black Hole, due to them blackmailing her parents.
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  • Artistic License – Physics: Joe jumping out of a car that is going 120 mph without any injuries is...not very realistic to say the least.
  • Awful Wedded Life: It is clear from their conversation that Eva and Joseph were not happy even before she disappeared into the mirror, and actually harbored some genuine hatred for each other.
  • Brain Bleach
    • Cisco, after finding the mask of the woman who was flirting with him, immediately freaks out.
    • When the agent asks Sue and Ralph if they're married, they both say "Gross." in unison.
  • The Bus Came Back: Ragdoll was last seen in last season's "Gone Rogue".
  • Call-Back: Joe notes to Carver that the last time anyone saw Ragdoll, he was breaking into his company.
  • The Cavalry Arrives Late: Joe manages to disarm the bomb with a random guess before Barry could return.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: January Galore, a random Arms Dealer Barry and Ralph met back in "License to Elongate" is actually one of Sue's disguises all along.
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  • Continuity Nod: Mirror Iris mentions Ray Palmer.
  • Enemy Rising Behind: While Joe is interrogating Sunshine at CCPD, Ragdoll can be seen emerging from a box behind him.
  • Evil vs. Evil: Whatever Eva and Carver's goals are, they're at odds over them.
  • Extendable Arms: Ragdoll can use these now, and to a terrifying effect. Creepy Long Fingers are also part of the package.
  • Eye Scream: The Flash whacks Ragdoll in the eye with a wrench to free himself from Ragdoll's grip.
  • Fallen Hero: Joe's profile on Sunshine reveals she used to be an honorable soldier.
  • Get Out!: Mirror Iris banishes Barry from their loft after Joe leaves to witness protection by claiming he failed her.
  • Good All Along: Sue only steals to help her parents, who are blackmailed by Black Hole.
  • Go Through Me: Both Allegra and Nash try to protect Cecile, but Ragdoll easily overpowers them both.
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  • Idiot Ball: Joe chooses to gloat to a villainous tech magnate that he's digitally recorded his confession. It shouldn't come as a surprise that Carver then nonchalantly uses an EMP to wipe the recording.
  • I Hate Past Me: Ralph remarks on what a douchebag he was two years ago.
  • Immune to Bullets: Ragdoll uses his powers to catapult a barrage of bullets back at Joe.
  • I Never Said It Was Poison: Carver saying Ragdoll using a box to hide, even though Joe never told him.
  • Lyrical Dissonance: Not so much a lyric, but the music becomes more chaotic and discordant as Barry begins to piece together that the Iris he's been living with is not the Iris he loves, until it's a veritable cacophony of disturbing pitches.
  • No-Sell: Sunshine is utterly unimpressed with Joe's pleas to help him get Carver.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Eva doesn't want Barry to go after Carver, as she alone wants to make him pay for what he did to her.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Ralph immediately notes that Sue isn't coming up with a snarky remark when he brings up her parents.
  • Papa Wolf: When Joseph entertains the idea of harming Cecile and Jenna, this earned him a punch to the face from Joe.
  • Put on a Bus: Joe. He scoffs at the idea at first, but after being very nearly killed by Ragdoll's bomb (and only surviving due to sheer luck) he finally agrees to go into witness protection.
  • The Reveal:
    • Black Hole is blackmailing the Dearbons, explaining Sue's vendetta against them: she was trying to save her parents.
    • Singh was replaced at some point by one of Eva's mirror duplicates.
    • Carver knows full well what happened to Eva, and the two are actively opposed to each other.
  • Running Gag: Early in the episode, Cisco and waffles.
  • True Colors: Barry finally sees the truth about Mirror Iris when she bitterly throws him out of their apartment after Barry refuses to use his speed. The look on Barry's face finally has him registering that the woman he's been living with for the past couple months is not his wife.
  • Visionary Villain: It's revealed that both Joseph and Eva have visions for mankind, which aren't likely harmless.
  • Whack-a-Monster: A variant is used in the Flash vs. Ragdoll fight, where Ragdoll has escaped into a pipe with several openings, and the Flash tries to grab him from each one, only to fail until Ragdoll catches him instead.
  • Wham Episode: Joe is put in Witness Protection, Singh is revealed to be The Mole (working for Eva), and Barry finally realizes the truth about Mirror Iris.
  • Wham Line: "Joe West is out of the way as requested. Success is assured." from Chief David Singh.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Barry is not happy at all that Joe went recklessly to confront Carver.
  • Wire Dilemma: Nash tells Joe to pull the green wire of four wires in order to disarm the pressure bomb Cecila's on. Unfortunately, Ragdoll rigged it so that there's more than four and they're all green. Joe manages to disarm it through sheer luck.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Carver not only threatens to hurt Cecile, but also Jenna if Joe doesn't back off.
  • You Are Not Alone: Ralph shows support to Sue.
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