The Flash episode Luck be a Lady tonight had a few interesting plot developments that will effect the season going forward. One of them even dropped an interesting Easter egg reference regarding a fellow DC superhero. We’ll break them down along with how we think they will impact the rest of The Flash season 4.
At the beginning of the episode, Wally can be seen standing at the breach. He has flowers and candy in hand as he’s expecting Jessie to come for their date night. Much to his surprise, however, H.R. makes a return to Earth-1 instead. He’s holding a cube that he says is holding a message from Jessie. H.R. is acting extremely odd, and we quickly find out why. The hologram starts to play, but then quickly malfunctions making it impossible to hear Jessie’s message. H.R. picks it up and shakes it, saying “Damn Atlantean plastic” trying to get it to work. This is a pretty funny reference to Aquaman, as Atlantea is where he’s from. It’s also pretty funny that it doesn’t work, considering Atlantea has some pretty high-end tech, but yet this simple cube doesn’t work.
H.R. tried to leave back to his Earth really fast, but doesn’t understand that Wally isn’t familiar the cube. His remark “You don’t have breakup cubes on your Earth?” pretty much gives it away. Jessie never showed and sent her dad with a cube in order to break up with Wally. Now, I’ve heard of some funny text break-ups, changing your Facebook status to single break-ups, but a break-up cube is something totally knew. H.R. tries to soften the blow by saying it has built-in tissues and uses a hologram to make this less than personable maneuver more personable. I was really surprised to hear H.R. say that Jessie noted that she would never forget Wally as “he was her first”. I have two daughters, that has to be rough to say as a father, man.
Next up, the alarm goes off and the team spends the episode squaring off against this week’s villain. Barry and the team is able to take her down, but with one noticeable absence. The team can be seen back at Star Labs during their typical debrief session. Wally says that even with everything going on, nobody notices that he was gone. He ended up going to Earth-2 to talk to Jessie face to face. After all, a break-up cube wouldn’t do it for me either if I could travel to multiple universes. Wally isn’t feeling the whole Kid Flash thing anymore, and says he’s leaving Central City. He will be spending his time in Blue Valley, a new city on the show. In the comics, however, Blue Valley is not new and is the home to the original Wally West. In that version, Iris was his aunt, however, so it was a bit different.
There is an interesting father and son moment between Joe and Wally. Joe tells Wally that he gets that he has to do what he needs to do, but that he spent so much time in his life without him and doesn’t want to miss out on anything else. Wally tells him not to worry, and that if he ever needs anything, just to let him know and he’ll come running.
Where is this going to lead the show this season? I know it took place during the off-season, but Wally did spend six months holding down the fort while Barry was stuck in the speed force. I would be extremely surprised if Wally doesn’t come back for the rest of the season, especially with 19 episodes remaining. That long off the show would make it seem like he’s leaving the show for good, which I don’t see happening at all. Someone leaves every now and then in these superhero shows for the story line to continue. Having a full cast all the time makes it difficult for sub-plots to emerge, so somebody usually leaves briefly before coming back during some high intensity moment.
I’m going to guess that Wally comes back after the mid-season break. Team Flash will be in the midst of a battle, or just about to head into one, and Wally will rush back in to help. What do you think will be Wally’s re-emergence scene? Let us know below.