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"God, that mask. It's like one of those porcelain dolls that's gonna kill you while you sleep."
"I thought it was more like a rag doll. Yeah, that's right. Still got it. Hold your applause."
Ralph Dibny and Cisco Ramon on Rag Doll
"All Doll'd Up" is the fifth episode of the fifth season of The Flash, and the ninety-seventh episode overall. It aired on November 13, 2018.

Synopsis

Nora lets something slip about the future that devastates Iris. In an attempt to distract his wife, Barry asks Iris to team up to stop a new meta, Rag Doll. Meanwhile, Caitlin learns something about her father.[1]

Trivia

  • This is the first episode of the series to not feature Chris Klein (Orlin Dwyer) after signing on as a series regular.
  • This is the third episode of the series to not feature Jesse L. Martin (Joe West).
  • Ralph mentions "Calculon", a character on Futurama which Phil LaMarr starred in.
  • The story Cecille told Nora about Barry encountering golden giants called Grodans from an alternate past is a reference to the Grodans, who first appeared in The Flash #120 from 1961, where they are discovered by Barry Allen and Wally West when an earthquake combined with Barry's vibration accidentally sent them into the past.[2]
  • Cecille mentions "Barry" (Iris) singing in a middle school production of the musical Guys and Dolls.
  • The newspaper article Iris pulls up on Theresa Merkel mentions a reality show called Shark Cage. This is a parody of the real-life show Shark Week
  • Ralph uses his stretching powers to swing from buildings to move through the city, having claimed to have gotten the idea from a comic book. This is a reference to the comic book superhero Spider-Man, whose powers allow him to shoot and hang from webs, thereby enabling him to quickly travel through the city.
  • Cisco named the four satellites previously owned by DeVoe Hal, Data, Robbie, and Colossus. These are all references to A.I.s in pop culture:
  • Two weeks have passed since the previous episode, "News Flash", as noted by Barry and Iris when discussing Nora. Interestingly, this episode also aired two weeks after the "News Flash", as the series was on break for one week due to coverage of the 2018 Mid-Term Elections.
  • When talking with Cecille, Nora can be seen drinking a Killer Frost drink from Jitters.
  • A deleted scene from this episode features a meeting between Theresa and Iris. While they're talking, Theresa mentions that two years previously, Peter had broken into her home and burned 52 letters her mother had sent her, which was all Theresa had left of her; a likely reference to DC Comics' repetitive use of the number 52.[3]

Goofs

  • After realizing Cecile's stories were about Iris, Nora states that Barry wasn't in the yearbook. However, it was mentioned in "Cause and Effect" that, among other clubs, Barry was involved with yearbook in high school.
    • However, given that Cecile's story happened when Barry was 11, this would've put he and Iris in fifth or sixth grade at that time. Thus, it's possible that Iris did work on their school's yearbook then, while Barry didn't take part until high school.

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Videos

References

  1. "The Flash - Episode 5.05 - All Doll'd Up - Press Release" - SpoilerTV
  2. https://comicbook.com/dc/2018/11/14/the-flash-rag-doll-easter-eggs-spider-man-grodans-the-cw/
  3. https://screenrant.com/flash-season-5-deleted-scene-bluray-home-release/
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