"Look, tonight's job was for Ralph Dibny because both parts of my identity have value. The same is true for you, only tonight I could've used your civilian half. What I'm trying to say is Barry Allen is just as important as the Flash. Try to remember that. I know I will."
Ralph Dibny to Barry Allen

"License to Elongate" is the sixth episode of the sixth season of The Flash, and the one-hundred-twentieth episode overall. It aired on November 19, 2019.

Synopsis

Barry turns his attention to prepping Elongated Man for life after Crisis and without The Flash, but Ralph ultimately teaches Barry a lesson. Meanwhile, Cecile faces her own moment of self-discovery while helping a recuperated Chester P. Runk reclaim his identity.[src]

Plot

Barry makes an authority badge Elongated Man for Ralph, which he would like to in the long run give him at an arranged question and answer session the following day. Ralph is gotten away to do a statement attached to Sue's vanishing, and Barry chooses to go with him. They pull up on an extravagant occasion, where they should find somebody who may have most as of late observed Sue. They head inside and approach a lady, who rapidly detects that they're both lying about who they state they are. Ralph figures out how to swipe her VIP ticket off of her.

Ralph and Barry meet the proprietor of the occasion, Remington Meister. Ralph gets some information about Sue, which rapidly bothers Meister. He says that Sue isn't on the list if people to attend, and becomes dubious about Barry and Ralph. Barry recommends that they leave, yet Ralph imagines that they have to wait - particularly on the grounds that the gathering is a sale for hoodlums. Barry proposes that they suit up and bust the gathering, however Ralph opposes this idea.

Ralph breaks in to the structure's PC, while Barry utilizes super speed to scan the entire structure for Sue. Meister then shocks both Ralph and Barry - close by Ultraviolet. Both of them wake up integrated in a meta-hosing seat, and Meister and Ultraviolet divulge their underhanded laser beam.

Barry apologizes for questioning Ralph, and uncovers his arrangement to give him the image. Ralph reveals to Barry that the two pieces of their characters merit sparing. They in the end break out and stifle the laser weapon, and Barry says the two of them should get ready.

Meister starts his bartering, which incorporates a variety of rockets called the Ring of Fire. He focuses the rockets at Central City, similarly as Barry claims to unsteadily bumble in front of an audience and outbid different supporters. He and Ralph then start to battle Ultraviolet and Meister, however Meister turns the rockets on. Through a detailed cluster of tricks, Barry closes of the rockets and debilitates Meister.

The Flash freely presents Ralph with the Elongated Man image, and initiates him one of the new legends of Central City. Ralph addresses people in general, and vows to guard Central City until he bites the dust. He at that point calls up Barry, and he and Joe openly observe Barry for his work, and give him the Medal of Honor.

Ralph meets with Iris, and gives her that somebody with a similar logo as the individuals who captured Ultraviolet was at the gathering. She leaves, and Ralph is promptly assaulted by Ramsey.

Nash drives Team Flash to the underground passage and contends that The Monitor is a cheat. Barry endeavors to stage through the entryway to The Monitor, however doesn't succeed in light of the fact that it is bound with Eternium. Nash uncovers that he may have the option to discover a curio that can assist them with breaking the entryway - a U.V. firearm. Allegra discovers Nash, who clarifies that he's a doppelganger and requests her assistance in finding the weapon. Allegra concurs, while additionally handling the entire idea of the multiverse. Nash incidentally uncovers that Barry is The Flash, and that he's anticipating slaughtering The Monitor. Allegra gets steamed at this and wouldn't like to help him any longer. She later returns, and Nash presumes that she's anxious to utilize her forces, because of a paranoid fear of getting like Ultraviolet. She understands that is valid, and utilizes her forces to help with the entryway. Nash expresses gratitude toward Allegra for her assistance, and says that she helps him to remember somebody.

Chester's vitality is completely reestablished, and he gets himself alone in Star Labs. He signs on to one of the PCs and discovers his own eulogy. Cecile assists Chester with getting once more into society, and he requests counsel on the best way to ask out Natalie. She offers to utilize her forces to get him out. Cecile puts in a Jitters to Go request so Natalie will convey it to Chester, and she'll hypothetically have the option to peruse her feelings. The entire trial goes poorly. Cecile later apologizes, and uncovers that she read Natalie's feelings wrong since she was shaky about her own direction throughout everyday life. Chester concludes the two of them should grasp their actual selves, and ask out Natalie. Cecile makes business cards for her new business, and afterward discloses to Chester that he's greeting at Star Labs at whatever point he needs.

Cast

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Guest starring

Co-starring

Trivia

  • This is the second episode to be directed by Danielle Panabaker.
  • The episode is a parody of the James Bond franchise.
    • The title is a reference to the film Licence to Kill.
    • Ralph and Barry both wear tuxedos in a similar fashion to James Bond does.
    • When Ralph says he has a camera in his bowtie, Barry asks him if he has a knife in his shoe and a grapple hook gun as well, referencing James Bond villain Colonel Rosa Klebb from the 1957 novel and film From Russia with Love. The grapple hook gun is a reference to the James Bond gadget the rappelling belt which was in the movie GoldenEye. The camera bowtie references the Minox A/IIIs camera which was used by George Lazenby in the movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service while destroying Blofeld's lair atop Piz Gloria, he takes pictures of the locations of the girls that are sent out by Blofeld as biological warfare agents.
    • January Galore is a reference to Pussy Galore.
    • Remington Meister parodies various Bond villains, though heavily resembles a variation of Auric Goldfinger.
    • Ralph asks a bartender for a "gin gold martini. Shaken, not stirred". A vodka martini is also James Bond's drink of choice, with this exact preparation.
    • Barry addresses himself as "Allen, Barry Allen" in a similar fashion to James Bond does.
    • A game of Mahjong, some fancy men and women in suits in an elegant criminal party a reference to the film Dr. No.
    • The EYE-3C9 references various Bond villain satellite weapons capable of destroying cities. Its name may reference the GoldenEye.
    • Meister tells Ralph, "I expect you to die!" which Ralph notes is a quote directly from the film Goldfinger.
    • Remington possesses a state-of-the-art industrial laser cannon. In Goldfinger, the villain tried to kill Bond with a similar device, as mentioned by Meister.
    • An array of missiles that could decimate any part of the earth and the gizmo is loosely based on GoldenEye, the weapons system used in the 1995 film of the same name starring Pierce Brosnan.
    • Barry and Ralph defuse the bomb with exactly 1 second to spare just like how Bond defuses a bomb with under 1 second to spare.
  • Ralph lets Barry in on everything he knows about Sue Dearbon, including that she was last seen wearing a one-of-a-kind designer dress by Victoria Vale. In the comics, Vicki Vale is a journalist with a very long history with Bruce Wayne/Batman.
  • This is the first episode to not feature Candice Patton (Iris West-Allen) between the 2 title cards.
  • The Elongated Man emblem that Barry gives to Ralph at the end of the episode resembles that of his comic book counterpart.
  • While pretending to be drunk, Barry tells Ultraviolet, "I love Mortal Kombat! You know what my favorite part is? Finish him!" This is a reference to Mileena, a similarly-masked female character from the video game Mortal Kombat II.
  • Grant Gustin performed all his own stunts in this episode.[1]
  • After a failed dating attempt, Chester says he feels like Alderaan on a bad day, referencing Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope when the Death Star destroys Alderaan.
  • Ralph notes the Ring of Fire is probably not a Johnny Cash song, referencing the song of the same name.

Goofs

  • While giving Ralph the Elongated Man emblem, Barry does not blur his face or filter his voice despite being in the precinct where he works under his civilian identity.

References

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