For the eponymous character, see Shade (Earth-1). For the Earth-19 character after whom he was named, see Shade (Earth-19).
"I heard multiple witnesses said the man was attacked by a shadow."
Barry Allen
"Shade" is the sixth episode of the third season of The Flash, and the fifty-second episode overall. It aired on November 15, 2016.


When Wally starts having dreams about being Kid Flash, Barry realizes he has to tell Wally, Iris and Joe about what happened to Wally in Flashpoint in order to keep him safe.[src]



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  • When the first victim is attacked by "Shade", Julian remarks that they're looking for "a meta from Neverland", referencing the J. M. Barrie character Peter Pan, whose shadow had a mind of its own.
  • This episode marks Savitar's first official appearance.
  • At Hofherr Park, when told by Cisco to go get snacks, H.R. says they might not accept his earth's money and pulls out a coin called a helbing, which is a reference to Executive Producer Todd Helbing and Aaron Helbing.
  • When H.R. flashes everyone with his Facial transmogrification device, Cisco says, "Did you just neuralyze us?" This is a reference to the Men in Black franchise where the neuralyzer would flash people and erase their memories, giving them new memories.
  • It is revealed that a version of Gorilla Grodd exists on Earth-19.
  • Cisco wears a "Here's Kitty" T-Shirt, a spoof of The Shining even though he says that he doesn't like the film.


  • When H.R. suggests to reopen S.T.A.R. Labs as a museum for its new face, Caitlin and Cisco promptly reject his idea as on Earth-1, Harrison Wells (aka Eobard Thawne) is connected with the murder of Barry's mother and H.R. would be immediately arrested if he were to show his face outside of the lab. However, in "Monster", H.R. hands out coffee and breakfast to everyone which he had to have bought somewhere outside of the facility, yet no one seemed to be worried about that then or thought to tell him about the danger of being falsely recognized as a convicted murderer.



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