Hartley Sawyer is really excited for The Flash to return to the CW following the show’s Winter hiatus, as it seems there’s a LOT to look forward to!
We had the opportunity to chat to Sawyer on Friday evening and he shared some really exciting teases of what’s to come for Ralph Dibney/Elongated Man in the back half of the series, as well as Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), Killer Frost (Danielle Panabaker) and Team Flash as a whole, what with that shocking Nora reveal!
I think one of the most exciting things he revealed though was that in episode 13 we’re going to see Ralph team-up with Barry as he goes back to Central City’s criminal underworld to find an item that will help them defeat Cicada.
“Episode 13 is a really fun one, it’s pretty much all Ralph and Barry for the whole episode and that’s something that Grant and I had so much fun on because he and I worked a lot together last year, and we had a blast, so we always laugh a lot when we’re together…The way that we introduced the character last year, he was in a world of criminals, you know? The world of not very good people in a world with people doing good things, and so this year we kind of talk about that. Like there’s this whole world out there that Ralph came from before he was part of team Flash and wouldn’t it be fun to go back to that a little bit and see what happens with that? So we’re actually doing a little bit of that in episode 13 coming up – we need to find something that’s gonna help us fight Cicada and nobody knows where to look and Ralph does, because he knows where the black market is and he knows where the underworld is and all that stuff – so that was really cool to see. I love that aspect of him, because everybody else in team Flash is great, but they’re pretty much squeaky clean and it’s nice that he’s not, you know?”
Also coming up in episode 11 as the show returns from the Winter hiatus, will be a team up between Ralph and Killer Frost:
“And in terms of Ralph going forward, there’s some great stuff coming up in episode 11 that he’s involved with, there’s some more stuff with Ralph and Killer Frost, those two characters together and also Ralph really stepping up to be a hero to save some meta-humans.”
Sawyer also teased that Team Flash will be finding out shortly that Nora is working with Eobard Thawne (Tom Cavanagh), and how that will affect them:
“At some point it will be revealed to the entire team that Nora is doing this, Sherloque is figuring it out, Ralph’s figuring it out. Nora’s going to have to own up to that at a certain point and the rest of the team will find out and that’s gonna be an atomic bomb, particularly I think for Barry and Iris.”
Remember the whole King Shark vs Gorilla Grodd fight teased at San Diego Comic Con last year? Well that’s coming up too!
“We just started shooting and I’m excited for this one, I think they teased it a little bit at Comic Con, we’re now getting into King Shark versus Gorilla Grodd which is something that I’m very excited for as a fan because I love those two characters. I think they pulled that off so well in this world, I’m really excited to see that.”
Check out the rest of the interview below, and look out for it in our next podcast episode!