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TV REVIEWS: FTN Reviews The Flash Season 6 Episode 16: So Long And Goodnight

April 22nd, 2020 by Todd Black Comments

It feels like an eternity since the CW shows have been on, but it’s only been a few weeks. And with the reveal that Flash (and likely Supergirl and Batwoman) have to end their seasons early because of the Coronavirus, that makes ever remaining episode in their seasons all the more precious. “So Long and Goodnight” was a great example of a strong comeback, even if it didn’t stick the landing at the end.

The crux of the episode was very simple. Joe wanted to take Carver down, and Carver wanted to make sure Joe was out of the way so he hired Ragdoll to take him out. I have to give props to the team in this episode because Ragdoll came off as a really good horror villain. Even though they kind of forgot that he’s just supposed to be a contortionist and can’t stretch himself like Ralph. But I’ll let it slide.

The continued attempts on Joe’s life,  paired with the fact that Barry’s speed is almost gone made for an interesting dilemma. Should Joe go into WitSec? Or should he keep fighting the good fight?

The climax at the end with the bomb was a little hokey, but for a second you thought that maybe, just maybe, Joe would go out this way. Thankfully he didn’t. But that didn’t ruin the moment where Joe looked at the wires and how lucky he got and noted that he should indeed go to WitSec.

Meanwhile, we got more from the Ralph and Sue case. Turns out, Sue really is going after Carver. But as to why…we’re not sure yet. I wish we had gotten more after their final scene, and I’m STILL not sold on this new “super spy” version of Sue, but the scenes with her and Ralph are really good.

I was also surprised to see the interactions between Eva and Carver. Showing that Carver knew full well about his wife’s condition, and yet didn’t do a thing. And that cold moment where he shattered the mirror was good stuff.

Unfortuantely, that ending scene with Iris really flopped. I know Barry is one of the kindest guys around, but there is no way that Iris, the real Iris, would treat him like that, or try and kick him out OF HIS OWN HOUSE! And he just took it! Granted, the teaser for next week states that he FINALLY wakes up, but this could’ve been the right moment for the warning bells, but instead it just fell flat.

Still, “So Long and Good Night” was a very good episode with a streamlined story that worked on many fronts. We’ve only got a few episodes left this season, so let’s enjoy it, ok?

4.5 out of 5 nerds

Todd Black is reader of comics, a watch of TV (a LOT of TV), and a writer of many different mediums. He's written teleplays, fan-fictions, and currently writes a comic book called Guardians ( He dreams of working at Nintendo, writing a SHAZAM! TV series, and working on Guardians for a very long time!