‘The Flash’: Ralph Dibney Will Return in Season 7, Says Showrunner — Here’s How

by Jeremy Spirogis
The Flash: Hartley Sawyer

Team Flash will undergo a couple of dramatic adjustments in The Flash Season 7. Ralph ‘Elongated Man’ Dibney portrayer, Hartley Sawyer, was fired from the present after a sequence of offensive tweets resurfaced. But followers can relaxation simple as a result of Ralph will nonetheless seem in season 7.

The Flash: Hartley Sawyer
Hartley Sawyer | Colin Bentley/The CW

Ralph will return to ‘The Flash’ to wrap up a storyline

The final time we noticed Ralph, he was breaking some devastating information to potential love curiosity, Sue. Eva McCullough, aka the Mirror Master, had murdered her estranged husband, Joseph Carver. In true supervillain vogue, she framed an harmless get together — particularly Sue — for the crime.

The gorgeous season 6 finale left followers questioning how the socialite turned jewel thief would wriggle out of that jam. Since Ralph is Sue’s major connection to Team Flash, it will make sense for him to assist Sue clear her title. However, with Sawyer out, followers surprise how the writers will craft a correct decision to the story arc.

Natalie Dreyfuss and Hartley Sawyer of 'The Flash'Natalie Dreyfuss and Hartley Sawyer of 'The Flash'
Natalie Dreyfuss and Hartley Sawyer of ‘The Flash’ | Colin Bentley/The CW

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With that in thoughts, The Flash showrunner Eric Wallace informed Entertainment Weekly that Ralph will certainly return to The Flash to tie up some unfastened ends with Sue’s plot twist. He informed the publication, “In order to wrap that up, which we’re going to do at the top of season 7, Ralph has to be part of that.”

The showrunner additionally defined the restricted scope of Ralph’s involvement throughout all the season. “The character won’t be a big part of season 7. He’ll only be a part of just wrapping up the Sue storyline,” Wallace revealed.

‘The Flash’ will recast Ralph in season 7

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With Sawyer out, Ralph’s return will contain some inventive storytelling. Wallace dropped a bombshell that Ralph will likely be recast, and his transient look and exit will “honor the character.”

Wallace informed EW, “One could say it is a recasting, but we’re going to do it in a way that I think honors the spirit of the character and provides not only a satisfying conclusion to Sue’s murder mystery, but also it’s done with some humor.”

It seems that Ralph’s capacity to shape-shift may come in useful to drag off a plausible narrative. The character’s new look will be simply defined by his metahuman powers, which have saved the day up to now.

“Now, thank goodness, Ralph is a guy who can change faces and his appearance in many ways,” Wallace commented to EW. “Without giving any spoilers away, there are a couple of ways that we can have Elongated Man still appear in at least one episode this season to wrap that storyline up, that gets us what we need and still allows fans to say goodbye to the character, at least for the indefinite future.”

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