Rag Doll (Troy James) is finally making an appearance in Central City, and as this preview of the next episode of The Flash, Barry (Grant Gustin) is in line to be the contortionist’s next victim.
But we have to wonder if Rag Doll is a true meta or another user of meta tech like Spin (Kiana Madeira). The notion of meta-enabled gear is an intriguing one and, quite possibly, key to dealing with Cicada (Chris Klein). Of course, there still may be someone else using Nora’s (Jessica Parker Kennedy) alterations to the timeline for their own ends, but the Cicada situation is the most obvious bit of blowback.
And, one wonders, if that the real reason Iris (Candice Patton) suppressed Nora’s powers. It would be more interesting if Iris’s decision was less noble and more human — she doesn’t want to lose her daughter the way she lost Barry — but perhaps Iris was trying to prevent some sort of Flashpoint-like scenario she remembers from Nora’s visit to the past.
Or it could be something far more selfish, which would be an compelling twist on things. Even before The Flash found a proper role for her, Iris has always been quite idealized and maybe, thanks to Nora, we’re finally seeing a crack in that persona. At the same time, it would be nice to see them reconcile even if both must accept that Iris will suppress Nora’s powers.
The Flash returns November 13th on The CW.
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