Twitter Reacts to ‘The Flash’ Season 6 Finale
Battles were fought, alliances were forged, challenges were faced, and The Flash Season 6 is officially over. While the season finale delivered quite a bit of action, it left the audience with lingering questions to ponder until the show returns with season 7. The cast and crew have teased small details about the future of The Flash, but Twitter fans have a lot to say about where the show stands now. [Spoiler alert: The following article contains details about season 6 of The Flash.]
‘The Flash’ fans react to the season 6 finale
Earlier in the season, The Flash star, Grant Gustin, promised a cliffhanger in the final episode of the season. However, he revealed that it would be a different ending than the writers had initially crafted. He told TV Line this:
There was going to be a big Thawne cliffhanger at the end of what this season would have been, but that’s not going to be the cliffhanger we get. [Episode] 619, “Success Is Assured,” is going to end up being our finale, so we’re going to have a different cliffhanger than originally planned. But the cliffhanger at the end of [episode] 619 does serve as a pretty good finale.Grant Gustin to TV Line
Some fans seemed less than thrilled with the new season 6 finale, tweeting comments like this one: “Y’all please tell me that was not the finale. OMG, why?”
Still, others acknowledged that the production shutdown caused by the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic made it impossible to tell the full story that the writers intended to convey. One fan tweeted:
“Feel bad for all the hate The Flash is about to get. It’s not their fault they had to end the season three episodes early and couldn’t CGI an entire Reverse-Flash dedicated finale out of nowhere.”
Another fan wrote, “This season’s finale of The Flash was nah to me. Too bad it’s not the real finale we should have had.”
The original Reverse-Flash twist will end up in season 7
There is hope for the fans who were looking forward to the return of Reverse-Flash. He did not appear in the season 6 finale in a “big Thawne cliffhanger” teased by Gustin. But the odds are pretty good that the villain will pop up early in season 7.
The Flash showrunner, Eric Wallace, spilled some details about the altered finale and upcoming Reverse-Flash storyline in an interview with CBR. Here’s what Wallace told them:
Now we’ve gotten Thawne to his next stage. He’s out there Voldemorting. We’re now no longer able to do [our original plan] in the last two episodes of the season.
But don’t worry! No fear! That gets rolled into next season. So we’ll have to finish the Black Hole storyline and find a different way to weave in the Thawne stuff.
Now, having said that, I know what you’re thinking, “Well, I’m disappointed, Eric. I love Reverse-Flash. I love Thawne. There’s got to be a way to give us what we want this season!”
Well, I am happy to report we did come up with a very crazy solution that now, in the — how shall I say it? Not in the season finale, but perhaps soon thereafter. It gets resolved in a way that I think fans of the Reverse-Flash are going to just giggle with delight.Eric Wallace to CBR
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