Turns out that The Flash (Grant Gustin) actually can do absolutely anything, together with having probably the most stereotypically disastrous bachelor occasion ever. Despite Barry’s inherent lack of ability to get drunk (as a result of his liver is the quickest liver alive, true story), he actually turnt up and bought blackout wasted in tonight’s hilarious “Girls Night Out” episode due to Cisco (Carlos Valdes) creating some form of tremendous shot for his BFF’s bachelor occasion. Spoiler alert: it labored a bit of too effectively, and Barry grew to become each faculty coed on her first night time of binge consuming ever, from baderting his largest secret (that he is The Flash) to all his new buddies (learn: rowdy, drunk strangers) on the strip membership to sobbing to Joe (Jesse L. Martin) whereas professing his real love… of hen wings.
It was one of many funniest episodes of the whole present’s run, a real sequence spotlight, particularly since poor Cisco tried to plan a quiet night time of flicks and brandy at residence for the person of the hour. New Team Flash member Ralph Dibny (Hartley Sawyer) ended up commandeering the group and taking all of them to his favourite strip membership as an alternative. You thought Gustin was nice at appearing drunk earlier than? This was all new ranges of hilarity — and it truly ended up permitting him to do one thing that each he, and The Flash as an entire, has by no means gotten to do earlier than.
“This episode is the primary episode ever of The Flash that I didn’t put on the Flash swimsuit,” Gustin tells Bustle together with a small group of press in a Vancouver lodge room late Monday night time. “I feel like I’m always doing, all the time, something as Barry or The Flash that I’ve never done before.”
Because Barry bought white lady wasted at his bachelor occasion (with Cisco providing to be the “designated superhero” for the night time), when the women bought in some critical bother at Iris’ (Candice Patton) bachelorette occasion, he was in no form to swimsuit up and save the day. That allowed the badbad females of Team Flash, together with Arrow’s Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards), to save lots of themselves in a very empowering hour. It was all types of wonderful … particularly because it gave followers an entire hour of wasted Barry.
“It’s rare,” Gustin agrees with amusing of seeing Barry flip up. “It was fun. It was like, if we’re going to get drunk, let’s just be plastered drunk. Like schwasted. So we went as far as we could, [and] I went as far as I could with it, with the comedy of it.”
Because “it was definitely a different side of Barry” than what Gustin normally will get to play on The CW’s superhero drama, he had one of the best time hamming it up. “I feel like we haven’t ever seen him like that,” he says. “It was an interesting day for sure [filming] in a bar, in a real strip club.”
In truth, the entire 12 months has felt like a totally completely different present than standard for the entire forged, as Barry shed all his baggage from his dad and mom’ deaths and stopped carrying the burden of the world on his shoulders. The comedy is again after too many dour and miserable seasons, which is such a reduction since The Flash at all times labored finest because the lighter and extra enjoyable of all The CW’s DC Comics sequence.
“I don’t want to make it sound like last year wasn’t fun, you know?” Gustin says. “But when it gets that serious all the time, it weighs on you. It’s been a good time this year getting back to the feel of Season 1 and joking around and having a good time.”
And a part of that comes with new forged addition and Team Flash member Ralph Dibny (Hartley Sawyer), aka The Elongated Man. Barry will proceed to coach him shifting ahead till he turns into a real superhero and joins him within the discipline.
“It’s fun because I’m missing Julian [Tom Felton] this year,” Gustin says. “He’s not a replacement but it’s nice to have someone to fill that void and to have another guy around,” particularly in gentle of Wally’s (Keiynan Lonsdale) non permanent exit from the sequence. Calling Sawyer a “young Jim Carrey,” Gustin is glad to have somebody fill “a needed position” on the workforce.
But to stability out all of the lighthearted comedy comes a very formidable villain: Clifford DeVoe aka The Thinker (Neil Sandilands). At the top of this episode, DeVoe left his high-tech lair to seize one of many metahumans he created within the season premiere, which isn’t nice for Team Flash.
“Barry starts to get an inkling early that this is going to be somebody serious and we’re going to want to nip it in the bud right away,” Gustin says. “So Barry’s taking it pretty seriously right away. He starts to, before anybody else on the team, know for sure that this is our guy and starts to become a little bit obsessed with getting him, because he doesn’t want things to get out of hand again, as they always do.”
Despite how carefree Barry has change into, he’ll begin to “unravel slightly for the first time all season,” particularly since the remainder of his workforce is not as certain as he’s about how critical DeVoe is as a villain.
All of The Flash‘s huge villains have beforehand had some form of private connection to Barry, however The Thinker is “less about Barry and more about his vision of Central City and how he thinks he can make it better and make the world better,” Gustin says of the very smart and mysterious determine.
“[Barry] realizes that it’s going to get dirty quick, and before it gets dirty he wants to get ahead of this guy,” Gustin says. “And then they start to realize what a challenging foe he’s going to be and different than any other we’ve faced in the past.”
And then Gustin drops this ominous warning: “Things are going to take a dark turn quickly in the middle of the year.” So benefit from the lighthearted comedy whereas now you can, as a result of it sounds prefer it will not final all that for much longer.