The Flash: Barry & Ralph's Relationship Takes a Major Twist

SPOILER WARNING: This article contains major spoilers for "Subject 9," the latest episode of The Flash.

In "Subject 9," the latest episode of The Flash, Barry Allen found himself unemployed. However, he found a new job by the end of the episode -- as Ralph "Elongated Man" Dibney's new partner.

At the very start of the episode, Barry returned to the Central City Police Department with the intention of returning to his position as a forensic scientist. However, as he crossed the lobby, he was met with glares. He then went to talk to Captain Singh, who informed him that some CCPD employees believed he shouldn't be working there; they weren't entirely convinced by Clifford DeVoe's sudden return from the dead. As such, Barry accepted a leave of absence, which means he was unemployed for the time being.

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Barry didn't have to struggle with this conundrum for long. As Ralph mourned the loss of Izzy, the latest bus meta, Barry stopped by the visit him at his office. While he was there, Ralph handed him a business card -- with Barry's own name on it. Ralph invited him to partner with him as a private investigator during his leave of absence.

This will be doubly helpful for Barry, since Ralph is in imminent danger from DeVoe and needs a buddy. This way, the two characters will spend a lot of time together and Dibney will have someone to help him in the event DeVoe comes to steal his body.

Airing Tuesdays at 8 pm ET/PT on The CW, The Flash stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow, Candice Patton as Iris West, Jesse L. Martin as Joe West, and Tom Cavanagh as Harry Wells, with guest appearances from Keiynan Lonsdale as Wally West and Hartley Sawyer as the Elongated Man.

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