With Barry Allen imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, it will be up to another superhero to step up and become the protector Central City deserves. The CW released a promo for next week's episode of The Flash, "The Elongated Knight Rises," which promises to be big on elastic heroism.
In the TV spot, Barry Allen is out of the superhero game, but the supervillains of Central City are still very much a threat. The surprise return of the Trickster spells trouble, and it's up to Ralph Dibny to step up to the plate. Donning his proto-costume, the Elongated Man is poised to reveal himself to the world.
The title of the episode is of course play on Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, which saw Batman step out of the dark and into the light as Gotham's savior. If the title homage is any indication, we just might see Ralph truly embrace his role as a superhero, and become the Elongated Man.
Here is the episode's official synopsis:
“The Elongated Knight Rises” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, LV) (HDTV)
THE RISE OF THE HERO — When a familiar villain returns to terrorize Central City, Ralph (guest star Hartley Sawyer) must rise up to defend the innocent while Barry (Grant Gustin) is detained by his trial. Meanwhile, Barry searches for the strength to keep his optimism alive in the face of his new circumstances. Alexandra La Roche directed the episode written by Sterling Gates & Thomas Pound (#411). Original airdate 1/23/2018.
“The Elongated Knight Rises” airs next Tuesday at 8 p.m. 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, with guest appearances from Keiynan Lonsdale as Wally West and Hartley Sawyer as the Elongated Man.