Elongated Man suits up for the first time in this brand new trailer for The Flash season 4 episode 7, which is going by the title “When Harry Met Harry”. Hartley Sawyer made his debut in the role of Elongated Man (aka Ralph Dibny), the latest superhero to join The CW, in last week’s episode of the speedster-stuffed series.
The Elongated Man casting news was announced back in July, with The CW bringing in the star of their online-only series Saving the Human Race to play the part. Fans soon learned that Sawyer’s Ralph Dibny is an ex-cop that did not get on with Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen. And now that Ralph has powers, it’s clear that he and Barry disagree on how to be a hero.
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To try and show Ralph the right way forward, Barry has invited his former police colleague to join Team Flash. One of the benefits for Ralph is an official super suit, designed by S.T.A.R. Labs’ resident costumier, Carlos Valdes’ Cisco Ramon. But as you can see in the trailer for next week’s episode, Ralph isn’t impressed with his stretchy new threads.
Rather than leaning into the interpersonal drama of Barry’s former workplace enemy joining his secret superhero squad, this trailer plays up the humor of Cisco attempting to make a costume for a man that can stretch to any shape. Cisco has put in a strong effort, creating a material that adapts to Dibny’s ever-changing measurements. But on an aesthetic level, as Ralph puts it, the costume is “butt ugly”. It’s essentially a grey blob, and it looks incredibly uncool.
However, although this trailer is teasing this new costume in a big way, don’t expect Ralph’s heroic journey to be the sole focus of this episode. “When Harry Met Harry” will also introduce the Rick & Morty-aping ‘Council of Wells’, a group of the best and brightest versions of Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh) that the Multiverse has to offer.
The episode will also feature new Metahuman baddie named Mina Chayton, who’s played by Chelsea Kurtz. She has the power to bring inanimate objects to life, which should provide an interesting challenge for Barry and Ralph. Can they put their differences aside to keep Central City safe? And can Ralph do anything useful while wearing that awful costume? You’ll just have to watch to find out.
The Flash airs Tuesdays on The CW.