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The CW had a big year in regards to the 2019-2020 season, and arguably, one of the biggest seasons was that of The Flash Season 6. Mainly because they did a new format in the form of “graphic novels”, with each “set” taking place in front of and behind the crossover event for the year. That made The Flash very interesting overall, and delved deep into storylines that wouldn’t have been possible with the usual format. With the digital and Blu-Ray version out now, let’s look back at the season and see what all worked!
In many ways, this season was defined by the crossover event “Crisis on Infinite Earths”. Barry found out the hard way that he was set to die in the event, and thus the first “graphic novel” was all about him preparing everyone to be ready for him being gone for good this time and thus being able to save the city in his absence.
Barry has always been a good friend, but seeing him try and be a mentor to the others was very nice. From trying to get Ralph to be the true hero the city needs, to Frost accepting who she is, to Cisco getting ready to take the leadership role, and more. It was a lot. As well of course as Iris and Joe slowly counting down the days when their loved one would be gone.
Adding to the problems, of course, was the arrival of Bloodwork, played by Sendhil Ramamurthy. It was very smart of The Flash to stick with the non-speedster villains for another season because Bloodwork brought a true horror element to things as he could turn people into zombies, absorb them to gain more power, and even corrupt The Flash himself.
Which made for very interesting dynamics, especially when he offered Barry a way out of “Crisis”, and Barry honestly took the bait for a spell. Plus, Season 6 teased that Bloodwork will be back as he’s playing “the long game”, and it’s going to be interesting to see what he means by that.
Then of course, after “Crisis”, there was the “Mirror Master” arc which saw Iris take the lead as Barry soon found himself in trouble as Crisis had killed the Speed Force, leaving him essentially powerless. To make matters worse, Iris wasn’t Iris anymore, she had been swapped with a “mirror double” via the new Mirror Master Eva McCulloch.
This was yet another interesting villain as at first you couldn’t tell if she was a villain or not. Over time her true colors showed, as did her mirror powers as she had Mirror Iris go to great lengths to achieve success (“success is assured”) and help free Eva from her mirror prison, get revenge on her husband, and more.
There were also big new arrivals this season, including Sue Dearbon, who in the comics is the wife of Ralph Dibney. The two had an immediate chemistry, and though I don’t agree with Sue going “full Black Widow” if you will, their scenes together were truly highlights, and this was easily Ralph’s best season arc so far.
That’s not to say everything was perfect. And no, I’m not referring to the shortened season due to the global lockdown — that was out of their control and the “season finale” was actually very fitting given the time they had and the resources they could use. Season 7 is easily going to be a very compelling season for The Flash, and that’s to be praised.
But, getting back to things in the current season, not all the character stories worked. This includes the arrival of Chester, the back half of the season with Frost/Caitlin, certain things that happened with the villains, and of course…Nash. He’s easily one of the worst Wells, and yet, because of “Crisis”, he’s now the ONLY Wells…so we’re stuck with him. Yay.
Still, over this was a strong season, and the Blu-Ray/Digital set perfectly shows that off in various ways.
For example, some of the special features include a noir-style episode of “Kiss Kiss Breach Breach”, and a commentary from the showrunner Eric Wallace. There’s deleted scenes, a gag real, and more.
But, the REAL fun is in the Blu-Ray Bonus disc, where you get to see ALL FIVE episodes of “Crisis on Infinite Earths”, and get behind the scenes featurettes on the characters, the storylines, and even get a special feature on THE Kevin Conroy.
So if you really can’t wait for Season 7 (which will arrive in 2021 alongside the rest of the Arrowverse), you’ll want to get The Flash: The Complete Sixth Season on digital and Blu-Ray!
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The Flash Season 6 Review
There was a lot of new in The Flash Season 6, and it led to many great things. From Bloodwork, to Crisis, Mirror Master and more. With the Blu-Ray digital package you’ll get to enjoy it even more!
- Season 6 Of The Flash Delivered New Villains and Stories and Did A Solid Job Overall