For the Flash Season 4, when Hartley Sawyer cast as Ralph Dibny AKA Elongated Man, then there was a fan theory about Ralph’s connection back to season 1 and it’s actually coming true. Until now it is yet to confirm whether or not the episode 4 will refer back to a season 1 when Ralph’s name was listed as one of the ‘presumed dead’ names listed people because of the STAR Labs particle accelerator explosion.
But after asking some fans question to Flash’s bosses, it seems that they totally forget to bring back those season 1’s connection to the new season (at least it seems to be).
The Flash’s executive producers Andrew Kreisberg and Todd Helbing talks about Ralph’s reference in season 1 during an EW’s recent press screening of Tuesday’s episode,
“I don’t remember. You know what? You make a lot of Tvs, we’re gonna say some things that we probably shouldn’t have.”
Then Helbing sarcastically added,
Mentioning Flashpoint’s effects in this season also leads to the conclusion that the present timeline is still under the affection of Flashpoint and Elongated Man is the fresh example of this.
Kreisberg also share his views when Helbing brings the Flashpoint’s topic,
“Oh yeah, Flashpoint. That’s right, Flashpoint erased that. Doesn’t matter. Changed it. Sorry.”
From this conversations, only one conclusion can be drawn that showrunners don’t want to connect the season 1 with the new one. Although they have not revealed the reason behind it, according to them, we have to blame Barry for all of this.
Recent episode Elongated Journey Into Night reveal that how Ralph Dibny got his metahuman powers. He was a former CCPD officer and an old nemesis of Barry who was one of the affected presenty on that Bus when Barry exited the speed force in the Flash season 4 premiere.
Flashpoint is the alternate timeline created by Barry Allen when he traveled back in time and saved his mother from the Reverse Flash. Eventually, the timeline was reset when the Reverse Flash ran back in time and killed Nora Allen, restoring everything to how it was before. But unfortunately, things didn’t go well after that. There were some changes in the new timeline where Cisco’s brother died, Caitlin gain her Icy powers and thus gave the Savitar a tragic birth. After that all you know.
The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on the CW.