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Subj: Re: FLASH EP 13 The NUCLEAR MAN
Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 at 02:01:23 pm EST (Viewed 429 times)
Reply Subj: Re: FLASH EP 13 The NUCLEAR MAN
Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 at 11:41:42 pm EST (Viewed 441 times)



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    As to Barry's dad dying, I don't foresee that happening. John Wesley Shipp was brought in as a homage to the old Flash TV series, and I can't see them ending that homage.



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    There is a story to be told of him getting released and trying to reintegrate back into society and a normal life after so many years in jail. Not to mention that the public will need to get over the fact that they thought he killed his wife when he actually didn't. Reputation, is such a pain.


I think you're placing more importance on the character than is really warranted. He's more of a plot device than a character. He exists to motivate Barry. I doubt he'll ever have his own independent story line. Unlike, say, Wells, whose life prior to STAR Labs may become the subject of flashback sequences.

John Wesley Shipp is cool, and the old series was cool - I own it on DVD - and the homage to the old series is cool. But I will be very surprised if Barry's father gets his own independent story line.