The sixth season of The Flash, like many other television series, was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this wasn’t the worst timing because it gave the writers the chance to add more to Sue Dearbon’s storyline, especially considering what happened with Hartley Sawyer.
Hartley, who played Ralph, was under fire for some old racist and misogynist posts that resurfaced, and was consequently fired from The Flash. This led to some questions around Sue’s fate on the show going forward. Showrunner Eric Wallace told EW, “I called up Natalie and said, ‘Don’t worry, you’re still going to be part of this season. We’ll find a way.’ Now, when I told her that, to be honest, I wasn’t quite sure [how]. But I am happy to report we found a way.”
“Now we can expand her character and give her more backstory and more growth in ways that we hadn’t initially planned.” he said. “[It’s] really exciting to see how she’s going to interact more with Team Flash once her name has been cleared — because we are going to clear her name obviously. But then what’s the reason for her to come back to Central City? And that’s going to be a bit of her story this season.”
Luckily, Sue’s storyline was left completely open, and Ralph’s exit from the show gives Sue the chance to be her own independent character. We can’t wait to see how this unfolds.
Watch The Flash every Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on the CW.
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