In Review: The Flash – A Girl Named Sue

After months of searching for Sue Dearbon, Ralph gets a lead on her whereabouts.

Synopsis: After months of searching for Sue Dearbon, Ralph gets a lead on her whereabouts. Sue refuses to return home to her family and instead takes Ralph on a daring adventure.

Review: This episode proves to be excellent character development for Ralph Dibney aka Elongated Man.

The Story

In this episode we see Ralph Dibney being the detective he was set up to be as he tracks down and finds Socialite Sue Dearbon who has been missing for over nine months. But finding Dearbon is only the beginning of Ralph’s jobs as he finds himself aiding her in her plan to get back at an ex-lover.

Meanwhile, at the McCulloch building. The real Iris is still trapped in a mirror version of the building but meets another person that is trapped in the form of Eva McCulloch who apparently has a strange connection to the mirror.

Back in the city. Mirror Iris asks Barry if she can lend the Mirror Gun for something of other, but is initially turned down. But after a conversation with Joe, he decides to let her have it given that it would seem that they are all working on the same case.

The Acting

Natalie Dreyfuss puts in a solid performance as Sue Dearbon who shares a lot of great scenes with Hartley Sawyer’s Ralph Dibney as they work together to try and bring down her ex-boyfriend, but all is not as it seems. Sawyer for his part puts in a great performance as he further develops Ralph into a more serious player as opposed to the comedy act that he started out as.

I also enjoyed Efrat Dor’s performance as Eve McCulloch. The dynamic of Eve and the real Iris trying to figure out a means of escape from their predicament worked really well. With Eve being even more desperate to get out than Iris due to her being trapped there the longest.


Overall. A solid episode, which acts as more set up for what is a bigger conspiracy. All three storylines link up fairly well and are helped a little bit by a brief appearance from Ultraviolet who has an outstanding fight scene with Sue Dearborn, which is only ruined a little by some of the close-up work where we see Sue making blocks and so forth.

I loved the incidental music that played when Ralph is first getting to know Sue and learns her story, which winds up being a fabrication. It was definitely a solid homage to the old detective noir films and TV shows such as Mike Hammer. It was nice to see Ralph again. Given that he has been absent from the series for a little while.

The Flash - A Girl Named Sue
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