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Elongated Journey into Night is an episode of season 4 of The Flash. It premiered on October 31, 2017.

Synopsis for "Elongated Journey into Night"

Appearing in "Elongated Journey into Night"

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  • Breacher's Blade (First appearance)
  • Dark Matter (Behind the scenes)
  • Cerebral Inhibitor (Mentioned only)
  • Gingold (First appearance) (Cameo)
  • Stabilizing Serum (Single appearance)
  • Vibe's Goggles


  • Bellows' Helicopter (Single appearance)
  • Central City Bus 405 (Real name revealed) (Flashback only)




  • The title of the episode is a reference to Elongated Man, the superhero monikor of Ralph Dibny in the comics.
  • Post 64 "Cisco's Super Spooky Moviethon 2017" is The Chronicles of Cisco post regarding this episode.[3]
  • Barry gives Ralph Dibny the nickname Plastic Man, prompting Dibny to say "that was the dumbest name I've ever heard". Plastic Man is also a hero capable of elasticity, and someone else entirely in the DC universe.
  • In Ralph Dibny's desk, he had a bottle of Gingold, a reference to his comic book origin. Gingold was a soft drink potentially capable of enhancing physical elasticity and was how Elongated Man/Ralph Dibny received his powers.
  • Mayor Bellows mentioning to be a former cop is a reference to his Earth-90 counterpart from 1990 Flash series that was also a cop and an ally of The Flash.
  • Mrs. Broome is a reference to the late DC writer, John Broome, who created the Elongated Man.
  • Breacher using a machete is a reference to Danny Trejo's Machete role.

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