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Quote1 That bolt of lightning chose you. Don't ever forget it. Quote2
The Spectre (Oliver Queen)


It's My Party and I'll Die If I Want To is an episode of season 9 of The Flash. It premiered on April 26, 2023.

Synopsis for "It's My Party and I'll Die If I Want To"


Appearing in "It's My Party and I'll Die If I Want To"

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Items:

  • Allegra Garcia's Pendant (Single appearance) (Destroyed)
  • Dark Matter
  • Green Box (Flashback only) (Cameo)
  • Gamma Absorption Array (Flashback only) (Cameo)
    • Amplifier (Flashback only) (Cameo)
  • The List (Mentioned only)
  • Oliver Queen's Bow
  • Spartan's Helmet

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Notes

  • This episode takes place on March 14th, 2023, which is Barry's second 30th birthday as a consequence the events of "The Curious Case of Bartholomew Allen", that implies that it takes place before "The Good, the Bad and the Lucky", "Wildest Dreams" and "Partners in Time".
    • The Spectre/Oliver Queen states that he can only intervene if the Multiverse is in serious danger which previously happened in Earth-Prime #6 where he helped the heroes of Nora's Future repel Magog/David Reid's invasion.
  • Bloodwork saying he just escaped from his A.R.G.U.S. imprisonment implies that the "Training Day" and the "Phantom Punch" stories from Earth-Prime #5 and -6, as a consequence of the time alterations from the Forces War,[1] have now happened in March 2023.
  • Team Flash rediscovers the existence of the Multiverse in this episode.
    • The Spectre/Oliver Queen ultimately reveals that the birth of the new Multiverse was a side-effect of him using too much power during the creation of Earth-Prime.
    • The first full insight of the Post-Crisis Multiverse will be shown in the Titans episode, "Dude, Where's My Gar", and, then, in the The Flash movie.
  • This episode marks the final appearances of Oliver Queen, Wally West and John Diggle in the Arrowverse continuity.
  • There's a continuity error in this episode as these events take place in March 2023 but Allegra says Chester she loves him for the first time in "Partners in Time" which takes place some time after the events of this episode.

Trivia

  • The title of the episode is a pun on the "It's my party, and I'll cry if I want to" line from Lesley Gore's song, It's My Party, as well as a reference to Barry's 30th birthday party and his death.
    • It is also a subtle nod to a similar quote that Frost said in "Dead Man Running" which also featured her 30th birthday party and Team Flash's first clash against Ramsey's Blood Brother, Mitch Romero, who also cameos in this episode.
  • The events of Earth-Prime #6 reveal that, on Nora's Future, Ramsey managed to restore his meta-abilities some time after the events of this episode.
  • Magog/David Reid was responsible for Ramsey Rosso's escape in Earth-Prime #5 which eventually leads to the events of this episode.
  • Oliver's monologue about Barry from the epilogue mirrors his monologue from "Pilot".
  • Oliver's words about Khione foreshadow her ascension to Godhood in "A New World, Part Four".
  • Oliver saying that his future with Felicity is "written" is a reference to the epilogue Arrow series finale, "Fadeout" where The Monitor reunites his spirit with Felicity's in his Star City-themed Heaven.
  • Before Oliver is about to resurrect him, Barry asks him to not share his magical powers with him as "he killed the Speed Force last time". This is a reference to the events of the Arrow episode, "Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Four", where The Spectre/Oliver Queen used his new-found powers to project an almost powerless Barry into the Speed Force, corrupting it and eventually causing its "death"/destruction.
  • Barry mentions that he's the 180th time he saved Central City. This is a nod to this episode being the 180th one of The Flash.


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