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Quote1 You gave me my world back. You'll get your world back, too. But you have to do more than just forgive yourself. You have to believe that your world can change. That's the part I'd forgotten. Thanks for reminding me. Quote2
Hartley Rathaway


Pay the Piper is an episode of season 6 of The Flash. It premiered on May 5, 2020.

Synopsis for "Pay the Piper"


Appearing in "Pay the Piper"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • "Eva McCulloch" (Flashback and main story) (Cameo) (Impersonates Eva McCulloch)
  • Godspeed/August Heart (Nora's Future) (Behind the scenes)
    • Godspeed Impostors (Nora's Future)
      • First Godspeed Impostor (Single appearance) (Unnamed) (On a TV or computer screen) (Appears only as a corpse) (Cameo)
      • Fourth Godspeed Impostor (Unnamed) (Dies)
      • Fifth Godspeed Impostor (First appearance; unnamed)
      • Second Godspeed Impostor (Single appearance) (Unnamed) (On a TV or computer screen) (Appears only as a corpse) (Cameo)
      • Third Godspeed Impostor (Single appearance) (Unnamed) (On a TV or computer screen) (Appears only as a corpse) (Cameo)

Other Characters:

Locations:

Items:

Concepts:



Notes

  • According to Barry, the events from "Love Is a Battlefield" to this episode occur over 5 weeks.
  • Godspeed's storyline is continued in "Enemy At the Gates".
  • This episode reveals that, on Earth-Prime, Pied Piper has a gang of his own so the events of "The Sound and the Fury" diverges in a major way from the Pre-Crisis continuity as Barry hurt Hartley's right-hand and lover, Roderick Smith, with his lightning bolts instead of him.
    • The events of this episode imply that Barry discovered his lightning generation ability earlier than on Earth-1.
      • It can be presumed that Reverse Flash teached Barry this technique when he was training him during the Post-Crisis version of the Season 1 events.

Trivia

  • Team Flash curing Smith of his condition which leads to Pied Piper becoming once again into an ally mirrors the events of "Flash Back".
  • The Godspeed impostor confirms that the real Godspeed is still out there in the future, searching a way to steal his speed. This is the same reason that led Zoom to face Barry on Earth-1.
  • Cisco and Nash stating that Barry and Hartley "crossed streams" is a homage to the movie Ghostbusters.


See Also

Recommended Media

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Links and References

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Footnotes

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