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Quote1 The Thawne I know has haunted my life since I was just a kid. He's killed people I care for. He deserves to rot. He could never put someone else's needs before his. I'm sorry. You're not the man I thought you were. You're someone better. Quote2
The Flash

The Man in the Yellow Tie is an episode of season 8 of The Flash. It premiered on June 15, 2022.

Synopsis for "The Man in the Yellow Tie"

Appearing in "The Man in the Yellow Tie"

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  • Biometric Lightning Oscillation Chamber/B.L.O.C. (First appearance) (Flashback and main story)
  • C.R.C. (First appearance; unnamed) (In picture only)
  • Negative Speed Force Machine (Mentioned only)
  • Space Box (Flashback and main story)
  • Spear of Destiny (Flashback only) (Cameo)
  • Speed Gauge
  • Time Manipulator (Flashback only) (Cameo)


  • S.T.A.R. Labs Mobile Research Unit (Cameo)




  • This episode takes place some time after the DC's Legends of Tomorrow series finale, "Knocked Down, Knocked Up", as Nate Heywood has already parted ways with the Legends, as well as after the epilogue of the Earth-Prime #3 story, "The (Ex) Legends of Tomorrow", where Ray Palmer reunites with a retired Nate.
  • This episode confirms that, as a consequence of Barry Allen preventing Thawne from killing Nora Allen and causing the Flashpoint, the timeline split the two versions of Thawne.
  • This episode marks the last appearance of Ray Palmer in the Arrowverse continuity.
    • Ray retells Barry the Post-Flashpoint Thawne's story from being murdered by the Black Flash in 1916,[1] to becoming the Fixer of the World War I's Fixed Point in time.[2]
    • He also reveals that, as a reward for helping the Legends and heroically dying in the process,[2] the Speed Force brought him back to life once again in 2021 without his past, evil memories.
  • John Diggle's Green Lantern storyline continues from the Batwoman episode, "Meet Your Maker".
    • In this episode, he asks for Thawne/Wells' help in opening the box he found after Oliver Queen's funeral.[3] However, after opening again the box, he refuses the power inside it once and for all.
  • Eobard Thawne implies that he's from the 23rd Century. This is very likely a continuity error, as he originally hailed from the 22nd Century, or it could also be another reality change due to the Rebirth of the Multiverse.[4]


  • According to Eric Wallace, John Diggle was originally meant to become a Green Lantern and his storyline would have lead to the Blackest Night event. However, it was all discarded as the series had not been yet renewed by the time this episode was written.[5]
  • After opening the Space Box, Diggle hears voice from all over the Multiverse, including:
    • His Dominators' Reality counterpart saying, "No one can know my secret", from the Arrow 100th episode, "Invasion!";
    • His Elseworlds counterpart telling John Deegan, "Sir, we are quite sure you will bring them back to justice", from the Supergirl episode, "Elseworlds, Part 3";
    • His ancestor, Bass Reaves, saying "Don't come between those folks and their gold", from the DC's Legends of Tomorrow episode, "Stressed Western"
    • His younger self saying, "This universe is far bigger than any of us could have dared imagine", during Oliver Queen's funeral from the Arrow series finale, "Fadeout";
    • The voices inside the Space Box telling him that "worlds await" which Diggle already heard in "P.O.W.".
  • Eobard Thawne mentions the "Orrery of Worlds", referring to the collection of infinite realities of the Multiverse. In the comics, the Orrery of Worlds is a part of the Post-Flashpoint Multiverse where all the universes co-exist.
  • Thawne telling Diggle that a "cosmic odyssey" awaits him is a reference to the Cosmic Odyssey (Volume 1) series which featured Green Lantern/John Stewart as one of its main characters.
  • Ray picking his sword to fight the Morlaidh creatures is a homage to the Sword of the Atom storyline from the comics where Ray Palmer fought the Katarthans, an alien race who hails from the city, Morlaidh.

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