In a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment on The Flash, just as the episode ended, it lingered on a television set inside of the Central City Police Department. On the screen, there was a news report about an attack at the Cleveland Damn. It might be nothing but a news report to fill up time as the camera pans down to a discussion between Joe and Eddie. However, the camera lingers just a little bit too long, you know? Like, we were supposed to see that there was an attack at the Cleveland Dam. Could this be a little clue to what's happening on The Flash 's next episode "Crazy For You"?
The very nice people behind The Flash obviously know what they're doing, and they've been doing a very good job of it so far. I tend to doubt that they'd throw in something that many viewers obviously saw and chalk it up to being no big thing. Listen, considering how many other comic book movies and TV shows fans analyze on a daily basis, it's kind of our thing to look for little clues and Easter Eggs like this one. So, what could it possibly mean?
Might the Cleveland Dam be where Leonard Snart, Mick Rory, and Snart's sister have ended up? Are they causing havoc there for the people of Cleveland? The camera shifted away so quickly, I couldn't make out the subtext of the news report, but might the reservoir around the Dam have frozen over? Thanks to Cisco's cold gun, of course.
Could it have something to do with Ronnie Raymond/Firestorm? The now-captured Hartley Rathaway mentions to Cisco that he knows where Ronnie is located. Next Tuesday's episode also brings the introduction of Dr. Martin Stein, who's part of the Firestorm duo. Might these guys have wandered over to Cleveland, and accidentally caused some havoc?
The next episode will also feature the appearance of Lashawn Baez, aka Peek-a-Boo, someone we haven't met yet, but has always been portrayed in DC Comics as bad. She could he hanging out in Cleveland, too.
Basically, whatever this connection is between the Cleveland Dam and Barry Allen is going to drive me crazy until it's solved on The Flash. So far, not many DC characters have visited the Cleveland Dam, but it looks like that might change very soon.
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