Superheroes almost never die. Ralph Dibny a.k.a The Elongated Man (Hartley Sawyer) was killed off by The Thinker late-mid season 4. Everyone thought he wasn't coming back until Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), with the help of his super efficient team, travelled to The Thinker's consciousness to get him back.
And now that he's back, he'll not be seen just saving lives but also use his critical thinking and problem-solving attitude to bring criminals in. Before Allen took Dibny under his wings, decided on making him a better man, the latter was a disgraced cop-turned-private investigator.
In Season 5, he'll be seen doing a lot of what he used to do before he trained to become The Elongated Man. Showrunner Todd Helbing Newsaram that Sawyer's Dibny will be at par with Batman in the coming season in terms of sharing investigative skills.
"Ralph's powers are so unique. In the comics, there's a lot of things we haven't done yet with Ralph Dibny. We have a lot of investigative stories to tell; we obviously want to get to Sue Dibny at some point," he further added.
According to the books, Sue is Ralph's wife and the two share an extremely loving relationship. Does this mean we get to see a blossoming romance bet? Sounds like a fair story arc considering how The Flash, Vibe, Killer Frost, and Joe West have been given a love interest.
"So, it just didn't feel from the beginning that we could tell his story in one episode and we all fell in love with Hartley literally from the moment we met with him and we knew we wanted to have him part of the show moving forward," Helbing added.
Looks like the makers are leaving no stone unturned to make season 5 their best ever. Also, adding to fuel to the fire are social media controversies that the cast has been tackling. After Gustin was body-shamed, Candice Patton (who plays Iris West-Allen) came under the radar for accidentally revealing a major plot twist – there's a good chance that Carlos Valdes' Cisco Ramon a.k.a Vibe might be killed off.
The Flash season 5 premieres on October 9.