Here’s Why Barry Spent The Majority Of This Week’s Episode Of The Flash In The Pipeline

Credit: The CW

This week on The Flash, our stalwart hero Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) spent the majority of the episode is The Pipeline. The inshow explanation was that the villain of the week used her metatech to disrupt Barry while he was phasing. He had to stay in the Pipeline in order to get himself together.

He could communicate with the team via videolink and read Mick Rory’s erotica. So that happened.

Many a seasoned viewer, however, could guess why he was so separate from the rest of the episode.

Taking to Twitter, series star Danielle Panabaker (who plays Caitlin Snow/Killer Frost) confirmed what we were all suspecting: Gustin had to film “Elseworlds”.

Every year in the lead-up to the crossover, there does tend to be an episode where the eponymous heroes are off-screen for most of the episode in order to film said crossover.

Production schedules! They’re a headache but also super necessary.

It was doubly important as well as Gustin had to fly to Chicago in order to film some of the Gotham scenes with Stephen Amell and Melissa Benoist.

So there you have it! A little bit of fun behind-the-scenes news and some smart work-arounds from the writing staff to handle everything.

The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on the CW.

Bec Heim

Senior Editor at 4YE
Rebecca "Bec" Heim is the Senior Editor for 4YE. She has a BA in English Literature from the University of Scranton. She also has an MA in Film-Radio-Television from Syracuse University and an MFA in Screenwriting from Boston University. She enjoys reading through her ever growing mountain of books, talking way too much about superheroes, and trying to reach transcendental state.
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