Next week, The CW will air the final episode of Flashthe popular series live action about DC Comics’ scarlet speedster of the same name. And oddly enough, its conclusion was conceived with the script in mind shows unrelated to the Justice League: the comic series The office (2005-2013) on NBC; science fiction drama lost (2004–2010) on ABC and the Supernatural Show Angel (1999-2004) by the now-defunct The WB.
The three previous titles were mentioned by the showrunner from Flash, Eric Wallacein a recent interview with Weekly entertainment, recalls watching “a lot of series finales” before setting out to write the final episode of his own show. and the closures of The office, lost And AngelAside from loving them, he admits that they have inspired him the most.
I love the end of lost because it lasts two hours and is full of emotions. They cried and I cried and the whole world cried,” the screenwriter commented on the series created by JJ Abrams and Damon Lindelof. “I had a very emotional experience with these characters over the course of six seasons, and for me, the emotion was the reward. For me, that is more important than solving a specific plot.”
On the other hand, Wallace assured that everyone who sees the end The office and then that of Flash You may notice “some similarities in the strangest way.”
“As a spectator who saw The office For nine seasons I really wanted Michael Scott to be back on the show and I recognized the feeling I had when he came on board. showrunner. “I said to myself, ‘I need to convey a similar feeling in our series finale.’ That’s when I came to the conclusion that there must have been many faces from the past.
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Around Angelthe show spin off from Buffy the vampire slayerEric Wallace believes there is “the perfect series finale” and wanted to emulate it in some ways as the climax of the Barry Allen arc, if not as literally.
“I’m not saying it’s the same story — it’s not even remotely the same — but it’s about the feelings. There are similar feelings in this series finale. [de Angel] That’s what I wanted to convey,” emphasized the creative director of Flash. I could finish her [los personajes] in the midst of battle, and some of them would die. This worked great for the audio Angel. But I don’t think it would work very well Flash. So how do you get that same feeling?”
Wallace opted for a “little twist” where none existed cliffhanger as such, but a hint at what might happen to the Lightning Runner in the future.
“I got that at the end Angel“, precisely. “By asking myself what happens next, I can write my own story from there. That seemed very clever to me, and we have something like that in our series finale as well.”
The final episode of the ninth and final season of Flashstarring Grant Gustin in the title role, airs May 24 on The CW in the United States.