Sharks…it had to be sharks
The Flash couldn’t go two minutes without dropping a Jaws reference. That makes sense, since this was King Shark’s big episode. Here’s a quick list of some Flash shark references:
An A.R.G.U.S. agent at the beginning of the episode called King Shark “Bruce,” which was the name given to the mechanical shark in Jaws, and that led to the great white shark in Finding Nemo being named Bruce, too.
After King Shark attacked the West House, Cisco said, “Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the suburbs.” That’s a riff on the Jaws 2 tagline: “Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water.”
Cisco actually slipped in a Jaws line. “We’re gonna need a bigger Flash” was originally “We’re gonna need a bigger boat.”
When Cisco said, “shouldn’t he be playing Quint in this scenario,” he’s referring to Bartholomew M. Quint, Robert Shaw’s character from Jaws.
At one point Cisco said the heck with subtlety and said, “Cue the Jaws soundtrack.”
Nautilus Labs doesn’t exist in the DC Universe, but The Nautilus is the name of the submarine in Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. And this vessel might be where the DC Comics reference comes from: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Sure, it’s a Vertigo title, but it’s still DC, and the vehicle is the main method of transportation for the League. Of course, it could just be a Jules Verne reference and there’s nothing wrong with that.
He may not have been in The Flash’s Suicide Squad or be in the upcoming movie, but King Shark has been a member of the Squad, so it makes sense that Waller would plan to weaponize him. The TV show also went a different direction with this character than in the comics. King Shark never had a civilian identity.
Promethium was mentioned in this week’s episode, and it’s a metal used in the construction of Cyborg (Vic Stone), the former Teen Titan and now Justice Leaguer. Cyborg wears depleted promethium, while Deathstroke the Terminator uses volatile Promethium in his suit.
More Shark Jokes
After King Shark tore a hole in the Wests’ house, Joe wonders if his homeowners’ insurance covers Sharknado attacks. Yay.
Wally admitted that he was so fast, it’s incredible. He’s raced cars, bragged with ever win, and now this cup stacking thing this week. You have to think that this is building toward something, and it’ll be interesting when he learns the truth about Barry.
Did you miss our Flash “King Shark” review? Here’s a link. Thanks for reading.