The Flash’s Carlos Valdes: There Was a ‘Poetry’ to Cisco’s Musical Ship-Off
Longtime followers of The Flash absolutely have been gaga for Cisco Ramon’s Central Metropolis send-off.
Within the June 8 episode of the CW sequence, after Workforce Flash battled (a kinder, gentler?) Rainbow Raider 2.0, Cisco (unique solid member Carlos Valdes) and Kamilla (Victoria Park) readied to relocate to Star Metropolis, the place the previous had landed a selection gig with A.R.G.U.S. (Thanks for the good reco, Dig and Lyla!)
Cisco, Barry (Grant Gustin), Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) and Joe (Jesse L. Martin) thus gathered for a farewell karaoke session, warbling “Poker Face” collectively, whereas Iris and Allegra hosted going-away drinks for Kamilla, over on the Citizen.
The karaoke’d Woman Gaga tune, chances are you’ll keep in mind, was taking part in inside S.T.A.R. Labs when Barry first got here out of his coma after being zapped by the particle accelerator explosion. “He likes this tune,” Cisco urged to Caitlin within the sequence’ October 2014 pilot, as Barry’s nine-month coma got here to an finish. (“How might you probably know that?” requested Caitlin. “I checked his Fb web page,” Cisco defined.) You may watch that pilot scene down under.
Cuing up the tremendous, musical callback “caters to the followers that actually catch all these Easter Eggs, who catch all these particulars,” Valdes notes. “‘Poker Face’ has been a reasonably constant wink on our present — although as with most recurring issues, it wasn’t actually deliberate. It simply kinda, like, occurred.”
Valdes — who will pop up in Season 7’s remaining two episodes, earlier than bowing out for good — tells TVLine that he personally “cherished the selection” of karaoke tune, given that there’s “a full circle side to it. I imply, within the very first scene that Cisco seems, in the entire Flash sequence, you hear that tune. So there’s a cyclical poetry about it.”
Sure, however is there an alternate take the place Valdes (whose stage credit embody Broadway’s As soon as and the nationwide tour of Jersey Boys), Martin (a Broadway vet) and Gustin (whose vocal abilities have been beforehand highlighted within the musical Supergirl crossover) sing “Poker Face” to the perfect of their skills, and never in character?
“You already know, something is feasible… Perhaps as a [DVD] particular characteristic!” jokes Valdes.
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