In The Flash 4x04 “Elongated Journey Into Night”, there is a scene in the final act when Joe arrives at Star Labs and shows a box of cigars to Team Flash, handing them out to everyone. The scene is silent except for some music, so we can’t hear anybody. However, they seem super excited in a way that I wouldn’t expect for people who don’t appear to be smokers.

Why did Joe give cigars to the team? And why were they so happy about it?


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As I recall Joe had just been informed he was to be a father again.

The passing out of cigars to celebrate pregnancy or birth is a tradition in the US.

See http://www.todays-woman.net/2015/alcohol-and-entertaining/the-cigar-a-timeless-birth-tradition/

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    Huh, I live in the US and have never heard of this “timeless” tradition. Maybe it’s a regional or generational thing. Dec 2, 2017 at 16:23

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