Well that was an intense and dramatic episode of The Flash. We got a taste of the Reverse-Flash’s origin story, while simultaneously saying good-bye to Barry’s best love interest, Patty.
How To Annoy Your BFF: The episode begins with Cisco and Harry helping Barry solve as many crimes as possible. Apparently, Barry is avoiding his Patty problem by ignoring her, and solving any crime that pops up in Central City. Meanwhile, Harry is about two seconds away from slapping Cisco who continues to slurp on his coffee, causing the duo to provide the comedic humor for the night. After fixing the latest problem in Central City, Barry gets a call back to STAR Labs because the Turtle has been murdered! Caitlin and Jay suspect Harry has committed the crime – and they are not wrong – but no one else knows that and Harry denies it.
He’s Back: The Reverse-Flash, has yet again, gotten himself stuck in Barry’s time period. He asks Gideon where he is, to which Gideon responds that she does not know. The Reverse then takes it upon himself to capture Dr. McGee. Barry attempts to rescue her but is too slow. Reverse takes the tachyon particles in order to get himself back to his time period. He threatens McGee until she helps him and promises to let her go once her part is done –hint: he’s lying. Luckily, thanks to some help from Harry, Cisco is not able to control his vibes and he ends up seeing the future. This gives Barry the time he needs to save McGee and capture the Reverse-Flash. Barry then outruns Reverse and puts him in a cell. It turns out, this is Reverse’s first time in this time period and the beginning of his origin story as Barry’s nemesis.
Relationship Problems: Across town, Barry has been avoiding Patty, who has confided in Joe that she figured out Barry is the Flash. Barry still refuses to confirm her suspicion because he believes her leaving town is the only way to keep her safe – he isn’t wrong. Therefore, with a tearful good-bye, Patty is on a train to follow her dreams. Meanwhile, Iris and Joe are saying their good-byes to Francine, who is basically at the end of her rope. Wally refuses to see his Mother, but with a pep-talk about regret from Iris, the two go say good-bye to Francine together. The other relationship, that has continued to develop in the background, revolves around Caitlin finding Jay’s Earth-1 doppelgänger. She believes that if she replaces Jay’s healthy cells with Earth-1 Jay’s cells she can help save his life. Bad news is, they can’t find his doppelgänger. Jay later confides that his doppelgänger does not have the mutated cells Jay needs to save him – the only way to save Jay is through the speed force.
Dead Man Walking: The big problem with catching the Reverse-Flash is that apparently his time-line is connected to Cisco’s. Because the Reverse-Flash was captured Cisco begins to seize. The only way to stop Cisco from dying is for Barry to help the Reverse get back to his time period. Barry does this by throwing Reverse through the wormhole. With Reverse fully taken care of Cisco is saved, and everyone is bitter and unhappy. Oh, well. The episode ends with Patty calling Barry saying there is a man with a gun on the train – the Flash shows up and she thanks him and tells him her final good-bye (there never really was a robber).
So, that’s what you missed on this week’s The Flash. A little intense, right? Sound off in the comments below.
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