01x22 - Rogue Air

Barry: My name is Barry Allen, and I am the fastest man alive.

When I was a child, I saw my mother killed by something impossible.

Run, Barry, run!

Barry: My father went to prison for her murder.

Then an accident made me the impossible.

To the outside world, I'm an ordinary forensic scientist, but secretly, I use my speed to fight crime and find others like me.

And one day, I'll find who killed my mother...

Mom!

Barry: And get justice for my father.

I am The Flash.

Caitlin: Previously on The Flash...

A man in yellow, he took Eddie.

Iris: Hi, Barry.

Or should I say The Flash?

Observe. Barry marries Iris, and not you.

I've been having these dreams.

What happens in the dreams?

Cisco: Dr. Wells is the Reverse-Flash, and he kills me.

Caitlin: If this is Dr. Wells, then who have we been working for this whole time?

Barry: A completely different person.

Oh, my God.

I don't want to kill you, Barry. I need you.

We will face each other again very soon.

Wells: I want you to take a moment, and think about all the things that define your life.

All the people you love.

Your job.

Your coworkers.

Your home.

And now imagine if one day, in a flash, all of that vanished.

Would you simply accept your new life and continue on?

Or would you do whatever it takes... to get back what was taken from you?

Because...

I can assure you.

I will get everything that was taken... from me.

♪ Every age ♪
♪ Has its turn ♪
♪ Every branch of the tree ♪
♪ Has to learn ♪
♪ Learn to grow ♪

Hey.

Hey.

What's all this?

Return labels for Eddie and me.

I ordered 200 to start, but this afternoon, 2,000 arrived.

I guess I ordered wrong.

I have so many now.

Iris, we're gonna find Eddie.

How?

You searched everywhere.

More than once.

And you haven't found anything.

I'm sorry.

I'm not mad at you.

It's just...

You miss him.

Yeah, I do.

[poignant music]

♪ ♪

Wells took my mom from me.

I won't let him take someone from you, too.

♪ ♪

[phone vibrating]

Cisco. I gotta go.

Yeah, go.

♪ ♪

I kept asking myself, why would Wells pretend to need a wheelchair?

Sympathy, I suppose.

That's what I thought at first, but he's the man in yellow. He's the Reverse-Flash.

He's much smarter than that.

Sympathy can't be the only reason.

Yeah, it was a misdirect.

Just like everything else Wells has done.

I mean, the last person we'd suspect to be the man in yellow is someone who lost the use of their legs.

That's exactly right, Joe.

Which is why I started messing around with the wheelchair.

And that's when I found this.

Damn. You can't get that at Radio Shack.

Barry: Looks like the tech inside Gideon.

I measured the output, and this thing is kicking off serious juice.

I mean, we're talking enough to power all of Central City.

Seriously?

Oh, yeah.

What do you think Wells was using it for?

I think this thing is some kind of battery.

Battery?

As in, Wells was using it to power himself.

To gain more speed.

And that's why he's so much faster than you.

[computer beeping]

The accelerator, it's been reactivated.

It can't be.

How is that possible?

It blew up.

It had to have been rebuilt.

Wells.

Even if he did rebuild it, how did Dr. Wells turn the Particle Accelerator on?

He's here.

That's why we couldn't find him.

He's been inside S.T.A.R. Labs the whole time.

Stay here.

[dark music]

♪ ♪

Cisco, what did you bring in that orange soda for?

Whenever something happens with the Reverse-Flash, liquid floats in the air.

You know, Barry's fish tank, Wells's champagne, Lance's coffee, remember that?

If this does the same thing, we'll know that Wells is in there.

Do it.

[exhales]

[computer beeping]

♪ ♪

Man... this... is... big.

♪ ♪

Oh, God. Guys...

[suspenseful music]

Barry!

Wha-what do we do now?

female computer voice: Prisoner release. Protocol initiated.

Oh, no, no, no, no.

[grunting]

[gunfire]

[electricity sparking]

No!

♪ ♪

Peek-a-boo.

♪ ♪

[gasps]

[grunts]

Do you have any idea what it's like to be stuck in that box?

[grunting]

Now you're the one who's gonna go into a box.

In the ground.

Aah!

[heavy breathing]

[heroic music]

♪ ♪

Aah!

[panting]

[siren wailing in the distance]

[dramatic music]

[computer beeping]

♪ ♪

Are you okay?

Yeah, I will be.

Thanks to Iris.

I'm glad you showed up.

How do you think she got out of there?

Wells must have released her.

Help.

Wait a sec.

Did you hear that?

I checked all the containment cells.

Everyone's accounted for.

No, no. Listen.

Thawne: Help! Down here!

Help!

[coughs]

Eddie?

Oh, partner.

Oh, my God.

I got you.

♪ ♪

Oh, my God.

Eddie. Are you okay?

Let's get him out of here.

Come on.

[grunting]

♪ ♪

There you go. Go slow.

♪ ♪

Your vitals are normal, but you're just a little dehydrated.

The IV should help with that, but drink some fluids and stay off your feet, Okay, Eddie?

Thanks, Caitlin.

Wells got away.

Oh, he was too fast.

He always too fast.

Eddie.

We found him under that hatch in the pipeline.

I'm so sorry.

I thought I looked everywhere for you.

Hey, it's not your fault.

Sometimes you just can't see the clues.

Even if they're right in front of you.

Um, well, you know, all that's important is that we're all safe, and back together, right?

Eddie, why did he take you?

[exhales]

I don't know.

He said that we're... family.

Said his real name was Eobard Thawne.

Eobard Thawne?

Just like in my dream.

Did he say anything else?

I mean, anything that could help us figure out what he's really after?

I... he didn't say much.

He just kept working on some tube.

A tube? What did it look like?

Metallic, futuristic.

He said it was the key to him getting back everything that was taken from him.

The key?

I don't understand. Wha...

Yeah, I don't know. Look, I just want to go home.

Is that okay?

Yes, of course.

Iris: I'll make sure he gets some rest.

Okay. [grunts]

[dark music]

♪ ♪

What do you think Wells was talking about?

[computer beeping]

Oh, no, no, no.

What?

What now?

Um, are you seeing this?

That's the tube Eddie was talking about.

It's some sort of future power source.

That's what's charging up the accelerator.

Can you shut it down?

Do you see a power button anywhere on this thing?

Dude, this thing is from the future.

It's beyond me. I press, or touch, or cut the wrong thing, I could bring the whole building down.

Okay. How long until it's fully functional?

Best I can tell, 36 hours.

That's when Wells will be back.

Why would Wells want the Particle Accelerator to work again?

I don't know. It's not like it was such a big success the first time.

It made me The Flash.

That's not all it did.

Caitlin: So what happens if the Particle Accelerator turns on while the meta-humans are in their containment cells?

They're toast.

We put them down there and now their lives are in danger because of us.

Look, I think you all know I've never been a fan of this arrangement here.

I thought the whole plan was to rehabilitate them and set them free.

It was.

We've been a little busy.

Well, if they stay in there, the die.

And if we let them go, they destroy the city.

We're gonna have to move them.

Move them where?

Iron Heights can't handle meta-humans.

You're right, but Lian Yu can.

What the hell's a “Lian Yu?”

Lian Yu is the island where Oliver was stranded for five years.

A.R.G.U.S built a covert military prison on it.

It's where we sent Captain Boomerang.

Oliver keeps his worst criminals there.

They won't be able to escape, and more importantly, they won't be able to hurt anybody.

Great. So we ship them from one illegal black site to another?

Yeah, I guess so. Yes.

And how do we move them to Oliver's own private Alcatraz?

I'll call him. Maybe he can help with transport.

And Cisco... if we do this, nobody can get loose.

I might have a way of getting them out of here safely.

All right, get on it.

Barr, this is insane.

Joe, we have to do this.

You don't think that if we start bussing super-villains through downtown, nobody's gonna notice?

Oh, they'll notice.

That's where you'll come in.

Oh.

Cecile.

Aww.

How's my favorite D.A.?

Thanks for stopping by.

Hey, anything for my favorite detective.

Hey.

So what can I do for you?

You sounded a little cryptic on the phone.

Yeah, I wanted your opinion on something.

These people with powers, the meta-humans.

Is that what they're calling them?

People love their labels.

Yes. Let's say, hypothetically, I know a prison of sorts, a place that can do what Iron Heights can't.

Where these meta-humans, the bad ones, are being locked up.

I would be very concerned.

Especially if, hypothetically, you had anything to do with it.

Why are you asking me about this?

Well, because Singh's on his honeymoon, and you're the only other person I can trust to know this.

Okay, what are you asking me to do?

I need to clear a route through the city.

Barricades, police cars, the works.

What am I supposed to tell people?

The President's in town?

I don't know.

You think they'll believe you?

No, Joe, no. They wouldn't.

What you're doing, it's called unlawful imprisonment and human smuggling.

Joe, those are very bad things.

These are some bad people, Cecile.

But their lives are in danger.

I can't... I can't get involved in this, Joe.

I can't.

And as your friend, and quite possibly the attorney who will one day be prosecuting you, I'm telling you, get as far away from this as possible.

[dark music]

♪ ♪

Okay, so A.R.G.U.S. has a transport plane that can take the meta-humans to Lian Yu.

We just need to get them to Ferris Airfield.

So Oliver Queen came through then?

Uh, no. Actually, it was not him.

Apparently he's in Nanda Parbat...

What?

Wherever that is.

I don't know. I called Lyla, Diggle's wife.

She's gonna hook us up.

So, what about CCPD giving us an escort?

Man, it ain't happening.

What?

You saw me talking to the D.A.

She was very clear.

I could lose my badge. I could go to jail.

We could go to jail.

We... we are protecting people.

We are, Barry, but... I'm a cop.

There's a certain set of rules I need to follow, and this year, I broke all of them.

Lying to my boss...

I know.

Ignoring the law.

I mean, at what point do we become no different than the people we're fighting?

We are way different.

How?

We only break the rules to help people.

[dramatic music]

♪ ♪

Give me another one.

Ice cold.

♪ ♪

Well, well, well.

If it isn't the scarlet speedster.

We need to talk.

♪ ♪

You want anything? Beer, food?

Snart: Pickled eggs here are fantastic.

[Foreigner's Cold As Ice plays]

No, I'm good.

I need your help with a problem.

Must be pretty desperate to come asking for my assistance, but I'll bite. What do you need?

Help transporting some people out of the city.

How many?

Five.

Five very bad, very angry people who have powers.

Powers, hmm?

So you want me to what? Freeze the problem?

Protect you from them if anything goes wrong?

First rule of business: always protect yourself.

I'm not gonna help usher your enemies out of town.

Hey, they're not just my enemies.

They're your enemies, too.

I doubt it.

♪ ♪

They will destroy Central City.

It's not my problem.

You said that you love it here. That this is your home.

I do and it is.

Well, guess what?

These people get loose, there won't be a city to love anymore.

You won't be able to rob anyone if everybody's dead.

♪ ♪

It's a compelling argument.

But if I'm gonna help you out...

♪ ♪

I'll need something in return.

Like what?

This.

[chuckles]

No. This is impossible.

I can't do that.

Then I can't help you.

There has to...

Snart, there has to be something you want that I can get.

♪ ♪

Let me think about it.

♪ ♪
♪ Cold as ice I know ♪
♪ As cold as ice ♪

Eddie.

Hey.

Where have you been?

Here. Work.

You were kidnapped for nearly two weeks and your first thought is to go back to work?

I just needed something constant in my life.

I thought that was us.

Eddie, I miss you.

I love you.

Hey.

I saw this when we found you.

This was for me, wasn't it?

When you took me to the waterfront and Dr. Wells abducted you, you were going to propose.

I was.

But now you're not?

What did he do to you?

He didn't do anything to me, Iris.

It's what he showed me.

What could he possibly have shown you that would make you change your mind about us?

The future.

He showed me the future, Iris.

We don't get married.

You and Barry do.

[dramatic music]

Look, I gotta go.

♪ ♪

Are you out of your mind?

What do you mean you talked to Leonard Snart?

I asked him for help.

Barry, why would you do something so stupid?

Because, Joe, we have already tried everyone else.

Look, you tried the CCPD. I tried Oliver.

I even tried Ronnie and Dr. Stein.

And the Particle Accelerator goes online in...

16 hours.

16 hours, Joe.

I'm not willing to let the metas die, and we can't let them escape, either.

So, like it or not, Snart, with his cold gun, is the only one that can stop them if Cisco's transportation does not hold.

Then lucky for you I figured out what it is you can get me.

Hello, Detective. Nice to see you again.

Caitlin, Cisco.

I thought about your proposal.

You want my help, this is what I want.

My fingerprints, dental records, DNA, criminal records, family tree, everything there is in this world concerning Leonard Snart.

I want it destroyed.

All of it.

At CCPD, online, everywhere.

The brass on this dude.

You really think we'd do that for you?

I'll do it.

If it's the only way, fine.

You and me need to talk right now.

[dark music]

♪ ♪

What is wrong with you?

You can't just erase Snart's criminal record.

Yeah, I can. And I'll do whatever I have to do.

Barry, there's gotta be a different way to do this.

Okay, well, what is it, Joe?

Tell me what it is, and we'll do it.

We're running out of time!

What is going on with you?

You working with that killer.

This isn't who you are.

Who I am is the guy who's not fast enough to stop Wells.

He... he hasn't been one step ahead of us, Joe.

He's been 1,000. I can't catch him.

I can't beat him.

What I can do is save those people down there.

Wells turned them into what they are, and I'm pretty sure he does not care if they live or die.

I do.

[suspenseful music]

♪ ♪

Oh.

♪ ♪

[computer beeping]

♪ ♪

Bye-bye, Leonard Snart.

[beeping]

[zooms off]

♪ ♪

I've deleted everything the CCPD, A.R.G.U.S., and the FBI had on you, and sent a virus to erase every digital record of you online.

And this is every single piece of physical evidence the police had.

Good.

[whirring]

[dramatic music]

[sighs]

I hear we're all going to be working together.

That's right, Sis.

Partners.

♪ ♪

Please tell me this is a joke.

Oh, you were right, Lenny.

She is very uptight.

I am not uptight.

[tense music]

You can't call me uptight.

Look, guys, we need their help if we're gonna pull this off.

Why are you wearing your mask?

Snart already knows who you are.

And I promised I wouldn't tell anyone.

That includes my sister.

Jerk.

Trainwreck.

Don't look so surprised, Detective.

I am a man of my word.

Yeah, you better be.

Or I'm gonna make sure you're on that damn plane, too.

♪ ♪

Hey, Cisco.

Oh, hey, Captain Cold's evil sister.

Aww.

You're not still mad at me, are you?

I really did enjoy kissing you.

You kissed her?

Under duress. Calm down.

I've... I've thought a lot about you.

Have you really?

♪ ♪

Well, stop.

Because this right here, it ain't gonna happen.

A girl can hope.

[inhales deeply]

Really not enjoying being one of the good guys this week.

Really not.

Flash: Hey, dude.

Have you figured out a way to get the meta-humans to the airport?

I have, actually.

And it's pretty dope.

This is cool. Where'd you get this?

My uncle owns it.

His company hauls frozen food cross country.

Okay, so I retrofitted the cooling system with the wheelchair's power source to create an energy damper.

Which means what, exactly?

Basically, the back of this rig is being flooded with so much power that it's effectively creating a transient pulse strong enough to disrupt the meta-humans' powers, so we can get them to the airport and get them on a plane without them getting fresh on us.

Technically, we need somebody with a Class A commercial driver's license to drive this, though.

I can drive it.

What?

I have a Class A CDL.

You do?

We can't all be doctors.

Flash: All right, well, let's do this.

Plane's gonna be here in two hours.

Hey, hey! What the hell?

Hey!

Hey!

[groaning]

[dramatic music]

[groans]

♪ ♪

Caitlin: It's done. They're all unconscious.

♪ ♪

Dampeners are fully functional.

All right.

I'll make sure the roads are clear.

Do not stop for anything.

Let's move out.

After you.

[motorcycle engine revving]

[truck engine starting]

[heroic music]

♪ ♪
♪ ♪

West: Hey, we got traffic up ahead.

I'm on it.

♪ ♪

Wells: How's our cargo doing?

Cisco: All quiet so far.

♪ ♪

[indistinct chatter]

[heavy breathing]

Don't bother.

Your powers don't work in here. None of ours do.

What the hell's going on?

They're moving us.

Where?

Funny, I didn't get an itinerary.

[grunts]

Hey!

Tall, dark, and handsome, I said your powers are offline.

All brawn, no brains.

I know you, don't I?

Kyle Nimbus.

Used to be a member of the Darbinyan crime family.

That's right.

Weren't you executed about a year ago?

It didn't take.

No. The Darbinyans weren't known for hiring the best and brightest.

You couldn't even die right.

So you're so stupid mad right now, Mardon, you're just going to pick a fight with anyone?

Guess so.

Nimbus: If I had my powers right now, I would gas you all out of existence.

And then you'd be standing in a container with four corpses.

What would that get you?

Peace and quiet.

[suspenseful music]

Well, I don't know about you guys, but I don't need my powers to fill this rig full of bodies.

Come on.

♪ ♪

[tires screeching]

What was that?

Wherever they're taking us, we're here.

♪ ♪

Ferris Air?

I thought this place got shut down.

It did.

One of their test pilots disappeared.

So what's the plan? I want to get this over with.

It should be here any minute.

Look, Joe, I know you don't agree with this...

Save it, Barr. I just want to get it done.

How come you haven't given me a code name?

I heard you came up with Captain Cold.

What do you think I should be called?

Female inmate.

Oh, come on.

You made my gun. Least you can do is give me a badass alias.

[playful music]

Please?

Fine.

Golden Glider.

Smart is sexy, Cisco.

♪ ♪

Your A.R.G.U.S. friends aren't very prompt.

Maybe that's why they've never been able to catch me.

Look, there it is.

[aircraft approaching]

Turning on each other won't solve anything.

[grunts]

Don't ever touch me.

Wait.

Look.

[chuckles]

[sparking]

Oops.

[computer beeping]

Uh-oh.

What's wrong?

That's not good.

[suspenseful music]

Guys, guys, we have a problem.

The damper's fluctuating.

The rig's losing power. I don't know why.

Wait, can you do something?

I'm trying.

[beeping]

[lightning cracking]

Oh, God.

Mardon.

[crashing]

[exploding]

[dramatic music]

Trip's canceled!

♪ ♪

Take your last breath!

♪ ♪

[gunfire]

[sparking]

[gunfire]

♪ ♪

I'm outta here.

Aah!

[grunts]

♪ ♪

[gunfire]

♪ ♪

West: Caitlin, get down!

♪ ♪

[gunfire]

You locked Ronnie in the pipeline and you killed Ronnie!

Caitlin, Caitlin, stop!

He killed Ronnie!

He killed Ronnie!

What are you doing?

♪ ♪

[grunting]

♪ ♪

[gasping]

♪ ♪

[grunts]

Mardon: Finish him, Simmons.

[moans]

♪ ♪

[whirring]

How about we call tonight a tie?

I'd power down if you don't want me to melt your face.

Let's all go our separate ways.

My name is Leonard Snart.

I know who you are.

Always pleased to meet a fan.

Just remember who it was made sure you didn't get thrown on that plane bound for nowhere.

You're just letting us go?

Why'd you shoot that guy?

He owed me money.

Mmm.

What? You want a “thank you?”

Who doesn't like a “thank you?”

Thank you.

You are so very welcome.

[dark music]

♪ ♪

[groaning]

You sabotaged the truck, didn't you?

[breathing heavily]

Why did you let them escape?

Because now they all owe me.

And something tells me they'll be a lot more use to me as part of my rogues than rotting away in the North China sea.

You gave me your word.

[chuckles] It's true, I did.

But here's the thing.

I'm a criminal and a liar, and I hurt people, and I rob them.

What did you expect me to do? Not be what I am?

I saw an opportunity to turn things to my advantage, and I did.

Who you're really mad at is yourself.

This is on you, Barry.

Then why don't you just kill me?

Well, I guess you owe me one now, too.

Good luck with... all of this.

I'm actually really excited to see how it all turns out.

[Flash groaning]

Hey, hey, hey.

[motorcycle engine revving]

Bye, Cisco.

[dramatic music]

♪ ♪

[poignant music]

♪ ♪

Hey, Cisco told me you were in here.

How's Caitlin doing?

He used that light thingie on her.

She's fine.

Mostly embarrassed.

Yeah.

Thanks for not saying, “I told you so.”

But I did tell you so.

West: Repeatedly.

I just...

Man, I've seen the way that Oliver does things, and he's not afraid to just do whatever it takes to get what he needs, and I thought that I could do that too.

I thought I could just use Snart, but instead he used me.

You're not the Arrow, Barry.

No.

That's not the kind of hero you are.

♪ ♪

What kind am I?

The kind that cares about whether or not those criminals lived or died.

I mean, whatever Mardon and Nimbus and Shawna did, they're human beings.

And you knew letting Wells use them as pawns was wrong.

You know the difference between right and wrong.

And you weren't willing to blur the lines between the two.

That's the kind of man you are.

And that's what makes you different than the Arrow.

♪ ♪

So, please... no more walks on the dark side.

Agreed?

[laughs softly] Yeah.

[alarm blaring]

What the hell is that?

Guys...

The Particle Accelerator is fully charged and online.

Whatever Wells needs it for, it's ready.

[suspenseful music]

[indistinct radio chatter]

Iris, there really isn't anything else to say.

Are you kidding me?

You're going to end this relationship because some lunatic from the future told you that I am destined to marry Barry?

Well, I don't believe that, okay?

I believe that we choose our own destiny.

I decide who I love, and I love you.

Whatever future Wells showed you, it is not my future.

It's not our future.

Please let me prove it.

This isn't about the future, Iris.

It's about here.

Now. Today.

Ever since the very beginning, there's been three people in this relationship.

You, me, and Barry.

That is not true.

You can deny it all you want.

But Barry knows it.

Joe knows it.

And if I'm gonna be completely honest with myself, I knew.

I always knew.

I guess I just... thought I could love you enough to change things.

[poignant music]

I'm sorry.

♪ ♪

But if you really do love me, you'll let this end.

Fine.

♪ ♪

Then it ends.

♪ ♪

[computer beeping]

[dramatic music]

♪ ♪

Barry, don't even think about it.

Barr, no.

You can't go out there by yourself.

Yeah, I can.

♪ ♪

Well, I heard your prison transfer didn't go so well.

I'm so sorry.

All a part of your plan, I assume?

Actually, that didn't factor into my plan at all, but I'm impressed you went to such great lengths to keep those people from harm.

Ever the hero, huh, Barry?

You've hurt enough people.

I know.

You see me as the villain, but, Barry, if you were to look back, look back carefully at everything I've done, every wheel I have set in motion, you would realize I have only done what I had to do.

Nothing more.

Nothing less.

And the Particle Accelerator?

Barry: How does that fit into your grand plan?

Well, why don't you go on inside, and let me show you.

You know, I just learned the hard way not to trust the bad guy.

And yet...

I've shown you time and time again you can't beat me, Barry.

[boom]

♪ ♪

Ronnie.

Firestorm.

♪ ♪

Wow. You brought yourself a friend.

♪ ♪

Welcome, Mr. Queen.

Hope we're not too late.

You're just in time.

I don't care how fast you are.

You can't fight all three of us at the same time.

Oh, I can't?

Trust me.

This... This is gonna be fun.

[heroic music]

♪ ♪

Move, Barry.

[grunts]

Barry, move!

[dramatic music]

♪ ♪

[glass shattering]

[grunts]

♪ ♪

[exploding]

Come on!

♪ ♪

Ronnie.

♪ ♪

Nanites, courtesy of Ray Palmer.

Arrow: They're delivering a high frequency pulse that's disabling your speed.

You're not gonna be running around for quite a while.

♪ ♪

[grunting]

Aah!

♪ ♪

[heavy breathing]

[grunting]

[both grunting]

♪ ♪

The history books say you live to be 86 years old, Mr. Queen.

Well, I guess the history books are wrong.

♪ ♪

That's the spirit.

You can't stop me, Flash.

And you never will.

[suspenseful music]

♪ ♪

Now!

♪ ♪

[glass shattering]

[chuckles]

[thrusting]

[grunts]

[heroic music]

♪ ♪

[heavy breathing]

♪ ♪

Thanks, fellas.

No problem.

Nice haircut.

And I see we've abandoned our traditional green.

Trying something different.

Look...

I might need a favor from you.

Wherever, whenever.

♪ ♪

I got you.

♪ ♪