03x16 - Into the Speed Force

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

To the outside world, I'm an ordinary forensic scientist, but secretly, with the help of my friends at S. T. A. R. Labs, I fight crime and find other meta-humans like me.

In an attempt to stop the evil speedster Savitar, I was accidentally thrust into the future, and I saw him murder the woman that I love.

But I won't let that happen.

I'm gonna do everything in my power to change the future, and I'm the only one fast enough to keep her alive.

I am The Flash.

Previously, on "The Flash" The night that Savitar kills you, you didn't have a ring on your finger.

We weren't engaged yet.

So you thought that if we were That it might change the future.

Now there's always gonna be a part of us that's tainted.

Why is Savitar hiding in the Speed Force?

That's where the future you trapped him.

- That's right.

- I have what I need to escape my hell, Wallace.

Not everything; we still have a piece of that stone.

- It's gone?

- If Savitar gets ahold of the stone He'll escape for sure.

You can't get rid of that stone, Wallace.

You're not fast enough to throw it into the Speed Force by yourself.

Wally has taken my place in the Speed Force.

[grunting.] We have to bring him back.

We have to save him.

My fear is the reason for all of this.

Savitar was right.

This is all because of me, because of my weakness.


And because of it, everyone's lives have changed.

Everyone I love is suffering.

This has to stop.

I can't let anyone hurt anymore because of me.

No one else should have to pay for my sins.

And they won't.

Ever again.


Get the breach room ready.

Okay, for what?

I'm gonna save Wally.

How exactly are you going to do that?

I'm going back into the Speed Force.

I'm just trying to wrap my mind around you going into the Speed Force again.

The Savitar said he was there for years.

You said it was like being in space.

- I know.

- So what are you gonna do?

You gonna run in there and run around till you find him?

- It's endless.

- I know.

And this is the only way to save Wally.

Yeah, yeah, I just we need a plan.

I I I don't wanna lose both my sons.

Look, gang, I don't understand the Speed Force, but there are plenty of people in this room who do.

Am I correct in assuming there's a point coming?

My point is why can't you use your knowledge to fashion some kind of safety precaution for young BA right here, so that, while he's in the Speed Force, he doesn't get lost.

Oh, so you're saying I can just whip up some kind of inter-dimensional tether to just anchor him to the Universe?


- That's exactly what I can do.

- Yeah!

Now we're cooking with helium.

Yes, and I can I can add a biological component that will measure his vitals when he's in the Speed Force.

- That's a great idea.

- Thank you, Caitlin.

Because if we can monitor Barry's vitals, we'll know if they fluctuate, and we can pull him out.

You mean "pull us out.

" Yeah, if you're going in there to save Wally, so am I.

Jesse, you're gonna stay here.

Because if your father finds out you're lost in some negative world, the first person to get a broken schnoz is me.

- There's a negative world?

- Yeah, negative world.


They have Super Mario on Earth-29?

Oh, yeah, challenge me.

Barry, you need my help.

Your shoulder is still broken.

It's okay.

It's almost healed.

No, look, I can do this.

I know, but I need you to stay here.

Keep the city safe while I'm gone.

And this is something I have to do alone, okay?


Thank you.

Okay, let's go to work.

Can I talk to you?


I'm gonna find Wally.

Whatever's holding him, whatever's keeping him trapped in there, I'm gonna get him back.

- Okay.

- Okay.

Iris did I lose you?


What's going on?

Nothing, nothing.

I'm just trying to make her not worry so much.

About Wally or you?

Joe, now's not the time, all right?

Look, you are about to risk your life to save her brother.

I think now is the perfect time.

She's having doubts about us.

About marrying me.

Did she call off the engagement?

Guess I changed the future one too many times.

I think that's gonna do it.

We should be able to use this to keep track of Barry's vitals.

He'll play astronaut, and we'll play Houston.

Right, but how exactly are you gonna track his location when he's in the Speed Force?

Well, this is just a simple modification from what we used to get Barry out last time, so the electrode halo?

Julian wasn't part of the team last time.

- Not yet.

- Oh, right.

You know that thing we used to talk to Savitar?


Meet the electrode halo.

So basically these two are linked electromagnetically - via Goldtooth.

- Goldtooth?

Yeah, it's kind of the Cisco Ramon inter-dimensional equivalent of Bluetooth.

Kind of proud of it.

Anyway, it gives us all the relevant locus information no matter what corner of the multiverse Barry's stuck in.

And, if Barry needs our help, it'll stimulate Cisco's prefrontal cortex.

And I'll open a breach and [pop.] send him back in.

Good Lord, multiverses, breaches, halos, easy bloody peasy.

By George, I think he's got it.

Cisco, you about ready?

Born ready.


Here's winging it.

Winging it?

Wait, what do you mean?

Well, I mean, I don't really have a map of the Speed Force, so when I vibe Barry into it You have no idea where I'm gonna land.

But the good news is, if he gets stuck on the wrong side of the tracks, now we can fish him out.

Find my boy.

I'm gonna do whatever it takes.

Thank you.

I love you, Iris.

I love you too.

Are we ready?

Good to go.

To infinity and beyond.

Okay, once I let go, you're on your own.

Do it.

Good luck.

[thunder rumbles.] [thud.] Wally?

[thunder rumbles.] [clattering.] Wally?

[thunder rumbles.] Hello?

Hey, Bar.

[dramatic music.] Why are you here?

Why did you come back to this place?

I'm here to save Wally West.

Ever the hero, huh, Barry?

It's my fault that he's trapped here.

Is it?

Where is Wally West?

He's not exactly here, per se.

He's in the prison you created.

Well, your future self, that is.

How do I get him out?

How do I get him out?

I think you'll find we're not gonna be as accommodating as we were the last time you visited us.

What the hell does that mean?

It means things have changed.

We gave you your speed back because you said you'd come to terms with your mother's death, but you lied to us.

- I - You went back in time, and saved her.

And, in doing so, you created Flashpoint.

Zoom had just killed my father.

We know, and we understand, which is why we allowed you to do that, but choices have consequences.

And I'm afraid we can't let you make any more choices like that.

Wally is just a kid.

He's a Flash.

He made his choice.

Now he has to live with it, just like you do.

I'm not going anywhere until Wally's free.

Then be prepared to spend an eternity in here.

Why would you order a single espresso?

It's gotta be at least a double espresso.

I can go triple.

[slurps.] - Doesn't affect me at all.

- Frightening.

I can have a quadruple, a sextuple.

Oh, there you are.

I'm gonna get us all coffees 'cause we got a lot of work to do, you know?

A lot of a lot of stuff to do.

It doesn't affect me though.

It doesn't affect me at all!


- He scares me.

- Yeah.

[chuckles.] I was wondering, do you think you could use this to track Savitar's location?

That's not a bad idea.

You know, I couldn't before because he was in the Speed Force, but, now that he's out of it, feeling footloose and fancy-free, I'm sure [chuckles.] I'm sorry, you know what?

That was insensitive of me.

- It's fine.

- Okay, so let's say I find Savitar, right now.

What are you gonna do about it?

I'm gonna go after him.

Jesse, are you out of your mind?

No, okay?

I can't just sit here waiting.

You can, and you will.

We all will.

And, soon enough, Barry's gonna get Wally out of the Speed Force.

You don't know that, okay?

We don't know anything.

The only thing we actually know is that Savitar is out there, and, if we can, we have to find him and send him right back where he came from.

You're staying here.

[sighs.] Iris.

I wrote that article.

That used to be my byline, but not anymore.

Well, 2024 is a long ways away.

Things could still change.

What if it's too late?

What if some things can't be undone?

[sighs.] You having second thoughts?

I guess I'm just worried that I made the wrong decision.

And what?

You think that calling things off sent Barry running into the Speed Force?

Please, we both know that he was gonna go save Wally no matter what.

Yeah, that's just the kind of hero he is.

Sweetheart, I know I know how you're feeling.

You can't figure out which way's up right now, can you?

Do yourself a favor.

Look deep inside that big, beautiful heart of yours.

You'll find the answer you're looking for.

Eddie Thawne's life was almost so different.

Iris was about to be his wife.

Joe was about to be his father-in-law.

But things didn't turn out that way, did they, Barry?

[gunshot.] [thunder rumbles.] Instead of that life being his legacy this is.

So the only reason you came back is to save Wally.


There's no other reason?


All right then, Bar.

If you want Wally, all you need to do is go through those doors.

[ding.] But you're gonna have to outrun that thing first.

[snarling.] Time Wraith.

[roars.] [shrieks.] [tense music.] [baby crying.] Hush, little baby, don't say a word Mama's gonna buy you a mockingbird Caitlin.

[baby crying.] And if that mockingbird don't sing Mama's gonna buy you a diamond ring That baby is she Beautiful.

Just like her mother.


Hello, Barry.

We need to talk.

Perhaps some sort of new metal akin to a Luttinger liquid?

What do you think?

Man, I don't know what this is.

All I know, it just came off the armor of some Hindu speed god, so It's like the box the philosopher's stone came in.

It simultaneously exists and doesn't exist.

Like Schroeder's cat.

Remember Schroeder?

Guy with the cat in the box both dead and alive at the same time, dun, dun, dun, which, by the way, seems like cruelty for animals half the time.

Okay, I think you're thinking of Schrodinger, maybe?

- Schroding no.

- Yeah, 'cause Schroeder's the guys from "Peanuts.

" - I don't think so.

- Yeah, the one with the piano.

- Yeah.

- The Charlie Brown has the piano on my Earth.

That's the whole gag 'cause he can't play the piano.

- He's terrible.

- No.

Oh, my God, who cares about cats or pianos - or the freaking "Peanuts"?

- It's not "The Peanuts.

" It's just "Peanuts.

" You have been studying this thing for hours.

Can we or can we not use it to track Savitar?

Okay, all right, wind it in.

As far as we can tell, the shard is made of near-frictionless material that's in a constant state of flux.

So while it's utterly motionless on the outside It's constantly moving on the inside.

Yes, it's as if it's being affected by some sort of external source, much like the tides are affected by the phases of the moon.

Okay, okay, then it has to be Savitar.

I mean, this was part of his armor.

Maybe it's trying to reconnect with its other pieces.

That's it.

It's just like "The Iron Giant.

" If this is true, then this shard could lead us right to him.

That's an idea.

Okay, all right, so what are we waiting for?

- Let's - [ping.] Hold your roll, Jesse Quick.

This hesitation that you feel, on behalf of the group, is our realization that this "go for broke" attitude is the very attitude that got Wallace in his predicament in the first place.

Am I right?

I can't believe I'm uttering the words, but I actually agree with H. R.

- Ditto.

- Thanks, boys.

A lone speedster it's just no match for Savitar.

- Yeah, but - Jesse, we're gonna find him.


When the real Flash gets back.

That came out wrong, um Wow.

Put my foot in it.

Jesse, Jesse!

Oh, Jesse, hey, Jesse, quick question: Merlot or Cabernet?


What wine do you think would go best with a big, old men's size 11 shoe stuffed in his mouth?

- H. R. ?

- Yeah?

- Just leave me alone.

- I get it, I get it.

I get Savitar Savitar hurt the one you love, now you wanna hurt Savitar.

Yeah, bet your ass, I do.

No, I get it.

I I love it.

I respect it.

I'm a little worried though that, in your zeal for payback, you might be the one who ends up getting hurt.

- On my Earth - Yeah.

- I am the real Flash.

- I know.

That's why I [gagging.] I should've said what I said.

No, no, you shouldn't have, okay?

'Cause I've fought plenty of monsters before.

Yeah, absolutely.

Like Savitar, though?

'Cause, look, here's the thing.

If your father were here, he would He would do everything in his power to stop Savitar.

And that is exactly what I'm gonna do.

[laughs.] Okay, okay.

I mean, hats off to you.

You really are Hard-Hat Harry's little girl, aren't you?

Yeah, I am, and you're not him.

So just do us both a favor and stop trying to be.

This troubles you.

Another life that could've been and never was.

Caitlin and Ronnie should've had that.

A family, a future.

The future doesn't always turn out as we want it to.

I see what you're doing.

First Eddie, now Ronnie, showing me all of the people who sacrificed themselves for the greater good.

No, Barry, their sacrifices were for you, as was Wally's when he attempted to stop Savitar.

No, Savitar tricked Wally.

And now he's trapped.

Wally doesn't belong in the Speed Force.

You have to let me take his place.

And that's why I'm here.

Or the other reason, Barry.

I wanna sacrifice myself for Wally.

- We can't allow that.

- Why not?

Because where Wally's gone is a hell all his own.

Savitar said, "One will suffer a fate far worse than death.

" And it's not for you.

Leave, Barry, while you still can.


Whatever hell Wally's trapped in, I'm gonna set him free, and I'm not leaving here until I do.

Very well, but you were warned.

[snarling.] [grunts.] [roars.] Hunter Zolomon.

[dramatic music.] Come on, come on.

[shrieks.] [ding.] [roars.] - Is it Barry?

- Did something happen to him?

We don't know.

One second, the telemetry was perfectly normal, and Then his vitals, they just started crashing.

We warned you.

Why are you doing this?

You speak of sacrifice, yet you still let others bear the burdens that should be on your shoulders.

[gasping.] Okay, okay, you're right.

You're right.

I never should've asked Wally to save Iris.

It should've been me.

- [roars.] - [yells.] Please, let me save him.

There's only one way to free Wally West from his eternal torment.

You must free yourself first.

[roars.] [grunting.] I love you, Iris.

[roars.] [beeping.] No.

- Cisco, is he - I don't know, I don't know.

Find out!

I can't.

- The tether's gone.

- What?

That was him and Wally's lifeline out of the Speed Force.

How are we gonna get them back?

I don't know that we can.

[tense music.] Hello?


Wally, Wally!

I'm gonna get you out, okay?

Just hang on.

[zap.] Visiting hours are over, Flash.

So that's not yours.

- Get out of my way.

- I can't do that.

Not if you're planning on using that to fight Savitar.

I can't.

You're not gonna talk me out of this, okay?

- I already told you you're not - Not your dad.

That message was received loud and clear.

Now hear mine.

Taking on Savitar all alone is not gonna bring Wallace back, Jesse.

It's just gonna get you killed, and that, my friend, that is not happening.

Not on my watch.

You done?

Yeah, said my piece.

And guess what?

I'm still not [smack.] moving [thud.] That was oddly satisfying.

What's happening to him?

Wally West is caught in an endless temporal loop, just like Savitar after you imprisoned him here in the future.

No wonder he hates you.

What's he seeing?

He's reliving the single most painful moment of his life over and over again.

His mother's death.


He doesn't deserve this.

Let me guess.

You do?

I know what my hell is.

I've already seen it in the future.

You don't like the future, Flash?

- Change it.

- I can't.

Don't you get it?

I can't!

I'm not fast enough.

He is.

That's why you have to let me take his place.

Wally can save Iris.

Not learning your lesson, Barry.

You keep telling us one thing and then doing another.

You wanna know what inspired Leonard Snart to sacrifice himself?

It was you, Barry Allen.

You inspired him to be better.

You inspired him to be selfless, to sacrifice himself for others, to be a hero, just like you.

I'm no hero.

Not lately.

So what?

You've had enough, Scarlet Speedster?

Time to hang up the cowl and give it all up?

Well, if you're out you're out.

I'm done fighting.

We know, and that's exactly the problem.

[zap.] [grunts.] You think seeing Iris' death is hell?

You ain't seen nothing yet.

[zap.] Let's get you out of here.

Okay, you stupid piece of metal, take me to your leader.


[dramatic music.] Jesse Quick.

I knew you would come for me.

How'd you know I was coming here?

Because I know everything that happens.

I've already lived it.

- I'm not afraid of you.

- You should be.

[dramatic music.] [electric crackling.] [grunts.] Jesse.

H. R ?

It's a little late to talk me out of this, okay?

I'm not gonna try and talk you out of anything.

I learned that lesson.

You have something that belongs to me.

[grunting.] I need a little help here, H. R.

- Bum, bum, thinking.

- Think faster.

What do we got?

We're fighting Savitar.

Savitar is a speed god.

He's omnipotent.

He's invulnerable.

Then why does he need a suit of armor?

Jesse, he's vulnerable somewhere under the suit.

Find a gap, find an opening, and go for it.

[grunts.] I have such plans for you in the future, Jesse Quick.

And I have plans for you too.

This is for Wally.



[roars.] Jay.


Is this really you, or is this just another Speed Force test?

Yeah, kid, it's really me.


As soon as the team lost contact with you, Cisco came to my Earth and told me what was happening.

I came here to help.

- Let's get Wally.

- [zap.] ] 'Fraid I can't let you do that.

Getting a little slow in your golden age there, Garrick.

- Stop.

- Can't do that either.

[zap.] [dramatic music.] [zap.] Enough!

I'm taking Wally.

We can't let you do that, Barry.


Try and stop me.

[vibrating.] Wally?

- Hey, Wally.

- [machines beeping.] Hey.

Barry, Jay.

[sniffling.] - I saw my mom.

- I know, - I know.

- My mom.

I know.

Look at me now, okay?

It's over.

You're free now, okay?

We're going home, all right?

It's okay.

We're going home.

Jay, let's go.

Sorry, kid, this is where I stay for a while.


What are you talking about?

We both know that a speedster needs to take Wally's place.

That's why I'm here.

No, no, Jay, you already lived your hell when you were Zoom's prisoner.

And you set me free, and I owe you for that.

- Jay - I've run a hell of a race, but every marathon has a finish line.

Time's finally come for me to cross it, but you you, Barry, need to put an end to this once and for all and stop Savitar.


Do what you do best.

Be The Flash.

Cisco said that he could use this to track you and bring you home.

I'm gonna get this back to you again, when I break you out of here.

See you soon, Flash.

- [electric crackling.] - What's happening?

Do you think you can reel them in?

I don't know.

I've never felt this much harmonic feedback.

It feels like the Speed Force is about to - Wally!

- Barry!

Oh, my God.

Are you okay?

We will be.

Hold on a second.

Three speedsters go in, and only two come out.

Jay Jay stayed back to save Wally.

Come on, Wally, let's get you checked out.

I thought I lost both my boys.

- Thanks for bringing him back.

- You're welcome.

Thank you.

I thought I'd lost you too.

I'm right here.

[dramatic music.] The Speed Force.

And it just appeared to you in the form of Eddie Thawne?

- And Ronnie?

- And Snart.

All to teach me another lesson.

Which was what?

Saving Iris is my responsibility and mine alone.

It's why the Speed Force didn't let me take Wally's place, why Jay sacrificed himself to do it.

So I could finish this.

Jay, hero among heroes.


We can't just leave him in there.

We won't.

I'll beat Savitar.

We'll get him out.

Good, 'cause it seems to me the Speed Force is a little bit of a crazy place.

Just ask Wallace.

Yeah, yeah, what what Wally saw it's gonna haunt him for a while.

So until he can get past it, and he's really ready to go back out there, Kid Flash is gonna need to take a break for a while.


You okay?

Are you?


You should see the other guy.

Caitlin said I'll be fine.

Jesse, I can't believe you went after Savitar by yourself.

What were you thinking?

The same thing you were when you did it.

Yeah, that was a mistake.

One that I will never make again.

Yeah, yeah, me either.

Not on this Earth, anyway.

Wait, what?

You're going back to Earth-2 already?

- Earth-3, actually.

- But you just got here, Jesse.

I know, I know, and I want to be with you.

It's just Savitar said he had plans for me in the future.

I can't let that happen.

Besides, until Barry can get Jay out of the Speed Force, Earth-3 needs a Flash to protect it.

I love you, Jesse.

I love you too.

You show those villains on Earth-3.

Nobody messes with our Jesse Quick.

- That's right.

You give them hell.

- You know I will.

We're here if you need us, all right?

- Safe travels.

- Thanks.

Sorry for the, uh Yeah, yeah, me too.

- Good left-hook.

- Thanks.

I shouldn't be surprised.

Us Wellses we are forces to be reckoned with.

That we are.

Thank you, H. R.

For what?

Just being a friend.

Thank you.


- You ready?

- Yeah.

This isn't good-bye.

No, it's more like "see you later.

" I can't wait.

So, fun fact uncovered by our intrepid Jesse Quick, in her latest dust-up with the so-called "God of Speed," guess who feels pain.

What what exactly are you saying?

Are you saying that underneath the suit of armor that's he's Yes, James.

He's not a god.

He's just a man, baby.

- A man?

- Yeah.



[sighs.] Thank you for saving Wally.

Of course.

Um, [clears throat.] so, I just Look, you told me that you only wanted to marry someone because they love you and not because they were trying to save you, and I get that.

I just you know, I've lived with a lot of death, tragedy in my life, and seeing you die it's impossible not to be consumed by that.

Yeah, no, I get that.

I do.

It just it made me question if you were asking me for the right reasons, you know?

If it was out of love or [sighs.] responsibility.

But, look, while you were gone, I realized something.

I don't have to doubt why you wanna marry me.

It's the same reason that I wanna marry you.


I wanna be your wife, Barry.

Um I love you.

But, uh you were right.

I proposed because I thought it would save you.

I thought Wally would save you.

I I was wrong.

I alone have to save you in the future, and I'm going to, but not by changing it.

By embracing it.

Okay, um [clears throat.] what what does that mean?

It means that I-I think we need some space for a while.

I'm sorry, but I-I don't I don't know how we can move forward like this, with Um okay.

I guess I'll go to my dad's.

No, you stay here.

I'll I'll stay with Cisco.