The Flash (2014) s02e04 Episode Script

The Fury of Firestorm

Barry: 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.
I hunted down the man who killed my mother, but in doing so, I opened up our world to new threats, and I am the only one fast enough to stop them.
I am The Flash.
Iris: Previously on "The Flash" Iris's mom is alive.
And you thought you could pay me to walk away from my own daughter.
Last time you walked away for free.
When you created the singularity, you also created a breach-- a portal connecting our two earths.
You really think he's just bringing these guys here to kill me? Zoom is obsessed with destroying me.
Now he wants to destroy you.
I'm starting to perceive things--horrible things.
We have to merge the inner and outer event horizons by separating in the eye of it.
No! [exciting music.]
Ronnie died saving me, and I'm so sorry.
No, no, no, get back.
Come here.
[gasping.]
Professor Stein, can you hear me? Barry: Everyone secretly thinks they've figured out what their life is gonna be like, but what no one ever considers is that life has its own plans for you, whether you like them or not.
And so you're left with a choice.
You can either embrace the change and move forward, or fight it, and be left behind.
Dude! I knew you could do it.
[chuckles.]
That was some touchdown, man.
You won us the game! Hey, no, man.
We won us the game.
Hey, that's not what the cheerleaders were saying.
[laughter.]
Oh, yeah? For real? A'ight.
Jefferson, great game.
Hey, thanks, coach.
I'm not the only one that noticed.
Lot of scouts in the stands tonight, and after that touchdown, they all pulled out their cell phones.
You're gonna get your pick of colleges, son.
You really think so? I know so.
You get home and celebrate with your mom.
[dark music.]
Everybody, run! [people yelling.]
Oh! [people shouting.]
Hey, hey, come on, man, I got you! We gotta get inside the tunnel! Ugh! Aah! Hold him steady! He's dropping out.
Come on, come on, come on, come on.
Cisco, we're losing him! Got it! [dramatic music.]
Oh, Dios mio.
Thank God.
He's getting worse.
Look, I did what I could to re-engineer Doctor Wells's original stabilizer to quell the reaction, but I don't know what he used as a power source.
Best I could find was the one from his wheelchair.
And how long will that last? Well, that's the problem, is we had already used up most of its energy trying to dampen the metas' powers during our little rogue air trip with Weather Wizard and company.
I think we got a few days tops.
And he's stuck in bed? Yeah, when he wakes up, I'm gonna transfer the stabilizer to this, give him a power cane, get him moving.
We gotta figure out a way to save him.
I think I might know how to do that.
When the Particle Accelerator exploded, the dark matter that collided with Professor Stein fused with the Firestorm matrix and altered the normal molecular processes that occurs within his body.
Those highly reactive molecules needed something to bond with in order to stabilize.
And that's where Ronnie came in.
Yes, and now that Ronnie is no longer a part of Professor Stein-- Those molecules don't have anything to bond to.
And the longer he goes without merging, the more unstable he becomes.
Ugh.
All right, so, what do we do? We find another participant.
Okay, cool, so, how do we do that? Are we just gonna make a Tinder app for potential meta-humans? 'Cause I'm pretty sure merging with Stein and randomly bursting into flames sounds like the biggest "swipe left" of all time.
I mean, even if we could find someone willing, Stein can't just merge with whoever he wants.
No he can't, but I have done some research, and found two potential candidates that might be compatible with him.
They both were affected by the dark matter, and they were both admitted to the hospital showing symptoms of gene rearrangement mutation.
And they both share the same blood type as Professor Stein and Ronnie.
All right.
I mean, this is more than organ donation.
We'll need more than tissue typing to see if their bodies are compatible.
If I can isolate the genetic locus of the two candidates and cross-reference it with the mutations in Professor Stein, I might be able to find a match and save his life.
What do you need to do that? [rousing music.]
All right, blood samples from both potential candidates.
Damn, that was fast even for you.
I may have skipped the asking for permission part.
Let's see if we can't find a match.
You were two in that picture.
You'd just got some shots.
You were so mad at the nurse.
You kept saying, "She pinched me.
" [chuckles.]
So we took you to the park afterwards to cheer you up, gave you your first ice cream cone, which was a mistake, because all we heard the next month was, "Mint-choplat chip, mint-choplat chip.
" [laughs.]
Oh, that's where the obsession started.
Babe, you don't have to do this.
If you don't want to meet your mother tomorrow, I get it.
No, it's okay.
I want to meet her.
I need to meet her.
It's gonna be fine.
Both: Mm.
My brave baby girl.
Take after you.
[solemn music.]
Love you.
Love you more.
Barry? Hey, I was just looking for you.
I would've called, but I don't have your number yet, so.
Oh, yeah-- No, no, no, I just wanted to show you this.
These were just found in an alley off of Eastwood Avenue.
What are these, teeth? Shark teeth.
[laughs.]
And I have an eyewitness that says he saw a shark walking on land--a man-shark.
- Man-shark? [laughs.]
- Yeah.
Sounds like a bad sci-fi movie.
Or awesome sci-fi movie.
[laughs.]
Totally.
Um Are you for real? You think there's actually, like, a shark-- Yeah, I mean, I know it sounds really wacko - Mm-hmm.
- But, I mean, nothing seems impossible now that we have meta-humans, right? And I thought it would be fun, you know, for us to work together again on a case.
Yeah, I mean, I really-- I'd love to work on anything with you.
Um, it's just, you know, meta-humans aren't really my thing.
Oh, okay, yeah, that's fine.
I can handle it.
No, you--look, how about I just-- I'll run a test, see where the teeth came from.
That would be amazing.
- All right, cool.
- Thanks.
Yeah, sure.
Detective Spivot.
Detective.
How's your man-shark case coming? It's good.
I was just gonna go and canvas the area, see what else I can dig up, and Barry here agreed to run some tests for me.
- Really? - Mm-hmm.
So, progress.
Thanks again.
Mm-hmm.
If I didn't know any better, I'd say you were flirting with my partner.
What, Patty? No, I'm-- [scoffs.]
What are you talking about? I'm not-- What is it with you and Iris and my partners? Hey, how is Iris, by the way? [phone vibrates.]
Eh, she's pretty nervous about seeing her mother after all these years.
Yeah.
Hey, you know what, I gotta go.
It's Cisco.
It's about Professor Stein.
Okay, go.
I'll cover you with Singh.
All right, thanks.
Well, I must admit, I never imagined the Sphinx's riddle about a man requiring three legs would ever apply to me, but if this device keeps me mobile, then I will gratefully oblige.
Hopefully, you won't need it for much longer.
There was no agglutination in the blood samples, and cross-matching was negative for both, and it appears that the dark matter from the Particle Accelerator explosion mutated their genes in a very similar way it did to yours.
I think they're both potential matches.
So who do we go with? Well, my first choice is Henry Hewitt.
He graduated summa cum laude from Hudson University with a double major in Applied Physics and Bioengineering.
A Hudson boy, I like him already.
Now, what about this other guy Jefferson Jackson? High school quarterback, He's got the physical attributes.
And it looks like more of his alleles match than Hewitt's.
Doesn't that mean that he's more compatible? On paper, perhaps, but Hewitt is a scientist.
Clearly, he's trying to make something of his life.
I think he'd be open to something like this.
I think we should meet with both of them before we make a decision.
That's an excellent idea.
I'll see if I can get Hewitt here.
All right, in the meantime, we'll go meet with Jefferson Jackson.
And I will try to find something else to help keep you stable.
[dark music.]
Anything you want Anything you need Are you sure this is the right place? Yeah.
Jefferson's a mechanic.
[bell dings.]
Could indicate a strong technical aptitude.
That's a positive.
Oh, prone to allergies.
That's definitely a negative, not to mention his taste in music.
[tool clatters.]
Would you prefer Celine Dion instead? I got the "Titanic" soundtrack in the back there.
No, thank you.
Jefferson Jackson, right? People call me Jax.
Ooh, catchy.
My name's Barry Allen, and this is Martin Stein.
We're with the Department of Safety.
It's a small, newly formed agency.
Very new, we probably don't even have a website yet, do we? You need to see our licenses? I mean, we're all up to code here.
No, no, nothing like that.
We are compiling data on people who were affected by the Particle Accelerator explosion two years ago.
Look, man, I lost enough time in my life 'cause of that stupid thing going wrong.
Now, you don't got a car I can fix, I can't help you.
If you would consider coming back to S.
T.
A.
R.
Labs with us, I believe we can help you.
Help me how? Well, we know what the Particle Accelerator did-- Look, I already told you, I don't talk about that night.
Why is that? Because that's when everything changed.
I got hit hard.
When I woke up, I was in the hospital.
Busted up leg, torn ACL.
The look on my mom's face, I knew any dreams I had of playing pro ball were over.
I'm sorry to hear that.
Yeah, well look, I gotta get back to work.
Yeah, um Here, it's just it's our number.
Just think about it, okay? Thank you for putting this together, Joseph.
Iris's idea, not mine.
Hey, baby.
Hi, Dad.
Iris this is Francine.
Hello.
Hi.
Hello, Iris.
Can I get you a coffee or something? Um, no, thanks.
Let's just sit.
I can't get over what a beautiful young woman you've become.
And a journalist? I'm so proud of you.
Why are you here? Why now, after two decades? I want to make this right with you.
How about you start by apologizing for walking out on us? I am sorry, so very, very sorry.
There's so much you don't know.
I'm sure that you've been through a great deal, and I can appreciate you feeling like this is suddenly the right time for you to want me in your life, but that doesn't mean that it's the right time for me.
Iris No, Dad, it's okay.
I've thought about this a lot, and it wasn't fair for me to make you the bad guy.
So I want you to hear this from me.
I don't hate you, Francine.
I do wish you well, but we have lived separate lives for over 20 years.
Let's keep it that way.
[solemn music.]
[laughs.]
I've always thought my destiny was for greater things.
And people, of course.
Well, when it's all said and done, flying will be the least impressive of your new abilities.
Man finally achieves the promise of the Atomic Age.
Caitlin, what's going on? Hi, I'm glad you're back.
This is Dr.
Henry Hewitt.
This is Barry Allen and Professor Martin Stein.
How do you do? The illustrious Martin Stein.
I've read all your papers back at Hudson, especially on transmutation.
Fascinating.
- You're a legend.
- Oh, please.
I think you're overestimating my contribution to the field.
- I--I appreciate your enthusiasm.
- Isn't he great? He's got an ego the size of Texas, but, yeah, he's all right.
So, where's Jefferson Jackson? We just need more time.
We don't have more time.
I couldn't find another power source for the cane and that thing's running out.
Okay, then let's do the merge.
Hewitt's in.
What do you mean? You told him the details of the Firestorm Matrix? Absolutely, becoming Firestorm is a huge life change.
He needs to know what he's getting himself into.
If I remember correctly, vector, variance, hypotenuse-- Proton, neutron, go H.
U.
! Aw, look at that, that's so cute.
We'll have two Professor Steins if this works.
It's gonna work.
Yeah.
Okay.
When I put this splicer on your chest you're gonna feel a rush.
That's a molecular primer being released into your body.
Then you can make physical contact with Professor Stein, and [whoosh.]
Firestorm Matrix will take over.
Easy enough.
Ready? No time like the present.
Thank you, my dear.
Okay.
[mechanical whirring.]
[laughs.]
[exciting music.]
Try again.
[tense music.]
This is unexpected.
Something's supposed to be happening, right? Why isn't it working? I don't know.
Uh, well, looks like you two aren't compatible after all.
I'm just gonna So all this was for nothing? Believe me, no one is more disappointed than I am.
Yeah, don't be so sure about that.
Next time, try to get your act together before you get someone's hopes up.
[gentle music.]
[dark music.]
Move the show-and-tell to next Tuesday, remind me to call Richard tomorrow about the shareholders meeting, and where are we with the replacement for Doctor Snow? Uh-- [alarm buzzing.]
Applied sciences.
[alarm buzzing.]
[dramatic music.]
Stop! Don't move! Harrison? Detective West, thank you for coming.
Doctor McGee, this is my new partner, Detective Spivot.
It's nice to meet you.
I was saddened by Detective Thawne's passing.
Please extend my condolences to your daughter.
Thank you.
On the phone you mentioned this was a sensitive matter.
It is, and I called you directly because I've always appreciated your discretion in the past.
Of course, can you tell me what was stolen? It's not so much what was stolen, but who stole it.
The person who broke into my facility last night was Harrison Wells.
[gasps.]
Harrison Wells is dead.
I seem to recall the circumstances around his passing were a bit inconclusive.
Is there any possibility he could be alive? Zero possibility.
I knew the man for over 20 years.
I know who I saw.
The only thing distinctively different was he's walking again.
Like I said, I trust your discretion.
You have full access to the facility.
Thank you again, Detective.
First a shark-man, now a dead man walking.
We need to call Barry, get him in here first.
Barry can't hear about any of this.
What--why? Because he's got a lot on his plate.
He's got a friend who's sick who he needs his help, and Harrison Wells is the man who murdered his mother.
Once he hears that-- Is he okay? He's fine, but not a word to him or anyone, okay? Okay.
Yeah, it's just, I'm not really good at lying.
Well, you better learn, quick.
Yeah, definitely.
[elevator bell dings.]
Spivot, go on ahead.
Sure.
This is the last time you ever show up here.
Do you understand? I needed to talk to you again.
How much clearer do we need to be? Iris and I do not want you in our lives.
Leave, please.
Go home, live your life.
Joe, there's something else.
I wanted to tell you when I first saw you, but-- What is it? A few months ago, I started getting weak.
The doctors ran a bunch of tests, they couldn't figure it out.
But finally, they did.
Said I have something called MacGregor's.
Supposedly it's pretty common among ex-addicts.
Told me I had till the end of the year if I'm lucky.
Is--is that why you came back? I just want my daughter to know me this me.
[solemn music.]
I'm really glad you decided to come.
I thought S.
T.
A.
R.
Labs had to shut down.
It's under new management.
Huh.
Whoa, what kind of treadmill is that? Cosmic.
[laughs softly.]
Cool.
So, let's get started.
You got some kind of "Billion Dollar Man" technology that gonna fix my knee? Actually, Jax, this isn't about fixing your knee.
What are you talking about? When the Particle Accelerator exploded, the energy wave that collided with you is known as "dark matter.
" And it didn't just hurt your knee.
It--it changed the molecular structure of your body.
Whoa, hold on, Grey.
So you're saying I'm like one of those meta-humans I keep hearing about on the news? Yes, I am.
Please, call me Professor.
We think you have potential capabilities.
What kind of capabilities? The same as Professor Stein: the ability for your body to process fission and fusion.
And you can harness excess energy and turn it into these massive nuclear blasts.
And you can fly.
There's also that.
So you're saying you can do all this? Only during times of convergence with a willing partner.
Convergence? You and me? Yes.
[rousing music.]
[laughs.]
No, this is crazy.
No, Jax, this is your chance to right the wrong that was done to you.
Yeah, sorry, you got the wrong guy.
I don't want nothing to do with this.
Wait a second, we are giving you the chance to be a superhero, and you're gonna say no that quickly? Yeah, not my kind of thing.
If the man isn't willing to participate-- Look, I saw your test scores, Jax.
Your grades were good enough to get into college, but you didn't go.
Why? Is this the type of guy you are? One setback and you fold? Well, then maybe you're not the guy for us anyway.
Well, maybe I'm not.
Jack-- Maybe this just wasn't meant to be.
Cait, come on, I mean, Jax could be our last chance at saving Professor Stein.
He said no to being a superhero.
Who does that? I mean, you didn't say no when you had the chance.
Cisco, would you? Chance to have superpowers? Sign me up.
Look, we're asking Jax to change his entire life, to sacrifice what he does have.
I mean, that's not a decision that can be made lightly.
It took me a long time to figure out this whole hero thing.
Exactly, which is why we need someone who wants to do this.
Where are you going? To get Hewitt back.
We have to try again.
Human DNA? Yup, definitely not a man-shark.
Not even a land shark, Ma'am.
Well, thanks for testing it for me.
Yeah.
What are you gonna do now? I don't know, probably file it under "never gonna happen.
" I have another case anyway.
Oh, anything I can help you with? No, no, no, no, Detective said definitely n-not.
Is everything all good? Sure, why? [laughs.]
I don't know, you're just acting kind of different.
No! No.
I'm the same old P.
Spivot, you know? What--actually, I have to go, but thank you so much for testing this, and I'll see you.
Okay, I-- [laughs softly.]
Yo, Joe.
Hey.
You good? Everything all right? Yeah.
No, I'm-- just had hell of a day.
Yeah? [sighs.]
Iris's mother, she told me she was dying.
Yeah, and I know Francine.
She's telling the truth about this.
Okay.
Does Iris know? Not yet.
Did-- did you need something? Uh, no, no.
I just, um Patty said you that you don't want me on some case that she's on with you.
No.
I was checking out a lead.
I'll let you know.
All right, cool.
What is up with you and my partner, anyway? [laughs.]
Come on, I-- Bar, you can't take your eyes off that girl.
I don't know what you want me to tell you.
I mean, she's great, you know.
She's adorable and funny and we have a lot in common, but-- "But, um.
" I don't know.
She's not Iris, I guess.
Right.
You've known Iris since you were ten.
You've been in love with her since forever.
I mean, you two are friends now, but she was your first love.
You're never gonna feel the same about anybody else, but you can't let that stop you from exploring something new.
Yeah.
And in happier news, remember Flash Day, the downtown celebration to honor Central City's one and only superhero? [door closes.]
Well, just weeks-- Hewitt, you have those nucleosome results? Tomorrow.
I told you I needed them tonight.
And I'm telling you you'll have them tomorrow.
[electricity sparking.]
You know, I know you think you're smarter than everyone here, Hewitt, but I'm sick of you not doing your job, your not showing up.
If I have any more trouble from you, you're done here.
What, you're gonna take the test away and give it to another lab rat of yours? You're gonna report me to the board? Or maybe you're thinking of firing me? I'd like to see you try! Now get the hell out of my lab! [dramatic music.]
What's being described as a "spontaneous energy malfunction" erupted last night at Eikmeier Technologies.
Wanted for questioning is scientist Henry Hewitt.
Hewitt's dormant abilities must have been triggered when we attempted the merger.
This could be catastrophic.
If his powers are anything like mine, he requires a grounding mechanism to stabilize his volatility.
Otherwise-- Yeah, he's gonna pop his top, and he's got a long history of violence, according to his police record.
Police record? I didn't find a police record.
Yeah, of course not, it was sealed, but guess what, ya boy hacked in and-- hold on, wait for it.
[typing clacks.]
One count battery, two counts aggravated assault, court-ordered anger management therapy.
He seemed like such a nice guy.
He even knew your Hudson nerd song.
[gasping.]
Whoa, you okay? It appears Mr.
Hewitt's stability isn't the only one in question.
I think I need to lie down.
Yeah, I'll come with you.
Thank you.
Professor Stein is getting worse.
And Hewitt's like this because of me.
And now Jefferson Jackson will never come back because of what I said.
I just didn't believe that he has what it takes.
This isn't because you didn't believe in him.
[chuckles.]
Sometimes, great possibilities are right in front of us, and we don't see them, because we choose not to.
I think that we need to be open to exploring something new.
[poignant music.]
She's dying? A few months left.
I just don't think I can see her, Dad.
And that's fine.
But you and me need to be crystal clear about this, Iris.
If you want to have a relationship with Francine, it's okay with me.
You don't have to protect me.
I'm a grown man and I've dealt with these feelings a long time ago.
[sighs.]
So you--you just believe her? She's done some bad things in her life, but she wouldn't lie about this.
Dad, she shows up out of nowhere, and only says that she's dying after I told her to stay away.
Look, she didn't come to Central City to see me.
She came because of you.
I just wanted you to know everything so you can make the best decision for yourself.
I mean, she is still your mother.
Either way, whatever you decide, just know, I got your back.
I know.
[sighs.]
Let me guess, you don't got car troubles.
I came to apologize.
I'm sorry for what I said.
It's fine.
Apology accepted.
Look, we could really use your help to save Professor Stein.
[chuckles.]
That desperate, huh? Yes.
- [sighs.]
- My husband, Ronnie, he used to be Professor Stein's other half.
He actually helped build the Particle Accelerator, and when it exploded, he was affected by it too.
Ironically, that's how he got the chance to show the world what he was truly capable of.
And he died saving this city.
Wait, he was the guy that flew into the black hole? That was him? He was a hero.
You can be one too.
I never wanted to be a hero.
What I wanted was to go to college, but we couldn't afford it.
Football was my way in, until that got taken from me.
I know.
Look, I know the Particle Accelerator took something from you.
But it also gave you something in return, something even more spectacular, the opportunity to be part of something bigger, to be part of a team that's working to protect people from losing what you lost.
[stirring music.]
I believe you were meant to be a hero.
[electricity sparking.]
Whoa, hold on.
I've been looking for you, Dr.
Snow.
Hey, look, man, we're-- ugh! [gasps.]
[suspenseful music.]
You did this to me! But it's not what you promised, is it? Is it? Come on! Where to? S.
T.
A.
R.
Labs.
Caitlin.
- What's wrong? - Come here.
Oh, good, you're here.
This thing, it ran out, like, 30 minutes ago.
His temperature is 142 degrees and rising fast.
He's going into rapid oxidation.
We need to find a coolant.
I think it's too late for that.
I'll do it.
I'll merge with him.
You said this is a chance for me to be a part of something bigger than myself, to help people.
That's what I want.
You're sure? Once you merge, there's no going back on this.
And you said I could fly, right? - Damn right.
- Okay.
So what do I do? Okay, well, here's the abridged version.
- Professor Stein? - [groans.]
- Professor Stein? - Clarissa, five more minutes.
No, Professor, you have to get up.
Jax is here.
- Yeah.
- What? - Jax is here.
- What? - Here, grab onto me.
- Jax? Yeah.
[tense music.]
This is it.
[device whirring.]
Whew.
You came back, Jefferson, thank you.
Well, like my coach always said, "Out of yourself and into the team.
" So, how's this work? Okay, all you're gonna do is touch him.
And then what happens? You become Firestorm.
Okay.
[exciting music.]
Jax? Is Professor Stein-- How will I know? Professor Stein: Hello, Jefferson.
Now you know.
Oh, so I get Grey as my copilot.
Did no one ever inform you of that fringe benefit? So when do we get to take this for a test spin? [alarm buzzing.]
Uh, how about now? It looks like Hewitt's re-charging at Central City High School's football stadium.
[suspenseful music.]
Wait, that was where I got hurt.
[players yelling.]
Cisco, cut the power to the field so he can't draw anymore energy.
I'm on it.
Stand by.
Boo-ya ka! Hewitt! You need to stop! This is not who you are! [heroic music.]
Stein? You chose him over me? That's who I'm supposed to be! I deserve the Firestorm Matrix! Professor Stein: Move, now! Calm down, Jefferson, focus.
Use your natural athleticism to gain control.
Hey, you okay? I was a quarterback.
I know how to take a hit.
Hey, guys, cutting the power didn't work.
It's like the more we anger him, the stronger he gets.
That's it, it's like one of those, uh, controlled fusion devices.
Um Tokamak? Yes, exactly, and the more powerful they become, the more unstable they become.
Barry, make him angry, and he'll blow his fuse.
You up for a little game of "catch me if you can?" Let's go for it.
Okay.
[heroic music.]
Hey, Hewitt, over here! Paging Dr.
Hewitt.
Boo! Aah! Man, you are not good at this.
Aah! Do you need a hug, Doctor? Aah! [grunts.]
Come on, Hewitt, give me your best shot! Now.
[grunting.]
Is that all you got, Hewitt? Man, no wonder you didn't make the cut if that's how you fight.
[both laughing.]
Aah! Not bad for your first go at this.
Well, I had a great coach to help me through it.
Isn't that right, Grey? Professor Stein: Despite my initial reservations, we make a pretty fantastic team.
[laughs.]
Welcome aboard, Firestorm.
[rousing music.]
[solemn music.]
Hi.
Thank you for coming.
You have no idea what this means to me.
My dad told me you were sick.
You know, I wasn't sure that I could believe you, so I did some checking.
Turns out you're telling the truth.
I would never lie to you about something so big.
Really? 'Cause I was actually thinking that I could give you another chance after hearing that news.
But you're still lying, still keeping secrets.
I'm an investigative reporter, Francine.
I uncover things that people want to keep hidden, like having a son.
Iris-- He was born eight months after you left Central City.
Let me explain.
Who's the father, Francine? Is it my dad? Do I have a brother? Wait, you know, I don't even want--I don't want to know.
I mean, I wouldn't be able to tell if you were telling the truth or if it was another one of your lies, anyway.
Oh.
I want you to leave.
You stay away from me, and you stay away from my father.
If he finds out that he might have a son that grew up without even knowing him, it would crush him.
Just [sighs.]
Leave us alone.
Iris, I was-- [solemn music.]
And how is Mr.
Hewitt? Seems like that last burst of energy has burnt him out.
Our Tokamak's gone dark.
Yeah, we're just gonna keep him safe and sound in the pipeline till he decides to keep quiet about all this.
So you're gonna meet up with Clarissa? We're meeting in Pittsburgh in three days.
Why Pittsburgh? A colleague of mine was monumental in helping train Ronald and me.
She's graciously offered to help the two of us as well.
How's she gonna help us? Well, there were many aspects of our abilities that we never quite achieved.
Hopefully now, we can fully realize that potential.
Oh, my dearest Dr.
Snow.
Ronald may be lost to us, but he will never be forgotten.
Speaking of this was Ronnie's.
He always used it to find his way back home.
I want you to have it.
[sentimental music.]
Thank you.
You know, this whole thing is strange, being 50% of someone.
Yeah, but you're 100% a hero.
[laughs softly.]
I went ahead and recalibrated the splicer so the merging should be even smoother now.
Thank you.
If I may offer a bit of parting advice.
Cisco, I know you're scared, but this ability you have is a gift, not a curse.
It's natural to be apprehensive about the unknown, but look at Jefferson.
He took a leap, and it changed his life for the better.
The very thing that makes you different is what makes you special.
Tell your friends.
And now I believe it's time to take this show on the road-- or to the sky, if I am to be literal.
[laughter.]
[stirring music.]
[sighs.]
Are you ready, Jefferson? All right.
- See you later.
- Yeah.
That was one hell of a leap of faith that kid took, merging with Professor Stein.
Yeah, it was.
There's a lesson in there somewhere for you.
Barry: Things aren't always what they seem.
Our fears can play tricks on us, making us afraid to change course, afraid to move on, but usually, hidden behind our fears are second chances waiting to be seized [rousing music.]
Second chances at life - Whoo! - At glory Whoo! At family At love.
And these opportunities don't come around every day, so when they do, we have to be brave, take a chance, and grab them while we can.
[dramatic music.]
Zoom wants you dead.
- [growls.]
- [whimpers.]
- [whimpers.]
- [growls.]
Oh, my God, it's real.
Hey! Put him down! Put your hands-- your fins in the air! [whimpers.]
- [laughs.]
- [grunts.]
[gun clicks.]
- [electricity sparks.]
- [growls.]
[panting.]
Who the hell are you? [rousing music.]