The Flash (2014) s02e06 Episode Script

Enter Zoom

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.
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.
Previously on The Flash There is, indeed, a hole in our universe which leads to his Earth.
Meet Dr.
Harrison Wells from Earth-2.
Do you think we've reached the good-night kiss stage? Zoom is obsessed with speed.
He has been sending meta-humans from your world through the breaches to fight me.
Her name is Doctor Light.
Hello, gorgeous.
What do you want from me? - Your life.
- [both grunt.]
I saw myself.
Sounds like you have an evil meta-twin.
Where are you? [grunts.]
I'm right here.
[dramatic music.]
I'm here to kill you, Flash, so get ready to fry.
Bring it on.
[both grunting.]
Told you.
Zoom always wins.
_ Zoom sent me here to kill you, but I didn't want to.
But you were fine with killing Linda Park.
It was the best bad idea I could come up with.
Leave her body for Zoom to find, he'd think I was dead, and I'd be free.
How was he supposed to know where to find her body? Just let me go.
Let me disappear.
You would spend the rest of your life looking over your shoulder, never knowing when Zoom is coming.
And what's your great idea? How were you supposed to contact him after you killed me? I was supposed to get something something I could only get if you were dead and then throw it through the breach as proof.
- And then what? - Then he'd come for me.
Confirm the kill and bring me home.
- Why do you want to know? - Because I want to find him.
You really don't.
He's gonna keep coming for me.
He's gonna keep kidnapping people like you, forcing them to do what he wants.
I have to stop him before more people die.
- You can't stop Zoom.
- Yes, I can.
I will, but I need your help.
Zoom wants Doctor Light to send him your new emblem.
We need it for bait.
If we can get Doctor Light to take my emblem, throw it through the breach, then Zoom will come to collect my body, and we can trap him.
You know it took a lot of work to make that emblem, right? This is the woman who was willing to kill Linda in order to escape Zoom, but now she's willing to help us catch him? She knows it's the only way.
Before I left Earth-2, I worked on a serum to dampen Zoom's speed.
All we would need is for Ramon to develop a weapon to deliver it.
Oh, great, that could be this year's cold gun.
Maybe another criminal can get it, and then we'd have Sergeant Slow.
I would never let that happen.
Sergeant Slow is a terrible name.
Are we forgetting how much more powerful than Barry Zoom seems to be? I mean, if Barry can catch bullets, what's to say Zoom can't catch whatever you shoot at him? Surprise the element of surprise.
All we would do is rig a projectile to fire as Zoom crosses into the breach.
He can't stop what he can't see coming.
- That's great.
- Thanks.
Joe, voice of reason here? We need a plan.
That's as good as any.
As long as he can deliver.
Don't underestimate me, Detective.
[phone vibrates.]
Oh, Patty needs us back at the station.
I'll meet you there, all right? Are you just forgetting everything Jay told us and supporting Wells now? Oh, no, I don't trust Wells at all.
I just want to see what he's up to.
I figure we give him some rope, he'll hang himself.
Yeah, I'm totally with you.
I think he's hiding something.
Look, my hunch after interrogating suspects all these years, something's not right with this dude.
Barry told me about this thing you can do? - Vibing.
- Oh, God, just relax.
Can you do it with Wells? I can try.
Incapable? Well, let me tell you something.
If you are incapable of aligning the quantum helix and, by the way, the sole purpose of your employment here at S.
Labs, could you save me some time and effort? Could you go out there and find someone who can actually do your job for you? There it is.
Work voice.
When I was little and you used to bring me to S.
Labs with you, it used to freak me out how differently you talked here than when you were at home.
You and your mother both.
Shouldn't you be at school? I graduated high school when I was 15, Dad.
- Right.
- Can miss a day of college.
Ah, that's my Jess, always so quick.
- So? - So? Is it true? Is what true? What The Flash said about you at the press conference? That your particle accelerator created the meta-humans? - It is Jesse - Why didn't you just tell me? Jay Garrick, it turns out, is much faster at assigning blame than he is at actual heroics.
- Dad, The Flash is a hero.
- Uh-huh.
Okay, I've never understood why you disliked him so much, but now I know it's because he knew what you'd done.
What I've done at S.
Labs is change the world, Jesse, unlocking the mysteries of the universe.
And when you don't have the key to the lock, sometimes you have to kick in the door.
You should get to school.
Don't worry.
I got my education today.
You're my joy, Jesse Quick.
[elevator bell dings.]
- All right.
Talk to you later.
- See you, Joe.
Great, you're here.
Good morning to you too, Patty.
Yes, I was up all night working on the Doctor Light case.
I I've been trying to anticipate all the powers she might throw our way, you know, on the premise that she can manipulate light energy.
- I appreciate it, but - Did you know that light energy can be turned into hard light? I mean, that doesn't even sound like a thing, but it is.
Seriously, Patty No, and on the other end of the spectrum is invisibility.
Look, it it's just hypothetical, but I think that The Doctor Light case is closed.
Oh, uh, okay.
Can you tell me why? No.
No? - Okay.
- Hey.
- Hi! - Are you good? Yeah, yeah, I'm fine.
Your dad just shut me down in a big way.
- What do you mean? - I I don't know.
It just You don't think it's because you and I kissed? Uh, no, I don't think he knows.
I didn't say anything, but I can talk to him if you want.
No, no, no, I'll talk to him.
You know, he's my partner.
We should have trust and communication.
Are you sure? I don't mind talking about that kiss.
It was a good kiss.
Yeah, yeah, although the memory it's a little foggy.
- Oh, really? - Yeah.
I might need, like, a reminder soon.
- Hey.
- Hey.
Have you had any word from The Flash about the meta-human that killed Larkin? No, not yet, but I know he's working on it.
You know, maybe I could talk to him.
Linda, I don't think that's a good idea.
Look, Larkin is dead, which makes it really hard for me to concentrate on field goals and doping scandals.
I don't want to sit around being told not to worry my pretty little head about it.
I get that.
Believe me, I do.
Then tell him I want to help.
Please, I can't let this woman who looks like me hurt anyone else.
I'll ask again.
But trust me, Flash has everything under control.
[dramatic music.]
[breathing heavily.]
Doctor Light's gone invisible.
Lock the doors.
Shut the doors! The doors aren't responding.
None of the security protocols are responding.
She's hacked the system.
Barry, Doctor Light is escaping.
Where is she? Doctor Light managed to hack into the lights of her cell.
The whole building runs on fiber optics that operate on pulses of light, so she turned off the dampeners and used her powers.
I told you how dangerous she was.
You should have listened to me and sedated her.
I thought I had convinced her that helping us was the only way she'd free herself from Zoom.
- Well, you thought wrong.
- Yeah.
Okay, look, Doctor Light is gone, so instead of assigning blame, let's try to figure out what we're gonna do next.
Do you think she's gonna try and take Linda again? I had Iris bring Linda to the house, just in case, to keep an eye on her.
How are we doing with the speed-dampener? I think we isolated the composite.
And we're modifying the dart The Arrow used to take down Wells.
He's not Wells.
I'm Wells.
Whatever, Harry.
But we don't even really know if this thing works.
Until we try it, no.
This will be a field test, so can we end this scintillating staff meeting and get back to work? Or how about I say what everybody's thinking? Maybe it's a good thing that Doctor Light is gone.
Maybe it's the universe stopping us from doing something really stupid.
Keep going.
I'm gonna figure out another way to get Zoom.
Hey, slow your roll.
I want to talk to you.
Joe, look, I know what I'm doing.
Okay, I don't, so why don't you clue me in? I'm trying to stop Zoom.
I thought you were on board with that.
I'm keeping my options open.
I don't understand why you think we have a choice.
Zoom wants me dead.
The meta-humans that he's sending from Earth-2, they don't care how many innocent people get in the way.
Look at what happened to Iris and Linda's boss.
He was just collateral damage in Zoom's war.
The next time, that could be you or Iris.
I'm just wondering if going after him now is premature.
I mean, we barely know anything about his abilities.
Wells does.
You're putting a whole lot of faith in the man wearing the face of your mother's killer.
I think we should find Jay, get him to help us on this.
Yeah, Jay made it pretty clear that he doesn't want to help get me killed, and we can't just sit around and wait for Zoom to make his next move anymore.
We can't.
Aren't you the one who told me life isn't about playing defense, sometimes the only way to succeed is by working the offense? I think at the time we were talking about your high school football tryouts.
You said you'd never bring that up again.
I just wanted to say using the, uh, tungsten composite to dampen vibrations, that was, uh that was pretty brilliant.
What are you doing? I'm congratulating you.
Don't touch me.
Wow, try to give a guy a compliment.
You're not trying to give me a compliment.
You're trying to meddle into things that are none of your business.
- What did you vibe about me? - Nothing.
- What did you vibe about me? - Nothing.
God, why? What's there to vibe on? Don't touch me.
If you have questions, ask them.
Otherwise stay away from me.
So? God, you'd think the serial killer version would've been the bigger jerk.
What happened when you touched him? What did you see? Oh, I didn't see anything.
Go touch him again.
No, he's onto me now.
Well, you have to keep trying.
I mean, I think Joe's right.
Something must have happened between Wells and Zoom, made this personal.
The Arrow of Starling City formerly known as The Hood, has been unmasked as billionaire Robert Queen.
Robert was marooned on an island when his boat went down in the Pacific, an accident that ended with the tragic death of his son, Oliver.
Robert Queen was thought dead when Excuse me, I'm receiving word.
There has been an attack at Central City College.
The science building was the focus of another meta-human attack.
We are just receiving video.
Please be advised, I'm being told that the footage you're about to see Hey, Jesse, it's Dad.
Can you I just I saw on the news Just call me, all right? Let me know that you're okay.
That you weren't Witnesses report that The Flash arrived on the scene but not before the hostile meta-human escaped with a hostage, a female student.
We have not yet ID'd her, and there is no indication as to why she has been specifically targeted.
Joe Detective can we talk for a minute? If this is about Doctor Light No, yeah No.
Uh, maybe, but okay, look.
I think I figured out why you've been a bit shut down the last couple of days.
Really? Yeah, I feel like you're not being completely transparent with me, but I think that it's my fault.
Look, you're a great excellent wonderful detective, and I think you can sense I'm not being completely transparent with you.
And you're right.
Look, we're partners.
We need to be completely honest with each other.
- No secrets - Patty.
Barry and I kissed.
There's something to being too transparent.
No, no, no, no, I think that it's great that everything's just out there, right out in the open.
Whatever you and Barry do in private is your own business.
So you're not mad at me? I promise you, I could care less.
Great, I feel so much better.
Is there anything, you know, maybe you've been meaning to tell me? We're partners totally transparent with each other.
Uh nope.
- Hey.
- Hey.
Are you guys having a dinner party? You would think.
I know, I know.
It's just, sometimes cooking helps me to relax.
Have you heard anything about Doctor Light? Am I still in danger? - We're not really sure.
- Come on.
I'm going crazy here, Barry.
Yeah, she is.
[timer dings.]
That is the cake.
Hope you're hungry.
She's not kidding.
There's enough food in there to feed an army.
She must be terrified.
Uh, more like furious.
Larkin died trying to protect her, and it only makes it worse that the person who did it looks just like her.
I mean, trust me.
If Linda had Doctor Light's powers right now [dramatic music.]
What? I just, uh, Linda and Light They're identical.
So identical that Light even thought she could fool Zoom.
Now we have Light's suit.
You don't even have to say anything, I know.
- It's a terrible idea.
- No, no, no, it's not.
We make Zoom think that Linda is Doctor Light and use her to draw him out.
It's too dangerous, right? Let Linda decide.
I mean, she's desperate to catch the person who's responsible for Larkin's death, and she deserves the chance to help us.
I still don't understand why we're here.
I thought your dad said not to leave the house.
- Someone wants to talk to you.
- Who? Ms.
Park, I need your help.
Heh, dude.
How long you been sitting on this? It's important to have hobbies.
This is ridiculous.
No, it's not.
You look just like Doctor Light.
And with these gloves that Cisco rigged up, you'll be able to do what she does.
Don't worry, they are totally safe.
- Ish.
- Ish? Well, come on, it's gotta be believable, so they really do fire and explode things.
And you are going to have to let her hit you with those blasts when she gets the hang of it.
Who exactly came up with this terrible idea? Okay, it's not a terrible idea.
The suit can absorb the blasts.
For real or ish? What does a terrible idea look like to you, Cisco? Okay, you know what? I like to think I can see the bright side of things, okay? Positivity, people.
All right, all right.
So just hit the ones of me.
Okay? - Got it.
- Great.
Doctor Light.
[exhales deeply.]
Oh! Oh! Oh! Uh, you know what? I'm just gonna adjust those a little.
Just Okay, so, um, do the opposite of that, and we'll have it.
[Rock and Roll Rave by The Preatures.]
[breathing heavily.]
Well, you know that little place You like to go after dark? It's on fire.
- [screams.]
- Ooh, sorry.
- [exhales.]
- My bad.
Any wonder now, baby, what you're turning into Is it something to fear when I'm looking at you? But I find myself stepping deep down, deep down To the rock and roll nightclub looking for You [gasps.]
Whoo-hoo-hoo! I did it! Did you see that? Yeah! Ooh! [clatter.]
You all good? You okay? Sorry.
Okay, no offense to Linda, but there is no way she can pull this off.
Well, maybe if she didn't scream every time she fired.
Yup, Linda had a rocky start, but she can pull this off.
I know she can.
All right, did you find someplace near a breach where we don't have to worry about civilians getting in the way? Yeah, there's a place by the docks that's usually deserted at night.
How are we doing with the speed-dampener? - My tests indicate that it should work.
- It will work.
I'll tune up Ramon's gloves, make sure they work better.
Okay, great.
Hey, we're actually gonna go through with this? Yeah, we're doing this.
I'm gonna have Iris get Linda ready.
Yeah, I'll go talk to him.
Barry, hold up.
Hey, what? You saw what happened in there.
Linda's not ready.
She is.
She's ready enough.
Why are you pushing this? What why do you think? I want to get him.
Get who, exactly? Is that a real question? You tell me.
I'm I'm not sure this is even about Zoom.
I'm starting to feel like you're still chasing the Reverse Flash.
Reverse Flash is dead.
Yeah, but after all he did to you, you weren't the one that stopped him.
We all worked together.
Yeah, and Eddie got him in the end.
I mean, did that make you feel cheated, like you didn't get your revenge, and stopping Zoom is the next best thing? Look, all I'm saying is, if you're gonna ask people like Linda to risk their lives, you better be sure of exactly why they're doing it.
[dramatic music.]
Look, I'm sorry I'm a terrible supervillain.
I don't need you to come here and make me feel worse.
That's not why I'm here.
Doesn't matter, I I can't do this.
I just don't have it in me.
That's not true.
You're one of the strongest women I've ever met.
You can do anything.
And you know that about me based on what exactly? [sighs.]
Linda, you are trusting me.
So I need to trust you fully.
I know that you can do this Because I know you.
Holy crap.
I've made out with The Flash.
Listen, I just want to bury the hatchet and say thank you for all your work.
You're welcome.
I think maybe the trigger mechanisms are just sticking.
It's not the trigger mechanisms.
- I think - It's not the don't, no It's just a little bit of oil.
Ugh, I'm just gonna clean this up really quick.
- Do not touch me.
- I'm just trying to help.
I know Wells went to the other Earth.
Why? I don't know, I swear.
Your loyalty is admirable, Jesse.
I'm sorry.
Joe, Doctor Light.
- I thought we settled that.
- No, we didn't.
She's still out there on the loose a meta-human who just murdered a man.
Why aren't we doing something about it? Look, none of this makes any sense, and you're not talking to me.
All right, all right, all right, look.
It's a bit complicated, but we're not going after Doctor Light right now.
I need you to trust me, Patty, for a few days or so.
Are you somehow involved in this? If you're asking if I'm dirty, no, but I need some time to take care of some things.
I trust you, I do.
I wouldn't be your partner if I didn't.
This is about you not trusting me.
- Patty, I trust you.
- Not enough.
A few days.
- Hey.
- Hey.
Do you want to maybe grab dinner tonight? I could use your opinion about something.
I can't tonight.
I'm sorry.
- [phone vibrates.]
- Sure.
I I would.
Joe and I actually Joe and I have a thing that we've gotta do tonight.
Some other time.
I would much rather be spending the evening with you.
Seriously, if I could cancel these plans, I would.
Can we do dinner tomorrow? Yeah, I would like that.
All right, I'll see you.
Good luck with your thing.
I think I'll need it.
I'm here to kill The Flash, and no one can stop me! How's that? Uh, it's a little too much.
Uh, stop messing with the earpiece.
Yeah, you don't want to dislodge it.
Right, you you told me that.
I'm sorry.
No, no, you're doing great, Linda.
All right, Doctor Light, here I am.
But we're gonna skip the part where you say you're gonna kill me and go right to the part where I don't let you.
I'm here to kill you, Flash.
Wait, what are you doing? We're skipping that? [whispering.]
Uh, I am loyal to Zoom, so get ready to fry.
Next time we're doing this, I'm writing better dialogue.
- Next time? - Next time? [dramatic music.]
Uh [groans.]
- Oh! - Gotcha.
- Yeah, you did.
- Real good.
All right.
Bring it on.
[both grunting.]
Told you, Zoom always wins.
- [whispers.]
You're okay, right? - Yeah, yeah.
I had to make it look good.
Here it is, Zoom, I did what you wanted.
Now bring me home.
Come on.
Come on.
Come on.
This is everything he wants, right? Come on, Zoom.
Hey, stop fidgeting.
Sorry, it's been an hour.
I landed in a ridiculous position, and my foot fell asleep.
He's probably just waiting to see if you're really dead.
Any minute now, he's gonna strike.
Sorry, I probably screwed up somehow.
No, Linda, you did great.
So Wells ain't taking this well.
- Mm-hmm.
- How about you? Yeah, it just sucks, you know.
You were right a little bit about this not being just about Zoom about it being about the Reverse Flash.
But not for the reason that you think, not because I didn't beat him.
It's Wells he said something to me on that video before he confessed to my mom's murder.
He said that even if he was dead, that he still won because I wasn't happy, that I'd never really be happy.
How the hell would he know? He knew me.
He knows future me.
That's future you.
This is the you here and now.
I still think that Wells is right.
Ever since I went back to that night and I didn't save her I didn't save my mom, I just there's just been this void in me.
You know, I just feel like that is always gonna be there.
For better or worse, Wells He knew me.
Better than I know you? He may have stalked you for 15 years, but I raised you.
Look, Wells said what he said to you to mess with you to get in your head one last time.
If you listen to him, you let him win.
I know.
I don't want that.
You're responsible for your own happiness, Barry.
Forget about Wells.
Think hard about what you want and what makes you happy.
Go out and get it.
Simple as that.
- All right? - Yeah.
And look at their eyes.
Oh, good to see you guys.
- Bye.
- Bye, Patty.
- Hey! - Hey.
Have you seen this video of babies' expressions as they go through tunnels? Their faces are priceless.
I'm not baby crazy or [soft music.]
What did I do to deserve that? I've just been thinking about what makes me happy, and getting to know you makes me happy.
We should do more of that then.
- [laughs softly.]
- Hey.
I wish I could have kept the gloves at least.
What would you have done with them? Raves, duh.
That is not what you were thinking about.
I was thinking about a lot of things.
Like how everything that's happened to me the past few days is the best story I can never write.
Ooh, tell me about it.
Do you ever get used to it? Keeping a secret that big? No.
It's pretty heavy.
I need a good night's sleep.
I'm gonna head out.
I'll see you tomorrow.
Oh, hey, if we're gonna be The Flash's sidekicks, we should probably join CrossFit or something, you know? - Oh, yeah, girl.
- Yeah.
[ominous music.]
Linda! There you go.
It's like you think these things just grow on trees or something.
And we threw away the last one for nothing.
You've been going over this footage dozens of times.
Everything went exactly according to plan.
If it had, Zoom would have shown up.
Maybe Light was wrong.
Maybe he can't see through the breaches.
Or maybe he finally decided to give up.
[phone vibrates.]
Iris, slow down.
I can't understand you.
[watch beeping.]
[alarm beeping.]
Zoom has Linda.
He's on the roof.
[ominous music.]
- [chuckles.]
- Put her down.
You like to fish with bait? I do too.
Come on.
Come on.
You need to get out of here, okay? No, you can't fight that thing.
It's a monster.
Just go.
Zoom cannot be human.
He is Or was.
How the hell is Barry supposed to defeat that? Why is he running away? He's not.
He's not scared.
Ooh, he's gonna thunderbolt him! What? Jay taught him how to throw lightning.
Did you guys see that? See him catch a bolt of lightning with his demonic claws? Yeah, saw that.
Jay was right.
He cannot do this alone.
He's not alone.
- Run, Barry.
- No.
I'm gonna see if Wells' speed-dampening serum works.
What do you want from me? Everything.
You want to be me? Is that it? You want to be a hero? [chuckles.]
Heroes die.
Only if you can catch them.
[dramatic music.]
How is Barry gonna match Zoom's speed? Genius.
He's not gonna match it.
He's gonna take it out of the equation altogether.
- What are you talking about? - Terminal velocity.
The highest velocity attainable by a falling object.
- Falling through the air? - Yeah, freefall fight.
Their drag force equals the downward force of gravity, making the net force zero, making Equal velocities.
That is genius.
Never forget, I am the fastest man alive.
- [groans.]
- [electronic beeping.]
- He's killing him.
- Barry.
You're next.
Look at your hero.
[camera shutter clicks.]
This man is no god.
He is nothing! [gasps.]
The days of The Flash protecting this city are over.
- No, hold your fire.
- Put him down.
Now what will you do without your precious hero? Shoot that thing, now.
Nice try.
[dramatic music.]
- Anything? - No.
- Do you have him? - No.
Barry! Harrison Wells, you thought you could defeat me with this? I made a mistake.
Yes, a costly one.
Goodbye, Flash.
You, too, weren't fast enough.
- [dart fires.]
- [growls.]
Ah! No.
No! Stay with me.
Stay with me, Barry.
Stay with me.
Please, Barry, please.
This is all you! If Barry dies, you die.
Joe, Barry's vitals have stabilized.
- Let's let him go.
- No, Caitlin.
Why? What good does that do for Barry? It's gonna help me.
Joe, stop.
Who's Jesse? How do Jesse's my daughter.
Zoom has her.
You've you did vibe me.
- Yes.
- What did you see? I saw your daughter.
She was with Zoom.
But she's alive? Yeah.
Zoom sent you here like the others? You kill The Flash, and you get your daughter back? The only way I get my daughter back is, I capture Zoom.
Do you understand? You love Barry.
I love my daughter.
And none of these children are safe as long as Zoom is here.
I tried on my Earth to capture him.
I failed.
I thought I could bring him down here with Barry's help.
I was wrong.
[dramatic music.]
Hey, I think he's waking up.
Barry? Can you hear me? Hey.
You scared the crap out of us.
You were gone for a long time.
How bad is it? Bad.
If you didn't heal so quickly, I'd be very worried.
- Linda how is she? - She's fine.
She's staying with some friends out in Coast City.
Zoom? Let's Let's worry about Zoom when you're up and about, okay? Oh, no, you're staying put.
Yeah, seriously, you got your ass kicked.
No, guys, I can't feel my legs.
I can't feel my legs.