The Flash (2014) s03e01 Episode Script


1 Last season, on "The Flash" I'd finally come to grips with her death.
Finally at the place I can move on.
- [grunts.]
- No! My father's taken from me.
I need to find some peace.
Whatever you need to do, do it.
You're not gonna kill her ever again.
- Not gonna hurt you.
- No.
You're safe.
There's only one thing I know about life.
[”Fever” by Roosevelt playing.]
I know some things happen by chance.
Today's the day.
Today's the day.
Talk to her.
Where is she? Fading back into the night And some things happen because we make them happen.
No, nothing's gonna wake me now Far away from what we are [whispering.]
Okay, just do it.
Gonna do it.
You've talked to her a million times.
[inhales deeply.]
Say something clever.
Channel 52 breaking news.
The latest from Central City, where the mysterious meta-human criminal, known only as the Rival is once again terrorizing the populous with his incredible speed.
[heroic music.]
[sirens wailing.]
[brakes screech.]
Need our help, Flash? Nah.
When I'm done with this fool, he might.
What have you got against my city? The city's just fine.
It's the people in it who need to be educated.
And I have no rival! Especially not you.
[siren whoops.]
[heroic music.]
- You okay, man? - Yeah, thanks.
That guy's really becoming a pain in my ass.
- Don't worry about it.
- [whooshing.]
You'll get him next time, Flash.
[”Secret” by Chelsea Lankes playing.]
Don't leave tonight Stay here, no one will find us We'll be all right We've got silence to hide us It's still the way you want me to E-excuse me? Hi, sorry.
Is this yours? I think maybe you dropped it.
- It was just right up there.
- Oh.
I don't know what happened, but Oh, my gosh, yeah, I didn't even realize I dropped it.
Thank you so much.
Yeah, yeah, it's okay.
Wait, I've I've seen you before, haven't I? Uhh, we actually went to elementary school together.
You don't remember me? PS 23? Oh, my gosh! Right, yes, I remember! - Gary, right! [chuckles.]
- Uh, Barry.
- Barry.
- Barry Allen.
- Right.
- It's fine.
- Sorry, sorry.
- No, it's fine.
Yeah, yeah, no, we had, um, Mr.
, uh - Mr.
- Yes.
Yeah, for math.
Yeah, he used to always hit the chalkboard [together.]
With his fist.
And all the dust would come flying off.
He'd look just like [together.]
Pig-Pen from "Peanuts.
" - Yeah, that's - [laughter.]
How are you? I'm really good.
Yeah, I'm, uh, CSI.
I work over at, uh, CCPD.
Yeah, um, my My dad works there, too.
- He's a detective.
- Yeah, I see him sometimes.
I don't really know him, but I, you know, - see him in passing.
- Cool, yeah.
Um, well, thanks again.
I guess you're my hero today.
Glad I could be there for you.
You know what? Uh, would you wanna get a coffee? I mean, I know you're having a coffee right now.
I meant, like, you know, at a different time.
With me.
Or it doesn't even have to be a coffee.
It could be any kind of beverage, like a wine or a beer, or Not that I wanna get you drunk.
We we could get iced tea.
Do you like iced tea? Do would you wanna get an iced tea with me? - Um - [sighs.]
- Yes, yes.
- Yeah? Yes, I would like to get an iced tea with you.
- Okay.
- Barry Allen, you're very cute, you know that? - Yeah, yeah.
- Yeah, but, um, you should try talking just a little bit slower.
Speed has always been my problem.
[elevator bell dings.]
See you later.
What's up, Barry? - Hey.
- You look a little less glum - this day's afternoon.
- [sighs.]
Captain Mendez, I asked out a girl and she said yes.
Ah, there's no better feeling, is there? - No better feeling.
- Well, until the day she says, "I do".
Yeah, we got a ways to go before that, I think.
Great, well that'll give you a lot of time to catch me up on where we are with the Rival.
Nothing substantive.
He hasn't left any hair or skin samples at any of his attacks - on the CCPD.
- So you're telling me there's no way to ID this guy.
We'll figure out who he is when The Flash stops him.
Well The Flash better hurry up.
Pun intended.
All right.
Has anybody seen Detective West? You know, I think he had to stop by evidence.
- Uh-huh.
- I don't know where he is, actually.
Oh, Captain, is it okay if I leave a little early today? - For your hot date? - No, I'm, uh, just meeting a friend for dinner.
[intense music.]
- Barry! - [shimmering tones.]
No! [sobbing.]
[thud, yelling.]
You're not gonna kill her this time.
You're not gonna kill her ever again.
- [zapping.]
- [thudding.]
[breathes heavily.]
It's okay.
It's okay.
- I'm not gonna hurt you.
- [breathing heavily.]
You're safe now.
Okay? - [whooshing.]
- [gasps.]
[zapping, whooshing.]
[dramatic music.]
There better be curly fries in there.
Yeah, human beings can go almost three weeks without food so I'd sound a little bit more grateful if I were you.
Well, you wouldn't do that to me, Barry.
After all, you're the hero.
Or did you forget that? Too busy leading your reverse "It's a Wonderful Life"? [laughs.]
Reverse, huh? That's irony for you.
So, uh, what should we call this, uh, brave new world that you've whipped up for us? I was thinking Flashpoint.
So you don't want this? You may have figured out a way to dampen my speed with this glass cage, but I will get out of here and I will destroy your life, Flash, one way or the other.
No, you won't.
Ah, you're never getting out of here.
And you're never gonna hurt anybody ever again.
I have everything back that you took from me.
I have everything Zoom took.
I'm finally free.
I'm home.
This isn't your home, Barry.
This is a mirage.
A fiction that will end us both, unless you let me the hell out of this thing! [pounds wall.]
Well, you're not listening, Don.
Why would I want to get out of here? I'm whole, here.
There's even a Flash, so I don't have to be.
Yeah, who is this dashing young speedster, huh? Do you know? You even care? While you sit around and hide like a lost, lonely little boy, letting someone else risk their life to protect the city, our common enemy is coming for us both.
What common enemy is that? Time.
It's already screwing with you and everyone you love.
And pretty soon, it's gonna take me right down along with you.
You know, you've got some nerve.
I'll give you that.
Warning me about messing with other people's lives.
You you know the whole reason I did this is because of what you did to my life.
To my family.
To my mother.
Yeah, well, one day, soon, Barry, you'll be begging me to kill her again.
[tense music.]
[low conversation.]
- Can you hold this for me? - Oh, yeah.
Oh, I wanted to tell you, the car's making these noises, like a kind of a clanking noise [low conversation continues.]
- Do you wanna drive? - Whatever you want.
- Hey, slugger.
- There's my beautiful boy.
Is everything all right? Yeah.
Everything's great.
[spirited orchestral music.]
- Mornin'! - Morning, Barry.
Looks good.
- Both: Hey.
- Muah.
What is up with you? - What do you mean? - Lately, you hug me every morning as if it's the first time - you've seen me in months.
- [sighs.]
Well, I mean, I'll stop if you really want me to.
I love it.
Oh, Barry, I wanted to tell you, I sold a house to a nice older couple - a few weeks ago.
- Mm-hmm.
- The basement apartment.
- Mm-hmm.
They emailed me this morning to tell me they wanted to rent it.
- Cool.
- Very reasonably.
You want me to move out? No, no, son, come on.
It's just, you know, if you ever thought about dating [gasps.]
Oh, I forgot to tell you guys.
The, uh, the The girl that - I've seen at Jitters - It's the girl you've been stalking for the last three months? I have not been stalking her.
I've been working up the courage - to ask her out.
- And? - And did.
- [gasps.]
- And she said yes.
- [gasps.]
Ohh! All right.
Good job.
This girl just got the best guy, huh? - Aww.
- Oh, honey.
- All right.
- Hey, Bar.
- Yeah? - Have you seen Detective West? - He's - I told him that if he was late again, he'd be facing a ten day RIP.
Uh, yeah, no, he mentioned something yesterday, actually, about running another canvass on that Jefferson case.
Oh! Okay.
Then I can see why he hasn't answered me for the past hour.
Uh maybe he's in a weird zone or something.
A we - Cell zone.
- [sighs.]
[knock at door.]
[door opens.]
Detective West? De Detective? [snoring.]
Oh, no.
- Hey, Joe, you got - [coughs.]
Ohh I'm sorry about this, Joe.
[shower running, toothbrush brushing.]
What the [playful music.]
Afternoon, Detective.
- Oh, hey, Allen.
- Hey.
So I told Captain Mendez you were canvassing for the Jefferson case again.
- Breath mint? - [mints rattle.]
What why are you talking to the Captain about me? Oh, you're just a little late again.
That's my business, not yours.
I was just trying to help you out.
[elevator bell dings.]
Am I wearing a sign that says "Help me"? Might as well be.
Look, like they say in the movies, we're not partners and we're not friends.
- Mm-hmm.
- You don't know me.
You don't know my life, so why the sudden interest in me keeping my lousy job? And what the hell makes me so interesting to you, Mr.
Allen? Tell me.
I'd really like to know.
- I - And remember, I have a hangover.
And a gun.
I Oh, I get it.
- What? - No.
I do not approve.
- Hi, Barry.
- Hey.
- Dad.
- Iris.
You think it's a good idea, dating somebody I work with? It's just a lunch.
And truthfully, I wasn't even sure you still worked here.
- You ready? - Yeah, let's do it.
- How's it going? - Good.
I just gotta go grab my jacket.
I'm sorry about that mini-scene - with my dad, earlier.
- Oh, yeah.
Don't worry about it.
I just feel bad for him.
And you.
You barely even know us.
Feels like I do.
Is that weird? Is that a weird thing to say? No.
No, I mean, strangely, I know what you mean.
I never say yes to guys asking me out like that.
Yet, I said yes to you.
Why'd I do that? I don't know.
Some people are just meant to be in your life, I guess.
So, um, tell me about you.
- Yeah.
- Mom and Dad? Uh, alive and well.
- That's nice.
- Mm-hmm.
You guys close? We are, yeah, very.
I couldn't imagine life without them.
They're like stupid in love.
I hope I have what they have someday.
You just haven't met the right girl, yet? Is that it? That's the thing about the right girl.
She's out there, waiting.
Just have to be lucky enough to find her.
Where'd you come from, Barry Allen? I've always been here, Iris.
[staccato pulsating.]
[ominous music.]
[overlapping muted sounds.]
[pulsating fades.]
- Are you okay? - Uh, sorry, yeah, that, um I was just thinking - of something and - [sirens wailing.]
I lost it.
What's going on? Flash and the Rival are going at it in the Werther Building.
Everyone needs to evacuate this area.
I am so sorry.
I have to go.
- Really? What - Yeah, yeah.
There's something I have to do.
Uh, this this was Rain check, okay? Anytime.
[glass breaking, people screaming.]
[glass shattering.]
Come on.
Yeah, yeah, that's you No, hey, hey, hey! No! No! [crashing.]
Thought I had him.
[dramatic music.]
Wally? Who the hell are you? So this is your base of operations, huh? Yeah.
What were you expecting? - A fortress? - Uh, no, you know, no.
Just something a little more secure.
I mean, you never know who's gonna come walking through that door.
Yeah, I was just about to say the same thing.
- Iris.
- Both: Hi.
- What are you doing here? - I'm not I'm He showed up when I was fighting the Rival, and he already knew who I was.
Is that why you asked me out? Because my brother is The Flash? Uh, no, no.
This is a complete coincidence.
Okay, how'd you know who I was under the mask? Um, uh, CSI.
You know, so I just, uh Put it together.
So what I don't know is how you got your speed.
Oh, okay, so before I went on the straight and narrow, I used to drive illegal cars.
- Uh-huh.
- I was messing around with a new nitro formula to get my engine revving faster.
Then one night, I'm racing in a thunder storm, my car get struck by lightning.
And it must have mixed with the formula because boom! I was in a coma for nine months.
Then when I woke up, I was the fastest man alive.
- The Flash.
- [clears throat.]
- More like Kid Flash.
- Don't call me that.
- I call you that.
- Okay, how about no one calls me that? So how did you get involved? - I'm a reporter for CCPN.
- Uh-huh.
Instead of just reporting on crimes that are happening in the city, I decided to do something about it.
Brother/sister crime-fighting unit.
So does your dad know about you two? You work with the guy.
What do you think? I think that we need to stop the Rival.
- [sighs.]
- We're open to suggestions.
I've been trying to run him down for months.
No luck.
He's fast.
Maybe faster than me.
Well, if you're willing, I think maybe I could help.
There's only one man who can help us now.
Cisco Ramon.
[upbeat funky music.]
Money in the back Didn't this used to be S.
Labs? Where have you been the past few years? - Running around.
- Cisco alone made billions with his tech apps.
- Bought the building.
- Billions.
Yeah, Cisco Ramon is the richest man - in America.
- [elevator bell dings.]
Oh! Is there a better way to get to work than by helicopter? Let me answer that.
Capital N, little O.
Quite right, Mr.
As for LogicFrame, it's a relatively small startup.
The I.
is expected to be in the low teens.
Offer them 20 mil.
Money in the back Huh.
Babe, I, um, got some business to attend to, so we'll get on that other matter later? - Not if I get on it first, huh? - Ooh "Oh, baby," she said Oh, oh, baby Mm.
Independent woman.
I like it.
I like it.
Huh, well I told you never to come back here.
But it was just money in the back Said, money in the back I make you a friction-proof suit so your clothes don't explode at mach 2, and you leave me out of your brother/sister war on crime.
- That was the deal.
- Okay, listen to me, Mr.
We need your help.
I'm sure you've seen the Rival on TV.
He is terrorizing the city to prove that he's the fastest.
I mean, God only knows what he's gonna do next.
- We have to stop him.
- Okay, so stop him.
Please, go with God, have fun.
But you know what? You know what happens when you mess with a Speedster? That.
That's what happens.
You get a vibrating hand going right through your ribcage.
No thanks.
My money needs me.
Wait, Cisco, you're not gonna help us? Oh, that reminds me.
Who the hell is this? Huh? You brought some stranger into my lab and told them I helped The Flash.
- Cisco.
- Uh-uh.
I don't know you, string bean.
Str - Mr.
- Oh, yes? I do know what kind of person you are.
Deep down, you care about helping other people.
Please, tell me more.
I heard a story about how, when you were 15, your brother Dante owed a bookie and he couldn't pay back what he owed, so you gave him all the money you earned that summer delivering pizzas to help him.
[gentle music.]
How do you know about that? I have a feeling that we would work really well together as partners.
Taking down meta-humans together.
I mean, it's what we're supposed to do.
We're a team.
We're friends.
- [inhales sharply.]
- [staccato pulsating.]
[overlapping, discordant sounds.]
I'm okay.
I'm okay, I just What was I What was I just saying? What is going on with you? I'm not sure.
[tense music.]
And here, I was starting to think you'd forgotten all about me.
But I am forgetting.
What's happening to me? I was wondering when you'd notice.
It's like I'll be thinking of a moment from my past and then it It vanishes.
I can't get it back.
Why? Flashpoint.
It's a side effect.
See, I told you before.
You don't know what you're doing.
This new reality you've created is starting to overwrite the reality that you and I know.
So your original life Your friends, your family Pretty soon, all of that will just fade away.
Why isn't it happening to you? - Not sure.
- [scoffs.]
Unless What? What? [laughing.]
What the hell's so funny? Your speed! [laughing.]
The more you use it, the faster you lose your memories.
[suspenseful music.]
No, you're lying.
You just want me to let you out of here.
That's never gonna happen.
The you I know from the future, he's not this stupid.
Pretty soon, you won't even remember that you're The Flash.
And when that happens, this world will become permanent.
Time will set like concrete, and nothing will be able to change it back to the way it was.
That's fine by me.
You know what you have to do.
You have to take me back to that night and let me finish what I started.
You go to hell! You're taking both of us there! Now who's the villain, Flash? Now who's the villain? [dramatic music.]
It's like I'm really there.
Don't do that! I told you it freaks me out.
It wasn't me.
[breathing hard.]
Who are you? The man who's gonna help you stop the Rival.
[intense music.]
Barry? Okay, so I can tell from the "I don't believe you" looks on your faces that you don't believe me.
We believe you're a speedster, but you're gonna have to explain that part about Flashpoint again.
All right, look.
This is as simple as I can put it.
I'm gonna use this glass, Mr.
- Okay? - What? Imagine that this line is time, okay? I went back in time, stopped the Reverse Flash from killing my mom.
In doing so, I created an alternate timeline, a whole new existence where you're Kid Flash - The Flash.
- Both: Kid Flash.
AnCisco's a billionaire.
So you're saying there's a time line out there where I'm not rich? Boy, that's a glitch in the universe.
No, not buying it.
Um, my life is my life.
Didn't just start three months ago, okay? I've always been me.
I don't know what to tell you, Wally.
It's complicated.
Okay, look.
Even if we did believe you, why are you telling us this now? Because I've been hiding here for too long.
The Rival needs to be stopped.
I stop the bad guys.
And we can all take him down together.
I can get him myself.
Then why haven't you? Well, I'm not interested.
I don't know how many times I gotta tell you freaks, I already did my bit for queen and country.
Wait, we're missing something.
Hold on.
Excuse me.
What are you doing? Hey, don't touch that.
Got it.
Oh! What just happened? Stop bringing strangers into my lab.
Who is this? This is Dr.
Caitlin Snow.
In my timeline, she's a part of our team.
Did you You just kidnapped this woman.
No, I didn't Well, yeah, I guess, I She's a scientist.
We need her.
I'm not a scientist.
You're not a scientist? I'm an ophthalmologist.
An eye doctor? Pediatric eye doctor.
And we're done.
[clears throat.]
Can I talk to you in private? Yeah.
[light music.]
- Excuse me.
- Mm.
Have Iveeen kidnapped? Unclear.
Look, I'm sorry.
I know that this is hard to believe.
No, that's just it, Barry.
I do believe you.
You do? You believe me? I have a good life.
I have a good job.
I love my brother.
But something has been off.
Something has been missing.
And that feeling that something is not right with my life, that went away the moment that I met you.
[soft music.]
We're something else to each other where you come from, aren't we? Yes.
What? It's it's escaped definition.
But it's love? Because this is what love feels like.
Since the day that I met you.
[snaps fingers.]
We got something.
Turns out kiddie eye doc here actually had a good idea.
I have always wondered why no one turned the speed cameras in the city to register near sonic velocities.
Seems like a ready-built early warning system.
So I reprogrammed the cameras.
[computer beeping.]
Babadook! There's your rival.
The old sawmill out by Williamson.
All right.
Follow my lead? The Flash doesn't follow anyone.
Listen to him, Wally.
He's the Flash.
You know, you would be an excellent candidate for Lasik.
You know how to flank? People always say that in the movies.
Is that, like, a thing, "flanking"? What are you talking about "flank" Yes, flanking's a thing.
All right, look.
I'm gonna go at him head on.
You attack at a 90-degree angle.
When he turns to fight you, leaves himself vulnerable to me.
When he turns to fight me I get him.
Exactly how it should be.
How'd you find this place, Flash? I'm so gonna kick your ass.
Oh ho ho There's two of you now? Okay.
Is that supposed to scare me? A little quaking in your boots wouldn't be inappropriate.
Well, here's how scared I am of you.
My name is Edward Clariss.
Rivals should know each other's names.
I mean, you might as well tell me, since neither of you are leaving this place alive.
Who are you? Me? I'm the Flash.
That's all you need to know.
Well, after I rip that cowl off your corpse, I'll know who you are.
Just another pretender who thought they could take me on.
So who wants to meet the Speed Force first? Hey, stay in position.
I can take him.
I got this.
[exciting music.]
The Flash is taking on the Rival at Prescott Sawmill.
Get down there, make sure the action doesn't spill out into the neighborhood.
We can't leave the Flash out there alone.
[exciting music continues.]
Whoo! [grunts, gasps.]
Wally! [gasping.]
Wally! Telemetry from the suit says he's still alive.
Hey, hey, hey hey.
You're going to be okay, all right? You're gonna be okay.
I'm gonna get you out of here.
That one was never my rival.
You could be, though.
- You want to find out? - [bat clatters.]
Defeat me, and I'll let you take your little friend for help.
You're the one who's gonna need help.
[exciting music resumes.]
[exciting music.]
[mysterious music.]
[muted, overlapping sounds.]
Good-bye, Flash.
[dramatic music.]
Oh, my God.
It's like "Twister" in there, the movie, not the game.
The satellite's picking up two distinct funnel patterns.
Tornados measure at F3 on the Fujita scale.
This guy's like a Weather Wizard or something.
[wind whipping.]
[dramatic music continues.]
Guys! I can't stop him.
Listen to me, Barry.
You said we love each other in that other life.
If I were your Iris from over there, I'm sure I would know exactly what to say, but I don't.
All I can say is I believe in you.
And you can stop this guy.
Be the Flash, Barry.
Because that's who you are.
You're the Flash.
[dramatic music.]
I'm the Flash.
[dramatic music continues.]
That's impossible.
[dramatic music continues.]
[gasping, panting.]
You really are the fastest man alive.
It's over.
It's Wally.
He needs help.
Wally? Wally? Son! [panting.]
Oh Son, can you hear me? [somber music.]
Wally's vitals are low, and he's lost a lot of blood.
He should be rapidly healing.
It's one of the gifts of being a speedster.
He's not.
I'm sorry.
Am I free to go? Mm-hmm.
This is why I didn't want to get involved.
Crime fighting sucks.
I thought I could just make things better, but everybody's been paying for my hap.
Will you help me? Do what? Make things right.
- [chuckles.]
- Ah oh, I need that.
You don't need that.
- [both laugh.]
- You do not need that.
[delicate music.]
Hey, guys.
- Hey.
- Hey, slugger.
Who's this? This is Iris.
- It's nice to meet you, Iris.
- Hi.
Can I get you something to drink? Oh, no, I'm okay.
Thanks, Mrs.
You okay, Barry? Yeah, I just wanted to see you both one more time.
What does that mean? Nothing.
I, uh These last three months have been the best.
Just getting to spend time with you.
I just wanted you to know how grateful I am, to both of you, to be your son.
Barry, you're scaring me.
No, there's There's nothing to be afraid of.
I just I love you both.
[plaintive music.]
[ominous music.]
[overlapping, discordant sounds.]
Hey, Barry! Are you okay? [panting.]
It's getting worse.
We have to hurry before it's too late.
Having a bad day, Barr? Well if it isn't the future Mrs.
Barry told me not to listen to anything you say.
That's just bad advice.
'Cause I'm the answer man.
I am the answer to all your prayers.
All you need to do is ask me, Barry.
We need to go back in time.
To that night.
To do what? You know what I need you to do.
But I want to hear you say it.
I need you to kill my mother.
With pleasure.
I hate you.
And I hate you.
And I sometimes wonder which of us is right.
It seems weird to wish you good luck.
I'm so sorry about all this.
Will I know when things change back? Will I feel it? It'll be like it never happened.
I'll see you soon.
Barry! Get back! God, I wish I could kill you.
- But today - [Barry gasps.]
I get to be the hero.
No! [men grunting.]
You're not gonna kill her this time.
You're not gonna kill her ever again.
It's okay.
It's okay.
I'm not gonna hurt you.
- [sobbing.]
- I'm not gonna hurt you.
Okay? You're safe.
You're safe now.
Actually She's not.
[dramatic music.]
Please don't hurt me.
No! [dramatic music.]
There we go.
Things are back to how they should be.
Well, for me, anyway.
For you [chuckles.]
Well, I guess you'll just have to wait and find out.
What? What does that mean? See you sometime soon, Flash.
What's this for? Just glad you're here.
Are you okay? Oh-ho.
Yeah, I am now.
You just lost your father, Barry.
You don't have to be okay.
Actually, I feel closer to my parents than I ever have.
Well, good, son.
- To your pops.
- To Henry.
To my Dad.
[bottles clink.]
Where's Iris? That ain't funny.
I'm gonna chalk that up to grief.
I'll see you both in the morning.
What was that about? Are you kidding me? You know Iris isn't here.
What? They don't talk, Barry.
You know that.
[intense musical buildup.]
Oh, God.
What did I do? Clariss.
Clariss! [gasps.]
Oh! Who's there? It's time to wake up.
[high-pitched scratching.]
[dramatic musical buildup.]
[scratching continues.]