The Flash (2014) s03e23 Episode Script

Finish Line

1 This season on "The Flash" I went back in time and created an alternate timeline, a whole new existence.
I created Flashpoint and changed everything.
- Who are you? - Savitar.
The god of speed.
You said that I trapped you in the future.
Where? [as Savitar] The only place that could hold me.
The Speed Force.
- Iris West, will you marry me? - Yes! Dr.
Brand invents the technology that traps Savitar in the Speed Force.
- Good luck with that.
- We don't wanna fight you.
We're your friends.
Your family.
- Caitlin, I love you.
- I never loved any an you.
Caitlin is working with Savitar.
- Caitlin is dead.
- Not to me.
I know who you are.
I am the future Flash.
When I have control of all of time, it will be you who is abandoned and forgotten! And I only need for Iris to die so that you are driven so far into the dark that I can be born.
I'm gonna stop you.
It didn't work.
You lose, Barry! [screaming] No! [blade clashes] Iris! [sobbing] [solemn music] [crying softly] [gun cocks, electronic whirring] [panting] [sobs] [exhales] [gun clicks] Oh, no.
[sobbing] [drumsticks clatter] [gasping] Iris? - [chokes] - Iris? [breathes heavily] B.
A.
? [softly] What? - [panting] - [transmogrifier chimes] [electronic chirping] B.
A.
H.
R.
? [gasping] [crying softly] [exhales] [breathes heavily] Dad.
[sniffles] [electronic whirring] Dad.
[sobs] [stammers] Baby? Yeah.
[dramatic orchestral music] [sobs] [both crying] I don't understand.
It was H.
R.
[gasping softly] Till the next one.
[dramatic music] [whispering] H.
R.
Hi.
[whispering] Hi.
Let's get you out of here.
Where is everybody else? I couldn't tell Barry, or Savitar, would know I was coming.
[blade rings] - Let's get you out of here.
- Okay.
[tense music] [whooshing] [shard clanks] Get her.
[panting] - We can't outrun them.
- No, we can't.
[tense music] [transmogrifier whirs] [electronic whirring] [electronic whirring] What are you doing? I'm the reason Savitar found you.
- I need to remedy that.
- Not like this.
- Give me that.
Oh! - [thudding] [crates clatter] Don't! I'm the one he wants.
Okay? Please, don't hurt him.
[crying] H.
R.
! - Tracy.
- No.
[panting] - No.
No.
- It's it's okay.
Why are you doing this? I couldn't be a coward.
I'm not a coward.
We just found each other.
I know.
Our story would be brilliant.
You will be brilliant.
You will be glorious, Tracy Brand.
You will be.
I've seen seen it with my own eyes.
I love you.
[grunts] [sobbing softly] Oh, B.
A.
? - B.
A.
- I'm right here.
Will you tell Cisco please tell him [whispering inaudibly] Will you tell him that? For me? - Yeah.
- Good.
Now go stop Savitar.
[sobs] H.
R.
H.
R.
[sobs] [panting] Savitar took the Speed Force bazooka.
[suspenseful music] Bye-bye, Vibe.
[whooshing] Keep him alive.
What? Why? Because I need him to build something for us.
[suspenseful music] [electronic beeping] "Iris West-Allen.
" - It changed back.
- [gasps] - Does that mean what I think it means? - Yeah, Joe.
The future's ours again.
[pulsing whirring] [growls] Savitar? - Something's wrong.
- What is it? She's not dead.
How is that possible? H.
R.
He took her place.
H.
R.
[stammers] I thought you said H.
R.
lives.
Not anymore! If Iris doesn't die That means the future's changing.
So is yours.
[sighs] What? H.
R.
's dead? I I can't believe that.
- Is Tracy all right? - Not good.
She just wants to be alone.
There'll be time to mourn.
Right now, we need to figure out our next move.
So for the millionth time, I'm lost on all this time travel stuff.
What happens now? With Savitar? Iris didn't die.
So that changes things, right? I mean, since Iris didn't die, future me never goes down that same dark path.
I never create time remnants to fight Savitar.
And if future you never creates these time remnants, then Savitar himself is never born.
Precisely.
Once the time paradox catches up with him, then [inhales] he'll be erased from existence.
But I saw him.
He didn't disappear.
- Not yet.
- But he will, Joe.
Any guesses how long that's gonna take? Maybe a few hours? He can do a lot of damage in a few hours.
Well, guys, we can't just sit around and wait for Savitar to disappear.
But Savitar won't become Savitar if he's erased.
Not unless he pulls off whatever he's got in mind, before the paradox hits him.
- He stole the bazooka for a reason.
- Yeah, why? I don't know, but remember, he's been planning this for centuries.
He wants to be a god.
He must need the bazooka, and Caitlin, to achieve his goals.
Anybody got any good news? Actually, uh, voilà.
- What is that? - This, Detective, is the cure for Caitlin.
You're kidding.
You figured it out? Not by myself.
With the help of Caitlin's mother.
This is experimental gene therapy.
This? This will rewrite Caitlin's meta-DNA.
This will bring back Caitlin.
[chuckles] [whoosh] I searched the forest.
Savitar and Caitlin were gone.
So was Cisco.
Savitar has 'em both.
[crashing] [Cisco laughs] Oh, you better have a plan B, 'cause I don't think your plan A worked out too well.
Fix this.
Fix what? The Speed Force bazooka? Hey, I didn't name it.
If I didn't name it, I didn't make it.
And if I didn't make it, I don't know how it works.
Oh, you know enough about it to alter what it does.
Oh, I see.
You want me to alter it.
Well, what do you want me to alter it into? Like, a hair dryer? Or a waffle maker? Oh, I know.
Maybe something that's gonna fix that thin-crust pizza you call a face.
An intradimensional quantum splicer.
[dramatic music] A splicer.
I do have a plan B.
I open a time portal, exposing the Speed Force, you shoot me with that, and I become fragmented throughout all of time.
The past, present, future.
After that, the paradox can't reach me.
You wanna splice yourself throughout time? Exist in every single moment there ever was? All of us aware and connected through one consciousness.
I'll be everywhere every hour, every minute.
And then, I will rule from the Big Bang until the end of the world.
You wanted us to build this thing.
Well, why do you think I let you idiots live? Tracy Brand trapped me in the Speed Force in the future.
All I had to do was get her to build this a little earlier and have my best friend make all the adjustments.
I'm not your friend.
Get to work, Francesco.
How about I sit on my ass and let you obliterate permanently from existence? How's that sound? [hand fluttering] That's your plan? Do it or you'll Reverse-Flash me? Not you.
[whispering] Her.
[sighs] [sharp ringing] You know what I'm remembering? Julian just got back to S.
T.
A.
R Labs.
He has the cure.
He can turn her back.
You can have her back.
You're so close.
But not if she's dead.
So put that mechanical genius to good work.
Make me what I need.
And I will let you both go.
[intense music] [pensive music] I hated Thawne and Zoom.
They took so much from me.
And I've hated Savitar for threatening to take you away from me too.
But he didn't.
I know.
There is strength in anger.
I've used it before.
And so we sit here, with our anger, trying to think of a way to hurt Savitar or maybe kill him.
And I just don't think that hate's gonna get it done this time.
What do you mean? Something that Snart said to me that the Flash should stay a hero, all the way, and sometimes that it's not about who can punch the hardest or run the fastest.
So what are you gonna do? The last thing he'd expect.
[low ominous music] [whoosh] I wasn't sure you'd come.
Must be an odd sensation, getting new memories.
You having an uncertain future.
What do you want? I'm busy.
[chuckling] Doing what? Getting erased from existence? We will see which one of us gets erased.
Are you still planning on becoming a god? Cisco and Caitlin are still alive.
If that's what you're worried about.
Oh, I know.
You need them, right? To pull off your grand ascension.
Look, Barry, if I wanted to talk to myself, I could have done that, back at my lair.
What do you want? I wanna help you.
- Really? - You don't have much time before the paradox reaches you.
Come back to S.
T.
A.
R Labs.
Let Cisco and Caitlin go, and let us figure out a way to save you.
You really think I'd trust you? You showed up.
So you remember me coming here.
Did I have any tricks up my sleeve? Was I was I planning on blindsiding you? I don't know, Barry.
Maybe I get off on watching you grovel.
No, I don't think that's it.
I think you're hearing me.
I'm still in there.
Deep down, buried beneath the scars and the pain, that part of you that it must feel so lonely.
But it also knows what it's like to have a family, to have friends.
You can have all that back.
We can stop hurting each other.
I remember when I was six, and, uh I begged Mom and Dad to let me go to the Science Expo in Midway.
And, uh, well, we got a flat tire on that dirt road, no spare, so we were towed to that garage in a tiny, one-street town.
Of course, we were stuck there all day.
Then we got ice cream and French fries with gravy at that little diner.
And then that night, we watched the local fireworks show, and Actually, it turned out to be a great day.
And it's my favorite memory of Mom and Dad.
What was the name of that town? Masonville.
I'm still in there.
Come home.
[suspenseful music] [soft music] [tense music] You make a move toward Iris He won't.
Killing Iris won't save him now, not anymore.
Where is Cisco? Where's Caitlin? - They're safe.
- I was asking him.
Show me that you can help me.
Then I will tell you where your friends are.
You tell us now, or you go up in smoke.
This is bloody insanity.
- Can't believe this.
- What is he doing here? - He's a monster.
- Hey! Hey! Stop! Guys.
It's okay.
Everyone, just Iris, stay away from him.
Look at me.
It's okay.
Look at me.
We're gonna help you, okay? Thank you.
Right.
Well, since our guest here has both of our resident scientists hostage, what temporal problem can we help you with? Tracy built the Speed Force trap.
Maybe she has an idea.
Tracy's our best bet.
Am I? So you're Savitar.
I hear you're about to have a really bad day.
Good.
Tracy He stole my future.
Why does he deserve one? I shouldn't have come here.
No.
We'll get her to help us.
I think I know someone who might be able to get through to her.
[gasps] Uh I'm not H.
R.
My name is Harrison Wells.
I'm from a different Earth.
In the multiverse how to explain this? [tearfully] You're his doppelganger? [chuckles] Yeah.
[stutters] Something like that look.
These people they're good people.
And they need your help.
[inhales shakily] By helping the bad guy that I spent weeks trying to stop? No.
I won't do it.
The only reason I agreed was because of H.
R.
H.
R.
needs your help.
H.
R.
is dead.
That's why you need to stay.
Because of what Savitar took from you, because of what Savitar took from H.
R everything.
H.
R.
paid the price that he did because he loved these people.
Because he loved you.
And when the moment came, H.
R.
didn't run.
[slow, swelling music] Strange being back here.
You remember S.
T.
A.
R Labs? I remember everything.
This is where we came up with the cerebral inhibitor to use against DeVoe.
Who? You haven't gotten there yet.
[inhales] So how's this gonna work? Where will I live? What do you mean? Are Wally and I gonna be bunk-mates? Am I supposed to just rejoin Team Flash, fight some Rogues? What kind of life were you thinking I'd lead? [stammering] I hadn't gotten that far yet.
How do we explain me at the wedding? And do I sit bride-side or groom-side? Ah, look, I mean, we don't have all the answers.
You know, we're gonna figure it out.
Together.
No.
Not together.
Love and hate, they're so close.
It's easy to mistake one for the other.
You're gonna spend the rest of your life with him.
But I remember giving you the ring.
Singing to you.
Asking you to marry me.
[inhales sharply] I can't do this.
No, yes, you can.
Okay? I will be here for you.
I tried to kill you.
I killed H.
R.
And you are going to have to live with that.
But we won't give up on you, okay? That is not what we do.
There is a way through this for all of us.
[hopeful music] Where are Cisco and Caitlin? I'll bring them home.
[sighs] [whooshing] [alarms chirping] [dramatic music] What is it? There's energy radiating from the breach room.
And it's not breach energy.
It's the philosopher's stone.
It's releasing all its energy.
Savitar.
It looks like it's gonna blow.
[rapid beeping] Wally.
Get everybody out.
[explosion roaring] [energy whooshing, crackling] [ominous music] Is it finished? Yeah.
It's finished.
Fantastic.
You know Savitar's gonna turn on you one day.
No, he won't.
A bad guy like Savitar always turns on his partners.
Not this time.
Wake up! You're only saying that because he needs something from you.
Once he's done with that, it's over for you.
[whoosh] - How'd it go? - As I expected.
I was a fool to think otherwise.
Where did he go? What did you do? I got rid of a problem.
A few of 'em.
Now I can fix mine.
- Are we ready? - Yes.
Do it.
[ice crackling] Caitlin Listen to me.
He'll do it.
He'll kill you.
I'll take my chances.
[energy rushes] [exciting music] Gypsy! No, wait.
No! [portal whooshes] You don't care that they got away? No, it doesn't matter.
It's time.
[grunting] [shouts] Ow! I had that.
I was getting through to her.
You were almost killed.
Maybe that's how it looks to the untrained eye.
These eyes are highly trained.
And I know you were in danger because I vibed it across the multiverse.
I can't believe this is the thanks I get for saving you! This isn't thanks! This is the opposite of thanks! Wait a minute.
How did you vibe that I was in trouble? Because we are connected.
Jackass.
Guys? Oh, my God.
I thought something happened to you guys.
Two-Face told me you guys were dead.
We're okay.
Gypsy - Gypsy.
- Guys.
Gypsy.
- Harry.
- Here to help.
Good.
I know what he's up to.
We have to hurry.
I must become immortal before the paradox reaches me.
[tense music] Today, I become a god.
[whoosh] [electricity crackling] [portal hums] This is why I brought you here.
The Speed Force doesn't like it when speedsters mess with time.
Get ready.
- [portal whirs and zaps] - [animalistic roaring] [ice blasts firing] [intense music] [roars] [ice blast fires] [shattering] See ya later, Hunter.
The one thing Black Flash can't fight cold.
[whoosh] Finally! To be a god! [gun fires] [shouting] [echoing clanking] [energy ringing] What? No! [whooshing, clanking] I've been waiting a long time to do that.
Garrick! - How did you - He didn't.
I did.
By changing the polarity of the climbing arc, I changed your Speed Force splicer into a Speed Force skeleton key.
Didn't think I was actually gonna let you become a god, now, did you? Let's end this.
Go! - [whoosh] - [ice shatters] [icicles whooshing] [electricity crackling] [dramatic music] [blades clashing] [electricity crackles] [operatic music swells] [electricity crackling] [ice and energy whooshing] [grunts] [groaning] [groaning] [intense music] Go ahead, Cisco.
Go bad.
No.
I never will.
But I will give you a choice.
[pouch unzips] You wanna be Caitlin again? Here's your chance.
- Look out! - [whooshing] [thud] [grunts in pain] [whoosh] You'll pay for what you did! And you can die the same way twice.
[whirring] [whoosh] [exciting music] I knew you didn't have it in you, Caitlin.
[whoosh] [grunts sharply] [gasps] I only have a few minutes left.
I can feel it.
But before I go, I'm gonna kill Joe.
And Wally.
And Iris.
If I am going to die, then everything you love is going to die too.
No! [whoosh] [whooshing] [triumphant music] How's it feel to get so close to your ascension, and end up on the ground? Now I see.
[pants] - It's written.
- Nothing's written! [dark orchestral music] [metallic clanking] [grunts] [exhales heavily] [spear clangs] [breathing hoarsely] Do it! [pants] You kill me, you become me.
Either way, I live.
[panting] [spear retracts] [whirring] [triumphant music] [gasping] I'll never let the pain, the darkness, determine who I am.
I will never be you.
[shouts] [whoosh] [breathing heavily] [electricity crackles] [dramatic, booming music] [Savitar shouts] [gunshot] [shimmering tones] All these months, you were trying to save me from him.
Look at that.
I saved you.
[sighs] [somber music] When I think of H.
R.
, I'm reminded of a story that John Lennon once told.
When Lennon was five years old, his teacher asked him to write down what he wanted to be when he grew up.
Lennon wrote, "Happy.
" His teacher said that he didn't understand the assignment, and Lennon said that they didn't understand life.
H.
R.
understood life.
He wasn't a genius, and he didn't have super speed.
But when we needed him the most, he was our hero.
He was my hero.
Mine too.
Good on you, mate.
Thanks for believing in me, H.
R.
Hey, I've been looking for the right time to tell you.
Tell me what? Right before H.
R.
died, he asked me to give you a message.
[stammers] Tell tell Cisco this took strength, and he gave it to me.
[sighs] I know that you've had a connection with every Wells that we've met, but I don't know.
Something about this Wells Yeah Something.
[sighs] I'll be right back.
Well, well, well.
At least you're not shopping at Villains "R" Us anymore.
I'm sorry about H.
R.
I'm sure he would have appreciated you coming.
Why did you come? I don't know.
Maybe you wanted to come home.
I don't have a home.
Yes, you do, Caitlin.
You do.
With your friends.
With me.
I'm sorry, Julian.
I'm not Caitlin anymore.
You're not Killer Frost.
No, I'm not.
I'm something else.
And I need to figure out what that is.
On my own.
Hey.
Cisco.
Let me go.
[traffic hums] [both sigh] [exhausted exhale] [chuckles] [both laugh] - Stop it.
- It's not funny.
- I know.
- Why are we laughing? We should not be laughing.
Today, of all days.
I think H.
R.
would have approved.
Probably.
Are you okay? I mean with what you did.
I'm sure one day, it'll hit me.
In the future, which I have again.
We have.
Every day of it.
Every hour, every minute [both laugh] I think we have the song picked out for the dance at our reception.
Oh, yeah, that reminds me.
I can officially mail these.
What are these? Save the date cards for our wedding.
On one of my braver days, I filled them out.
I never mailed them, not knowing if I would live to see the ceremony, but but now I guess it's safe to [whoosh] [satisfied sigh] Delivered.
I wasted a lot of money on stamps, thank you very much.
[laughs] Are you ready to be Iris West-Allen? [gentle music] - I've always been Iris West-Allen.
- [laughs] I've always been yours.
[rumbling] What was that? [tense music] [furniture rattles] - [glass shatters] - Oh, my [gasps] There's never been an earthquake in Central City.
[zapping, thunder rumbles] That wasn't an earthquake.
[live wires buzz and pop] You found something? Everything's barbecued.
I'm gonna try to establish an up-link to the satellite.
- [scrambled electronic chirps] - That's not good.
Hey, Wally, can you reverse the polarity - on the neutron flow? - On it.
Central City University just reported an earthquake of 6.
6 on the Richter scale.
- That's not an earthquake.
- Then what was it? Earthquakes come from down below.
This this is something else.
[rumbling] [equipment crashes] [electricity zaps] It's gettin' bad out there.
Emergency services will soon be overwhelmed.
Guys.
7.
2, that last one.
- Cisco.
- Yeah? We're on! Guys.
[electronic beep] What is that thing? - That's definitely not a breach.
- Holy plutonium.
What even emits that many kilojoules? The Speed Force.
But Savitar's dead.
That's the problem.
It's the Speed Force prison.
It needs an occupant.
When you freed me, we emptied it.
- Without a prisoner - It goes unstable.
And now it's bleeding energy onto our Earth.
Okay, so how do we stop this? By giving it what it needs.
Which is what? [dramatic music] [lightning zapping] [people screaming, sirens wailing] The Speed Force is unbalanced.
I have to stabilize it.
- What? How? - By running into it.
No, you can't.
Barry, you'll be trapped in there forever.
If I don't go, the whole city, maybe even the entire planet, could be destroyed.
Cisco.
There's gotta be another way, right? Barry, Central City needs The Flash.
And they'll have one.
They'll have one.
Right? Right? Yeah.
Mate [somber music] Do you mind sticking around? - Anything for you.
- Barry.
Wally and Jay said they were in hell.
[electric buzzing] [energy whirs] [swelling orchestral music] Barry, it's your mother.
That's the Speed Force.
Barry isn't going to hell.
But like all runners must eventually, he's reached his finish line.
His race is over.
You can't take him with you.
She's not taking me anywhere.
I have to go.
Why? Why are you being punished? This, all of this, it started with my mistake, with Flashpoint.
This is this is my penance.
This is my redemption.
My beautiful boy.
It's time to rest.
[citizens screaming] [dramatic music] - Don't mess it up with her.
- I'll do my best.
They're all gonna look to you now.
I'm not a hero like you.
You've always been my hero.
All this time we were trying to save Iris, you're telling me that we should've been trying to save you too? You did save me, Joe.
You took an 11-year-old boy with a broken heart, and you gave him a home and so much love.
No son ever felt more love from a father.
No father ever felt more proud of a son.
[gentle music] Barry.
It's time.
Barry.
This isn't fair.
I know.
We were supposed to have our happy ending.
I'm ready to be Iris West-Allen.
And you always will be.
But you need to keep living your life.
Keep growing.
Keep loving.
Keep running.
For me.
Promise me you'll run, Iris.
[softly] I promise.
[crying] I gotta go.
[electric humming] [portal whirs] [music swells] [portal whooshes] [thunder rumbles and recedes] [sobs softly]