The Flash (2014) s04e15 Episode Script

Enter Flashtime

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.
But I became lost in time.
It took everything in my friends' power to bring me back, and in doing so our world was opened up to new threats.
And I'm the only one fast enough to stop them.
I am the Flash.
Previously on "The Flash" The Quark Sphere, filled with Barry's unique genetic marker, and programmed to track his specific DNA, using the electrical current of the Speed Force.
Once we track Barry and we pull him out, the Quark Sphere will trick the Speed Force into thinking he's still there.
What is happening? We're moving so quickly that everyone else is still.
- Flash.
- Flash.
I'm your father's doppelganger.
Jesse, you're a speedster.
Yeah, it's pretty cool, right? - Everything okay with Jesse? - Yes.
I spent the summer assembling a support staff for her, but then Jesse goes and kicks me off the team.
They took a vote.
I'm out.
I don't even have a home to return to now.
- Barry - Iris What I'm - You're moving with me, okay? - What? You're moving as fast as I am, - like in the courtroom.
- Why? Didn't you I can't.
I I can't.
- What? What's wrong? - I can't.
What I can't save us this time.
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- I'm ready! - Are you serious? Come on, Cisco, just one more.
She said two hours ago.
Look, you know he's not gonna stop until he makes it through.
Come on, you know how Barry gets.
- One more.
- Thank you.
All right, here we go.
Three two one.
Now! Damn it! - One more.
- Iris? Uh, Barry, look, why don't we take five? No, not until I get this, all right? Come on.
- Listen, Miyagi - What? I've been here all day, opening breaches, all right, so unless you wanna rub your hands together and do some magic shoulder popping I'm not rubbing your shoulder.
That's what I thought.
I'm taking five.
- Hey, come on! - I'm taking five! I I don't understand why I can't get this.
Well, probably because you've been up all night.
But that shouldn't matter.
Look, Barry, a bridge closes in three picoseconds.
DeVoe's could shut even faster.
Look, I'm just saying that this might not even be the best plan to catch him anyway.
It's a plan, you know.
It's the only one we have right now.
Well, and what if he uses his force field against you? You don't know how to get out of it yet.
I don't know, Iris, but, I mean, we need something.
We have no leads on the next three bus metas, no way to track DeVoe, no way to stop him.
I mean, he can't be this smart.
I'm sorry, but, I mean, we've been at this for months, and we have nothing.
I mean, maybe that's the problem.
You know, sometimes you have to take a breather and let the answer come to you.
- Do something else for a bit.
- Like what? Like date night, for starters.
You know, we haven't had any quality time, just you and me, since our honeymoon.
- Which was severely cut short.
- Mm-hmm.
I know we're the Flash, but we We're also Barry and Iris.
No, you're right, yeah.
All right, I'm gonna make a reservation tonight, someplace very romantic.
Oh Sounds perfect.
How is it we live together, work together, sleep in the same bed together, but it stills feels like we don't spend any real time as husband and wife? Allen, West Allen, Cortex now! - I have no idea.
- Mm-hmm.
Let's go.
What is this? This is a signature field, mapping every time DeVoe's gone in and out of his layer in the pocket dimension.
- All of these? - All of them.
So, how did you do this? I didn't do it, actually.
Ramon did.
But all I did was just come up with a really complex and eloquent algorithm to track the warping signatures.
Don't do that, all right? Don't do that.
Don't be modest.
- All right? It's unbecoming.
- You're unbecoming.
You wish I was unbecoming, all right? Do you know that these are DeVoe? These are DeVoe, all right? This is when Marlize grabbed him from Izzy at Lawrence Hills.
This is when he showed up at Iron Heights prison.
- This is DeVoe's house.
- And this is the alleyway in the city center, where he abducted you.
How long has this been going on? - Oh, wait for it.
- The past three years.
- Three years? - DeVoe orchestrated everything to get the people he wanted on the bus.
He's been planning this a long time.
We got a planner, just like Thawne.
- Just like Thawne.
- So, how do we use this? All we can do right now is just wait for the next marker to appear, try to get the jump on him.
That and keep an eye on Ralph, using the old buddy system.
Has anyone seen Ralph today? No, he's downstairs, moving in.
He's very nervous.
- I don't know why.
- I don't know why either.
He's a superhero.
People with powers are ready for anything.
Ah! Son of a breach! - Sorry - Jesse.
I just came in through the breach room.
Hey, Jesse, welcome back.
What are you What are you doing here? Wally's not here.
Uh, you know, an apology cube usually works better when there's an actual apology on it.
You get the sentiment.
What's this? That is a, uh, mental activity dampener.
It's for DA Cecile Horton.
It keeps her from hearing other people's thoughts.
Kinda clunky.
That's what she said.
Literally, that's what she said.
The second version's more streamlined.
And what's all this? Those are thoughts, musings.
How to stop DeVoe.
Wow, he's really in your head, isn't he? Yeah, a lot of people are nowadays, thanks to you.
Look, I thought you wanted me to come here so we could talk about this.
No, I want you to stop bringing up your mother.
I will, once you deal with her death.
- I have.
- No, you haven't.
Yes, I have.
She died! Years ago, she died.
There was nothing I could do to save her.
End of story.
Life goes on.
Yeah, for everyone but you.
Look, Dad, when Mom died, you didn't talk about it - There's nothing to - Ever.
And you've been upset ever since.
You've been miserable, and you make everyone around you miserable.
I mean, why do you think I asked you to leave my team? Your team's a bunch of idiots.
- Okay.
- No offense.
Anyway, it doesn't matter.
I came here to stop DeVoe.
No, you stayed because of DeVoe.
A distinction without a difference.
Dad, there is always going to be some bad guy to stop, - or algorithm to write - Yeah, that's it.
- Or problem to solve.
- Yeah, that's my point.
Exactly.
Look I didn't want to talk about her death, but I did, and it helped a lot.
Trust me, you are never going to be able to move on with your life until you talk about this.
Jesse! I can't! I Look, Jesse Your mother You'll never understand.
Yeah.
I guess I won't.
What? Get down! - You all right, Jonesy? - I'll live.
Here.
Put pressure on it.
Help's on the way.
Who the hell are these guys? They came out of nowhere.
I don't know, but they want whatever is in that container.
Where is that? One of the hangars out at Waid Airfield.
My dad said CCPD was escorting ARGUS there this morning for something.
- He's there, Barry.
- Yeah, we gotta go.
- We'll meet you there.
- Cool, I'll come too.
Could use the distraction.
Come on, Flash.
Guys, seven officers and ARGUS agents down.
They just blew open the ARGUS transport container.
West side of the hangar.
One armed assailant inside.
Got it! Come on.
It's ready.
- Stay down! - Hey! Hey! Move! Move, move! Just you and us now.
Nice work, everyone.
It's over.
For all of Central City.
No Barry We're too late.
- Oh, that's a nuclear bomb.
- I know.
And its core has already gone critical.
I know.
The second we slow down, it's over.
I know.
That's not helping.
Well, how long do you think we have? We just have to keep moving till we figure out a way to stop it.
Oka okay, we could run it to the Badlands.
No, if we run that long, it'll speed up the reaction.
We won't make it outside the city before it explodes.
Well, we can't run everyone outside the city.
I know.
We're talking hundreds of thousands of people.
I mean, if there were more than just the two of us, there's not enough time.
Wait, that's it.
- Jay Garrick.
- What about him? Uh, he might know what to do.
Go to Earth-3, get him, bring him back here as fast as you can, okay? I need you right now, man.
Hey.
Whoa, what is going on? You're moving with me at super-speed.
What? Is this what it looks like when you run? More or less.
I have to say, it's a little uneventful.
Hey come with me.
I'm guessing this is our Ark of the Covenant.
Something like that, yeah.
Whoa Yeah, that will definitely melt your face.
That that looks like an experimental fission engine, deuterium isotopes.
That would make this an inertial confinement cage to stop the radiation.
But with enough pressure, the isotopes inside, they split, they produce heat, they produce light.
It starts out blue, turns yellow, turns purple, and then it's game over.
Just please tell me there's a way we can undo it.
I think we're way past that point.
- We have to do something.
- I What if what if I breach it to a dead earth, - like I did with Fallout? - Of course, yeah.
That's a great idea.
All right, do it.
What's wrong? I think I might be all breached out.
I I don't know, I think I breached one too many times today.
No, that's not it.
A breach is a folding of space-time, right, so when we're moving this fast, we When we're moving this fast, when we're moving in Flashtime, then we don't have the time necessary - for a breach to form.
- Exactly.
Then that means I can't That means I I can't Hey hey What's wrong? I don't know.
You're not a speedster.
Your body can't handle moving this fast very long.
I gotta let go, all right? Come here.
All right.
Wait ask Harry.
He'll know.
All right.
I hope so.
A-Allen - Wells, hey - Uh, why are you touching me? - Th - Listen Am I in am I in Yes, you're in Fla You're in Flashtime, yes.
Flashtime? What is Flashtime? I didn't Cisco just came up with it.
Wait, you did this with Ramon before you did this with me? - Hey, we don't have time! - Hey, listen, the alarm Yes, the alarm that we left for was an ARGUS transport.
- It had a fission engine in it.
- And it exploded? That's why I'm in this Flashti Wait Jesse.
Where's Jesse? She's no, she's fine.
She left.
She went to Okay, Allen, that's great, because if this city's gonna explode, you need to send her as far away from here as possible No, listen listen, she went to Earth-3 to get Jay Garrick.
- She's coming back? - Yes, we need his help.
Allen, no, no, no, no, we cannot let her Hey! Right now, I need your help, okay? - How do I stop the reaction? - You can't stop this.
What do you mean? Then what do I do? You can't you have to send it away from here.
- Well, I can't.
We tried - Open have Ramon open a Cisco can't he can't.
Cisco can't open a breach.
- He can't.
- 'Cause there's no time.
- Exactly.
- But you can.
- What do you mean? - Allen, you can.
- No, I can't.
- Listen to me - What are you talking about? - Allen, listen to me, space-time breaches and the portal to the Speed Force operate under different physics.
You open a portal to the Speed Force.
You send it there.
What will it do to the Speed Force? - What is why am I weak? - Wells - I know.
Wells, hey hey - It's the speed-the Listen to me, will an explosion - The speed's affecting me.
- I know.
Will an explosion that big affect the Speed Force? I don't think so.
What? What do you mean you don't think so? - I don't know.
- Wells, hey, look at me What the heck? - Get her out of here.
- I'm gonna I'll try - Allen Allen - All right.
- How'd you do that? - Um, I'm not sure.
I've I've been able to do it ever since I came out of the Speed Force.
- That's a hell of a new trick.
- Look, right now I know.
Jesse showed me the nuke.
- We're in trouble, kid.
- Well, I don't know.
Wells has an idea that he thinks might work.
Yeah? What is it? We send the bomb into the Speed Force, let it detonate in there.
- Like hell you will.
- What do you mean? Why not? Because, Flash, if you do that, we may lose the Speed Force forever.
What do you mean we might lose the Speed Force? An explosion that size could destroy it completely.
If that were to happen, every speedster across space and time would lose access to their speed instantly.
Every speedster? Even if it got rid of Thawne and every other evil speedster in the multiverse, you cannot do this.
I won't let you.
Well, I'm sorry, Jay, if this is the only way to save everyone in the city, I have to.
Barry, listen to me Harry didn't know anything about the Speed Force, okay? None of us really do.
And this isn't just about speed.
You're talking about destroying an essential element of the multiverse.
Nobody knows what the consequences will be.
You were trapped in there longer than I was.
- If anyone can underst - Then what, Jay? What's your idea? Uh, okay, look I mean, did my dad have any other ideas? No but we couldn't talk for very long.
Jay, I'm sorry, I just No, it's all right, kid.
I get it.
All right, back to basics.
In nuclear fission, enormous energy is created by a chain reaction of atoms splitting and releasing neutrons.
It's nearly impossible to reverse this process, but, theoretically you could restore stability.
How? One way is to offset the loss of mass - by nuclear fusion.
- Great.
You have some sort of machine lying around here that could generate that kind of energy? No, we don't.
But the other way, considering our predicament, seems more promising.
Which is what? Cooling it down.
We need to hurry.
Hey.
I see all these frozen people around me, Flash, and this time, it's not my fault.
We need your help.
Three of you now.
What's going on? - The cargo in this container.
- It's a nuclear bomb.
Yeah, and it went kaboom.
- Dandy.
- Come here.
Whoo, it's toasty in here.
We need you to cool it down.
You want me to cool down a nuclear reaction that's already gone critical? You're serious? Quickly, please, Ms.
Frost.
All right, let's give it a whirl.
Didn't go quite how I expected.
Tr try again.
Oh, no Huh, so that's what heat feels like.
You're burning up.
Come on.
All right, it's okay.
All right.
I have to let you go, all right? Barry? Don't let Caity die.
Okay.
Now what? Guess we have to find that fusion machine after all.
- Wait a second - What? What if we're the machine? How so? Well, you said that we could offset the energy of the bomb with the energy from nuclear fusion.
Theoretically.
Right, and the reaction in that container's giving off, I don't know, 3 million tons of energy? - Give or take.
- So, 3 megatons of energy, that's 3 billion joules.
Each lightning bolt gives off roughly 1 billion joules, so So if we all throw a lightning bolt - at the same time - It could be enough.
That's enough.
That'll work.
Let's do it.
- Whoa.
- Jay! Hey - Hey - I'm I'm not used to going this long.
Hey, hey, hey, it's okay.
- Damn legs - It's all right.
Don't work like they once did.
It's okay.
I'm not gonna be able to finish this one, Flash.
- I'm sorry.
- Just rest.
I'm so sorry.
It's okay.
Barry, the two of us can't produce enough lightning power to offset the energy from that bomb.
I mean, even if we had full speed, which we don't, at least I don't.
We have to send it into the Speed Force.
- You you heard what Jay said.
- And Harry said it'd be fine.
No, he said he thinks it would be fine.
Barry, my dad never thinks anything, he knows.
Jay was right, we can't do it.
Damn it! Okay, what if I don't know, what if we run back in time and stop this bomb from ever going off? No, Jesse, we can't do that.
Yeah, well, it's kind of our only option.
It's not an option.
Even if it saves the city and everyone in it? It's not saving them, okay? The second you alter the timeline, everything changes, especially the people you love.
Trust me.
I learned that the hard way.
Yeah, well, maybe a new version of my dad isn't the worst thing in the world.
Look, Jesse, whatever problems you two have, they're not gonna get solved by forcing him to do something he doesn't want to.
He has to make that decision.
Oh, God.
The reaction's combustion's reached its final phase.
I think we're slowing down.
So everything else is speeding up.
Barry, I don't have any more ideas.
Me either.
I don't know how much longer I can run.
All right, you have to get out of here.
Use the speed you have left to get back to Earth-2.
- Your dad wanted you to leave.
- Yeah, I heard.
So you'd be safe, Jesse.
He loves you, all right? More than anything.
- Go.
- No, I can't just Go.
I'm sorry.
Oh, God.
I wish I could tell you this while you could still hear me, but I know how happy Mom made you and how sad you are now that she's gone.
But I just I don't know why you won't talk about it.
I know maybe I don't need to, but I just want you to be happy again.
That's all I've ever wanted.
I've got to think of something.
Oh, come on.
- Barry - Iris What I'm You're moving as fast as I am - What? - Like in the courtroom.
- Why? Why? Didn't you - I can't - Oh, my God, what? - I can't.
Uh, what? I can't save us this time.
What do you mean, you can't save us? - There's a bomb - What? A nuke, it's already gone off.
- I can't stop it.
- Wait-but there's a way.
There's gotta be something that you can do, Barry.
No, listen, I tried.
We tried everything.
We tried lightning, we tried cooling it down, reaching into a dead earth, but there's nothing that will work.
- I don't know what to do.
- Okay.
Hey, as soon as I stop, it's gonna I know.
I know.
Hey hey, it's okay.
I don't know how much longer I can hold out.
- I'm so tired.
- Okay.
It's okay, Barry.
Oh, my God, you're burning up.
I've been at this for a while - Okay.
- For me.
Hey hey, look at me, look at me - I'm sorry.
- No, don't be sorry.
- Look at me.
Be here with me.
- I'm sorry.
Okay.
I'm sorry.
This isn't exactly the quality time I was imagining, but It's still nice.
Every moment with you, Barry, has always been nice.
Every moment.
You're my lightning rod, Iris.
What? What? You said you tried to use lightning.
How? We tried.
It it didn't work.
If it was powerful enough, it could've fused the split atoms, it could've negated the effects of the bomb, but I can't do it alone.
I can't generate that kind of energy.
No, you can't but the Speed Force can.
What? When you went into the Speed Force, the the lightning from the storm One of those bullets would be more than enough, but I I can't.
How how could I draw that out? I can't.
No, listen, when we freed you, Cisco and Caitlin, they used a Quark Sphere programmed with your genetic marker to trick the Speed Force into thinking that you were still in there.
I just need to get that sphere, and the storm will chase me.
It's like you said, a lightning rod to bring out the lightning.
- Come back to me.
- As fast as I can.
Here we go.
Ahh! Ahh! Jesse? You're here.
I'm here.
Barry? Barry! Barry! Flash! Flash! Flash? Are we dead? No.
That's good.
Today, I showed you how easy a city can fall.
Mark my words, nuclear power will bring only destruction to the world.
You'll see it again, and when you do, you'll all remember the name, Veronica Dale, and fully understand my actions.
Eden Corps! Eden Corps! Eden Co I feel like she's saying, "Eden Corps.
" As in blasting everybody back to the days of the Garden of Eden.
This was to air after the city fell.
Found her manifesto at her apartment.
Environmental activist turned animal liberator - turned domestic terrorist.
- Turned craycray.
How did she find out about the ARGUS drop anyway? Somebody must have tipped her off.
- DeVoe.
- But why would he, or she Whoever why blow up the whole city? Why kill nearly everyone here? Maybe there is no method to the madness.
Well, this was fun, as usual, but it's time for the ol' Crimson Comet to head back home.
Thanks for your help, Jay.
Yeah, if it wasn't for you two and Jesse, it'd be a completely different story in the news right now.
You were a big part of that, Iris.
Credit where credit's due.
My sentiments exactly.
So, when you get home, you need to rest.
Your glucose levels are pretty low.
Thanks.
When I get back, I think I'll be doing nothing but getting rest.
Meaning? I've been at this hero game a long time, a long, long time, and after today, I'm thinking about trying my hand at something new.
Like what? For starters, training someone to take over.
There's another Flash on your earth? There will be soon as I'm done training her.
Her? Well, do you think we're good with the Speed Force? Well, if not, we'll find out soon enough.
Always a pleasure, Flash.
Always.
So, you need to rest as well, Mister.
No running, no Flash.
- Your system is taxed.
- I'm good.
You will be, but you're not yet.
That's right.
Anything comes up, we got it.
Iris, make sure this man rests.
I'm on it.
- Long day.
- Yes, it was.
You know, I realized a couple of things - when I was in Flashtime.
- Yeah, what's that? Well I'm more than fast enough to catch DeVoe.
We just need to know when he's coming out of the pocket dimension sooner.
Yeah.
We'll figure that out.
What's the other thing? You were right about taking a breather.
Mm.
Just a moment with you, being grounded again, everything becomes more clear.
Scooch over.
I'm sorry about date night.
Don't be.
PowerBars and sweatpants, it's all I really need.
Uh, this is my exit.
Your oh Right.
Yeah.
Jesse the reason that I can't talk about You know what, it's it's okay.
- You don't have to explain it.
- I don't-I don't? I thought that's what you wanted.
Yeah.
Um I don't know, I thought making you confront all the emotions that you have with losing Mom would help you move on And be happy again.
But I can't decide when you're ready to do that, only you can, so I'm I'm sorry if No, don't be sorry.
It's okay.
I do want you to know, though, if the time comes and you wanna talk about it, I'm here.
Actually if that's the case, why don't you stick around for a little bit longer? What, you wanna talk now? No I'd like you to listen.
Have a seat.
I'm going to fix this to your forehead.
- What is that? - It's the streamlined version of DA Cecile Horton's mental activity dampener.
- Nice upgrade.
- Thank you.
But I thought this was, uh, supposed to block out people's thoughts? Not anymore.
Now it allows you to hear them.
Your mother I don't know I don't know how I don't You see, when you have a love Had a love Like your mother and I had, and you lose that love Anyway, um Maybe this will help you understand why it's been so hard for me.
Because in the vast night sky, you are the only star I see.
Mom.
She's a miracle.
Jesse.
She's just like me.
Sweetie, come here.
Be with me.
Thank you, Ally.
- So - So? Jesse seemed better when she left.
So do you.
Did you guys have a nice talk? Well, it was actually more of a listening session than a talk, but we're good, yeah, both of us.
That's good, Harry.
Yeah, and what about you? - What? - Come on.
I know you well enough to know that something's on your mind.
What is it? It's Killer Frost.
What about Killer Frost? I don't know anything that she says or does.
It's scary and alarming to have this person that you know nothing about living inside of you.
But for the first time, I remember what she did.
What do you remember? Barry taking her into Flashtime, - trying to freeze the bomb - Mm-hmm.
And Killer Frost being worried.
Worried about what? About dying? About me.
Interesting.
Oh, my gosh, I'm so sorry.
I didn't mean to drop that.
- It just slipped out of my hands.
- That's okay.
Oh, gosh, my first Killer Frost, and I go and ruin it.
- Typical typical me.
- That's not It's okay.
Don't worry about it.
I just get so clumsy when I'm nervous.
What are you nervous about? Um, I'm I'm supposed to be meeting some people here for the first time, and I've got the jitters, which Is what this place is called.
Hey! It is.
- Apt name, don't you think? - I do.
It's funny, you know, you get nervous, you get the jitters, you go for coffee, and the caffeine acts as a stimulant, which makes you shaky, which could also be known as - The jitters.
- Exactly.
Okay, ri I get it.
Okay.
We're gonna go.
- Okay.
- Yeah.
Um, I'm really very, very sorry.
Don't worry about it.
Good luck with your meeting.
- I hope it goes well.
- Thanks.
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