The Flash (2014) s06e13 Episode Script

Grodd Friended Me

1 Guys, I saw the alert.
Meta attack downtown.
- I'm on my way.
- Sounds good, Flash.
Kamilla? Is that you? - Uh, yeah.
- And Chester P.
Runk, sir! Ready to assist you in all your superhero needs.
Why are you two on comms? - Uh, Kamilla let me in.
- We're the only ones here.
Frost is at A.
R.
G.
U.
S.
, checking on Bloodwork.
Cisco's off the grid, cataloging post-Crisis metas.
Iris is on a story And Ralph is who-knows-where, tracing down Sue Dearbon.
Okay, no worries.
I'll do this solo.
Are you sure you don't want some help? 'Cause, I mean, I'm I'm ready, willing, and caffeinated, sir.
Put me in, coach! Thanks, Chester, but I'm good.
Hartley Rathaway.
Since when are you a diamond thief? It's Pied Piper, Flash.
And you're really gonna ask me that after what you and your friends did to me? Uh, what did we do? Wow, Flash.
My brother, that is epically cold.
How do you not remember? It was really bad.
Oh, great.
Another Crisis change.
Apparently, there's something else you don't remember.
The gauntlets are just my backup singers.
Wait, what? Great.
- He can fly now.
- No worries, Flash.
P-Runk is all over it.
That sonic boom had a specific frequency.
If I scan for the same wavelength, I think we can Voilà! Flash, Rathaway's at 52nd and Palm.
All right, I'm on it.
I'll take Broadway.
- Uh, I wouldn't do that, sir.
- Why not? Because there's a Whoa! Since when was there a train here? Since always.
System update complete.
Is there anything else, Barry Allen? Uh, just one more tweak.
In in the meantime, I wouldn't mind knowing everything that Crisis changed before I run back into the field.
Calculating Calculating Calculating Barry Allen is The Flash.
- Yeah, I already knew that.
- What? A-actually, you know what? When I think about it, it does kinda make sense.
The whole S.
T.
A.
R.
Labs super-facility Plus, the same voice every time The Flash came to visit me at the M.
A.
C.
And that jawline, though? Very distinctive.
Hmm.
Listen, guys, I'm sorry.
I'm kinda I'm kinda busy right now.
Well, what are you working on? - I - Analysis complete, Barry Allen.
I've calculated approximately 3.
725 trillion changes.
Would you like to hear them - in order of causality? - Whoa.
Is this a mobile interactive artificial intelligence unit? Um, yeah, it it is.
I'm I'm just trying to upgrade it.
- Really? - Mm-hmm.
You know, if you just flip the positronic solenoid Hey, you know, please, um You don't mess with that.
It's, uh, it's sensitive stuff, and, uh, you know, you're not on the team, Chester.
Yeah, totally.
Uh, I guess I'll cross the whole superhero tech support off my list of career possibilities.
Anyways, uh, if you'll excuse-moi I'm Jitters-bound.
- He's just trying to help.
- Oh, I know.
I know.
It's So much has changed after Crisis, and You know, this morning, when I got the meta alert, I was trying to find my parents' graves.
There's not even a cemetery there anymore.
I I searched every graveyard in Central City.
I still can't find them.
Just feel like a piece of me is missing.
And friends like Hartley Rathaway are enemies now.
Just everything is so different.
I'll bet hearing different voices on comms doesn't help, either.
You want something familiar.
That's not us.
Hey, I didn't mean it like that.
It's okay, Barry.
I understand.
Just maybe take it easy on Chester.
If he seems a little overeager, it's because he idolizes The Flash.
You're his hero.
I'll, uh, let you get back to it.
There's gotta be some sort of logic to it.
Walk me through the night of the particle accelerator explosion again.
What were you doing? Like I told you I was starting R-CEM tests that night.
I just finished the prototype.
My life's work was ready.
Wait, you finished building your machine? - Yeah.
- Can you build one here? - I did, but we can't use it.
- Eva, we at least have to try.
What are you so afraid of? I Eva, I get it.
I do.
But I've read your research.
You were brilliant.
You were the best in your field.
And that is good enough for me.
You're so brave.
I guess we'll be brave together, then.
So this is a residual particle catcher.
It can detect and detain molecular afterglow of things.
- Okay.
- Mm-hmm.
- And you need me to do what? - Oh, I need you to help me charge this so I can catch him.
Them.
Particles.
- Catch the particles.
- Why are you so nervous, and what are these "particles" you're trying to catch? Uh, noth they're just they're They're scientific anomalies.
You wouldn't understand.
There's the Nash Wells we know and can barely stand.
And I'm guessing anomalies because of Crisis? Boss Lady told me.
Yeah, you never did like being kept in the dark, did you? Why do you always act like you've known me forever? It's weird.
I Don't know what you're talking about.
Well, that's not true, is it? You're such a liar.
What? I mean It's, uh yes.
The residual particle catcher is ready, thank you.
So if you would, please, can you, um, help me, uh, charge it? Just blast it with a ultra-powered UV ray right there.
- Wh-where? - There, right Just aim for the The absorption panel - on the front pylon, thank you.
- Okay, keep your panties on.
That contraption is not going to work.
Ooh.
Hey, are you okay? Who the hell is she? She That's That's it's just someone I used to know.
Well, she looks a lot like my doppelganger.
Why do you have a picture of her? It doesn't ma it doesn't matter.
It does to me! Dude, this is too weird.
You know, I had a feeling something was off with you from the beginning, but I kept ignoring it, because I was just happy to find another person who actually believed in me.
- Okay.
- But this whole time, when you looked at me, you saw this other person.
God, that is messed up, you know? Okay, all right.
Let's try this again, Gideon.
What the hell? - Oh, good, you're awake.
- Oh, Caitlin.
Thank God.
What the w-what the hell is going on? I mean, one minute, I'm in the speed lab, fixing Gideon, and the next thing I know, I'm here.
My speed's gone.
Quite the little chatterbox today, aren't we? What? W-why are you talking to me like that? And why am I in a cage? Caitlin, let me out of here! Easy, killer.
Thawne? You're quite the specimen, aren't you? Go to hell.
I don't know how you managed to drag me back to the past.
Whatever all this is, I will stop you.
Cranky.
What, did you offer him the B-word? Maybe he just needs some privacy.
I'm gonna go check on Ronnie.
He's working on a new space he's very excited about.
He's calling it the Pipeline.
Hmm.
The Pipeline.
- I like the sound of that.
- Caitlin.
- I'll come with you.
- Caitlin.
Caitlin, do not trust him! Hey, baby girl.
To what do I owe the pleasure of this visit? - Well, a good lead, hopefully.
- Hmm.
I'm working on our Black Hole story, and I have reached a major dead end, and I was hoping that maybe you found something new on Joseph Carver that could help.
Ah, as a matter of fact, I have, but I can't share it with you.
- Are you being serious? - Uh, well, look.
This Carver case has become a RICO investigation.
I have to report directly to Chief Singh.
We have to do everything - by the book.
- Barry told me that you were the one that gave him the advice to trust me with the Mirror Gun, and now you can't even trust me - with this? - Oh, Iris, that weapon was Team Flash territory.
This is CCPD business, and it has to stay that way.
Otherwise, Carver could skate - with a collusion charge.
- Dad, Carver is mine.
You can't just shut me out.
I didn't I didn't mean that.
I, um This just it it means a lot to me.
I can see that.
But baby girl, there is nothing I can do.
My hands are tied.
I'm sorry.
Yeah, I'm sorry too.
We both have a job to do, and I respect that.
Hmm.
I, um I'm about to get some lunch.
Do you maybe wanna join me for some Big Belly Burger? - My treat.
- Now that I would love.
But I got a few things to finish, okay? Yeah, no worries.
You wanna meet me there at noon? That's perfect.
See you there.
- Okay.
- All right.
Oh, come on, come on.
Just just one game.
I just spent the last two hours at A.
R.
G.
U.
S.
, talking to Ramsey.
I do not wanna play pinball.
Besides, I know the only reason you're hanging around is 'cause you wanna work things out with Barry, - so just go do it.
- What I'm I'm working my way up to it.
It's just, you know, up until today, the worst thing I'd ever done before is drown my grandmother's car.
Uh, don't try to build a hovercraft at age 11.
It doesn't work out.
Didn't you create a literal black hole over Central City? Oh, you think Barry's still mad about that too? Would you stop? No, no, I wasn't even awake when that happened.
I mean, it's not like you killed him.
Barry! Barry? I can't help you if you won't talk to me.
- Use your signs.
- What are you doing? Nothing? Well, everybody's got good days and bad days.
Gorillas are no different.
This isn't the past.
It's a mindscape.
I'm in That's right, Barry Allen.
You're in Grodd's mind now.
What's the matter, Grodd? Got lonely at A.
R.
G.
U.
S.
, so you decided to break out, come visit me? Grodd is still in his prison in the mental coma you and your team put him in.
Hmm.
So, what, the cage is payback? - What, you want vengeance? - Not vengeance.
Understanding.
Grodd wants Barry Allen to see what it's like to have nothing.
No powers, no freedom.
Only captivity.
Caitlin used a neural inhibitor to shut down Grodd's cerebrum.
Caitlin betrayed Grodd.
But you gave her the authority.
This is your doing, Flash.
I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
Your mind is a weapon.
You take a weapon from a man, he's still a man.
You took Grodd's mind, Grodd's greatest gift.
That is not punishment.
That is cruelty, pure cruelty.
No, no.
Not from where I'm standing.
Does that great mind of yours remember how many people you've hurt? Huh? You marched an army of gorillas through Central City.
You forced me into a gladiator arena with Solovar.
You weaponized King Shark's telepathic crown so you could control thousands of innocent people.
Face it, Grodd.
You got what you deserved.
You are right.
It took Grodd a year to find the strength to think intelligently again, and in that time, Grodd had many primitive thoughts.
And without the power of higher thinking, Grodd could no longer lie to himself and was forced to confront the truth of his actions, his wrongdoings, his crimes.
Your accident allowed Grodd to enter your mind, not to harm Flash, but to ask for Flash's help.
The neural inhibitor put a gatekeeper in Grodd's mind.
The portal that gatekeeper guards is the only way out of this prison.
Help Grodd.
Grodd is sorry.
Grodd has changed.
Says the super-intelligent gorilla who just kidnapped me.
Who won't even show his face.
Grodd wants Flash to trust him.
Your powers are returned.
Please, Flash.
Help Grodd defeat the gatekeeper.
Nice try, Grodd.
But you'll never change.
You're exactly where you belong.
That's one crazy cappuccino maker.
Close.
Sherloque's machine was developed to put one person's mind into another person's memories.
Wait, you think Barry's in someone else's mind? I mean, we've had experience with this before.
Based on Barry's pulse, his rapid eye movement, and his vitals And the two brainwaves are a dead giveaway.
This is so awesome.
Awesome.
Awesome.
I mean, no, this is just awful.
We should, uh we should fix that.
Yeah.
When Ramsey decided to take a little vacation inside Barry's brain, Cisco and I decided to work on the Memory Machine just in case Bloodwork decided to resurface.
How's all this work? In a mindscape, the host transmits neural signals to the guest's primary motor cortex.
If we can sync up with those neural transmitters, I think we can communicate with Barry.
Like sliding into his mind DM's.
Sweet.
- Come on, Barry.
- Frost.
You and me, outside.
Let's go.
Harrison Wells is alive? - That's a really long story.
- Okay.
- Make it fast, or I'm out.
- Ah, now, look.
So it turns out that Allegra, through a you know, series of unfortunate events, she has discovered That's she's your daughter's doppelganger? Not my daughter, exactly.
More like an employee, right? An ex-employee How do you know that? Whatever.
I'm guessing it didn't go well because she found out rather than you explaining it to her.
So now it's time for some good old-fashioned honesty.
- Oh, come on.
- Whatever happened between - you and your daughter - It's not my daughter, exactly okay, more like an employee, an ex-employee - who made a bad call.
- Just explain it to her.
Yeah, but she said it was too late for that.
Well, as my life coach, Ralph, would say, you can't let that stop you.
Ralph is your life coach? Finally, there it is.
Time to get out of here.
Solovar? You're the gatekeeper? Solovar, listen.
We do not have to fight.
As far as I'm concerned, Grodd can stay in this coma forever.
I am the warden of this prison, Flash.
None shall escape.
Not even you.
Oh, great.
Barry's body is reacting to whatever's happening - in the mindscape.
- So if he dies in there, - he dies out here too? - Correct.
Do you have any sedatives? No, those don't work on speedsters.
No, no, no, no.
I meant I meant for me.
Uh, Frost, you've got that look Cisco has before he throws a bunch of science words at us that basically means "we're frakked.
" The signals traveling to Barry's cortex are moving at a hyper-neural speed.
We've only seen one other brain whose neurons can fire this fast.
Barry's in Grodd's mind.
Gorilla Grodd? Damn.
Yo, he is, like, my favorite supervillain ever! He's, like, super strong, is super smart, and Barry's super trapped in his mind, which is very, very bad.
We modified Grodd's telepathic crown to keep him in a coma at A.
R.
G.
U.
S.
But its neural-inhibiting capabilities can only sustain one mind.
Before long, the mindscape will overload and crumble.
If that happens and Barry's still inside He would die.
Well, can't we just call A.
R.
G.
U.
S.
and ask them to shut it off? Uh, no.
If we do that while Barry's still connected to Grodd's mind, he'll be trapped in there forever.
I I still don't understand how this happened.
How did Grodd get inside Barry's mind? Because of me.
When I tweaked this earlier, I adjusted its hypothalamic connection by a factor of 900%.
Okay.
Well, that's more than enough signal for another brain to piggyback on.
And Barry was wearing that when he was whammied.
I am so sorry.
I I never should've came here.
This is all my fault.
Hey.
How's you running away gonna help us get - Barry out of Grodd's mind? - Because if I'm not around, at least I can't make things worse.
Look, I hate to break it to you, but accidentally putting Barry's life in danger is kind of a rite of passage around here.
We've all done it: Cisco, me, Ralph, even the janitor.
He put too much wax on the floor.
But then, after we put his life in danger, we figure out a plan to get him out of it.
So now it's your turn.
You know, in the sixth grade, I got into the science fair with a "Millennium Falcon" that I built out of used vacuum parts.
I mean, it it flew and everything, like a drone.
But on the day of the fair, it didn't fly.
Uh, rust in the intake manifold was preventing air from getting into the combustion, which was then causing it to Sorry.
Anyway, I had begged my teacher to let me fix it and then fly again the next day.
He said no.
You know why? He was an old school brother.
And he said that in the real world, people like us we don't get a second chance.
Hold on.
I'm not gonna pretend like I have any idea what your life has been like, and I know that some of the stuff we do in here has nothing to do with the real world, but I'm offering you a second chance.
Because you deserve one.
'Cause we all do.
Dad, I'm so sorry.
I don't know how I made that mistake.
I I thought I said 12:30.
Not a problem.
I'll order you the usual.
Yeah, that sounds great.
I'll be there soon.
Love you.
- Ready to do this? - Yes.
No.
I don't know.
Eva, look at me.
Trust yourself.
You can do this.
It's the machine I don't trust.
The subatomic particles this emits will penetrate the mirror's surface, but it won't pierce the barrier between the worlds.
It will fail.
Then we're no worse off than we are right now.
I made the mirror pieces move.
Let's just go back to trying that.
Eva, we should be trying everything we can to get out of here, right? I There's another reason why you don't want me to use this machine, isn't there? No, I I I I I better go lie down.
- Eva, w-what are you hiding? - Nothing! Why don't I believe you? - Trust me, we can't use it.
- Why can't we use it? Because of this! - Oh, my - Eva! You're Joe now? - Oh.
- When Flash sees Grodd, he sees an enemy from his past.
Grodd wants Flash to see a face he can trust.
And having me fight Solovar was supposed to make me trust you? Grodd thought Flash could beat him.
You were wrong! He almost killed me! But that was your plan, wasn't it? No.
What's that? What's happening? Is that Solovar? This world is crumbling.
The neural inhibitor can no longer take the strain of two minds.
What happens to this mindscape if it fails? Both Grodd and Flash die together.
You wanted revenge so badly that you were willing to die - just to take me with you? - No.
Grodd has changed.
Nothing could ever make you change.
Not even the Crisis of Infinite Worlds? How do you know about Crisis? Grodd's mind wasn't affected by the merging of the multiverse, but Grodd can still sense changes in this reality, changes like Gorilla City.
City is here now.
The gorillas are here now.
Grodd knows this.
- Grodd wants to return home.
- Why? So you can create another army to attack Central City just to destroy everyone in your path? That is who Grodd used to be.
That Grodd wanted power.
Power didn't bring happiness.
It brought pain.
New Grodd wants a new path.
Grodd wants to live in peace with his own kind.
Gorilla City is the only place Grodd ever ever felt happy.
You're telling the truth.
You really have changed.
Flash didn't believe Grodd before, but why does Flash believe Grodd now? You let go of the past.
Maybe I should do the same.
Crisis has changed so much.
I've been obsessed with trying to keep things the way they were before, but I can't.
Those things don't matter.
If Flash can't beat Solovar, there's no escape.
This world collapses.
We both die.
That's our fate.
No.
We decide our fate.
Grodd, Solovar beat me because I tried to fight him the exact same way I fought him three years ago.
To get out of here, we just have to try something new.
We have to run forward, not backward.
How? By fighting together.
There's our way out.
You ready? We can do this, Grodd.
- Together.
- Grodd is ready.
- What is it? - Barry and Grodd.
Their cerebral activity is syncing.
Okay, forget "synced.
" Their neural pathways just merged.
Their brainwaves are literally the same.
- How does it feel? - It feels impossible.
I know.
Now get ready.
This time, we're on the same team.
Grodd will never leave! You have my powers, Grodd, and my knowledge of how to use them.
- Now get us out of here.
- Grodd understands.
The neural comm link is working.
- Barry, can you hear me? - Frost? Oh, yes! We've been trying to get in contact with you.
You're in Grodd's mind.
- Is he trying to hurt you? - No, no.
We're on the same team.
Grodd and I merged our minds.
Sort of like the mindscape version of the Firestorm matrix.
Wait, so you're half-gorilla now? Uh, I'll explain later.
We're fighting a gatekeeper in Grodd's mind.
We need to beat it to escape, - and the only way to do that - Is by working together.
There isn't much time.
The world is gonna split apart.
Grodd thinks lightning can save him? Nothing can save Grodd.
Uh, Barry, we've got bigger problems - than Solovar right now.
- I know, Grodd's mindscape - is falling apart.
- Actually, this is worse.
What can be worse than this? According to my scans, if you exit the mindscape with your brainwaves still merged, you'll end up in one body.
- Brundle-Flash.
Gross.
- Yeah.
And what's worse is, the resulting physiological conflict will cause every brain cell to shut down, - and the resulting form would - We'd both die.
- Yeah.
- Wait, so we have to somehow separate their minds at the exact moment they escape? And I'd have to be accurate to the millisecond.
- Which isn't possible.
- Not for us.
But it's very possible for a mobile interactive artificial intelligence unit.
If we sync Gideon's quantum intelligence network to Barry and Grodd's bio-analytics, it'll perfectly time the neural de-splicing.
But I'd have to do some more augmenting to this puppy, and my augmenting is what got Barry into this mess, and I I just really don't wanna mess up again, so Chester, listen to me.
That tweak you made to Gideon earlier? In two seconds, you improved her functionality more than I did in two hours.
You're a genius.
Maybe it didn't work out exactly how you planned, so here's round two.
Try again.
I need you now, Chester.
Please.
You can do this.
I believe in you.
- Flash believes in me.
- We all do.
Go ahead, take your second chance.
Show us your moves.
Right.
It's time for the LeBron James of the Junkyard to do his thing, baby! Oh, watch out, brothers and sisters, because Chester P.
Runk is b-b-b-back! Great.
Now all we have to Flash? Grodd! There is no escape.
Solovar's winning.
Come on, Barry.
- How's it going, Chester? - Please let this work.
Grodd stinks of fear.
Grodd knows Solovar brings him death.
Don't listen to him, Grodd.
You have too much to live for.
You hear me? Don't let the past win.
Put it all behind you and show Solovar what you're made of.
That's it.
Now get the hell up and run, Grodd.
Run! Almost there.
Whatever you guys are doing, do it now.
Here goes! Yes! Come on, Barry.
You got this.
Oh, thank Rao.
- You're back.
- Yeah, I'm back.
Thanks to the team.
So do you think Grodd has gone, like, full hero? Or is this more of like a like a Captain Cold "former villain turned sort of good guy" situation? Uh, we'll see, I guess.
Lyla had A.
R.
G.
U.
S.
embed a tracking polymer in his cerebellum.
She agreed to let him out on probation as long as we know where he is at all times.
So if he does break bad again, um, I'll find him.
Which reminds me, I'm gonna check in with Lyla and make sure I understand A.
R.
G.
U.
S.
's protocols.
I wanna make sure they give Grodd a real chance.
Yeah.
Hey, babe.
You're kidding.
That's great! When? Cisco's coming home! Hey, um I wanted to say, uh, I'm sorry I wasn't more welcoming.
It's I mean, I was dealing with this family thing.
I felt like everything in my life was changing, and I took that out on you, and I'm sorry.
Ah, it's it's all good, Flash.
Um, by the way, Kamilla told me about your parents, and I kind of hacked every cemetery database within a 700-mile radius.
Found them.
I don't remem Thank you, Chester.
Do you mind manning the comms? I thought you'd never ask.
According to our satellites, it is Rathaway.
Pied Piper's back, baby! Okay, I'm gonna need all the help I can get to take him down.
Are you ready? Oh, hell, yeah.
All right.
Oh, that's never gonna get old.
Eva, I'm so sorry.
Why didn't you tell me that the machine could hurt you? I wanted to prove I wasn't lying.
Words are worthless.
Evidence evidence is irrefutable.
My colleagues ridiculed my reflective theory.
Even though my research was bleeding edge, no scientific journal would publish it, because I hadn't shown it to be true.
I just I couldn't have you doubt me like that.
I just I just needed you to believe me.
Eva, of course I believe you.
I saw you move those mirror pieces.
You're capable of great things.
Look, when you're feeling better, we will We'll find another way.
Yeah.
I think I have some more, uh, bandages in the storage room.
- Would you get them? - Yeah, of course.
What did you do to us? I bought us time.
There's no need for you to suffer.
All right.
Easy-peasy.
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