The Flash (2014) s08e04 Episode Script

Armageddon, Part 4

1 [upbeat jazz music.]
Why is it so complicated deciding how to have a baby? The Batsuit isn't exactly baby proof, but I can't force Sophie into nine months of indigestion and swollen ankles.
Sis, you are spiralling.
Do you remember what I told you when I was your maid of honor? No, I was busy getting married, not taking notes.
I told you to stop thinking so much and to listen to your heart.
If you want to have a baby, your heart will figure out the how.
And then that sweet little girl is gonna grow up and decide that she hates you.
Jenna has been thinking the worst insults at me tonight.
Let me tell you something, teenagers Do not use the bathroom.
It is occupied.
Really occupied.
Thank you.
Allegra! Hey, hey, hi.
So so, uh, how's, uh, how London? You calling cookies b-biscuits yet? Nope, but actually, I might be moving back to the States.
I got a job offer in Gotham.
Oh, my gosh! Allegra, that's great.
Thanks, yeah, I haven't decided if I'm gonna take it or not yet, though, so [tapping on glass.]
If I could have everyone's attention for a minute.
When you find The love of your life, you're part of something greater.
You're a part of something wonderful, magical, beautiful, and frankly surprising because you never know what face fate will be wearing when she knocks on your door to change your life forever.
And my only wish for you is that when that face shows up to change your lives, that face is as beautiful as the one standing next to me.
To Iris West, the love of my life.
[suspenseful music.]
What the hell is he doing here? You got a lot of nerve showing up here, Allen.
It's been you this whole time.
Despero, Armageddon, Joe.
Don't you dare say my father's name, you murderer.
Guys, it's me, Barry.
Iris is my wife.
We've all fought Thawne together.
Oh, my God.
He actually believes the things he's saying.
I'll show you it's me.
Thawne, what did you do? You're not the Flash, Allen.
I am.
[dramatic music.]
Team Flash suit up.
[mechanical whirring.]
Guys, Thawne is tricking you.
I came here from 2021.
Save it, Allen.
We're not falling for your mind games this time.
Put him down.
It's a paralysis ray.
No speed for a couple seconds, Allen.
Why are you doing this? So I can do this.
That was for Ray and for Nate.
And that was for Sara.
And this Is for Cisco.
So sorry, Allegra.
But we did put a tie on the door.
What did we miss? - [whoosh.]
- [gasping.]
- Get away from me.
- Iris, you have to believe me.
Thawne's not the Flash.
I am.
He must have changed the timeline.
You're my wife.
This is our home, our loft.
We even have kids, Bart and Nora.
- Stop, stop, stop! - Please.
You have to remember us.
Iris, you're my lightning rod.
[suspenseful music.]
You're psychotic.
Iris West is my lightning rod now, Reverse-Flash.
What the hell did you do? Nothing you haven't done before.
- You created a Flashpoint.
- Wrong.
I created a Reverse Flashpoint.
I started by doing a little housekeeping at S.
Labs, and then I took care of the one father you had left.
Why? Because after our last encounter, it was clear to me you were faster than I was, and that the only way to defeat you Was to become you.
So I ran back to the year 2013 and made sure that I was the one struck by lightning.
I was the one that Iris West wrote about as the Streak.
I led Team Flash.
I was the one Iris West fell in love with.
I stole your life! And because every hero needs a villain I created that, too.
You wore my face.
It was you that attacked the city that day.
That's why they don't trust me.
Made you think you were crazy, crazy enough to beg, literally beg Jefferson Pierce to steal your speed.
What's it at now, 5%? Maybe less? Thawne, what you've done destroys the world.
It creates Armageddon.
- No.
- No, it's true, damn it! I would not create a perfect world just to watch it die.
As a matter of fact, the only thing that is set to expire is you.
And do you know why? Because I finally did what I set out to do all those years ago.
I killed you as a child.
You can do that all night long.
But the fact remains, at the stroke of midnight, my timeline will solidify And you will cease to exist.
And your precious Speed Force cannot help you now, because in this timeline, she chose me.
An Iris chose me.
I've won.
I finally won.
Who's faster now? [police siren wailing.]
[suspenseful music.]
Earlier today, protesters gathered downtown outside the penthouse of Damien Darhk, demanding justice.
Darhk, who was released from Iron Heights Prison on a technicality, was convicted six months ago for the murders of A.
director Cisco Ramon, the heroic team known as the Legends, as well as tech philanthropist Ray Palmer.
Meanwhile, Darhk's accomplice, the mass murdering speedster the Reverse-Flash is still at large.
Barry Allen, I was wondering when my old partner was gonna come back and say hello.
I hope you've been laying low somewhere, relaxing.
I need your help again, Damien.
Yeah, of course you do.
Whoa, hmm.
You seem different.
It seems like you're running on empty, old friend.
What happened to you? The Flash happened to me.
Now I want payback.
Mm, I like where this is going.
Spill your tragic tale.
Well, after you were arrested, I fought the Flash and beat him.
Yes! But before I could drive a hand through his heart, he ran back in time, changed things so he'd won.
He created an anachronism.
Only it wasn't just one event.
Thawne changed everything.
Trying to stop him cost me my speed.
Now we're living in a timeline he constructed for his own benefit.
Really? Well, that's downright villainous.
- We need to put him down.
- Yeah, we will, we will.
You know, nobody gets to rig time except me, but fixing this won't be easy.
If the Flash created multiple anachronisms, the only way to reset the timeline is to turn everything back at the same time, which is why we need the PED.
- The PED? - The PED.
The Particle Eradication Distributor, the thing that erases any type of matter.
You yanked it out of Ray Palmer's cold dead hands.
When you've killed as many people as I have, you start to lose track.
I sometimes forget You're even darker than me, pun intended.
All right, old partner, here's what we're gonna do.
If we combine the PED and my Time Stone, any anachronisms on that temporal plane will be erased.
- So this could work.
- Oh, it gets so much better.
After my arrest, they confiscated the PED.
Guess where it ended up.
Frost, Chillblaine, and Batwoman are searching the city, but no sign of Reverse-Flash.
And I can't feel him anymore.
It's like he magically disappeared.
Then try harder.
Cecile, we know that you're doing your best.
Yes, of course you are.
What's up with him, anyway? Has he gone crazy? I mean, the guy actually thought he was the Flash.
He's a sociopath.
There's no explaining a mind like that.
Runk, where are we with the satellites? - Runk? - What? - Satellites.
- Right, right, right, right.
Satellites are scanning for his negative tachyons, sir.
But after analyzing samples from Robern's, looks like the Reverse-Flash is running on limited speed.
Less speed means lower tachyon output.
- Making him harder to track.
- But not impossible.
If we sync the Atom Bracelet's microsensors to the satellite, that'll isolate the smallest tachyons.
That will give us Allen's location.
Consider it done, Captain Eo.
Horton, use the Thinker's chair to boost your empathic scans.
Snow, get the med lab ready in case there's trouble.
Danvers, Garcia, weapons check.
What are you thinking? Well, I'm thinking you should be at home resting up for our big day tomorrow.
I will.
What? It's just that Allen seems off.
Baby, he called me his lightning rod.
- Only you call me that.
- I know.
But he's smart.
He's attacking our love.
We cannot let him pull us apart.
He won't.
- I love you.
- I love you.
What's the deal with you and Chester? Nothing, why? The stolen glances, the nervous energy.
You either hooked up, you are hooking up, or you really need to.
Okay, we did once, but it was ten years ago, and it went nowhere.
What happened? We'd been flirting for months, and one night, we were playing D&D, and it just happened.
It was a really lusty quest.
Anyway, I thought something would come of it.
But by the time I woke up in the morning, Chester was gone.
- Hold up, he just left? - Yep.
And by the time we talked about it, we decided it was better just to be friends.
Bye-bye! Hey, do you know how much longer until my new look is ready? I'm gonna look so good kicking bad guy butt.
I'm just making some last-minute tweaks.
- [computer chirps.]
- Okay.
Okay, good to go.
Now we can hunt some tachyons.
It's working.
According to these readings, there's a pocket of negative tachyons in this room.
Had to ruin the surprise, didn't you? You find the PED.
I'll take care of these two.
Hello, boys.
Ah, ah, ah.
Of course.
Ooh, Tupac, what an artist.
[pinball machine dings.]
- I've got it.
- Already? Wow, you and I, what a team.
- Ahh! - [groans.]
[high-pitched tone.]
Hurts, doesn't it? Well, so will this.
Let's go.
Oh, I got a better idea.
Imagine how devastating it would be to the Flash to lose his friends on the eve of his wedding.
Nothing destroys a man like losing the ones he loves the most.
What the hell was that? We got what we wanted.
Killing them wouldn't have been efficient.
We can kill them later.
The Barry Allen I know wouldn't wait, which means you're not the Reverse-Flash, so who are you? Don't make me ask you again.
Who are you? Thawne's the real Reverse-Flash.
[tense music.]
Erase me from the timeline at midnight.
Man, he is good! I mean, that's like a work of evil art.
The question is now, what do I do with you? You could still help me.
"Help me?" No, I'm the bad guy.
I don't help heroes.
But you're also a father, which means you know what it feels like to love someone with all your heart and soul, like your daughter Nora.
My Nora's dead.
I am done listening to you.
She's supposed to be alive, and she is in the timeline I'm trying to restore.
In my timeline, a demon was gonna take over her soul, but you switched places with her.
You gave your own life so she could live.
If you're lying to me, I'll see you burn.
Nora, Nora.
Dad, why? Because I love you.
And I couldn't watch you become a monster like me.
It's true.
My Nora doll's supposed to be alive.
I sacrificed myself to save her.
So honor that sacrifice.
Help me restore the timeline and bring her back.
Let's go to work.
I guess you guys haven't found Allen yet, huh? Nope.
And Batwing called from Gotham.
Two-Face turned up, which means You have to go.
I will be at the ceremony tomorrow, I promise.
Until then, take this.
It's a Velocity-Zero gun.
Luke designed it the last time a certain lady in red tried to kill us all.
It will temporarily disrupt Reverse-Flash's connection to whatever Speed Force he's connected to.
- Thank you.
- Mm-hmm.
Now, uh, you want to talk about your other problem? I don't know, I've been working on it since I got home.
Every time I think about my future with Eobard, my mind just It goes blanker than that page.
Any chance it's just cold feet? I don't know.
I love Eobard.
I do.
But when I think about what Allen said, I mean, I just, I can't.
I can't get it out of my head.
It's like it's haunting me.
Ryan, I've won two Pulitzers.
Why can't I write my own wedding vows? [apprehensive music.]
Iris, tonight you told me to stop thinking so much and listen to my heart.
Yeah, okay, I get it.
That's what I'm supposed to do now 'Cause it works.
Look, tonight I saved a kid living in their van near the waterfront, just like I was before I found the Batsuit.
Some lowlifes were mugging her, and as I was kicking their asses, my heart told me what I want.
I want to save a kid like Cora saved me.
So after I dropped their sorry asses off at the nearest precinct, I called Sophie.
We're gonna adopt.
I'm so happy for you.
Take your own advice.
Trust me, if Eobard's the one, the vows will come.
And what if he isn't? Then I will get you out of here in a hot minute.
My car drives really fast.
[gentle music.]
That's good work.
- Martini? - Dude.
Right, you don't drink alcohol.
Hey, Chester, why did you ghost Allegra? - Well, I-I never - Oh, here we go.
Ten years ago, the morning after you two hooked up, you snuck out while she was sleeping.
First of all, that's not ghosting.
That's called the French exit.
I never ghosted anyone, okay? I went to get coffee and blueberry muffins.
Wait, what? Yeah, I wanted to have breakfast in bed, watch the sun come up.
I had the whole day planned because I knew even after one night that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her.
Dear God.
When I got back, she was gone, Alex, so Allegra ghosted me.
Which is why we always abide by rule number one: never return to the scene of the crime.
Why didn't you ever tell her? I wanted to.
But we were attacked by the Legion of Doom.
That week was seriously chaotic, and when the dust settled, I tried bringing it up again.
But she cut me off, told me that night was a huge mistake and that we were better off as friends.
Think I'm gonna get some air.
See, this is what happens when you try and play Cupid.
What is your problem? Why don't you love "love"? Okay, love is just a chemical flood of dopamine and oxytocin, giving people an addictive dependence like a bad drug.
It's taken me years to help Chuck feel happy without Allegra.
By telling him to hide his heart? Now you're gonna give me a whole greeting card inspired speech about your perfect wife and how she's the love of your life.
Okay, all right.
All right, fine.
But one day, you're gonna wake up alone, and you're gonna realize that you missed out on the best part of being human.
Look, according to these equations, I'd have to hit Mach 20 in order to open a time portal.
- Really? - Yeah.
And is that a problem? To reach that kind of speed, I need 40,000 miles.
That kind of runway doesn't exist.
Yes, it does.
Is that big enough? Yes, but the Earth isn't just a solid rock.
It has a molten core.
The kind of pressure I'd be exerting on its mantle would cause cataclysmic damage.
We're talking volcanoes erupting, ice caps melting, earthquakes, tsunami.
It'd be Armageddon.
So in order to save the world and bring my Nora back I'd have to risk destroying it, just like Despero predicted.
[dramatic music.]
Look, uh, I hate to break up your pity party, but we're running out of time.
And, Barry, you have to do this.
Trust me, I want my life and Iris back more than anything, but I've run the numbers.
I will have two minutes to accelerate before my destruction destroys the world.
Well then, you better run fast.
Damien, the odds of me hitting Mach 20 in two minutes is 2%! - It's better than nothing! - You don't understand.
Despero says I cause Armageddon.
This is exactly what he described.
I won't be responsible for killing every single person on the planet.
And what happens to those people if you give up? [apprehensive music.]
You're leaving 8 billion souls in a world where Thawne has everything that he wants and nothing to lose.
I'm still not fast enough.
Fast enough? [laughs.]
How dense are you? Speed isn't the only thing that guides you through these things.
- It never is.
- What else is there? Love, you idiot! You're the paragon of it.
I saw what you did in the Time Stone.
You restarted an entire universe with love.
- This should be peanuts.
- It's not gonna work.
- Not this time.
- Really? Well, it's guiding the both of us right now.
Why do you think I'm helping you? You think I want to die? I don't.
But if sacrificing my life means that Nora gets to live the life that Thawne stole from her, then yeah, I'm gonna do it because my love for her is what keeps me going every damn day in my life.
I mean, who do you think I built this whole empire for? Iris, your family, your friends, they are what keep you going.
Iris doesn't remember what we had.
Well, that doesn't matter.
You do.
You lied to me about Chester.
Chester loves you.
When he went to tell you, you cut him off.
Why did you do that? [sentimental music.]
You want to know how every relationship in my life has ended? With me getting kicked to the curb.
Everyone I've ever loved has left.
When I woke up the next morning alone, it was like a trigger.
Suddenly, I was 12 years old again, and my mom was telling me that my dad left us because of me.
Yeah, she was a bag of crap, too.
The point is, I was crushed.
So when I saw Chester walking up the street with coffees and a bag, I knew what that meant, how he felt about me.
And I just freaked out, and I pushed him away.
You know My wife is my rock.
But things were not always perfect.
Trust me, putting yourself out there, it's scary, but it's also so worth it.
But what if I lose him? You'll never know unless you try.
Alex, the reason why I don't love "love" Is because nothing scares me more than putting my heart out on the line.
So I make fun of romantics.
But this whole Don Juan thing is just an act.
- Really? - I knew it.
The truth is I don't want to wake up alone for the rest of my life.
Look, Chester's my boy.
And I know what my boy needs.
He needs you.
[alarm blaring.]
Guys, we got a hit on Reverse-Flash.
Let's go.
I was just thinking about [tense music.]
I just want to talk, I swear.
You take one more step, and I'm gonna shoot you.
What's wrong with you? Are you dying? Something like that.
I came here because I'm about to do something impossible.
And even though it might not work, I couldn't leave this world without telling you that Nice try, Allen, but she doesn't love you.
She loves me.
Tell him, Iris, or better yet Shoot him.
What are you waiting for? Shoot him! I need you to know, no matter what happens, after everything Thawne's taken from me, he can't take away my feelings for you.
I love you, Iris.
[tense music.]
Go before I change my mind.
- How'd it go with the missus? - I don't know.
She let me go.
It has to mean something.
Well, let's do this thing.
I'll stay here at your point of origin, just in case we get some visitors, but I'll be in touch.
- How? - Magic.
You'll hear my voice wherever you go.
Now, remember, you've got two minutes to reach Mach 20 and open that temporal portal.
Damien, thank you.
Get out of here.
[dramatic music.]
We tracked down the PED and Reverse-Flash.
He's crossing the Atlantic Ocean.
What the hell is he doing? He's destroying the city.
It's like the end of days out here.
Holy crap, it's not just the city.
Allen's speed wake is causing the globe to tear itself apart.
It's an extinction level event in progress.
He's right, I'm tracking at least a hundred earthquakes.
A tsunami just hit Japan.
Allen really has lost his mind.
He realized he can't win, so he's trying to kill us all.
I have to go.
I gotta go get Jenna.
Guys, Mark and I could use backup! Go.
I'll stay here.
Hey, not to be that guy, but since this could be the end of the world as we know it, if anyone has anything to say, now would be the time.
The Reverse-Flash just hit Europe.
Where is Eobard? I'm right behind him.
Hey, Flash, you've got company.
Guess what, Darhk, so do you.
Frosty, Chill-lame.
Yeah, I'm a little bit busy.
But you do realize my abilities give me the power to draw and quarter with a gesture, right? [grunts.]
Not for the next 24 hours, you don't.
Our friend John gave us a badass protection spell.
Constantine, I hate that guy.
Yeah, well, too bad.
Looks like we get to kick this guy's ass all night.
Won't even take that long.
Really? Let's see how that goes.
If boss doesn't catch Allen in the next 90 seconds - Chester? - 85 - Chester? - 84 - Chuck! - What? I love you.
Yeah, well, I love you, too.
When did this happen? It's not working.
I'm still not fast enough.
I'm trying to save my daughter here, Allen.
Focus! Never dance with the devil.
Yeah, I increased the molecular density on that little toothpick of yours a thousandfold at the subatomic level.
Good luck trying to lift two tons.
I hate science.
Then you are really gonna hate that.
[both groaning.]
- Thanks for the assist.
- Of course.
- Hey, nice threads.
- Thanks, man.
- We're running out of time.
- 60 seconds.
Come on, Flash.
You're too late, Allen.
You're too late! Iris.
Barry, I love you, too.
- - [tense music.]
You are no hero.
You are a monster.
I'm going to ask you one last time, Ms.
And if I don't like your answer, you'll join your friends in the afterlife.
The Flash.
Where is he? I told you, I don't know! You know what? I believe you.
Ahh! - [high-pitched beeping.]
- Ah! No, what is this? [dramatic music.]
Flash, what did you do? I went to the future.
Iris was right.
Someone manipulated the timeline to drive me insane.
It turns out in order to fix it, I had to start Armageddon.
Only this time, I didn't destroy the world.
How is that possible? You left 2031 before the world ended.
What you didn't know was that Eobard Thawne, the Reverse-Flash, was chasing me.
He wanted to stop me from restoring the timeline.
The speed wake created by us both, that is what caused the destruction you saw.
If that's happened, what stopped you from tearing this world apart? Iris.
She helped me reconnect to the Speed Force.
Now the future's safe.
I can see you believe it to be true.
And as a traveler in time, my senses confirm this world has been altered.
But as for the true reason Well, that remains to be seen.
Maybe you should go to 2031 and see for yourself.
I shall, but if you're wrong, or if I find any evidence that this world is still in danger, I will return, and you will die.
- Gluten free for Cecile.
- Gluten free! - Here you go.
- Yep.
Where is [sentimental music.]
Hey, babe.
I would've got you something, but I thought you were working through lunch at the precinct today.
Don't worry, there's plenty.
Got a burger for you, boss.
Oh, I missed you so much.
Not that I don't love this attention, but where's this coming from? Barry, you okay? Something happened, didn't it? What was it? Later.
I just want to be here with you, with all of you.
Want me to call Dad, Frost? Dad.
I'll call.
Can I call them? Uh, I mean, yeah, it's ringing, so.
Joe? It's really you.
You're really there.
[tense music.]
Nobody uses time against me.
[device chirps.]
I will live.
I will change what's about to happen.
And you will help me.

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