The Flash (2014) s08e07 Episode Script


1 10-38 on Dayton Blvd.
At Second Street intersection.
Unit en route.
Routine traffic stop downtown? Oh, yeah.
Looks like it was a good day to pull monitor duty, Chester P.
Ooh snack time.
I was supposed to make the egg salad this morning.
Grandma Runk is gonna be epically mad.
Now I got nada for lunch.
Although legally, I am entitled to a break every four hours, and it's only gonna take me, like, four minutes, 'cause the kitchen's just right down the hall.
Then again, that is time enough for a nuclear meltdown and an alien invasion in this town.
- So - Hey, Chuck.
Oh! What up, A? I thought you'd be working.
I was, and then I remembered it's Wednesday, and that place I told you about at last week's D&D game, Hershfield's, today is when they have their amazing chicken parmesan sandwiches, so I thought, it's lunchtime! Why not surprise you with a treat? Wow, thanks.
I guess I'm lunch-date-worthy now, huh? Chuck, you are date-worthy in all the major categories.
I am? Yeah, definitely I mean, that's that's good That's good to know.
You know? And I, too, think that you are also, um, what you just like, worthy of what you just said a second ago.
Holy Alice H.
Kay, we got a mugging in progress off Route 119.
And a carjacking at the Edwards Center parking lot.
And a holdup at Jitters.
And they're all happening right now? Don't worry, guys.
Already on it.
Uh, all of it, boss? You heard me! I want everything in the register and a triple-shot latte with oat milk! Not soy! Think these guys could use some help finding their cells.
Uh, thanks, Flash.
What's going on out here? I didn't do nothin'.
- I wanna see my lawyer.
- Yeah.
What they said.
And hey! Any chance Flash brought that latte I ordered? Officers, take these gentlemen to holding, please.
Captain, hey.
Staff meeting's canceled, Allen.
For the record, you'd have been late.
Sorry, I was just I got caught up with a little blood spatter analysis.
But it looks like you've had a busy morning.
Yeah, and it's about to turn into a busy afternoon, evening, and night, thanks to this generous donation from the Scarlet Speedster.
Wha but the Flash caught those guys.
That's a good thing, right? How can I press charges when I don't know what crimes were committed, how they were done, and where? Ferg, that file's on my desk.
I'll be right back.
And it's not like we can just call up the Flash and ask.
Yeah, like on a Flash phone or Yeah.
That's a terrible name.
But Captain, CCPD's never had a line to the Flash before.
Yeah, but for once, I would like to feel like the Flash and law enforcement are on the same page, instead of us just always playing catch-up.
But since that's not happening, cancel any plans you have for tonight.
We've got a lot of legwork to do.
You're welcome.
Sounds like Kramer has a point.
Look, maybe I could do a better job communicating when I'm dropping off criminals, but giving CCPD a direct line to the Flash? You don't really think that's necessary, do you? I don't know, Barr, when I was captain, I had a direct line to the Flash.
And, I mean, me too.
When I was district attorney, if I had a question on a case, all I ever had to do was call you and get the details.
That's because you're family.
Which she is not, and I get that, but what she and I went through when we were tracking down Creyke I I trust her with my life.
Maybe you should consider letting her in a bit more.
Give her one of the alert apps that we all have on our phones.
Joe, look, I get it.
She's a good cop.
She's a great captain.
When I first got my speed, I needed a lot of help, not just from Caitlin and Cisco, but from you and everybody at CCPD.
- But now - Now you've leveled up.
Which means I can find other ways to solve Kramer's Flash problem, like doing extra CSI work to collect what she needs for processing.
I mean, that'll ease the burden for her, right? - It sounds like it.
- Yeah.
And I get how keeping church and state separated is the easiest choice, but I also know Kramer, and if she's asking for a line to the Flash, she probably has a good reason.
Just sayin'.
Maybe you wanna think about it before you decide what to do, Barr.
What up, party people? It's your boy Chester P, and I'm ready to rock your world with knowledge for free! Free! Free! Free! Hey, today, we have a self-flying drone based off of an AI algorithm created by yours truly.
I'm gonna upload the specs online, 'cause here at the Runkyard, we keep tech openly sourced and classy.
All right, how is this even possible? I've silenced my phone, I've turned off all the notifications, and look at what keeps popping up.
Are those all from Frost and Mark? Oh, you mean my sister and her ex-con boyfriend? Yes, they are.
Look at what they're doing.
Looks cool.
No, it looks dangerous! Hey, hey, Caitlin.
Do you mind just taking a wee little step to the right? - Are you livestreaming? - Uh-huh, yeah.
WookieLover77 says, "Who's the girl? Her sister seems cooler"? Okay, that's it for today.
Smash that like button.
I'm sorry.
I'm sorry.
I'm just so annoyed.
Mark keeps taking Frost on all these ridiculous dates.
Well, maybe tonight will distract you.
Don't you have a date too? Yes.
Yeah, Marcus is taking me to the Spanish Hamper.
How'd he get you guys a reservation for the hottest place in town? That's impressive.
Is it turning serious? I mean, he's really nice, and I like nice, so that's nice.
It's nice.
Oh, man, I can see it now.
He doesn't know we're on Team Flash.
But soon, you and Marcus are gonna fall in love, and then he's gonna join us for, like, some crazy adventure, then boom! He's on the team.
Hey, hey, maybe he'll learn how to control plants.
It's their third date, Chuck, so maybe just slow your roll.
Right, right.
Reel it reel it back.
Yeah, speaking of, I should go get ready.
Night, guys.
- Have fun.
- Bye-bye.
Fancy date night.
- Sounds expensive.
- Yeah, right? Could be fun, though.
- Uh, I gotta type things.
- Uh, yeah, I have to go write.
- Algorithms and such.
- Article.
- Oh, that's a typo.
- Huh? - No, I was just - Oh.
Thinkin' out loud.
Hey, Captain, you got a sec? - I'm on my way to processing.
- These will come in handy.
I cross-referenced the 911 calls from this morning with the description of the perps the Flash brought in.
Then I hit the crime scenes Fingerprints, security footage, Korber even interviewed witnesses.
So this should be everything you need - to wrap up these cases.
- Wow.
- I appreciate the hustle, Allen.
- Yeah.
Just wish it was more than a Band-Aid on a bullet wound.
Well, you have more than enough to charge all three suspects.
What about the suspects the Flash drops off tomorrow? Or the day after that? Respectfully, Captain, I mean, this is the way we've done things the past seven years ever since the Flash showed up.
You know, the system works.
From your perspective, but there are things you don't need to worry about as a forensic scientist that I need to consider as captain.
I understand that, but, you know, the Flash is just trying to help this city.
And he does, all the time.
But together, we could help it even more.
Humans and meta-humans alike.
Now, if you'll excuse me.
Oh Time to get to work.
What the hell? What are these? They're meta-dampening bracelets.
I've seen these before.
Wakey, wakey, ladies and gents in blue.
Folks call me Goldface.
That's 'cause if it's made of gold, it's mine to control, from your dental fillings to the 0.
35 grams of gold in your cell phones.
Don't even bother trying to phone a friend, 'cause we knocked out the nearest cell phone tower.
But if anyone does come calling, they'll find a couple of Central City's finest outside telling them there's a gas leak.
What are you doing? What are you hey.
Goldface, this is my precinct.
You have a problem, you take it up with me.
Let my officers go.
Ah if it isn't the famous Kristen Kramer.
Loved you on the "Citizentopia" podcast.
- Very inspiring.
- Thanks.
Now, Captain, I'm guessing you wanna play hero.
Let me let my man Carver here show you what happens if anyone gets out of line.
Now, you may have all noticed that you're sporting a new piece of jewelry.
Well, since Captain Mimic here outed herself as a meta, I figured she may not be the only one of you.
But these bracelets, they don't just dampen powers.
They also do this.
You feeling me now, Captain? Hold on.
Don't I know you? You're that rat that cost me the organ printer! The chemist! Yes.
Um, yeah.
Look, I was on a undercover assignment.
Look, why don't you just tell us what it is you want? Kay, nobody has to die tonight.
You know my lady, Amunet Black? Not only is she the finest female this side of Mississippi, but she's got some intel that there are some very rare and valuable items in your armory.
I want what's in there.
So I'ma go get it.
And if anyone tries anything We get the belt.
Good memory, chemist.
Keep an eye on this one.
He smells like trouble.
Seriously, Marcus, I am so sorry.
I cannot believe I made a dinner reservation - for next January.
- Please don't feel bad.
Last week at work, I screwed up the blooming cycle for the Selenicereus grandiflorus I've been growing.
You should've seen all the pollen.
Thank you.
I mean, really, you're just such a trooper.
This first round is on me.
This place is a little seedier than I remember.
It's fun.
Plus, they've got karaoke.
Next up, the Ice Pack! - There's that.
- Yeah.
You're as cold as ice You're willing to sacrifice our love Hey.
Way off-key, but they're committed.
We need to leave.
Caity? What a coinky-dink! What are the two of you doing here? We were just grabbing a casual drink, but, um, it's too crowded in here.
Hey, whoa, whoa, whoa, is this the infamous Marcus, as in Dr.
Ficus? Um yes? Holy crap.
Hey, you two are here.
Mark and I are here.
We should totally make this a double date.
- Yes! - Oh, no.
We'll let you get back to it.
Why? They've got great food here.
If you like to live dangerously.
I don't.
You wanna stay, right? We can workshop some plant-y ice puns.
Well, I've heard a lot about Frost.
It'd be nice to have a person to go with the stories Whoa.
Let's double-date.
I count three hostiles guarding us here, two at the exits.
Yeah, and Carver's with Goldface in the armory.
We have the numbers to take back the building except everyone on our side has a bomb strapped to their wrist.
These things are ultra-sensitive.
Tamper with them, they'll blow.
Same for Goldface's belt.
We gotta do something.
Whatever it is, we gotta do it fast.
Cap, do you have any idea what Goldface wants in the armory? All I can tell you, Allen, is is if he gets in there, things are gonna get a lot worse.
Open sesame.
According to Amunet's intel, the target should be in there.
I love my woman.
Not what you were expecting, boss? Of course it's not.
It's empty.
Go get Kramer! And her little chemist too.
Where the hell are they? I don't know what you mean.
The meta-bullets.
Remember, Captain? The ones you had commissioned for your task force.
One shot takes away any meta's powers forever.
Am I ringing any bells? That's what you're stealing? That's what I'm selling.
The power to take down any meta in this city, including say it with me the Flash Well, that's gonna bring me a lot of gold.
But those bullets aren't where they're supposed to be.
Captain? Any thoughts on that? Yeah.
Those bullets belong to CCPD for only the most severe emergencies.
Also, I'd die before betraying the metas of this city and putting them in any danger.
I'm willing to bet you'd risk your own life, Captain, but How about this fool's? Let him go.
Tell me where the meta-bullets are hidden, Captain.
You have till three.
I can help you.
Oh, yeah, chemist? Like you helped me steal that printer? The meta-bullets have trace amounts of dark matter.
I've got a scanner in my lab.
Let me guess.
I let you go, you'll go get it and bring it right back to me.
Allen, what are you doing? I could adjust the scanner.
It'll find the bullets.
They have to be here somewhere.
When we first met, I knew you couldn't be trusted.
Plot twist: you're not only untrustworthy, you're a coward.
Watch Kramer.
I'm gonna take the chemist here on a little field trip.
One last chance to live up to his name.
All right.
I got a Dark and Stormy for Marcus, Chardonnay for Caitlin, and a whiskey for Mark and me On the rocks, of course.
Thanks, snowflake.
You know, there's a cactus plant that makes great cocktails.
The pads of the Opuntia cacti pair perfectly with an agave spirit.
I bet it would really cover the taste of strychnine too.
Strychnine Wow, a genius botanist who can mix drinks? I like him already.
So how did you two meet? - Oh.
- Well, we met here, actually.
Mark was pouring beers by day and Murdering delivery men by night.
What? It's true.
She's exaggerating it.
Well, not exactly.
Okay, fine.
Mark and I each spent some time on the wrong side of the law, but I paid for my crimes, and Mark turned state's witness against some really bad guys.
Yeah, and the DA expunged my record.
So now, as clean as a whistle.
Well, seems like you've turned over a new leaf.
Hey! Dr.
- There he is.
- So good! Hey, I kind of like that.
Listen, Frost and I are going skydiving again next weekend.
Double date, round two? What do you say? I mean, you seem cool, man.
No, no, I've always wanted to go skydiving.
- Hm? - Yeah, I'm game.
What do you say, Caity? Marcus, did you know that when Mark got out, he seduced my sister so that he could steal a weapon out from right under her nose? After he helped us save the day.
And she was so upset that she just kept moping and crying and even needed to take a sabbatical.
- Caitlin - I apologized for all of that.
- We we - And I accepted it.
Frost, I mean, how naive can you be? He's already betrayed you, and yet you're out there livestreaming the two of you jumping out of airplanes and making out on cliffs.
- Remember Mount Shasta? - Hell yeah.
Frost, what is wrong with you? You're acting like some stupid teenager falling in love with this guy who's already hurt you and, guess what, is definitely going to do it again.
And you know what? When that happens, I am not picking up the pieces, because I am done with broken hearts, you got that? Hey, you know, we get it.
You don't like me.
But Frost is an adult with her own life.
And so long as she's choosing to spend it with me, then you need to deal with it.
Are you really gonna let him talk to me that way? - Your sister? - Yeah.
I am.
'Cause he's my boyfriend, and anything else is none of your damn business.
Hey I think I'd like to go home.
I'll pull the car around.
I'm sorry.
Do you mind? Oh, my bad.
Maybe I should just take a leisurely stroll down the hallway.
I'ma watch you like a hawk watching a juicy vole.
We are strong Do you need to take that? No one can tell us we're wrong Baby girl.
What time is it now in Londontown? You eat a nice, balanced breakfast like we discussed, not just the bangers and mash? Meta-bullets? Yeah, not exactly.
Yeah, uh-huh.
Yeah, baby, I I know the buyer's schedule, baby.
Yes, baby.
No, we just hit a teensy little snag.
But you know me.
I got it all worked out.
I love you too.
I said I lub yub tub, Ammy Wammy.
I lub yub tub, Ammy Wammy.
- I say something funny? - No.
No, you just you seem to have a great relationship with Amunet? Uh, police reports say you work together now.
Damn right, we have a great relationship.
- It's because we work together.
- Hmm.
Ammy and I used to have separate crews, separate heists, separate hideouts, but it's like Dr.
Finkel says.
"If you want your partner to enter your heart, you can't just open the doors.
You gotta open the windows.
" I'm sorry, you see Dr.
Finkel? Sharon sees us, man.
Okay? And she helped us realize that we'd never truly committed.
But now, we're not just partners in love.
We're partners in crime.
And since we've stopped holding back and have gone all in, our relationship's never been better or more lucrative.
And if I don't have those meta-bullets in hand within the next hour, Ammy Wammy says our buyer is gonna walk.
Yeah, so look, the dark matter we're looking for is microscopic, so I'm sorry, I'm gonna need more time.
You need incentive.
Barry, you don't have to help him.
Finish the scanner, now, or your captain gets to meet the white whale.
Hell yeah.
She gonna walk the plank, y'all.
Ahab didn't I'm sorry, do you not know "Moby Dick"? "To the last I grapple with thee.
" What about "Wrath of Khan"? "From hell's heart, I stab at thee.
For hate's sake, I spit my last" I bought you a first edition for your birthday.
BA in literature from Yale.
Now I'm surrounded by philistines.
Time's up.
Waste her.
No! Wait, wait, wait.
Um, look, it might not be perfect, but the scanner's done.
Now there's that service with a smile I've been waiting for.
So all you have to do is touch this button right here.
Put these in.
Put these in.
Put these in.
How did you I reset the scanner from infrared to infrasonic.
Come on.
We gotta go.
Come on.
Time to make 'em go boom, boss? Not when she's the only one who can tell me where the bullets are hidden now.
Find them! Nobody hides from Goldface.
Nobody! - What's it look like out there? - Clear.
But it's only a matter of time before we're discovered.
We need to figure out our next move fast.
This is a storage room for junked equipment, so let's look for anything we can patch up and use.
Tools to get these bracelets off.
Hold on.
Captain, look.
It's deactivated.
How's that possible? Your powers work by mimicking the powers of nearby metas, right? Yes, whenever I'm in high-stress situations around other metas, it just happens.
For about 30 seconds, I gain their powers.
- Why? - These bracelets release RNA energy pulses that repress meta-genes.
Your DNA is constantly morphing based on your adrenal levels and your proximity to other metas.
The cuffs weren't designed to handle erratic gene fluctuation, so So my mimic powers short-circuited the bracelet.
This is great.
Kay, now you can mimic Goldface's powers and take him down.
He'll never see you coming.
No, I'm not ready for that.
Why not? This is the chance we've been waiting for.
I said I can't do it, Allen.
Let's just stick with your plan, find something here that can help us.
We don't have much time.
Pardon moi, madame.
There room here for two to pay their tab? Wouldn't want this fine establishment to think I'm a thief.
So you disappear when people want you to stick around, but you stick around when people want you to disappear.
I'm all kinds of complicated, Caitlin.
Maybe that's why you can't see how much we have in common.
Yeah, believe it or not, both of us care about Frost.
Yeah, and that's why you abandoned her.
I fine.
I screwed up before.
But Frost is special, so I'm making up for it as best I can.
I'm even putting time in with her family.
Yeah, and what do you know about family? Uh, I know that mine's dysfunctional as hell.
And the way you went off in there, you kind of reminded me of them.
Yeah, you sounded just like my frumpy, backstabbing nana at every Blaine family reunion ever.
I mean, talk about cold.
Congratulations, you actually gave me flashbacks.
I'm sorry I blew up.
But if you care about Frost as much as you say you do, then you'll agree that she deserves someone who Accepts her, warts and all? Just like I do? Caitlin, like it or not, Frost and I are all in.
There's no holding back or hiding pieces of ourselves.
Like you.
What are you talking about? Come on.
I used to tend bar, remember? This isn't about Snowflake and I.
This is about you being more focused on hating me than focusing on your own date.
You've been holding back all night 'cause you're afraid to go all in with Marcus.
Am I wrong? Look, it's It's okay to be scared.
But at some point, you've got to take a leap of faith like I did with Frost and like she's doing with me.
Trust me, it's the best decision that either of us have ever made.
And one more thing.
Marcus is a really good guy.
So maybe stop thinking about what it is you have to lose and start thinking about what it is you might gain, you know? But I don't know.
- For what? - Gotta go.
- You find anything? - No, not yet.
Let's just keep looking.
Captain, your powers are our only hope of stopping Goldface.
I told you, I can't.
- Why not? - Because I can't control them.
Barry, the other day, I ordered an iced coffee, but when I picked it up, it boiled in my hand.
Turns out the barista was a heat meta, and I mimicked her powers without even realizing it.
I understand, but you can work on controlling your powers.
I've tried.
But I can't figure it out, and no one can teach me.
That's why you've been so anxious about getting in touch with the Flash? You want him to train you.
Why didn't you just say that was the reason earlier? Because it's hard for me to ask for help.
And When I mimicked that other meta's abilities, if they had been more lethal, I could've killed someone without even realizing what was happening.
I was hoping Flash could help me learn to control them, but he's out of reach.
I am madness maddened.
Come out, come out wherever you are, Captain, 'cause if you don't, I'm gonna do this the old-fashioned way and start squeezing your brave officers until they pop.
Two minutes, Captain.
Clock's ticking down, Captain.
Captain, you have to go down there right now.
Don't you think I know that? Look, I did two tours on a Khandaqi battlefield.
I am not afraid of dying, and I won't let any more women or men under my command get hurt, but right now, I don't know how to prevent that.
You have to use your powers.
Look, I know you're worried about losing control, but the military gave you all the training you'll ever need to harness your own instincts.
So instead of worrying about trying to control Goldface's powers, just let it in.
Let it take over, and then go all in on trusting your instincts.
Believe me, you can do this.
Even if I could, what good would it do? It'll give me the 30 seconds I need to get this cuff off.
- What? - Oh, Captain, my Captain.
Just stall Goldface until I can get us help.
Barry, you saw what happens when someone tries to take off that trinket.
- Do you have a death wish? - No, I can do this.
And you can handle Goldface.
You know why? You are one of the bravest people I've ever met.
Let's take back our house.
I'm done playing, Captain.
You got 30 seconds to give me what I want, or Officer What's your name again? Korber.
Is that with a C or with a K? A K.
It's "bye, Felicia" for Officer K-K-Korber here, and for every minute I'm empty-handed after that, another person dies.
30! Boss, you could just skip the counting and kill her, you know? You have no sense of drama.
Where was I? 27 26 - 25.
- Let her go.
You don't disappoint, Captain.
What the hell? Give me back my chain! You want it? Take it from me.
Why isn't your bracelet working? Didn't match my outfit.
You have seriously leveled up.
Looks like the chemist wasn't so smart after all.
That just leaves you.
Time to bring the pain.
Sorry I'm late, everyone.
Oh, my God.
Allen, he must have No, he's okay.
I got him out just in time, thanks to you.
Now, what were you thinking, breaking into a police station? Whose bad idea was that, anyway? We are strong Seriously? No one can tell us we're wrong What can I say? I'd do anything for love.
Searching our hearts for so long Can one of you guys get this? Take this evidence to Processing.
- You're late.
- Yeah, I know.
- Again.
- I'm sorry.
You were amazing.
You went toe-to-toe with Goldface.
So I heard.
I mean, Korber told me all about it.
I held my own, long enough for the Flash to arrive.
Of course, he left before I got a chance to say "thank you" again, but at least I can thank you, Allen.
I never could've stood up to Goldface that way if it weren't for your advice.
Nah, it was all you.
I just aimed you in the right direction.
By the way, I gotta ask you, where are the meta-bullets, anyway? I had them transferred to A.
35 weeks ago.
And you kept that secret the whole time? Goldface was about to kill you.
It's called a poker face, Allen.
I should get started on the paperwork.
At least this time, I know what the charges are.
- Can we talk? - Mark's downstairs.
We have tickets to an underground rave in Keystone City.
It'll just take a minute.
Look, I acted like a total bonehead tonight, and I was rude to you and to Mark.
I am so sorry.
Bonehead? Try jackass.
What is your deal? I guess I have a lot of baggage to unpack when it comes to dating.
Ya think? The reason I've been afraid to go all-in with Marcus is because the last time I did, I lost everything.
And I think that's why it's so hard for me to see you with Mark, 'cause I envy how honest and free and effortless your relationship is.
Effortless? I'm sorry, that's not exactly what I'd call the roller coaster that is FrostBlaine.
You're aware I stabbed him, right? Yeah.
You make it seem easy, at least.
And Mark helped me realize something.
Mark? My Mark? Yeah.
Mark showed me that if I'm gonna have a chance at finding the same thing, then I need to take the same leap with Dr.
- So I'm gonna do it.
- Hmm.
That's great.
I'm happy for you.
Thank you, and I'm happy for you and Mark, even though he is himself.
So does this mean we can do that whole double date thing for reals? I need to patch things up with Marcus, but after that, I'd love to.
Mark and I signed up for a roller derby on the weekend, and we need two extra players, so you have a mouthguard, right? Uh, I could probably find one, maybe.
Practice starts tomorrow.
8:00 a.
Don't be late.
I love what you've done with the place.
It's it's different than the last captain's.
Flash, on behalf of this whole department, I wanted to thank you.
We couldn't have stopped Goldface without you.
Hey, if it wasn't for your smart thinking, a lot of people would have been seriously hurt.
So from now on, if you need me, you can call me on this.
If we're gonna keep this city safe, we need to do it together.
Which is why I wanna share something else with you.
My true identity.
Allen, I know it's you.
Wait, what? How did you find out? I found this charred bracelet in the storage room.
There's only one way you could've escaped a bomb exploding on your wrist.
Yeah, Joe was right all along.
You really are a great cop.
And I'd be more than happy to train you to become an even better meta.
Since when do you know how to make a doro wat? Did you spend a year in Ethiopia that I don't know about, or It's called retirement.
I am learning to cook whatever I want.
'Course, all your little sister wants to eat is chicken nuggets.
Hey, don't knock the nuggies.
I should check on her and make sure she's still sleeping, not trying to make a break for it.
Yeah, I'm gonna pack Barr some leftovers.
He's working late.
But first, I am gonna have a little bit more.
Weren't you just upstairs? Yeah.
And then I went to the garage because you asked me to get the files from the old Scarpulla case.
Remember? Um yeah, I-I must have just, uh, checked out for a second.
I get it.
That's a food coma, baby girl.

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