The Flash is a TV show based on the fictional character Flash, a costumed superhero crime-fighter who appears in comic books published by DC Comics.
== Season 1 ==
Opening voiceoverMy name is Barry Allen. And I am the fastest man alive. When I was a child I saw my mother killed by something impossible. My father went to prison for her murder. Then an accident made me the impossible. To the outside world I am an ordinary forensic scientist, but secretly I use my speed to fight crime and find others like me. And one day, I'll find who killed my mother and get justice for my father. I am the Flash.
=== Pilot [1.01] ===
Oliver Queen: So why come to me? Something tells me you didn't just run 600 miles to say hi to a friend.
Barry Allen: All my life I've been wanting to do more. Be more. And now I am. And the first chance I get to help someone, I screw up. I was chasing the bad guy and... and someone died.
Oliver: If you really do this, you're gonna make mistakes. I've made mistakes. But the good you do will far outweigh the bad.
Barry: What if Wells is right? What if I'm not a hero. What if I'm some guy who was struck by lightning?
Oliver: I don't think that bolt of lighting struck you, Barry. I think it chose you...
Barry: I'm just not sure I'm like you, Oliver. I don't know if I can be some vigilante.
Oliver: You can be better. Because you can inspire people in a way that I never could. Watching over your city like a guardian angel, making a difference, saving people in a flash. Take your own advice. Wear a mask.Barry: I wasn't the only one affected by the particle accelerator, was I?
Dr. Harrison Wells: We don't know for sure.
Barry: You said the city was safe. That there was no residual danger. But that's not true. So what really happened that night?
Wells: Well, the accelerator went active. We all felt like heroes and then... it all went wrong. A dimensional barrier ruptured unleashing unknown energies into our world. Anti-matter dark energy. X-elements.
Barry: Those are all theoretical.
Wells: And how theoretical are you?[Barry uses Detective Chyre's pen to pick up cow shit]
Det. Fred Chyre: My Dad gave me that pen before he died.
Barry: Sorry.Wells: You can do this, Barry. You were right. I am responsible for all of this. So many people have been hurt because of me, and when I looked at you, all I saw was a potential victim of my hubris. And yes, I created this madness, but you, Barry, you can stop it. You can do this. Now, run, Barry, run!Clyde Mardon: It's time to think big.
=== Fastest Man Alive [1.02] ===
Barry: I'm dealing with a lot right now.
Det. Joe West: Look, I know you are. Believe me, I'm dealing with it, too. I've always had a very simple set of beliefs. Gravity makes things fall. Water makes things wet. And up until a few weeks ago, I believed the fastest man could run a mile in four minutes. Not four seconds.
Barry: I could do it in three. [Pause] Not relevant.Barry: Yeah, I might be in the suit doing all the running... but when I'm out there helping people, making a difference... you're all out there with me. Finally realized something, we were all struck by that lightning.Barry: Joe, what I said to you about not being my father...
Joe: Barry, I know. I know I'm not your father.
Barry: You're right, you're not. You're just the man who kept me fed and in clothes, who sat by my bed every night until I fell asleep because I was afraid of the dark, helped me with my homework. You taught me how to drive, and shave... and you dropped me off to college. Sounds a lot like a dad to me.Barry: [voice over] Every kid dreams about being a superhero. Having powers, saving people. But no kid thinks about what it's like to be a hero and not saving people. Truth is, not much else changes. You still hurt, you still love, you still wish and hope and fear things, and you still need people to help you with all of it. In some ways, that's the best part.Simon Stagg: Wells. Who the hell let you in here?
Wells: You been having a party out there?
Simon: Well, I'm sure you saw on TV. Former employee of mine tried to kill me.
Wells: Former employee with the ability to replicate... faced off against a man who could move at super speed.
Simon: You've seen him too, haven't you?
Wells: Indeed I have.
Simon: Extraordinary. The power he possesses, it's like... it's like the gods of olds! Like Mercury on Earth! Could you imagine if you could control his power, if you could... if you could harness it, you could change what it means to be human. The man in the red mask is the key, and I'm gonna get him.
Wells: [takes off his glasses] The man in the red mask. He's called the Flash... or at least he will be one day. [stands up from his wheelchair]
Simon: What the hell...?
[Wells stabs Stagg in the stomach with a knife]
Wells: Forgive me, Simon. I worry that you will think this is personal, and it's not. It's just that the man in the red mask, the fastest man alive... he must be kept...
[draws his knife out of Simon's stomach, who falls over dead]
Wells: ... safe.
=== Things You Can't Outrun [1.03] ===
Barry: It doesn't matter if you're the slowest kid in gym class or the fastest man alive, every one of us is running. Being alive means running; running from something; running to something or someone. And no matter how fast you are, there are some things you can't outrun; some things always manage to catch up to you.Barry: [answers cell phone] Hello.
Cisco Ramon: Code 237 on Way Boulevard.
Barry: Public indecency?
Cisco: Wait, I think I meant a 239.
Barry: Dog leash violation?
Dr. Caitlin Snow: Bad man, with a gun, in a getaway car. Go!Barry: My dad has spent 14 years in a six-by-eight foot cell for a crime he didn't commit. I couldn't save my mom, but I can save him.
Joe: Didn't I promise you that we would get your father out of prison, together?
Barry: I don't need your help Joe. I can be in and out of there with him before anyone even sees me.
Joe: Okay, you break him out of there, then what? He's on the run for the rest of his life. Something tells me he's not as fast as you are.
Barry: You don't know what it's like there.
Joe: You think I don't understand what you're feeling? I have been a cop for almost as long as you've been alive. So you should know, putting on that suit does not make everybody safe. For every person you save there's going to be someone you can't. And the hardest thing you're going to have to face is not some monster out there with powers. It's gonna be that feeling of uselessness when you can't do anything. Or the guilt that weighs on you when you make a mistake. Some things Barry, you can't fight. Some things, you just have to live with.Barry: I'm sorry. I didn't mean to scare you, leaving like that.
Caitlin: It's okay, I get it, you had to go. It's just... that's the last thing Ronnie said to me that night.
Barry: My mother died 14 years ago. I used to think that the further away I got from it the less it would hurt, but some days the pain is worse than the day that it happened. Some things you can't fight.
Caitlin: For so long I've been terrified of going into that hole.
Barry: What if I went with you?
[They go down to the particle accelerator and Caitlin flashes back to that night.]
Caitlin: He saved so many lives that day, and no one will ever know what he did.
Barry: I do. He was a hero.
Caitlin: I didn't want him to be a hero, I wanted him to be my husband.Barry: Turns out no one can outrun pain. Life is tragedy, but it's also precious and sweet and extraordinary. And the only way I know to honor my mom's life is to keep running.
=== Going Rogue [1.04] ===
Leonard Snart: Once the armored car called 911 we had 182 seconds before any cop could be on the scene. No one could get there fast enough to stop us. But something did. And you lost your cool. You know the rules, we don't shoot guards or cops unless it's the only option. We don't need the heat.Iris West: I am dating Eddie whether you like it or not.
Joe: Eddie's my partner.
Iris: I know.
Joe: But you don't. You're not a cop. You don't know what having a partner means. Wherever I go, he goes, and where I go isn't always safe, Iris. I need to be 100% focused. Now, there's a part of me who isn't focused, who doesn't see Eddie as my partner but as your boyfriend. So if he gets hurt, or worse, and I'm there? How am I gonna look at you? How are you gonna look at me? Now I'm not mad at you, but that's why this is so hard for me. Do you understand?Barry: I mean, if you had just told me, I could have been prepared. But instead, someone died tonight.
Cisco: And I have to live with that.
Barry: No, Cisco, we all doFelicity Smoak: Believe me. It took much more than seeing Oliver do the salmon ladder for me to trust him. I've seen first hand what this life can do to people. It's a lonely path. Don't make it any lonelier than it has to be.Felicity: Remember when you told me you had a little experience, liking someone who didn't like you the same way? That was Iris, right?
Barry: How did you know?
Felicity: It's the little things. The way you linger on her when she isn't looking, the smile you fake to play the part. The quiet dreams you keep to yourself.
Barry: Like you and Oliver. Takes one to know one. I'm afraid it will change everything.
Felicity: It will, but maybe that's not such a bad thing? What is wrong with us? We are perfectly perfect for each other.
Barry: Yet we're sitting here pining for people we can't have. I guess what they say is true. Opposites do attract.
=== Plastique [1.05] ===
Barry: How often do you think about why your friends came into your life? Was it random? By design? Or maybe a little of both? Regardless of the reasons, some friends you just know are gonna be by your side for a while. Others, you're not so sure. And then there's that one friend who... well, you hope one day becomes something more, but friend will have to do for now. And that's okay, I guess.Barry: Guys? I have a problem.
Cisco: We all do when guys like him exist.
Caitlin: [looking at Eddie] Yeah, he's so hot. Uh, I mean, genetically speaking. Because I'm a geneticist, of course. Oh, my God, do I sound like Felicity?Barry: Don't ask.
Cisco: I'm gonna ask. Where's my suit?
Barry: It's... gone.
Cisco: What do you mean, it's gone? What did you do with my suit?
Barry: It blew up, dude. I managed to get out of it before it went "kaboom."
Cisco: My suit went "kaboom"?
Barry: Fun fact about Bette Sans Souci. She's not carrying bombs. She touched the emblem on the suit and turned it into a bomb. She's a meta-human.
Wells: With the ability to cause spontaneous combustion upon tactile contact.
Cisco: She blew up my suit.
Caitlin: You have, like, three more.
Cisco: Okay, I have two. And I loved that one.Joe: So, human bomb. Must be Tuesday in Central City.Caitlin: [to Barry] You can walk on water. Puts you in a pretty interesting company.
=== The Flash Is Born [1.06] ===
Iris: To understand what I'm about to tell you, you need to do something first, you need to believe in the impossible. Can you do that? Good. Because all of us, we've forgotten what miracles look like. Maybe because they haven't made much of an appearance lately. Our lives have become ordinary. But there is someone out there who is truly extraordinary. I don't know where you came from. I don't know your name. But I have seen you do the impossible to protect the city I love. So for those of us who believe in you and what you're doing, I just want to say thank you.Wells: What exactly are we debating?
Cisco: The average number of bugs Barry swallows in a day of running.
Wells: I look forward to seeing you accept your Nobel.Cisco: Dude, that had to feel great.
Barry: You have no idea.
Caitlin: Almost as proving me wrong about the supersonic punch?
Barry: Actually, that part hurt. Like, a lot.Iris: I've been trying to get answers from him. Where does he come from? How does he do what he does? But he dodges everything. Literally, with this super-speed power. When he moves, Barry, you don't even see him. He comes and goes in the blink of an eye, in a...
Iris: In a flash. Yeah.Iris: Today, I was saved by the impossible. A mystery man. The fastest man alive. Then a friend gave me an idea for a new name, and something tells me it's gonna catch on.
=== Power Outage [1.07] ===
Caitlin: You can't just lose your powers. Your DNA was transformed by the particle accelerator blast, OK? There's no way to un-transform DNA.
Barry: Tell that to the Uber driver that charged me sixty five bucks to take me here. I had to tell her I was coming from a cosplay party.Barry: I haven't had my speed for very long, but now that it's gone it feels like part of me is gone too.
Caitlin: With or without your speed, you're still you Barry.
Barry: No I'm not. I'm not the best version of me. I love being The Flash. I love everything about it. The feeling of running hundreds of miles per hour. Wind and power just rushing past my face. Being able to help people. I'm not sure I can live without it Caitlin.Barry: So why do you do what you do? Why get up in the morning?
Wells: Because I believe in a better future. One that I very much want to see. One that you are a part of. I might not very much care for people, Barry, but I care for you.The Flash: I promise I'll never be late again.
Iris: My best friend is always saying that and he is always late.
The Flash: You're worth being on time for.Wells: Subject has made a great leap forward, causing me to revise my initial thesis. I thought...I thought his attachment to people was a distraction, now I realize the opposite is true. Barry's attachment to people, the people he cares about, is actually key to getting him up to speed.
=== Flash vs. Arrow [1.08] ===
Oliver: Last month you took on a man named Leonard Snart.
Barry: We call him Captain Cold.
Oliver: We can talk about you giving your enemies silly code names later.
Barry: You mean like over coffee with Deathstroke and the Huntress?Oliver: There's a difference, Barry, between having powers and having precision.
Barry: When I came here thinking about going out helping people, you said I could be an inspiration.
Oliver: Living this life... well, it takes more than a mask. It takes discipline. And since you are probably as stubborn as I am... [Oliver brings out his bow and arrow]
Barry: What is that for?
Oliver: You're going to run over there, you're gonna come back at me, and you're going to get hit with an arrow.
Barry: [laughs] No, I'm not.
Oliver: Yes, you are.
Barry: Okay. Fine. I will humor you. [runs up the field]
[Oliver fires an arrow at Barry, he runs towards Oliver and catches it]
Barry: Nice try. [hidden arrows behind Barry strike him in his back] Gah! Ah! What, you shot me?
Oliver: I heard you heal fast. [Oliver pulls the arrows out of Barry's back]Felicity: How did it go with Oliver?
Barry: You know, to be honest, not exactly the partnership I thought it would be.
Felicity: Did he really do the thing with the arrows?
Barry: [exasperated] You knew he was gonna shoot me?
Felicity: Well, it is practically impossible to tell when Oliver's making a joke.Caitlin: Barry has super powers. Oliver has a bow and arrow.
John Diggle: Do you have any idea how many people Oliver has killed with that bow and arrow?
Cisco: Recurve bow arrows can travel up to 300 feet per second, so, like, 200 miles an hour. Barry can run three times that fast.
Diggle: Whatever. Oliver's been doing this a lot longer. My money's on experience.
Cisco: My money's on speed.
Felicity: Please tell me you're not actually having this conversation right now.Oliver: There's one more thing and you're not going to like it.
Barry: Does it involve you shooting me in the back?
Oliver: No. No, the heart. [nods over at Iris] That's not going to work out for you. And you need to let her go, for both of your sakes. [Oliver and Barry look over at Felicity and Iris. Oliver turns back.] Guys like us don't get the girl.
=== The Man in the Yellow Suit [1.09] ===
Barry: Who are you?
Reverse-Flash: You know who I am, Barry.
Barry: I don't know who you are.
Reverse-Flash: But you do, Barry. We've been at this a long time, you and I, but I'm always one step ahead. It is your destiny to lose to me, Flash, just as it was your mother's destiny to die that night.Joe: The witness described seeing a yellow blur. Just like the one that killed Barry's mother.
Cisco: Then we need to get cracking and stop this speed psycho. That - I wasn't trying to give him a name.Reverse-Flash: Not fast enough, Flash.Joe: There's only two boxes left.
Barry: You know, at this rate, we'll be finished by Easter.
Joe: Don't even... [Barry decorates the Christmas tree in super-speed] Okay, the only red-suited dude I want in this house right now is Kris Kringle, you got it?Eddie Thawne: And the Flash. Do you know who he is?
Joe: Yeah, I do. He's the guy that saved both of our lives tonight.
=== Revenge of the Rogues [1.10] ===
Barry: My name is Barry Allen. I am not the fastest man alive. That title belongs to the man who killed my mother. But not for long.Wells: Very impressive, Mr. Allen. Your reaction to stimuli at super speed continues to improve.
Barry: It's still not enough.
Wells: It will be. You keep working like you are, you stay focused like you are, and you will be ready the next time the man in the yellow suit comes around.
Cisco: I think you mean the Reverse-Flash. What? He said it, not me. And he's right. Yellow suit, red lighting, and evil - the reverse of Barry.
Wells: Actually, I kind of like it.Snart: This is what we came for.
Mick Rory: That's worth money.
Snart: It's called Fire and Ice. An abstract modern day masterpiece said to represent the dichotomy of being.
Mick: It represents to me that people with lots of money buy dumb stuff.Mick: You're a friend of his, huh? He's fast... like fire. Fire, it's undefinable. Heat, light, energy. It's an evolution when things burn.
Caitlin: You're sick.
Mick: Maybe you're the sick ones. You ever think about that?
Caitlin: Not really.
Caitlin: You have third-degree burns. Why didn't you get skin grafts?
Mick: The fire revealed my true self, showed me who I really am. I wonder what the Flash will reveal when I burn his suit and skin off.
Caitlin: Do whatever you want to me, but leave him alone.
Mick: Oh, okay. You and this Flash must be really close if you're willing to die for him, hmm? [grabs his flamethrower and points it at Caitlin] You want me to show him who you really are? That'd be really fun. Show you who you... really are.Wells: So potentially, these two guns could cancel each other out.
Cisco: Yeah, but to do that, you'd have to make them cross streams.
Barry: You mean like Ghostbusters?
Cisco: That film is surprisingly scientifically accurate.
Wells: And really quite funny.
=== The Sound and the Fury [1.11] ===
The Flash: It's over, Rathaway.
Hartley Rathaway: You know my name. I know some names too. Caitlin Snow. Cisco Ramon. Harrison Wells. I can hear the radio waves emanating from your suit. About 1900 megahertz. Is that them on the other end, listening? Are they going to hear you die?
The Flash: No. They're gonna hear you get your ass kicked.Barry: Who is Hartley Rathaway?
Wells: Hartley Rathaway is the prodigal son. And he has returned.Barry: You guys never mentioned his name.
Caitlin: That's because Hartley had a challenging personality.
Cisco: Which she means is, he was mostly a jerk. But, every once in a while, he could be a dick.Wells: Hartley, allow me to introduce to you to Cisco Ramon. Mr. Ramon is one of the finest mechanical engineers I have ever seen.
Cisco: Wow. I can't believe Harrison Wells said that about me.
Wells: I'm sure he'll prove to be an invaluable member of your team. Trust me.
Hartley: You I trust. I don't foresee myself trusting someone who showed up his first day of work at a billion dollar research facility wearing a t-shirt that says "Keep Calm and Han Shot First".Hartley: Well, well, well, the gang's all here. You've lasted a lot longer than I would've thought, Cisco.
Cisco: And you didn't last ten seconds against The Flash.
Hartley: I was thinking of calling myself "Pied Piper".
Cisco: Hey! I decide the nicknames around here. [pause] Although that one's not bad.
=== Crazy for You [1.12] ===
Cisco: That was insane. I mean, I'm even having a hard time getting mad at you for dirtying up my suit.
Barry: Okay, when are we gonna start considering it my suit?
Cisco: I'd be more comfortable calling it our suit.
Barry: [under his breath] Our suit.Cisco: [to Hartley] How can you speak six languages and sound like a dick in every one of them?Caitlin: Cisco says I don't have a life.
Barry: You don't, do you?
Caitlin: I do! I cook and I eat and I read and I help you.
Barry: So what you saying is, you do everything that has nothing to do with having a life.
Caitlin: [smiling] You don't have to be rude about it.
Barry: Hey, I'm not doing any better than you. My social life consists of running at superhuman speed and Netflix.
Caitlin: We are quite the pair, Mr. Allen.
Barry: Yes, we are, Dr. Snow.Barry: Every time I got close, she'd disappear. It was like we were playing a game of...
Caitlin: Peek-a-Boo. Come on, can't I name one?Barry: Dad. If I was the Flash, don't you think that you'd be the first to know about it?
Henry Allen: Yeah. Well, if the Flash were my son, I'd tell him a few things. First off, I'd tell him it's a dangerous world, so be careful. Then I'd tell him he's a hero. And he's saving a lot of lives. But the most important thing for him to know, I feel, is that his father's proud of him.
=== The Nuclear Man [1.13] ===
Cisco: I'm not picking up anything, not even with the superlight.
Cisco: Technically, it's a multi-spectrum ultraviolet laser-enhanced scanner that detects molecular schisms in the 600 megavolt range, but I figured "superlight" was easier to say.Cisco: Dr. Wells is a great man. I was nothing when he gave me a job, a chance to change my life. He has helped so many people. He's not a murderer!
Joe: Cisco, I'm a cop. I'm good at reading people, so I know I can trust you with my suspicion. When I go talk to the family and friends of a murder suspect, somebody I know is guilty, and I tell them the person they love is a killer, guess what they all say? "That's not the person I know."
Cisco: I think I'm done being a cop for today.Dr. Martin Stein: I thought people your age didn't read actual books anymore.
Barry: Oh, I'm the only one.Stein: [speaking through Ronnie's body] This body's taste buds would obviously be different from my own. Perhaps I'm now a light beer man.
Barry: There are worse things to be.
Stein: You mean like a living nuclear bomb?
Barry: You know.
Stein: Unstable nuclear fission was always a danger in the transmutation process. Plus, you all argue very loudly.Stein: [speaking through Ronnie's body] You know, Einstein was not only brilliant, he had a great sense of humor. How did it go? "Any man who drives safely while kissing a pretty girl is not giving the pretty girl the attention she deserves." If I learned anything this past year, life's too short not to live.
=== Fallout [1.14] ===
Caitlin: Beta, Alpha, Theta, Delta - all your brain waves are perfectly in sync. The chances of that happening are next to impossible.
Barry: Impossible is just another Tuesday for us, remember?
Cisco: Yeah, but this is like some Twilight Zone level stuff. And I say that knowing full well that we have a guy locked up in our basement who can turn himself into poison gas.
Ronnie Raymond: Wait, really?
Cisco: Dude, that was like week three.Cisco: Hey? You gonna miss being able to fly?
Ronnie: Yeah, maybe if I was the one holding the controller.
Ronnie: Meaning you weren't the most conscientiousness body-mate.
Stein: So you do not consider keeping you alive to be conscientiousness?
Ronnie: Alive? We were living under a bridge eating garbage.
Stein: I did not determine that it would be my mind that would dominate our existence, but thank God it was. I could feel your fear and panic, emotions that could have gotten us killed in that state.
Ronnie: You kept me buried down. You kept me from her.
Stein: Which is likely why she's still alive. Now I believe that you and I have spent quite enough time together.Wells: You need to hurry, Barry's wounds are starting to heal with the fragments still under his skin.
Cisco: This is just like the time I stepped on a sea urchin. Only much worse.
Barry: Just don't pee on me.
Cisco: Uh, you know that's a myth, right?Caitlin: I had Ronnie, and then I lost him. Then I found him again, but he wasn't actually Ronnie. Then I got him back but just for a day until I lost him again.
Cisco: You guys are like 10 seasons of Ross and Rachel, but just, like, smushed into one year.[Reverse-Flash unmasks in front of Eiling, revealing himself to be Harrison Wells.]
General Wade Eiling: Harrison... You're one of them. A meta-human.
Wells: Yes, I am. And I protect my own.
[a growl is heard in the sewer]
Eiling: What was that?
Wells: Now, that... is an old friend of ours.
Gorilla Grodd: General...
Eiling: That... voice... It's in my head. Dear God.
Grodd: Not God. Grodd. [attacks Eiling]
=== Out of Time [1.15] ===
Wells: While I am more than happy to spend an evening watching old movies with you, Cisco, do you not have your brother's dinner to attend?
Cisco: Yeah. I was gonna ask Caitlin to come with me, but then I got a much better idea.
Wells: Which was?
Cisco: To not go at all.Caitlin: So Clyde Mardon has a brother?
Wells: And both brothers survived the plane crash, and then the dark matter released from the particle accelerator explosion affects them both in virtually the same way.
Barry: Yeah, only Mark's power seem to be a lot more precise. To be able to control the weather like that, indoors?
Cisco: You'd have to be a Weather Wizard. Ooh, I've been waiting since week one to use that one.Barry: Actually, you know, I could use some advice.
Joe: About what?
Barry: Uh, you know, just relationship stuff.
Joe: Oh, you mean, like, that girl, Linda?
Barry: No, actually. With Iris. Things between us have gotten a little complicated... again.
Joe: [laughs] You're asking your adopted father for advice about being in love with his daughter, who just happened to be dating his partner?
Barry: I know, I know.
Joe: Things have gone way past complicated.Wells: You're incredibly clever, Cisco. I've always said so.
Cisco: You're him. The Reverse-Flash.
Wells: You and I haven't been truly, properly introduced. I am Eobard Thawne.
Cisco: Thawne? Like Eddie.
Wells: Let's call him a distant relative.
Cisco: The night that we trapped the Reverse-Flash, you almost died. There were two of you.
[Wells uses his speed powers to create two images of himself.]
Wells: It's an after-image. A speed mirage, if you will.
Cisco: Joe was right. You were there that night, 15 years ago, in Barry's house. You killed Nora Allen.
Wells: It was never my intention to kill Nora. I was there to kill Barry.
Cisco: Why? You're his friend. You've been teaching him how to...
Wells: Go faster. I know. A means to an end. And I'll tell you why. Because I have been stuck here, marooned here, in this place for fif-teen long years. And the Flash, and the Flash's speed, is the key to my returning to my world. To my time. And no one is going to prevent that from happening.
Cisco: I can help you.
Wells: You're smart, Cisco. [starts vibrating his hand] But you're not that smart. Do you know how hard it has been to keep all of this from you, especially from you? Because the truth is, I've grown quite fond of you. And in many ways, you have shown me what it's like to have a son. [thrusts his vibrating hand into Cisco's chest] Forgive me. But to me, you've been dead for centuries. [removes his hand, and Cisco falls to the floor dead.]Barry: [to Iris] I am sorry. I didn't want you to find out this way. [changes into The Flash]
=== Rogue Time [1.16] ===
Caitlin: What if I came with you?
Cisco: What? Seriously?
Caitlin: Absolutely. You've done so much for me. Let me be there for you for a change. And I can look at old family photo albums and see what little Cisco looks like without long hair.
Cisco: I'm rescinding your invite.Wells: You ruptured the time continuum, didn't you? You're experiencing temporal reversion.
Wells: How long?
Barry: Uh, a day and some change. It's like I'm living it all over again.
Wells: Yeah, well, that's good. That means there's not too much you could've messed up yet. How did this happen?
Barry: I-I don't know. I mean, I was running faster than I've ever ran, and the first time that I lived this day some really horrible things happened. There was a tidal wave and...
Wells: No. Do not tell me. I don't want to know anything about the future you experienced. Nothing!
Barry: Okay, but Dr. Wells, I...
Wells: Barry. Time is an extremely fragile construct. Any deviation, no matter how small, could result in a cataclysm. Now here's what you're going to do. Everything you did before. Every word you uttered, every step you took, you're going to do again. And you're not going to tell anyone this happened.Joe: So when were you planning on telling me you took down Mardon?
Barry: I-I just haven't a chance yet.
Joe: You got sidetracked, you mean?
Barry: No, Joe, you can't be mad.
Joe: I'm not mad. But I'm curious. I mean, you were acting so weird at the crime scene.
Barry: I always act weird.
Joe: Okay. Weird-erWells: Do you have any idea what you've just done?
Barry: Yeah, I do. I just saved a lot of lives.
Wells: I warned you not to mess with the timeline.
Barry: Dr. Wells, if you would just tell you what was gonna happen, you'd understand why I did this.
Wells: What tragedy you think you've just averted, time will find a way to replace it and trust me, Barry, the next one could be much worse.Snart: It's time for you and your family to pack up. Leave town. Retire to warmer climates. Finito.
Frank Santini: And if we don't?
Snart: You will all freeze.
Mick: Or burn.
=== Tricksters [1.17] ===
Wells: Hey, Joe. Is Barry doing all right? He seems cranky.
Joe: Even The Flash wakes up on the wrong side of the bed some mornings. He's fine.James Jesse: How many died?
Joe: No one, luckily.
James: You know, when I was free and at my height, a day without casualties was like - well, like the Cubs winning the pennant - it just never happened.Axel Walker: There's just one thing I've been dying to ask. Why did you choose me?
James: Because I knew you had the strength to fulfill my legacy. Besides, it was in your blood.
Axel: Wait. What do you mean in - in my blood?
James: The real reason I tracked you down and groomed you to be the best you could possibly be, Axel - I am your father.James: Well, hello. You know, I've been in prison for 20 years.
Iris: Then you'll know the routine when you get sent back.Wells: Listen to me, Barry. Breathe. Breathe. Feel the air. Feel that wind on your face. Feel the ground, your feet lifting you up, pushing you forward, and the lightning - Barry, feel the lightning. Feel its power. It's electricity pumping through your veins, crackling through you, traveling to every nerve in your body, like a shock. You're no longer you now. You're part of something greater. You're a part of a speed-force. It's yours. Now do it.
=== All Star Team Up [1.18] ===
Wells: What exactly are we waiting for, Ms. Smoak?
Felicity: Up there.
Caitlin: Is that a bird?
Cisco: It’s a plane.
Felicity: It’s my boyfriend.Felicity: What is wrong with you? Is everyone in Central City in a bad mood? I thought Central City was supposed to be the fun one.Barry: Another bee attack. Folston Tech.
Eddie: I'll see where Joe is.
Felicity: Bee careful.
Barry: For real?
Felicity: Bad pun, Sorry. Just don't die.Felicity: It is so fun to watch grown men play with their toys.
Caitlin: You're so lucky. Ray's so nice and smart and hot.
Felicity: Yeah, it's kind of like I'm dating Barry but in Oliver's body. A sentence you will never repeat to anyone.
Caitlin: Your secret's safe with me.Caitlin: I don't understand. What do Dr. Wells and The Reverse-Flash have to do with each other?
Barry: Um... They're the same person.
Caitlin: That's impossible.
Barry: Look, Caitlin, it took me a long time too, but it's him.
Caitlin: Dr. Wells is a speedster? He's paralyzed.
Joe: Is he, though?
Caitlin: And why would he kill Barry's mother? It doesn't make any sense. Cisco. Say something.
Cisco: I've been having these dreams. Mostly at night, but sometimes during the day. But they don't feel like dreams. They... they feel real.
Barry: What happens in the dream?
Cisco: Dr. Wells is The Reverse-Flash. And... he kills me.
=== Who Is Harrison Wells? [1.19] ===
Barry: I'm getting faster, faster than I've ever been, and I wonder if it's because lately something's chasing me. I know what it is that's stalking me. It's my past. It's getting closer, and as fast as I am, I can't help but feel like my past has almost caught up with me.Eddie: Where's Barry?
Joe: He should be here any second. I sent him out for...
Barry: [superspeeds into the house] Pizza!
Eddie: From Coast City?
Barry: Supposedly the best in the west.
Cisco: Why didn't I think of this before? Come to papa.Cisco: How do you know Barry? Are you guys, like, friends or something?
Laurel Lance: Not really. We met last time he was in Starling City visiting my friends. John Diggle, Felicity Smoak, and Oliver Queen.
Cisco: Three people who absolutely have nothing in common. As far as I know.
Laurel: Cisco, I know Barry's the Flash, and Oliver's the Arrow.
Cisco: [chuckles] How do you know that?
Laurel: [whispers] Because I'm the Black Canary.
Cisco: Stop playing.
Laurel: It's true.
Cisco: You stop it right now. No. [laughs]
Laurel: Okay, okay. Calm down.
Cisco: I love you. I mean, I love the way that you beat up criminals.Barry: Look, you said it yourself, if we don't find Hannibal Bates, you go to prison. For a crime you didn't commit. I'm not going to let that happen. Not again.
Eddie: This isn't like your dad, Barry.
Barry: Eddie, look.
Eddie: When your dad was put away, you were a kid. There wasn't anything you could do. But you're not a kid anymore. You're a scientist. Hell, you're The Flash. You are going to find Bates and you are going to clear me. So go do it.Eddie: [to Iris] You were right. I was hiding something from you, and you deserve to know the truth. The reason I've been so distant lately... I've been working with The Flash.
=== The Trap [1.20] ===
[reading a newspaper front page in the Time Vault]
Cisco: "Flash missing. Vanished in crisis."
Barry: "After an epic street-battle with The Reverse-Flash, our city's very own Scarlet Speedster disappeared in an explosion of light."
Caitlin: Barry, look at the date.
Barry: April 25, 2024. Guys, when I fought The Reverse-Flash at Christmas, he said we'd be fighting for centuries.
Caitlin: Wait, you can't really think that this is from... the future.
Cisco: That would mean Dr. Wells, or whoever he is, is also...
Barry: From the future.
Cisco: I have to say, I'm really digging the brighter red suit. And the white on the symbol? That's dope. Wait a second. Suppose we now change the color on your suit. Will it be because we got the idea from this picture? That would mean we're living in a causal nexus. This - wow. This is so trippy. Like, Marty and the Polaroid trippy.
Caitlin: Not as trippy as the name on the byline.
Barry: Iris West-Allen?
Cisco: Mazel tov?
Gideon: Hebrew. Ancient language of the Jewish people.Barry: You know Dr. Wells?
Barry: Do you know who he really is?
Gideon: I don't understand the question.
Barry: I... I mean, what is he doing here? W-why did he come here?
Gideon: To kill you.Eddie: I know the timing might seem off with everything that has gone on, but I want to propose to Iris and I want your blessing.
Eddie: [chuckles] Come again?
Joe: No. You do not have my blessing.Eddie: Iris Thawne. Sounds pretty good, huh? [walks off]
Barry: [to himself] I have a feeling she's gonna want to hyphenate.Eddie: You might as well take that mask off. I know it's you, Wells. Or whoever you really are.
Wells: Well, allow me to introduce myself. [removes mask] My name is Eobard. Eobard Thawne.
Eddie: I don't understand. Why do you have my name?
Wells: Well, 'cause we're family, Eddie.
Eddie: Funny, I haven't seen you at any reunions or weddings.
=== Grodd Lives [1.21] ===
Iris: Think about your best friend. It could be your wife, your father, maybe someone you grew up with. It's the person you can't wait to talk to at the end of the day. The person that knows everything about you, who roots for you. Now imagine your best friend had a secret. No, not a secret. A universe of secrets. Would you confront him? Would you stay silent? Either way, you know nothing will ever be the same again.Grodd: [speaking through Eiling] I... am... Grodd. Fear... me.Barry: What happened to Grodd?
Caitlin: We don't know. After the Particle Accelerator exploded, I went down to check on him, and his cage was empty.
Joe: So he could have been affected by the same energy that hit Barry?
Cisco: When the dark matter hit Grodd, all the drugs and serums that Eiling injected him with could've activated. Maybe the Accelerator explosion created a meta-gorilla. I think we know what happens when a super-intelligent ape who's pissed off at humans escapes captivity.
Caitlin: Cisco's right about the first part.Grodd: Grodd hate banana.Barry: You will get what's coming to you eventually.
Eiling: I'm not ashamed of my actions, Mr. Allen. You've seen what these meta-humans are capable of. Soon, your prison won't be enough.
Barry: Not all meta-humans are dangerous.
Eiling: Oh, you're afraid that I know you're The Flash? Don't get your tights in a twist, I've known for months. I wanted to come after you, I would've done it by now.
Barry: But you think you're gonna need me.
Eiling: Harrison Wells turned me over to that beast. He used me as a damn puppet. So like it or not, we have a common enemy, you and I. Now if you'll excuse me, I have a gorilla to hunt.
=== Rogue Air [1.22] ===
Wells: I want you to take a moment and think about all the things that define your life. All the people you love. Your job. Your co-workers. Your home. And now imagine if one day in a flash all of that vanished. Do you simply accept your new life, continue on or would you do whatever it takes to get back what was taken from you?Joe: At what point do we come no different than the people we're fighting?
Barry: We are way different.
Barry: We only break the rules to help people.Lisa Snart: How come you haven't given me a code name? I heard you came up with Captain Cold. What do you think I should be called?
Cisco: Female Inmate.
Lisa: Aw, come on. You made my gun, the least you can do is give me a badass alias. Please?
Cisco: Fine. Golden Glider.
Lisa: Smart is sexy, Cisco.Barry: You gave me your word!
Snart: [laughs] It's true I did, but here's the thing: I'm a criminal and a liar and I hurt people and I rob them. What did you expect me to do? Not be what I am? I saw an opportunity to turn things to my advantage and I did. Who you're really mad at is yourself. This is on you, Barry.Joe: You know the difference between right and wrong and you weren't willing to blur the lines between the two. That's the kind of man you are and that's what makes you different than the Arrow. So, please, no more walks on the dark side.
=== Fast Enough [1.23] ===
Barry: I can save mom.
Henry: At what cost? You said time won't change. What if it changes you?
Barry: I don't care.
Henry: I do. I am in awe of the remarkable person that you are becoming. All the things you achieved and not just as the Flash, but you, Barry. Your honesty, your heart. You're always a hero, and your mom would be just as proud. And if she had a say in this, if she thought for one second that you going back to save her would mean losing what makes you so special, she would never want that! [Barry sobs] Barry, what I hope for you, maybe the greatest thing that a father can hope for his son is that one day you will have a son yourself and then you will know how much I truly love you.Stein: We're dealing with a lot of big scientific ideas today. But you, Mr. Thawne, might be the most interesting thing here at S.T.A.R. Labs.
Stein: What are the odds that Dr. Wells would travel back in time and get stuck in the exact same city as his great-great-great-great grandfather? Working in the same profession, the same building? And that part of his plan to get home would mean that he'd have to preserve and protect your life. That makes you this rare thing that no scientist can plan for.
Eddie: Which is?
Stein: Coincidence. There is no science to coincidence. You, sir, are an anomaly. A wild card, as it were. You are the only person in this whole story who gets to choose his own future. At least, that's my opinion.Joe: Barry, you get the chance to grow up with both parents. You don't have to grow up without a mother.
Barry: What about growing up with a father?
Joe: You will have a father - your real father. Wells has messed with our lives long enough. This is why you became The Flash, Barry. To put things right. You saved a lot of people's lives this past year. Now it's time to save yours.Stein: The calculations. There is a danger.
Barry: I know. I'm ready to take the risk.
Stein: No, not just you, but to everyone. Wells didn't tell us everyone. Barry, even if you do reach the right speed, colliding with the hydrogen particle, there is a chance that explosion could create a singularity.
Caitlin: What's a singularity?
Cisco: A black hole.
Barry: We could destroy Central City.
Stein: For starters. If we create a singularity here and then cannot control it, we could be looking at a global catastrophe.
Cisco: So long and thanks for all the fish.Barry: I was born with one father, but that tragedy gave me two and I don't think I can lose you.
Joe: You'll never lose me. You hear me? Never.
== Season 2 ==
Opening voiceoverMy name is Barry Allen. And I am the fastest man alive. To the outside world I am an ordinary forensic scientist, but secretly with the help of my friends at S.T.A.R. Labs I fight crime and find other metahumans like me. I hunted down the man who killed my mother, but in doing so I opened up our world to new threats, and I am the only one fast enough to stop them. I am the Flash.
=== The Man Who Saved Central City [2.01] ===
Iris: Yeah, but he should go. Someone should try to get through to him.
Joe: Maybe his best friend?
Cisco: Joe, believe me. I have tried!
Joe: I meant her.Cisco: You expecting trouble?
Joe: Cops always expect trouble. In this city, I expect super evil flying monsters.
Cisco: That's a solid expectation.Iris: If you keep getting no for an answer, stop asking questions.
Joe: I say that! You're quoting "me" to me?
Iris: What can I say? You're a very smart man.Stein: That's where you'll find your Atom Smasher!
[Iris and Cisco look at Stein]
Stein: Because he absorbs atomic power. And he... well... smashes.
Cisco: Come here. [Hugs Dr. Stein] That's a great name. Welcome to the team.Henry: Do you think... can you be all that you are becoming with me here?
Barry: You're the only family I have left.
Henry: Well, that's not really true. Don't you have another family in this room? They need your help, too, Barry. When you need me, I will be here. But right now Central City doesn't need you to be Henry Allen's son, it needs you to be The Flash. My Kid, the superhero. I have to go. I need you to tell me that it's OK.
=== Flash of Two Worlds [2.02] ===
Jay Garrick: They belong to a metahuman I fought before named Sand Demon.
Cisco: I know you're new here, so I'm just gonna break it down for you. The whole "naming-the-bad-guys" thing? That's my jam. But you know what? I'm gonna let you have that one. Because I actually kinda like it. I'm not mad at that one.Barry: How's it going with Joe? Any closer to cracking his "No" code?
Officer Patty Spivot: Are you kidding me? He's like the permission sphinx. Or like a magic 8-ball with just one answer. Or like, you know, the bridge-keeper protecting the Holy Grail...
Barry: [mimicking the gatekeeper from the movie] What is your quest?
Patty: [mimicking Sir Lancelot] Oh, to join your task force.
Barry and Patty: Aaaaaah!Iris: Not everyone is Harrison Wells. Besides, you defeated him because you trusted in people, because you believed in them. This team that you have here? They will follow your lead. They will do what you say. But if they think that you don't believe in them, it won't be long before they don't believe in you.Cisco: Something's happening to me. I'm starting to perceive things. Horrible things. It started after Wells killed me in the other timeline. It came back when Atom-Smasher attacked on Flash Day and then again when Sand Demon showed up. I get a vibe and then a vision of something that's already happened... and then it's gone.Jay: So, I hear they call you the Scarlet Speedster.
Barry: Yeah. What about you?
Jay: Crimson Comet. What is it with alliteration and nicknames?
=== Family of Rogues [2.03] ===
Jay: It's good to know, whatever Earth you go to, there's a Big Belly Burger.Caitlin: Being a superhero isn't always about how fast you can run. It's about helping however you can, wherever you're needed most. I think Jay Garrick, physicist, has just as much to contribute as Jay Garrick, superhero. Maybe more.Caitlin: You and your entire family are criminals. Why should we trust anything you say?
Lisa: [reveals scar] I didn't get this scar being a criminal.... I got it being a daughter.[Snart has shot and killed his father with the cold gun]
Barry: Lisa was safe. Why did you do that?
Snart: He broke my sister's heart. Only fair I break his.Barry: Today just proved what I've always known. There's good in you, Snart. You know you don't have to admit it to me. But there's a part of you that knows you don't have to let your past define you. A part of you that really wants to be more than just a criminal.
Snart: So, I should be a hero like you, Barry? What exactly does that pay again?
Barry: It's just a matter of time. Something you'll have a lot of in here.
Snart: Not as much as you think. Be seeing you.
=== The Fury of Firestorm [2.04] ===
Barry: Everyone secretly thinks they've figured out what their life is gonna be like. But what no one ever considers is that life has its own plans for you, whether you like them or not. And so you're left with a choice. You can either embrace the change and move forward. Or fight it and be left behind.Cisco: [about finding someone to merge with Stein] So how do we do that? Are we gonna make a Tinder app for potential meta-humans? Because I'm pretty sure merging with Stein and randomly bursting into flames sounds like the biggest swipe left of all times.Stein: Well, I must admit I never imagined the Sphinx's riddle of a man requiring three legs would ever apply to me, but if this device keeps me mobile then I will gratefully oblige.Joe: You've known Iris since you were 10. You've been in love with her since forever. I mean you two are friends now, but she was your first love. You're never gonna feel the same about anybody else. But you can't let that stop you from exploring something new.Barry: Things aren't always what they seem. Our fears can play tricks on us, making us afraid to change course. Afraid to move on. But usually hidden behind our fears are second chances, waiting to be seized. Second chances at life. At glory. At family. At love. And these opportunities don't come around every day. So when they do we have to be brave, take a chance and grab them while we can.
=== The Darkness and the Light [2.05] ===
Wells: Her name is Doctor Light. Small-time thief on my Earth until exposure to the dark matter from the Particle Accelerator and became a meta-human with the ability to derive power from starlight.
Cisco: Oh, very cool.
Wells: Stars having a temperature of 5,300 degree Kelvin and a blinding luminosity, I would say, "Not very cool at all."
Cisco: You know, our Dr. Wells may have been evil, but you're just a dick.Joe: How is he still alive? How are you still alive?
Wells: I don't know, because you missed?
Barry: Hey, I'm trying to keep him from shooting you. You're not helping.Wells: You cannot reason with someone under Zoom's influence, and now a man is dead because of you, Garrick. This whole thing is because of you. He doubts himself because of you, but believe me, Barry can do what you could not. Barry can stop Zoom.
Jay: I spent two years hunting Zoom.
Wells: Wrong! Zoom hunted you! You spent the last two years of your life running, running, running from Zoom.
Jay: Zoom would have killed me just like he will kill Barry if you lead him down this path!
Wells: No, because he is not like you. Barry runs towards danger, not from it, because Barry's not a coward.Caitlin: You have coffee on your Earth, right?
Jay: I think coffee's the one constant thing in the multiverse.Barry: We do what Dr. Wells said. We use her to lure Zoom here, end this once and for all.
Jay: You can't be serious.
Barry: More breachers are gonna come. More innocent people may die. I can't let this happen anymore.
Jay: You're making a mistake. Okay, Zoom is a nightmare you can't wake up from.
Barry: I've already had my worst nightmare. His name was Reverse-Flash, and I spent a long time being afraid of him. I'm not gonna be afraid anymore.
=== Enter Zoom [2.06] ===
Wells: Before I left Earth-2, I worked on a serum to dampen Zoom's speed. All we would need is for Ramon for a weapon to deliver it.
Caitlin: Oh, great, that could be this year's cold gun. Maybe another criminal can get it, and then we would have Sergeant Slow.
Cisco: I would never let that happen. Sergeant Slow is a terrible name.Barry: Aren't you the one who told me life isn't about playing defense, sometimes the only way to succeed is by working the offense?
Joe: I think at the time we were talking about your high school football tryouts.
Barry: You said you'd never bring that up again.Barry: What do you want from me?
Barry: You want to beat me? Is that it? You want to be a hero?
Zoom: Heroes die.
Barry: Only if you can catch them.Zoom: Look at your hero. This man is no god. He is nothing!Zoom: Harrison Wells, you thought you could defeat me with this?
Wells: I made a mistake.
Zoom: Yes, a costly one. Goodbye, Flash. You, too, weren't fast enough.
=== Gorilla Warfare [2.07] ===
Henry: Sometimes you just have to slow down to get back to where you want to be.Joe: Yeah, well, we need to do something about Grodd.
Caitlin: Like what?
Joe: Like get rid of him for good.
Caitlin: You want to kill him?
Joe: Considering how many people he's killed, yeah.
Caitlin: This isn't Grodd's fault. He's only like this because Wells made him this way.
Barry: Yes, but, Catlin, he kidnapped you and you could have died.
Caitlin: You didn't see what I saw. Grodd's getting smarter. He's lonely and sad. He wants more apes like him.
Cisco: What are you saying? He wants kids? 'Cause I'm pretty sure one telepathic Grape Ape is more than enough for this city.Iris: Well, he may not have his mother, but he's got two amazing fathers. Seemed like he needed both.Barry: Zoom destroyed me. He showed everyone in Central City what he could do and that I'm powerless to stop him. They gave me the key to the city, Joe. I'm supposed to be their hero. I'm supposed to be the guy who can protect them from something as evil as that, and I failed. In front of all of them! When they see The Flash, all they see now is someone not strong enough to protect them.Cisco: Oh snap! Meta-human attack! Nope. Nope, my bad. That is just an alert. For me.
Iris: For what?
Cisco: Oh. It's just a reminder. I have a date in an hour. So.
=== Legends of Today [2.08] ===
Cisco: Hey, man, this place is closed.
Vandal Savage: You are just as beautiful in this life as any other, Priestess Chay-Ara.
Kendra Saunders: Priestess?
Cisco: Uh, you have to go, dude.
Savage: Not without her. Dude.Felicity: "Felicity, the magnetic-arrow gag will never work." Yes, it will, my love, because I am really smart. And guess what, Oliver? It did work.
Oliver: [over the radio] Felicity, honey, it's a little hard to fight with you doing that in my ear.
Felicity: Oh, I totally forgot that this is an open line. Keep doing what you're doing. Make smart decisions.Barry: Wow. Nice new digs. Also, I just noticed, no sleeves. Don't you get... cold?
Oliver: I spent the better part of five years on an island in the North China Sea. I don't get cold, Barry.
Felicity: Barry. So good to see you.
Barry: Felicity. [they hug] Oh. Good to see you, Felicity.
Felicity: [slugs Barry] How come you didn't tell me Zoom broke your back? [hugs Barry] Oh. I'm so glad you're okay.
Barry: So this is what it's like dating her?
Oliver: More bruises from her than from Deathstroke.
Kendra: Okay. S.T.A.R. Labs is impressive, but this is...
Cisco: This is completely wrong!
Cisco: Did you guys even look at the specs I sent over? This is a tragedy. I'm mourning for the death of engineering. Copper. Wiring. To handle the processing speed from the Palmer satellite, or else your system is gonna overload.
Felicity: Yeah, but that hasn't happened. I mean, it hasn't happened since last week. I mean, it didn't... it happened yesterday.Thea Queen: I'm not changing my nickname. I like Speedy.
Cisco: Are you familiar with my body of work? If you are, then you know I can come up with something so much better than Speedy.
Thea: Why don't you get a haircut and then maybe we can talk about it.
Cisco: I think you're just mad because my conditioner game is on point.Barry: Hey, Ollie, um... look, I'm sorry that I laid all this on you. I know that it wasn't fair...
Oliver: That's okay. And I'm sorry if earlier I was a little --
Oliver: I have been called worse. No, but I'm glad that you're here, I'm glad you reached out. It shows a real maturity. And I would know that, because I've never been that mature. [Barry laughs at that.] Well, I'm always here for you.
Barry: Thank you. I gotta say, this isn't the same Arrow team I'm used to seeing, or the same Oliver Queen. You seem really...
Barry: Happy, yeah.
Oliver: I am happy. I finally have everything that I've ever wanted. Being with Felicity has given me a real sense of peace. Something that I haven't had in a long time.
Barry: Didn't you tell me that guys like us don't get the girl?
Oliver: Yep... I was wrong. [Departs quickly as Barry chuckles at Oliver's admission.]Story continues in Arrow [4.08] "Legends of Yesterday"
=== Running to Stand Still [2.09] ===
Iris: I know I was so mad at you and my dad for not telling me that you were The Flash, but when I found out about this, I didn't know what to do.
Barry: What? What's going on?
Iris: When Francine came back, my dad told me not to trust her, and he was right. I didn't know how much. When my mother left us, she was pregnant. She had a son. Joe's son, my brother.
Barry: What's his name?
Iris: Wally. Wally West.Snart: Cocoa isn't cocoa without the mini marshmallows, and you're out. I checked.
Barry: [Speeding Snart into the wall] Are you out of your mind?! Breaking into my home?!
Snart:: Careful. I added an upgrade to the Cold Gun. If i release my grip on the handle the core goes critical. You might make it.... [gestures over to Iris] She won't.Snart: Sorry, I'm not interested in being a hero.
Barry: You've done a pretty lousy job of being a villain this week.
Snart: Merry Christmas, Barry.Barry: So the last time Mardon attacked, he generated a tidal wave that destroyed all of Central City.
Wells: So why are you not all sleeping with the fishes?
Cisco: Earth 2 has The Godfather?
Wells: Every Earth has The Godfather, Vito.[From another room, Barry observes the Earth-2 Harrison Wells inside his lab.]
Barry: I know that you're not him [Eobard Thawne/"Harrison Wells"]. But he's not here and I have to say this. For me. In that video message, you said that... that I would never really be happy. And I've been trying, I've been trying really hard. After what Joe said, helping Patty... I realize that you are still in my heart. How much I hate you. For what you've done. [starts to get emotional] I don't wanna hate you anymore. I can't. I can't hate you anymore. I forgive you.
=== Potential Energy [2.10] ===
Cisco: What is this?
Wells: Wrong answers.
Cisco: Maybe you're asking the wrong questions.Captain Singh: Your Pops here is a hell of a detective.
Wally West: Obviously not.Cisco: [about Patty] I will say, she put bullets in King Shark and Harry. So as far as I'm concerned that's Team Flash material for me.Barry: Who is the Turtle?
Caitlin: It's Cisco's white whale.
Jay: Half whale, half turtle.Wells: "Turtle". Why do you insist on giving them ridiculous nicknames?
Cisco: Me? Who's the genius who came up with "Zoom"?
Wells: Yeah, well... I'll tell you. About two years ago, this is on Earth-2 now... The CCPD there, they got a 911 call about a hostage situation. But when the SWAT team got there, there were no hostages. It was a trap. Zoom set a trap. In order to show the police that they could not stop him. And he killed fourteen officers. Men and women. Slaughtered them. Left one alive to tell what happened. That officer described "blue lightning zooming all about" as his comrades... brothers and sisters-in-arms... were murdered. That officer... considered himself to be the lucky one. Spared in order to tell the tale. Until Zoom went to his house that night and killed him, too. And that's how he got the nickname "Zoom".
=== The Reverse-Flash Returns [2.11] ===
Barry: [voice over] There are many reasons why we run, but usually it's to avoid what's right in front of us. A decision to be made or a dilemma we have to face. Lately, for me, it feels like running is all I've been doing.Cisco: Are you telling me I can see the future?
Wells: That's exactly what I'm telling you.
Cisco: Those goggles are getting amped. Immediately.Iris: Last year, my fiancé died. Unexpectedly. One moment he was here, the next gone. I didn't get a chance to say goodbye to him, to tell him everything that he meant to me. That he was my world. That he was loved. But today I got to say goodbye to your mom. My mom. And it helped us both find peace with what happened with our family. Wally, don't make a mistake you're going to regret the rest of your life. Go see your mom. While you still can.Patty: Admit to me you're the Flash and I'll stay.
Barry: I can't do that. I'm not him.
Patty: [choking up] That's too bad, it would have been nice to stay. Fight crime during the... day, and be with... you at night. But I was... I was wrong. Take care, Barry.Eobard Thawne: We'll meet again soon, Flash.
The Flash: I know. And every time, I'll be ready for you.
=== Fast Lane [2.12] ===
Barry: [voice over] There's this song lyric I like: All the broken hearts in the world still beat. Mine's beating, but bruised. Hopefully not for long. The one thing I do know is time changes everything.Cisco: Who's the best hacker in the world, people?
Barry and Caitlin: [together] Felicity Smoak.
Cisco: What is wrong with you two? That's not friendship.Barry: [about Wally] Yeah, but he just found the best dad he could wish for.
Joe: Oh, you say that now, you didn't always think that.
Barry: Well, you were pretty strict. That's for sure. But strict isn't always a bad thing, especially when you know it's coming from love.Cisco: So, you can sync up all social media postings on all meta-human activity. Somebody sees something cray in Central City, I get an alert about it.
Barry: Yo, man, you have too much time on your hands.
Cisco: Oh, I thought you were gonna say it was cool.... I'm just saying, you can't judge me. Didn't your girlfriend just break up with you?
Cisco: Pretty sure she just did.
Barry: Hey, Harry.... Wait, so if that app gives you eyes and ears all over the city, then why won't you use it to find the next Miss Right?
Cisco: [realizing] Did I just make the metahuman Tinder?
Cisco: Nope. Not staring that fetish.Joe: You have people that sit up at night worried sick about you, and they're not going to stop worrying about you. That's what a family does. They put up with each other and they put up each other first, before ourselves.
Wally: So you're not mad at me?
Joe: For being reckless with your life? Yeah, hell yeah, I'm mad at you. But I'm more mad at myself for being something I'm not. I'm not your friend, Wally. I'm your father. I ain't letting you go.
=== Welcome to Earth-2 [2.13] ===
[Barry and Cisco take a selfie in front of the Earth-2 S.T.A.R. Laboratories sign.]
Wells: Not a sightseeing tour.
Cisco: Speak for yourself. We want our grandkids to know we did cool stuff.Barry: Caitlin.
Killer Frost: I haven't heard that name in a long time.
Barry: But that is your name, isn't it? Your real name? Please, look... I know you. Don't do this.
Killer Frost: If you know me at all, you would know that I hate the name Caitlin. I'm Killer Frost.Cisco: Ronnie. Is Martin Stein in there?
Deathstorm: Oh, I haven't let him out in years. Doesn't talk much any more.Cisco: Who the hell are you?
Reverb: [steps out of the shadows] Well, that's funny. I was just gonna ask you the same thing.
Reverb: Ganger.Cisco: Oh, I knew there was another me here.
Reverb: And I knew you were coming, Cisco. Even before you went to the breach and set foot on this world. See, we are all connected... Francisco.
Cisco: The name is Vibe.
Cisco: Actually not the worst name you could've come up with, but not the best.
=== Escape from Earth-2 [2.14] ===
Zoom: I know you're here, Harrison Wells. You did not come alone. You can try to hide, but I'm the fastest man alive. I will scour this city until I hunt you down. And when I do, all of you will feel my wrath.Killer Frost: You really don't know how to use your abilities, do you, Breacher?
Cisco: It's a work in progress, Elsa.Earth-2 Barry: Are you serious? You want us to, what, just... climb to the top of those cliffs? On ice? [chuckles nervously]
Killer Frost: You got any better ideas?
Earth-2 Barry: No. Ma'am. I'm just, you know... I, I've got... you know, I'm wearing wing tips here. Don't have much tread.Earth-2 Barry: [to Earth-1 Barry] Do you know what we did to get here, Barry? We convinced her, Killer Frost, to show us the way. Then we climbed some insanely steep cliffs outside, on footholds made of ice. Ice! And all of us risked our lives, knowing Zoom was after us, to rescue Jesse and you. No. I don't know you, and you don't know me. But, I can tell you that today I... I did things that I never thought possible. Because I needed to prove to my wife, and to myself, that I could. And if I can do the impossible today, so can you. I'm just Barry Allen. But you're the Flash.Barry: [to Earth-2 Barry] You may not have been struck by lightning over here like I was, but today you risked your life to save somebody you didn't even know. That's a hero, Barry.
=== King Shark [2.15] ===
Barry: So that's what we did. We didn't talk about Earth-2. We kept what happened there between the three of us and got on with our lives knowing there was nothing we could do now to stop Zoom. Instead, we tried to just adjust to our new circumstances and cope with our losses. Jay's death took its toll, left scars on all of us. Some more than others. And so to try and keep my mind off thoughts of this surreal other life I'd experienced that wasn't my own, I kept running, waiting for some other meta-human threat to rear its ugly head and distract me from the frustration I was feeling. And as fate would have it, I did not have to wait long.Cisco: We're going to need a bigger Flash.Diggle: You're starting to do that thing Oliver does, Barry, carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. Gotta stop that, man. it'll slow you down.Joe: I don't suppose my home owner's insurance covers a Sharknado attack.
Wally: I don't understand you people. Jaws busts through here like the Kool-Aid Man, The Flash shows up, and y'all act like it's no big deal.
Iris: Yeah, we've had a lot of weird things happen in Central City over the past two years.
Wally: Weirder than a talking shark wearing pants?Diggle: Look, Barry, when I was in Afghanistan, I lost a lot of friends. Brothers. So losing Jay, I know what that feels like. You question yourself. Blame yourself for his death. And that guilt, it can tear you apart. Trust me, man, you got to get control of it. Or it'll rip you up inside. Use this, man. Let it guide you. So it never happens again.
=== Trajectory [2.16] ===
Wells: Fine. But if you're gonna go, you should take protection.
Jesse Wells: [stammering] Oh. uh... Dad, I don't need... I don't know what you thought I was going to be doing, but I....
[Wells puts his metahuman detection watch on Jesse's wrist.]
Jesse: Oh. Right. I mean, is it necessary? It's kinda, you know...
Wells: Or I could always build you an inescapable daughter cube.
Jesse: Funny. You know I'd get out, though, right?Cisco: "Bad Flash"? What? No. I'm losing my touch already.Cisco: A lady speedster. It only took us two years, but we finally got one. A lady speedster. Hey, here's a question for you. Purely scientific. Was she good looking?
Barry: Yeah, I was a little busy getting my ass handed to me, so I didn't really notice.
Cisco: Right, right, right. But you know, next time. For science.
Barry: Okay, yeah. Next time she punches me in the face, I'll be sure to get her number.
Cisco: There you go.Barry: If the game is already rigged, why can't I level the playing field? I mean, if everybody else is cheating, how can... I want to be fast enough to stop Zoom and any speedster that tries to hurt my friends. Shouldn't I use everything in my power to do that?
Wells: You want to take a shortcut? Is that right, you want to take a shortcut? Remember this: you'll lose a chunk of your humanity every time you compromise your values.
Barry: [scoffs] I'm sorry, that's really good coming from you.
Wells: So don't be like me. Be better. [turns and walks off] Be like JayIris: Not every hero is a fraud. It's okay to believe in them.
=== Flash Back [2.17] ===
Wally: [discussing an engineering project] Well, I really like to read the journals of the classic engineers. So, their engine designs and how they increased horsepower... learn from the best, I guess.
Barry: You read their journals?
Wally: I mean, it's not like I can just go and talk to Enzo Ferrari or Ferdinand Porsche 'cause... they dead. But, you know, doesn't mean they still can't teach me.Barry: I didn't know what it was. I thought it was some sort of illusion. I don't know.
Caitlin: Okay, we need to find it before it hurts somebody.
Barry: Can you track it?
Cisco: What is it with you guys? It's like you think I have ESP or something. I can't just magically sense where things are.[Past-Barry has reappeared and is confronting Barry in front of Team Flash.]
Cisco: Wait a second, how do we know which one's the real Barry?
Past-Barry: Dude. Okay, I've watched Wrath of Khan with you, like, five times.
Cisco: [pointing to Barry] Imposter!
Barry: Yeah. And every time at the end, you turn to me and you say "I have been and always shall be your friend".
Cisco: [pointing to Past-Barry] Ah ha! You imposter! [looks at both Barrys, confused] What is going on here?Hartley: Well, as always, been a pleasure working with you all on this little project. If you need anything in the future, call me. I'm off to a late dinner.
Caitlin: Hmm, dinner. Anyone special?
Hartley: Very. My parentsBarry: [voice-over] Sometimes the only way to move forward is revisit the things in your past that were holding you back. You have to deal with them head-on, no matter how scary they may be. Because once you do, you'll see that you can go further than you've ever imagined.
=== Versus Zoom [2.18] ===
Barry: Sometimes terrible things happen to us when we're children. Things that can define who we become, whether we want them to or not. Some of us become stronger. The people who took me in helped me heal and move past everything that happened. They are responsible for who I've become today. But I know that I'm one of the lucky ones. Not everyone gets that kind of support. Without it, I don't know where I would've ended up. Or what I could've become.Cisco: It's like right now I'm Anakin Skywalker. I got the midi-chlorians. I've got the goods. The force is strong with me. That is something I can feel. But if I start opening breaches into other worlds, doing all this other crazy stuff Reverb was doing, then... what if this how I become Vader?
Barry: Dude, you're never going to become Vader.
Cisco: That is what happened to Reverb. He learned how to use his abilities, and when he felt that... when he felt that power... he succumbed. To the dark side.
Barry: Look, I get it. I really do. Every time I've learned a new ability, I've been terrified about what it might mean for me. What it could do to me, you know? But you were there with me when I learned how to run on water. When I ran up a building or travelled through time. Just like I'm gonna be there every step of the way with you. You got something that Reverb never had, and that's Caitlin and Joe and Iris and Wells and me. Friends. We're gonna look out for you. And we're more than just friends, we're your family.[Wells gives Joe an advanced rifle.]
Joe: How do you use this?
Wells: Make sure you aim it, and then you pull the trigger.
Joe: Smart ass.[Using images of Zoom's parents, Barry is able to capture and unmask him]
Hunter Zolomon: How'd you figure out who I was?
Barry: You made a mistake: you told Caitlin who your doppelgänger was.
Zolomon: I had to do something to get her to stop trying to ... fix me. She's a smart girl. [pause] And that I was Zoom?
Barry: The Velocity-9. When you run fast enough, it turns a speedster's lightning blue. We would've helped you. We would've done anything we could to save your life.
Zolomon: Not everything.
Barry: Caitlin found you a cure!
Zolomon: A temporary one! I'm dying, Barry! There's only one thing that can get me what I need!
Barry: And you just don't care; how many lives you've destroyed trying to get it? How many people you kill?!
Zolomon: No, I don't! That feeling was taken from me a long time ago. [longer pause] We're not so different, you know. What happened to us when we were kids; you could've just as easily become me.
Barry: No. I'd never become like you.
Zolomon: I gotta say, that was smart, using my parents against me. Ah, family: it's such a weakness.
Barry: Not for all of us.
Zolomon: Well, that's where you're wrong. It's time I get what I came for.
Barry: [chuckles] You're not getting anything from me. You're not getting anything from anybody ever again, on any Earth.
Zolomon: [quietly] You can't lock up the darkness.
Barry: What did you just say?
[Zolomon's eyes turn black, and his voice becomes deep and demonic]
Zolomon: You can't lock up the darkness.Joe: Why the charade? Running around dressed like the Flash?
Zolomon: To give people hope, detective.
Zolomon: So I can rip it away from them. It's so fun pretending to be a hero.
Caitlin: You are no hero. You're nothing but a monster.
=== Back to Normal [2.19] ===
Killer Frost: [upon seeing Caitlin] Well, hello, doppelganger of mine. What do you know? I can still pull off brunette.Cisco: Without Caitlin here, I can't really analyze the cells on a molecular level to see what we're dealing with here.
Jesse: You know, I might actually be able to help.
Jesse: Bio-chem was one of my majors in college.
Barry: One of your majors? How many did you have?
Jesse: Five. [off everyone's reaction] What, is that not common here?
Iris: Girl, no, that is not common anywhere.Caitlin: You got hit by the dark matter from the particle accelerator explosion?
Killer Frost: Yes. Right after I flunked out of med school. Had to move back in with my mother
Caitlin: That couldn't have been fun. If... she's anything like mine, I mean.
Killer Frost: Why? Is yours a frigid narcissist, too?
Caitlin: Cold as ice.
Killer Frost: Yeah. Mom was like that ever since Charlie died.
Caitlin: Who's Charlie?
Killer Frost: My brother.
Caitlin: I never had a brother.
Killer Frost: No? Then why was Mom such a bitch on your Earth?
Caitlin: Honestly, I couldn't say.Cisco: Why is it that bad guys always insist on having the creepiest hideouts?
Joe: Because they crazy.Jesse: I'm the reason you killed that man. And that's a really heavy burden to bear.
Wells: I know. I know. I also know that what I've done, it's unforgivable. When your mother died, honey... something inside me broke. I couldn't protect her. And I... I swore... I swore on her grave, no less, that I would protect you, and then Zoom took you, and I snapped. I just snapped. I couldn't breathe, I... I couldn't lose the only other person that I love.
=== Rupture [2.20] ===
Cisco: [talking to himself while controlling a holographic Flash] All right, Cisco. This is where all those countless hours gaming in your basement are about to pay off. Fingers, don't fail me now.Henry: I've watched you grow ever since you became the Flash, and I am so proud of that man. But ask yourself: do you really need powers in order to be that person?Barry: Let's do it. I want to do it. One of the cops that Zoom killed tonight, he had a son. Same age I was when Mom was murdered. And now, another kid has to grow up without one of their parents because The Flash wasn't there to stop that monster. I left this city unprotected by giving up my powers to Zoom. I enabled him to rule this Earth. I need my powers back. Let's do it. Let's set off the particle accelerator.Wells: Well, Ramon, you have the wand?
Cisco: The one I made for Mark Mardon?
Wells: No, the one you built for the Harry Potter convention. Yes, of course, the one you built for Mardon.
Cisco: How do you know about the Harry Potter convention?Zoom: [holding up the destroyed Flash costume] You thought you could give the Flash his speed back? Well done. You killed him instead.
=== The Runaway Dinosaur [2.21] ===
Barry: So you're saying I'm talking to the source of my power, which just so happens to look like my adoptive dad. That's trippy.
Speed Force Joe: [chuckles] We pretty much invented "trippy" here. Speed Force Iris: We thought you'd find this place and our appearance less upsetting. Yet you seem upset.
Barry: My friends, my city... my whole world is in danger. Zoom is on a rampage with the power that he stole from me, and you are keeping me here.
Speed Force Iris: You were given a rare and precious gift. And you rejected it.
Barry: No, I did not reject it. I gave up my powers to save someone's life. To be a hero. I nearly killed myself trying to get them back when you brought me here, wherever here is.
Speed Force Iris: That's not what we meant.
Barry: Look, if you would rather have given these powers to somebody else, why did you give them to me?
Speed Force Iris: Because you're the Flash, Barry.Joe: How are you feeling?
Wally: Tired, but fine, I guess.
Joe: So you don't notice anything different?
Wally: Uh, no.
Joe: I mean, I want you to know you can come and talk to me if you're scared or... you have questions about how your body's changing.
Wally: I think you're a little late for the puberty talk, Dad. I've seen the Internet. Speed Force Nora Allen: [reading "The Runaway Dinosaur"]
Once there was a little dinosaur called a myosaur who lived with his mother.
One day, he told his mother, "I wish I was special like the other dinosaurs."
"If I were a T-rex, I could chomp with my ferocious teeth."Barry: [continuing the story from memory]
"But if you were a T-rex," said his mother, "how would you hug me with your tiny little arms?"
"I wish I were an Apatosaurus," said the little dinosaur, "so with my long neck, I could see high above the treetops."
"But if you were an Apatosaurus," said his mother, "how would you hear me in the treetops when I told you 'I love you'?"
"What makes you so special, little myosaur," said his mother, "isn't your ferocious teeth, or long neck, or pointy beak."
"What makes you special is out of all of the different dinosaurs in the big wide world, you have the mother who is just right for you. And who will always -- "Barry and Nora: [together] "-- love you."Henry: It's been quite a day, huh? Not so much "one thing after another" as "every damn thing all at once".
=== Invincible [2.22] ===
Joe: Wally, these are not just guys, these are metahumans! Leave this to the cops and the Flash!
Wally: The Flash can't be everywhere at once. I... I have to do what I can to help. I have to show him I was worth... being saved.
Joe: Wally... you are worth it.
Wally: Really? Am I? 'Cause last time I checked, I'm the guy who avoided his dying mother for weeks. I'm the guy who shaved a bunch of other guys and illegally took their cars from them. I'm the guy who caused the Flash to lose his powers and start this whole damn "metapocalypse" in the first place.
Joe: Wally --
Wally: Last time I checked, I've a whole lot to make up for. That's what I intend to do.Barry: I'll do whatever it takes to stop you.
Zolomon: If only that were good enough. 'Cause here's the thing... I know you. I know you, I know what's holding you back. You and me, we're really just the same person.
Barry: [scoffs] Yeah, you keep saying that, but it's not gonna make it true.
Zolomon: You'll see, we are. Same tragic background. Same reason for running. Same desire to be the fastest, to be the best. The difference? You think your anger is dirty somehow. You want to be seen as pure. The hero. Doesn't it get exhausting? [shouts] Doesn't it get exhausting, Barry? It was exhausting playing Jay, believe me.
Barry: I'm not pretending.
[Barry is about to run at Zoom when, in the window, a building is seen crumbling.]
Zolomon: Now if it were me, I'd let that building tumble without a second thought. But you? You'll never let that happen, will you? That's why I'm going to beat you, Barry. Because you always have to be the hero. And while you're playing the good little boy,... I'll be busy winning.Cisco: Birds. Why? It's like a Hitchcock movie in my head.Wells: All right, we're synced up with whatever the heck that thing is.
Joe: Finally, something we're both baffled by.
Wells: I am kidding. That, my friend, is a 75 KTSB 40,000-watt reverberating sound amplifier, designed to single out the operating frequency of every single Earth-2 being on this planet, which when contained and magnified by the Flash creating a sound pressure wall around the city, will render all of us Earth-2 beings unconscious. Hence, the safety precautions.
Henry: [shrugging] I'm baffled by it.Barry: Listen, I've been thinking about Wally some more.
Joe: Are you gonna talk to him again?
Barry: No, I'm not.
Joe: Why not?
Barry: Because he's your son, Joe.
Joe: I know he's my son.
Barry: No, what I mean is, he's got your values. He's got your inner drive to help people do what's right. We're supposed to think we're something we're not until we become that thing. That's that path that Wally's on. I'm not gonna stop him from being the hero he's gonna become. I really don't think you should, either.
Joe: [in good humor] I can't wait until you have kids and they torture you. I'm gonna laugh in your face.
Barry: [amused] All right, Gramps.
Joe: My grandkids are gonna call me "Pa-pa".
Barry: [walking away laughing] All right.
=== The Race of His Life [2.23] ===
Barry: Zoom's still out there. We need to come up with a plan.
Cisco: The man can crack open breaches to Earth-2. I mean, if he can do that, what else can he do that we don't know about?
Barry: Right after he killed his time remnant, he told me I was "almost ready."
Iris: Almost ready for what?
Barry: I don't know.
Cisco: Yep. Classic psychopath. Why can't they ever just say what they want to do? We also have to figure out why I keep vibing Earth-2 being ripped to shreds.
Cisco: It's like I'm watching Transformers in 4-D, but, like, ten times more realistic and with much better acting.Barry: [to Wally and Iris] Don't worry. I'm gonna save your Dad.
Wally: No. You're gonna save our Dad.
Barry: Get back to S.T.A.R. Labs. It's safer.
Cisco: We're not going anywhere. You got eyes and ears right here.
Caitlin: Either he goes, or we all die together.
Wells: We believe in you.
[Barry starts to go.]
Iris: Wait. Barry... kick his ass.Barry: What are the rules?
Zolomon: One lap around the inside of this loop will produce about 1 gigawatt of energy, and I need 500-plus to power the Magnetar enough to do the job. Once it's full, I win, because there is no stopping it.
Barry: So all I have to do to beat you is stop you before that happens.
Zolomon: Yep. It's that simple. But if at any point, you decide you don't want to race anymore, dear old dad number two is a dead man, as well as your little fan club.
Barry: They're not my fan club. They're the reason that I'm running. Why I'm gonna beat you.
Zolomon: [scoffs] Let's see what you're made of, "Flash".
[They both put on their masks and get on their marks.]
Barry: Just say when, Zoom.
Zoom: [in altered voice] Run, Barry. Run!
[Both take off running.]Wally: Okay, so you ran back in time and made a copy of yourself?
Barry: Well, uh... basically, yeah.
Jesse: It's called a time remnant.
Barry: It's not... something that I can do every day, but I needed a way to draw the Time Wraiths out of the Speed Force, hoping that they'd be more upset at what Zoom had done than they'd be at me.
Joe: [to Iris] Is that what I look like when they start talking about science?
Iris: Pretty much.
Joe: Don't worry, Wally, it'll get easier to understand.
Wally: But how does that even work?
Barry: Same way Zoom did it. I ran back in time moments before I left. It's the only way I could be in two places at once.
Wally: [still a bit confused] O-okay, so the-the time remnant, it's still you.
Caitlin: But he died.
Barry: I...uh, he was willing to sacrifice himself for all of us.
Iris: That's how much he loved us.
Wally: You know what, we'll just forget about it. Uh, Barry, I'm glad you're okay.Barry: Can't stop thinking about my dad's doppelganger. Seeing him, knowing that he's out there, that should've made it easier. It doesn't. It just made me miss him even more.
Iris: I can't even imagine how hard that must have been.
Barry: We just won. We just beat Zoom. Why does it feel like I just lost?
Iris: Because you've lost a lot in your life, Barry. More than most. But... maybe you and me, seeing where this thing goes, maybe that can give you something for a change.
Barry: That's all I've ever wanted to hear you say. And I wish that I was in a place where I could try that with you. But I feel so hollowed out inside right now. I feel more broken than I've ever felt in my life. If I'm ever gonna be worth anything to you, I need to fix what's wrong with me. I need to find some... some peace.
Iris: Barry, listen to me. You waited for me for years. You let me get to a place where this is possible. So I am telling you: I am gonna do the same thing for you. Wherever you need to go, whatever you need to do... do it. And when you get back, I'll be here.
Iris: I love you, Barry.
[Barry and Iris kiss.]
Barry: I love you, too. And I always will.
== Season 3 ==
Opening voiceoverMy 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 metahumans like me. After defeating Zoom and saving the multiverse, I ran back in time and created the alternate timeline "Flashpoint". I restored the timeline to how it was, only to find things weren't as I left them. I brought new threats to our world, and I'm the only one fast enough to stop them. I am the Flash.
=== Flashpoint [3.01] ===
Eobard Thawne: So, what should we call this brave new world you've whipped up for us? I was thinking... "Flashpoint".Wally: I was in a coma for nine months, and when I woke up, I was the fastest man alive. The Flash.
Barry: More like... Kid Flash.
Wally: ... Don't call me that.
Iris: I call you that.
Wally: Okay, how about no one calls me that.Thawne: You know what you have to do. You have to take me back to that night and let me finish what I started.
Barry: You go to hell!!
Thawne: You're taking both of us there! NOW who's the villain, Flash?! NOW who's the villain?!Cisco: So you're saying that there's a timeline out there where I'm not rich? Boy, that's a glitch in the universe.Iris: Listen to me, Barry. You said we love each other in that other life. If I were your Iris from over there, I'm sure I would know exactly what to say, but I don't. All I can say is... I believe in you. And you can stop this guy. Be the Flash, Barry, because that's who you are. You're the Flash.
[Some of Barry's memories return to him.]
Barry: I'm the Flash.
=== Paradox [3.02] ===
Felicity: There's a whole new guy at work that you didn't even know about?
Barry: Yeah, and he's worked there for almost a year. And he doesn't like me very much, apparently.
Felicity: Well, that's impossible. Everybody likes Barry Allen. You're like pudding. Everybody likes pudding.
Barry: Not everyone.Barry: Look, I've learned... all this stuff that I didn't know before, okay? I'm not gonna make the same mistakes --
Jay: -- mistakes. Yeah, what you just said right there? That is the paradox of time travel, and also the paradox of life. I mean, "If I only knew then what I know now" --
Barry: But why have these powers, if I can't go back and fix what I broke?
Jay: We're not gods, we're men... who, for whatever reason, have been given extraordinary abilities. The question you need to ask yourself is... what kinda hero are you gonna be? Are you just gonna take a do-over every time you make a mistake, or will you live with them ... and move forward?Cisco: I've been trying this whole time to get you to do this one thing for me. But you kept saying "No, Cisco." "I can't, Cisco." "I would never do that, Cisco." And now you're telling me you went and did it for yourself.
Barry: Were you listening? It went bad, it went really bad.
Cisco: I don't care! At least I'd have my brother back.
Barry: Yeah, you would have him back. But, because of it, somebody might have something happen to them that's just as awful as what happened to Dante, and trust me, you don't want that on your conscience. It's a heavy burden to bear. And I don't know how many times I've said this, but... I'm really sorry about Dante, man.
Cisco: "Sorry" doesn't change anything.
Barry: No, it doesn't. But I can't go back. I can't change it. All I can do is move forward. I really hope you can, too.Edward Clariss: You found me again, Flash. I wondered how long it'd take you to figure it out.
Barry: Wasn't too hard.
Clariss: See you didn't bring your little sidekick with you, though.
Barry: Nope. Just me.
Clariss: That's too bad. I brought one. [ Alchemy shoots Barry with a bolt of energy.] Oh, and Flash? A little quaking in your boots wouldn't be inappropriate.Iris: Look, guys, we're like a family here, okay? And sometimes families get mad at each other for screwing up. I know that all too well. But they also forgive. Because, after a while, it just seems silly when you stop and think about it.
=== Magenta [3.03] ===
Joe: What'd you find out?
Barry: Okay, get this. So the outer layer of the lamppost is a half an inch thick. But to bend even a quarter of an inch of steel requires 177 tons of tensile strength. So...
Joe: So we're looking for a meta with super-strength.
Barry: Well, I'm not sure yet, but that's as much as I could find.
Joe: What? Why?
Julian Albert: Because I showed up. Yes, any problems with Barry's little theory is that there were no fingerprints on the post.
Barry: Again, Julian, not my theory. And the meta could have been wearing gloves.
Julian: Yes, perhaps. But the curvature on the post suggests that equal amounts of pressure were applied to the whole thing at the same time. So, unless our strongman has a wingspan of over twenty feet...
Joe: Something else caused it.
Julian: Yes.Barry: Hey, Joe. Did you talk to Wally? He still seems a little bummed.
Joe: Eh, it's not gonna fix itself overnight, but it's all good. He gets it.
Joe: And I gotta be honest, it was one of my better Dad Cop speeches.
Barry: What's "Dad Cop"?
Joe: Uh, there's Good Cop, Bad Cop,... and Dad Cop. Firm but reassuring. Cuts to the point.
Barry: I don't think I know that one.
Joe: Yeah, I didn't use it on you. Wally's different than you, Barry. You're like a... second daughter. You overshare your feelings. Him, I gotta be a little more... nuanced.
Barry: [taking that in] Huh. Cool.
Joe: I'm messing with you. [He and Barry share a little laugh] I'll talk at'cha if I get any leads on Frankie, all right? [walks off]
Barry: All right. [mutters to himself] "Second daughter"? What is he... talking about?Caitlin: Listen, Harry! Maybe the reason [Jesse]'s shutting you out is because you're not trying to understand what she's going through. Maybe if you helped her navigate her powers rather than just assuming they'll destroy her, she'd turn to you rather than push you away.Barry: You said it. Everything's different here. There's a guy creating metahumans, innocent people, because I changed the timeline. It's on me.
Wells: Yeah, well, I think I know a thing or two about what that feels like. I keep making mistakes. I make mistakes, then I want to make up for my mistakes, then I just make more mistakes. Next thing I know, I have a daughter that won't even speak to me.
Barry: How do we keep from messing things up when all we want to do is help?
Wells: I dunno. But you did once tell me that you have to trust that in the long run, the decisions you make are the right ones.
Wells: I was always too good at forgiving myself, Allen. And you were never good enough.Wells: Go help him.
Wells: You need to get out there. Now.
Jesse: Are you sure?
Wells: Yes, I'm sure. I know you can do it. You're more than fast enough. Now run, Jesse. Run.
=== The New Rogues [3.04] ===
Jesse: Okay. Well, that wasn't very heroic.
Barry: Nope. But there is a lesson in there somewhere.
Jesse: What's that?
Barry: The difference between having powers and having precision.
Jesse: Well, what do you mean?
Barry: I mean it's gonna take more than speed to take down some of these metas. You gotta think. Anticipate. When you enter a new environment, you gotta case every inch of it. Never run in blind. [realizing] Oh, my God. I've become Oliver. Heh.Caitlin: Hey, Harry. Are you really sure you have to leave?
Wells: Just a lot I still have to fix on my Earth.
Cisco: Yeah, but you know it's more fun when you're here helping us fix stuff on our Earth.
Barry: He's right. Hasn't been the same without you.
Caitlin: The team doesn't feel complete without Harrison Wells,
Wells: Then change that. There's a whole multiverse of Harrison Wells out there at your fingertips. Want one? Let's go get one.[Sam Scudder's picture and information are on the monitor screen.]
Caitlin: Good-looking guy. [off everyone's looks] For a criminal.
Barry: Well, he's more than just a criminal, now. Apparently, he's a meta who can travel through mirrors.
Cisco: Oh! Oh, I got this one! He's, um...
Wells: Mirror Master.
Cisco: What the...
Barry: That's good.
Wells: Thank you. We had a Mirror Master on our Earth. Evan McCulloch. Wasn't a meta, though. He had some kind of mirror gun that he used.
Barry: How'd it work?
Wells: Must have had dimensional warping tech that changed everything into two dimensions.
Barry: Well, Scudder is hell-bent on finding Snart. He's going after anybody that worked with him in the past. Joe's interviewing one of them right now.
Cisco: Well, all of Snart's known associates are either presumed dead or gone AWOL. Except for one.
[Rosalind Dillon's picture and information appears on the monitor screen.]
Barry: That's her.
Wells: Rosalind Dillon.
Caitlin: Says she has the ability to induce crippling vertigo.
Cisco: [quickly] Oh! Um, uh, a top. Like a top. She's a top. That's her name. Top. Amazing. [to Wells] What, you wanna GO ?!?
Caitlin: O-kay.[Cisco, Caitlin and Wells are reviewing the hologram of Harrison Wells of Earth-19.]
Wells of Earth-19: Hello, hello, hello. Hello out there in the multiverse, whoever you may be. Um... I really enjoyed cracking the cryptogram you broadcast. I like the cute trick, embedding the secondary message in the primary data... it's clever. Most people wouldn't've caught it, I caught it, but that's the point. You need a genius, I guess, to help you in your fight against these awful meta-hominids. Well, I gotta tell ya, I gotta tell ya, to me... that sounds like fun. So, I'll enclose my curriculum vitae. You already know we speak the same language. Take a look. Tell me what you think. 'Til our next communion. Oh. Where are my manners? Thank you. [hologram freezes]
Cisco: Not bad.
Caitlin: Not bad at all. Harry?
Caitlin: Wh... Wait a minute. That guy cracked the code and he wants to do it.
Cisco: And he's nice and he's not evil, and that's a combination of Wells we haven't had thus far.
Wells: All my life, anyone I've ever hired to work for me, I have trusted my gut. My gut tells me that's not the guy. Keep looking.[Barry is trapped inside a mirror.]
Iris: What's it like in there?
Barry: Ummm... Dark. Look, Iris, uh... I'm sorry that I'm... stuck right now.
Iris: Oh, honey, I know that you're stuck. It's okay, we are gonna get you outta there.
Barry: No. [laughs] No, that was misleading. Not the mirror. I mean with us. This thing with Joe and... You were right, it's not Joe, it's me. It's my problem. I've just been feeling nervous about this new dynamic between the three of us. I dunno. I have everything that I have ever wanted right now, and I've never had that in my life. And in a lot of ways, it's scarier than having nothing, because... it's easier to fail than to succeed. I really want to succeed.
=== Monster [3.05] ===
H.R. Wells: You have Hitchcock on this Earth? Brilliant. "Murder on the Titanic"! "Who did it?" "Who cares? We're drowning."Julian: Don't worry. I have four years training in the military.
Barry: Even still, since when does a CSI carry a gun?
Julian: Since there were monsters in our city.Julian: This is exactly what I was talking about. Some meta's been gifted with this incredible power, and this is the very best thing they can do with it. Terrorize a city, it's... it's pathetic.
Barry: But why exactly do you hate metas so much?
Julian: If you think I'm going to break down now, and tell you that one of them killed my parents, and that's why I have to do this job... I'm not. I'm going "I don't need a deep personal reason to hate metas", Allen. I just need to see person after person transformed, given these extraordinary abilities and watch them be squandered. Robbing banks, hurting people, spreading fear. Well, it's not just a crime... it's an absolute waste. Can you imagine what it would be like to have those powers? I mean, I would... I'd be helping people. I would be improving the world. I guess I wasn't one of the chosen few, was I?Joe: You been hanging out here a lot lately.
Iris: Yeah, well, there's a lot of scared people with this monster running around the city.
Joe: Oh, we'll get him. We always do.
Iris: Oh, yeah? Is that a quote I can use for my article?
Joe: [emphatically] No!
Iris: All right, it was worth a try.Cisco: [after reviewing H.R.'s CV] Is any of what's on here true?
H.R.: All of it.
Barry: How? You can barely turn on a computer.
H.R.: There are two parts to every idea. There is the inception and the execution... I provide the former.
Iris: So you come up with the ideas.
H.R.: Yeah. I don't know how to implement them. I'm the idea man.
=== Shade [3.06] ===
H.R.: "If a string is in a knot / Patience will untie it / Patience can do lots of things / Have you ever tried it?" My dead ma used to say that to me all the time, any time I had a problem. Now I have a problem. I guess I'm going to use that adage to figure it out. "S.T.A.R. Labs Museum". Think about it. [leaves the lab]
Cisco: You think everyone on Earth-19 is missing crayons in the box, or just him?Wally: Why don't we say what this is really about? You're okay with Barry having powers. You're okay with Barry running into danger, fighting all these metas. He could screw up over and over again, and you're okay with all of it because he's Barry. But you won't give me the same amount of leeway because at the end of the day, you just don't... trust me.
Barry: You know that's not true, Wally.
Wally: I don't need you to fight my dad's battles for him. Say it, Joe. You don't... trust me, do you?
Wally: That's what I thought. [leaves]Julian: Particulae around the eye. The crushed larynx. This poor chap has got fingerprints all around his neck. He's clearly been strangled.
Barry: I heard multiple witnesses said the man was attacked by a shadow.
Julian: Huh. So a meta from Neverland's made the trip to Central City. Fabulous.Joe: Listen,... you were right. I do treat Barry differently than I treat you. But not because I think Barry's better than you.
Wally: Then why?
Joe: Wally, you're a lot like I was when I was a kid. You're fearless, and you take risks, and that makes you a handful just like I was. And now you're getting powers. That, alone, would make me nervous because I know what I would have done if I got powers. But you're not getting your speed the same way Barry got his. You're getting your speed the same way Magenta and the Rival got theirs. So it's not that I don't trust you, Wally, it's just that I don't trust what's going on with you right now, and that scares the living hell outta me.Iris: I hate that we have to do this. He so badly wanted powers, and now to keep him locked up so he doesn't get them, it's...
Barry: It's hard, I know.
Iris: I don't know if you actually do.
Barry: What does that mean?
Iris: All Wally wants to do is to help people. And to see you do that every day while all he can do is stand by and watch... it's hard being a bystander sometimes.
Barry: You don't... feel that way, too, do you?
Iris: Barry,... c'mon. My contributions here are limited. I don't know science. I don't have powers. I don't know how to help you.
Barry: I couldn't do this without you.
Iris: It's not true.
Barry: That is true. Whether you realize it or not, there is no Flash without Iris West.
=== Killer Frost [3.07] ===
Barry: Cait, I know what a risk you took using your powers. Thank you.
Caitlin: I didn't do anything.
Barry: Well, you saved my life.
Caitlin: You've saved mine plenty of times.Barry: He said his name was Savitar.
H.R.: Hindu god of motion.
Cisco: What? How do you know that?
H.R.: Crossword puzzle wizard. On two planets, I might add. 12 across, 7 letters. Savitar. Bam. Hindu god of motion.
Barry: He said he was God.
Cisco: That's -- that's nice. That's not scary. At all.Barry: I know that we love you, and we would do everything that we can to help you. You and I, we've been through too much together to let each other down now. Please, let me help you.
Caitlin: Like you helped your mother?
Caitlin: Or Wally? Or me? You keep messing with everyone's lives, wrecking everything, and we're left behind to pick up the pieces from your mistakes. Some things you break can't be put back together.Caitlin: Both of my parents are doctors. It's all I ever wanted to be. Growing up, I used to practice the Hippocratic Oath. I was obsessed with it. If anyone was even going to step on a bug, I would say, "Do no harm." It's built into my DNA. Unfortunately, my DNA isn't what it used to be. So, believe me when I say, answer every one of my questions, or I will harm you and your family.Iris: Barry, you are an incredible C.S.I. and no one in this building cares more about helping people find justice than you. And that was long before you were The Flash. This lab, it's your life.
Barry: You're my life. Both of you. And Wally and Caitlin and Cisco. If these past few months have taught me anything, it's that I would give up everything I have to keep you all safe. No regrets.
Joe: Every time I think you've run out of ways to be a hero, you show me another one.
=== Invasion! [3.08] ===
This episode is Part One of a crossover event called Invasion!. For quotations, see the related page.
=== The Present [3.09] ===
Barry: It was nice, having you out there with me.
Jay: Yeah, I never had a sidekick.
Barry: Oh, I'm your sidekick?
Jay: Well, as a senior partner....
Barry: "Senior citizen" is more like it.Joe: Hey. You put my son's life in danger. Again.
H.R.: And he saved Barry's life. Joe, why... why do you think I help Wally? 'Cause I'm selfish, 'cause I get something? I don't get anything out of it. I help Wally 'cause the kid is special. He's extraordinary. His powers are extraordinary. Look, I get it. I'm not his dad. I don't have the same safety concerns as you, of course not. But Joe, one thing I do know: the longer you deny someone their potential, the more they're gonna look for it elsewhere.Savitar: [speaking through Julian] Hello, Barry. It's been a while.
Savitar: None of you are on your knees. It's a smart move to bow before a deity.
Barry: You're not a god.
Savitar: To be a god, you just have to make people believe you are.
Iris: No one believes in you.
Savitar: You should, Iris. I hold the power of life and death over all of you.
Caitlin: How do you know so much about us?
Savitar: I know you, Caitlin. Cisco. Joe. Wally. The fake Wells. I know your fears, I know your weaknesses, I know you better than you know yourselves. I know your destinies. One shall betray you. One shall fall. One will suffer a fate far worse than death. This is the knowledge I have for you. About your everlasting damnation.Jay: What you saw was one possibility of the future. What may be, or what may not.
Barry: Okay, then I can stop this from happening. I can run back there --
Jay: You can't go back there! Not again. Not ever.
Barry: All right, then I'll figure out exactly how it happened, how we wind up on that street, and I'll just make sure that we don't go there. I mean, if we don't go there...
Jay: Barry! This is why speedsters don't travel to the future. Nobody should know this much about their own. Just as there are infinite Earths in the multiverse, there are infinite possibilities to the future. It's always bending, always changing. Every decision you make creates another alternative.
Barry: I won't let Iris die.
Jay: The future isn't written yet. And it might not even turn out to be what you saw. You need to focus on the here and now. You have to live your life.[Barry has brought Iris to a new, empty apartment.]
Iris: I... I don't understand. Where are we?
Barry: I couldn't sleep on Cisco's couch anymore, and your place is... sorta small for two. So I signed a lease and I put both of our names on it.
Iris: I got you a wallet.
Barry: I'm sure I'll love it.
Iris: Barry, this is a big step.
Barry: Not for me. [gives her a key and embraces her] I don't know what's gonna happen in the future. All I know is, right here, right now, I want to spend every moment I can with you. You're the first thing I want to see when I wake up, and the last thing I --
[Iris kisses Barry.]
Iris: I love you, Barry Allen.
Barry: I love you, Iris West.
=== Borrowing Problems From The Future [3.10] ===
New opening voiceoverMy 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 metahumans like me. In an attempt to stop the evil speedster Savitar, I was accidentally thrust into the future, and I saw him murder the woman that I love. But I won't let that happen. I'm gonna do everything in my power to change the future, and I'm the only one fast enough to keep her alive. I am the Flash.
Joe: Okay, well, remember, the best way to teach somebody something is to throw 'em in the deep end. That's how I taught you how to swim.
Barry: That was... I'm sill mad about that.
Joe: You can swim now, can't you?
Barry: ...Yeah.Barry: Did you ask Julian to join Team... Star Labs?
Caitlin: I know, he's an acquired taste, but–
Cisco: Yeah, well he is Doctor Alchemy, the big bad's little bad.
Iris: Yeah, he gave Wally his powers.
Wally: That I don't mind.
Caitlin: Guys, I need his help. I'm sorry Cisco, but these cuffs, they aren't cutting it. Every night when I go to bed, I'm afraid that I'll wake up... be her. Maybe Julian can think of something that we haven't. [pause] Barry, when your mom was murdered, Joe and Iris, they took you in. Cisco, when Dante died, I slept on your couch to keep you company. The things we see, the things that we face, no one can do this alone. Trying is the biggest mistake that you can make.Barry: Wally. What was that? I mean, you're supposed to be shadowing me.
Wally: Wh-wait, you're mad at me? I thought...
Barry: Observe and learn. That's it.
Barry: That's it!
Joe: Barr, ease up. Wally just saved your life.
Barry: I'm sorry, Wally, but if you can't learn to follow orders, this deal between us, it's over.Barry: You all right?
Wally: I'm good, dude. You can have this one.
Barry: No, Wally, this one has to be you.
Barry: Because if you take down Plunder, the news report that says I captured him in the future, it's wrong. We can prove that we can alter the future here and now.
Wally: So that's why you sent me out here.
Barry: Hey, I sent you out here because you're a hero. Iris needs a hero now, Wally.H.R.: I asked myself to say a few words. On this occasion... a home, more than bricks and mortar, and a turtle. It's uh, it's a feeling. It's a feeling of belonging, isn't it? Of, of love, of course. Of hope, for the future. I don't know if I have ever met two people who are more suited to one another than you two. [raises his glass] To Barry and Iris.
=== Dead or Alive [3.11] ===
[Cisco hits Gypsy's hand with a vibe wave after she shoots H.R. Caitlin rushes over to H.R.]
Caitlin: Where does it hurt?
H.R.: Every. Where.
Gypsy: You can vibe? [pleased] Oh, I like it.
Cisco: Slow down there. Let's just talk about this, like two adults. Over coffee. Or maybe dinner, if you prefer that. There's a great Thai place up the road if you like Thai. [offers to shake hands] I'm Cisco, by the way. You must be Gypsy. It's nice to meet you.
Caitlin: Are you asking her out on a date?
H.R.: Are you kidding me?
Cisco: I am negotiating!Cisco: By the laws of Earth 19, I hereby challenge you for possession of H.R. Wells! If you want, we could solve this another way. There's a great spot for drinks-
Gypsy: You realize trial by combat is to the death?
Cisco: Yeah! For the loser. [Gypsy laughs] Listen, you want him? You have to come and claim him.
Cisco: [turning around to Barry and H.R.] That's Arwen!
Gypsy: I take it you also want the customary 24 hours to prepare?
Cisco: Do I want the customary-
H.R.: Yes, you do.
Cisco: I would love to take advantage of the customary 24 hours, if you don't mind.
Gypsy: Very well. One day.
Cisco: One day.
Gypsy: See you then. [vibes open a portal and leaves]
Cisco: She's gonna kill me, isn't she?Iris: Okay, look, I know everyone is working really hard to prevent Savitar from...
Wally: ... Yeah.
Iris: But honestly, these could be my last few months on Earth.
Wally: Could you not talk like that?
Iris: I'm just being realistic, Wally. I get to do that. Look, I want my life to mean something. More than just as a daughter or as a sister, or as a girlfriend. But as a reporter. This story can do that. It can say that I, Iris West, mattered.
Wally: You know, my life was a lot easier before I had a sister.
Iris: It's a lot better now, isn't it?Cisco: Oh. Hey. I'd be careful if I were you. Last thing we want is for me to touch a button and blow your head off, right? [laughs mockingly] 'Cause I don't know what I'm doing, right?
Barry: You know I don't think that.
Cisco: Yeah, well, you have a very, very strange way of showing it.
Barry: You're right, man. I'm sorry. I don't know, I just... guess this whole "not getting faster" thing, it just has me rattled. I was always able to do it before, you know? I mean, against Reverse-Flash, and then against Zoom, but... Savitar's on a whole other level. And knowing what he'll do to Iris if I fail...
Cisco: I'm afraid just thinking what's gonna happen to H.R. if I don't beat Gypsy. But you, you're the hero. I mean,... how do you handle all this pressure all the time?
Barry: By just leaning on all of you guys. You know, I mean you're always in my corner, helping me face my fears. And it is okay to be afraid, trust me. And when you are, I'll be there. In your corner.[During their duel, Gypsy vibes her and Cisco to a planet of molten rock.]
Gypsy: Well, this is hot.
Cisco: I think you're flirting with me to distract me 'cause you're afraid.
Gypsy: Ha. My collection record is flawless. In these trials, I am undefeated.
Cisco: [laughs] Oh, please. Everybody's got a weakness. Even you.
[Gypsy throws Cisco back to Earth-1 and follows him.]
Gypsy: Says the man afraid of showing everyone how powerful he can be. You and I resonate on a similar frequency. I can feel it. Yet you allow your fear and insecurity to hold you back. That's why you're gonna lose.
=== Untouchable [3.12] ===
Wally: So this is it. huh?
Barry: Yeah. This is the starting line to our race. Cisco set up sensors all along the course and he'll be tracking our speed all the way to the finish line on the other side of town.
Wally: No, I meant "This is it." You know, the day the greatest upset in speedster history goes down.
Barry: Wally. Man, this isn't about winning or losing, okay? This is about training. So you can get faster and beat Savitar and save Iris.
Wally: [serious] Yeah. Which I'm gonna do.
Wally: [back to enthused] But first I'm gonna make you eat my dust, I'm sorry.
Barry: Okay, you know there is a reason they call me "The Fastest Man Alive".[Caitlin and Julian prepare to do an autopsy on a metahuman's murder victim.]
Caitlin: What's his name?
Julian: Doesn't really matter much now, does it?
Caitlin: Of course. I should call him by his name. After everything he's been through, he deserves that much respect.
Julian: He is a corpse. Thus impervious to such bedside manners.
Caitlin: Well, thank goodness, 'cause I'd hate to have to subject him to yours.[Training to phase through matter, Wally crashes into a wall at super-speed.]
Wally: That hurt like...
H.R.: Like you ran into a giant wooden wall, 'cause you did.[While treating Iris with her cold powers, Caitlin begins to revert to Killer Frost.]
Caitlin: Just a little bit longer and she's dead. How's that for changing the future?
Julian: I know who you are, Caitlin. You do not want to do this.
Caitlin: This is who I am. You said it, it's time for me to take responsibility for my actions. Time for me to own who I really am.
Julian: Who you are is Caitlin Snow. I know first hand the battle going on inside of you. I know what it feels like. When it happened to me, I lost. All right? I was weak. And I let it win. And I did... I did horrible things to a lot of good people, and you don't have to do that. You're not gonna do that. You're stronger than that, Caitlin, you're far stronger than I am. You're one of the strongest people I've ever known. You can win this fight. [puts a gentle hand on her arm, speaks softly] Iris needs your help now.
[Caitlin's eyes turn normal again as she regains control, and she resumes helping Iris.]Iris: You know, sometimes it feels like the Flash is this guy my boyfriend becomes when he runs off to save other people. Like I'm the only one who doesn't get the Flash. He felt separate from you. But yesterday, when you saved me, I remembered that I have no reason to be scared. The man I love is a superhero. I love and trust you, Barry Allen, the Flash. I love all of you. And I always will.
=== Attack on Gorilla City [3.13] ===
[Jesse has mistaken H.R. for her father.]
Caitlin: Jesse, that's not who you think it is. This is H.R. You met him briefly before you left last time.
H.R.: [bows dramatically] At your service, madame.
Wally: He's Harry's replacement.
H.R.: Some would say "improvement".
Cisco: Um... this is Harry's daughter.
Cisco: He's been kidnapped.
H.R.: Ee... I didn't know. I'm so... I thought...
Jesse: Sorry about that.
H.R.: I'm sorry, too. I'm sorry I took the smile from your face.Julian: Fascinating. Do you often travel to other Earths?
Barry: No. Uh, well... when I have to. Look, Julian, will you just tell Singh that, I don't know, I'm under the weather or something? It's, you know, it is kinda what we do on Team Flash. We cover for each other.
Julian: What does Caitlin think of all this multiverse-hopping? Does she approve?
Barry: She's coming with me.
Julian: [shocked] You're letting her go?
Barry: It's her choice.
Julian: Allen, it's not a wise move, surely. She can barely control her cold powers as is.
Barry: We might need her for Grodd.
Julian: Grodd? [realizing] Telepathic gorilla?
Julian: Where are you going? Are you going to Planet of the Apes?
Barry: No, it's just a... city of them. Will you cover for me?
Julian: Are you going to Planet of the Apes?
Barry: I'm not going to Planet of the Apes, okay? Calm down. Will you cover for me?
Julian: I've got you, yeah, of course.[Barry has just defeated Solovar in the Gorilla City arena and speaks to the gorilla assemblage.]
Barry: I won't kill him! I WON'T ! I know how you all fear humans! You think we want war with gorillakind. We don't. We're not all murderers and killers. We only want peace. Which is why I'm sparing your leader! We call it "mercy"!H.R.: What you doing up there?
Jesse: Just, uh... hanging out.
H.R.: What are... what are you thinking about?
Jesse: Wally. He wants me to stay here with him.
H.R.: Ah. Yeah, he does. Guy is no dummy. Congratulations. Oh, that's great. Love... nothing like young love.
Jesse: Yeah, I just... I don't... I don't know if it's the right thing.
Jesse: He's on his own journey. Besides, my dad just got captured by gorillas. And if... if he does come back, how could I ever tell him I'm leaving?
H.R.: Well, 'cause you're human. That's... that's how. That's what we do. Look, my point is this. When it comes to love, you gotta go for it. You know? Everything else be damned. 'Cause if you don't, you're gonna end up being the kind of person that lives the rest of their life with regret. I mean, I know that telling your dad that, you know, you're... you're switching Earths, that's gonna be a difficult conversation to have, but one that you've got to go for if you want to be happy. But, that's just my opinion. What do I know? I'm just a handsomer guy than your dad with a song in his heart. Good luck, Jesse.Caitlin: I like you, Julian. I do. And I like that you like me. But I'm also afraid of my powers. And not what they could do to me, but what they could do to anyone who gets close to me.
Julian: Caitlin, I'm not afraid
Caitlin: You should be. Fear me, Julian. It's not a threat. Just good advice
Julian: Okay. Fine. I'll fear you. You know what really helps me when I'm scared?
Julian: Just a good filet steak. [Caitlin smiles.] Bit of Béarnaise on the side, mashed potatoes. Does the trick every time.
Julian: I promise. I think we should find a local steakhouse and be terrified together.
Caitlin: Sure. Together it is.
[Julian and Caitlin walk off arm in arm.]
=== Attack on Central City [3.14] ===
H.R.: [about the way Harry brushes his teeth] O-ooh. You go front-to-back. Toothbrush. You go front-to-back? 'Cause I'm a small-circles kinda guy. Wonder how the other Wells brushes his teeth.
Harry: The murderer?
H.R.: I'm fascinated by the subtle differences between us, you know?
Harry: And the not-so-subtle ones.
H.R.: Like what?
Harry: Like the fact that I'm a genius, and you're a moron. [spits his toothpaste into H.R.'s coffee mug, then leaves]
H.R.: [still in good humor] Okay. See you at the party.Cisco: [trying to convince Gypsy to help Team Flash] Don't tell me you're gonna run away from this.
Gypsy: I never run.
Cisco: Then stand and fight with us. We need you.
Gypsy: You need me. Are you trying to Luke Starkiller me?
Cisco: [amused at the reference] What if I am? Is that what it's gonna take to get you to stay? Here's a bonus: you get to spend extra time with this face [points to his face]. Look at this face, c'mon. Who doesn't want to get to spend extra time with this guy?Barry: No matter what I do to stop Grodd, he just keeps finding new ways to attack, new ways to destroy, and I... Iris doesn't think I should, but the only way this ends is if I kill him.
Harry: "Kill him". That might be the most idiotic thing I've ever heard you say.
Barry: Wait, what?
Harry: Iris is right. You don't want to listen, go ahead, keep being an idiot.
Barry: I don't understand.
Harry: Don't. Kill. Grodd.
Barry: Harry, you of all people should understand. You would've killed to save Jesse. You were gonna kill Zoom.
Harry: Barry, there's a thousand things I've done... that I'm not proud of. Some of them recently. Every time I do one of those things, it makes it easier to do it the next time. I look at you, out there battling the darkness with honor and hope, and I'm reminded that there's always another way. Always. Killing Grodd is not your answer. Saving one life doesn't justify taking another. Find the other way.Cisco: Gypsy, please. (Grodd)'s gonna destroy my city. And he's gonna hurt the people I love.
Gypsy: I told you before, that's not my problem. Look, just go back to Earth-1 before someone sees you and I have to do something that I don't want to.
Cisco: You know, you told me I could do things with my powers I'd never even imagined. And you're right. 'Cause I'm not just vibing people anymore, I'm vibing what they feel. You know what I'm getting right here, right now, from you? You're more than this. You're like me. You want to do something good. Look, we need something to stop Grodd, and I'm gonna need your help getting it. Please, be the hero I know you wanna be.Iris: What is all this?
Barry: I've been really busy recently with trying to avoid the future, and I forgot that there's always another way.
Iris: What is that?
Barry: Making the future. [opens a box containing an antique engagement ring] Our future. [gets down on one knee] My great-grandfather gave this to my great-grandmother after World War Two. He wanted to propose before he was shipped out, but he didn't have the money. And he bought this three years later when he was stationed in London. Fought his way across France, all the way to Berlin, with this ring around his neck with his dog-tags. And when he got back, she was waiting for him in the dock of the Brooklyn Navy yards. He proposed on the spot. After my mom passed away, Joe held on to this for me. Until tonight.
Barry: Iris West... will you marry me?
=== The Wrath of Savitar [3.15] ===
Caitlin: Is the reason you don't want to do this (be mind-linked again with Savitar) because... you don't want me to see it?
Julian: I just think... hearing his voice come out of me... it just makes it impossible for you to see me as normal-
Caitlin: Hey. [puts her hand on top of Julian's] I've had somebody else's voice coming out of my mouth, and you were still able to see the real me. How about trusting that I can do the same thing?
[Julian looks at Caitlin, then leans forward and kisses her.]
Julian: Sorry. I just wanted to do that, in case you changed your mind later.
Caitlin: [smiling] Quite all right.Savitar: [speaking through Julian] Bow before my greatness. Be in awe as you are in the presence of the almighty.
Barry: Enough with the religious nonsense. You're just a man. Like me.
Savitar: I'm nothing like you, Barry. You're cruel. You're selfish. From my perspective, you're the Big Bad.
H.R.: [scoffs] Stupid.
Savitar: Still here, pretender? Still trying to find your "place"?
H.R.: I've found my place. It's standing here with these people, against you.
Savitar: You know, the sad thing is that you live. You survive my wrath. The coward. [to Barry] Irony.Iris: I just want you to listen, okay? I need you to let me say what I need to say.
Iris: I'm not angry at you. I understand that you... you want to keep me safe, and us getting engaged could change the future. I get all of that. Barry, when you proposed to me, I said "Yes" because I love you more than anything. And I want to be your wife. But I thought that you were asking me purely out of love, not fear. And Barry, whether you realize it or not, now there's always gonna be a part of us that's tainted
Barry: Iris, I'm trying to save your life.
Iris: I know, and that's the problem. I want to be your wife, Barry. I don't want to be someone that you're trying to save for the rest of eternity.[Savitar has just escaped from the Speed Force.]
Savitar: Ground. Air. I can feel again. I can breathe again. I've beaten you, finally.
Barry: Where's Wally? What just happened to him?
Savitar: Like the Greek myth of Atlas, who could not put down the sky until someone took his place, Wally has taken my place in the Speed Force. You know me. I love a good myth.
Barry: He took your place. What...?
Savitar: When you created Flashpoint, you unwittingly provided me with the means of my return.
Savitar: You gave me the idea to turn Wally into Kid Flash, to make him fast enough to replace me in your prison. His youth and ego were my allies. So taken with his fame and speed, he never saw he was running right into my trap.
Barry: How do I get him out?
Savitar: Wally's gone.
Barry: [yelling] How do I get him out?
Savitar: Suffering in an endless void for all eternity. Another victim Barry Allen failed to save.
[Barry and Savitar fight, with Barry running after Savitar]
Barry: I'm gonna kill you.
Savitar: If you had the strength to end my life, you would have done it in the future. But Barry Allen doesn't kill. He's the good guy. The boy Joe raised. The man Iris loves. You have everything; And deserves none of it! I'm gonna destroy this city like I did in the future, so you can see the truth, Barry. And then, you'll treat me like a god!
Barry: You're not a god!Caitlin: I'm sorry. I should've never... I was afraid.
Barry: I know. Believe me, I know. Fear makes us do a lot of things that we shouldn't. My fear's the reason for all of this.
=== Into the Speed Force [3.16] ===
Cisco: You know that thing we used to talk to Savitar?
Cisco: [points to the headset] Meet the Electrode-Halo. So basically, these two are linked electromagnetically via Goldtooth.
Cisco: [pleased with himself] Yeah, it's... kinda the Cisco Ramon inter-dimensional equivalent of Bluetooth. Kinda proud of it. Anyway, it gives us all the relevant locus information no matter what corner of the Multiverse Barry's stuck in.
Caitlin: And, if Barry needs our help, it stimulates Cisco's prefrontal cortex.
Cisco: Then I'll open a breach and pfff... siphon them back in.
Julian: Good lord. Multiverses, breaches, halos. Easy bloody peasy.
Cisco: By George, I think he's got it.Cisco: Man, I don't know what this is. All I know, it just came off the armor of some Hindu speed god, so...
Caitlin: It's like the box the Philosopher's Stone came in. It simultaneously exists, it doesn't exist.
H.R.: Like Schroeder's Cat. Remember? Schroeder? Guy with the cat, in the box, both alive and dead at the same time, dun dun dun. Which, by the way, seems like cruelty for animals. Half the time.
Cisco: Okay, I think you're thinking of Schrödinger, maybe?
H.R.: Schro - no.
Cisco: Yeah. 'Cause Schroeder's the guy from Peanuts.
H.R.: I don't think so!
Caitlin: Yeah. The one with the piano.
H.R.: Charlie Brown has the piano. On my Earth, that's the whole gag, 'cause he can't play the piano. He's terrible.
Jesse: Oh my god. Who cares about cats, or pianos, or the frickin' Peanuts?
H.R.: It's not "the" Peanuts. It's just... Peanuts.Speed Force Ronnie Raymond: [regarding Caitlin's baby] This troubles you. Another life that could have been. But never was.
Barry: Caitlin and Ronnie should have had that. Family. A future.
Speed Force Ronnie: The future doesn't always turn out as we want it to.
Barry: I see what you're doing. First Eddie, now Ronnie. Showing me all the people who sacrificed themselves for the greater good.
Speed Force Ronnie: No, Barry, their sacrifices were for you. As was Wally's when he attempted to stop Savitar.
Barry: Savitar tricked Wally. And now he's trapped. Wally doesn't belong in the Speed Force. You have to let me take his place. That's why I'm here.
Speed Force Ronnie: Not the other reason, Barry?
Barry: I want to sacrifice myself for Wally.Jay: Sorry, kid. This is where I stay for a while.
Barry: What? What are you talking about?
Jay: We both know that a speedster needs to take Wally's place. That's why I'm here.
Barry: No. No, Jay. You already lived your hell when you were Zoom's prisoner.
Jay: And you set me free, and I owe you for that
Jay: I've run a hell of a race. But every marathon has a finish line. Time's finally come for me to cross it, but you...you, Barry... need to put an end to this once and for all and stop Savitar.
Jay: Do what you do best. Be the FlashBarry: You told me that you only wanted to marry someone because they love you and not because they were trying to save you. And I get that. I just... You know, I've lived with a lot of death, tragedy in my life, and seeing you die... it's impossible not to be consumed by that.
Iris: Yeah. No, I get that. I do. It just... it made me question if you were asking me for the right reasons, you know? If it was out of... love or... responsibility. But, look, while you were gone, I realized something. I don't have to doubt why you want to marry me. It's the same reason that I want to marry you. I want to be your wife, Barry.
Barry: Um.... I love you. But... uh... You were right. I proposed because I thought it would save you. I thought Wally would save you. I... I was wrong. I alone have to save you in the future, and I'm going to. But not by changing it. By embracing it.
Iris: Okay, um... what does that mean?
Barry: It means that... I think we need some space for a while.
=== Duet [3.17] ===
Cisco: What is it with you and musicals?
Barry: Everything's better in song.Kara Danvers: How do we get out of here?
Music Meister: You're in a movie musical. So, all you have to do is just follow the–
Kara: [excited] The yellow brick road?
Music Meister: No, the script.Mon-El: We've gotta bring him in.
Wally: No, not we, me. I'm the reason Barry got whammied.
Cisco: We win and we lose as a team. I'm coming with you.
J'onn J'onzz: I'm coming, too.
Cisco: Look, J'onn. I respect this whole special agent situation you've got going on. But this problem right here needs someone with–
[J'onn transforms to his Martian form]
Cisco: –green skin and a sick-ass cape.
J'onn: Call me the Martian Manhunter.
Mon-El: I think you'll find that J'onn's a lot more than just a pretty face.Barry: [singing] At times like these when life is getting me down, and the world seems like it's gonna end...ship?
There's at least one power that we both still have, and that's the power of–
Barry: Yeah, that's exactly what I was gonna say!
Kara: Yeah, it's an easy rhyme.
Barry: I'm your super friend. Your super friend. I'll be there in the nick of time, if you're ever in a spot.
Kara: And if you're not there in time, you can just go back in time, and give it another shot.
Barry: I'm actually not supposed to do that anymore.
Kara: Oh, okay.
Kara: I'm your super friend. Super friend.
Barry: When you need a compliment, I can rattle off a dozen.
For instance, I have to say I'm not impressed by your more famous cousin.
Kara: Thank you! No one ever says that!
Barry: Oh, he's all like "Oh, I'm Superman! Woop tee woop tee doo."
Kara: [chuckling] That's a really good impression.
Barry and Kara: I'm your super friend. Super friend.
Kara: When it comes to buddies, pal, you're the best.
Barry: I love you more than the lightning bolt I wear on my chest.
Kara: If you're ever sad, [raises her voice an octave] I'll bring you flowers.
Barry: And you can list "soprano" as one of your powers.
Kara: If you're ever broke–
Barry: I've got the cash!
Kara: On my couch–
Barry: You're welcome to crash.
Kara: And if you ever need a hand–
Barry: I'll be there in a flash.
Barry: That was funny!
[Kara takes Barry's hand and pulls him up off the couch. The duo next appears on stage in full fancy dress, singing before the club audience.]
Barry and Kara: I'm your super -- That has a double meaning! -- friend!Music Meister: [enters the room clapping] Bravo! Round of applause, Standing O, that was so GOOD! I loved it! That was a hell of a show, and you two [motioning Iris and Mon-El] I guess your love was strong enough after all. Beautiful.
Cisco: Man, how did you get out of the cell?!?
Music Meister: Cisco, do you really think that cell is gonna just hold me?
Barry: Nah, I'm sorry, what's going on? Why did you do this to us?
Music Meister: I did it because I believe in the good guys. I told you when we first met: It was to teach all of you a lesson. 'Cause I see everything. And I saw two people with two broken hearts.
Kara: So the lesson was...?
Music Meister: Love, Supergirl. Love is about letting yourself be saved. It's not just about saving other people, even if you are superheroes. Anyway, I'm sorry that I had to like, mess with you all, but I was just trying to get you to play the game, do the song-and-dance.
H.R.: Are you from another earth, multiverse, universe, something?
Music Meister: Yeah, you wouldn't even understand where I come from.
Barry: Wait, I'm sorry, that's it? You're just gonna teach somebody else a lesson?
Music Meister: Yeah, that's exactly what I'm gonna do. [singing] Think of your fellow man, lend him a helping hand. Put a little love in your heart. [vanishes]
=== Abra Kadabra [3.18] ===
[Caitlin is stitching up a wound on Julian's arm.]
Caitlin: You're lucky. This could've been a lot worse.
Julian: I'm fine, really. It's merely a flesh wound, as the Monty Python boys would say.Gypsy: What the hell were you thinking?
Joe: Now is not the time, Gypsy.
Gypsy: You know, you got a really messed up sense of justice for a cop.
Joe: [walks right up to her] Watch yourself. I took two oaths in my life. One: to uphold the law. The other: to protect my family. Guess which one takes priority?
Gypsy: That was my prisoner.
Joe: He was my prisoner, too. And you're on my Earth. He has information that could save Iris's life, so I don't give a damn. It's because of you he's on the loose.
Gypsy: Because of me? No, no. Because of you. You opened that door! You let him out! That is on you, detective![Cisco and Gypsy attempt to stop Abra Kadabra's ship by firing vibe waves at it.]
Cisco: We're on it. You shall not PASS!!Barry: You're going with (Gypsy). I'm not gonna stop her.
Abra Kadabra: Then you'll never find out what you want to know.
Barry: I have nothing to offer you. No reprieve. No escape for what you're facing. You've done some terrible things. But you are still a man. You have a family. Friends, people that you care about. Somewhere inside of you, there must be a glimmer of light. Of hope. It's that part of you that I'm asking... I'm begging. Help me save her.
Abra Kadabra: Flash... begging. See, here it is: in the future, you and I have been enemies for years. Oh, there have been others, of course. There's Thawne and Zoom. DeVoe. But none of them hurt you like Savitar. He truly broke you. I have to be honest, I was always a little bit jealous. But now, it's like I get to kill her, too. If you'll excuse me, I have my execution to attend.Julian: I cannot believe what you did, Caitlin. I mean, to stay awake during your own surgery, that's one thing, but talking my clumsy hands though it, that's quite the other. You were immensely brave. You fought through the pain like I've never seen anyone before.
Caitlin: You did all the hard work.
Caitlin: You going soft on me, Julian?
Julian: Yes. Absolutely.
[Julian leans down and kisses Caitlin, but then he accidentally brushes her stitches, making her wince in pain.]
Julian: I'm so terribly sorry. That's most clumsy of me.
Caitlin: Some bedside manner you got there.
Julian: I'm now working on it.
=== The Once and Future Flash [3.19] ===
2024 Barry: Why are you here?
Barry: I need your help.
[2024 Barry steps closer and looks at Barry.]
2024 Barry: You're from before she dies, aren't you?... You can't save her. [starts walking away]
Barry: Yes, I can. And I'm going to.
2024 Barry: No, you can't. Go home.
Barry: Just tell me who's in the suit. [Future Barry stops] Right, that's all I need. You tell me that, we'll be able to track him down. We'll learn his weakness... we'll stop him before he even tries. Just tell me who Savitar is.
2024 Barry: I can't.
Barry: Wh... Why?
2024 Barry: [turns to Barry] Because I don't know the answer. Sorry you ran all this way for nothing. Want some advice? Go home. Spend as much time with Iris as you can, because pretty soon... you'll never see her again. [walks off]Barry: Caitlin? It's me.
Future Killer Frost: Barry Allen.
Future Killer Frost: -- from the past. I can tell. There's no hate from your eyes. Yet.Barry: You promised. You promised her that you would be there for Joe.
2024 Barry: You don't understand.
Barry: "I don't understand." What, that you abandoned them? That you abandoned him and everybody else?! You made a promise--
2024 Barry: That I couldn't keep!! Not after everything I'd lost. I was just as broken as Joe was!
Barry: I don't care.
2024 Barry: [shoves Barry] You WILL!!... You will. You want answers, Barry? How's this? You will go back. You will do everything that you can think of to save her. You're even gonna create time remnants of yourself, but he's gonna kill them all mostly. And then on the night of May 23rd... Iris West will die in your arms.
2024 Barry: And in that moment when she takes her last breath, it'll feel like an eternity. And it will break you. She's the love of your life, Barry. She was the love of my life. [sinks into a corner] There'll be nothing left but stopping Savitar. So no, you won't be there for Joe. You won't be there when Caitlin becomes Killer Frost. And Savitar destroys Wally. You won't be there for any of 'em. But then one day, you'll stop him. You'll lock him in the Speed Force forever. But at that point... he already won. Because everything that you've ever loved is gone. Including you. Go home, Barry. There's nothing for you here.TV news anchor: In a bizarre twist, in the first sighting in years, eyewitnesses claim not one, but two Scarlet Speedsters were responsible for apprehending Sam Scudder and Rosalind Dillon, aka Mirror Master and Top. I'm sure I speak for all residents of Central City when I say this: Flash, if you're watching, it's good to see you again.Savitar: I've been waiting for you. Fear not, my child. I've come only to offer you what you desire.
Killer Frost: And what's that?
Killer Frost: You want to cure me? Turn me back into Caitlin Snow?
Savitar: No. I want to make sure Caitlin never returns.
Killer Frost: Why should I trust you? [Savitar's suit powers down and someone climbs out. Killer Frost recognises him] What do you need me to do?
=== I Know Who You Are [3.20] ===
Joe: Look, I am going to wait for you at the end of the marathon.
Cecile Horton: No, you're not pulling out of this thing.
Joe: I am not as easy with running as some of the members of my family. [kisses Cecile]
Cecile: I'm gonna let it slide. I'm gonna let it.
Joe: Yeah? [playfully] Oh, you gettin' mad?
Cecile: Mm-mmm. I will never get mad. I love you too much to be mad.
[Both Joe and Cecile grow uncomfortable as they each realize what Cecile just said.][Tracy Brand is at the Jitters counter digging through her purse.]
Tracy Brand: Okay, I might not have any cash, but I have one of those Jitters cards that has 10 stamps on it, which means you owe me a free drink?
H.R.: [laying money on the counter] Allow moi to help out a damsel in distress. I will pay for myself and the lady. I will have a triple-shot, no whip mocha Flash, and anything this young lady desires.
Tracy: Yeah, um... I need to calm down. So, a Zoom.
H.R.: "Zoom"? Never. Heard of it.
Tracy: Oh, it's on the secret menu.
H.R.: Secret menu?
Tracy: Triple espresso with a shot of cayenne.
H.R.: [softly, to himself] Marry me.Tracy: And the White Witch? I'm guessing you know why she's after me?
Iris: Well, she's teamed up with an evil speedster from the future, and apparently you develop the technology to trap him for an eternity. So...
Tracy: You can't be serious.
H.R.: Totally serious.
Tracy: An evil speedster?
Flash: He calls himself Savitar.
Tracy: Savitar? And he's from the future?
Tracy: And I build a trap for him? Me?
Flash: He wants to kill you before you build it. That's why he sending Killer Frost after you.
Tracy: Killer Frost? Her name... is Killer Frost?
Joe: We know it's a lot to take in.
Tracy: Well, to be fair, you're basically telling me I'm Sarah Connor in Terminator.
Cisco: Eh, more like Miles Dyson.
H.R.: Yeah. Good effort, though.Julian: I thought you'd like to be informed that H.R.'s managed to talk Tracy around.
Cisco: Ah. Perfect. That means we can get to work.
Julian: Yeah. There's one thing I need to know first. Outside Jitters earlier, you could have stopped Caitlin with a vibe. But just like CCU... you didn't.
Cisco: I'm not doing this again... [tries to leave, but Julian stops him]
Julian: No no no no no. You are. I need to know, Cisco. Tell me why you couldn't do it.
Cisco: [hard] Get out of my way. [goes around Julian]
Julian: Caitlin could be home now. Had you stopped her, she would be here. But you didn't. You couldn't. Tell me why!
Cisco: Because I'm afraid!
Julian: Afraid of what?
Cisco: Afraid of killing her! [indicating his hands] I'm walking around with two loaded guns here, ready to go off. And what if she's hurting Barry, or Joe, or you? And I have to save you and I can't control my powers and I end up killing her? She's my best friend. And I'd rather it be me than her.Barry: I'm here! I'M HERE!!
[Savitar appears before Barry.]
Barry: I know who you are.
Savitar: It's about time.
Barry: Yes, it is. Everything is about time with you, isn't it? The past. The present, the future. You know all of it. Right? And you know everything about me. About Joe. About Wally. And Iris! You know our strengths, you know our fears. You know how much we love each other. And you know how to use that love against us. All this time, we thought that we couldn't stop you because you were one step ahead. But that's not it. You don't just "know" what's gonna happen to us. You were there. You lived it. You remember... when you were me.
[Savitar kneels and opens his armor. A pale, scarred version of Barry climbs out.]
Savitar: Like I told you from the beginning... I am the future Flash.
=== Cause and Effect [3.21] ===
Savitar: It's like looking in a mirror. Well,... [points to his facial scar] Not quite.
Barry: Not so scary without your armor.
Savitar: What can I say? I outgrew red.Joe: I don't understand. How could Savitar be you?
Barry: He's not me. Not really.
Cisco: He's all the worst parts of you. It's like in Star Trek when the transporter splits Kirk into Good Kirk and Bad Kirk. [to H.R.] Please tell me you at least have Star Trek on your Earth.
Cisco: I hate spin-offs.Iris: What was he (Savitar) like?
Iris: You know, all this time, I thought that Savitar is this... monster. It's hard to picture what might happen and... it being you, it... I know it's not you, I'm... [trails off]
Barry: Part of him is. He said it was like looking in a mirror, and he was right. But not just the way that he looked. It was... it was his eyes. The pain that was inside them. I've seen that in myself. When I think about how my parents died so violently. Sometimes I want to repay that violence with more violence. I wanna make someone else hurt as much as I do.
Iris: But you don't ever do that. You're not him, you're a good person.
Barry: I know, but it's in there, you know. That's in me. That power, that pain. That's where Savitar comes from. From loss. From losing you.
Iris: You're not going to lose me. Do you hear me? And we are going to stop Savitar. You are not alone. He is. And he is not a god.
Barry: Jay told me that we're not gods. He was wrong. We could be. Any speedster, and it wouldn't take much. When the love in our hearts is drowned in anger, when the bad memories outweigh the good ones. [softly] What am I going to have to become to stop him?Barry: Why can't I remember anything? Why can't I remember my name?
Iris: Your name is Barry.
Barry: [searching his pockets] My name's not "Barry". I don't know what my name is, but my name's -- [reading his name off his driver's license] "Bartholomew Henry Allen". That's not a good name.
Iris: Look, Barry--
Barry: Are you sure I don't go by "Bart"? "Bart" feels more natural to me. Can we go with "Bart"?
Wally: "Bart's" kinda cool.Barry: You sure this is the me you want, with all the baggage?
Iris: Seeing you without the weight of everything that's happened, seeing you happy, like you were before your mother was killed. Without all that darkness haunting you, you were finally free. It was nice.
Barry: I did the same thing months ago.
Iris: What do you mean?
Barry: That freedom? I had that. When I was with my Mom and Dad again in Flashpoint. And I could've let it stay like that. I could have let the memories of this timeline fade, but if I'd done that, I would've lost Joe and Cisco and Wally and Caitlin and you. Pain and darkness, it's a part of me, and I need it to fuel me. To push me to be a better person, to be a better hero. Keep me from ever forgetting who I am.
Iris: Now that is the Barry Allen I know and love. [gives Barry a long, loving kiss]
=== Infantino Street [3.22] ===
Lyla: So I got your message. But you're gonna have to run me through exactly what you need again.
Cisco: So we're building a cannon. Bazooka... thing. It's a sorta trap.
Barry: In order to turn it on, we need something to power it. Something extremely powerful and regenerative.
Cisco: Yeah. So, I tasked S.T.A.R.'s satellite to look for anything that might have our specific power requirements. And wouldn't you know it... we found something that has exactly we need. [laughs nervously] And it's right there in that building. Crazy, huh?
Lyla: I really don't think you should be spying on me, Cisco.
Cisco: Is it spying if we're friends?Barry: Do you have any idea what else might be down there?
Snart: Doesn't matter. There are only four rules you need to remember: Make the plan. Execute the plan. Expect the plan go off the rails.... Throw away the plan. Follow my lead, and you'll be fine.
Barry: I'm trusting you.
Iris: We all are.
Snart: Just don't sit me at the singles' table at the wedding reception.Snart: [after knocking out King Shark] Reminds me of Jaws. They didn't show the shark because they couldn't afford to make it look good.
[As they make their way into the room, King Shark's dorsal fin rises out of the cold mist. After a tense moment, it sinks back down.]
Barry: How long do you think he'll stay asleep?
Snart: I like Shark Week. I'm not a marine biologist.Barry: Tell me, Snart. Did you think I had it in me? To leave you behind?
Snart: I wasn't sure. Always known you had the potential to be as ruthless as they come. Your history made sure of that. Same as mine. Who knows? Maybe that's why we get along. You see the good in me, I see the bad in you.
Snart: Piece of advice. Stop trying to beat Savitar at his own game. Your goodness is your strength. Call me sentimental. Think the Flash should remain a hero.
Barry: [offers a hand] Take care of yourself, Snart.
[Barry and Snart shake hands.]
Snart: No strings on me.Iris: [final message to Barry] Hi, Barry. Um... there's something that I need to say to you. I love you. And if something happens, I need you to hear this. I, Iris Anne West, take you, Bartholomew Henry Allen, to be my lawfully wedded husband. To have and to hold, from this day forward. In sickness and in health. To love and to cherish. Until death do us part.
=== Finish Line [3.23] ===
[H.R. has sacrificed himself to save Iris. Tracy rushes to him as he lays dying.]
Tracy: [distraught] No, no.
H.R.: It's... it's okay.
Tracy: Why are you doing this?
H.R.: I couldn't be the coward. I'm not a coward.
Tracy: We just found each other.
H.R.: I know. Our story will be brilliant. You... will be brilliant. You will be glorious, Tracy Brand. You will be. I've seen... seen it with my own eyes. I love you. [spasms] Oh, no. B.A.? B.A.
Barry: I'm right here.
H.R.: Will you tell Cisco... Please tell him... [whispers in Barry's ear] You tell him... for me?
H.R.: Good. Now... go stop Savitar. [winks]
[H.R. dies.]Barry: I want to help you.
Barry: You don't have much time before the paradox reaches you. Come back to S.T.A.R Labs. Let Cisco and Caitlin go, and let us figure out a way to save you.
Savitar: You really think I trust you?
Barry: You showed up. So you remember me coming here. Did I have any tricks up my sleeve? Was I... was I planning on blindsiding you?
Savitar: I dunno, Barry, maybe I just get off on watching you grovel.
Barry: No, I don't think that's it. I think you're hearing me. I'm still in there. Deep down, buried beneath the scars and the pain, that part of you that... it must feel so lonely. But it also knows what it's like to have a family. To have friends. You can have all that back. We can stop hurting each other. I remember when I was six and uh... I begged Mom and Dad to let me go to this science expo in Midway. And we got a flat tire on that dirt road. No spare. So we were towed to that garage in that tiny little one-street town. Of course, we were stuck there all day. Then we got ice cream, and French fries with gravy at that little diner. And then that night, we watched the local fireworks show. Actually turned out to be a great day. That's my favorite memory of Mom and Dad.
[During the story, Savitar's face softens and saddens as he remembers along with Barry.]
Barry: What was the name of that town?
Savitar: [softly] Masonville.
Barry: I'm still in there. Come home.[Barry phases himself into Savitar's armor, forcing Savitar out.]
Barry: [from inside the armor] How does it feel? To get so close to your ascension, and end up on the ground?
Savitar: [understanding] Now I see. It's written.
Barry: Nothing's written.
[Barry and Savitar trade blows until Barry knocks him to his knees. Barry then extends a blade and prepares to impale Savitar.]
Savitar: DO IT!! You kill me, you become me. Either way... I live!
[Barry retracts the blade and destroys the armor.]
Barry: I'll never let the pain, the darkness, determine who I am. I will never be you.[Iris gives the eulogy at H.R.'s funeral]
Iris: When I think of H.R., I'm reminded of a story that John Lennon once told. When Lennon was five years old, his teacher asked him to write down what he wanted to be when he grew up. Lennon wrote "Happy". His teacher said that he didn't understand the assignment, and Lennon said they didn't understand life. H.R. understood life. He wasn't a genius, and he didn't have super-speed. But when we needed him the most, he was a hero. He was my hero. [walks over to Joe]
Joe: [hugging Iris] Mine, too.
[Cisco places H.R.'s drumsticks on the gravestone.]
Julian: [to the casket] Good on ya, mate.
Wally: [to the casket] Thanks for believing in me, H.R.
[Barry takes Cisco aside.]
Barry: Hey, I've been looking for the right time to tell you.
Cisco: Tell me what?
Barry: Right before H.R. died, he asked me to give you a message.
[Flashback to H.R. whispering to Barry: "Tell Cisco this took strength, and he gave it to me."]
Barry: I know that you've had a connection with every Wells that we've met, but... I dunno, something about this Wells...
Cisco: Yeah. Something.[Barry prepares to enter the Speed Force prison to save Central City from being destroyed.]
Iris: Barry, Wally and Jay said they were in Hell.
[A portal opens from the Speed Force, and Nora Allen appears.]
Joe: Barry, it's your mother.
Barry: That's the Speed Force.
Speed Force Nora Allen: Barry isn't going to Hell. But like all runners must eventually, he's reached his finish line. His race is over.
Iris: You can't take him with you.
Barry: She's not taking me anywhere. I have to go.
Iris: Why? Why are you being punished?
Barry: This, all of this, it started with my mistake. With Flashpoint. This is my penance. This is my redemption.
Speed Force Nora Allen: My beautiful boy. It's time to rest.
== Season 4 ==
Opening voiceoverMy 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 metahumans 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.
=== The Flash Reborn [4.1] ===
Cecile: Babe, do you really need... all the smelly old records in there?
Iris: Oh, Cecile.
Joe: Records? You mean my vintage jazz LP collection, that I painstakingly and carefully collected over the last thirty years?
Cecile: [to Iris] Really?
Joe: Those are my loves, babe. They're going in the coffin with me when I die.
Cecile: Okay, maybe we could bury them now, and you can just join them at a later date.
Joe: Oh, you got jokes. You're lucky I only gave you the key, 'cause I'm starting to re-think this whole move-in thing.
Cecile: No, you're not.
Joe: [smiling] No, I'm not. [They laugh and kiss.]Iris: Barry? I don't know if you can hear me or if... you're trying to send us a message somehow. Hey, I did what you told me to. I kept running, I kept moving forward. Because I knew that if I stopped to look back, then I would remember that you weren't behind me anymore. [getting emotional] And it's been so hard... And when Cisco said that he could bring you back, you know, I didn't know what to think. What if it didn't work? What if you... were dead? I mean, I thought it would be like losing you all over again. [Barry keeps writing, paying no attention to her.] I never imagined this, though. I don't know what I would do if this is all that's left of you. If this is all that's left of the amazing man that I know. And love. Please come back to me. Tell me you're still my Barry.Caitlin: Any luck?
Cisco: No, not yet. The computer keeps telling me it's random gibberish.
Caitlin: Maybe it is.
Cisco: No. It's not. Barry's trying to send us a message, I know it. I mean, he's spent all this time in the Speed Force. Maybe now he knows the answers to life, the universe and everything.
Caitlin: So you think all this crazy writing is Barry's way of telling us "42"?[Caitlin is assaulted by a thug at the bar.]
Caitlin: [transforming into Killer Frost] Don't make me frosty.
[Killer Frost slams the thug into a pinball machine.]
Killer Frost: You wouldn't like me when I'm frosty. [freezes the thug's forehead] What's the matter? Brain freeze? Touch my head again, and I'll freeze yours off. Maybe some other parts, too.Iris: It's been really hard, Barry.
Barry: Hey, I'm back. And I'm not going anywhere ever again.
Iris: I tried to keep going. To keep fighting, to keep running, like you said.
Barry: You did. You kept everyone together. I'm so proud of you, okay? Look, it sounds funny, but... maybe this was a blessing.
Iris: You being gone for six months was a blessing?
Barry: I just... I can't tell you... how I feel, Iris. It's like... everything that was wrong in my life. The pain, my past, my mistakes, it's all just washed away, and all I see is you, and us, and our future together. Iris, it's gonna be great. [They kiss.]
=== Mixed Signals [4.2] ===
Barry: I'm just catching up on all the TV I missed while I was stuck in the Speed Force. When you've been gone six months, the world is a minefield of spoilers. But Cisco hooked me up with a 1000-times sped up version of my favourite shows. Aw, Jon Snow died. Oh, he's alive!Cisco: Sorry I'm late, the curls were not cooperating this morning. [notices blood-spattered crime scene] Oh, good Lord! Why would you show me that?
Joe: We think this is because of some weird technical glitch, and you're our weird tech expert.
Cisco: This completely ruined Sriracha for me.Barry: Ramsey Deacon. Looks like we found our meta. For some reason, it looks like he's going after his old partners.
Cisco: It's like Silicon Valley if Richard went nuts and started killing everyone at Pied Piper.
Barry: I feel like he's got more of a... anarchist Gilfoyle vibe.
Cisco: Erlich, maybeBarry: Look, I don't know, I guess our wires have gotten crossed a few times the last few days, but I think that hardly rises to the level of a crisis. After everything we've been through together, you and me, we're Barry and Iris. we're the Gold standard. I am so in --
Iris: Then how could you leave me?! You left me, Barry. You just left me. Standing there, alone. [getting emotional] How could you do that?Barry: Iris, it's not like I wanted to leave you. I had to put on a brave face, for everyone. But it was killing me inside. And I think part of why I didn't talk it through with you is I was afraid. I was afraid that you would tell me to stay. And I wouldn't have been strong enough not to.
Iris: Barry, how do you know what I'm going to say if you don't ask me? I am here to help you, especially when everything seems lost. But you have to let me.
Barry: But sometimes it's not about us. Or the team. Sometimes the weight of the whole city falls on my shoulders, and it's up to me to carry it. I'm the Flash.
Iris: See, that's what you don't get. When I put this ring on my finger, it wasn't just about you or me anymore. It's about us. You are not the Flash, Barry. We are.
=== Luck Be a Lady [4.3] ===
Barry: I see her.
Iris: She's getting away in a Prius.
Barry: Last time I checked, the Flash is faster than a Prius.Joe: We did it? We brought dark matter into Central City.
Barry: When you pulled me out of the Speed Force, yeah.
Caitlin: All the people in that bus. We turned them into metas.
Cisco: Every time we try to do something right, it goes horribly wrong.
Wally: We're cursed.
Iris: Maybe we should burn some sage.Barry: Becky, I know you've been having... a lot of luck lately. And that you took some money from the Central City bank that doesn't belong to you.
Becky Sharpe: How do you know all that?
Barry: I just do. Getting powers is overwhelming. I'm sure you don't know how they work or what you should do with them.
Becky: I have some idea. [Barry tries to put his hand on top of Becky's.] Ah ah ah. Do you really want to test your luck? Bad things happen to people that get in my way.
[Barry looks around Jitters and sees several people nearly have something bad happen to them, but just nearly.]
Becky: Listen, CSI guy. My entire life has been one piece of crummy luck after the next.
Barry: Look, we all have ups and downs in life.
Becky: No, not Becky Sharpe. I have only ever been dealt bad hands. But I knew one day the Universe would see it made a mistake, and then I'd have the run of the table. I got on that bus, and Lady Luck smiled on me.
Barry: Becky, this isn't some higher power fixing a miscalculation. You have powers. And they're affecting everyone around you, making them feel as awful as you used to feel.
Becky: I'm sorry about that. But, maybe it's just their turn. Maybe for once, everyone else can feel for a second how bad I felt my entire life. [stands up] Anyway, there is nothing you can do to stop me. [Becky walks away as Barry watches the earlier near-disasters again almost happen.] Toodles.Caitlin: What just happened?
Cisco: The hydrogen-electron collision released a charge that temporarily negated Hazard's quantum field. We did it. [to Harry] You did it. How did you know to do that?
Harry: Lucky guess.Joe: What's wrong, Wally?
Wally: You guys tell me. I mean, the city was about to blow up, no one realized I wasn't here...
Iris: Where did you go, Wally?
Wally: I went to Earth-2. I had to talk to Jesse, hear it from her. She told me she needs to focus on herself, and I get it, and I think I have to do the same, right? So... I'm leaving Central City.
=== Elongated Journey Into Night [4.4] ===
[Cisco and Gypsy are making out in Cisco's bedroom.]
Cisco: Look, I was thinking --
Gypsy: No, no. Less thinking, more kissing. [passionately kisses Cisco]
Cisco: [breaking away] Okay, but... hold on a minute. This thing we got goin' on, this is real good.
Gypsy: It's okay.
Gypsy: I'm just kidding, it's better than okay.
Cisco: Yeah, that's right it's better than okay. Because of that, I think we're at a place in our relationship where the guy says to his girl those three magic words.
Gypsy: [concerned] What... what three words?
Cisco: What's. Your. Name.[At S.T.A.R. Labs, Ralph Dibny sneezes and his face radically deforms due to his uncontrollable stretching ability.]
Ralph Dibny: [holding the bottom half of his head] Oooh. Is that my face?
[Joe turns away and vomits.]
Joe: Four years seeing this stuff, I finally puked.Barry: [Mayor] Bellows told us everything.
Ralph: Hey. I'm not the one who told him to step out on his wife.
Barry: That's your defense? It's his fault that you're extorting him.
Ralph: Isn't that a little easy for you to say? Your fancy lab, your good job, and your hot girlfriend. People like me are just trying to get from one bill to the next. And I wouldn't have to be living like that if you hadn't cost me my job.
Barry: You got yourself fired! You tampered with evidence! You framed that guy!
Ralph: Because he was guilty! And he was gonna get away with killing his wife, and then you let him go! I was a good cop, I was a good detective! I lost everything. Mayor's got plenty of money, he can afford to spare a little. Consider it the pension you cost me.
Barry: Good people don't destroy lives and call it noble. You were dirty then, you're dirty now. Live with that.Joe: Dibny seem to have gotten under your skin. Why is it so important to you that he be the bad guy?
Barry: When I first started at CCPD, all I cared about was the rules. But, you know, in these last few years, we've locked up metahumans without a trial. Played with time and space. Messed with other worlds.
Joe: Yeah, but what does that have to do with Dibny?
Barry: Just that everything that we've done, we did because we were trying to help people. Keep them safe. Is that all Dibny was trying to do back then?
Joe: "Good people don't destroy lives and call it noble."
Barry: Did I make a mistake back then? Did I cost a good man his life?
Joe: I don't know, Barr. He did break the law. Crossed a line. And you didn't make him do that. And you didn't make him blackmail the Mayor. But, maybe Caitlin was right. Everyone who's gone what you, and her, now Dibny's gone through... maybe he deserves a second chance.Cisco: Well, we reached the end of our road. We had some stumbles along the way, but we pulled it together. We made it home.
Breacher: I hate you.
Cisco: Wow. Really thought that one would work.
Breacher: But, I respect you. You're a steadfast warrior who would fight the fiercest of enemies to protect your friends. And the only person I love.
Cisco: With my dying breath, sir.
Breacher: I know that, but I still hate you.
=== Girls Night Out [4.5] ===
Barry: Are you sure we can't find this "DeVoe" guy? I mean, we were warned. It adds up. That someday, someone named DeVoe would be one of my greatest foes.
Cisco: The only thing to think about is, do you know how many people there are, in this state alone, with the name "DeVoe"?
Harry: Thousands. And we still don't have an age.
Cisco: Unless one of your greatest foes is the three-month-old William DeVoe who lives four blocks from here.
Barry: I don't think one of my greatest enemies is a baby.
Cisco: Evil killer baby.
Harry: Could happen.
Barry: You're right.Killer Frost: Amunet. Next time you want to talk, come yourself. Don't send your eye-hole to attack me.
Amunet Black: [to henchman] Did you start a fight? Honestly, Norvock. That's why you're my third favorite henchman. I mean, what do I always say?
Killer Frost: "Never start a fight you can't finish."
Amunet: Hmm? And that, my dear, is why you are my favorite. You listen.
Killer Frost: Well, apparently, you don't. I'm out, Amunet.
Amunet: Out? Out of what? Out of options? Out of your mind? Out of the closet? There's just so many "outs" for the lady in blue.
Killer Frost: Are you asking me to dance?
Amunet: You should know by now I don't ask for anything. I tell. And I take.Joe: Why does your female experience include you dancing at The Golden Booty?
Joanie Horton: Because we live in society that's dictated by the male gaze. I want to control the narrative of feminism, okay? I want to show the world that a powerful, strong woman, she can wear anything! Be it a bikini, or a pantsuit.
Ralph: Or nothing. Feminism.
Cisco: That's not how feminism works.Iris: Where you gonna go?
Killer Frost: I know a guy who can breach me to another Earth. Start over. Escape Amunet. Be who I want to be.
Iris: And that's Killer Frost. Right?
Killer Frost: Don't be cute, West. You can't stop me.
Iris: I wasn't planning on it. Look. I know you could kill me. Just like you could have killed Amunet tonight, or Cisco six months ago. But you didn't. There is a part of you that is good and decent. You just don't know how to accept it.
Killer Frost: You think you know me now?
Iris: No. But I do know what Caitlin looks like when she's scared. And you have that same look in your eyes right now. [puts her hands on Killer Frost's shoulders] You're just as afraid of being Caitlin as Caitlin is of being Killer Frost.
[Killer Frost's face goes from scared back to tough.]
Killer Frost: If you still want to have a hand for Barry to put a ring on,... I suggest you move it. [Iris complies and Killer Frost leaves.]Barry: What's up with you? All night, you seem preoccupied.
Joe: I'm worried.
Barry: About what?
Joe: Being a dad again. I'm almost fifty, Barr. When I saw that video Cisco made of you and Iris when you were kids, it just... hit me like a ton of bricks. I was... I was young the first time I did this. And after seeing Joanie... [groans] It's hard raising humans, Barr.
Barry: You'll be fine.
Joe: I barely get enough sleep as it is, worrying about you three. Especially with Wally being gone. Add to that a crazy baby schedule. Feeding, crying. I'm honestly scared to death.
Barry: Joe, when you raised Iris, you were alone. When you took me in, you were alone. And, you know, when Wally showed up, you were alone. You did all that by yourself, single parent. No one could've done a better job, no one. Now, you've got a partner. You've got a family. You've always been there for us when we needed you, and now it's just our turn to do that for you. We will.
Joe: [puts his arm around Barry's shoulders] I know you will.
=== When Harry Met Harry... [4.6] ===
Harry: Like I said, we need more help. Maybe I should call my friends.
Barry: Your what?
Harry: My friends.
Barry: [to Caitlin] Is he saying "friends"?
Caitlin: I think he's being sarcastic.
Cisco: No, no, no. This is delirium. He's cracked from being awake all night. Hey, Harry! All your friends are in this room!
Harry: I have other friends. You asked me to make new friends, I made new friends. It was a task. I complete tasks.
Caitlin: That's so great. I can't wait to meet them.
Cisco: Harry, you listened to me. I'm so proud of you.Cisco: Now, this is just a prototype, but she's got an adaptive nano-weave structure that is - wait for it - malleable. On a sub-molecular level.
Ralph: Don't know what that means, don't care. Just yank the tarp off. I'm ready for my super-suit.
Cisco: Ralph. This tarp... is your super-suit. [whips the 'tarp' off the mannequin and crumples it into a smaller bundle] When you stretch, it stretches. When you squish,... it squishes. [hands small bundle to Ralph]
Ralph: Squishes into something butt-ugly. Where's the style? Flair? Dibny needs to peacock.
Cisco: Dibny needs to wear the prototype Cisco so lovingly made for him. Either that or... you fight crime naked. [walks away as Ralph contemplates the idea] [calling back] No! Don't fight crime naked!Mina Chaytan: That which you call a "peace pipe" is no such thing. It is a sacred gift for prayer from Ptesan-Wi. Bringer of the Seven Sacred Rites. The White Buffalo Calf Woman. You'd never hang a Christian cross upside down or lay an American flag on the floor. Yet you destroy that which is wakan - what is holy - by letting it touch your filthy flesh. But I am here to teach you the price for your impudence.
Kristoff Banks: Who do you think you are?!
Mina: I am the Black Bison. [animates a suit of armor and has it attack Banks]Barry: What's wrong with you?
Ralph: You let her (Mina) get away. We coulda caught her.
Barry: Yeah, I let her go. But I also saved Banks' life. That was the most important thing in that situation.
Ralph: Really, Allen? Because to me, when I was a cop, getting the bad guy, that was the most important thing. You're the Flash. You coulda saved him and caught her.
Barry: All right, look, Ralph, I'm always gonna make the decision to help the person in danger first. That's what we do here.
Ralph: [scoffs] All right, well, we'll file that under "Superhero Lesson of the Day", you know?Cisco: Hey, buddy. You planning on bringing the band back together, or should I clear out the Speed Lab?
Harry: Broom it. We don't need that Council of Incompetents.
Cisco: Ah! Is that what we're calling them now? 'Cause I distinctly remember you saying they were the brightest minds in all the Multiverse.
Harry: And the most annoying. I thought that if I surrounded myself with people like me, I would like them. I don't like them. I hate them. I hate them all.
Cisco: Hmm. Strong words.
Harry: You saw them, Ramon, right? That "Volfgang Vells"? He's always correcting people. An extremely annoying habit. That other guy? The "Free Willy" Wells? He's so full of himself. And the cyborg Wells? You know how he lost his eye? His daughter gouged it out in the Solstice Combat games. I don't blame her. I'd've done the same. I'd like to gouge out the other eye.
Cisco: You know you're essentially complaining about yourself, right?
Harry: [sighs] Ramon. Do your best to pay attention in conversation. I'm not complaining about myself. I'm complaining about them. Yes, we're doppelgangers. We look alike, we have completely different personalities.
Cisco: So, you don't think you can be quick to correct people? You don't think you can be full of yourself?
Harry: Full of myself? No, I'm amazing! I'm fantastic. I'm talking about them. I don't like them. I hate them. I hate them all.
=== Therefore I Am [4.7] ===
Marlize DeVoe: Ah, I know that look. I felt the same after my 11:00 a.m. "Introduction to Fluid Mechanics and Physical Thermodynamics" class. I was trying to explain terminal flow rates, and ten minutes in, I wanted to pull my hair out.
Clifford DeVoe: Well, it's a good thing I know water flowing into the axis of a tube is called...
Marlize: You better get this right.
Marlize: Aaah, so you do listen.
DeVoe: To you, always. Nothing matters to them (students) if it's not digestible in YouTube videos of talking babies or inane pet tricks.
Marlize: Have you seen the husky singing "Like a Virgin"?Iris: Okay, so do you want to tell me what's really bothering you?
Barry: My Spidey sense is just tingling way off the charts.
Iris: Barry, is there any chance this is about the wedding? I mean, maybe you're feeling a little--
Barry: I'm not nervous.
Iris: But, you're not acting the way you normally do.
Barry: Look, Savitar and Kadabra warned us about someone named DeVoe. This DeVoe guy could be behind everything. The bus metas. Me coming out of the Speed Force at the wrong place. The Samuroid.
Iris: Barry, is there a possibility that you are so determined to find the bad guy and get ahead of everything that you're seeing things exactly the way you want to see them?
Barry: No. I.... Maybe, I dunno....Marlize: This doesn't make sense.
DeVoe: My mind is drawing energy from my body. Like a parasite feeding on an alien host. We're so close to everything we've ever dreamed of, only for it to be ripped away by this body.
Marlize: No no no no no no. We can stop this. We can. I'm never going to give up.
DeVoe: Twenty-six hundred individuals developed the metagene, they use it to rob jewelry stores and summon tornadoes. I use mine to save humanity, and I'm condemned? Dying wasn't part of our plan.Barry: I've faced a lot of bad guys. People who would hurt the ones that I love, destroy everything good in the world and think nothing of it. But this guy, he feels more dangerous than all the others combined. And we still know barely anything about him. Scares the hell out of me, Iris.
Iris: Barry, how many times have we been up against the unknown?
Barry: This is different.
Barry: Ever since I came back from the Speed Force, I have been... constantly and genuinely happy. My friends are safe. Joe's gonna be a dad, again. And next week, I get to marry the love of my life. I have more to lose now than ever before.
Iris: Yeah, but, what about after Cecile has the baby? Or after we get married? Or even when we have our first child? You know, as time goes by, there's gonna be even more for us to lose. And people are always gonna be coming after us. You can't let that consume you. You just have to live in the moment and face it as it comes.
Barry: How are you not scared?
Iris: Because we're the Flash. [Iris and Barry kiss]Barry: Plenty of metas have come after me, the people that I love. You know the one thing they have in common? They failed.
DeVoe: You've done wonders all these years punching gorillas with rudimentary powers. Chasing madmen shooting icicles. Those were children with play-guns. Savitar, Zoom, Thawne. Their powers are nothing compared to the power of limitless thought.
Barry: That's your ability. Your intellect was amplified by the particle accelerator.
DeVoe: You may be the fastest man alive, Allen. I'm the fastest mind.
[Students start to enter, forcing Barry to have to leave.]
Barry: So this is how we begin whatever twisted game you have planned. [turns and starts walking away]
DeVoe: [to himself] No, Mr. Allen, you've already lost and never even realized it. [calling out to Barry] Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! I'll be thinking of you.
=== Crisis on Earth-X, Part 3 [4.8] ===
This episode is Part Three of a four-part crossover event called Crisis on Earth-X. For quotations, see the related page.
=== Don't Run [4.9] ===
Barry: I have been thinking recently that... you know, when I first got my powers, I would use any excuse to use them. It would just be me and the road, and everything around me would disappear. It was, like, the first time in my life, I really felt like I was... at peace. But I just... feel like that all the time now. I don't have to run when I'm with you.
Iris: Awww. That's so sweet. [kisses Barry]
Barry: I love you, Iris West-Allen.
Iris: I love you, too.Barry: DeVoe, if you wanted to kill me, you could have just electrocuted me on the street. So... I'm here for a reason.
DeVoe: Yes, Mr. Allen. So that I may teach you. I am, after all, first and foremost, a teacher.
Barry: All right. Fine. Teach me. But first, I wanna make sure I'm all caught up. You sent your Samuroid after me. You arranged to pull me out of the Speed Force. You made sure that we turned all those people on that bus into metahumans. Why?
DeVoe: You see, the finer points of my agenda are not part of today's syllabus.
Barry: Oh, come on, we can squeeze it in. I'm a fast learner.
DeVoe: Please!! You're about as capable of seeing the breadth of my machinations as an infant mastering multi-variable physics.
Barry: [scoffs] Wow.
DeVoe: The lesson I have prepped for today is much more simple. Life 101. There are no happy endings.Harry: You're the team leader. Team leader's supposed to make the tough call.
Iris: I made a call. I said we would look for both of them (Barry and Caitlin).
Harry: No. Looking for both of them is not a choice. We're overtaxing our resources, our people, because you won't face the hard truth. And the hard truth is, we can't look for both. We can only look for one.
Iris: Harry, I just made a vow to love and protect Barry. To stand by him through thick and thin. And now you're asking me to choose between my husband's life and me friend's? [Harry nods] I can't. I, I can't do that–
Harry: You have to. Or you risk losing them both. You have to choose.Amunet: Katie, do you know what I was doing before I became this successful entrepreneur you see before you today?
Caitlin: Mean British nanny?
Amunet: [smiles] Hmm. No! I... was a stewardess. You see, unlike you, I did not have fancy scientists for parents. I did not collect scholarships or attend fine institutions. My career options were... limited. So, I spent my days in a quaint little skirt and bear serving coffee to handsy pilots, powerless to stop them. But then the particle accelerator exploded, and I was powerless... no more. Heh. I showed those pilots the error of their ways.
Caitlin: Why are you telling me this?
Amunet: Because.... obtaining my powers is quite literally what made me me, but the same cannot be said about you. There are any number of doctors I could have come to for this procedure. I did not. I came to you. Because you, Caitlin Snow, are, and have always been, remarkable. You are bright. Resourceful. Resilient. And I am more than certain you can do this. [pause] So. With that said, unless you want to spend the rest of your medical career in the morgue, I suggest you buck up, darling. You know. Pull on your big girl pants, and do the bloody thing.[Barry has been lured back to his loft apartment, alone. DeVoe, now in Dominic's body, is speaking to him on the phone.]
DeVoe: You see, Mr. Allen, three months ago, you emerged from the Speed Force a new man. And in order for you and the world to experience my plan, I, too, needed to be reborn.
Barry: If you hurt my family,...
DeVoe: I have no interest in your family. Besides, you're gonna need someone to miss you when you're gone.
Barry: What did you do?
DeVoe: I merely left something for you. It's a regift, as it were. I... don't have need for it anymore.
[Barry discovers DeVoe's old body dead on the floor, stabbed with a carving knife and blood on the floor. Just then, the police arrive and break down the door. Barry begins powering up to super-speed away, but hesitates when he sees a picture of him and Iris.]
Barry: Don't run.
[Barry powers down and lets the police find him inside the loft and allows himself be arrested.]
=== The Trial of the Flash [4.10] ===
DeVoe: Science has long pondered what would be required to successfully transfer consciousness from one living being to another. But we've accomplished far beyond a simple transfer of consciousness. We've extracted that which elevates our humanity and added upon it. I am both who I was before [puts his hand on Marlize's cheek] and who I desire to become.
Marlize: [uncomfortable] Yes, you are... my love.
DeVoe: My hand still feels foreign upon your flesh. [removes his hand] And you don't care for it.
Marlize: No, I do.
DeVoe: As I said, I inherited my host's ability to read thoughts. We have never lied to each other before. Let's not begin now.
Marlize: ... Okay.
DeVoe: Marlize. My love. See past this body. See past these eyes. See me. Clifford.
Marlize: [softly] Clifford.
DeVoe: I am nothing without you.
[Marlize looks at DeVoe with adoration and kisses him, but with a tear running down her cheek.][Joe intends to plant evidence inside the DeVoe house in order to exonerate Barry.]
Joe: This is the right thing to do, Ralph. Just open the door. I'll do the rest.
Ralph: Okay. It's a solid plan, Joe. It's subtle, but it's crafty with a touch of pathos. After this, you're gonna sit back and kick up your feet and sleep as sound as a millennial after Burning Man, because you did the right thing. You took down a bad, bad chick.
Joe: Ralph, could you hurry up?
Ralph: And you're gonna ride that feeling like it's Space Mountain. And then, when they catch you and they take your badge and your gun, that self-righteous indignation's gonna keep your chest puffed and your chin up, because you did the right thing. Sure, you're gonna be mad for a few years, but that fades... evolves... turns into self-pity. Two more years, and your life is gonna be a shell of its former self. And then, one night, it's gonna dawn on you that... you did the wrong thing. And it'll ruin everything. Your colleagues won't talk to you, your friends have vanished, and your family? It'll be like... like you were never born. Because you turned into the very thing you swore to protect them from. [uses his powers to unlock the door] Any-hoo.... good luck with that. [walks off]Cisco: Damn. We need to cool him (Fallout) down. [off Harry's look] Killer Frost.
Cisco: Well? Go! Turn!
Caitlin: Well... that's not how it works. I can't just snap my fingers and make her appear. It only happens when I'm scared or angry.
Cisco and Harry: Good Lord, Caitlin!
Cisco: This city's about to explode! Everyone, everything you know and love! The birds, the trees, the fish! The puppies! Puppies are going down 'cause you didn't want to--
Cisco and Harry: show up for WORK!!
Caitlin: [eyes glowing] Thanks.DeVoe: Did you know there was a twelve percent chance that you were going to tell the world that you're the Flash?
Barry: I'd recheck your math.
DeVoe: There's no need. Because no matter what path you chose, all avenues led to my triumph.
Barry: Why do you want us distracted? Why do you want me out of the picture? What're you planning?
DeVoe: That you think that you could understand the breadth of what I am about to do is almost humorous.... Yes. I think you will miss Iris. That's right, Mr. Allen. I didn't just take Dominic's body. I took his ability. I know what you're thinking. Right now.
Barry: Well, I want you to hear me say it. I'm gonna figure a way out of this. And when I do, I don't care whose face you're wearing. I'm coming for you. You haven't beaten us yet.
DeVoe: Haven't I? [stares Barry down] Have a nice life, Mr. Allen.Judge: [sentencing Barry] In my thirty years behind this bench, I have seen my share of criminals. But I confess, this defendant stands apart.
Captain Singh: [speaking at a press conference] Thank you all for coming on such short notice. A few hours ago, the very existence of our city came under the threat of nuclear destruction. But one man rose to meet that challenge.
Judge: The defendant was in a position of authority. Our city trusted him to bring the guilty to justice.
Singh: He ran into danger. Knowing he would suffer burns all over his body.
Judge: He used that trust to take an innocent and vulnerable life.
Singh: This man was not thinking about himself. He was thinking about you. The first responders on the front lines.
Judge: Never have I seen a defendant more unmoved.
Singh: Never have I seen a man with more bravery.
Judge: Never have I seen such inhumanity.
Singh: Such heroism.
Judge: Such a lack of regard for human life.
Singh: It is my great honor to present Central City Police Department's Award of Valor to this city's finest hero: the fastest man alive, the Flash! [the spectators applaud]
Judge: The Court hereby orders that Bartholomew Henry Allen should be incarcerated for the rest of his natural life without the possibility of parole, and that Mr. Allen be immediately remanded to Iron Heights Penitentiary. And may God have mercy on your soul. [bangs his gavel]
=== The Elongated Knight Rises [4.11] ===
Cisco: Hey, how 'bout you hooking me up with some of that gum?
Harry: Why don't you go breach yourself?
Cisco: Sounds like an insult.
Harry: Kinda was.Ralph: Nice suit, Fallout Boy.
Axel: [regards Ralph] Yuck. Yours could use some work.Ralph: Axel created some kind of acid that, we're guessing,... can probably kill me. I'm not ready to die.
Barry: Look, this job has a way of making you feel invincible. But every once in a while, a little mortality check shows up.
Ralph: I've been trying so hard to ignore this feeling, but... I'm not fearless like you are.
Barry: Ralph, I'm not fearless. I wake up every day in this cell and feel like there's nothing I can do to help anyone. I mean, that terrifies me. I used to be somebody who saved, and now I'm just Barry Allen, Inmate #3562.
Ralph: So let me spring you.
Barry: That's not my point. Having the ability to help someone, but do nothing -- that is a far worse death than anything the Trickster has for you. But rising above that fear and saving those lives, that's a greater life. So rise up. I don't think it's a stretch for you.
Ralph: You really believe I can do that?
Barry: Yes. You just need to believe it yourself.Harry: Oh. We're gonna need the Ice Queen.
Caitlin: Oh, that's not