Welcome to worst idea ever episode of The Flash. Harry wants to recreate the particle accelerator explosion; you know the one that knocked Barry into a nine month coma and created a ton of really bad metahumans as well as killed a good number of people.
We open to a high speed chase and The Flash is in pursuit, well a hologram of him while Barry has perhaps the best workout ever. One problem, the baddies don’t stop they head straight into a tunnel where the satellite can’t project the image. Thankfully Cisco’s mad gaming skills help them use The Flash’s lightning bolt to blind the driver and passengers forcing them to stop. Harry of course is not on board with this and everyone is not on board with the particle accelerator version 2.0 so stalemate for now.
Harry is confident that he can contain the explosion to keep the city safe and has all he needs to make Barry The Flash again thanks to Eobart’s research.
Barry heads out to talk with Papa Allen who has gone all Grizzly Adams with the log cabin to boot. Barry tells him about his lost speed and that Jay is an insane serial killer that has kidnapped Caitlin. Funny story, Garrick is Barry’s mother’s maiden name perhaps another hint at who is in the iron mask?
Earth-2 has no vacuums apparently. Cisco gets a vibe about his brother Dante who looked a little evil to me. Barry returns with Papa Allen in tow who is here to stay and of course help his son. Wally is questioning the path he is on since The Flash saved his life. Queue Zoom who brought Caitlin along. Zoom has a message: Central City is now his and he will kill anyone who tries to stop him.
The cops have been evicted by Zoom and now are setting up at Jitters. Caitlin has a chat with Hunter who asks why he is keeping her there. Simple, even crazed killers get lonely to, and he sees Killer Frost in her, all she has to do is unlock it. Is Caitlin subconsciously suppressing her metahuman gene?
Cisco goes to check on his brother who has been suffering some PTSD after his kidnapping by Captain Cold and Heatwave. Dante reminds Cisco that he only shows up when something bad is happening and that they are not close even as brothers. Joe goes Papa Bear locking Wally and Jesse in Eobart’s secret chamber, I guess this would be considered a date. Meanwhile Joe and Papa Allen talk about how they cannot force the choice of getting Barry’s speed back on Barry. Papa Allen is convinced that there is another way Barry can save the city and defeat Zoom.
Back at the Bar Dante makes Cisco pay for his drinks and give him a lift home they argue until some guy swinging some demonic hockey stick shows up, can we say Sportsmaster? Nope! Actually he is called Rupture, is Dante’s Doppleganger and one of Zoom’s minions Zoom decided to bring along on his multiple earth conquest tour. Zoom seems to have told Rupture that Cisco killed Reverb. Iris finally admits her feelings for Barry and that the universe is pretty much screaming the fact they should be together. Iris tells him she doesn’t care if he has the speed force or not all she wants is him then leaves a stunned Barry alone.
Caitlin pulls an evidence box to her and gets not something to free herself just a cellphone. Zoom sends Rupture after the cops, but Rupture only wants to kill those that killed his brother. Caitlin shoots off a text warning the team about the attack. (Cute daddy moment where Wally and Jesse ask if they can come out. Both Harry and Joe yell no before closing the chat.) They get Caitlin’s warning and instead of trying to get his speed back Barry wants the team to figure out a way to stop Rupture without The Flash.
Dante finds out about Cisco’s trip to Earth-2. Cisco reveals that he is a metahuman and his powers and that a vibe of Dante’s World of Warcraft Doppleganger was who he saw not Dante.
The CCPD manages to take down Rupture with The Flash Hologram, Hunter figures out how Caitlin warned the team. Zoom goes to Jitters and does what he said he would, kills all the cops and kills Rupture for his failure. Zoom tells Barry that the only reason people live is because of Caitlin but if they try and stop him he will kill everyone.
The Ramon brothers hug it out after seeing Rupture die and promise to become closer. Meanwhile Wally is trying to escape so he can try and stop Zoom. He gets Jesse on board by appealing to her brain. Come on Wally just ask her out already!
Harry shows everyone a list of all the known metahumans on Earth-2 and it’s very long. Barry finally decides to try and get his powers back because the city needs The Flash.
Harry makes Cisco get on the roof with his Harry Potter wand he made for the HP Convention to direct the lighting bolt to where Barry is (the wand looked a more sonic screwdriver than HP wand to me). Meanwhile Wally and Jesse break out of the room while the particle accelerator fires up. Zoom sees what is happening and gets mad. The bolt strikes Barry making him dematerialize and the wave hits both Jesse and Wally knocking them out. Zoom pops in to gloat while holding the shredded Flash suit. The episode then with ends Barry Allen is dead and Zoom free to do what he pleases. Or is he? Of course he’s not! Allow me to also welcome Wally and Jesse to Team Speedster!
Until Next Time Everyone.