The episode starts out with Barry and Iris in their apartment and Barry wanting to travel ahead to the future to figure out who Savitar is. He needed a way to beat Savitar figuring out who he is would be the way to do it.
While Barry was with Iris he gets an alert of a Meta Human attack. He notices it's at Star Labs so he takes off. Meanwhile at Star Labs Kaitlyn Snow or now Killer Frost is attacking Cisco, HR and Julian. They have been chased all the way to the pipe line and try to hide. Of course Kaitlyn is still well Kaitlyn and could open the door. As she was opening the door Barry zoomed in. He started telling Kaitlyn that she didn't want this and tried to convince her to calm down. She didn't want to hear it and escaped, even with Barry after her she was gone.
While everyone was regrouping, Barry decided for sure that he was going to the future. He knew that he really wasn't fast enough to do it alone so he needed Wally's help. For some reason he's fast enough to break the time barrier and run to the past but not ahead to the future. Wally gave him a push and off he went.
Barry landed in the future to face off against Mirror Master and Top. Of course this was 2017 Barry in 2024 and he was in his old suit to them. He escaped but barely. Both Top and Mirror Master had came close to over powering Barry before his escape. He seems to kind of just let it happen. The first place he goes afterwards is back to what was his apartment. It looks as though the place was abandoned. While he's there Cisco shows up. Barry of course has a ton of questions and wants to know what happened. Cisco would rather show him than explain everything.
So they take off to Star Labs. Barry encounters his future self. 2024 Barry is in seclusion, has all but stopped being The Flash and is depressed over Iris and Savitar. 2017 Barry decides that it's pointless and future Barry is helpless and offers nothing. Cisco shows Barry around some more. Revealing first that Kaitlyn had frozen his hands and he lost them which is why he couldn't use his powers. Second Barry tries to take off back to 2017 but can't. Barry decides to see how everyone is effected by the loss of Iris and try to pull this team Flash back together. He visits Julian and Kaitlyn, along with Joe. The only person he doesn't get to visit with is HR. Barry realized that 2024 Barry had ruined many of his friendships and relationships with his obsession over Savitar and the grief over losing Iris. I believe the way he regrouped with the future Team Flash was great. Allowing him to show his future self that there is no reason he can still have hope and depend on others.
The most heartbreaking part of this episode was Barry's encounter with future Wally West. He had been paralyzed in the meeting with Savitar and hadn't spoken in years. Another tough moment was seeing 2017 Barry with Joe. Joe didn't even look at Barry just wanted him to leave.
Barry had gotten the band back together so they could start healing and stop Mirror Master and Top. Future Barry had heard everything and agreed to help him out! The suit future Barry has I want it now! It's amazing so much better than the suit 2017 Barry has! Would be a nice change!
Both Barry's help defeat the meta human criminals, and after a final goodbye 2017 Barry is off to his own time. He had managed to get the future team Flash back together so now he had to make sure that his team Flash stays together. Barry done this by making promises to everyone. I thought it was neat that Barry seemed to be in the future for what seemed like days and was able to just get back without being gone.
As the show comes to a close we see Kaitlyn walking along in a forest with snow on the ground. She seems to be meeting someone there, that someone ended up being Savitar. Right before the credits Savitar dropped his armor off revealing his true identity. Kaitlyn must have known who it was because she was ready to follow orders.
This episode was highly anticipated because of a 4 week hiatus! Waiting to see the Future Flash and possibly finding out who Savitar is was just gonna be so great! Of course Savitar will have to wait! We still have the dynamic of a Team Flash helping Barry out of every jam, but I mean they all serve a purpose they can be his eyes and ears while he's running through central city to save people. We do know however that Future Barry did have the tech to trap Savitar in the Speed Force! He didn't understand it which is reasonable Barry is smart but he has his limits. Kaitlyn Snow/Killer Frost has been amazing so far. Danielle Panabaker has been great! I can't wait to see the Savitar arc play out with her character! Other than that this episode was one of the better episodes I have seen. I'm ready for the last 4 episodes of the season!
I will have to rate this episode at 8/10!