Back to the present we see Harrison Wells of Earth 2 working on a way to steal the Flash’s speed. A way that would be unnoticeable to team Flash and let him drain his speed slowly so he could meet Zoom’s demands and get his daughter Jesse Quick back. However the session is interrupted by Barry who wants to help him figure out a way to close the portals to earth 2. Barry and Harrison seem to have a disagreement. Which I mean should have pointed Barry into the direction that Wells shouldn’t be trusted at all. Wells however was successful in creating the device to drain Barry’s Power.
So the first attack happens and Forensic scientist Barry Allen is on the scene collecting evidence and takes it back to Start Labs. Of course he knows right away that its a Meta Human, and could tell that the death was caused by burning the victim up. Barry gets Cisco and Caitlin to help him. And they come up with the name Tarpit, or well Cisco does anyhow.
Meanwhile Iris is pleading with Wally to quit drag racing. Her and Joe would spend a lot of time this episode trying to get him to realize that he has a family and they worry about him. Wally at first brushes it off and keeps racing even tough Joe and Iris both are against it.
Barry finds the second victim and runs off to save him. As Barry is running you can see a blue light pulsing on the center chest piece of his costume. Noticeably in fact when he’s running that the blue pulse is there. Barry at first doesn’t notice any effect of whats happening and saves the victim. Of course with a Team Flash Assist and a fire hydrant. Barry really needs to start coming up with some saves on his own, he is a scientist and a super hero needing Team Flash all the time hurts the character.
Now Iris who has already spoken with Wally about his racing decides to go speak with he event manager. Someone she shouldn’t really be bothering, but you would do anything for your family. Or well at least Team Flash will. So she makes some threats about putting him in the paper while recording the entire conversation. She gets threatened and is forced to leave. This really didnt help the situation much, Wally was still racing and Iris still feels that there is a way to save him.
The next guy that Tarpit is going after was the driver of the getaway car the night of his murder. Which is also the man who holds the drag races and the one who threatened Iris. At one of the drag racing events Tarpit shows up and causes Wally and the guy he was racing against to crash. Barry of course makes the saves, all except for Iris. He wasn’t fast enough, he just couldn’t out run the flying glass. This was the first time that Barry had noticed the reduction in his speed. Even after Cisco told him that he was only running at 1440 MPH instead of 1500 MPH. Barry explained this to Team Flash, concerned about who else he was going to lose because he just isn’t fast enough to beat Zoom. This conversation forces Harrison Wells to cave and confess what he had done to Barry.
The final step to catching Tarpit was using Nitrogen bombs created by Harry to harden around him and crumble. Joe would than arrest him and take him into custody.
Barry is upset, even after him and Wells had worked together, to close the portals to Earth 2 with the Implosion device Barry couldn’t believe that he was betrayed. He had just closed an Earth 2 portal with him and now he was confessing to taking his speed and providing it with Zoom. Which we do see, Zoom seems to feed off of the drained speed force which appears to be feeding him his powers. Zoom explains to Wells at the time that he would need all of the Flash’s speed to save Jesse Quick, if not he would just continue to torture Jesse. Zoom vibrates his index finger into Wells Shoulder to hurt him and runs off.
Barry has already locked Wells into a cell and isn’t going to let him go. Wells is pleading with Barry to just close the Earth 2 breaches after sending him home and that would stop Zoom from traveling between the breaches. That would allow the Wells to be back in his time line on his Earth and Barry to close the breaches with he implosion device. However Barry decides that he wants to help Wells save Jesse Quick, no matter what Wells had done. The show ended with Barry Telling wells that they were going to Earth 2! So that way they could help him save his daughter.
This episode was alright, really more towards the story of how Wells was going to steal Barry’s speed and why Barry didnt really seem to notice. I also enjoyed the fact that they are going to Earth 2.
*Barry losing his speed
*Zoom Gaining part of Barrys speed
*Starting to give hope to Wally West becoming Kid Flash
*The promise to go to Earth 2
*Zoom was present, but no Jay Garrick. Rumors swirling that Jay or even his Earth 1 Double are parading around as Zoom. I guess we shall see.