"Into the Speed Force" season 3 Episode 16
This episode starts out with Barry in Star Labs with the rest of Team Flash trying to figure out what they are going to do to save Wally. Barry has decided that he will go into the Speed Force to get Wally since he felt like it was his fault Wally was there to start with.
Cisco and Barry opened up a breach and went into the Speed Force. Before sending him in they made up an anchor to be able to track Barry inside the Speed Force. Barry goes into the Speed Force with one mission to save Wally.
When he enters into the Speed Force he is in Central City Police department. Of course it's empty so he goes down stairs and runs into the Speed Force version of Eddie Thawne. Eddie explains to Barry that he sacrificed his life for Barry and that his only legacy would be the pictures hanging on the wall. It was nice to see Rick Cosnett back on the Flash. Barry refused to leave and was chased into the elevator by a Time Wraith.
Next up Barry would run into Ronnie Raymond and Kaitlyn. The two of them in the Speed Force have a kid and they're happy. Ronnie had the same story, he gave his life because Barry inspired him to do so. This was all apart of the Speed Forces lesson. Each time Barry gets stuck there it tries to teach him a lesson. Barry was attacked by the Black Speedster, Hunter Zolomon. Barry was able to escape but barely.
The final ghost that Barry would run into was Captain Cold. He confronted Barry and gave him the same story. That Leonard Snart became a hero because Barry inspired him to be. They both fought, Barry wanted to save Wally that's all he wanted to do. Barry was frozen against the wall and Jay Garrick came in to save the day. Jay is always around when Barry needs him, and shows up right on time. Jay and Barry both stop Captain Cold, and rescue Wally. After rescuing Wally, Barry notices Jay is staying behind. Barry vows to come back and get him. It sucks that Jay is finally back and is now stuck on the Speed Force. Maybe just maybe we will get an Infinite Crisis moment when Jay escapes the Speed Force.
Meanwhile Team Flash, and Jesse Quick are trying to figure out the piece of metal from Savitars armor. HR and Cisco with the help of Julian figure out that the armor and the metal shard are always moving. So they decide that they can use it to find Savitar.
HR is trying to talk Jesse Quick out of it so that she doesn't chase Savitar alone because of what he done to Wally. He doesn't want her to get hurt or killed. However with a good left hook HR wasn't a match for Jesse. So she runs off and uses the armor shard to track Savitar. She does find him. During their fight HR and Jesse figure out that the armor is just that armor. That there is a man underneath and she's able to hurt him by stabbing the armor shard into the spaces between the armor.
With Barry and Wally back at Star Labs, Jesse decided to go to Earth 3 and take Jays place. I'm questioning why she's going to Earth 3 instead of back to Earth 2. Why would she skip her Earth to go to a different one to fill in for the Flash? Who is watching Earth 2?
Barry reveals to Iris that he had all of the wrong intentions when's asking to marry her. He didn't want to marry her just because he loved her, but he just wanted to save her. He asked for space and left for Ciscos. Of course after so many episodes of them being together and having a thing it's ended because what has transpired with the last two episodes. I can't say that I blame Barry, he has so much to handle he doesn't need that weighing on him either.
I will give this episode a 7/10!
I love the fact that so many Season 1 actors were back for this episode. There are so many stories that could be done including those characters, it's always nice to see familiar characters. Jay Garrick is always great! To bad he's going to be in the Speed Force for a while. The one thing I do hate is that Iris and Barry are no longer an item. I just can't wrap my head around the fact Barry worked so hard to date Iris and now it's all for nothing. I think we are going to finally see a strong more well rounded Barry. One who realizes that he is the hero and he has to be the one who saves the day. Finding out Savitar was just a man is also a big thing from this episode. He can be hurt underneath the armor and Barry and Team Flash can use that to their advantage.
I can't wait for more episodes. Next week we will have the Musical episode crossover with Supergirl. Hopefully it's going to be a good filler story!