We start this episode out with Barry and Wells talking about how they are going to get his powers back. Their idea is that they are going to recreate the Particle Accelerator event which gave Barry his powers in the first place. Barry seems to be against the idea because of what happened before and isn’t quick to make the decision.
Currently the savior of Central City is a hologram of The Flash with Barry in a stop motion suit to capture the effect of him running and moving as The Flash should. Cisco is at the controls and they are trying to run down a high speed chase before it gets tot he tunnel. Of course this is their bright idea and a way around Barry trying to get his powers back.
When Barry decided for Cisco to open up the Earth 2 breach it allows Zoom to travel to their Earth again which to me was a bad idea but really develops the story. Zoom has Snow and is now on Earth 1 and is trying to take it over just like Earth 2. He goes to the Police station of Course ready to kill he cops standing in front of him but Snow pleaded with him to stop. Zoom let the police go. He knew that there was no one in Central City who could stop him.
About this time Cisco has a Vibe in which he can see his brother Dante. He immediately snaps out of it and runs off to find Dante thinking that he is in trouble. Cisco didn’t even think that it could have been an Earth 2 Doppleganger. to me this really shows that Cisco is slowly becoming a hero. He had a fear that he would be like Reverb but he is showing to be nothing like him.
Cisco meets Dante at a bar and they start talking and catching up. Dante lets Cisco know how he feels about when they were kidnapped by Captain Cold. While they were talking Cisco noticed on the news that Zoom has been spotted so he leaves in a hurry. Dante runs after him for a ride home. As they are going to the Star Labs van out of no where a motor cycle is hit with what seems to be a rocket or laser beam and explodes. Dante and Cisco are attacked by Rupture, who is Reverbs brother. Rupture has been led to believe that Vibe(Cisco) killed Reverb on Earth 2.
Cisco and Dante escape to Star Labs. Cisco is getting ready to go help Barry to take out Rupture. This would end badly for Team Flash and Central City. Snow has decided that she’s going to help Team Flash! She sends a text message that reveals Zoom is attacking the Coffee shop Jitters. Because thats where all the police are. So Team Flash notifies the cops, who are hiding when Rupture arrives. Barry and Cisco are there using the hologram Flash to save the day. This all goes south quickly once Zoom finds out that Snow turned on him. Zoom goes to Jitters and before the cops could do anything he kills them all but Joe and the Captain. He then goes on to tell them and Central City that the Flash is gone that what they have been seeing is no more than a fake just a hologram.
This would be the turn of events that led Barry to wanting to get his powers back.
The team goes back to Star Labs where Barry decides to go through with the recreation of the event that made him the Flash. He lets everyone know that the best part of him is the Flash. Cisco is on the roof holding the weather wizard wand to consume the lightning. Barry is injected with the same chemicals as the night of the particle accelerator. The Particle Accelerator is running as it should be and Barry is hit with the dark matter. It looks as though he is getting his abilities back, but then he fades into nothing.
While this is happening in the basement, Jesse and Wally are trying to break out of the Time room upstairs. They do get out of the time room, and are out in the main hall and they are hit by dark matter from the particle accelerator. Wells promised Barry that this would be contained, as we seen it looks as though it was contained inside of Star Labs, but how was Joe, Iris, Henry and Wells not effected by the blast? Possibly because of the way the dark matter was traveling, either way they are all broken down at what they just witnessed. Even Well’s who seems to be stone cold when it comes to emotions seems to be upset over losing Barry. No one knows what happened or if Barry is dead or alive they just know that their last effort of bringing the Flash back seems to have failed.
Zoom enters the room, and lets them know how stupid it is to have tried and given the powers back to the Flash that they have killed him. Cisco is even surprised to see that Barry was gone when he came back down stairs. Team Flash is unaware of what has happened to Wally and Jesse.
We all have seen now what Barry Allen will do to be the hero Central City needs. He decided that it was best for him to become the Flash again after giving up his abilities to save Wally. As we can see from the trailers for next weeks episode Barry Allen seems to be stuck somewhere, hopefully the speed force. I hope he manages to find his way back from the speed force because Team Flash will need him.
I give this episode a 9/10. It was right there with the action, and the idea for the hologram Flash was perfect. Zoom of course is always amazing, one of the best comic book Villains on TV. Team Flash they are lost without Barry so hopefully we can see them recover quickly after he comes back from the speed force. I also cannot wait to find out how Wally and Jesse were effected by the Particle Accelerator blast. I know who they are supposed to become, but how will they handle it is my thing. Will they both handle it like Barry did, decide to become a hero and save people or will it be different for them? I guess we will find out next week!