This episode was the last episode before the season finale and I would say it really set up a good finale for us. I can’t wait to see how this story ends with Zoom, or even if it does end!
The show starts out with Barry and Team Flash running down Meta humans in Central City. Caitlin had been rescued and she let them know what was happening with Zoom that he had decided to attack Central City. What they didn’t know is that all of the Meta humans he was using in the streets was just a distraction to his real plan. Which we will find out about later. Barry, Joe and the police force, along with Wally West were in the streets trying to take down the Meta’s and save the people of Central City. That seems to be Zoom’s plan at this point keeping the Flash distracted so he can complete his over all plan.
Joe is trying to get Wally to understand that these are Meta Humans that they will kill him and he wouldn’t be able to stand up to them. Wally of course doesn’t listen he feels like he owes the Flash something. That the Flash gave up his abilities to save him and he wants to make it all right. What Wally doesn’t know is that Barry Allen is the Flash. He eventually will figure it out or find out, but thats later on.
Mean while Cisco is having a lot of vibes about birds. Vibes that he does not understand, he knows something is up but the parts of the vibe he can see is the birds dying at his feet. There was two vibes of the birds crashing into the building behind him and falling to the ground at his feet. It was terrifying and he didnt catch on. He should have realized that something was up when birds by the numbers were flying into the windows, but not knowing why he was vibing or why he was seeing this misled him for a while.
Barry and the group quickly realized that Barry couldn’t be everywhere at one time, so they had to come up with a way to stop the Earth 2 Meta Humans. Which Wells, and Cisco worked together on. That plan was have Barry run a circle around the city creating a barrier, and from Star Labs a frequency that only the Earth 2 Meta humans/humans would hear. This was a great plan but everything had to go off without interference from Zoom or anyone else to be able to work. This is where that was all side tracked.
Zoom had one final trick up his sleeve. That was the Black Siren or AKA Laurel Lance of Earth 2. Barry and Team Flash were all friends and cared for Earth 1 Laurel Lance so Zoom knew that this would distract The Flash no matter how optimistic he was. It in fact did distract Barry because his first encounter with Black Siren was nearly the end for him. He got caught in the middle of her screaming and that really took the fight out of him. IF it wasn’t for Wally West sliding into Black Siren with his car she could have killed Barry. They both escaped… Barry however couldn’t hear anything at all so he had to get back to Star Labs to get treated.
Caitlyn helped Barry out, but there was something just off about her. She was seeing things, and seemed like she was distracted herself. Cisco confronted her about it, and she told him that she could see Zoom everywhere. That even though he wasn’t really there it felt like he was. Cisco calmed her down and let her know that nothing like that would ever happen again. Cisco really wanted to do something more to help her but he didnt know what. They did however quickly figure it out. Cisco and Caitlyn were going to go out and dress up as Reverb and Killer Frost to distract Laurel.
Earlier in the show Barry was confronted by Zoom as buildings were falling around him. He told Barry that it was going to be his end because he always wanted to be the hero. That he himself had no need to go and save people that parading around as Jay Garrick really made him sick to have to be the hero. Barry explained to him no matter what he would save everyone and stopped him. You know the hero stuff. Barry chose to save Central City instead of take on Zoom.
Well’s had the machine ready to go, so with the help of Caitlyn and Cisco Team Flash was ready to take out the Earth 2 Meta Humans. Barry started running got up to speed and the machine was turned on. Whoever was from Earth 2 would hear the frequency and it would crash their nervous system. Jesse and Wells would have headphones to block the sound out. Jesse’s failed so Wells gave her his. He would eventually pass out and fall to the floor, because of the frequency.
Laurel confronted Cisco and Caitlyn and quickly figured them out. She knew that Reverb and Killer Frost had been killed so she threw a piece of a building to Cisco and he caught it with his right hand. Reverb was left handed. Laurel found them out. Vibe blasted her with a frequency blast. He couldn’t do it again, but by the time she was ready to attack them the frequency effected her nervous system and she passed out.
The next thing we see is her screaming at the door in the Particle Accelerator holding cells. Barry, Cisco, and Caitlyn are all standing there together. They had stopped all the Metas, but Zoom. He had escaped back to Earth 2. However he would be back before this episode would end. Caitlyn did however express that she felt great helping the group take down Meta Humans. Could this be a foreshadowing of her eventually becoming a Meta Human but instead of being a bad guy she would be a good guy with Team Flash. I hope so I would like to see her out in the field being a hero!
The next scene would be one of the most heartbreaking scenes to date on The Flash. Even more heartbreaking than the time Barry went back to save his mom but decided not to. The group was gathered for a dinner and celebrating Henry Allen’s decision to stay in Central City. Barry had just come in and was talking to everyone and decided that it was time to ask Iris out. Decided that he wanted to give it a shot with her. Iris told him that would be a good idea. The next couple of minutes would change Barry’s life yet again. While everyone was standing there. Zoom ran in and grabbed Henry Allen. He told The Flash that he knew taking away the things he cared about the most would destroy him, so he ran off with Henry. Barry took off after them both. They ended up going to Barry’s childhood home. There Zoom was continuing the conversation from earlier telling Barry that he couldn’t be the hero he needed to be while he had so many people to care about and try to save. Zoom then killed Henry Allen right in front of Barry.
Thats both of Barry’s parents killed in the same house by deranged speedsters. This will hopefully push Barry to that place he needs to be to take Zoom out. Zoom doesn’t deserve to be locked away he deserves to be beaten. He has taken everything away from Barry Allen/The Flash so now its time for Barry to take everything away from him.
I cannot wait to see how this Season ends, how this epic run with Zoom and The Flash ends next week. I believe Barry knows that he doesn’t need to let this turn into a revenge quest but use this as a reason to stop Zoom from terrorizing the multiverse. I hope to see Barry take him out once and for all without losing another one of his Team Flash team mates.
With everything that happened in this episode with Barry being able to take out the Meta Humans like he did and Laurel/Black Siren’s appearance I give this episode a 10/10. Yes a perfect score. I seen in this episode what I needed to see. A hero needs to be pushed to his limit to break through and become the hero everyone needs him to be. I believe with taking out the Meta’s like he did and stopping this part of Zoom’s plan along with the death of Henry Allen this will push Barry to his limit. I believe in the Finale Episode we will see the Hero we have waited all season for and I just can’t wait!