The Flash (2014–…): Season 1, Episode 8 - Flash vs. Arrow - full transcript

The Arrow comes to Central City in pursuit of a felon. Barry hopes to team up, but a meta-human who can control emotions turns one against the other.

My name is Barry Allen, and
I'm the fastest man alive.

When I was a child, I saw my mother

killed by something impossible.

Run, Barry, run!

My father went to prison for her murder.

Then an accident made me the impossible.

To the outside world,

I'm an ordinary forensic scientist,

but secretly I use my speed to fight crime

and find others like me,

and one day I'll find
who killed my mother...

- Mom.
- And get justice for my father.

I am The Flash.

Previously, on The Flash and Arrow...

I'm just not sure I'm like you, Oliver.

I don't know if I can be some vigilante.

You can be better, because
you can inspire people

in a way that I never could.

You said you were writing
about me to bring hope

to someone you care about.

How would he feel if doing
that put you in harm's way?

You're giving hope to a lot of people.

- So I'm doing this for them.
- Barry, when you met me,

Oliver, and Dig, we were this
well-oiled archery machine,

but it didn't start out that way.

I'm sorry I wasn't there for you tonight.

You're worth being on time for.

Everyone on this planet, at
some point in their lives,

has had a major case of the feels...

Those days when your
heart is just too small

to hold the big things you're feeling.

Today's one of those days.

We think of our emotions
like they're these unique,

personal phenomena,

that no one has ever
felt what we have felt.

There is a basis in science
for every emotion we feel...

Anger, love.

As a scientist, I know
there's nothing magical

about what makes us feel
something for someone else...

But then I see her smile.

Man, that cannot be science.

Oh, and there's a fresh
bottle in the fridge

when she wakes up from her nap.

Thank you.

Sir? Help you with something?


I'll be just fine on my own.

Sir, you're not allowed to be back here.

Nothing to get upset about.

Barry, bank robbery in progress

- at Cunningham and Sampere.
- I got it.

Wait, that's where I bank.

Once super thieves showed
up, I went mattress.

I've already missed the gym.

Ugh, no. Five more minutes.

Come on, we never get to sleep in.

I know. But your dad hates tardiness.


The buzziest.

Another picture of The Flash came in.


That red blur?

How do you know that wasn't photoshopped?

It wasn't.

It's not a hoax or a mass hallucination.

You know, every day, someone
new accepts the impossible

and believes in him.

Why can't you?

I believe in what I can see...

What I can touch...

What I can feel.

- Which means I believe in you.
- Mm.

Do you mind? Thanks, man.

- Hey.
- Busy morning.

Witnesses reported seeing a red streak?

Joe, you should have seen it.
It was like everybody in here

was trying to kill each
other. I got here just in time.

Well, it must've been a diversion,

because there's 1/2 million
bucks missing from the vault.

There's a tracer in the cash stacks.

We're trying to find the signal.

Meantime, any idea what
could've caused such mass...

- This?
- A neurotoxin, maybe.

I'm going to swab some
surfaces, see what I can find,

but I think maybe they got whammied.

- Did you just say “whammied”?
- I got so angry.

I can't believe I did that.
I would never hurt anybody.

- You have to believe me.
- I do.

Something is happening in this city

and everyone wants to pretend
like it isn't, but it is,

and I think we should
do something about it.

My boyfriend has decided we
need to eat healthy at home,

so work is now the only
place I can eat what I like.

Oh, I'm sorry, were you
saying something, Detective?

The Blur, The Flash, the
man in the red suit...

Whatever he's called...
He was spotted at the bank

- this morning.
- You mean the bank

that was robbed of 1/2 million dollars,

where a dozen people
tried to murder each other,

and you think our attention
should be focused on

- catching Santa Claus.
- I can't explain

how he gets to and from
crime scenes so fast.

We need to figure out who
this guy is and what he wants.

You should ask your girlfriend.

She writes fan fiction about him.

Joe, help me out here.

Sorry, partner.

I stopped believing in
Santa when I was about eight.

Hey. What's going on in there?

I think Eddie's trying
to convince the Captain

that The Flash is a public menace.

Excuse me?

So after weeks of my trying to convince you

that The Flash is real,

now that you finally do believe me,

you're trying to have him arrested?

- What the hell?
- Thanks, Barry.


No worries. The captain shot me down.

Look, I'm not feeling like lunch.

See you later.

He's just jealous.

Of The Flash?

Should he be?


I'll see you later.


you need to get to S.T.A.R. Labs.

Yeah, I will. After I eat.

Anger, hate, aggression.

A Jedi craves not these things.

No one is feeling that quote?

Everyone in the bank went total savage for,

like, five minutes.

And then they were fine again.

Anger can be a powerful emotion.

If this meta-human can engender
irrational feelings of anger

in his victims, he can do a lot of damage.

Detective West helped get
a copy of the cat scans

the hospital did on everyone at the bank.

Take a look.

Well, look at this,

the emotion centers of the brains

are still showing signs
of being overwhelmed.

Particularly the area that
controls executive function.

That's the part of the brain
that stops people from doing

whatever random and
potentially destructive thing

that pops into their head.

How do you think the meta does it to them?

That's the 1/2 million dollar question.

Hey, if you guys figure it
out, just give me a call, okay?

Is The Flash off to another
rooftop rendezvous with Iris?


Yeah, but she probably
just wants to ask me...

I mean, you know, him... about
meta-human stuff for her blog.

Do you want some advice?

No matter what I say, I'm
getting the advice, right?

Don't get involved.

As The Flash or yourself.

You don't want to be the one
to blame for their breakup.

Okay. I hear you.

- Iris.
- Flash.

Be great to call you by your real name.

You mean like Ralph?

Is your name Ralph?

What did you want to see me about?

My boyfriend, he's...

Did you guys break up?

- No.
- Oh.

He's a cop and he thinks
that you're dangerous.

And he's trying to convince
his boss that you're a menace

that needs to be stopped.

I thought I should warn you.

Anyways, you should probably go.

You're not going.

Barry, are you there?

- What?
- The police got a ping

from the tracer hidden in the stolen cash.

SWAT team's closing in
on the 1600 block of Pass.

Now stop ruining Iris' love life and go.

I've gotta run.

I bet you say that to all the girls.

What other girls?

He always paid in cash.

- Never seemed like trouble.
- He's on the move.

- Freeze!
- Hold it right there!

- Hands up.
- Is there a problem, gentlemen?


Turn around!

Certo, what are you waiting for? Cuff him!

You don't tell me what to do.

Get down!

Ugh! Ah!

Nice mask.

It's kinda comforting
to know that no matter

what city you go to, Big
Belly Burger is always

going to taste like Big Belly Burger.

You mean full of grease and salt?

I thought those were
the secret ingredients.

Oliver's back.

By the way, I gave Oliver,
like, 1/2 hour head start.

- Hi, Barry.
- Hey, Felicity.

How you doing, Dig?

You're fast.

Did you guys not tell him about me?

Seeing is believing, or...


Hey, thanks for showing up
back there, but I had that.

- Uh-huh.
- What, I was getting ready

- to make my move.
- What move?

- The one to the morgue?
- Wait, so what are you guys

- doing in Central City?
- Working a case.

Suspicious homicide in the
styling where the murder weapon

is a boomerang.


I mean, awful.

I found traces of iron oxide on it.

I know it's a long shot,
but Central City has

the highest concentration
of iron oxide in the country.

Did you know Australian aboriginals

use boomerangs to hunt? Mainly on kangaroo,

which is a surprisingly
low-fat source of prot...

We were following up a lead

when we heard the S.W.A.T. Raid
over the radio, and I thought

that I would come by...
Watch you make your move.

I had a cousin got hit by lightning once.

He just developed a stutter.

Huh. Well, my team and I

are after a nasty meta-human
who makes people angry.


I mean, awful.

Uh, well, since you guys are
here, why don't we team up?

I'll help you find your
boomerang man, you can help me

- find my super rage-a-holic.
- We'd love to.

No, we'll handle our
business and head home.

The fastest way to find out
everything we need to know

about the boomerang is to
sic S.T.A.R. Labs on it.

Enough people know my secret identity.

Fine... I'll go. They
already know who I am.

You can drop me off, and I
will meet up with you later.

- How 'bout I give you a lift?
- Whoo!

Man, that's not freaking you out?

Let's go.

- Oh!
- So what'd you think?

I think...

My shirt's on fire!

Oh, I'm sorry!

I'm glad I decided not to go braless.

You guys remember Felicity?

I'll always remember this.

Hi, Felicity, it's so good to see you.

What brings you back to Central City?

Not Barry?

No, not Barry.

This? Not happening.

We looked down that road and
we said “no, thank you.”

they get it.

Actually, I'm here... because of this.


What are the wings made of?

Not sure... I'm thinking
some sort of composite

or high-density plastic...

Reinforced with carbon
fiber. Oh, that's weird.

- It almost feels like it's...
- Vibrating.

- Yeah.
- Yeah.

Oh, I wanna run some tests,

- and I wanna run 'em right now!
- Mm-hmm.

Hey, you guys come up with
anything new on our meta?

The officer who was
affected tonight says he saw

a flash of red before he lost control.

I suspect the meta is inducing
rage via the ocular nerve.

Oh, Dr. Wells wants to see you.

Why do I feel like I just got called

into the principal's office?

Starling City vigilante.

He calls himself “The Arrow” now.

Oh, does he... “Flash”?

Wait, what's the problem?

We don't trust him.

You guys don't even know him.

I know that he was wanted for murder

in at least 12 different
cases dating back three years.

I know there's been at least
two major terrorist attacks

in Starling since he became active.

All right, but the cops
there are cool with him now.

He doesn't kill people anymore.

And what about all the criminals

that he put arrows through?
Those, what, don't count?

- He's a hero, Joe.
- You're a hero, Barry.

You offer protection, hope, light.

What that man does is carry out
a dark reckoning for his city.

It is a brutal, violent vision of justice,

one we do not share. You truly think

he's a hero, fine, so be it.

But he's not the kind you
should be looking up to.


That's my bad. That's on me.

I want that “Arrow” out of my city.


I mean, do you think he can
do everything really fast?

I mean, like, how fast do you
think he goes to the bathroom

after he's eaten something?

This is you watching my back?

Well, the Mirakuru soldiers
are one thing, but this...

Whatever he can do now,
he's still the same Barry

- we met last year.
- Well, if you're so adamant

against teaming up with
him, what are we doing here?

He's a good kid, and
it's just a name, Diggle.

The man who rents this storage unit...

I want... his... name.


The bad guy that you're after,
the one who robbed the bank,

his name is Roy G. Bivolo.

Uh, thanks. How did you find that out?

The guy's still alive, right?

I'm just asking.

I thought you didn't want to help.

I'm not. It's just a name.

- All right.
- Hi.

- Hey.
- Ooh!

One non-fat latte,
extra sugar for Felicity,

and one coffee, black, for Oliver.

I brewed you a fresh pot, so...

- Thank you.
- Yeah.

Barry, um, can I talk to you for a second?

- Yeah.
- Okay. Bye.


Ow. What are you doing?

You did not tell me that
you knew Oliver Queen.

- I know Oliver Queen.
- Oh, my God,

he's even more handsome in person.

And his arms are, like,
twice the size of yours.

Technically they're not twice the size.

He's on my three list.

- What's a three list?
- My list

of three guys I'm allowed
to cheat on Eddie with.

You usually don't meet people on your list,

but now here he is, and I just
cannot stop staring at him.

Felicity, this is me noticing you staring.

We need to help Barry with his case.

Why don't you want to help?

Because Barry doesn't really want my help.

He only thinks he does.

Harrison Wells and Barry's cop foster dad

both said you were dangerous
and a bad influence.

Barry defended you.

You're going to hock me about this

until I say yes, aren't you?

I'm a hocker.


- Okay, what?
- Okay, we'll help you

catch your bad guy.

Great. Meta-human.

I am not calling him that, Barry.



- Hey.
- You're late.

Barry, how can you have super-speed

- and still not be on time?
- Sorry, I guess

the super-tardiness kinda neutralizes it.

So how do we catch Bivolo here?

Oh, no, we don't here. We're here to train.

What? Like Rocky?

I read your friend Iris'
blog post on The Flash,

and I visited all the
crime scenes you fought at.

- Don't you sleep?
- Last month

you took on a man named Lenard Snart.

We call him Captain Cold.

We can talk about you giving your enemies

silly code names later.

You mean like over coffee with
Deathstroke and The Huntress?

The point is that you engaged
Snart on a commuter train,

which he derailed.

Okay, there may have been some
damage, but I got the job done,

- I was the hero.
- Barry, when you approach

a new environment, do
you case every inch of it?

You could. You have the time.

But you don't.

You just run in blind.

There's a difference,
Barry, between having powers

and having precision.

When I came to you thinking about

going out and helping people,

you said I could be an inspiration.

Living this life...

Well, it takes more than a mask.

It takes discipline.

And since you are probably
as stubborn as I am...

What is that for?

You're going to run over there,

you're going to come back at me,

and you're going to get hit with an arrow.

No, I'm not.

Yes, you are.

Okay, fine,

I will humor you.



Nice try.

Gah! Ah!

What, you shot me?

I heard you heal fast.

Oh, God!

Hey. What's up?

Eddie's making his case
for the task force again.

But I thought the Captain
shot him down already.

Well, apparently he's got a new argument.

The Arrow made another
appearance last night.

And you forgot to tell me
that you got Bivolo's name

from shooting that storage guy in the leg.

Well, technically I didn't shoot him.

Well, what word would you use to describe

how you got this info?

I'm gonna go with “torture.”

I don't... The Arrow gets results.

He's a crazy man.

Look, I don't actually
disagree with you at the moment,

but we wouldn't even have Bivolo's name

if it weren't for The Arrow.

So maybe instead of judging him,
you should just be thanking him.

Two things I won't be doing in this life...

Playing professional baseball,
and thanking that lunatic.


Have you heard of color psychology?

The theory that changes
in the color spectrum

can affect emotion.

It is so nice to have
another woman to talk to.

I know.

I was thinking that if Bivolo uses color

to induce the temporary psychosis,

maybe we can use light
and color to reverse it.

Miss Smoak, a word, if you please.

Hey, what's up, doc?

Sorry, that was dumb.

Remember I went to M.I.T.

Yes, you're smart.

Felicity, I like to surround
my team with known quantities.

That is because I find the unknown

to be toxic, dangerous.

The Arrow is unknown.

I can assure you, Dr.
Wells, he's not dangerous.

To us.

Well, of that, I have little doubt.

And yet, I find myself with a conundrum.

How can I completely trust a man
when I don't even know his name?

And so, I was hoping, Miss Smoak,

that you could help me trust him.

Who is he under the hood?

That is not my secret to tell, Dr. Wells.

Of course.

I'll figure it out on my own.

- Hey.
- Hey.

How'd it go with Oliver?

You know, to be honest,
not exactly the partnership

I thought it would be.

Oh, did he really do the
thing with the arrows?

You knew he was going to shoot me?

Whoa, it is practically impossible to tell

when Oliver's making a joke.

Hey, we just got a ping from

the facial recognition
software on Bivolo, aka, Prism.

Since when do we have
facial recognition software?

- Happy Chanukah.
- Where can I find him?

Traffic cameras just caught
him entering a residence

at 168 Jarvis.

We should let The Arrow know.

I can handle this solo.
I've done it before.

Barry, I really think you need to wait...

Felicity, I don't need his help.

I knew you'd be coming for me.

I could see it in your eyes at the bank.

When I turned those
people against each other,

it made you angry.

Have some real anger.

No signs of macular damage.

Your retina and cornea seem unaffected.

I told you, I'm fine.

You said Bivolo whammied you.

No desire to go MMA on any of us?


Yeah, I mean, something weird happened

- with his eyes for a sec.
- Weird thing?

Yeah, everything went red.

You were right.

Okay, next thing you know, Bivolo was gone.

Look, obviously his powers
didn't work on me, so...

It was stupid for you
to go out there alone.

You take too many risks.

As fast as you are, that's
going to catch up with you.

Caitlin, I'm not Ronnie.

You gotta stop treating me like I am.

You're right. You're not.


You are such a lovable dummy.

It's Oliver... he wants
to have another session.

I'm sure he's not going to shoot you again.

Maybe you should wear body armor.

Thinking of new ways to embarrass me?

I'm not trying to embarrass you, Barry,

but you went after Bivolo last night alone

and you lost him.

And you've never had a misstep?

Course I've had missteps.

Barry, I have been living this
life for almost eight years,

encountering things that
you can't even fathom,

and I am still alive.

Not because super-speed
kept me out of the ground.

It was because I realized
that I needed to keep learning,

keep training, keep getting smarter,

and until you get that,
despite your best intentions,

you will do more harm than good.

I finally see it.

You're a little bit
jealous of me, aren't you?

A guy like you, handsome, rich,

can have any girl he wants,

jealousy's probably a new emotion for you,

so you might be a little
slow to get what it is

that you're feeling.

- That's your theory?
- Absolutely.

So you can train, lift weights,

climb that stupid barn
till your heart explodes,

but you'll never be as fast as I am.

You'll never be what I am.

And that's gotta hurt your
rock-hard pride, Ollie.

I told Felicity you didn't want my help.

Yeah. You're finally right about something.

Allen! Where are you with the Bivolo case?

I'm working it.

Care to be more specific?

Hey, how 'bout you answer
me when I ask you a question?

Hey! How 'bout you back off?

Excuse me?

Look, I work just as hard
as anyone in this building.

I don't need you constantly
berating me to do my job.

When it's done, you
will have it, all right?

Sorry, captain. He's
having an allergic reaction

to some bad medication.

You remind him who answers to who.

Have you lost your mind?

I'm so sick of Singh
talking to me like that.

He's still our boss.

Now I know you're upset
about losing Bivolo...

Wait, wait... You're just like him.

Like Wells, and Oliver, and
everyone else my whole life

that didn't think I could get the job done.

Do you want to help me,
Joe? You want to help me?

Get my dad out of prison.

You helped put him there, didn't you?

Barry, I need you to calm down.

Why don't we both take
a ride to S.T.A.R. Labs?

I'm calm! Okay?

When I am not calm, you'll know.

Okay. I'll call you back later.

That was The Arrow.

He says Barry is acting strangely.

Strangely, how?

He's been whammied.

He was acting angry. It was scary.

And his eyes... They glowed.

It's possible that his body
is fighting off the effect,

- so it's hitting him slower.
- When it comes to rage,

that is not a good thing.

The longer you suppress your emotions...

The bigger the explosion.

Considering what he can
do, how do we even stop him?

A cold-gun would come in
real handy right about now.

- Hey.
- I'm just sayin'.

None of us can stop Barry.

Fortunately, Felicity
knows someone who can.

I think you better call back Oliver Queen.

We're gonna need The Arrow's help.

Is this your way of telling me

that you want satellite
radio for Christmas?

Look, I am not mad at you.

Good, 'cause there's
no reason you should be.

Eddie, both you and The Flash
care about protecting this city.

You would both give your lives for it.

You're more alike than you think, okay?

He's not the bad guy.

How do you know so much about him, Iris?

He got in touch with me
after I started the blog,

and I've seen him a couple times.

A couple times?

Why didn't you tell me about this?

Well, given the fact
that I think he's a hero,

and you want to put him in jail,

do you really need to ask that question?

How could you ever think
I would be okay with this?

I heard you've been looking for me.

All this time, you've
been trying to catch me,

and I caught you first.

Guess you haven't read
your girlfriend's blog.

Eddie, no!

Ooh, see I knew The Arrow was Oliver Queen.

I mean, I had it narrowed down
to, like, a list of 150 people,

but he was definitely on that list.

Do you have a way to
stop Barry's rage-fest?

I have an idea about how to do that.

Joe, we're gonna need your help.

We need to find him first
before he hurts somebody.

I have him.

Facial recognition picked him
up on a traffic camera downtown.

Oh, God.


Who the hell are you, huh?

You think you can just come along

and get to have whatever you want?

What gives you the right?

What the hell are you talking about?

What are you doing?
What has happened to you?

I feel fine.

You are not fine.

How would you know?
Because you write about me?

You don't know me!

You don't know who I am.

- You never did.
- I know that you have

risked your life to help people,

to save them! Someone who does that

does not suddenly turn around
and want to hurt people.



Eddie, run!

You need to calm down.

And you need to hold on.

I just hope they can turn Barry back

before he kills Oliver.

Me, I'd be more worried about what Oliver

might have to do to Barry.

Barry has superpowers.
Oliver has a bow and arrow.

Do you have any idea how many people

Oliver has killed with that bow and arrow?

Recurve bow arrows can travel
up to 300 feet per second,

so, like, 200 miles an hour.

Barry can run three times that fast.

Whatever. Oliver's been doing this

a lot longer. My money's on experience.

My money's on speed.

Please tell me you're not actually

having this conversation right now.

You missed.



2000 milligrams of horse tranquilizer

should be hitting you any time now.

Where you going?

We're not done!

Is that all you got?

Oliver, get up.

Fool me once.

Ah... ah... ah!

I still believe in you, Barry.

Is this even going to work?

He just needs to see the right colors.

Now, Joe!

Barry, you okay?

Oh, this is going to be a
special kind of hangover.


It was a tie.


I'm so sorry.

It's not your fault.

But we do still have your
meta-human to take care of.

Anything left in the tank?

Well, if not, there's two of us, right?


You think this will stop me?

I will make you tear each other to pieces!

You will all die screaming with rage!

Blah, blah, blah, “no
prison can hold me.”

heard it all before, pal.

Adios, Prism.

I liked “Rainbow Raider.”

Okay, you don't get to pick the names.

I have a prison like this.

Mine's on a nearly inhospitable
island in the north China Sea,

but this works too.

My identity is a closely-guarded
secret known only to a few,

and if it were to get out,
will endanger my family,

my friends, and it would embolden

my enemies to retaliate at me through them.

What Oliver is trying to say

is that he had a lovely
time working with you

and getting to know each of you,

and he can't wait to do it again soon.


You know, it didn't sound
like that's what he was saying.

I may not agree with your methods, but...

- Thank you.
- You're welcome.

Hey. If I had a DNA sample

I was unable to fully break down,

do you think you could isolate
the genetic markers for me?

Sure, what's the sample from?

The Canary's murder.

Of course.

Mr. Queen, I met your father once.

Charity event.

One of the things we spoke of was you.

I think he would be very
proud of the man you've become.

Thank you.

And please, call me Oliver.

There is something off about that guy.

Captain Singh approved the task force.

You wanted me to believe
The Flash was real.

Now I do.

I believe he's dangerous,

and I am going to take him in.

How do you feel about that?

All I know...

Is how I feel about you.

Hey! You guys heading home?

Yeah, we could use some Javas for the road.

I will hook you up.

- Okay.
- Thank you.

Uhm, so listen...

I'm really sorry for
what I said in the field

and then last night in the street.

I wish I could say it was
all because of whatever Bivolo

did to me, but I guess I had

more feelings bottled up than I thought.

You can always talk to me.

Yeah. Thank you.

And you were right, I still have...

A lot to learn.

There's one more thing...

And you're not going to like it.

Does it involve you
shooting me in the back?

No. No, the heart.

That's not going to work out for you.

You need to let her go,

for both of your sakes.

Guys like us don't get the girl.

- You ready?
- Mm-hmm.

- This one's yours.
- Thank you.


- Hi.
- Hi.

- How are you?
- Good, good.

It's been a long time.

We never spoke after, and I'm so sorry.

No, I'm sorry.

I heard about your mother...

She loved you very much.

She did.

- I should get going.
- All right.

- Who was that?
- Hmm?

Someone that I used to know.

Hi, sweetheart.

Yes, I'm just getting you a hot chocolate.

Mommy will be home soon.

Got your message.

I wanted you to know, last night...

That wasn't me.

Sure looked like you.

Yeah. I was affected by
one of the meta-humans.

He messed with my head.

But I'm okay now, I promise.

I defended you.

Everyone told me that you would
bring me nothing but danger.

My father, Barry, Eddie...

I didn't listen to them.
I never listened to them.

But now it's time I did.

Don't contact me anymore, okay?


I'm sorry.

Me too.

Look at that. Better than an ATM.

Anyone tell you not to hang
out under the freeway at night?

You're liable to get robbed.

You got the shakes, man?

What are you, tweaking, or just cold?

I'm not cold.