The Flash (2014–…): Season 2, Episode 20 - Rupture - full transcript

Just as Wells comes up with a plan to defeat Zoom, Zoom returns hellbent on destroying Central City. Meanwhile, Cisco has a vision of his brother, and Iris comes to terms with her feelings.

My name is Barry Allen,

and I am the fastest man alive.

To the outside world, I'm an
ordinary forensic scientist,

but secretly, with the help
of my friends at S.T.A.R. Labs,

I fight crime and find
other meta-humans like me.

I hunted down the man who killed my mother,

but, in doing so, I opened up
our world to new threats,

and I am the only one
fast enough to stop them.

I am The Flash.

Previously on "The Flash"...

- He's your brother, Cisco.
- Not by choice.

So Mom tells me you're
still working at S.T.A.R. Labs.

We couldn't do what we do without Cisco.

Oh, he's loyal. Just like a dog.

We had a deal.

My speed for Wally's life.
Hand him over, and it's yours.

The Speed Force is leaving his body.

He's becoming human again.


I know some piece of you did care for me.

Please, let him go.

- Caitlin!
- You are gonna get

your speed back, Allen,
and I'm gonna help you do that.

- How?
- By creating another

particle accelerator explosion.

Barry, there's a high-speed chase

heading south on Milton Ave.

We lost 'em.

Not gonna lose him, though.

You wanna bet?

Oh! Oh! You wanna play?

Okay! All right.

Get ready to bring it!

- They're not slowing down.
- Of course not!

There's our out... the tunnel!
Take the tunnel!

They're headed for the Fifth Street tunnel.

Satellite can't project in there.

What? You just thought of this now?

I didn't think he'd actually
try to outrun The Flash!

Lightning. Lightning toss!

He wants to do the lightning toss.

Nope. No lightning. It's a hologram.

- Remember?
- Just...

No. No, no. The wind-up!

So we can block their field of vision.

Yes! Of course.

All right, Cisco.

This is where all
those countless hours gaming

in your basement are about to pay off.

Fingers, don't fail me now.


- Ah, my eyes!
- What is this?

Hands in the air!

I need a breather.

I didn't think this hologram thing

was gonna work, but so far, so good.

I mean,
I figured if they could get 2Pac

rapping again at a concert,
we could definitely get

The Flash running around Central City.

- It's not gonna last.
- There it is.

It's not gonna be long
before someone figures out,

"Oh, wait. You never say anything.

You never touch anything.
Oh, wait. You never go indoors"

Okay, well, without Barry's speed,

- this is as good an idea as any.
- Actually, I beg to differ.

I think a better idea, instead of playing

"Hoodlums and Holograms"

would be to rebuild the particle accelerator

- to get Barry's speed back.
- Yeah, Wells,

- that's what you keep saying.
- That's right.

Look at what that explosion
did to this city.

Not to mention, last time
we tried something like that,

we blew a hole in the universe
and created, like,

50 portals to your Earth.

Which is exactly how Zoom and his henchmen

- got here in the first place.
- I told you.

I know how to contain the explosion.

- Really?
- Yes.

You know how to contain
a dark matter explosion

that, last time, just radiated
all of Central City?

You tried this on your Earth, remember?

Didn't go so well.

And, even if you could contain it,

I thought you said that Barry couldn't tap

into the Speed Force anymore.

It wasn't connected the first
time he got his powers.

Look, I have your Wells's data.

The Harrison Wells from this
Earth, I have his science.

I know what chemicals
need to be in your body.

I know how the lightning needs
to bond with the dark matter

from the particle accelerator explosion.

I can recreate the circumstances
to get you your speed back.

This will work.

Your subterfuge... is not gonna last.

But more importantly...
it's not gonna save Snow.

It's not gonna bring your Caitlin back.

You wanna be ready should Zoom return...

if Zoom returns... when Zoom returns...

there is only one way to do it,

and that's by getting your speed back.


- Hey.
- How are you?

- You made it.
- Yeah.

- Look at this.
- Come inside. Get warm.

Yeah. Wow.

- Sure is a pretty drive up here.
- It is that.

I can't help but wonder why
a speedster needs a car.

Because I am no longer a speedster.

You've lost your powers?

I gave them up to save Wally, Joe's son.

Zoom had him, so it was either
give him my speed, or...

I couldn't let Wally die.

No. You couldn't.

Now Jay has taken Caitlin, and
we have no idea how to save her.

Jay took Caitlin?

Jay. It's... yeah.

Turns out Jay Garrick is not
the Flash from Earth-2.

He's Zoom.


Garrick, yeah. Why?

My mom's maiden name.

Maybe... maybe Wells is right.

Maybe I should try to get my powers back.

How would you do that?

By recreating the
particle accelerator explosion.

And getting struck by lightning again?

That doesn't seem like
the safest option, does it?


I've watched you grow
ever since you became The Flash,

and I am so proud of that man.

But ask yourself,

do you really need powers

in order to be that person?

It just feels like every time something good

happens in my life, it's taken away.

Well, maybe it's time
we did something about that.

It looks like the Vacuum.

Uh, what's the Vacuum?

- No "Fringe" on Earth-2. Noted.

What is that thing?

That is how Barry's gonna
get his speed back.

This is what you've been
working on in the workshop?

Someone has to worry about Zoom.

- Okay. Barry cannot do this.
- He has to, Ramon.

You keep calling me that, but that's...


What did you see? Zoom? Did you see Zoom?


I saw my brother.

I got to go.

See where everybody is.



Iris. Hi.

It's so good to see you.

Aw, you too.

I guess Barry
dragged you back for a bit, huh?

Looks like maybe for good.

Wait, what? Seriously?

Yeah, yeah, I figured I spent
enough time away from my son.

Have you told Dad?

No, I wanted to tell him in person.

Yeah. I think he's with Wally at CCPD.

I'll give him a call.

- Good to see you.
- Yeah. Let's get settled.

Your sister called,
checking in when we'd be home.

- As in, we need to get going?
- Thanks.

You know your sister.

Okay, move it. Let's go.

Do you ever get sick of this job?

Being a cop?

Oh, looks like someone inherited the West

I-need-to-help-people gene.

Ever since The Flash saved me, I just...

I don't know if designing cars

is what I'm meant to do with my life.

Well, I'm sure there's something out there

that'll satisfy your need for speed

and helping people, but, until then,

you should stick with engineering.

It's much safer.

We should get going before Singh comes up

with something for me to do.


Hello, old friend.

Stay away from him.

Do not move.

Or what?

You've tried your guns on me once before.

No! Don't hurt them.

Let them go, please.

Tell everyone that this city is mine.

Anyone who disobeys me

will meet their end.

All right. Clear out!

- Caitlin's with Zoom.
- Why would he bring her here?

To show power.

That's exactly what he did on my Earth.

- What are you talking about?
- The first thing he did

was murder people.

Slaughtered a bunch of policemen.

Then recruited every
meta-human he could find.

And those that disobeyed, he killed too.

- Where are the police now?
- Outside the precinct.

He'll kill them, Joe. He'll kill them all.

Not with Caitlin with him.

She talked him out of killing
everyone when he took over CCPD.

That's what we're gonna rely on?

Snow talking him out of it?

Joe, you need to get
those guys out of there.

What if they set up at Jitters?

That's a good idea... it's just
a block away from the precinct.

And then what? What happens next?

You saw what Zoom did on my Earth.

He will do the exact same thing here.

Barry, we need to get you your powers back.

- There must be another way.
- There's not.

There's not.

I'm gonna get word to Singh.

Get him to set up a task force at Jitters.

- And then what?
- I don't know yet,

but I'm gonna make sure
Wally and Jesse are safe.

You know they're gonna figure
out a way to stop you, right?

Who? Barry? Wells? The police?

No. Nobody can stop me now.

Not anymore.

So... what's your plan?

You're just gonna kill everyone?

Not everyone.

Then why are you keeping me here?

'Cause I don't want to be alone anymore.

I am never going to be with you.

You think that you're not like me,

but I've seen the darkness
inside of you, Caitlin.

Just like it was inside Killer Frost.

All you have to do... is unlock it.


There she is.

Still refuse to dress
like a grown-up, I see.

One grape soda.

Ah, no. I'm good.


So... what's wrong?

What? Something has to be wrong

for me to want to catch up with my brother?

Yeah, that's usually the way it works

with you, isn't it?

Actually, I had this...

feeling that I should come see you

and make sure you're okay, so...

Don't tell me I'm gonna be kidnapped

by Snart and his pyromaniac friend again.

Us. You. Me. Us. They kidnapped both of us.

Yeah, well, you're not the one

who almost had his hands frozen off.

Lucky I can still play the piano.

Well, my octaves haven't quite
been the same,

but not that that matters to you.

Dante, I called you, more than once,

but, of course, you didn't answer.

Like I said. Only when something's wrong.

Yeah. Okay.

I don't know why I thought

that whole experience... that was it.

That was gonna bring us closer.

Cisco, we haven't been close
since we were kids.

I don't think anything's
ever gonna change that.

All right. We'll bring down

some more supplies later.

How you can reach us.

And exactly how long
are we supposed to be in here?

Until someone lets you out.

This isn't ideal... none of it...
but Zoom's here,

and until he's taken care of,
this is what we're doing.

This is the safest place
for the two of you right now.

What are you gonna do?

- Whatever we can.
- Joe, let me do something.

Wally, there isn't anything
you can do right now.

Sit tight.

Okay, well, what about the...


This room have Wi-Fi at least?

Wally and Jesse are all good.

Thank you.

So this is what it takes
to get Barry his speed back.

Yeah, yeah.

It's not uncomplicated, but almost there.

I told you before,
once Barry makes up his mind,

it's impossible to change it.

Well, then we need to convince
him that this is the only way,

before he decides not to do it, right?

Shouldn't have to convince anyone

to do anything against his will.

Joe, we're talking about Barry, right?

I mean, I can't... I can't imagine

you don't feel the same way.

I mean, right now, I don't know what

the right thing to do is.

Seems clear to me.

This isn't just about your son.

Henry, this is about
the people in Central City.

About saving those people.
This is about stopping Zoom.

Your daughter is safe.

This could kill my son.

I'm not gonna let that happen.

The last time he was struck by lightning,

he was in a coma for nine months.

How did that happen? I know what I'm doing.

You are messing with something
that is out of your control.

And what if it did work? I mean, what then?

Joe? He goes up against Zoom,

the monster that snapped
his back and almost killed him,

and then took the one thing
that he's convinced now

that he needs in order to make him whole?

This is the way. This is the only way.

The people of Central City need The Flash.


I know that you care about me,
each of you, in your own way,

and you all have
your own point of view on this,

but this decision is mine.

I have to make it on my own.

Can you put the Diamonds game on?

Ah, sports. That's my cue.

All right, well, this was fun.

Um... good hang. Whoa. Wait.

Gonna take care of that, right?

Dude, you invited me.


Hey, hold up!

Oh, no.

What? Cisco?

Hey, wait.

Yo! I need a lift home.

You still don't have a car?

Some of us don't have

a fleet of company cars at our disposal.

Dude, it's on the way.

Yeah, okay. Come on.

You okay?

Hello, Vibe.

Simmer down, Reaper.
We got no beef with you.

Maybe not,

but I've got beef with you, Vibe.

Why does he keep calling you that?

I don't know.

You killed my brother, so, now, you die.

Oh, my God.

You're "Princess Bride" -ing me right now!

You must have me mixed up
with somebody else, Inigo.

I don't think so. My brother was Reverb.

Remember now?

- Move!
- He looks...

- Get... get... get in the van!
- He looks like...


I knew there was something wrong.

Every time I see you, we get attacked

by lunatics with crazy weapons!

Come on! He's gonna
blast us with that thing!

No, he's not!

Go! Go!

You want to tell me exactly
what you've gotten us

into this time?

He calls himself Rupture.

Another meta-human under Zoom's
control from my Earth.

Great, so he's bringing more
of his friends over.

That's what I told you he would do.

Okay, well, Zoom must've
lied to fake-Dante

and told him
I was the one who killed Reverb,

'cause dude wants me dead.

We got to do something.

What else do you know about him?

He gets his power
from that scythe he wields.

Thing's legit too... it almost
took half the van with him.

All right, then that's what we need to do.

We need to figure out a way
to get it away from him.

Right. Okay, all right.

I'm sure I can come up with something.

I just have to figure out
a way to not tell Dante

why this psychopath looks exactly like him.

You know what you need to do.

I need a minute.



It should be an easy decision.
Why isn't it?

I mean, it's not like you're picking out

what sweater you're gonna wear.

Getting hit by another
particle accelerator explosion?

I mean, come on.
What if something goes wrong?

What if...

I thought bringing my dad here
would make this easier.

It's just made it a lot harder.

Yeah, I can understand him
not wanting you to do it.

He just wants you to be safe.

What about you?

I mean, I don't know if I could go through

what I went through last time
if you get hurt.

Are you okay?

Not really.

What's up?

Do you remember when I told you

that I didn't want you going to Earth-2

if you felt like you
didn't have anything left here?

Yeah... because Patty left.

It wasn't just because of Patty.

What do you mean?

Barry, you've always
had someone to come home to.


I've just been thinking a lot lately...

About us.

What Wells said about us
being married in the future.

And on Earth-2.

And I can't help wondering if...

maybe we were meant to be together.


when I told you how I felt
about you last year...

I wasn't available in that way.

But... but I am now.

Why are you telling me this now?

Because, Barry, I need you to know

that it doesn't matter to me
if you're The Flash or not.

You, Barry... that's who I want
to see if I have a future with.

I mean...

if you still want that too, of course.

I should go see if Jesse
and Wally need anything.

Come on.



He got away, but I'll find him.


He needs to pay
for what he did to my brother!

And he will. Later, Rupture!

What do you want me to do?

The police have gathered again.

They think I've spared their lives.

Tonight... show them they're wrong.

You disapprove?

You said you would spare them.

I need to teach them a lesson.

Is that why you change your voice?

So that everyone will be afraid of you?

I'm not a monster!

As you once said...

I'm nothing but a monster.

Can we come out now?

- No!
- No!

Something's blinking over here.

- From CCPD.
- That's Caitlin.

- What about Caitlin?
- She sent us a message.

Rupture is gonna attack Jitters tonight.

We got to move, Barry.

What are you gonna do, slugger?

Having The Flash might
be the best way to stop Zoom

and all the metas he's sending over.

But, look, until we know for sure

that setting off the accelerator
will work, it's too risky.

Not just for me. For the entire city.

Countless others that would be affected

if the explosion is not contained.

- Yes, but Allen...
- Stop, Wells.

Look, I'm sorry. I've made up my mind.


We're gonna have to figure out

how to do this without The Flash.

- Joe, did you reach The Flash?
- He'll be here.

Great, these guys are almost ready.

Put it on "1."

Hey, we're all set up.

Are you sure this is the best plan?

Look, I know you can't help as The Flash,

but stopping one of Zoom's
cronies sends him a message

that we won't be intimidated.

You think I made the right decision?

I don't know, Bare.

Whether you made the right one or not,

you're gonna have to live with it.

Yeah. All right.

What is this?

You went to another Earth?

You weren't supposed to read that.

It was on your desk.
It was addressed to Mom and me.

So, yeah, I read it.

Look, I got to go, okay?
We'll talk about this later.

No, man, we're gonna talk
about this right now!

Okay, let's talk about this now.

What did you want me to say?

"What up, fam?
I know you probably don't care,

"but I'm going off
to another Earth for a hot sec.

"If I don't make it back
in time for dinner,

it probably didn't go so well."

Why did you even go in the first place?

Because my friends needed my help.

What kind of help?

- They needed me to vibe.
- Vibe?

That's what that lunatic
called you, who attacked us.

What aren't you telling me, Cisco?

I have powers.


What, you're, like, a meta-human?

I was affected

when the accelerator
went off two years ago,

and now I see things, vibes... of people.

Like visions?

So that's why you called me.


I had one of you, or at least
I thought it was you,

until your "World of Warcraft"
doppelganger showed up.

You killed his brother?

No, I didn't kill his brother.
Of course not.

Why wouldn't you tell me any of this?

Because you're right.
It's just like you said.

We haven't been close in years and...

and there's nothing
we can do to change that.

Look, I got to go.


just wait for me here, okay?

You all set, Cisco?

Yeah, we're set.

Here he comes.

Now, where has everybody gone?

Flash? Not who I was expecting,

but you'll be a nice warm-up.

Too slow, Rupture.

Come on, Flash!

All right. Time to win an Oscar.

Let's do it.

Get up.

Are we the guys you were looking for?

Hope you like being alone, 'cause you won't

be talking to anyone at Iron Heights.

Cisco, we got him. All good.

Get back! Get that camera back.

Breaking news coming out
of Jitters coffee shop.

CCPN has learned that a meta-human

was just apprehended after
an altercation with The Flash.

You told them Rupture was coming.

How? How?

Oh, you... are smart, aren't you?

You betrayed me!

You said you would spare them.

I guess...

now we're even.

Jay, no!

My name... is Zoom.

Oh, my God. No!

Make sure you get this.

- What the...?
- They got to get out of there.

Everybody move!

- Barry, don't!
- No!

I told you what would happen
if you disobeyed me.

Hey, stop! Stop! God...

you've made your point.

Not quite yet.

You're an even bigger disappointment

than your brother.

Central City...

the Flash you've seen
in your streets is a fake.

A hologram meant to give you hope.

But there is no more hope,
there is no more Flash,

and there's no one left
to protect your city...

from me.

Tell the rest of your force, Captain,

that their policing days are over.

You're only alive because of Caitlin.

Try something like this again,

and my affection for her

won't stop me from killing you...

or the rest of this city!

Did you see this?

That's what you left to go do, wasn't it?

Look, man. I know you're mad at me.

We haven't been close in a long time.

I want things to change.

You're my brother.



You know that wall's not
just gonna open for you, right?

It might.

Yeah, trust me. It won't.

We shouldn't be in here.

We should be out there with them.

Why? So Zoom can take us again?

- No, so we can help stop him.
- What are we gonna do?

I mean, we don't have any powers.

I don't know.

Hey, you're pretty quick
at solving unsolvable problems.

Let's figure it out.

I will see what I can do.

It won't be long now.

He's moving faster
than he ever did on my Earth.

So what's next?

Next, he'll recruit every
meta-human he can find,

and then force them to do what he wants.

How many could be left?

We defeated most of them, didn't we?

No. You're not even close.


is a list of meta-humans from my Earth.

Ones that are known, anyway.

The particle accelerator explosion

was contained on my Earth.

That didn't happen here.

Then why wouldn't we know
about other meta-humans here?

Because of The Flash.

And now that everyone knows
that he's not around...

They'll start coming out of the woodwork.

We don't know that.

What more do you need?

I told you he'd recruit meta-humans.

We've seen him do that. I told you

he would kill those officers.

We saw him do that too.

What more do you need?

Let's do it. I want to do it.

One of the cops that Zoom killed
tonight, he had a son.

Same age I was when Mom was murdered.

And now, another kid has to grow
up without one of their parents

because The Flash wasn't there
to stop that monster.

I left this city unprotected
by giving up my powers to Zoom.

I enabled him to rule this Earth.

I need my powers back.

Let's do it.

Let's set off the particle accelerator.

So how does this work?

It's an abbreviated version

of the accelerator evil Wells built,

except Harry is isolating
the antimatter and dark energy

to direct it to Barry
instead of the entire city.

Good. Last thing we need

is more meta-humans
running around Central City.

So... Barry just gets in,
we turn it on, and that's it?


No. Not exactly.

In addition to recreating
what happened with

the particle accelerator explosion,

we also have to recreate
what happened to Barry.

Getting struck by lightning.

That's right.

Wait, so how are you gonna do that?

It's not even raining outside.

Well, Ramon, you have the wand.

The one I made for Mark Mardon?

No, the one you built
for the Harry Potter convention.

Yes, of course,
the one you built for Mardon.

How do you know about
the Harry Potter convention?

- Get the wand. Get on the roof.
- Why the roof?

Because we're gonna need a lightning rod,

and that, Ramon, is gonna be you.

All right, I'm on the roof. Wow.

I've never actually been up here before.

I think I can see my apartment from here.

Now head straight to the satellite, Ramon.

When I give you the signal,

you're gonna create
a lightning storm above you.

So I'm just supposed
to stand here in the middle

- of a lightning storm?
- Really, Ramon.

Chances of being struck are slim, indeed.

Yeah, not when you're the one causing it.

All we need is one lightning
bolt to strike the satellite.

The satellite circuitry's
connected to the breach room.

Barry's in the breach room. Just do it.

Yeah. I'm doing it.

Mozart better watch out.

Cisco Ramon's about
to conduct something nasty.

You're gonna feel these
clamps, but they're necessary.

- You good?
- Yeah. You?

I'll be fine, Joe.

Barry, whatever happens,

it will never change
the way that I feel about you.


you don't have to do this
if you don't want to.

Being The Flash...
that's the best version of me.

If I don't have my speed, I'll
never be that person anymore.

I have to do this.


You ready, Allen?

All right, then.

Here we go.

Think of it as hotwiring a car, right?

So there's a motor inside the wall.

So all we have to do is provide electricity

- to make it turn on.
- Exactly.

So we just do a little here...

And voila!

Do you feel that?

Yeah, what's happening?

Particles are becoming unstable.

Ramon, get ready!

I'm gonna release the chemicals
into his system.

Why are you doing this?

The night Barry was struck by lightning,

he was doing fingerprint analysis.

Those chemicals got in his system then,

and they are going in now.

So you're injecting them into him?

We have to recreate everything

that happened to Barry that night.

I'm okay, Iris!

- Hold on, Barry.
- God!

- He's going hydrostatic.
- Almost there. Almost there.

- Wells!
- Almost there.

Ready, Ramon?


- Now!
- Expecto Patronum!

Great Scott! It's working!


Initiating collision.


It worked!

Is everyone okay?

What happened?


No. What did you do to my son?

You thought you could give
The Flash his speed back?

Well done.

You killed him instead.