The Flash (2014–…): Season 3, Episode 18 - Abra Kadabra - full transcript

The Flash fights a villain from the 64th Century named Abra Kadabra, who offers to reveal Savitar's identity in exchange for his release.

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.

In an attempt to stop the
evil speedster Savitar,

I was accidentally
thrust into the future,

and I saw him murder
the woman that I love.

But I won't let that happen.

I'm gonna do everything in my power

to change the future,

and I'm the only one fast
enough to keep her alive.

I am The Flash.

Previously on "The Flash."

I'm free!

- Who are you?
- I am the future Flash.

I can't spend the rest of my life

wondering if I'm gonna
become Killer Frost.

I understand the real reason
that you invited me on this team.

You just want your own
meta-human specialist

to try and find you a cure.

- That's not the only reason.
- I wish I could believe that.

I'm Cisco, by the
way. You must be Gypsy.

- You're into me.
- Even if I was, you couldn't handle me.

I'll marry that woman.

Iris West, will you marry me?


Looks like we may
need to find a new job.

Heard Stagg Industries
may be getting bought out.

By who?

Doesn't really matter now, does it?

All I know is we got
millions of dollars of tech...

like whatever that thing is...

that no one's using.

Then surely you gentlemen won't mind

if I abscond with some of it.

This piece in particular.

How did you get in here?

Believe me, that's the least
impressive of my tricks.

Hands up, pal

Do it now, or I'll shoot.


How the hell did he do that?

Maybe you can figure out how I did it,

but... I doubt you'll have time.

It's just beautiful.

You know what, it matches
the sparkle in your eyes.

Aw, thank you.

Barry, your grandfather had
really good taste in jewelry.

- Mm-hmm.
- Yeah, he did.

Okay, so, break it
down. How did it happen?

Um... we were at the apartment,

and, um,

Barry sang to me.

- And then he proposed.

Oh, my God, that's so romantic.

- You sing?
- Not as good as Joe.

Shut up, Barry.

Well, okay, that reminds me,

my sister has four tickets
that she can't use...

- ... to "Hamilton."
- "Hamilton"?

On the house. I thought that maybe

we could make it a double
if you guys were interested?

Uh, yeah, we're interested. When?

First weekend in July.

Um, July.

Y... does that not work for you guys?


No, that works great.

We'll be there, all of us.

Don't! Don't do this!

Please? I'm begging you! Just...


You lose, Barry.


Well, everything's the same.

The future has not changed.

All right. Well, we have two months

to make sure that it does.

Okay, well, we should approach this

the same way we approach
any other problem...

start with what we know.

Problem can't be solved
if it's not understood.

Therein lies the rub. I
feel like we can't understand

any of this until it actually happens.

It's like Savitar's prophecies.

Precisely, and just like
the newspaper headlines.

- Well, all bar one.
- _

It's a crime scene. We gotta go.

- Stagg Industries?
- All right, no.

Hey, Julian, before you go,

there was an envelope delivered for you

from the Central City Opera.

Yes, you'd mentioned that
you'd never gone before, so...

well, I got them for us
a while back, but now...

just go with whoever you'd like.


Looks like things between you and Julian

are a little frosty, huh?

It's too soon for the cold puns?

- Yeah.
- Yeah. Thought so.

He still doesn't trust me after I lied

about taking a piece of
the Philosopher's Stone.

You did what you felt you needed to do

to get rid of your powers.

I know that and you know that, but he...

He'll come around. Watch.

I don't know that he will, Cisco.

Hey, Bar. Anything?

Nothing yet.

How the hell did this
thing get filled with water

and those poor dudes
get trapped in here?

Beats me.

There's no water access
in the entire wing.

Instead of sprinklers, every floor uses

a halon gas system that
absorbs all the oxygen

if there's a fire.

What about the security cams?

None of them either.

Apparently, the Stagg geniuses

don't want any of their "secrets"

- to get out.
- Yeah.

Julian, please tell
me you found something.

Nothing yet, Detective.

No fingerprints, no DNA,

just two rather plump looking corpses.

What about the stolen tech?

Nothing. No one's saying a thing.

Everyone is incredibly
tight-lipped about it.

Of course they are. Look,
I'll make some phone calls,

see if I can pry those
lips open, all right?

Okay. I'll keep working on it.

This is the last thing we need
to be dealing with right now.

I feel the same way, but
we can't just do nothing.

Iris ain't gonna let
us get away with that.

I know, Joe, but we're
running out of time.

That's why you and me need
to solve this case fast.


Sometimes... I wish you hadn't
told me what was gonna happen.

Yeah, I know.

Hold on. Hey, what's up?

Looks like we got a robbery in progress

over at Kord Industries.

Great, thanks. Now Kord Industries.

That's two in one day.

That's two in under 12 hours.

Yeah, I'm gonna make
sure it's the last one.

I don't think that's yours, pal.


You didn't think I'd want to come meet

the newest resident of Iron Heights?

No, I assumed that you'd show.

I just didn't expect you to be so young,

Barry... Allen.

Now, how do you know who I am?

I'm from the future.

You don't believe me?
Let's see, uh, 2017.

Hmm. How are things going
with your doomed love,

Iris West?

Or your greatest foe, Savitar?

You know Savitar.

I know everything about him, and you.

What the...


Still seeking revenge, I see.

I'm gonna get it this time.

We'll see.


He calls himself Abra Kadabra.

As in hocus pocus?

He's certainly got a lot of tricks.

Yeah, we think he has
some sort of nanotechnology

built into his body...

allows him to do some
extraordinary feats.

Teleportation, telekinesis, you name it,

and believe me, I have seen it all.

So that card trick he played on Barry,

the water tank at Stagg,

that's all some futuristic
tech that he's masking as magic?

Well, it's Arthur C. Clarke's third law.

"Any sufficiently
advanced technology is...

"... indistinguishable from magic."

Before you showed up, he
said he was from the future.

The future?

He is, 64th Century.

Great, another criminal from the future.

Haven't we had our fill of those guys?

64th Century.

What exactly are you after him for?

He's at the top of the
collectors' most wanted list.

Showed up on my Earth a few years back,

did a string of robberies that ended

with a lot of people losing their lives.

Showed up again a couple weeks ago,

looted some tech companies, came here.

To do the same thing? Why?

He must have needed our
Earth's tech for something.

Well, whatever it is, we can
definitely help you figure it out,

'cause I don't know about you guys,

but ever since last time you were here,

I've been looking forward
to some Gypsy vibe action.

- That's way too much.
- Embarrassing.

Yeah, I just want to catch
him so I can bring his ass

back to Earth-19 and put him down.

Don't worry. We can help you do that.

We should check and see if
Julian's gotten anything.

I'll go ask him.

In the meantime, we can figure out

where this guy disappeared off to.

- Lend me a hand?
- Stupid.

I know that look.

What is going on inside
that head of yours?

This guy knew what was going on

with you and me and Savitar.

If he knows something
about Savitar, then...

He might be the key to saving you.

This is the first
real lead we've gotten.

But, guys, what about Gypsy?

I mean, if she gets ahold of him,

she's gonna take him back to Earth-19.

We can figure that out later.

Right now, we just need to find him.

I got nothing.

Why can't I find you?

I told you, this guy is smart.

You can't just vibe Kadabra's location.

Whatever he's doing, it
renders him invisible to us.

Okay, well, if we can't vibe him,

then I guess we'll have to
find him another way, right?

What are you doing?

I'm putting some search parameters
into the S.T.A.R. Labs satellite

to see if anybody vibrates
at a different frequency

than Earth-1 folk.

Wish we had a satellite that
could do that on my Earth.

Wish I had a bunch of this stuff.

Oh. I could hook you up, girl.

How about this,

I spend a few days on Earth-19,

and set you up with
something state-of-the-art.

You know, the only thing is,

I would need a place to crash, so.

- Cisco...
- Gypsy.

That kiss, that wasn't

"I'll see you around."

That was like,

"That needs to happen again, real soon."

Or did I misread that?

I-I-I've been preoccupied.

Is that the only reason?

Great timing!

Looks like David Copperfield's
not too far from us.

He's at one of Mercury
Labs' satellite offices.

- Another tech company?
- The techiest.

Let's grab the speedsters and go.

Man, you just can't
help yourself, can you?

You brought the whole team this time.

- Mm-hmm.
- That wasn't very smart, was it?

Oh, this guy sucks.

I can see why you want to
bring him down so badly.

Do yourself a favor, give it up.

There's nowhere for you to go.

You can't out-trick all of us, Kadabra.

I think I just did.

He's a hologram.

Upon further inspection,

there was some rather
odd particulate residue

found at Stagg Industries.

Yeah, that's the nanotechnology

that Gypsy was talking about.

But what's it made out of?

Not exactly sure.

It's definitely organic,
but it seems to have

some sort of metallic
hydrogen properties.

Frankly, it's...

Beyond your understanding.

You make a move, you'll regret it.

Do you know how many times
I've heard that, Detective?

Told you.

Damn it.

Go, go, go!

Guys, move to the side.

Now... I can get what I came for.

Everybody okay?

Magic or tech, doesn't matter.
You're not getting out of these.

Maybe not.

You let me go, I will tell
you Savitar's greatest secret.

It's the key to defeating
him, the key to stopping him.

- What secret?
- I know who he is.

I know his name.

Hand him over!

Why'd you lock him up?

I'm taking him right back to my Earth.

Okay, but I need to talk to him first.

Fine. Get what you need from him,

but when you're done, he's mine.

You are gonna die for all
the things you've done.

I cannot wait to see
you be put to death.

Uh, I'm gonna talk to her.

Gypsy, darling?

You said you know who Savitar is.

I know everything
about the God of Speed,

hallowed be his name.

Like what?

That he's unstoppable,

that he was the first speedster,

and that you defeat him,

but not until after he takes
what matters the most to you...

Iris West.

Tell us who he is, now!

I don't think so.

It's frustrating, isn't it,

knowing that you're going to die

unless I give The Flash what he wants.

All that power, all that speed,

and yet you're still too slow.

This isn't a game or a trick.

This is about my daughter's life.

And it's my life

if you hand me over to that collector.

It's simple.

Let me out, and I'll
tell you who Savitar is.

Give me to Gypsy, and Iris dies.

The decision lies with you, Barry.

Guys, we can't let Gypsy take him

before we find out who Savitar is.

No, we cannot.

Then what are we supposed to do?

I don't know.

What is it with you and this guy?

It's like you're hell-bent
on taking him back with you.

He killed a lot of people on Earth-19.

He's killed people here too.

No one you know or care about.

Did he take somebody from you?


Is that what this is about?

What this is about, Cisco,

is he needs to be brought to justice,

and I am not gonna
let anything or anyone

prevent me from doing that.

You're lucky.

This could've been a lot worse.

I'm fine, really.

It's merely a flesh wound,

as the "Monty Python" boys would say.

Anyway, thanks for patching me up.

Of course.

Listen, I've been trying to find

the right time to say this, and...

now seems to be as good a time as any.

I was so focused on not hurting you...

as Killer Frost...

that I forgot that I could
hurt you as Caitlin Snow,

and for that I'm very sorry.

So I understand...

if you don't trust me anymore, but...

maybe you can find it in
your heart to forgive me?

You're good to go.

Thank you.

We're gonna figure this out, Barry.

A guy like Kadabra,

he should have no say
whether you live or die.

How do you even know that
he's telling the truth?

I mean, he's done nothing
but tricks since he got here.

I mean, maybe... maybe
this is one of them.

It's not, Iris.

So... what, you want to let him go?

I mean, it just feels
like our only move.

He's a murderer.

I know he's a murderer,

but I mean, how many
murderers we put in prison?

How many bad guys have we taken down?

I mean, don't we deserve one win

after everything that we've done?

Life doesn't keep score, Barry.

You should know that better than anyone.

Look, even if Kadabra hadn't showed up,

we'd still be in the same
place we are right now.

But he did, and if he knows

who Savitar is, he's gonna tell us.

- Barry...
- Iris, he can save your life.

No, you can save my life.

Not him.

Trust me, I want to
find out who Savitar is

just as badly as you do.

But I don't want to let someone
who has caused so much pain

walk free just to save my life.

And you know, deep down,

I don't think you want that either.

I knew you'd come.

'Cause you're the only
person who's willing to do...


What do you want?

To be set free.

Murdering people, stealing smart tech.

You came here for something.

Told you before, Detective,

it is beyond your understanding.

This is about my daughter's life.

It's as simple as that for me.

You tell me who Savitar is,

and I will let you go.

You don't, you're going with Gypsy.

A leap of faith for us both then.

Open the door.

If you take one step before you tell me,

I will blow you away. Understood?

But you do not know this guy.

Great timing!

What is that?

- No.
- Gypsy!

Give me the name.

The name, now!

Savitar... is...

No! What the hell are you doing?

He was about to tell me who Savitar is!

Damn it!

- Kadabra's on the loose!
- He's somewhere in the building!

And there we are.

Thank you, Doctor Wells.

Joe, he's headed for the elevator!

We had a deal.

Your freedom for Savitar's identity.

I've altered the terms of our agreement.

It appears that you have as well.


Caitlin! Caitlin, are you all right?

- You all right?
- Yeah.

- Come on.
- I'm okay.

Okay, I'm okay.

Okay, okay, easy.


Come on. Gentle, gentle.

Yeah, yeah, yup.

The, um, the... hand
me the X-ray machine,

- grab it for us, would you, please?
- Yup.

Here, here.

Okay, good. remove it.

- How bad is it?
- Uh, it's bad.

It's bad, there's quite a few
pieces of shrapnel inside you,

and they look deep enough
to pierce your kidney

if they're not removed immediately.

Guys, we have to get her to a hospital.

We can't, they're
gonna ID her as a meta.

And not just any meta.

Yeah, one that we have a
file on for attacking CCPD.

Then what are we going to
do? None of us are doctors

and she can't operate on herself.

We do have another option.

What is it?

When Caitlin goes
meta, her metabolic rate

offsets cold tissue destruction.

She can regenerate?

No, we're not gonna
take off my necklace.

I don't need a hospital.

All I need is a mirror
and a steady set of hands.

You were a field medic
in the Royal Army, right?

What? No, I-I-I've never
operated on anyone before.

That's okay, I'll walk you through it.

Caitlin, you're talking
about staying awake

during your own surgery.

I'm putting my life in your hands.

I trust you, Julian.

What the hell were you thinking?

Now is not the time, Gypsy.

You know, you got a really
messed up sense of justice

for a cop?

Watch yourself.

I took two oaths in my life.

One, to uphold the law. The
other, to protect my family.

Guess which one takes priority?

That was my prisoner.

He was my prisoner too,
and you're on my Earth.

He has information that
could save Iris's life,

so I don't give a damn!

It's because of you he's on the loose.

Because of me? No, no, because of you.

You opened that door! You let him out!

That is on you, Detective!

How much of that did you hear?

I heard enough.

This is my friend.

It's the man's daughter.

I mean, wouldn't you do that
for someone you cared about?

I am doing that, you idiot!

Okay, what does that mean?

For who? Who are you talking about?

I used to have a partner.

Like, a "partner" or...

like a partner?


It was a long time ago, Cisco.

It's not like I'm burning
a candle for the guy,

but he did mean something to me.

It's been three years since
Abra Kadabra shot him dead.

I'm sorry.

I have been searching
for him ever since,

and he finally showed back up.

Ten minutes ago, I
had him dead to rights,

and then your friend messed it all up.

So yes, I do know what it is like

to care about someone so
much that you break the rules.

That's why I have to find
this guy, no matter what,

and when I do, he is
gonna pay for what he did.

No more delays.

- Ready?
- Ready as I'll ever be.

Okay, let's start with the
shrapnel on the surface.


Just let me know if I do

any... thing wrong, okay?

Okay, that's the first bit. Well done.


Oh, whoa, whoa, whoa.

Is there supposed to be this much blood?

It's normal for the shrapnel to cavitate

and displace tissue, but
if I lose too much blood,

I'll start hemorrhaging.


Oh, my God.


All right, nearly done, nearly
done, hang in there, hang in there.

Okay, well done. Well
done, that's all the pieces

of shrapnel from the surface gone.

Okay, great. Now it's
time for the hard one.

But you're doing great.

- You got this, okay, Julian?
- Yes.

It's wedged between my kidney
and my inferior vena cava,

and it's surrounded by
some major blood vessels.

If you hit them, there's a good chance

- I'll go into shock.
- Shock?

But it's okay. You've got this.

Okay. All right.

Heart rate's increasing.

Okay, I think I've got it.

Great, pull it out.

I can't, Caitlin, it's stuck.

Then turn it.

Guys, it's getting up there.

It might be a tendon in the way.

If it's not a tendon...

Then I will rip this necklace off.

No! I would rather die.

Caitlin, this is going to hurt.

- Ahh.
- Ohh!

Can you please stitch me up,

because I think I need to pass out?

Yes, yes. Of course, of course.

Well done, well done.

She's gonna be all right.

Thank God.

That really was amazing, Julian.

Seriously. Julian Albert, MD.

Hey, I think I know why Abra
Kadabra's been stealing all that tech.

- Why?
- Build a time machine.

He's trying to get back to the future.


What is that thing in his hands?

Everything Kadabra's been stealing,

these are the exact
components I used to build

Evil Wells's time sphere two years ago,

but I could never figure out
what he used for a power source.

I think this is it.

So that's what he took
from the time vault,

its power source?

Last thing he needs to
return to the 64th century.

Well, we need to find his ass

before he pulls another
disappearing act.

If Kadabra's plan is
to "Marty McFly" himself

back to the future...

He's gonna have to open
a temporal wormhole first,

- and when he does...
- We can nail him.


No, he's mine.

I look forward to
showing him the same mercy

he showed my partner.

Hey, Gypsy.

You can't go after him alone.

Sure I can.

You want justice for all
those people that he's hurt,

for your partner, right?

Right now we're trying
to prevent someone we love

from getting hurt, but we
can't do that without your help.

I don't trust you guys anymore.

Kadabra's already given
both of us the slip.

He does it again through time,

I don't think we get
this opportunity back.

Only way we catch him is together.

Guys, Abra Kadabra's
heading south on Ninth.

He opened up a wormhole.

What do you say?

We can't let him get past us.

We're not gonna do that.

Catch me if you can.

Where's he at?

He's on State and Main!

We're on it!

You shall not pass!


Okay, now he's on Thurlow and Eighth.

- We're gonna lose him.
- No, we're not.

He's on Seventh, and he's moving fast!

You gotta stop this guy.

Time to go home.

Bar, he opened up another wormhole!

Yes! He did it, he got him.

Thank God.

So much for your disappearing act.


By the laws of Earth-19,
I hereby collect you

for the crime of mass murder.

Let her take me.

You'll never find out what I know.

And Iris dies.

You've come to see me off.

I'm really touched.

What are we gonna do here?

You're going with her.

I'm not gonna stop her.

Then you'll never find
out what you want to know.

I have nothing to offer you.

No reprieve.

No escape for what you're facing.

You've done some terrible things.

But you are still a man.

You have a family,

friends, people that you care about.

Somewhere inside of you there must be

a glimmer of light, of hope.

It's that part of you that I'm asking.

I'm begging.

Help me save her.



See, here it is.

In the future, you and I
have been enemies for years.

Oh, there have been others, of course.

There was Thawne, Zoom, DeVoe,

but none of them hurt you like Savitar.

He truly broke you.

I have to be honest.

I was always a little bit jealous.

But now, it's like I
get to kill her too.

If you'll excuse me, I
have my execution to attend.

Where does this leave us?

I don't know.

Cisco, I...


I'm still here.


Wasn't gonna let you go that easy.


He's gone.

He's gone for good, apparently.


My palm's are sweaty.

It's quite all right.

Honestly, my stitch work may leave

quite a lot to be desired, so.

It's okay.

I was never much of a
two-piece bathing suit

kind of gal anyway.

I cannot believe what you did, Caitlin.

I mean, staying awake
during your own surgery,

that's one thing, but
talking my clumsy hands

through it, that's quite the other.

You are immensely brave.

You fought through the pain

like I've never seen anyone before.

You did all the hard work.


You going soft on me, Julian?



I'm so terribly sorry.

That's most clumsy of me.

Some bedside manner you got there.

I'm working on it.

Just rest.

Here you go.

Thank you.



I should've been stronger.

You think you should've shot Kadabra?

Dad, I think you showed true
strength by letting him go.

I try to be strong for you guys,

for you and Wally and Barry.

Dad, you have been,

and it makes me stronger too.

When you were a baby, I was...

I was terrified

that you might die in
the middle of the night.

I just didn't sleep.

I would just...

sit in your room...

and watch you sleep.

I put my hand on your chest,

just to make sure you were breathing,

and then I...

I would just sit there
there, praying that...

you'd just keep breathing.

That's how I feel right now.

I don't know what I can do to save you.

I know how to save her.


I know how to save her.

Kadabra, Savitar, Thawne.

You know, they're always
one step ahead of us...

for one reason...

they know what's gonna happen.

So every move we make,
every trap we try and set,

it's all just history to them.

They're armed with the future.

Well, not anymore.

What does that mean?

If the answers that we need
to stop Savitar and save you

are in the future, then
that's where I need to go.

I'm gonna run to the future.

- Mmm.
- No more strawberry.

What do you mean, there's
no more strawberry?

I just bought some, like, a week ago.

Yeah, well, I may have eaten some,

slash... all.

- Cisco.
- Do you want me to go out

and get you more strawberry Jell-O?

I will get you more.

No, it's fine,

but next time I operate on you,
you're getting bupkes, mister.

Mm, next time you operate on me,

maybe you can...

my broken heart.

I'm sorry it didn't work
out with you and Gypsy.

If two meta-humans from
two different universes

with the same vibrational powers

can't make it work, then...

what hope is there?

There you guys are.

I've been looking all over for...

what are you doing in bed?

- It's a long story, H.R.
- I have a long story.

Yeah, how about you tell
us where you've been?

Her name is Rhonda, and
she's into new positions.

- We had the...
- Okay. Oh, my God.

Stop talking. You
gotta let somebody know

next time you decide to
go on a two-day love romp.

Who was worried about me?

He was. I'm touched.

You'll be touched in
the face with a hammer

the next time you pull
something like that.

Guys, stop it.

Don't make me laugh, or
I'll bust my stitches.

Is that lime Jell-O?

It's all you, H.R.

Are you serious?

Ah, ha ha ha ha!

I... love the lime.

I love the lime!

You were really worried
about him, weren't you?

Just promise me that
you'll never ever tell him.

Cross my heart and hope to...



Caitlin? Caitlin? Somebody help!

W-w-what happened? What happened?

I don't know, she just started seizing.

Hold her down, hold her down.

Hey, H.R., grab her legs. Hold her down!

What... what's happening?

She's not breathing.

We have to get an
ambulance in here right now.

H.R., grab the crash cart.

Cisco, grab the oxygen.

Wheel it over here!

Slow and steady, over her mouth.

Okay, good.

Come on, slow and steady, that's it.

- That's it.
- What's happening?

She may have threw a
blood clot, I don't know.

- Julian!
- Charge the paddles!

- Okay...
- Give me the paddles!

- Charging, you're good.
- Okay, give me the...

Give it here. Clear.

All the way, turn it up to the top!

- All the way up!
- Okay, you're ready.

- Clear.
- Clear, clear, clear.

Char... go.

Keep going.

Come on, Caitlin, come on!

Keep going, just keep going.

Uh, here, take this.

Here we go, she's coming back.

She's coming back.

Yes, she is.

Come on. Here she comes.

Come on! Don't stop.


Please don't stop.

She's gone.

Stop! That's not what she wanted!

I don't care!

I'm not gonna sit here
and watch her die, okay?


It's all right, mate, it's okay.

It's okay.