The Flash (2014–…): Season 3, Episode 2 - Paradox - full transcript

Barry discovers that the effects from Flashpoint are greater than he thought. In the meantime, he meets his new co-worker who has an immediate disdain for him.

Previously on "The Flash"...

We just beat Zoom.

Why does it feel like I just lost?

I feel more broken than I've ever felt.

Wherever you need to go,

whatever you need to do, do it.

I'll be here.



You're safe.

So what should we call this brave new world?

I was thinking Flashpoint.

My name is Edward Clariss.

Rivals should know each other's names.


It's like I'll be thinking of a
moment from my past and it vanishes.

This isn't your home, Barry.

It's a mirage.

Things are back to how they should be.

Well, for me, anyway. For you?

I guess you'll just
have to wait and find out.

Where's Iris?

You know Iris isn't here.
They don't talk, Barry.

Oh, God. What did I do?

I made a big mistake. I just couldn't

take it anymore, you know?

What happened with Zoom, my dad dying,

my mother's death, me becoming The Flash.

All of it. I wanted a new life.

I wanted to start over.
And that's what I did.

But somehow I... I made things worse.



- No.
- So I reset everything.

I put everything back to the way
that it was before.

Except some things weren't the same anymore.

- Not even a little bit.
- Whoa, whoa, whoa.

Slow down.

- Take a breath.

You were talking way too fast.

- Yeah.
- What happened?

I really screwed up, Felicity.

And this time I don't know if I can fix it.

Okay, let me get this straight.

- You ran back in time?
- Yeah.

Stopped Reverse-Flash
from killing your mom

and then lived in an alternate reality

where both your parents were alive?

- Yeah.
- And then you

restored the timeline, came back

to the moment you left, and noticed

- that things were different?
- Exactly.

Does that just happen
when you travel through time?

Do things just change like that?

No, I mean, not like this.

Not on... I don't know.
I don't know, Felicity.

I don't know what I'm gonna do.

Okay, why don't you just run me through...

walk me through what happened?

And we'll, uh, we'll try and figure it out.

So what changed?


I knew once I got back last night

some things had changed, but before

I could figure out exactly how much,

I had to deal with someone this morning.


You are not gonna get too far

on that thing anymore, are you?

I will be taking these back
to the jewelry store

- you stole them from.

But, uh, you can keep these if you'd like.


Good luck with that.


After he was taken care of,
I went to S.T.A.R. Labs,

and that's when I found out

a lot more had changed than I realized.

What kind of idiot still thinks

I can't outrun bullets?

That guy should be the criminal poster boy

for what not to do against The Flash.

So what are we gonna call him?

- You mean like a nickname?
- Yeah.

Cisco does it for all of them,
he's like the master of it.

Can't just call him Suspect on a Motorcycle,

Right? What do you think?

- I don't know.
- I'll take this one.

Uh, The Crook. Lame?

- A Five-Finger...
- How about Thief?

He robs stuff. Let's just call him Thief.

Gotta get to the gym. Excuse me.

The gym? Is he... is he,
like, working out now or...

You know, Barry, sometimes your jokes

just aren't very funny.

I should... I should get back to the paper.

It's okay. I was just leaving.

Hey, guys... Hey, Joe. Look, hey, I'm sorry.

Look, I just, I know you guys
aren't speaking

to each other right now,
but I was just thinking

maybe we could talk about
why that is for a minute.

I... No.

- Dude.
- No, we can't.

Okay, I'm sorry. I just... look.

I'm sorry, I just thought, I don't know,

maybe it would be good
for you guys just to...

hear it said out loud. This is because

of what he did, Barry, not me.

- Iris.
- What?

What could you possibly have to say?


I'll just see you at the station, all right?

Nice job with, uh, Thief.

- Uh, give me a lift to CCU?
- Sure.

So you're still taking engineering classes.

- Yeah.
- Yeah, cool.

All right, well, good...
good luck with that.

- What is wrong with you?
- Nothing.

Are you trying to make me
as mad at you as I am at him?

No, no, look, I'm... I'm sorry, I...

I guess I don't fully understand
why you're so upset at him.


Then maybe you shouldn't bring it up again.


How about we talk about us instead?

Us? You... you mean you and me,

like, trying this?

I just thought with everything

that's happened lately and everything

that you've been through,

I wanted to make sure
that you still felt the same.

Well, Iris, I did what you said.

I went where I needed to go,

I did what I needed to do,

and I'm ready.

I never told you to do that.

Yeah, no, you did... on the porch,

right after we beat Zoom,
right before you...

- Wow, you kissed Iris.
- Well, not anymore.

I've kissed Iris West twice,
and I have managed

to erase both times from existence.

Man, I hate it when that happens.

That's just the least of my problems today.

Joe, hey... hey, man,
um, can we talk for a second?

Yeah, I just gotta drop this off for Singh.

Oh, Captain Singh's back?
That's just terrific.

Yeah, why, did he go somewhere?

Uh, no... maybe. I don't know, I...

Is that cowl cutting off
all the oxygen in your brain?

What? No, I'm fine. Why? Why?

Because you've been acting real odd lately.

Asking why Iris wasn't
at the house last night.

And that stunt you pulled
at S.T.A.R. Labs this morning.

You know damn well
why she's not talking to me.

Of course. Uh, because sh...

Because I should have told her
her mother was alive

but I didn't.

Yeah, but she forgave you for that.

Ah... one would think that she would have.

I don't know if she ever will or not,

but you sticking your nose
into it isn't helping, Bar.

- Good intentions and all.
- I was... okay.

We found another husk this morning.


Singh wants this processed ASAP.

Yes, the skin husks
we've been finding around

the city are the ones we think
are attached to the meta-humans.

This is now the fourth one.

Well, let's figure out what's happening

before there's a fifth.

Yes, sir.


Deep breaths.

Um, hello?

Yes. Hello, Mr. Allen.

I can still see you're there and no,

I don't want your help, thank you.

What are you doing here, Julian Albert,

meta-human CSI Specialist?

I did tell you the meta-human conference

- was only for two days.
- Okay, but this is...

Still our lab... unfortunately.

Yes, County forgot to mention
that significant detail

before assigning me, but here we are.

Looks like you and I get to be roomies

for a little longer than we'd hoped.


There's a whole new guy at work

- that you didn't even know about?
- Yeah.

And he's worked there for almost a year.

And he doesn't like me
very much, apparently.

Well, that's impossible.
Everybody likes Barry Allen.

You're like pudding.
Everybody likes pudding.

Not everyone.


I hated that we never spoke.

I think the thing that haunts
me the most is the fact

that I never told him I loved him.

Or that I idolized him.

I have memories of Dante all the time.

But they don't feel like gifts.

They feel like reminders...

of what I did wrong,

and how I'll never make
another memory with Dante again.

Excuse me.

What are you doing here?

Oh, wait a second.
Now you wanna be there for me?

I'm just trying to understand.

My brother's dead.

There's nothing to understand.

Exit's that way.

So you altered the timeline,

Joe and Iris don't talk anymore,

there's a guy at work... a new guy...

who doesn't like you, you never kissed Iris,

and Cisco's brother is dead.

Admittedly, that is an issue.

And what if there's more?

Well, has anything here changed?

No, I don't know. I mean,

everything seems the same, I think.


- Can I use... hold on.
- Uh...

I'll be real careful.

I got it, don't worry. I got it.


Yeah, I don't know...
I mean, everything looks okay.


Who's that young boy with Dig?

No way. He didn't have kid before?

No, he had a kid. He has... he has a kid.

Yeah, it was baby Sara.

Baby John.

No. Are you...

Oh, my God. It really can affect us.

Okay, you know what?
I don't wanna know anymore.

Okay, I know this is a lot of pressure,

but everything's gonna be all right.

- I screwed up everyone's life.
- Yeah, well, maybe

- you should tell them.
- I'm not gonna tell them.

I mean, how is that gonna help? That's just

gonna make everything worse.
I mean... I don't know

- how to fix this.
- Okay, well,

you're gonna figure it out.
If there's one thing

I've learned from you,

is that with you, anything is possible.

Why? 'Cause I'm The Flash?

No. Because you are Barry Allen.

And sweet, loving, kind Barry Allen

that everybody likes,

the Barry Allen who's just like pudding,

can fix this.

So go and fix this.


Okay, you're right. Yeah.

- Now!
- Right now?

- Yes!
- Okay, all right.




Find me.

Who? Who?



I am Alchemy.

I have visions...

of another life.

Please, make them stop.

Is that what you really want?

To make the visions stop?

Or do you want them to come true?

To be fast again?

- To have speed?
- Yes.

Do you want that other life?

That's what I want.

Once again, you will have power.

And no man will be your rival.


Julian, I thought you could
use some help on this one.

You know, the two heads thing and all.

I don't need any help, Detective.

Especially from him.

- What is that?
- Another epidermal husk, Allen.

A fully intact human pelt,

comprised of nothing
but the stratum corneum.

You see what I mean?

Do we have any theories
as to what's causing them?

Well, I'll take a wild guess at it and say

it's the same thing that created
the last four husks.

Spalling could be caused
from toxic epidermal necrolysis,

or maybe some kind of moist desquamation

from intense radiation exposure.

- We've had a lot of...
- Radioactive metas.

Yes, thank you, Allen.
I've read all the case studies.

I'll tell you what, when I figure it out,

I'll enlighten you then, shall I?


How have I worked
with this guy for the past year?

Yeah, you say that all the time.

I'm sure I do.


Are you certain that Barry can't

take a sample or something
to speed things along?

(SIGHS) I'm sure, Detective.

Quite sure.


You might wanna get that to S.T.A.R. Labs.


You know, there's really not that much here.

Yeah, no, I know. It's basically touch DNA.

I had to steal the sample
because our meta-human expert

- wouldn't let me take one.
- Oh, you mean Julian Albert?

(SIGHS) Yeah, you know him?

Yeah, we've known him for a while.

He's the best.

- Um, you need me?
- No, I think I got this.

- But thank you.
- Okay.

Cisco told me you showed up

to his bereavement group last night.

Yeah, I did.

He also tell you it didn't go so well?

It's only been a few months since Dante

was killed by that drunk driver.

I'm sure he just needs
a little bit more time.

Wait, why is he so mad at me?

Oh, no. I'm staying out of that.

Cait, he'll... he'll barely look at me

unless other people are in the room.

Maybe it's just easier
when the rest of us are around.


Do you think maybe you could convince him

to come with you to my house
for dinner tonight?

- Why?
- So I can try to fix things

between us, maybe between Joe and Iris, too.

Just all of us together again in one room

and try to work this out once and for all.

Think you can do that?


But how are you gonna
get Joe and Iris there?

Joe? Hey, Joe.

Um, so I talked to Iris and she just has

a few things that she wants to say to you.

Bar, I thought I told you
to stay out of this.

Oh, no, no, no. This was all her, I swear.

So she just, out of the blue,

decided now she wants to talk to me?


Hey, um, so Joe said that he'd give you

what you need about the husks for a story.

- Hi.
- Hi.

Uh, what? He just decided,
out of the blue, to tell me?

No one at the precinct will say anything.

Even Julian. Oh, I hate that guy.

Yeah, you always say that.

Um, when does he want to do it?

Uh, tonight, at the house.

He said he's making your favorite.

Okay, he's out of his mind.

He knows I will not go back there,

even if he does make one of
Grandma Esther's recipes, so...

- When?

Uh, tonight. Tonight, yeah.

- Um, at the house.
- At the house?

- Yeah.
- She vowed she'd never

- set foot in the house again.
- Unless you made dinner.

- (CHUCKLES) Dinner?
- Yeah, like old times.

So, one of her favorites,

like Grandma Esther's recipes, maybe.

Okay. I suppose I can make something.

- Which dish?

He said he'd make the chicken.

I hate the chicken. I like the noodles.

- Oh, noodles, okay.
- Why are you out of breath?

I'm not out of breath. Uh, Joe also thought

maybe just to take some pressure
off that he'd invite

Caitlin and Cisco.

- Okay, um, what time?
- Uh, 7:00.

- All right.

Um, 7:00 will work, by the way.

- Okay, but which dish?
- I mean, I was thinking

maybe to take some pressure off,
you could invite

- Caitlin and Cisco.
- That's a good idea,

'cause if we're gonna do this,
I gotta get started.

Yeah, I got it. No problem, yeah.

- Bar?
- Yeah?

- Which dish?
- Noodle dish.

Yeah, noodle dish.


This hits the spot, huh?

You can thank Grandma Esther.

No, I mean, it's good. I just meant, um...

all of us, actually, just here, together.

I was actually thinking,
um, that maybe it'd be fun

if we all went away together for a few days.

Just like a little Team Flash vacay.

- And do what?
- Bond. (GULPS)

- Reconnect.
- You mean like a retreat?

- Nah.
- With trust exercises?

Epic fail, party of six.

I just... I just feel like
we're not the team

that we were or can be.


No one?

I'd be down for it.


So other than Wally,

I'm the only one
that thinks that's a good idea?

I don't think The Flash
really takes vacations.

Especially with all these
husks showing up all over town.

Speaking of husks,
I'm glad you're finally ready

to open up about them.

Iris, I already told you, I can't tell you

anything about this case.

Oh, really?

Because that's not what I was told.

Strange. I was under the impression

you had some things to say to me, too.

Isn't that right, Bar?

Told you. Epic fail.

Okay, look, yeah. I arranged this.

I put all this together. I'm sorry, guys.

Look, I just...
we're not acting like a team,

and I just wanted things
back to how they were.

- Just fixed.
- If you wanted things fixed,

maybe you should have gone back in time

and stopped my brother from dying.


You want me to change
the timeline to save Dante?

Why would you do that?
It's not like he's your brother.


Meta-human app. We gotta go.





Remember me, Flash?




Oh, you do remember, Flash?

Good, yeah.

Because I remember everything, too.

- How are you here?
- It doesn't matter.

You see, what does matter

is that I know your little secret.

You changed the timeline.

Because if I recall correctly,

the only Speedsters in my other life

were me and that smartass Kid Flash,

until you showed up
and stole everything from me!

I didn't steal anything from you, Clariss.

I... I was just trying to put things back

to the way they're supposed to be.

This is how my life is supposed to be!

For years, I felt like
something was missing.

And now I know why.

Well, I'm sorry.

I didn't mean to do this to you.

Yeah, well, you did.

And here I am.

Your Rival, back again.

Believe me, Flash, this time,

you're not gonna steal my life so easily.






We finally get rid of Zoom,

and there's another evil Speedster?

Who is this guy, now?

I can help you with that.

I finally got the results back

from the test I ran on the husk

that Barry gave me this morning.

And it's weird, because there's

no traces of dark matter,

but there are traces of the Speed Force.

And that's the husk from this Speedster?

Appears so. His name is...

Edward Clariss.

And somehow Barry is exactly right.

Can I talk to you for a second?




S.T.A.R. Labs isn't the only one

with access to the city's security cams.

It's pretty obvious that this guy knows you.

You want to tell me what that's about?

This is why you've been
acting so weird lately...

trying to get me and my dad talking again,

tricking all of us into dinner tonight...

because you're keeping something from us.

You need to tell me what is going on, Barry.

Right now.

And if you lie to me...

this thing between us, it cannot happen.

You're right, and, uh, I'm sorry, I...

I did this. All of this.

It's my fault and I've been
trying to fix it.

But I think that there's only
one way to do that now.

I'm sorry, Iris.






Here, put these on.

We need to talk.

♪ Call you up
in the middle of the night ♪

♪ Like a firefly without a light ♪

Where are we?

Motorcar Diner in Central City.

Yeah, I meant what year?


♪ Runaway train never going back ♪

Care to get something to eat?

'Cause I'm starved. The corn beef hash here

- is the best I've ever had.
- This is why you pulled me

out of the Speed Force?

- Buy me a meal?
- Because you were

about to reset the timeline again

after screwing it all up.

Oh, yeah, I know about that.

- How did you...
- After your

not-so-subtle reaction
when you first met me...

Harry told me all that happened
with Zoom and your mom

and your dad, so I decided

I'd keep my eye on you for a bit.

- He tell you anything else?
- He did.

I'm your father's doppelganger.

Sorry about that.

It's just... really weird.

And really sad, too... I'm sure.

Having a loss like that in your life,

I see why you'd wanna erase it.

Who wouldn't try to save their parents?

I understand that, Barry, completely.

But the thing is, there are consequences

to time travel.

I have heard all of this before.

Not from me you haven't.

I'm not some Doctor with a theory, Barry.

I'm a Speedster, like you,
who's travelled in time,

and made these same mistakes
you are making right now.

Here, let me show you something.

- Okay, you know what?
- Humor me, kid.

- This coffee cup right here.
- All right, yeah.

Think of it as the space-time continuum.

Whenever you go back in time it breaks.


- For real? I mean...
- Now...

you can reset the timeline,
you can try to fix it,

but no matter how hard you try...

it's never gonna be exactly how it was.

Look, I've learned all this stuff

that I didn't know before, okay?

- I'm not gonna make the same...
- Mistakes.

Yeah, what you just said right there?

That is the paradox of time travel,

and also the paradox of life.

I mean, if I only knew then what I know now.

Why have these powers if I can't go back

and fix what I broke?

We're not gods, we're men,

who, for whatever reason, have been given

extraordinary abilities.

The question you need to ask yourself is,

what kind of hero are you gonna be?

Are you just gonna take a do-over

every time you make a mistake?

Or will you live with them and move forward?

Where's Barry?


I need to tell you all something.

The truth.

The truth about what?

(SIGHS) Okay, um...

after Zoom killed my dad,

after we defeated him, um...

I wasn't in a great space,

and I felt like the only way
I could fix that was

to run back in time and save my mom.

You stopped the Reverse-Flash
from killing your mom?


Wait, so, is she alive?

She was. For a few months.

I lived with her and my dad.

I had a completely different life.

I wasn't even The Flash for most of it.

I don't understand.

You created a whole other existence.

How is that possible?


Okay, um...

I'll do the... this is the timeline.

This is the point
that we exist on it right now.

This past point
is where my mom was murdered.

So when I saved her,
I created a new reality.

A new timeline.

- I was living in...
- A mirror universe.

It's called a Flashpoint, apparently.

But you decided to leave it. Why?

That life started to spin out of control.

This guy, Clariss,

he was a Speedster there, too.

He was known as the Rival.

He caused a lot of problems.

So, um...

I decided to run back in time
again and let things happen

as they were supposed to, in hopes of...

resetting the timeline, but...

- But what?
- But, um,

when I came back, things weren't the same.

You mean people. Like us.

Yeah, yeah.

Um, I created another timeline.

Uh, it's the one we're living in now.

It's not as different as the last one.

Not in large ways, but in some ways,

in smaller ways, and, uh, meaningful ways

for all of you or anybody
that's close to me.

And I can't ever really
put it back together.

Barry, that's a lot to take in.

Yeah, it is.

We got along in that other life,

my dad and I, didn't we?

That's why you've been working so hard

to get us talking again.

Okay, here's the thing. Um, I will tell you

what's different, all of you,
if you wanna know.

But you have to live with those differences

because I can't change it again.

But at least you'll know.

And you all deserve that choice.

So you decided it was okay to change things

when someone in your family dies,

but when it's someone in my family...

I'm gonna go talk to him.


What are you working on?

These are the gauntlets for my suit.

And you probably know nothing about that.

- Do you?
- I'm really trying here, Cisco.

Barry, I'm the one who's been trying.

I've been trying this whole time

to get you to do this one thing for me,

but you kept saying, "No, Cisco.

I can't, Cisco.
I would never do that, Cisco."

And now you're telling me
you went and did it

- for yourself.
- Were you listening?

It... it went bad. It went really bad.

I don't care!

At least I'd have my brother back.

Yeah, you would have him back,

but because of it,
somebody might have something

happen to them that's just as awful

as what happened to Dante, and trust me,

you don't want that on your conscience.

It's a heavy burden to bear.

And I don't know how many times
I've said this, but...

I'm really sorry about Dante, man.

Sorry doesn't change anything.

No, it doesn't, but I can't go back.

I can't change it.

All I can do is move forward.

I really hope you can, too.

Hey, um, I need your help.

It's the four words I seem to hear you

most often say, Barry.

That and, "I hate that guy."

Which, the feeling's mutual, so...

Mm-hmm. Okay, um,

this is gonna be hard for you,

but I just, for a second,

need you to imagine
that we're actually friends.

Can't do it.

- Friendly.
- Equally as challenging, Barry.

- Hmm.
- But I'll give it a whirl.

- What are you after?
- I need to read your report

- on one of the husks.
- Which one?

The one from this morning. Edward Clariss.

- Edward Clariss?
- Yeah.

- Why?
- May help me figure out

a case I'm working on.

Well, the nutshell is, uh,

the hyaluronic acids
were found to be above normal.

Uh, androgen degradation atypically low.

- Mm-hmm.
- Cellular regeneration

seemed to occur at a staggering rate.

- Mm-hmm.
- It's quite a bit different

from the previous husks that we found.

That's about it. Could I...

could I maybe just take a peek at it?

I'm sorry, it's just something I need to see

- to know what I'm looking for.

- Sure.
- Great, thank you.

Wait, why does this say
the body's place of discovery

was Williamson when it was found
on the waterfront in Leawood?

The body ended up in Leawood.

There was a strong current this morning,

so chances are that it
originated from Williamson.

Somewhere near the old Prescott sawmill.

- You done?
- Yeah, uh, yes.

Thank you.


You found me again, Flash.

I wondered how long it'd take you this time

- to figure it out.
- Wasn't too hard.

I see you didn't bring your little sidekick

- with you, though.
- Nope.

- Just me.
- That's too bad.

I brought one.



Oh, and Flash? A little, uh,

quaking in your boots
wouldn't be inappropriate.

- So?
- He changed our lives, Iris.

And he kept that secret from us.

You really just want us
to just be okay with that?

All I'm saying, Wally,
is that he made a mistake.

- Yeah, he did.
- Cisco, we all make mistakes

to protect the people that we love.

I mean, you told Captain Cold
that Barry was The Flash

in order to protect your brother.

Okay. Not my finest moment.

That's my point. It was one decision

made in one moment.

One very heart-wrenching moment.

Look, guys, we're like a family here, okay?

And sometimes families get mad at each other

for screwing up.

I know that all too well.

But they also forgive.

Because after a while, it just seems silly

when you stop and think about it.



Guys, Iris is right.

We all have secrets.

We've all screwed up, but this is Barry

we're talking about.


Who apparently is in trouble.



And who are you?

I am Alchemy.

Okay, well, what do you want?

To help people achieve
their true potential...

such as he has.

And why are you doing this?

Because I'm preparing this world.


Remember what happened here
last time, Flash?

It's where I died.


And I'm not gonna waste this
second chance I've been given.

This time, I'm gonna show you
who's the fastest man alive.


- Barry? Barry!

His coms aren't working.

He's at the Prescott Mill.

That's right around the corner.

We gotta do something.



Having fun yet, Flash?

'Cause I'm having a blast.






Time to look for a new rival.


Stay away from my friend.




Thank you.

Sorry it took so long.

You were just in time.

No mention of Alchemy anywhere.

No mask-wearing monk metas.

- Not even close.
- I didn't find

any known aliases in any
of the records at CCPD.

And Clariss won't say anything either.

All right, well, keep at him.
Alchemy is the one that gave

- Clariss back his speed.
- He's kinda like a doctor,

that way, don't you think?

Come on, don't pretend like "Doctor Alchemy"

doesn't have a nice ring to it.

Okay, well, that explains why he didn't have

any traces of dark matter in his cells.

He didn't get his powers
from the particle accelerator,

he got them from Alchemy.

What was that?

Doctor Alchemy.

(LAUGHS) How could he do that?

I don't know, but we need to figure it out.

There's gonna be more.

Alchemy... Doctor Alchemy said that he is

preparing this world.

- Preparing the world?
- Mm-hmm.

For what? Like, the second
coming or something?

I think that everyone
that had powers in Flashpoint

is gonna get them back.

Well, we already found four other husks,

which means there's at least that many

running around Central City right now.

We need to find him before he changes

more people's lives.

Speaking of changing lives,

we all talked about it, Barry,
and we don't want to know

what our lives were like in Flashpoint.

You sure?

To quote the wise words of Harry,

"What's the point, Allen?"

I gotta get to the precinct.

Uh, stop by Jitters on the way?

Yeah, it's on me.

Oh, good. Then I'm coming, too.


Yo, um, I've just been
thinking that it was pretty cool

having someone out there with me last night.

And, I don't know, maybe we could

make that a thing every once in a while.

I... I got some things to work on

before I start doing that.


Maybe someday.

It'd be pretty bitchin'.

Glad to see everything's starting to

get back to the way it was.

Yeah. I mean...


You have nothing to worry about, Cait.

I think out of everyone,
actually, you're the only one

that wasn't really affected
when I messed with the timeline.

I mean, unless you're secretly moonlighting

as an ophthalmologist.

- A what?
- Kidding, nothing.

Just a Flashpoint joke. I'll see you later.



- What's that?
- That's the finished

Edward Clariss report.

Or should I say The Rival?

At least, that's what The Flash called him

last night when he took him
into Iron Heights.

- Huh.
- I thought you might

want to see it.

You know, to do with your other case.

Actually it turns out
there was no connection.


You know, I have to ask you.


- How did you know his name?
- What?

Yesterday, you came in and you asked

for Edward Clariss' report,
but I didn't tell you

who that husk belonged to, so that means

you stole a sample when you
showed up to my crime scene.

How did you do that?

- I...
- (LAUGHS) Oh, wow.

You've really got this good guy
routine thing down, haven't you?

And everyone just buys it.

There is something
not right about you, Allen.

They don't see it... but I do.

- Is that right?
- Yes.

(CHUCKLES) You know why I don't
actually like you, don't you?


I don't trust you.

And I don't like things that I don't trust.

See you tomorrow, roomie.

- Hey.
- Hey.


I was hoping you'd be here.

Yeah. Dad and I just polished off

Grandma Esther's noodle dish.

Oh, did you leave me some?

- Too slow, Flash.
- Ooh.


So you guys are...?

We're good.

Are you sure you don't wanna
know about the other timeline?

No, I guess, in my mind, wherever you go,

you'll always be Barry,

and I'll always be Iris.

And we always find each other.



You failed.

You failed, Clariss.

I'm sorry. Please...

let me try again.


- No, no, no, no, no.