The Flash (2014–…): Season 6, Episode 18 - Pay the Piper - full transcript

Team Flash battle Godspeed, and turned to an unexpected ally for help.

Think about Witness Protection.

Dad, we should do this way more often.

Wherever I go, part of me is with you.

I don't think I can do this.

I have to go.

It's the only way to
keep our family safe.

Hands up! Don't move.

You scared the bejesus out of me.

Oh, my God. What happened?


It's Iris.

Wally warned me that
something was off with Iris.

And then Sunshine attacked Frost.

I noticed that she was
being weird with you,

cold even.

I just didn't say anything.

- It's not your fault.
- Well, it feels like it.

Well, where are the
other duplicates now?

Iris' copy is gone.



shattered into a million
pieces right in front of me.

I know it wasn't her,

but right before it
happened, she seemed so...


Almost like she was really back.

I'm trying to have hope
that it's all gonna work out,

but I can't help feeling...

Joe, what if I can't save her this time?

And I believe that you can,

but do you?

They're just gone?

What does that even
mean... "Mirrorverse"?

- Can we even get them back?
- Oh, my God.

We... we have to warn David's husband.

I've been living with
some copy of Kamilla

while the real one's trapped somewhere?

Eva said they're safe for now.

And you're taking her word for it?

For all we know, they're dead already.

They're not, so just...

you don't even think about that.

We have to think about that.

What if creating Kamilla's duplicate

actually killed the real Kamilla?

Same thing with Singh,
same thing with Iris.

- Hello?
- What do you want me to say?

Anything, that we have a
plan, that we'll get them back.

I don't have a plan, Cisco.

Eva can move anywhere through any mirror

in the universe in the blink of an eye.

She's faster than I am,

and somehow, I'm supposed to stop her

and still hope to God that
Iris and everybody else

is still alive in a world
that we don't even understand?

Hey, hey!

You're both right,
okay? You're both right.

But we cannot fall apart.

We need to work the problem,
not tear each other down.

So here's what I'm gonna do...

I am gonna call David's husband,

and I am gonna see if he
has seen Singh's duplicate.

I'll check the Bentley Building.

Mirror-Iris and Kamilla
were alone there a lot.

Maybe they left something behind.

- Good.
- You want company?

Maybe you should find
something else to do.

You can come with me.

I'm gonna see if I
can dig up any details

on this Eva McCulloch.

If the Mirrorverse is
just another dimension,

there might be a way
to enter vibrationally.

Caitlin's still on the mend,
so I can't ask her for help.

I guess that means I'm
doing this one on my own.

Barry, look, I understand
how you're feeling...

Cecile, I know you're
trying to help me, and...

I appreciate it, but...

right now I'm gonna work on
the Artificial Speed Force.

I just... there's no
point in finding Eva

if I'm useless against her.

I read Eva's secret files,

and now I know that there's
a mirror version of Kamilla,

which means that the real Kamilla

must be in here somewhere.

I have to find her.

I can't think straight.

Eva calls it "neural dissonance,"

the way that your mind changes here.

I'm leaving this here for
you in case you find it,

but don't find me.


No matter what worlds
try to keep us apart,

I will always be with you.

How dumb am I, huh?

Yeah, that feeling's going around.

I've been working side
by side with duplicates

this whole time.

Some budding reporter I am.

Wait, does that mean I'm
in charge of "The Citizen"?

How the hell am I supposed to...


You're the one that stopped the others.

I'm not impressed.

What do you want?

Thank you.

I was looking for a reason
to test out this pulse cannon.

Oh, this isn't over.

Didn't you say all four Godspeeds

were locked up at Iron Heights?

Those are just cybernetic
drones with modem-speak.

This one was talking.

And by the way, do
you not happen to have

protective protocols for this place?

Do not put this on me.

I am trying to figure out
a way into the Mirrorverse.

- What were you doing?
- I was saving our speedster.

Oh, good for you. You did something.

Thank you. Could I have a parade?

You don't seem to be
doing anything else.

- Stop! Just give it a...
- What?

- What are you thinking?
- I...

Cisco, you're the schmience-y guy.

You must have some
kind of a plan, right?

Cisco, you still...
still with us, bud, or...

Ralph, please, I'm trying to
get our friends back right now.

Okay, okay.

Allegra, you said Godspeed's lightning

caused some sort of blast.

Yeah, he was like a frickin'
lightning storm in the room,

but it was his thunder
that did the damage.

Not thunder... vibrations.

Makes sense.

If you go fast enough,
you create a sonic boom.

Velocity transmutes into
vibrations in the air,

only this Godspeed figured out a way...

To reverse those vibrations

and use them to extract
speed from a speedster.

Okay, so he's power
hungry. How do we stop him?

Well, we'd need a really,
really deep understanding

of vibrational sonics.

Great. Do we have that?

- Not really, no.
- I know who could help us.

Hartley. Hartley Rathaway.

Who's Hartley Rathaway?

He is an expert

in psychoacoustics and sonic vibrations.

He used to work for S.T.A.R. Labs.

Also, a jerk who hates us so much

he tried to julienne your insides.

It turns out that he hates The Flash

even more post-Crisis, only
we don't really know why.

Correction... I know why.

My Crisis research dug
up the answer to that.

Henchmen? No, it was
only me and Hartley.

Not in this timeline.

Pied Piper's Band of Merry
Men tried to flank you

while you were distracted
playing musical cars.

Yeah, you clocked them,

but when one of them
tried to shoot at you,

you countered with a lightning bolt.

That lightning collided with
the weapon's blast, and...

Turns out, that was
Hartley's right-hand man...

Roderick Smith.

It's Frost.

Sorry, guys, I got to...
I got to check on this.

Roderick Smith is being held
in an energy containment unit

in Mercury Labs.

Apparently, it's the only thing

that's keeping him from
completely disintegrating.

I guess that's a no
to Pied Piper's help.

Well, he did almost kill us, so...

Let's not bicker over who killed who.

We can fix this.

We just make his
right-hand man right again,

this Roderick fellow,

and then maybe Hartley will
agree to a little quid pro quo.

I have a theory.

I got your text. Are you okay?

- Is the wound getting worse?
- Ralph, I'm fine.

As fine as anyone with a
chronic light bullet avulsion

can be in their chest, but...

This patch is keeping me stable for now.

- Then what's the emergency?
- Payback.

I just wanted to say thank you

for everything you've
done for me this year...

for taking me to an art show

and teaching me how to
get in touch with emotions

I didn't even know I had.

Hey, that's what life coaches are for.

Well, I know I've still
got a long way to go,

but I'm leaving soon,

so we might not be able to finish this.

You getting better is
our number-one priority.

And your mom is the
expert on all things ice,

so she'll patch up that wound of yours,

and then we can pick
up where we left off.

I could be gone for a long time.


But you are coming back, right?

Look, Ralph, forget it.

I-I just... I wanted to say
good-bye to an old friend.


Friends say "so long" or...
or "until we meet again."

They... they don't really say good-bye.

So why don't you just tell me
what's really bothering you?

I'm fine.

Stop trying to smell
a mystery or whatever.

Too late.

The Tannhauser tech...

it's the only stuff that can fix you,

but you don't really want to go, do you?

Just drop it.

It's not the tech, is it?

It's the person behind it.

Frost, why don't you want to see Carla?

Because she's not my mom, okay?

She's Caity's.

- You don't really mean that.
- Yeah, I do.

Carla doesn't know me.

After all these years, it's
just been her and Caity.

Hey, you're her daughter, too.

I am the cold, dark part of her daughter

that she tolerates.

If that were even true,

why would I be sitting
here worried about you?

'Cause you're a good guy, Ralph.

And you're an equal
member of Team Flash,

just like Caitlin.

And you are just as important.

And if you can't see
that for yourself...

Then maybe you're right.

Maybe you do have a long way to go.

Hello, Flash.

I heard you coming from a mile away.

Hartley, I know what happened now.

And I'm sorry.

Is something wrong with your speed?

Look, I'm...

I'm trying to make
things right with you.

- Now you're sorry?
- I think I can help Roderick.

What do you know about Roderick?

I know his condition's my fault,

but I think I can fix it if
you'll give me the chance.


And if you're willing,
I could use your help.

- Hmm, here we go.
- There's a new speedster.

He's a threat to the
whole city, Hartley.

He's using sound waves.

You're the only person
we know that can stop him.

- Lives...
- I don't care.

I swear I want to help Roderick.

- Well, you can't.
- Let me try.

I said you can't help him.

Don't you get it? No one can.

I thought I could stabilize his molecules

with my sonics, but...

I wasn't strong enough.

So you sent him to Mercury Labs.

We think we can help
him. Let us show you.

Who is this "we" and "us"?

Harrison Wells.

Nash Wells, actually.

Harrison Wells is my doppelganger.

- Your doppelganger?
- How to explain?

Okay, so there was this big
event we call the Crisis, and...

- He's his twin.
- He's my twin.

Huh, twice blessed.

We think that there
may actually be a way

to help Roderick.

I've seen this kind of
molecular disembodiment before,

and... all right, bear with me...

I think that if we combine
concentrated light energy

with an inert gas with
high thermal conductivity,

it may actually slow
down Roderick's molecules

and get him his body back.

So basically combine light with helium.

I'm the smartest guy
in the room... I get it.


You fix Roderick, and
maybe I'll help you.


Wait, what are you doing? It's me, Iris.

You're the one who sent me here.

No, whoever she was, that was not me.

I swear.

Then tell me something only
the real Iris would know.

Cisco is the love of your life.

And you knew it from
the moment you met him...

when you were bartending
at the Liquid Kitty.

He is the most brilliant
man that you know,

and he always makes you laugh.

You are the only person allowed
to wear his Chewbacca T-shirt,

the one that his parents gave
him when he was 14 years old.

It's you.

Thank God.

After you... or whoever
looked like you...

shot me with that mirror gun,

I just woke up here totally alone.

You never saw Eva? Eva
McCulloch... Carver's wife.

She's alive? She's... she's here?

She's the meta behind all of this,

and... and now she's
escaped into our world.

Then we have to get back.

I gathered all the items
that the mirror gun sent here.

I've been analyzing them for clues,

but the data keeps getting all wonky

when I try to see the screen.

Hey, are you okay?

No. No, I'm not.

But you are.

The neural dissonance
hasn't affected you yet.

It's this condition
that affects our minds

in this, uh... this Mirrorverse.

That explains the screens.

When I look at them too
long, I get a headache.

Yeah, that's how it started for me, too,

with Eva's computers.

Everything was broken
and... and fractured, but...

now... now I can read them.

You can help us get out of here.

Ah, you know, I-I can't.

Shh. The truth hurts. The truth hurts.

We... we... we shouldn't be
here. We should not be here.

I should not be here.

Not much has changed.

Ugh, S.T.A.R. Labs...

still keeping mediocre
engineers around, I see.

Do we have to work with this douchebag?

Look, I've heard that
you two hate each other,

but let's just focus.

A few months ago,

I theorized there might
be a mechanical way

to open a breach to
an alternate dimension.

Looks like an engine for
focusing subatomic vibrations,

or as you would say, "vibes."

Oh, please. I figured that out ages ago.

The hair? Dead giveaway, Ramon.

You too, Flash.

There's only three
facilities in the state

that could build a suit with
that much bleeding-edge tech.

But only one of them had
someone brilliant enough

to build it.

- Thanks.
- Harrison Wells.

There it is.

What I don't get is
why you need a machine

when you could just use your damn vibes.

Unless you can't vibe anymore.

Ooh, ouch. You lost your meta-mojo.

Oh, well, you could try
being a barista maybe.

I gave up my powers by choice.

You know, I'm making this

so that I can save the
person I love the most.

But I wouldn't expect you
to understand that, Hartley.

The person you love
the most is yourself.

Come find me when you're ready to work.

Cecile just got Roderick
back from Mercury Labs.

He's here.

Here's what I need from you.

I need you to direct
a concentrated UV blast

into the reception conduit.

Now, this containment unit...

I am going to release helium into it,

and when those two things collide, pop.

It should lock Roderick's
molecules back into human form.

Ready? We'll go on three.

One... two...


It's working.

No, no, wait. Stop.

Wells, enough.

Stop, you're hurting him!


Hartley, I'm sorry, but we can try...

I was stupid for trusting you.

Don't ask me for anything, ever.

My world is over.

I hope yours burns.

Give me your velocity,
or your city pays.

You have one hour.

You're not fast enough to stop me.

None of you are.

Death will rain down
on your city, Flash,

unless you give me what I want.

Choose wisely.

I don't think these equations

are gonna help fix Roderick that much.

Plus, we simply need
a better bonding agent.

You do that.

I'm working on the Artificial
Speed Force right now.

Nash! Hey, Nash, what the hell?

I've been working on these all day.

You're wasting time. Why?

You don't have to tell me.
We don't know each other.

You could talk to Joe and Iris.

But they're not here.
Whose fault is that?

- Whose fault is that?
- It's mine, all right?

Is that what you want me to say?

I'm supposed to lead this team.

Now, I-I don't even
know what to tell them.

When I lost Maya...

every day since then, I wanted to say,

"Hey, listen, I'm
sorry. It was my fault."

But she's gone.

When I was Pariah

and I watched my mistake
burn down the Multiverse,

I wanted to tell those
people, "I'm sorry,"

but they were gone, and it was over.

And this is not over for you.

You can find your way out of this.

All you have to do is trust yourself.

How am I supposed to do that?

I just lived with an
impostor for five weeks.

You forgive yourself.

You showed me that.

Now it's time for you to do it for you.

And you know what? If you can't...

do it for Iris.

I just miss her so much.

Without her here, it feels like...

I know why Hartley's world is over.

Thank you, Nash.

Whoa. Whoa, whoa, hey.

Look, I know you're hurting. I do.

But I was with Kamilla

when Bloodwork's monsters attacked,

and... and you got to trust
me that no matter where she is,

your girl knows how to
take care of herself.

Yeah. Yeah, I know.

I know. It's just...

When Kamilla's around,

I want to show her I'm strong.

I want to believe I'm
making the right decisions.

She gives me the confidence
I need, but she's...

She's not here.

And all I can think about
is the hero I used to be.

He was just full of life,

and he wasn't afraid
to do the impossible.

He was...

He was Vibe, you know?

He had all the answers.

Sometimes he was the answer.

If Kamilla's not here
and Vibe is gone...

what if...

What if you don't have all the answers

and you're making the wrong decisions?

Cisco, Kamilla did not fall in love

with your powers.

She fell in love with you...


and that big, beautiful brain of yours.

Boo-hoo, Cisco Ramon
isn't Vibe anymore.

You know what he is?

He is a damn brilliant engineer

who has never backed down from
doing the impossible before.

You gonna start now?

No, ma'am.

You okay?

I let Eva manipulate me all this time,

and now the neural
dissonance is getting worse.

How did I let that happen?

My skill as a reporter is
being able to see the truth,

but Eva proved to me that
I can't trust my instincts

or... myself.

You weren't the only one she tricked.

Your duplicate tricked
me, everyone... even Barry.

Don't beat yourself up
for not being perfect.

Of course Eva would want you

to see your strength as a weakness.

That's how she's kept you trapped.

But if you want to escape,

you have to trust yourself again.

I do.


where do we start?

There is one other duplicate
that Eva created... Chief Singh.

We should find him.

If we're gonna go home,
we're all going home...


Get out.

I know why you're so upset.

You don't know anything about me.

I know what it's like to be responsible

for losing the person I love.


he's not just another hired gun, is he?

He's my boyfriend...

The love of my life.

I put him in the line of
fire when I fought you,

meaning that what happened
to him is my fault.

You're not the only one to blame.

I threw the lightning, remember?

I gave him the weapon that
made you defend yourself.

And then when I couldn't help him...

You got him the help he needed.

He was better off at
Mercury Labs than with me.

I was useless.

Someone just reminded me that...

we're no good to the people that we love

if we can't find the
strength to move forward

and forgive ourselves.

Thanks, Oprah.

Hey, we got a big
problem at Iron Heights.

You can stay here.

Or you can be the person that
Roderick fell in love with.

It's your call.


The satellites just picked up

a massive energy
surge in the Meta-Wing.

It's gone.

Wait, get a video feed.
What happened in there?

I'm trying.

Oh, crap.

Every Godspeed we caught till now...

he took all their speed.

Record this. You have one minute, Flash.

After that, someone dies

every 60 seconds until
you surrender what's mine.

I have to stop him.

- Wait, wait, Barry.
- What?

Look, I know you want to do this,

but you don't have a lot of speed, okay?

We need to call CCPD, or
A.R.G.U.S., anyone who can...

Godspeed is my responsibility.

- I have to face him.
- Barry, you don't...

I have enough speed left to do this.

Even if I don't, I have to try.

I have to try.

Someone dies every 60 seconds

until you surrender what's mine.

Godspeed is my responsibility.

I have to face him. I have to try.

I have enough speed left to do this.

- Someone dies. Someone dies.
- I have to try.

I have to try. I have
to try. I have to try.

Time's up, Flash.

Have you come to give me what's mine?

You have to catch me first.

He's running at Mach 5.
He's moving faster than you.

But I know this city better than him.


You are pathetic.

You don't deserve the
speed you were given.

We do!

I didn't think you were coming.

I didn't save you so we could chat.

That's your backup? It won't help.

Hartley, I can't stop Godspeed.

- He's too powerful.
- God, how thick are you?

Roderick got hurt when
the lightning you threw

collided with the vibrational
force of his weapon.

The result was a thermogenic blast

capable of rendering him
unstable at a molecular level.

- Just duplicate that force...
- And Godspeed's toast.

- Bingo bango.
- Flash!

Now you'll feel the real power of speed!

- You ready?
- Let's do it.

Where is he going?

Barry, you're going the wrong way.

Wait for it.

Now, Flash!

- They crossed streams.
- Crossed streams.

Hartley, thanks for coming after me.

Yeah, don't mention it.

You won another battle
against some speed freak,

and I lost everything.

I promise we'll figure something out.

Okay, I haven't seen that one before.

Is that Godspeed's blood?

Satellite readings indicate

it could be some kind of
biogenic electrolyte secretion.

- It's charged sound.
- Charged sound.

Oh, boys...

I do believe we found the
solution we're looking for.

How does it work?

Normal sound waves need to
have a transmission medium

to move through, but
charged sound builds its own.

Normal sound can temporarily
reattach molecular bonds.

Charged sound can
permanently attach them.

It's like a permanent bonding agent.

Hartley, this will stabilize Roderick.

If you hurt him, I'll hurt you.

- Ready?
- Ready.


- Hartley.
- I'm here.

I thought I lost you.

Come on, you know I'm harder
to get rid of than that.

So, uh, what happened?

Last thing I remember,
we were at the dam,

and The Flash, he, um...

He helped bring you back.

We'll give you guys some space.

I'm glad we reunited the happy couple,

but I have to say...

I am super relieved to
finally get rid of Godspeed.

And this one talks, so now we know

we got the real August
Heart behind bars.

That's not the real Godspeed.

Once he was placed in
a meta-dampening cell,

I questioned him as The Flash,

and all he could say was,

"The one who sent me
wants infinite velocity."

When you were fighting
Godspeed, he said,

"We deserve your speed."

Who's "we"?

Does "we" include the one who sent him?

- He couldn't tell me.
- Because he stopped talking.

And started chirping
like a broken modem...

just like the rest of them.


I, uh, came to apologize.

So you broke in? My
front door is locked.

I may have, uh, slipped
under the doorframe,

uh, literally.

So I guess I actually have
two things to apologize for.

Um, listen...

I shouldn't have been so harsh.

It's okay. You were right.

- I have a long way to go.
- No, you don't.

A "Dib-ploma"?

Congratulations on
graduating life-coach school.

- Ralph, this is ridiculous.
- You know what's ridiculous?

You thinking that you're
not as important as Caitlin.

And being intimidated by a
parent, that... that's normal.

Frost, I was ten

when my dad walked out on Mom and me.

You don't think a day
goes by where I'm not...

absolutely terrified
that he's gonna show up

at my front door?

He walked out on you guys. He's a jerk.


And a part of me still wants to see him.

I guess I'm afraid Carla

might actually want to
get to know me, and then...

she'll see me for who I really am.

That is the ironic part to me.

'Cause, Frosty, you are
one awesome human being.

You were just afraid that
Carla was gonna reject you,

so you rejected her first.

Not anymore.

And that is why you're
ready to graduate.

Damn, I really am one
hell of a life coach.

Yeah, you are.

I don't know how to thank you.

I... we lost everything

when we lost each other...

even hope.

Thank you for not giving up.

You gave us back us.

I owe you. We both do.

Good luck.

Just maybe stay out of
diamond stores for a while.

No promises.

Hey, will you give us a second?


Okay, look, um...

You know I'm not exactly
the "let's hug it out" type,

so I'll just say this...

You gave me my world back.

You'll get your world back, too.

But you have to do more
than just forgive yourself.

You have to believe that
your world can change.

That's the part I'd forgotten.

Thanks for reminding me.

We've all lost so much this year...

our power, our love,

our family.

At times, it's even felt like
there's nothing left to lose,

like everything that matters
has already been taken

and our lives are empty...

hollow inside.

Some things can't be taken.

Look around this room.

We still have our faith in each other

and our will to fight for those we love.

This is what we'll never lose.

Eva McCulloch has
never faced us head-on.

And that's about to change.

We're gonna find her...

beat her...

and get back everyone.

Amen to that.

You just tell me where to stretch.

And blast.

Sounds violent. I'm in.

I have an idea...

a way to get our people
out of the Mirrorverse.

We need a lossless,

self-sustaining source
of perpetual energy.

Sounds like you're talking

about the holy grail of science...

a perpetual-motion machine.

That's right.

Hartley had some ideas.

I think we can actually build one.

We're just missing one component,

and thanks to my travels,

I know exactly where to find it...


Finally, Crisis pays off
in a good way for once.

I know time is crucial, but don't worry.

- I'll hurry back.
- Can I come?

Actually, if you don't mind,
I'd like for you to stay.

Team Flash needs as many
hands on deck as possible.

Now let's get to work.

I'm coming for you, Joseph.