The Flash (2014–…): Season 7, Episode 17 - Heart of the Matter, Part 1 - full transcript

Bart and Nora Allen travel from 2049 to 2021 and help Barry and Team Flash against the Godspeeds, and an old friend joins them. Meanwhile Jay regains his powers only for the Godspeeds to capture him and use him as both a battery and as a hostage.

Infinite Velocity
will soon be mine.

And once my
ascension is complete,

all will bow before
the might of Godspeed!

Gideon, let C.C.P.D.
know I've got Heart.

I'm bringing him in now.

Guess you couldn't
run away forever, Heart.


Never anger a god, little one.



That was so crash.

What the hell was that? You
just phased through a speedster.

- Who didn't see me coming.
- Your molecules could've

conjoined on a quantum level.
Do you not know what that means?

No, I don't, because
I'm a freshman in college

and I don't learn quantum
physics till my junior year.

- You remember that, right, sis?
- Whatever.

Bart! You have to stop
pulling these crazy stunts,

you're still learning how to
control your meta-abilities.

My meta-abilities just
saved the day. You saw that.

Also, I'm expanding
my boundaries.

Right? Who knows what else you
could do, if you actually push yourself?


Did you not just see
my lightning lasso?

Okay, that's really bad.

Warning. August Heart, now
located at 5724, Fontana Drive.

The Flash Museum.

You're too late.

Now the future
belongs to Godspeed.

- If he gets away...
- We'll never find him, but...

- Mom and Dad'll kill us so...
- Screw it.

Wait, the guy we
chased through time,

August Heart, has no
speed and no memory now?

And he has dozens of
clones all fighting each other?

Maybe even more now.

Hey, that was an
amazing story by the way.

The whole phasing
through the baddies like that.

Dude, that phasing...

Bro, I've been working
on that move for...

So epic!

- Thanks, bruh.
- Also, I'm Chester P. Runk.

Team Tech Guru and it
is an absolute pleasure

to meet the kinder
of Flash and Iris.

Chester, we've already met.

You improved my gauntlet's
efficiency by, like, 2,000%.

You're also the
smartest person we know.

- I am?
- Yeah, my God, absolutely.

Dude, you helped me
with my differentials

of mathematics
homework all the time.

All the time. Don't forget that.

- Grammie Cecile!
- Grammie Cecile!

- Hi!
- Hi!

Oh, my God.

I feel so much
love from you two.

I can't wait to get
to know you both.

- Oh, hey, Caitlin.
- What up, Cait?


- It happened again?
- Yeah.

- Just wish Iris was here to meet them.
- Dad.

Mom's going to
be fine, it's okay.


Well, with Nora and Bart here,

at least we've got the
extra muscle that we need.

Uh-uh. West-Allen
family rule number one,

protect the timeline
at any and all cost.

We can't stay.


you can.

- Really?
- What?

Look, the Godspeeds are recharging
themselves in the Speed Force,

so as long as that's the
case, there's no way back.


maybe you are
safer here with us.


And, I don't know,

maybe you're the
advantage we needed

to finally end this
war, once and for all.

Cecile's helping
me with the MAD 2.0

so we can unlock
August Heart's memories.

But no luck yet.

- Okay, Barry, uh...
- Yeah?

I think I got something.

Okay, so I was going through
my pop's old schematics

and I found this.

It reconverts the atomic mass
of nutrinovoltaic energy cells.

Pops called it a solar
encryption engine.

Cool. What does it do?

It neutralizes artificially-created
kinetic energy sources.

Like Godspeed's
artificial speed.

And I already
built the prototype.

I just need to charge the battery
with an electromagnetic source.

Hey, have you
seen Allegra lately?

Uh, no, not since yesterday when
she said goodbye to Esperanza.

Hmm. I'll find her.

With any luck, the S.E.E...
Mmm... S.E.E., get it?

Will be fully charged and
functional within an hour.

All right.

Dad, with this we can stop
Heart and his clones in his tracks.

We can win this war.

It's okay, Dad, we don't bite.

Mmm-hmm. Okay. Yo.

Check this out.

- I got one more.
- No.

- Oh! Gross.
- Whoo!

Nora, you can just ignore the family
rules for a minute and rewind that?

Oh, sure. How would I do that?


Is this about the other Nora?

You know about her?

- Totally, I mean...
- Yeah.

You and Mom told us a ton of stories
about her and I'm so glad that you did.

I feel like part of
her is still alive in me.

Barry, we've got more Godspeed
clones southwest of City Hall.


Time to go to work.

Let's go.

"Let's go"? You mean
all three of us? Go?

Yeah, you ready?

- Yeah.
- Yeah.

All right.

Okay, secure the area.

Make sure there are no
civilians in harm's way.

What about them?

Let 'em kill each other,
then clean up the mess.

- Dad...
- Okay, split up and keep moving.

We'll run out the clock until they
have to go back and recharge.

None of the Godspeeds
are behind me.

- Nora, how many are following you?
- None here either.

- Where the heck are they?
- Found them!

Kill the Adversary.
Strike him down.

Kill the Adversary.

Circle back. We'll
fight them together.

No. I'm gonna lead
them away from the city.

No, you're not.
Now listen to me...

You all right?



Yeah. I mean, yeah.

They couldn't keep up
with the fleet-footed wonder.

They went to
recharge, you idiot.

What's your problem? You
were supposed to circle back.

Bart, why did they all
follow you and not us?

What are you not telling me?

All right, which one of you is
going to tell me what's going on?

All those clones just
tried to kill you, Bart.

They were calling
you "The Adversary."

Why? What's going on?

Dad, we can't talk about this.

Look, right now, I don't care about
what kind of rules I have in the future.

I want to know why every Godspeed
out there just tried to kill Bart.

Because he's my Thawne.

Dad, Godspeed is my archnemesis.

Okay? He's my one Big
Bad to Rule Them All.

Just like you and Thawne.


Thawne devoted his
entire life to destroying mine.

He murdered your grandma.

You can't just throw his name
around without knowing what it means.

- I know what it means!
- Bart, it's okay.

Why don't we all just
try and take a breath?

Maybe we should go train?

If we want to take
on those clones again,

we gotta work on
our Fathwoom Boom.


We'll be in the Speed
Lab if you need us.

Oh, thank the universe. I've
been looking for you everywhere.

Look, you are not gonna believe
what went down while you were gone.

Barry and Iris' kids showed
up. From the freakin' future.

Now, it's like we've
got two Marty McFly's.

- You okay?
- Yup.

Need something?

Well, the Godspeeds
left to go recharge again.

But the intervals between their
attacks are getting shorter and shorter.

So I need this ready for
when they come back.


It's my pop's solar
encryption engine.

I mean, I still gotta
do a few final tweaks,

but I also need a way
to charge the battery.

So you came to the
human charger, got it.

Fine, let's go.

You forgot your java.

- It's fine.
- Yeah, but you can just take it to-go

and hit it with a
microwave blast later.

I already nuked it, Chester.
I just don't want it anymore.

Now, can we get this over with?

Nuked it, huh.

That's when the suspect confessed
to the bombing in Polokistan.

Did Creyke say anything else?

'Cause Kristen Kramer
died in that explosion.

And that means you're dead.

No. That was everything.

Great. That should
be it on our end.

- The car you asked for is out front.
- Great. Thanks.

I'm having a hard time trying
to reach anybody in Central City.

It's like the whole
town lost cell service.

You tried C.C.P.D.?

Multiple times, no answer.

And I need to get in
contact with Cecile.

Hey, anything else you
wanna say to the Feds?

I've said all I needed to say.

Let's get moving.

Bhikkhuni Amala confirms
Wally West is in deep meditation,

handling unrest on
the psychic plane.

Which means we're
out of speedsters to call.


- Hey.
- Hi.

How are you here?
How is this possible?

Deon was able to stabilize
me enough to come back

until he can find
a permanent cure.

Thank God.

I've missed you so much.

It's been impossible
without you here with me.

I'm here now.

And I'm gonna be fine.

With everything that's
happened, the war,

you needing to heal
in the Still Force...

- Is everything okay?
- Yeah.

Now that you're
back, it's perfect.

Feels like you wanted
to tell me something.

It can wait.

Iris, uh...

So much has happened.

Um, you're not gonna
believe this, but...

Our son and daughter are here.

- How did you...
- I was watching from the Still Force.

Deon let me see
everything that happened.


Yeah, they are amazing. I
mean, Nora, she's all grown up

and Bart, he's
already a young man.

It's incredible.

- You were with me the whole time.
- Yeah.

So, you know who
Godspeed is to Bart

and how much danger he's in?

Bart knows what
Thawne's done to me,

the pain that he's caused, so
if Godspeed is Bart's Thawne...

Then what did he do to Bart?

Iris, those Godspeeds quit
fighting each other to go after him.

I don't think they're gonna
stop until they've killed our son.

Then we can't let him go
out there until the war's over.

Barry's never
gonna believe this.

I can barely believe it either.

In the last 40 days,

Speed Force saturation in your body
has gone from zero to a hundred, Jay.

You know, a year ago I
thought I'd never run again,

but then I hit the jackpot.

And just in time, too.

Because an army of evil
speedsters is attacking Central City?

Joan, I know I'm rusty,

but Barry needs all
the help he can get.

Fine, but I've got a patient
going into surgery at the clinic.

So, when you're out
there, please remember...

Be careful?

Watch your head.

Doctor's orders.

All right, old man,

time to get in on the action.

What the hell do you want?

You, Jay Garrick.

We want you.

What gives, Bart?

You can throw stars
with your lightning,

but you can't catch a ball
of it in under 20 seconds?


it's a lot harder than it looks.

Well, maybe you should stop
focusing on being a badass

parkouring off
every wall you see.

So, you agree? I do look badass.

- Ugh.
- That's it.

That's all that I've
ever wanted from you.

You don't understand. I
can do all the stuff. Not like...

Mom! Hi!

I told you she'd be okay.

I'm just glad our
family's finally together.

I am so happy to see you guys.

I'm so sorry I couldn't
get here sooner.

Oh, it's all good, seriously.

Deon already told us
about what happens when...

Never mind. Uh, what's up?

- We need to talk to you.
- Oh, can it wait?

We're working on a new move that
we're actually gonna use on Godspeed.

I think you're gonna like it a
lot, it's kinda of old school...

Bart, you won't be
going into the field.

Yeah, Bart.

Your dad told me everything
and I saw the rest in the Still Force.

Look, it was one thing when
Godspeed was just some meta

that you two were
fighting in the future but...

He's your Thawne.

Which means it's personal.

Yeah, I mean...

Okay, Dad, I'm sorry
for how I reacted earlier,

but you don't know me

like that yet.

I can keep my cool, I promise, I can.
Tell them. I can keep my cool, right?

But... you can't.



I know Bart can be a
bonehead, but he's right.

You've only known
him for a few hours.

I've known him for 19 years.

I got this. Trust me.

They are so incredible.

- We make great people.
- Yeah, we do.

Thought I'd find
you moping in here.

- You always come here when you're angry.
- How could you turn on me like that?

You're supposed to have my back.

I still do.

Look, I get why you're angry.

After what Godspeed
took from you, from us.

Godspeed didn't...

Nora, Godspeed
didn't take Uncle Jay.

He killed him.

He killed Uncle Jay.

Right in front of me.

Yeah, sure, Dad and Uncle
Wally taught me how to run

and how to meditate,
and all that's great.

Uncle Jay understood me.

He was the first person that saw
my impulsiveness as a strength

and not as a weakness.
He would literally tell me,

he'd say, "Bart, sometimes
you have to take a risk.

Sometimes you have
to go with your gut.

It is impulsive, maybe,
but sometimes it's right."

He got me.

And now he's gone.

I know.

But you still got me
and Mom and Dad.

How can... Can't
we just tell them

what Godspeed did?

I feel like if Dad knew,
he would understand

why it has to be me
who takes him down.

Because if we did that, we would
be breaking the most important rule.

I know, I know, I know.

Bart, Uncle Jay did say
that stuff, about taking risks.

But if he were here now
seeing what we were up against,

what do you think
he would want to do?

He'd tell me, "Sometimes
you have to take your hat off."

See? I'm always right.

Someti... You are
sometimes right.

Look, I will take Godspeed
down for the both of us.

I promise.

But you just gotta
stay here, okay?

Since the MAD 2.0 isn't working,

we need to try another tactic.

Does this remind
you of anything?

This seems so familiar.

Are you all right?

Ever since I lost my memories,

I've been trying to understand
who I am, how I ended up like this.

Figured I must have
had a breakdown.

Maybe somewhere
there's a wife and kids

wondering what the hell
happened to their dad.

I don't know.

Am I ever gonna know who I am?

Come on. What's wrong with me?

So, I finally finished the
last tweak to the S.E.E.

Now, all that's left to do is to
finish charging the solar panel.

And... mwah! Voilà.

Oh, man, my pops
would be so jazzed

to know that this baby's
maiden voyage'll be

take down psycho-speedsters.

- You're almost done, right?
- How should I know?

Battery's not even
10% charged yet.

With your output capacity,

it should be almost
89% charged by now.


- Are you okay?
- Yeah.

Are you sure? 'Cause
like you've been acting...

Chester, I'm fine.

More clones just showed up.
Is your father's device ready?

Chester's gadget, yes. But
the battery needs recharging.

It needs kinetic energy
to power it, right?

- Yeah.
- Could it be any source?

- Theoretically, yeah, but...
- All right. Stand back.

Hot damn! Yeah, it's ready now.

I need you two
on comms with Iris.

Wait, Iris is back?

You heard him. Let's go.

- I'm in position.
- Nora, are you ready?

On my way with
the guests of honor.


Holy shrap! It worked.

Uh, guys, sensors are picking up

a massive increase in
the clones' kinetic energy.

They're recharging.


Nora? Nora?

Flash, we gotta go.

You sure you're okay?

Dad, Mom, I'm fine. I swear.

So how did the
Godspeeds recover so fast?

Let alone recharge themselves?

It's like they got
stronger all of a sudden.

I think I know how.

Okay, so the S.E.E. battery
needed 700 nanometers

of microwave energy
to power the device.

But the battery wasn't charged
by Allegra. It was charged with...

My lightning.

Which is equivalent to five
billion nanometers of energy.

So Barry's lightning
supercharged the S.E.E.?

Yeah, when the
Godspeeds were blasted,

they got a super dose of
his Speed Force Energy, too.

Barry, I'm so sorry. Look, I
should have seen this coming.

No, you did everything
right. This is not your fault.

Okay, so, how long until
the next batch shows up?

Forty-five minutes, tops.

I'll see if I can get my pop's
device working again before then.

- Yeah.
- Yeah.

What are you thinking?

Even if we get the S.E.E.
working, we're still outnumbered.

We need reinforcements.

Hell to the yeah, you do.

How long were you listening?

Not long. Not long. I mean,
just long enough to hear

that Dad finally realized
that he should tag me in.

- He meant me, dumbass.
- No, I didn't.

Wait. What?

Nora, we almost died out
there. I couldn't protect you.

I'm not putting you
in that position again.

Yeah, but we didn't die.

And I can help. Mom, a
little backup here, please?

Nora, this war is unpredictable,
and it's getting more dangerous.

What do you think Bart and I
deal with every day in 2049?

Yeah, I mean, come on, we're
heroes. Danger's kind of part of the job...

Not this time.

You don't just
get to decide that.

I'm about to turn 30...

in four years.

The point is, unlike
Bart, I'm the real adult.

Yeah, we're your parents,

and we're saying right now
you're still not going out there.

- You can't stop me from fighting.
- Me neither. Mom?

Your father is right.

You can't just send us back
to 2049, that's not an option.

And we're not gonna go
watch TV at Grandpa Joe's.

We could always lock you in a
pipeline cell until this is all over.

You wouldn't.

We will if we have to.

So, uh...

battery's not the problem.

I checked the
spectrum readings and...

You're not emitting microwaves.

You've been blasting
ultraviolet light.

Like your cousin.

As far as I know,

you only hit that range from
channeling negative emotions.

Like anger

or pain.

Allegra, what's going on?


Before you said you
nuked your coffee...

it was ice cold.

Then you called me Chester.
You never call me Chester.

Did you get in a
fight with Esperanza?

'Cause you can
always patch that up.

Not this time.

Because she's dead.

Allegra, I'm so sorry.

It's not your fault.

It's mine.

Esperanza was my family, and
I should've been there for her.

Just like I should be able
to charge this stupid thing,

but I can't.

And now more people are
gonna get hurt and it's all my fault.

It's not...

your fault.

This whole parenting thing
is different this time around.

Yeah, I know.

I always knew our kids would
have a hard life being speedsters.

But I never thought they'd have
to deal with a Thawne of their own.

It's like there's a
curse on our family.

Tragedy follows us everywhere.

Maybe that's our real legacy.

You don't believe that.

This all started the night
Thawne killed my mom.

And I might not know where he
is now, but our fight still isn't over.

In the other timeline, Nora's
Godspeed killed her best friend, Lia.

And now I think this Godspeed
killed someone Bart loved.

History is repeating itself.

Iris, if we beat the Godspeed
clones here in 2021...

the real August Heart will
never get his powers back.

Which means that when
Nora and Bart go back to 2049,

there won't be a Godspeed
there to endanger them.

We have to break the chain.

We will.

Hey, the Rebel Godspeeds
managed to hack

S.T.A.R.'s communication
systems and send a transmission.

What does it say?

Flash, turn over
The Adversary now.

Or else the one
he loves will die.

Jay Garrick.

What did Joan say?

It's true. Jay got his speed back
when the Speed Force was reborn.

And then those clones took him.

They're gonna kill Jay.

- I won't let them.
- Bart, we've got this under control.

No, you don't.

Okay, we're working on a
plan. Just give us some time.

We don't have time, Dad!


Guys, I'm triangulating the
Godspeed's comm signals now.

It came from Zauriel
Cathedral on Morrison Ave.

Well, that's where I'm going.

Bart, wait.

Dad, they knew how Bart
would react if they took Uncle Jay.

He knows he's running into
a trap, but he doesn't care.

You have to stop him.
You have to save him!

We have to save him.


I won't let it happen again.

Your inability to
suppress your rash nature

shall be your undoing.

You want more
speed? Come take mine.

- Nora, what are you doing?
- Buying you some time.

Save Bart.

His primal impulses killed him.

And now he's killed you, too.

Bart. Bart!

Can you hear me?


They're right behind me. Bart!

- Let's get him outta here.
- Yeah.

Okay, that way.

All right. Put him down.

I say we give 'em heck, Flash.

On my mark.

I leave Central City
for two seconds...

That won't hold
them much longer.

Dad, Bart won't wake up.

I should've stopped
him from going.

- Nora, this isn't your fault.
- Yes, it is.

I'm his older sister. I'm
supposed to keep him safe.

This is what
Godspeed always does.

He always goes after the
people we love the most.

How's he doing?

He's still unresponsive.

Bart's in some sort of
deep comatose state.

The Godspeeds were feeding
off me when Bart turned up.

And by the time they
turned their sights on him,

I had nothing left in the tank.

How did you know
how to stop them?

Actually, it was my son's idea.

I guess sometimes it
pays to be impulsive.

Can't argue with that.

Why hasn't Bart's
speed healing kicked in?

It has, but his Speed Force
saturation is so depleted

that whatever speed he has left
is being used to keep him alive.

I'll keep monitoring him,

but unfortunately all
we can do now is wait.

I don't know. Maybe if I would have
gotten there faster, Bart would be okay.

No, you saved our butts.

She's right.

It's good to see you, man.

It's good to see you.

Digg filled me in, I figured
you could use a helping hand.

Jay Garrick.

- Look at you getting your speed back.
- Hey.

- And good timing, too.
- I'll say.

Listen, guys...
this war isn't over.

Now there could be dozens or
hundreds of those things on the way.

I'll keep working on the S.E.E.

Hey, how about we use those
gauntlets to fire another entropy trap?

Uh, synthetic entropy trap.

Unlike Time Trapper,
mine are temporary.

And the stronger
these clones get...

the faster they're
gonna break out of them.

So we don't have a way to depower
them, we don't have a way to capture them.

- What do we have?
- We have August Heart.

And we know he went to The Flash
Museum in 2049. We just don't know why.

But it must have
something to do with why

this war got started
in the first place.

Which means Heart has the
answer locked inside his mind.

I need to unlock it.

What about the
neural hyper collider?

We used it to project my
consciousness into the future.

So maybe it could project your
consciousness into Heart's mind.

So, you wanna go inside
the mind of a psychopath?

It's the only
option we have left.

If I readjust the tachyon booster
with a neuro-fiber housing...

I think it could work, kid.

Can you guys take care of
things in the field while I'm in there?

Of course. Central City's my
hometown, I'm not losing her that easy.

Me too. I'm ready to
kick some fakester butt.

All right, good. I need you
guys to protect this city...

while I finish this fight.

So... are we
gonna talk about it?

Talk about what?

- That Creyke said that he saw you die.
- Just drop it, West.

I spent years letting Adam haunt
me for the pain that he caused.

The lives he took.

Now I can put it behind
me, get back to doing my job.

My God...

What the hell?

Looks like the whole
city's trying to leave town.

Kramer, watch out!

That was close.

As soon as I flip the collider,
your synaptic pathways will open.

And then Ms. Horton will guide
your consciousness into his.

Don't worry. I'm gonna be right
here with you the whole time.

Barry, I know this August
Heart seems harmless.

But the real August Heart is
locked away inside of his mind.

- From what we know...
- He's a monster.

Be careful.

The collider is primed.

Ms. Horton?

I'm ready.



If you're not comfortable with
this, you don't have to do it.

It's okay.

I need to know who I am.

Even if it's someone I despise.



Barry's synapses are
ready for transference.

Barry, follow my voice.


I've been here before.

No, you have not.

This is my mind.

My place.

My future sanctum.


You finally found me.

Well done.

You knew I was coming.

Actually, I expected
you a lot sooner.

But, hey, we can't
all be overachievers.

You must have so many questions.

Good thing I have
all the answers.

This is gonna be so much fun.