The Flash (2014–…): Season 7, Episode 6 - The One with the Nineties - full transcript

Cisco and Chester and thrown back to 1998 by the mysterious Still Force, and must find a way to stop it as time starts to repeat itself. Chester has an eye-opening reunion with his father, who died in two days. Meanwhile, in 2021 Iris befriends the Speed Force in the form of Barry's mother.

Feels like my shift
started 100 years ago.

Drink more coffee. You're
around it all day. Duh.

Besides, that
place is so boring.

- Wait. What's that?
- Um...

Yeah, just some guy cosplaying.

What's he doing now?

I don't know. Must be some sort
of Comic-Con thing or something.

What in the world?

Natalie? Natalie,
what's that noise?

Natalie, what's that noise?

Natalie? Natalie?

My beautiful boy.

I'm giving him all the
strength I can to heal him.

Which means I'll be
weak for a bit longer.

Because Psych and
Fuerza attacked you?


Do you remember what happened?

Only some of it.

When I was reborn, I was
surrounded by light and love.

Then came the pain.

I could feel these Forces of
Nature were like me. Only... evil.

If they're like you, then why
are they trying to kill you?

I'm not sure,

but I think it's to feed.

That's why I had
to find Barry Allen.

I thought he could keep me
safe until I fully recovered.

But if the other Forces
find me in this condition,

I wouldn't survive
another attack.

Don't worry.

We are gonna figure out
a way to keep you safe.


Holy Henry T. Sampson...

Wow. So you're the
actual, all-encompassing,

immeasurably interstellar,

and mind-bendingly cosmerific...

Yes, Chester P. Runk.
I am the Speed Force.

Woo-hoo. Chessman...

How's that isotope detection
system coming along?

Yeah, actually...

- She knows my name.
- I think she does.


Behold, believers...

This puppy I designed
can boost isotopic signals

for our satellites to scan.

Now all we need to
do is build a few units,

place them around the
outskirts of the city, and...


And then we would
get an early warning

if Psych or Fuerza
decided to come back.

And they can detect
foundational isotopic signatures.

So, we won't just
know they're coming...

We'll know, whoever
it is, Psych or Fuerza,

which one is headed our way.

Chester, that is amazing.

Could we use this to
follow the other Forces?

Perhaps find them
before they find us?

Not yet.

Right now they only work
in close proximity, so...

But at least now we have
a way to help protect you.

Cisco, how long would it take
to make enough amplifiers?

We have everything we
need in the S.T.A.R. Labs van.

So, we could build
them as we go.

So let's do this, baby.

- 'Cause Team Chesco is on the case!
- 'Cause Team Chesco is on the case!

- Ah!
- Let's get it.

Separated at birth.


What's all this?

Norvok finally brought
the rest of my stuff over

from one of Amunet's
stash houses.

I was gonna throw everything
away but then muse struck.

Oh, wow. It's great.

Yeah, this'll really give the place
some attitude when I'm done.

I'm sorry. You wanna
hang that in here?

Yeah. That empty wall behind
you, it's been driving me crazy.

Well, you know what they say...

Great minds...

What do you think?

Um... It's missing something.


Much better.

You know, art should always
provoke a strong reaction.

It does.

And... sensor is ready.


Once the amplifier goes live,

then our early warning
system will be a go.

And that means it's time for...

Coffee and a cronut.

Coffee and a cronut...

Actually, you know, there's
a Sip-n-Dash in Masonville.

Or was, back in the day.

Oh, I used to live there,

but Grandma Runk and
I moved to Central City

when I was done
with high school.

All right.

- Looks like we're ready to go.
- Okay, cool.

- What?
- Why?

Look at this.

What do you think?

You think it's the neutrino
filtration glitching on us?

Cisco, Cisco, Cisco...


We're okay? We're okay.

What was that?

I have no idea.

Well, looks like the
sensor's working.

Did I give you my phone?


Mine's gone, too.

Okay, hold up.

Where's the van?

It was just here.

Does the van have a secret
cloaking mode that I don't know about?

Asking for a friend.

That's no van.



we've just been Under-the-Domed.


You all right?


Just making sure
nothing happens to Barry.

How do you deal with all this?

Well, it's never easy
dealing with a threat.

Especially when it affects
someone that you care about.

But don't worry, okay?

By this time tomorrow,

Barry will be back
to his old self, healed,

wrapped up on the
couch, full BBB-style.

BBB. Barry's Blanket Burrito.

It's hard to explain.

No, I understand.

It's something
between the two of you.

Actually, you know what?

It doesn't have to be.

I wanna show you something.

Come with me.

We made it.

Now we can find a phone
and call S.T.A.R. Labs before...

Tell me you're seeing
what I'm seeing.

Does it have anything to do with
Space Jam being back in stock?

At that Blockbuster Video
that doesn't exist anymore?

Yeah. And get this. I saw a
Sip-n-Dash store back there

that got torn down when
I was in high school.

I think we just time-traveled.


So, tonight we're gonna
party like it's 1998?

None of the pay phones work.

We don't have cell phones.

And we're trapped
in an invisible barrier.

We are stuck...

in the '90s?

This is so epic! Epic!

Wait. No, no, no. It is
off the heezy-fo-sheezy.

Okay, Cheesy, why
don't you calm down?

Look. Is this frickin' awesome?


Do we desperately need to
figure out a way to get back home?

Also yes.

Well, how are we supposed to
do that without a DeLorean hot tub?

By looking at what
brought us here.

A green energy wave

that looks like it came straight out of
Turtle 2.0, White Whale's Revenge.

Coincidence? I think not.

Look, I know you and Turtle
2.0 kinda have this thing...

I'll say.

Maybe we're not
dealing with a meta at all.

The amplifier showed an
isotopic surge when the wave hit.

So it's one of our Forces.

Wait. Check the signatures.
Was it Fuerza or Psych?

Neither. The sensor
detected a temporal energy.

So there's a new
Force in town, and...

And it can control time.

Yeah, okay, we got to get
outta here and warn the team.

- The Speed Force isn't safe.
- Not so fast.

We need to know exactly
who we're up against.

Remember how the Speed Force

asked if the amplifiers
could track the Forces?


If we added a transmitter
diode to the sensor...

It could localize the
isotopic circuits enough

to detect a new Force
within a 20-yard radius.

Right, but we need the
kind of maxed-out receiver

that just doesn't exist yet.

Time to go shopping.

Man, there's a Tech
Station right here.

Ches, hurry up.
This is embarrassing.


One man's trash
is another man's...

Another man's reason
for a tetanus shot?

I already got my tetanus shot.

I can't believe you just
used junk to fix our sensor.

Just think of it as one
repurposed Force Finder.

Rest in peace, Ultrafax 4000.

Damn, they don't make
'em like you anymore.

All right.

Let's find ourselves a time god.

The high school, huh?

The sensor seems to think
they're in here somewhere.

Let's do this.

Yo, yo, yo. For real?

Masonville's principal
suffers zero fools. Feel me?

All right, then we
just sneak in, simple.

We gotta blend in.

We got to kick it up a notch.

This is how we do it

Come on.

This is how we do it

Check it out!

Once upon a time in '94

Montell made no money
And life sure was slow

There lived a DJ And
Paul was his name

He came up to Monty,
This is what he said

You and Oji are
gonna make some cash

Sell a million records
And we're makin' the dash

I'm buzzin' because...

This is how we do it...

All right. Here's the plan.

We ask people questions.

See if anybody has any
diabolical plans to alter the future.

- Yes.
- And then we check the sensor.

If it spikes...

Then we've found our time god.

Let's get it.

This for the yearbook?

Yeah. "Future Falcon
Forecast" section.

- Mm-hm.
- What's the question again?

Where do you see
yourself in 23 years?


Shorty's eyes be rollin'
When I start to flow

Fallen on the stage
But my boo's a no-show

My girl complains,
my verses be weak

She shakes the 8-ball

"See? Outcome looks bleak"



Twenty-three... Yeah.

In 23 years, I'll be like everyone
else in this dumb high school.

A zombie. Totally dead.

But I'm the bomb

I'm gonna kill in the future

Blowin' all them rap minds

You'll be needin' a suture

Dead inside from slaving
away at a thankless job.


Nice, nice, nice, nice.

- Jobs are bad.
- That'll be all.

- Uh...
- Yeah. Keep going.

- Keep spittin'.
- Yeah, you got it, boy.

Blowin' all them rap minds
You'll be needin' a suture


And that's my Falcon Forecast

It's Reggie Q., I'm out the past


- Drop the mic.
- Yes.

- He's spittin'...
- Yes.

- No.
- No? Okay.

- Carry the two...
- No, you don't carry the two.

K-Dog. Check it out.

Parents got it for me.

Said they want the NFL to
be able to hit me up anytime.

- It's hella cool, right?
- Yeah, yeah. Nice, Deon.

Yeah, man.

You know, in the future, I
want to be just like Deon.

You know he's gonna kill it in
State Championship tomorrow.

Yo, K-swizzle,
it's time to bounce.


That's not him.

Wait till those dumb jocks see
what the future has in store for them.

Yo. Parker, right?

Listen. Do you have a
couple minutes to spare

so we can ask you
a few questions?

Who are you?

- We're students.
- Students.

- Just like you.
- Yeah, you guys talk like my dad.

Come on. Don't be whack.

- All right, we are 17.
- I'm 16.

We love The Real World.

We like Beanie
Babies and The Matrix.

The Matrix hasn't come out yet.

Ah, shoot! See?
I had a feeling...

Wait a second.

- How did you know that?
- This isn't right.

You gotta help me. Please.

We're trapped in the same day.

No, wait.

It knows I broke free.

It's gonna start over. Oh, God!

Oh, not again!


That was freaky.

You all right, dude?

Who are you?

Where am I?

Did you take my headgear?

Dude, it's me. Chester.


No. I don't know you.

Stranger danger!

Stranger danger.

Uh... Cisco?

How old are you?

I'm seven, you predator.

Because you
still think it's 1998.

Oh, no, no.

- Cisco.
- Don't chase after me.

I don't wanna get in your van.

I'm not trying to hurt you.
Listen, just listen. Okay?

You're not seven.

You're 30. And you're a scientist
at S.T.A.R. Labs. Remember?

What about visiting Atlantis?

Or King Shark versus Grodd?

Oh, God. Please tell me you
remember Game of Thrones.

- Littlefinger.
- Yes.

- The Iron Throne.
- Yes.

- "The Rains of Castamere."
- "The Rains of Castamere." Yes!


How did we get here?

Last thing I remember, Parker
was going all Get Out on us.

No, no. Parker's
not our Biff Tannen.

A modern reference jolted
him awake, just like you.

We're back on Main Street.

Right before the wave hit,

Parker said, "It's
gonna start over."

Gotta go.

- It's a time loop.
- It's a time loop.

This isn't about
changing the future,

it's about reliving
one day over and over.

When Parker woke
up, it reset the loop.

But why didn't you get whammied?

I think the sensor absorbed
the temporal energy

and shielded me.

I mean, by the looks of it,
that's not happening again.

Oh, no, no, no, no, no.

We have to fix this.

Otherwise, if the loop
resets, we won't be shielded.

We won't remember that
we're stuck in the past,

and we'll be trapped
here like everyone else.

We have to fix this now.

Okay, you know, I think I have the
parts to fix this at Grandma Runk's.

Perfect. Let's go
there right now.

And while we're on our
way maybe we can figure out

what's so special
about December 4th, '98.


You know what?

These parts ain't
at Grandma Runk's.

Someplace better.

Please don't go dumpster-diving.

This blanket is
quite well-loved.

He's had it for years.

How does swaddling himself help?

Well, it's not
about the blanket.

It's more like wrapping himself
in the memories and the comfort

associated with the blanket.

It's like being hugged
by warm, loving arms.

His mother made it for him.

He doesn't really talk
about her much. So...

Not even with you?

They were so close.

Being reminded of what happened,

he's forced to think
about that night.

The violence of it all...

it stays with him.

And I wish that I could take
that away from him, but...

I can't.

TI-82. Girl, you still fine.

Stop flirting with
the calculators.

- We got a problem.
- What?

The X-76 power converter,

they just sold the
last one to that guy.

Okay, chill. It's
not that big a deal.

He actually looks
pretty reasonable.

I say we just offer to
buy it back from him.

No, no, no. We
can't go after him.

Okay. Why not?

Ches, what's going on?

We can't go after him because...

he's my dad.

I'm the last person he'd
wanna help right now.

Ches, you wanna tell
me what's going on?

My pops was a very smart guy,

who traveled all the time,

trying to get rich off
his latest invention. So...

He never had time for me.

It was always, "Sorry, son.

I don't believe in quitting."

- Look, whatever happened...
- Tomorrow, my dad dies

in a car accident on his way to
some big meeting in Coast City.

Today's the last
day I see him alive.

I'm sorry.

That's heavy for anyone.

Let alone a kid.

What if...

What if you're
here for a reason?

This could be your
chance to talk to your dad.

What good would that do?

I can't save his life. That
would just reset the time loop.

No, I just got to stay firm.

Keep doing my thing.

I understand.

Don't worry about
the converter, all right?

I'll get it from him.

You're gonna go talk to my dad?

Just long enough
to get the X-76.

Then I come back
here, we fix everything

and it all goes back to normal.

That is what you want, right?

Oh, thank God.

I thought you might go
somewhere Barry knows,

but you weren't at S.T.A.R. Labs
and C.C.P.D. seemed unlikely.

Yes, and I know how
he loves the coffee here.

I never took into account

how much his mother's
death might still weigh on him.

What have I done?

I'll change my appearance.

Appear in my true form
to all of you from now on,

as lightning, because I can't
keep hurting him like this.

You're not causing him
pain. You're giving him a gift.


It's like how his blanket
reminds him of his mom.

And that memory gives
him comfort and peace.

It's the same thing with you.

So I'm not a painful reminder?

No, not at all. You
are a happy one.

I may be his lightning rod,
but you are his lightning.

Thank you.

Can I help you, kid?

Me? Yeah.

I'd like to buy your
X-76 converter.

What makes you think
I have one, Mister...

Boyega, John Boyega.

The clerk at the tech shop
said that you bought the last one

and they don't get another
shipment for a week. So...

Look, I'd like to help you,

but I need this X-76
power converter, too.

You need it for some
important invention, right?

Nope. Throwing it away.


My son, Chester, is
working on a project.

I've looked at his plans.

Two days from now,
he's gonna need that part,

but I'll be back on
the road by then.

I'm throwing it away now
so that he can find it later...

when he needs it.

Do you have kids, Mr. Boyega?

If you do some day,
you'll understand.

Wait. So why not
just give it to him?

It's my way of teaching him to be
resourceful and a problem solver.

- It's kind of brilliant.
- I know.

Plus, he gets the joy of
learning to see treasure...

where other people see trash.

Do you do this kind
of thing a lot for him?

Everything I do is for him.

He's the reason I get
out of bed in the morning.

But don't you ever resent
having to work so hard, 24/7?

I'm the boy's father.

Chester is worth any
sacrifice I have to make.


when it comes to him...

I don't believe in quitting.


You don't care about your
work more than your son.

You care about
your work because...

I'm just a man trying
to do the right thing.

Make my son proud.

Yeah, this is weird.

Sorry. Uh...

It was pretty inspiring.

And I hope I can be a
great dad too someday.

Something tells me you will be.

Still not selling you
that part, though.

But if you really need
one, I think I have an idea.

Hold that.

Cisco, my pops
is pretty cool, man.

Yeah. Sounds like it.

I'm just really glad we
had a day to hang out.

I didn't even realize that
my pops isn't just smart.

Dude's a genius. Check it.

Pops and I built it, together.


You know what this means?

Now we can disrupt
the temporal isotopes...

- and go home.
- And go home.

- Yes!
- Yo, nerds, been looking for you.

Hey, yo, Deon. We
were just going to...

- Thinking of going to Blockbuster.
- Blockbuster.

- You ever seen Space Jam?
- Four times, man.

Oh, man. It's so good.

Now it's time to kick you
wannabe Urkels to the curb.

Because whoever you two are...

you don't belong here.

This is my time...

and you two got to go.

Time god.

Thanks for ruining
my perfect day. Not.

Yo, Deon.

Why bum around 1998?

Man, I thought you
left the small town life

for college and the NFL...

That wasn't me!

You will have 30 minutes
to create an amuse-bouche...

Another woman

Oh, crap.

Caity, I think we got a problem.

What do you mean?

Grandma Runk said
that after you won State...

It was the second string quarterback
that led the team to victory.

Not me, dumbass.

I got injured and taken
out in the first quarter.

He got all the victory.


I got four pins in my knee
and a job selling used cars.

I came back to the past
because I have no future!

That's weird...

because your future
looks bright to me!

You dweebs really
think you can stop me?

You trippin'.

- Oh, not good.
- Oh, snap.

I just erased it from time.

My bad.

Could somebody please
tell me what this green energy

is doing to my city?

There are geothermic
isotopes all over the city,

which means we know
it's one of the Forces.

We're just trying to
figure out which one.

This used to be a tablet.

So, it's not just me.

Baby girl.

You look incredible.

So do you, Dad.



Thanks for trying.

Nora, Iris told you
were here, but...

it's so good to see you.

It's good to see
you too, Captain.

Scans show that the
isotopic foundation is unstable.

The green wave is spreading
and heading toward downtown.

What's that noise?

Natalie. Natalie. Natalie.

Oh, my God.

Oh, my God.

I was able to trace the
energy to a nearby town.


Cisco and Chester were installing
an early warning system by there.

Looks like something
triggered the amplifier sensor?

If I can access the data drive,

I might be able to figure
out what set this off.

"Temporal," as in time travel?

Yeah, but this energy doesn't match
Psych or Fuerza, which means...

Which means that we're dealing
with a new Force of Nature that can...

alter time.

Buckle up, fools,

because once I reset my time
loop, you'll forget everything.

We've got to get out
here. He's too powerful.

We can't fight him
on our own. Come on.


I don't believe in quitting.

These isotopic signatures
are moving at speeds

that should be impossible.

This new Force is
rewinding time at random.

We can't stop it.

What happens if we get stuck
in one of these time pockets?

We could end up
in the Stone Age.

Oh, my God. It's up to
Cisco and Chester now.

Hey, yo, Deon.

Listen to me.

You can make us
forget our futures...

but there's no power in the world
that will make you forget yours.

Yeah, tell me about it!

Tried to rewrite
that night 100 times.

No matter what I try to do, I
can't change what happens.

What happened to you
must be a fixed point.

You can't change it.

So maybe you should stop
trying and instead, choose to see

the possibilities
in every new day.

Look, your future's
still not written, Deon.

I hate my future!

I'm supposed to be the
next Patrick Mahomes, man.

Look, I know it's easy...

to hold on to the bad stuff.

Ever since I was a kid,

I thought that my pops cared
more about his job than me.

Boo-hoo, man.

And I carried that hurt
around with me for years.

But today, when I looked
at my past with fresh eyes...

I saw that my dad worked
hard to give me a better life.

And once I saw that, it helped
me let go of that pain, Deon.

You can do the same...

but not until you stop letting
one moment in your past

define all the
moments in your future.

Future's on me?


So I get to figure
out what it looks like?

So I get to decide what
happens from now on?

Not just for me...

but for everyone.

Time to bounce.

Well, Barry, looks like
your vitals have stabilized.

How you feeling?

I feel fine.

So, no luck finding Deon yet?

So far, satellites haven't
found any traces of his

temporal energy signature.

And he's a time
god. So who knows

where or when he
might be hiding?

Plus, I think
Deon's only just now

starting to realize the
full scope of his powers.

But I don't get it.

Not once did he
mention chasing after you.

Well, unlike the others, he
might not know that I survived.

That makes sense.

You know, it's weird. Every time
you and Chester talk about Deon,

he sounds a lot more
reasonable than Psych,

and a lot less
lethal than Fuerza.

Even so, being
able to control time

makes him the most
powerful Force yet.

He could stop you in your tracks
anytime, anywhere. That's his power.

It's like he's the opposite
of the Speed Force.

He's the Still
Force, which I guess

would make Fuerza
the Strength Force.

And that would make
Psych the Sage Force.

If this new Force is
more powerful than me,

then how did you
defeat him, Cisco?

I didn't defeat him.

Chester P. did.

I got lucky.

Yeah, I'm going to leave the
going mano-a-mano with Big Bads

to the Flash, you know.

Oh. That's Kamilla.
Supposed to meet up at Jitters.

Caitlin, you still in?

Absolutely. Let me grab my bag.

What about you,
Ches? You still down?

No. I actually have
an errand to run,

but bring a brother
back a Vibe-accino?


Hey, you didn't get lucky.

All right? What
you did out there...

I'm proud of you.


I guess I'm just a man
trying to do the right thing.

Make my pops proud.

Caitlin, hurry up. I'm trying
to get this coffee and a cronut.


thanks to you, I'm seeing
things a lot clearer now.

Well, I imagine you two
are anxious to get home,

so I'll see in the morning.

Wait. You're
staying here tonight?

Well, I want to know right away

if the satellites find
the other Forces.

Yeah. No, I get that,

but we'll get an
alert if that happens.

Nora, we have clean
sheets in our guest room

and plenty of blankets.

Sounds cozy.

Yeah, it is.

You should stay with
us tonight. Right, Barry?



Yeah, of course.

You have no idea how
much that would mean to me.

- Really.
- It's our pleasure.

- Thank you.
- Come on.

I got you, Pops.

I'mma finish what you started.


Oh... No. No. No, no, no.

Is that damn time bubble back?

Oh, no. I just like the look.

So I decided to
swing by a thrift store.

Picked up these bad boys, too.

Listen, we need to talk.

Ugh. Nothing good ever
starts with "We need to talk."

This new state liaison
that's auditing C.C.P.D.,

her name's Kristen Kramer.

I just found out that she's here
to catch a dangerous fugitive

- meta-human.
- Hm.

She's here for Killer Frost.

That's not who I am anymore.

I know. I just got to find a
way to make her see that.

In the meantime,
you need to lay low.

Yeah, that's not
going to happen.

She's former Army
Intelligence, Frost.

I don't care if she's
Xena, Warrior Princess.

I am finally free
to live my own life,

and no one is going to
take that away from me.

So if this Kristen Kramer
wants to come after me,

then I say, "Bring it on."