The Flash (2014–…): Season 7, Episode 9 - Timeless - full transcript

Bary recruits Timeless Wells to help him eliminate the three remaining Forces from existence, but he and Iris disagree on whether Barry should or not. Cisco is reunited with his former mentor and considers whether to leave Central City or not.

She's dead.

You killed Alexa.

Barry and I did it together.

That was the only way.

She was the strongest.

I needed every ounce of power,
including your strength, to kill her.

I'm supposed to protect
lives, not destroy them!

I'm helping you clean up your
mess, Barry. This is your fault!

The night you brought me
back, you created these monsters.

You and your lightning rod.

When you regained your speed,

I wasn't the only thing you
two willed into existence.

- That's impossible.
- Really?

Alexa was afraid to come
here, but she trusted you.


Because deep down, she
could feel a connection with you.

The same connection
that you feel with me now.

But these new Forces,

the way they've merged with
the people they chose as avatars,

it's corrupted them.
Because it's unnatural.

But once the other
two were gone...

I won't help you kill again.


My beautiful boy.

You have no choice.

Because if you don't,

those things will kill everyone
you've sworn to keep safe.

Is that what you want?

Then please, Barry...

help me.


You have to help me, damn it!

Nora, stop!

I will destroy those
other Forces, Barry,

with or without your help.

Then you'll see that I'm right.

What a day.

First Frost is sent to Iron Heights
for life, and now Alexa's dead.

We can't let this happen again.

I'll get to work.

I need to figure out
how Nora was able to...

Kill a god?

She could because she had help.

Barry, she tricked you.

No, she manipulated me.

Just like she's been
doing the whole time.

Honey, I know how you feel...

but not everything she
did and said was a lie.

I mean, there were moments
that felt real, too. That must mean...

Iris, we can't
trust her anymore.

What about what Nora said about
you two creating the other Forces?

I mean, there's no proof.

Well, what if we find out
if Nora is telling the truth?

If she is, then that means

the other Forces would have
been born the same day she was.

I'll pull satellite scans

from the night we
fought Mirror Monarch.

Please and thank you.

Okay. You see that cluster
of kinetic energy readings?

Pretty sure that's the Speed
Force being reborn in the Speed Lab.

Whoa. There they are.

Three brand-spanking-new
isotopic signatures.

Nora was right.

We created the Forces.

Fuerza's dead.

Nora killed her.

She killed the Strength Force?

And now she wants to
kill the other two Forces.

Maybe I should go
to San Francisco.


My series of photos on Eva's
attacks got accepted at a gallery there.

Babe, congrats!

Well, I was thinking of going to
help them install the exhibition.

I'd ask you to come,

but I know you have your
perfect job at S.T.A.R. Labs

and your amazing friends.

I mean, you're an OG
member of Team Flash.

Are you okay?

Yeah. Yeah. I'm fine.

This is an Isotopic
Scanning Lens.

It can detect the
signatures of all four Forces.

Even kinetic signatures
from Speed Force Nora.

And if one's nearby...

It lights up like an
overexposed landscape.

In which case, you
run the other way.

Okay? I'm serious.

I just want you to be safe.

Are you sure you're okay?

Oh, it's Barry. I gotta get back.
They could have found Nora,

or worse, she's come
back on her own.

How bad is it?

Okay. Did Nora
kill somebody else?

No. And I have a way to
make sure she never does.

Okay. How?

I'm here. What's going on?

I spent all night coming
up with a way to fix all this.

Okay. What's the solve?

We need to wipe the new
Forces out of existence.

Barry, what are you saying?

I want to go back in time...

and uncreate them.

Barry, you're talking about
creating another Flashpoint.

You know we can't do that.

Not if I can figure
out a way to go back

that doesn't
affect the timeline.

Which would be impossible.

Barry, look, I know that
you're devastated about Alexa.

But uncreating Forces?

That crosses a line.

I convinced Alexa to come here.

Her death is my fault.

If we don't get these new
Forces out of Psych and Deon,

Nora will kill them, too.
So it's on us to fix this.

By killing Deon and Psych?

No. I'm not killing them.

I'm saving them from the
Forces that took over their lives.

Whoever they were before this,

they can go back to being
those same people again.

And what about the other
Force that was born that night?

Nora. If you uncreate...

We're only going to
target the new Forces,

not Nora. That's the plan.

But if something goes wrong,
Barry, you might lose your speed.

Then I lose my speed.

All right? It's worth the
risk to keep everyone safe.

And what about the risk to Nora?

Does her life not matter at all?

Nora's not a person, Iris!

She never was.

Look, if we uncreate these Forces,
we can put everything back to normal.

Hopefully, that'll fix her, too.


Barry, do you hear
yourself right now?

Iris, I'm trying to save people.

I mean, how do you not see
this is the right thing to do?

The right thing to do would
be trying to get through to Nora.

Just like how we beat Eva.

Just like how we talked down
Abra Kadabra. That is what we do.

We tried talking to her. All
Nora did was double down.

There's no reaching her.

Obviously, we disagree on this.

Yes, we do.

I have to do it.

Then you'll be
doing it without me.

Wait. You want to go
after a Force of Nature?

Yeah. If I can convince Nora
not to kill Deon and Psych,

then Barry will see that
she can be reasoned with.

But how do we find her? I mean,
she's the frickin' Speed Force.

Well, if she finds us first, at
least we'll know she's coming.

Holy crap, you
guys gotta see this.

You see that bright
spot at the center of you?

I think that's kinetic energy.

Guys, this is gonna
sound really wild, but...

Yeah, 'cause a ghost-hunting
lens isn't weird enough?

But if Barry and I
created these Forces,

what if there's a little bit of
each of them inside of us?

Like you're all connected.

Wait. Iris, when
you're over by the door,

your glow was brighter.

Like there's something
in that direction

that was intensifying it.

- What if...
- That something is Nora?

Guys, we can use me as a
divining rod to track her down.

Yup, that's weirder.

Elemental Force Particles?

They're the particles that
created the new Forces.

The lightning bolt that
re-birthed the Speed Force

was full of 'em.

Now, if we can extract a sample

of these Force Particles
from the lightning,

then we can send out
an electromagnetic pulse

that'll seek out
those same particles,

wherever they may be
along the temporal spectrum.

And you can erase the
new Forces from existence.

That's not bad.

But small detail, though.

How in the world are you
supposed to extract these particles

from a giant bolt of lightning?

A few weeks ago, when
Barry was Spock-Flash,

he modified the Tachyon
Enhancer to siphon

Mirror Monarch's
dark matter photons.

So all we have to do
is tweak the enhancer

to siphon Force Particles
instead of photons.

Tweaking the Tachyon Enhancer...

and then send out an EMP to
86 the Forces. That's genius.

I mean, it's foolproof even.

But it still doesn't answer
how we're supposed to do this

and protect the timeline.

I'll figure it out, somehow.
I will. I'll figure it out.

Man, I wish Nash Wells was here.

I mean, he came up with most of
these equations for the ASF machine.

I feel like he'd crack
this easy-peasy.

Modify the Particle
Harness Collector.

I'll be back as soon as I can.

Roger that, but
where are you going?

To get the one person who
could help us pull this off.

Oh, no. Tess!

President Bartlet just
mixed up his meds.

That's not gonna be
good, but great TV. Whoa.

Allen. Allen.

I'm guessing this
isn't a social call.

Not exactly. We need your help.

Well, how bad is it?

- That depends.
- On?

Whether or not you can
help us do the impossible.

Well, well, well.
Honey, I'm home.

Holy deus ex machina.
Timeless Wells.

- Perfect timing.
- Always.

So, apparently, there's
danger in Central City.

- Apparently.
- Well, then let's get busy.

Well, do you really
think we could do this

without affecting the timeline?

I know we can.

As long as we use
me as your guide.

Harrison was there when
the Forces were created,

so if we use the other
him from that night

as a beacon to lock on to...

Hopefully, I can go back
to that exact moment...

but also bring Allen
along for the ride,

and he'll collect the particles.

Wait. So you can travel
through time with a plus one?

It should work.

When Allen and I go back

to that exact moment that those
dangerous Forces were created

17 days ago,

I will create a
protective time-bubble.

All right? From that
moment until now.

Preserving those
days in this timeline

and preventing
anything from changing.

Which would also allow us
to wipe out the new Forces

without altering any of the events
that have happened since then.

Yo, that is trippy.

Cisco, this'll work.

What about Iris?

When she sees everyone's safe,
she'll come around. She has to.

You're not convinced. I wasn't
either when Allen told me about this,

but then I thought of Tess.

I thought of my wife, and
how my future with Tess was...

ripped from me.

Until this gift,

which has allowed me to
relive every single day...

with Tess.

But only...

because I took a chance.

All right. I'm in.

It's brighter. We
must be getting close.

She should be here.

Maybe it was a false positive?

Or maybe since Nora
is the Speed Force,

her isotopic signature is
all over the city by now.

So what do we do?

I don't know, but we
are running out of time.

Well, Cisco always says

you can't solve a problem till
you’re asking the right question.

Isn't "Where's Nora's kinetic energy
leading us?" the right question?

No. The right question is,

"Where's Nora?"

We've been trying to
find the Speed Force

when we should be
looking for the person.

So where would the
real Nora Allen go?


Come on.

Harness modifications complete.

Let's get some time particles.

Actually, you know what? Um...

Let me just run
one more diagnostic

on the collection disk.

I just need one more...

Oh, frak.

Yo, Deon.


- What's good, man?
- You tell me.

Something drew me here.

Was it you?

- I don't think it was...
- Who's this?

I'm sorry. Who are you?

Who am I? Who are you?

Who is he?

Look, guys. All's good in
the hood, all right? Look.

Barry, this is Deon.

Still Force.

And Deon, this is Barry,
who's actually the...

owner of this

fine establishment.

So you're the landlord.

What's that got to
do with anything?

Deon, it's good to meet you.

Actually, you remember me?

I was with him. You
called us wannabe Urkels.

Oh, yeah. Cornballs.

- Yeah.
- Yeah.

Corn... so funny.

Who's the egghead?

Harrison Wells.

I'm a fellow...

visitor to Barry's place.

You know, y'all are being
real friendly right now.

But I think y'all
are acting like that

because you're afraid of me.

Now why is that?

No. We're just making a...
We're just doing an experiment...

Shut up!


why do I get the feeling...

that you're the
reason I'm this way?

Because that's true.

And I'm sorry.

I never meant
for this to happen.

So please let me fix it.

Fix it? Fix it?

So I'm a mistake?

- I didn't say that.
- You didn't have to.

I can feel it.

You wanna destroy me.

No. I want to save you.

Deon... Deon.

There are three other
Forces. People like you.

One of them, she
wants to kill you.

Now, she's already killed
one of the other Forces.

The Strength Force.
And she didn't care

when the person containing
that Force died, too.

So, I need to make it so the
Still Force never found you.

It's the only way
to keep you safe.


I like being me.

I get it.

Oh, I get it.


No, I get it. I get it.

This is what you're
gonna use to do it, huh?

This is what you're going to
use to make it like I never existed?

Not you. Just
the Force inside...

Man, I am that Force!

Do you have any
idea what it's like

to be told that you
shouldn't be here?

Well, I never asked to be born.

Deon, listen to me.
Look at what you're doing.

Okay? You don't
understand what you are.

Yeah, I do.

I'm a god.

Maybe it's time
you understood that.

Deon, wait...

Time to bounce.


What the hell just happened?

I think your friend
Deon just stopped time.

Yeah, he does that.

Hey, why'd he leave?

Because I couldn't stop him.

Deon just aged the
harness 1,000 years.

How bad is it?

Pretty bad.

But not hopeless. See,

I figured if we can find some way
to somehow create some sort of...

I was working on the collection
disk when Deon showed up.

I figured I'd better
hide it just in case.

Chester, you're a life saver.

As for the vest, I'm
used to working with junk.

I'll just need a bunch of
replacement parts from my garage

and she'll be
up-and-running in no time.

With a little help, that is.

I'm with you.

What's up?

I think Deon's right.

We can't just uncreate
these Forces like that.

So, what, we
should just give up?

On this? Yeah, we give up.

Doesn't that feel like
the right thing to do?

Cisco, Nora will kill him

if I don't do
something to prevent it.

Just like she killed Alexa.

'Cause she's not gonna
stop until all the Forces

and the people connected
to them are dead.

Why can't you see
I'm trying to save him?

He doesn't want
to be saved by you!

He just wants to be given
the chance to be himself.

And Iris understood that.

Look, every second that
we leave these Forces

inside Deon and Psych,
people are in danger.

It's only a matter of
time before someone dies

in one of Psych's nightmares

or gets killed by some
kind of Deon time anomaly.

Not to mention
Nora declared war.

She doesn't care how
many people she kills,

as long as the Forces die.

You're right.

Yes, you're absolutely right.

And something needs
to be done about that.

And I don't have
all the answers.

All I know is...

this can't be it.

You guys understand, right?

I have to uncreate these Forces.

Like I said, I am
Team Flash all the way.

But Cisco has a point, man.


If uncreating these Forces is
what you feel in your heart is right,

I'll take that voyage with you.

But all I ask is that
you think, truly think...

about the choice you're making.

Please fix the harness.

Good luck.

Iris, you were right.

These isotopic
readings are off the chart.

Where are we?

The old Allen house.

This is where Barry's
mom was killed.

He also said this is where the
Speed Force went when she died.

Whoa. That old
car is hella vintage.

Almost looks brand-new.

Must be a collector
or something.

You can ask him when we're
done, assuming we survive.

Caitlin called me about Alexa.

So, it turns out

when Iris and I brought
back the Speed Force,

we also created
three new Forces.

It's our fault that
they're out in the world,

hurting people, killing them.

So I feel like I have to be
the one to take them out.

These Forces,

you think they're
above saving, too?

I think it would be
safer for everybody

if they didn't exist.

You remember when
Wally first showed up?

Man, it wasn't just that
I found out I have a son.

I found out I have a son who
kept getting his butt in trouble.

But he was mad at the world.

There was one point

he said to me that he wished
he had never been born.

So I tried

to get close, and
he pushed me away.

And I tried to give him space.

Then he felt abandoned.

No parent is perfect.

But one thing I
never stopped doing...

was trying.

And look at the man
he grew up to be.


kind, good.

Yeah, I get it. I do. But...

I mean, these Forces,
they're not my children.

You sure?

You said it yourself.

You brought them
into this world.

Look, I know they've
all done terrible things.

But what if they could change?

You never judge your
kids for who they are now.

You help them become
who they know they can be

when they grow up.

So lead with love.

After that, it is up to them.

This is Barry's old room.



Hi, Mom.

Esperanza, don't kill me!

They're everywhere. We
need to keep them out.

Psych, stop. You're
hurting them, please.

Oh, they're hurting themselves.

Sure, I pull back the curtain,

but what they see is up to them.

Now before I show
you your worst fear,

why were you looking for me?

I wasn't.


You were looking
for the Speed Force.


Why? Why are you so
desperate to find her?

Is it to hurt her?

I want to talk to her
so I can help her.

Are you sure?

Because I'm feeling the pain
that she has inflicted upon you.

How deeply she's torn apart
your relationships your whole life.

Actually, the suffering she's
caused is quite beautiful.

That wasn't Nora. She's
lost control, just like you have.

But if you let me, I
can help you both.

I don't need your help.

Besides, I can feel
what you fear most.

It's the person you seek.

Well, your wish is my command.

Sweet dreams, my beautiful boy.

You'll never measure up.

Okay, it's working.

Now, when you're close
enough to siphon particles,

the disk'll light up.

Guys, I appreciate
you helping me.

Make sure the proton
collection housing's double fused.

We did.

And it's good to see you.

What changed your mind?

Look, this is dangerous.

And it doesn't feel right...

but I'm always going
to have your back,

no matter what.

Ches, let's get it going.

Okay. So, Barry.

All you need to do

is get close enough to
the Speed Force lightning

to collect a sample
of each Force.

The PHC and timeless
Wells' time-bubble

- should do the rest, theoretically.
- Yeah.


Nothing's happening.

- You gotta...
- Wait for it.

Wait for it.

Ain't no "A" in this SF.


We're at 100% organic speed.

We need you.

I need you.

I remember this moment.
This is where it all started.

We should get to the roof.

You think you
can be a good wife,

a good mother...

but you never will.

Everything you do pales
in comparison to me.

Besides, how could
you be a good mother?

You never even had one.

I'm not listening to you.

You don't have to. You
already know it's the truth.

No, you're not real.

There's no escaping
your own fear.

I know you're still here, Psych.

Very good. Hm.

It is not every day

that someone can sense my
presence in their nightmare.

I'm not just someone.

We have a connection.

I know you can feel that, too.

Perhaps. It's not going
to help you though.

Escape one nightmare
and I'll just serve up another,

because there's always
more terror to unlock.

Come on.

But before you had those powers,

before you became a
Force, you were a person.

I'm talking to that
person right now.

I have friends. I have a
team that can help you

fight this monster
that's inside of you.

We can help you regain
control of your body.

What makes you
think I'm not in control?

I know you didn't choose
to have these powers,

and you shouldn't have
to go through this alone.

I know that we're
not flesh and blood,

but in a way,


I'm like a parent.

So please, let me help you.

Then there's something
I should tell you, Mother.

I hated my parents.

Isotopic energy
readings are going down.

The Forces are dying.

Those fools are gonna learn.

You mess with Deon,
you get dealt with.

Another 20 seconds and
they'll be gone forever.

Barry did it.

Look at it.

Wait, wait.

What is that?

I think that is an
act of creation.

I have the particles.

Shouldn't the Forces be dying?

Perhaps they are, somewhere.

In time. But right
here, right now,

they're being born.

What are you doing to me?

I wasn't able to get through
to him, and now it's too late.

Boss, we can't stay here.


you okay?

You never judge your kids

for who they are now.

You help them become

who they know they can be.

They're almost gone.

Five percent.




What's happening?

Everything just stopped.

Look, the numbers
are going back up.

It's as if the Forces
are still here.

Iris was right.

Hey, you all were.

I couldn't do it.


I'm sorry.

Yeah, me, too.

Barry, I um...

I went looking for Nora.

I thought that if I
could just talk to her

that I could fix everything.

But I ended up
finding Psych instead.

You were right.

I couldn't get through to him,

and it probably would have
been the same with Nora.

I should have listened to you.

No, I'm the one who
should have listened.

Harrison told me about
the birth of the Forces.

Sounds incredible.

It was.

I can't believe how close
I came to erasing them.

And what changed your mind?




Even the Forces themselves.

I could feel how they
would affect the future.

All the speedsters' and
heroes' lives they'd shape.

Some of them were family, Iris.

Our family.

Barry, we both know how
dangerous these Forces can be.

I mean, if you couldn't uncreate them
and I couldn't get through to Psych,

what are we supposed to do?

Try again. Together this time.

Joe helped me realize

that we can't judge Psych
and Deon for who they are now.

We have to help them become
who they can grow up to be.

Because that's what parents do.

- Alexa.
- Alexa.

What happened?

There was a tremor, and
Alexa sat up and looked at me.

Alexa's alive?

She was for a second,
but she's not anymore.

Which doesn't make any
sense, medically speaking.

What if us being back in sync is
what woke her up for the moment?

Yeah, then she reconnected
with the Strength Force.

Is it crazy to think
that we did this?


Because we're all connected.

And if we woke her up once...

Then we could bring
her back permanently.

Why is everyone looking at me?

Listen, I'd ask you to stay,
but I already know the answer.

Man's gotta be
where his heart lies.

He's just got to
learn to listen to it.

One more thing before I go.

Whether it's me or...

any of the many
Wells predecessors,

I want you to know
that you taught us

every inch as much
as we taught you.

Maybe more.

Yeah, I'm never going
to get used to that.

Are you okay?


For the first time
in a long while,

yeah, I feel okay.

Good, because I've been
thinking about something,

and after tonight, I
know I have to do it.

Okay, that's just weird.

I was literally about to say
the exact same thing to you.

- I have to leave Central City.
- I have to leave Central City.

- Thank God.
- Are you kidding me?

Oh, my God.


What are you gonna
tell Team Citizen?

What are you gonna
tell Team Flash?

Let a dog roam And
he'll find his way home

Home of the brave
My home is a cage

Hey, yo, I'm a slave
'Til my home is a grave

Stop, drop

Shut 'em down, open up shop...

You're the one who's after me?

You don't look so tough.

What are you?

A reckoning.