The Flash (2014–…): Season 8, Episode 1 - Armageddon, Part 1 - full transcript

A powerful alien threat arrives on Earth under mysterious circumstances and Barry, Iris and the rest of Team Flash are pushed to their limits in a desperate battle to save the world. But with time running out, and the fate of humanity at stake, Flash and his companions will also need to enlist the help of some old friends if the forces of good are to prevail.

Look at them praying for
a miracle that isn't coming.

Who knows, maybe it's my curse

to leave one betrayal behind,

only to find a greater one
here amongst the stars?

They could've stopped this,

but none of them
had the strength to do

what must be done,

but I do.

So what's it like walking
to go get coffee

when you can run
4,000 miles an hour?

It's nice slowing down
every once and a while,

even for the Flash.

Is Frost joining us?

Last night I sent her on a
two-week "Eat, Pray, Love" tour

because she's still
pining over Mark Blaine.

I thought she was
mad at him all summer.

And fall,
but she still misses him

even though I told her

he's a jerk who is
never gonna change.

Let me guess,
she didn't care?

Yep, she said,

"The heart wants
what the heart wants."

She's always been
such a romantic.

I have learned one thing

watching Frost
go through all of this.

For the first time
since Ronnie passed,

I think I'm really ready
to get back out there.

I'm gonna start dating again.

That's awesome.
I'm really happy for you.

Thank you.

Now, if I could just get
some oat milk for my coffee.

Two bullet trains
on the Calvert railway

are gonna collide.

that's 50 miles south
of Keystone City.


Ladies and gentlemen,
authorities are now confirming

that despite
a massive explosion,

caused by
today's railway accident,

no lives were lost during
this horrific event.

It appears our city has
the Flash to thank once more.

That was amazing.

You got everyone to safety
in what, 20 seconds?

12, actually.

Try your coffee.

Wow, you have seriously
leveled up.

If only you could teach Frost
how to do the same.

I mean, bypassing anyone who
calls themselves Chillblaine,

I think, would save
for a lot of heartbreak.

I mean, Frost dating anybody
is a first for her.

Right? And everybody you dated
before Ronnie,

I'm guessing,
that was you leveling up.

You know, it's a process.

Maybe just give Frost
space to do the same.

Captain Kramer,
while supportive

of your transparency,
you have been criticized

for your decision to disband
the city's meta-task force.

Some people thinking
that it will

increase meta-crime
across the city.

Do you care to comment?

Once I came to terms
with being a meta,

it helped me realize
how important it is

for everyone
in Central City to receive

equal protections
under the same laws.

So you felt as though
the meta-task force

was unfairly targeting

marginalized sections
of the populace.


Which is why
its time has passed.

All right, thank you,
Captain Kramer.

This is Iris West-Allen
for "Citizentopia."

Thank you for listening.

That was great.

It was great. Come in.

Allegra, you remember
Captain Kramer.


Well, I'll--I
have an appointment

with Chief Singh, so...thanks.

You wanted to see me?

Yes, so the last six months
have been pretty intense.

I'll say.
We have three new reporters,

an IT intern, and
an office manager now.

Plus, online circulation's
over two million,

and your new podcast
is frickin' brilliant.

Thank you.

we need faster Internet.

Should we call
the new landlord?

Sue Dearbon bought
the building.

I think we can fix
our own Internet.

Roger that,

but seriously, I just don't see
how you do it all

and still find time
for an op-ed each week.

Well, I can't.

So the bullpen needs
a supervising editor,

someone who decides
which stories we cover

and then assigns
and pre-edits copy,

which is why
I am promoting you.


I've barely
been staff for a year.

I--I'm not ready for that.

Well, I think you are.

Well, you do realize you
have people on staff now

who are more qualified
to handle that sort of thing.

I mean, Vanya?

She's got 10 years of
experience under her belt.

Or that annoying Taylor
just graduated summa cum laude

from Barnard College.
Even the old guy

was a war correspondent
in Beirut.

Aariz is my age.


Look, now that
we're CC Citizen Media,

I am busier with more
and more administrative duties.

Iris, are you sure?

You got this.
I believe in you.

What is this?

A candlelit pizza dinner

from our favorite place
in Milan.

Oh, thank God.
I was too tired to cook.

I can't imagine why.

Team Citizen has been
in overdrive these days.

Plus, Deon's still
helping to stabilize

your temporal sickness
with regular treatments.

It's a lot to handle.

I told you, I'm fine.

Plus, you're not exactly

an underachiever yourself,

Nice work at Calvert Railway.

I guess we both
earned a night off.

And without kids too.

I mean, don't get me wrong,
it's great

having Bart and Nora stop in
all the time from 2049.

But if we're ever
gonna have a baby...


We need some alone time,
Mr. Allen.



In the flesh.

What--what brings you
to Central City?

Oh, well you guys said
I could always crash here

if ever I was in town,
and I'm here attending CCTC,

but my hotel was overbooked.
And it's impossible

to get a conference hotel room
at the last minute.

So I figured I'd take you up
on your very kind offer.

Oh, that makes sense.
Does it?

Are you guys having pizza?

Is it gluten free?

No, it's from Italy.

So where is Nora?

Did she come with you?

No, she's saving the world

one kid at a time
and loving it. I interrupting?


Really? Great!

So is this a sofa bed,

or, like, a sheets and blankets
on top sort of thing?

Uh, there is a guest bedroom
at the top of the stairs.

Ah, you guys are the best.

I'll get the rest
of my bags later.

both: Okay.

I thought
he could shrink things.


Truck's at the loading dock.

Copy that.

Transport team's here.

What the hell?

In three seconds,
the two on the outside

will draw their weapons
and advance

while the other two
hold their positions.

Jack, you're up.

I could've melted
your faces instead.

Guess you drew a lucky hand.

Ooh, their minds
are full of fear, Ten.

Show them who
has the winning hand.


Oh, crap.

My King, you know the drill.

Guess he folded.
Well, that's no fun.

Either way,
that was damn fine work,

my Queen.

Well it's easy

when you can see each card
before it's dealt.

My Queen.

Now what?

We raise the stakes.

There you go, Iris.

Uh, Ray, how often
do you talk to Sara

and all the other Legends?

Well, not very often.

Nate and I do have a standing
drinks night once a month,

but he's rarely
in the same century or year.

Yeah, that may be why I haven't
heard from him lately.

I'm sorry.
It's okay.

Kind of.

Yeah, it was really hard
leaving the Legends,

but since then, Nora and I have
been more connected than ever.

And, uh, you know
I've been able to

get back to my other true love,
pure research.

Plus, my life's
more balanced now.

It's not just, "I'm the Atom"
and science takes a backseat.

You know?
So uh, yeah.

To, uh--to second acts.

both: I'll get it.

This year's legacy honoree
in the house.

Hey, Chester, yeah.
Come on in.


Chester, Ray.
Ray, Chester.

Ah, so you're
the new team tech genius.

Nice to meet you, Chester.

I've been a big fan of yours

ever since reading
your papers on quantum qubits.

So you're pretty stoked
about the Con this year, huh?

Oh, are you kidding me?

Ever since I found out
you were gonna be

this year's legacy honoree,
I, kind of, took the liberty

of signing up
to be the CCTC volunteer.

I'm gonna be your liaison
for the entire event.

If that's--if that's cool?
Like, if you're--

like, if you're all right?
Sounds great.

Cool 'cause I already have

your whole itinerary planned
to sweet perfection.

So um, I'm late for work.

So Ray, Chester, I'll pop
by the convention center later.

See ya. I gotta go.
Don't you dare.

Ah, he forgot his breakfast.

And that's a bracelet.

Uh, you know what?
I have to go, too.


Uh, you got
the list of questions

for the interview later, right?
Sure do.

See you at 4:00.

Heard some paroled ex-cons

went shopping without
their wallets.

OG meta-criminals, actually.

Jack, Ten, King, and the Queen,

call themselves
the Royal Flush Gang.

They were Central City's
very first meta-threat.

You work that case, too?

Actually, no.

The first time
they pulled a job, I was...

Kind of under the weather.

It's weird. Their MO is

stealing cash from casinos,
not microchips.

Well, at least no one
was killed.

This time.

Everything okay, Captain?

This is the kind of case

the meta-task force
would've been assigned to.

Um, so your mimic powers--

how exactly do they work?

They only activate
in times of stress,

when my adrenaline spikes,
and the effects are temporary.

That's good to--yeah.

Allen, does me being a meta

make working for me
more difficult?

No, ma'am.

It's already tough enough
as it is.

I'll let you know
as soon as I find something.


So I've gone over everyone's
ideas, and they're great,

but what I'd like to do
is start

with last night's break-in
at Mercury Labs.

It's not news,
not in this city.

It's a high-tech theft
at a huge R&D corporation.

Which happens
all the time in this town.

Was anyone killed...

Was the Flash involved...
No, he isn't.

Tragedy sells papers, folks.

That's not the point.

We should look into
the rumors of embezzlement

inside the mayor's office.

Scooping a major scandal
before our competition...

Will make Iris happy.

Get in touch with someone
at the mayor's office.

I got 1,000 words to finish

on the Sharks' new GM
for Iris, too.

Wait, what 1,000 words?

Well, I know the mayor's
executive assistant.

We were in the same undergrad

I need someone on this
Mercury break-in.

So she'll tell me everything.
Uh, Vanya,

I really need you to run
with this tech heist.

I'm gonna follow up on the
Calvert collision this morning.

My source in
the county planner's office

says it's gonna cost several
million to repair the damage.

Talk about a budget crisis.

Plus, that is what
Iris would want.

Iri--hold on.
Wait, you guys.


We found this
at the train collision site.

I thought Kramer
had you working

on the Mercury heist instead?

Uh, yeah. I am.
You are,

but you think that it's related
to the Calvert train collision?

I will know in a minute.

While working evidence
from the Mercury Labs heist,

I found charred marks
on the guard's weapons,

marks exactly like those.

Yeah, I was right.

Heat signature's the same

as the burn marks on
the weapons at Mercury Labs.

Laser burns delivered
with pinpoint precision,

Jack's trademarks.

Okay, okay.

Even if it is
the Royal Flush Gang

behind all of this, why?

Why would they
go through all the trouble

of causing
a massive railway collision

when they haven't
even stolen anything yet?

I asked myself that, too.

Then I found out what was
being carried in this case.

A bleeding-edge beryllium core

which is a highly unstable
power source.

And that's what caused
the trains to explode.

A beryllium-based detonation

would've leveled
a surrounding 10-mile radius.

The core wasn't in the case
when the trains collided.

Which means,
the real question is,

why is the Royal Flush Gang

changing their MO
to become tech thieves?

Korber, what's going on?

Iron Heights just lost power
for three seconds,

during which every cell door
unlocked and opened.

Now they've got 1,000 inmates
roaming the facility.

Barry, if they get out...
Yeah, I know.

Barry, what happened?

I got the inmates back
in their cells

before anyone got hurt,

but we've got a bigger problem.

Looks like the Royal Flush Gang
just leveled up too.

Well, I am impressed.

A schedule,
timed to the minute,

including a coffee stop
to recharge.

Best handler ever.

Oh, you're getting
a whole lot more

than java in Jitters,
my friend.

How about a dozen CCTC
entrepreneurial hopefuls,

each with their own
game-changing startup idea

ready to pitch
in three minutes or less?

To Ray Palmer,

business behemoth,
scientific genius.

Am I right?

Okay, okay, come on.

Let's go make
some dreams come true.


What made you think that I--

Oh, oh, I--I just know
how much you used

startup investments
to expand Palmer Tech.

You just got, like,
a nose for science,

but I also know you've been out
of the game for a little while.

So I figured I'd help
jumpstart the magic.

And don't worry

about Tech Con,
'cause your interview with Iris

isn't for another 90 minutes.

So we got time.
Hey, got your back, man.

Thank you but I'm not worried
about my schedule.

Oh, right, right.

You need a cronut first,

Excuse me--
Chester, Chester.

Chester, I--

I don't want to start
another tech business.

It's like I told
Barry and Iris,

the only thing I want to pursue
these days is a balanced life.

That's why I haven't worn
the Atom suit in ages.

But you're a--a Legend?

Was a Legend.

Now, I suppose,
that's what Team Flash is for.

Look, I know how
that might sound for the Atom,

but Ray Palmer's priorities are

his wife
and working in his own lab.

I--I hope that
you can understand that.

yeah, no, no.

I--I get it, and--

I am--I'm so sorry.

It's okay, it's okay.
Ah, but we should--


today's pitch sessions
are officially


No, that's not fair.
Guys? Guys?

We are impinging on
a great man's time.

So get.

Go on, go on.

Sorry, everyone.

I still believe in you.

I like your sweater.

And I will, um...

I will leave you
to get your privacy on.

And again, I am...

I'm so sorry.

Chester, I...

Thank you so much
for coming.

It's so exciting
to have you here.

When I founded this conference
five years ago,

I never would've dreamed
we'd get coverage like this.

Well, this is
pretty impressive.

Hey, your press pass gets you
into our afterparties.

Are you a fan of filk music
by any chance?

Boss? Excuse me.

Can we talk?

We'll gab later.


So I totally blew it
at the office.

I told you, I wasn't ready.

You got resistance
from the staff.

They barely listened to me.

I'm pretty sure they think
I don't have enough experience,

which I don't,
and they think that

my suggestions for which
stories to cover are wrong.

Yeah, I figured
that might happen.

Then why put me in charge?

Well, because
you can handle it.

And dealing with this is a part

of growing into
your new position.

Well, I am not growing.
I am crashing and burning.

Iris, I can't do this.

Yes, you can.

Well, how do you know?

Because you're exactly
what CCC Media needs.

You have a point of view
that's entirely your own,

and you know this city better
than anyone in that room.

You grew up here.

You not only
survived Iron Heights,

you came out
on the other side a hero.

I could melt Taylor's face.

You went
from juvenile delinquent

to voice of the people,

and I'm talking about your
writing, not your meta-powers.

Your articles speak to people
because you're one of them.

That's your point of view.

It's also how CCC Media
speaks to the city

and why people respond
so strongly.

Okay, but being a journalist

and being in charge
are way different.

Look, I know that it's scary,

but think how
you leveled up as a meta.

I'm sure that was scary, too.

Try terrifying,

but somehow I knew
I could handle an upgrade.

Okay, then do that
at the office, too.

Your point of view is perfect
for this company.

You've already learned
how to own it.

Now go, sell it.

Sell it.

Turns out
the Royal Flush Gang

kidnapped a prisoner
named Jared Haywood.

Had any luck
tracking them down?

Not yet.

What about
the Mercury Labs chip?

Chester's still trying
to figure out

why the Royal Flush Gang
would need it.

Not anymore.

Turns out
that chip's so cutting edge,

it has, like, a thousand
different applications, so...

I blew it.

Seems to be my thing today.


what's going on, Chester?

I'm sensing
a whole lot of sadness.

Yeah, aren't you supposed
to still be with Ray?

I have resigned
as Ray's liaison.

It turns out
I messed that up, too.

Now I'm, like, dead to him.

Oh, my God, Cecil,
I am--I'm so sorry.

I shouldn't have said that.

No, no, it's okay. Hey...

you gotta go easy on yourself.


The day I'm having?

I feel like I might as well
just gamble my per diem away

at the craps table
with Grandma Runk.

I mean, Tech Con's paying
in cryptocurrency this year,

which barely feels like
real money,

even though it totally is.

What if the Royal Flush Gang
didn't change their MO?

Chester, can we find out

if any STAR City casinos
also take cryptocurrency?


Hot damn.
Turns out they all do,

'cause they'll happily take
your money however they can.

And check this out.

These casinos have over 50 mil
in their digital coffers.

So what exactly would
the Royal Flush Gang need

to pull off a heist like this?

A computer
with a next-level microchip...

A massive power source
to run it...

And an expert in cyber
espionage to execute the hack.

They didn't change
their MO.

They just leveled up.

Okay, how do we stop them?

The second the hack starts,

I can trace it
and ping the location.

And I'll be ready.

So it's all done?

Transfer completed.

Who wants to be a millionaire?

I do.

and since more people

means smaller shares for us...

Someone's out of chips.

What the hell, man?

We planned this for years,
and now you're gonna kill me?

Of course not.

Jack is.

I'm all in.

It's over, people.

Haywood's back in Iron Heights.

Who wants to go next?

Ah, usually, I know
when to fold them.

You know 50 million--it's a lot
to leave on the virtual table.

And since my Queen is
a psychic who knows everything

you're going to do
before you do it,

go ahead, Flash, we call.

Four to one,
I like these odds.

Go ahead, Flash-y,
pick a card, any card.

Execute a full house maneuver,
all of you, now.

Hey, bud.

What? This is impossible.

I read your mind.
I saw what you were planning,

and then I trumped your hand
by going all in.

How did you--
You can read minds.

I can think at super speed.

Your thoughts--
after I read them,

you reshuffled the deck.

I guess the house
doesn't always win.

I'm so sorry, folks.

I know today did not
go as planned,

but the rocky road of science
will not stop me

from bringing you the best
Tech Con coverage ever.

Hey, Chester, you left

before I could thank you
for helping--

Yo, yo, it--it's my fellow
science geek, CSI Barry Allen.

Good to see you, man.

Good to see you.

So ixnay on the ashFlay.

Thanks for coming
to my livestream, dude.

For sure.
And this is

his first Tech Con ever.

Somehow that's true.

Yeah, so Barr.

How awesome is all this?
Oh, it's pretty awesome.

Have you seen the Magnus
Labs' Saturn Simulation?

Oh, dude, I was in it.
You can get in it?

Hey, Ray.

Hey, this is legacy honoree
Ray Palmer.

Hey, come say hi.

Have you seen
some of these displays?

Yeah, I mean,
the imagination on display

is just stellar.
Hey, Chester--

Welcome to my livestream,
Mr. Palmer.

But hey, it's been a great
first day of webcasting.

So how about we take a break?

Good, good 'cause
then we can talk about--

See you in ten, party people.

Hold this, please.

Talk about
what happened earlier.

See ya.

Well, he's not avoiding me.

Chester surprised me earlier
with a pitch fest

to mentor aspiring scientists
in the intention

of forming a startup
with one of them.

I--that sounds great.

And it would've been before,
but I...

I've grown a lot
the last few months.

So you don't
miss any of this?

I'm still a scientist, Barry.

But, you know, if I start
another big tech company,

next thing I know,
I get lost in all this again.

This is all so intoxicating,

and I--I don't want
to fall back into the trap.

I get that, but,

I mean, I'm not
the same that I was

the first time I put on
the cowl either.

You know I'm faster,
more confident,

more at ease with myself.

Yeah, you've grown too.

Yeah but one of the ways
that's happened

is learning to take time out
to help Team Flash grow, too.

Yeah, I've learned
just as much from them

as they've learned from me.

It's like being a CSI,
every day I work

with all my fellow officers
in all departments.

I mean, I do miss
scientific collaboration.

Just like I told Chester,
I'm not a Legend anymore,

and, uh, I don't have the CCPD.

So what?

You're Ray Palmer,
legacy honoree.

If you want something
that doesn't exist, invent it.

This copy is damn well-written.

What exactly
are you looking for?

If you even know.

Look, these stories
aren't bad.

They're well-sourced, thorough,

but CCC Media is about
more than just providing facts.

It's the voice of the people,

which means it needs
to have something to say.

It's literally the opposite
of objective journalism.

How about we leave
the editorializing to Iris?

Okay, it's right there
in the name,

"Central City Citizen."

Yeah, you guys landed
some pretty major interviews,

but every person's voice in
this city deserves to be heard,

not just the most famous
or high-profiled ones.

So what, we're not even
supposed to talk

to the DA
or the mayor anymore?

Yes, talk to them,

but then go talk to the janitor
who cleans the mayor's office

or a mom working two jobs
just to pay her bills,

because corruption
in this city--

it affects them
more than anyone.

Don't you guys see?

When we're at our best,

our readers see themselves
reflected in our stories.

So try again,

but this time, remember
who you're writing for.

You've already accomplished
so much,

and now you're
a CCTC legacy honoree.

What's next for you?


Well, honestly, I...

I'm not sure.

That question's come up
for me a lot today.

And, uh, you know I have been
doing a ton of research lately,

but I also don't want to repeat
my previous achievements.

So um...

I guess I'm having conflicting
thoughts about it.

It's a--it's a tough decision.

So you know what?

Maybe--maybe we should
all find out together

next year.

Okay, and on that note,

let's thank Ray Palmer
for joining us today.

You all should run.

While you still can.

Everybody, go.


don't make this difficult.

Show yourself.

I'm not gonna let you
hurt anyone.

Why don't you tell me
what it is you want?

Of course.

I came a long way
to find you, Flash.

Now that I have...

I'm going to kill you.

Whoever you are,

if you're looking for a fight,
you found one.

Oh, snap.

Time to let Flash do
what he does best

and kick some butt.

You're nothing
like I expected,

not that it matters.

Those who were once good

die just as easily.

Okay, well, that's not good.

What is that thing?
Oh, I'm picking up

some seriously advanced
tech readings.

You just had that thing
in your back pocket?

Oh, no. I just picked it up
from right there.

Oh, yeah.
Tech Con, right.

I think Barry's going to need
a helping hand.

Wait, what?

Like a superhero team-up
with the Atom?

What changed your mind?

My friends--
an old one and a new one--

but I'm still not a Legend.

Yeah, you're a hell
of a lot more.

I was born
amongst the stars, Flash.

Trapping me in a vacuum
in pointless.

Now, surrender,

and I promise you won't suffer.

And the suit still fits.

Hey, you been working out?

Yeah, thank you for noticing.

All right, you ready?

Flash, Atom,
who are you firing at?

Yeah, yeah,
he's right behind you.

Now I know how Diggle feels.

This guy isn't just strong,

I think he's messing
with our minds.

This isn't your fight, Atom.

Now, leave while
you still can.

Everyone has a weakness.

I'll keep him occupied.

You can't fool me
with a speed mirage, Flash.

My mind is too powerful.

Wait, you said
I was good once.

What happened to me?

You owe me that.

As you wish.

Bear witness
to a coming Armageddon

that you create ten years
from now,

one that destroys
your own planet.

It already happened, Flash.

That's why I, Despero,
have to kill you.

It's how I save our world.


Man, whatever you did...
Anytime, Flash.

Hey, you guys okay?


Where'd that thing go?

I don't know.

Barry, you know
you're not destined

to destroy the world, right?

Yeah, I know, but the visions

Despero showed me
seemed so real,

and he said, our world.

But what does that even mean?

I don't know, yet.

What if
he's mind-punking you?

Like how he made
you and Ray see

an illusion during your fight.

I don't think he was.

Every test I've run on Barry

that he's completely fine,
mentally and physically.

Well, I scanned
the residual feelings

that Despero left behind
inside your mind,

and there was no doubt
Despero was telling the truth.

He really did see those things.

Which means everyone's
in danger.


No, there's no way that you're
the bad guy in this situation.

What we need to do right now
is find out the truth.

I have a bad feeling
it's gonna find us

once Despero gets back
from wherever Ray sent him.

Yeah, well,

the tech inside his belt
was so complex,

I could barely recognize
the navigation system.

So instead of sending him
to a specific location,

I tried a random setting.

Who knows where he went?

Or when he's coming back.

Barr, how do we beat
a ten-foot-tall red alien

who thinks like Grodd
and punches like Fuerza?

By figuring out
what kind of alien he is.

Get that,
you may have some idea

of what his weaknesses are.

Like Kryptonians...
And kryptonite.

Great idea. I'll call Alex
in National City.

Yeah, so what do we do?

Well, he took our best shots
like they were nothing.

We need to be ready.
For what?

The fight of our lives.


this account of Despero

fighting Flash and Atom
is amazing.

Is Barry okay?

Yeah, it's just, Despero

is like no one
we've ever faced before.

Any notes?

Just one.
Publish this now.

People need to read it.

You saw everything
and survived.

The city needs to know
it can too.

By the way, I read
the revised articles

that you had Vanya,
Aariz, and Taylor write.


We're going straight
to print with all of them.

Whatever you did to inspire
quality work like this,

it must've gotten through.

Thank God,

but they're still not happy
with me.

Hmm, welcome to management.

Are you sure you don't
need me to stick around?

Nora can handle any

supernatural emergencies
while I'm gone.

And like you said, Despero
could come back at any minute.

It's okay, we're on it.

And if Despero
comes back again...

The Atom will embiggen.

All right.

Keep working on that one.
No, it...

Chester, what you did back
there at Jitters--

It was a huge mistake,
I know.

Was the best gift possible.

Between that and helping Barry
again as the Atom,

I have now realized
that there is

a middle ground to
this whole balance thing,

which is why
I want to return the favor.

So what if I created
a non-profit organization

to fund young scientists,
like your Jitters friends?

That would be awesome.

Great. I was thinking
I could call it,

the Quincy P. Runk Foundation,
if that's okay.

Barry told me
about your father.


Uh, yeah if you ever need,

like, a consultant
or anything like that.

I know who to call.

Oh and Barry,

there's one sure way
to prove to Despero

that you'd never
destroy the world.

What's that?

Just show him
who you really are,

like you do with this team
each and every day.

Barry, we got
an alien signal coming in hot.

are you sure about this?

Yeah, it's like Ray said,

the only way
to convince Despero

I'm not a threat is
to show him who I really am.

Prepare to die, Flash.

Every life ends
sooner or later.

Wise words from a dead man.

Despero, I'm not
gonna fight you again.

Really? I'm disappointed.

Striking down
a defenseless foe?

Well, there's
no pleasure in that.

So you enjoy killing?

Twist my words
at you own risk.

You wanted to kill me.
I'm not running anywhere.

Then neither am I.

In another time,
on another world,

we could've fought
side by side, you and I.

There's great strength
in you, Flash,

but I've seen your future.

The lives you take,
the betrayals you revel in.

You're the most dangerous kind
of killer

because you hide
in the body of a hero.

I'm not a killer.

I'm not whatever
you think I am.

I can prove it if you let me
show you the truth.

Or you can take
an innocent life

just to prove you're right.

You're either very stupid
or very brave.

I can't decide which.

Well, find out.
Scan my mind.

See for yourself, then decide.

I see no deception
in your mind.

But I do see truth.

And honor.

Flash, you're asking me
to risk allowing

the future I've already
witnessed to unfold.

I'm sorry.

But there's too many lives
at stake.

Don't you see?

This is why I came back.

This is the purpose
I swore to uphold.

What if you're wrong
about me?

I've spent my entire life
protecting this world.

All I'm asking for
is a chance to prove

I'd never turn my back on it.

Why should I believe you?

Because my name's
Barry Allen,

and I've nothing to hide.

Your boldness
impresses me, Flash...

And it's earned you
a stay of execution.

You now have seven Earth days
to prove that you won't become

the monster I've already
witnessed in the future.

If you can't convince me
in that time,

or if I find any trace
of a darker nature,

I will end your existence.

Greg, move your head.