The Flash (2014–…): Season 8, Episode 14 - Funeral for a Friend - full transcript

Team Flash uses the distraction of a bank robbing Meta to detract from the grief of losing someone they love.

- ♪ Don't know what to say
I'm doing fine ♪

♪ But I'm not okay

♪ Still hear your voice
all on my phone every day ♪

♪ And I don't like
how you left that day ♪

♪ Your mother cried

♪ She had nothing to say

♪ Ooh, ooh

♪ You left your heart
in my hand ♪

♪ Ooh, ooh

♪ It's almost like
you never left ♪

♪ And it brings me closer

♪ Yeah, closer

♪ Yeah, closer to you

♪ Closer, yeah, closer

♪ Yeah, closer to you

- Clear!

- ♪ Yeah, closer

♪ Yeah, closer to you

♪ And it brings me closer,
yeah, closer to you ♪

- Freeze!
- Put your hands in the air!

Well, hello, officers.

- Now, that was fun.

- I am so not
in the mood for this.

All right, big guy.

I'm gonna give you one chance
to stand down.

- I'll give youone chance
to beat it.

- Chester, what's he wearing?


- Sorry.

Just give me a second to, um...

okay, okay, I got it.

The armor
matches the description

of an exo-suit
stolen from Ivo Labs.

It's charged by amplifying
the wearer's biochemistry,

so everything
from his movements

to even his emotions...

- Are fuel
that makes him stronger.

- You should've run away
when you had the chance, Flash.

Now this has to happen!

- There's a lot of people
in there.

- Okay Flash,
he just compromised

two steel girders
in that substructure.

That building's
gonna collapse.

- Allegra, Cecile,
I'm gonna use my lightning

to weld those girders
back together.

Take this guy down.

- Okay, let's do
a classic corral and contain.

Allegra, charge up
and hit him with a UV burst.

- Hey, Snow Pants!

Over here.

- And then Frost,
you swoop in to...

- Allegra!
- The blast knocked her out.

But she's still breathing.

- Guys, I'm... I am so sorry...

- Chester,
I need you to focus.

You gotta help me figure out

how I'm gonna stop this guy.

- Your friend
should learn how to aim.

- If you can try
to calm his emotions,

that could de-power the suit.

- You trying
to mess with my head?

- What just happened?

- It's all of my grief
from Frost...

and all the panic
inside the building.

I can't take it!
It's overloading me!

I can't use my powers!

- Pathetic. Worst heroes ever.

Okay, okay.

- You guys okay?
- Yeah.

- Chester, where'd he go?
- I don't know.

He just vanished.

CCC tip line still has
nothing on Mark Desmond,

AKA Blockbuster.

- Keep digging, please.

Chester says his suit
has some kind of cloaking tech

we can't track, which means
we're not gonna see him again.

Until he attacks.

- And when he does...

- Iris, we can't go
back out there like this.

I mean, we should have
easily stopped Desmond,

but Allegra and Cecile
were almost killed.

- We're all still
pretty messed up about Frost.

I think with any normal job,

we would take time off
to grieve.

But with Team Flash...

- This isn't a normal job.

Iris, how am I supposed
to tell people

who just lost a family member

they need to find
a way to mourn

and still get the job done?

- I don't know.

But if there's anyone
who can find the right words

to inspire us right now,
it's you.

- Thanks for taking the time
for this meeting, guys.

- Yeah, we realize it's a crazy
time with everything going on.

- Of course. Yeah, we...

we need to be together,
now more than ever.

- Speaking of, where's Caitlin?
- I didn't want to bother her.

I think she's preparing
for the funeral tomorrow.

- Maybe we should do
the same thing.

Look, while your satellite
is looking for Desmond,

Kramer put out an APB,

and she's got a unit placed
at every bank in town.

Luckily, we have
the time to take a break.

- In a perfect world,

it'd be great
to take some time off.

God knows we all need it,

but at any moment,
we could face something worse.

And whether we like it or not,

we're this city's
first line of defense.

We all saw
what happened out there.

If it had been
Bloodwork or Despero?

Frost is gone.

And we all need to mourn her,

but we also need to find
a way to protect this city.

- Didn't realize we were
having a team meeting.

- We figured you might need
some alone time.

- It's fine.

I haven't been sleeping
very much,

so I could use the distraction.

- Are you sure? I mean, I know
you must be dealing with a lot.

And I know how hard it can be
to organize a funeral.

- Actually, my mom is
handling all the arrangements.

- Okay. I mean,
if that's what you want,

but we're all happy
to pitch in...

- Like I said,
my mom's got it covered.

But if you've got
a problem with that,

feel free to give her a call,
offer your help.

'Cause I'm not going
to any damn funeral.

- Caitlin...
- Bar.

- Give her some space.
- Dad, she's hurting.

- Baby girl, I know.
- We all are.

But like Barry said...

we just lost a family member,

and that pain will keep us
from protecting those in need.

It will cloud everything we do

until we face it and heal.

- Yeah, but how are we
supposed to do that?

- By honoring Frost.

Look, I just...

took watercolor classes
at the community center

because Frost made me promise

that I would try
to express myself through art.

And I got to admit,
when I saw the first canvas...

I felt Frost
smiling down on me.

And we all have to find
our own ways to honor her,

'cause it is the only way

we are going to heal
as a family.

- There's still zero hits on
the tip line about Blockbuster.

It's already tough
knowing that people almost died

because we weren't ready
to face him,

but knowing that he could
reappear at any moment,

it makes what we're going
through that much harder.

- I know.

Which reminds me,

I think I've decided how

I'm gonna take Joe's advice
and honor Frost.

After her court battle
last year,

wrongly imprisoned metas,

that became a cause
really close to her heart.

So effective immediately,

I'm gonna dedicate 25% of
my caseload to pro bono work

in her honor.

- Frost would love that.
- Yeah?

- I'm gonna write a special
obituary for her on CCC.

- That's a great idea.

- Yeah, but every time
I sit down to write it,

I can't,


I mean, to write about her
in any meaningful way,

like how she died
saving her sister, I...

You risk exposing yourself

- as a member of Team Flash.
- Yeah.

But this is my job,
so why can't I push through?

Hey, Aariz.

When you interviewed last year,

you mentioned
writing obits once?

- For "Stars and Stripes."

When I was on active duty
with the Army in Afghanistan,

sometimes I'd help write obits
for soldiers who died

on classified missions
or had no family.

If I wasn't privy
to all the details,

I'd find other ways
to honor their memory.

- That's amazing.

Do you think that you
could take over Frost's obit

for tonight's headline?

- I always admired

how she handled those
ridiculous charges against her.

I could have it ready
in, say, an hour?

- Yeah, that would be great.
- Thank you.

- You got it.

Hey, Iris.

Honey, are you sure you want
to hand over something

so personal to somebody
who never even met Frost?

- Well, I think
an objective point of view

is exactly what I'm missing.

So does it do her justice?

- Well...

- You think Aariz
did a terrible job?

- It's well written
and factually accurate,

but it feels cold.

Like it was written by someone
who didn't know Frost.

But that's not why
I wanted to talk.

I could have read this
over email.

I wanted to see
how you're doing.

- I feel the same way.

why didn't you write this?

I mean, you've known Frost
longer than I have.

- I guess at first,
I felt like if I...

wrote it,
I wouldn't be able to say

that I wanted to say.

But the more I think about it,
the more I realize that...

I don't know what to say.

Carla, I may have known Frost
longer, but I didn't...

get to know her.

- And now you're angry at
yourself for lost opportunities

because you thought you had
all the time in the world.

I felt the same way,

being estranged
from Caitlin for so long,

and then I almost
made the same mistake

when Frost came around, but...

Luckily for me,
she didn't let me.

And in the end,
I got to know her just a bit.

And I'm... I'm better for it.

- So what do I do now?

- Well, here's
one thing I do know.

Frost wouldn't care about some
obituary that sung her praises.

She didn't give a damn
what people thought.

She just wanted
to protect them.

- That was her legacy.


Thank you, Carla.

- I think I know what to do now.
- Okay.

- Thanks.

- I'll see you tomorrow.
- Yeah.

Oh, excuse me.
Could I get that iced drink?

- The "Frost"?
- Sure.

But it's actually called
"Killer Frost."

- Well, it shouldn't be.

Never mind. Thanks.

- Welcome to "Citizentopia,"

where you,
the citizens of Central City,

share your stories.

I am here today
to talk about a fallen hero,

someone who
was often misunderstood,

a woman that you all know as...

Killer Frost.

But to the people
who really knew her,

she was no killer.

Frost saved lives,

and she changed them
for the better,

and I'm here with two people
who are proof of that.

Kamiko, Jamal,
thank you for joining us.

- Hello.
- Hi.

- Sure.
- Thanks for having us.

- So I understand
that you both had

a unique encounter with Frost?

- It was during
Bloodwork's attack on the city,

and we were in the subway.

It was just completely
overrun by his Blood Brothers.

- I was so scared.
- We all were.

It was a bunch
of strangers trapped

while those things
picked us off one by one.

- Until Frost showed up.

- Seeing her courage
in court...

I knew I was
on the wrong side of the bench.

So when she was released,

I reached out,
asking for forgiveness.

- And she caught me
right in the middle of it.

But she didn't turn me in.

- It was amazing.

Frost froze
those Blood Brothers

and helped us escape.

We owe her our lives.

- And what did Frost say?

- That I did my job...

but maybe
I should get a better one.

Man, I was a tagger.

If it wasn't for Frost,

I'd be in jail right now.

Instead, I got my first
gallery exhibit next week.

- So the next day,

I quit
the state prosecutor's office.

Now I'm defending metas
in Star City.

If it wasn't for Frost, we...

We would have
never gotten married.

- So wherever you are,

thank you.

- There must be
one perfect thing to do

- to honor Frost.
- Just because Joe

handed out
some greeting card advice

doesn't mean it's
the right thing to do.

- I don't know.
- Sounded pretty on point to me.

- How can one thing honor
someone as amazing as Frost?

- Barry told us about

the eternal flame
for Oliver Queen.

What if we made, like,
a...Frost-ified version?

Yeah, yeah, like
if I took her superhero costume

and I put it in a glass case
with cryo-coolers

so that it could create
a self-sustained blizzard?

So it'd stay frozen forever.

- You mean a snow globe?

- You know, it'd help if...

I wasn't the only one
coming up with good ideas.

- Passive-aggressive much?

- No, no. Not passive.

is getting Hershfield's

to put hummus
on our sandwiches.

- Oh, wow.

I didn't see you getting
butthurt over a sandwich

on my bingo card today.

- Also, you love hummus.
- I do, I do.

Hummus is wonderful,
but it's not a condiment.

Ketchup is a condiment.

Mustard? Also a condiment.

Hummus is like a side dish.

No, no. Hummus is a dip.

- Easy, condiment king.

I don't need you
Runksplaining hummus to me!

- Well, I don't need you being

so cavalier
with our sandwiches.

- Well, don't worry,
because I am never

bringing you lunch ever again.

- Ugh!
- Sorry, sorry.

Do you guys know
where the arctic parkas are?

- The cozy ones?
- Yeah.

- Starchives.
- Right.

Thank you. Gotta run.

CCC tip app's blowing up.

Something crazy is happening
at O'Shaughnessy's.

- Is Blockbuster here
to settle his late fees?

- No, it's not Blockbuster.

But I have a feeling
we're gonna wish it was.

Oh, come on, man!

- I am a party god!

- ♪ I like making
bad decisions ♪

♪ Is this ever gonna change?

- We can never unsee this.

- Hey.

- Is that your friend?
- Uh...

- 'Cause that jerk
just froze half the bar!

- Uh...sorry.

He's had a rough week. Here.

I'm going on break.

If he's not gone
by the time I get back,

I'm having him arrested.

- ♪ I like making
bad decisions ♪

- Hey, Chuckles! Garcia!

Come to join the party,
have you, yeah?

Yeah, you did!

What's your poison? Huh?

You look like
a fuzzy-navel man.

Coming right up.

- Thanks, but I actually, uh...

I actually don't drink.

- Awesome. More for us.

Oh, a big night out, huh?

Yeah, I've been there myself.

Now, sure, right now,
love is all cupcakes,

puppies, and monster trucks.

But just you wait
until one of you dies

battling an interdimensional
death demon.

Oh, yeah.

Pain is coming.

- Okay, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
- Use your knees.

There you go. No, no. Oh.

- You're okay, buddy.
- All right.

Well, you guys want to rob
a tech facility or something?

Might quiet the voices.

- This man needs Vibeaccinos.
- Lots of them.

I can run to Jitters.

- And leave me here
with Chillbooze?

No way.

- You know, you can't just
shoot down my ideas

without offering another.

- Fine.
- Let's get some food in him.

Do they serve fries here
or something?

- They must.

Ketchup bottle. See?

Mustard bottle.

Ooh, look.

No hummus bottle.

Case closed.

- It's a condiment.
- It's a dip.

- You're a dip.
- Well, call me hummus then.

- Ugh, you are impossible.
- I can't believe you.

- Hey!

both: What?

- You two are really
killing my party's vibe.

All right?

you're not even fighting.

You're just doin'
what friends do, baby.

Helping each other to see
the world in your own...

unique way.

It's what Frost did for me.

She shared her real self
with me.

Only I was too dumb
to share me with her,

and now it is too late.

But I'm glad
I got to see things her way.

- Oh,
all those muscles are heavy.

- Sweet dreams, party god.

- Al, I am so sorry...
- Chuck, I'm sorry...

- I can't believe
we're fighting.

- Over a dip.

- Yeah, I miss her too.

- You know, even though Mark
might be drunk as a skunk...

he was right.

We are really good friends.
The best.

So if we listen to each other,

I'm sure we could find that one
perfect thing to honor Frost.

- Yeah, actually,
now that I'm listening to you,

I think that your costume idea
was onto something.

- Yeah?

- Can I suggest one tweak,

- For sure.

- Okay.
- Yeah.

- She told me
she first felt like a hero

wearing this jacket.

Now that's how
we'll remember her.

- Always.

- Hold on to your badges.
- We have a tight one.

CSI Barry Allen

and reigning champ
Officer Daisy Korber

down to their last dog,


Allen wins it
in the upset of the century!

Thank you.


But I want a rematch next year,

- Sure.


How long were you in there?

I was hoping you could tell me.

Hey, do you mind telling
the contractors

to knock off all the hammering
or whatever that is?

- Uh, that's...

not construction.

- Oh, great.

Guess I overdid it
with the bourbon...

And the tequila...

and the vodka.

Hey, what's that?

- Satellite scans
looking for Blockbuster.

No sign of him yet, but...

He'll show up sooner or later.

This team still
isn't ready to face him.

- Not all that.
- Talking about this.

Did you do
all of these already?

- How are you doing?

- I never even got
to tell her how I felt.

Did she ever tell you about
the time that she signed us up

for a couples tag team
wrestling tournament?

I mean, we crushed it,

But then she gave our
championship belts away

to some kids at the ramen joint
where we were celebrating.

- 'Cause it wasn't
about winning.

It was about the experience.

- You really knew her well.

- I thought so, yeah.

I also...

thought finishing this list
would be a way

to honor her memory,

but even with everything
crossed off...

it still doesn't feel complete.

- Look, man,

as wild and crazy
as her lust for adventure was,

what my Snowflake lived for,
more than the thrills,

was taking care
of the people she loved.

That's what she really
wanted to do with her life.

Hell, she was literally born
to be Caitlin's savior.

She never lost sight of that.

- I know how
to honor Frost's memory.

But right now,
it seems impossible.

- What's impossible
for the Flash?

- 'Cause I'm not going
to any damn funeral.


- ♪ Everybody dies

♪ Surprise, surprise

♪ We tell each other lies

♪ Sometimes, we try

♪ To make it feel like

♪ We might be right

♪ We might not be

♪ Alone

♪ Everybody dies

♪ That's what they say

♪ And maybe
in a couple hundred years ♪

♪ They'll find another way

♪ I just wonder why
you'd wanna stay ♪

♪ If everybody

♪ Goes

♪ You'd still be alone

♪ I don't wanna cry

♪ Some days I do

♪ But not about you

♪ It's just a lot
to think about ♪

♪ The world I'm used to

♪ The one I can't get back

♪ At least not for a while

♪ I sure have a knack
for seeing life ♪

♪ More like a child

♪ It's not my fault,
it's not so wrong ♪

♪ To wonder why

♪ Everybody dies

♪ And when will I?

- I'm still not going.

- I... I just...

I came to apologize.

And to listen.

- I suppose it's no use
shutting the door

on someone
who can phase through it.

- Look, Caitlin, um...

about yesterday morning
in the lounge.

- It's fine.

I know you were
just trying to help.

- You know, trying and knowing

the right words to say
aren't the same thing.

And I'm sorry.
I said everything wrong.

- We've both been through a lot
over the last couple of days,

so I think it's okay
to let ourselves off the hook.

But you don't
have to worry about me.

I'm good, honest.

- You're still
having trouble sleeping?

- I've had a lot on my mind.

So yes, I've had
a few sleepless nights,

but medically speaking,
I'm not in any danger.

So thank you for coming.

- Caitlin, I know you'll regret

not going
to your sister's funeral.

- Unbelievable.

I mean, do you hear yourself
right now?

This isn't even about me.

This is about you

and your need to be the hero.

I am not one
of your missions, okay?

And not everything can just
be fixed with speed healing.

But I need to grieve Frost
in my own way.

So if you don't mind,
will you please leave?

Look, Caitlin,

I will leave you alone
if that's what you really want,

but before I go,
just ask yourself one thing.

What would Frost want?

For you?

You knew her
better than anybody.

Would she want you
to pull away?

Would she want us to let you?

- But you gotta promise me
something, all right?

You will never
shut yourself off

from me or the rest
of the team, all right?

- She'd tell me
to stop being an idiot,

get off my ass,
and live my damn life.

- That does sound like her.

- You know, Frost
was the voice inside my head

before I even knew
she had a name.

She was the one telling me
to be brave,

to be strong when I felt weak,

or that I was
never as powerless

as others made me feel.

Barry, when Frost died...

her singing died too.

Her laugh.

That voice...

that voice that made me whole.

So I can't go to the funeral,

because if I do,
if I see her in that casket...

I'll know that she's gone
for good.

What if that's not the case?

- What do you mean?

- Her voice
is still inside you.

As long as that's true...

- She's not really gone.

- Joe suggested that we all
find a way to honor Frost.

It was pretty hard
finding my answer.

But you?

You just have to listen to her.

So what's Frost saying
she wants you to do?

- Most of you know that I
did not want to be here today.

Not at first.

I was afraid
that seeing her here

would make her death
seem more real.

And I was scared.

You see, Frost was always
the fearless Snow sister.

Like that time she went
swimming with sharks

and picked a fight
with a shark.

Or when she was at Jitters

for their slam poetry
open mic night

and just grabbed the mic
and read a poem

she'd scribbled on a napkin
five minutes before.

See, Frost was always honest.

And the truth is...

I thought that if I saw
my sister laying here...

That I would
have to say goodbye.

But then...

A friend of mine
reminded me that...

that's not true.

That she lives on in all of us,

not just in me.

In her selflessness,

her unique way
of seeing the world,

and her deep love
for her family and friends.

So if we keep those parts
of her alive in us,

then she's not really gone,

and I can't think of a better
way to honor her memory.

I'll keep you alive, Frost.

I promise.

- It normally works.

- Dad, what were you thinking?

- Look,
bleach takes out stains,

and the curtains
were dirty, so...

I'm sorry, but no! No!

This whole retirement thing,
he's still real new at it.

- Look, this the cleanest spot
in the whole house,

and I would have done
a whole lot more

if Frost hadn't
taken my cleaning supplies

for her collages.

- Oh yeah, I still don't know
how she carried that stuff

- while ice-bridging across town.
- She didn't.

People were finding sponges
and yellow gloves for miles.

Actually, I think Wild Dog

uses one of Joe's mops
as a bo staff.


- This feels good,
remembering Frost like this.

Your advice worked, Joe.

- That had more to do with you
than with me.

- It was a beautiful eulogy.

- More than anything
we did to honor Frost,

you helped us heal today.

Thanks for
putting us back together.

- I didn't make it easy
on you guys,

so thanks for telling me
what I needed to hear anyway.


- That Blockbuster jerk's back.

- I'll have Kramer called CCPD.

- No way. This guy's ours.

Plus, we all wanted a rematch,

- And this time, we're ready.

- Barry?

- Tell Kramer
to warm a holding cell.

Let's go get this guy.

- I will tell the troops
to prepare an early headline.

- Hey.

- You got somewhere to be too?
- Nope.

- 'Cause I'd love to hear
some more stories about Frost.

- I'd like that too.

- I'm gonna make us
some coffee.

- Perfect.

Hey. We need to talk.

- Hey.
- Hey.

You know, it's rude
to keep your guests waiting.

I've got a bar
I'm supposed to be

getting thrown out of
right now.

- Sorry, I thought I had time
for one more supply run

before you got here.

- Is that a genome sequencer?

- Yes.
- And did you steal it?

- I borrowed it.

- Whatever, Caitlin.

Game recognizes game.

Look, you called. I'm here.

What do you want?

- Your help.

- Wow.

Did you forget to pay
your electricity bill?

Okay, that's not
too creepy or anything.

what is it that you want?

- I'm gonna
bring Frost back.

And you're gonna help me.

- So what do you think?

I think we just found

tomorrow's front page.

Crushed it!

Uh, I mean, thank you.

I will interface
with publishing

and get this out the door ASAP.

- It's okay. Own it.

This is a great article.
You should be proud.

Now, if you'll excuse me,

I still have
a ton of work to do.

It's gonna be a late night.


By the way, it's really good

to have you back
from Coast City.

CCC Media was not
the same without you.

- You guys had Allegra.

I hear she did great
filling in.

From who?

I'm... I'm gonna leave now.

But hey, about
the Flash's latest takedown,

I know he worked with Frost,
but there have been reports

of him working
with other people, too,

only no one knows who they are.

Shouldn't we investigate them?

- Hmm, um...

I will think about it.

- Oh.

I forgot my...



- Greg, move your head.