The Flash (2014–…): Season 8, Episode 5 - Armageddon, Part 5 - full transcript

The conclusion to Armageddon presents an opportunity for The Flash to end his lifelong battle with Reverse Flash, but the payoff could be too much for Barry and the team to handle; Mia Queen drops in from the future looking to save a lost loved one.

Of course I'm really here.

You sounding kinda strange.
You okay?

I am now, yeah.


You wanna tell me
what's really going on?

You don't remember either.


Uh, he--

he changed things.

Made me think I was crazy.

He took away my life,

piece by piece,
until I lost everything.

Thawne started
his own Reverse-Flashpoint.

Joe, you died.


well, I'm so sorry

you went through that.

Hey, listen to me.

I'm here now,
and I'm not going anywhere.

I know, it's just...

seeing you again after
everything that's happened...

It's just--

I can finally breathe again.

Nothing like
a second shot at life.

Barry, why is there
a supervillain

standing in my living room?

Thank you, but I'm not here
to cause trouble.

how are you still here?

I don't know.

My theory, I was connected

to the time stone
you were wearing.

And when you created a portal,
it drew me to 2021 also.

Although I haven't faded yet,
I'm sure I soon will.

And once you do...
I die.

But my daughter, Nora, lives.

Only that hasn't happened yet,
and I don't know why.

Maybe if I had the time stone.

That was handy.

what you're doing now...

I'm no hero, Barry.

I'm just a dad.


You're under arrest.
For what, officers?

I haven't even done anything.


And do you want to know why?

Because I'm not ready
to die yet.

I can't believe everything
that you went through.

I mean, these last few days
have been so...normal.

Boring, even.

I mean, I'm glad
nobody remembers.

And Frost and Chillblaine
were married.

That's insane.

What about Chuck and me?
What were we doing?

I mean, same as now, I guess.

I don't know, I mean,
we weren't really teammates

in that other timeline, so--

I do know Chester helped build

the energy absorption tech
that saved the world.

Hold on.

There you go.

Holy Ron Mallett.
This circuitry is next level.

Okay, nice work, future me,

but is it okay
that I have this?

I don't want to start,
like, a Chester P-point.

I mean, maybe just don't
talk about it on your podcast.

Ah, got you.

Well, Barr,
you risked everything

to prevent Armageddon

and gave all of us
a second chance.

And we are
really damn grateful,

especially me.


You really are
a true hero, Barry.

It's Taylor
with a news alert.

Thawne is at CCPD.

I know what you're thinking.

You're thinking,
why did I do that?

Well, I did it
to draw out your hero!

What is taking him so long?

You want a hero?


You know,
normally, I'd be intrigued

to meet the great Green Arrow,

but unfortunately,
today, I don't have the time.

Where's William?
Who's William?

Wrong answer.


That's a temporal fade, pal.

Looks like you're not too much
longer for this timeline.

Too bad.

Now, where the hell's
my brother?

Enough with the questions.

Sorry, kid...

But I don't have time
for family drama.

Stay down, Thawne.


I didn't come here to fight.

I came here
to make a scene, publicly,

so that
there would be witnesses

for what I have to ask you.

What is it?

I need you to save me.

So Thawne messed
with the timeline.

No wonder I picked up
on his temporal energy.

He must be loaded with it.

Is that why you're here
in 2021?

No, I tracked Thawne's scent
by mistake.

I was looking
for something else.

Maybe we can help?

I'm Chester P., by the way.
New guy.

And it is so cool to meet
the future Green Arrow.

Mia Queen,

progeny of Felicity Smoak
and Oliver Queen.

I know all the stories.

Yeah, not all the stories.

Look, what did Thawne mean
when he said, "save me"?

Save him from what?

You see how he's fading
in and out?

Same thing happened to me
in his Reverse-Flashpoint.

He's being erased.

Once the process is complete,
he'll die.

So when you removed
Thawne's changes,

the timeline decided
to remove him too.


Okay, but when Thawne died,

he came back somehow
after Eddie.

I mean,
could that happen again?

No, this is different.

When I reset the timeline,
I used Damien's time stone.

It eliminated
all possible time variables,

restoring a single,
permanent timeline again.

This one.
So if he dies this time...

It's game over for good.

I need to call Frost.

If we're gonna decide
what to do about Thawne,

we need the whole team here.
Wait a minute.

You're not actually considering
saving him, are you?

Mia, we know
that Thawne is bad,

but we still need
to talk this through

before we make any decisions.


If that's how
you guys do things.

But you're making
a big mistake.

I will go talk to her.

Can you see
if you can find out

how much time Thawne has left?

You want something?

Mia, you never said
why you came to 2021,

but I'm guessing
it's important.

So what is going on?

I'm here to find my brother.

William's missing.

I just hit another dead end.

What happened?

It was the night
I decided to put on the suit.

William and I went
to see Dad's statue,

but we were attacked.


I haven't seen
my brother since.

I've been looking
for him for two years.

I'm so sorry.

Found a temporal energy
signature at the crime scene

which led me here,
but every trail goes cold.

Now, this is
all I have left of him.

William gave it to me
the night he was taken.

Sometimes I wonder

if it's connected
to why he's still gone.

Have you asked
Felicity for help?

She wouldn't understand what
I've had to do to get this far.

What is that
supposed to mean?

Mia, have you--
Killed anyone?

I will if I have to,
for William's sake.

Sometimes, blood for blood
is the answer.

You know, your dad thought
the same thing once.

That in order to protect
his city,

he had to take lives,

but all he ended up doing
was ruining his own.

I think you know that,

or else you wouldn't be
so afraid to go see your mom.

You're the one who's afraid.

Thawne killed your dad

and then tricked you
into almost marrying him,

all the while
making you believe

you had a choice in it all.

You, Iris West-fracking-Allen.

And now you're too afraid
to give him what he deserves.

You think my life
will be ruined if I kill?

What about yours if you don't?

'Cause it sounds like you'd be

a lot better off
if he was gone.

How much longer do I have?

Best I can tell, two hours,

and then you'll fade away.

Two hours until you save me,
right, Caitlin?

Because you, Barry,
and Team Flash,

you're the good guys.

You'll do the right thing.

Some of us
might surprise you.

Not you. You're a doctor.
You won't kill me.

No, I won't.

But I can accept it
when someone dies.

Is that right?

Maybe you forget,

I know the real Caitlin Snow.

You're right where you were
eight years ago, remember?

Living your safe,

orderly life.

Preparing for a perfect future

with your idiot fiancé.

And then--

It all came crashing down.

What is wrong with you?

Ronnie was my whole future,
and he is never coming back.

"He's never coming back."
That's what happens.

What about you?

You could've moved on.

I mean, you should've moved on.

But instead, you're stuck here
where you were

eight years ago
helping Team Flash

and Barry Allen instead
of getting on with your life.


You want honesty?

When I was a resident,
fresh out of med school,

one of the first things
they taught me

is that sometimes,
you lose a patient.

That death is a part of life.

So guess what?

It's your turn,

because all the speed

in the world

can't help you outrun
what's coming for you.

You'll save me.

You'll save me, Snow.
You don't have a choice.

And another thing:
I stayed here

because Barry
and the rest of the team,

they're not just friends,
they're family.

And just so we're clear,

what I've been doing
for the last eight years

is hating you.

So if you're looking
for someone to save you,

look somewhere else.

You okay?

What happened?

We need to let Thawne die.

Caitlin told me
about your talk.

Something I want to know.

Why did you create
a Reverse-Flashpoint,

steal my life?


It was the best way
to hurt you.

Don't you have
anything better to do

than trying to destroy my life?

Destroying you is my life.

That still
doesn't explain why.

Why what?

What did I ever do to you?

Almost two centuries

from right now,

we meet
for the very first time.

For my part,

I'd finally discovered ways
to possess speeds.

Speeds faster
than anyone alive.

And just as I was about

to present myself
to the world...

You showed up

in pursuit of some stupid case,
dazzled the crowd.

Ah, you were dazzling.

And then--and then
you saved the crowd.

A crowd
that I was meant to save.

A crowd that was meant
to thank me.

You stole my greatest moment.

I admired you.

And you humiliated me.

And it was in that moment
that I knew

that I had to get
faster than you.

Only a sociopath

would react
to something so small

with that kind of rage.

What you call rage...

I call commitment.

So if you won't stop
hating me,

what happens once I save you?

I'll just go on
with my life's work:

finding new ways to kill you.

You know what to do, Flash.

What are you doing here?

I went to the future
to see for myself

whether or not Armageddon
had been prevented.

Then you know that it was.

But I also witnessed
the return of your rival.

You must know
as long as Eobard Thawne lives,

he can still bring about
another Armageddon.

So what do you want me to do?

Listen to your friend.
Let him die.

If you want him dead so much,

why don't you
just kill him yourself?

I would,

but he could come back
as he did before.

This is the only way
to assure his absolute death.

You know it's the right thing
to do, Flash.

You can't be serious.

You can't just let Thawne die.

I gave him a chance
to prove he can change.

He can't.

So what, we just kill him?

Thawne messed
with the timeline,

and now the timeline
is fighting back.

I say we let it.

Me too.

Look, Thawne did this
to himself,

and it's not like
we can save him,

so it's time to let him go.

Look, I know
that we're the new kids

and we don't have
the same history with Thawne,

but that's a good thing,

because I don't care
who Thawne is.

I care who you guys are,

and you save people.

I know because you saved me.
And me, literally.

You're right.
You are the new kids.

And so when it comes to Thawne,
I'm sorry,

but you don't get a say.


maybe we should
think about this.

We already have.

You guys don't understand
what Thawne's capable of.

It's time to keep everyone safe
by finally letting Thawne die.

Barry, Iris, we need to talk.



What the hell is wrong
with you two?

Since when do we
let people die?

Dad, you know who Thawne is.
Yeah, I do.

And that man came to you
for help,

which means you're obligated
to try and save him.

Joe, he killed you.

No, I know you don't remember,
but I do.

If we don't let
this happen now,

our family will never be safe.

You don't think I want
to see him dead either?

'Cause I do.

If I learned one thing
being a cop,

it's that
you can't just protect

the people you think are good.

You have to protect everyone.

That's what heroes do.

I know that.
Do you?

A hero is not
just in the name, Barry,

or in a red suit.

It's the choices we make
that decide

who and what we become.

You know that.
Dad, we don't have a choice.

Thawne isn't giving us one.

You always have a choice!

Now, did either one of you

even try to think
of a way to save him?

You already found one.


We could save him
if we take his speed away,


Just like Jefferson Pierce
did to you.

Listen, Joe, wait--


This decision is
for the two of you.

But I can tell you one thing:
if you let Thawne die,

you don't have to worry about
him destroying our family.

We have to talk to Caitlin.


The heroes of this world
have failed.

But if they won't end
Thawne's existence,

then I, Despero, will take
matters into my own hands.

Mia Queen.

Mia Queen.

Mia Queen.

And you're gonna help me.

Barry, are you sure?

Yeah, look,
if we're really heroes,

we can't turn our back
on anyone, including Thawne.

So you want to take away
his speed to save his life?

All right,
what if it doesn't work?

It will.

Before the timeline reset,
Jefferson hit me

with enough continuous voltage
to nearly sever

my connection
with the Speed Force.

Like blowing a fuse.

And you want to do
the same thing to Thawne.

And once his speed is gone,

A.R.G.U.S. will take him
into custody.

We've already called Cisco.

Jail time won't make up
for all the lives he destroyed.

Look, you're right, but...

we can't let Thawne
change who we are.

You're a fool.

Thawne must be erased
from time itself.

Why can't you see that?

Despero, without his speed,

Thawne won't be a threat
to anyone ever again.

Thawne recovered
his powers before.

This is
your final warning, Flash.

Stand down and let Thawne die
or suffer the consequences.



It's not too late, Flash.

Let Thawne die
so Armageddon can end.

Light up, Allegra.
We're going after Flash.

No, Barry can handle Despero.

You two protect Thawne
no matter what.

You sure, Boss?

If Despero attacks us too,
we need to be ready.

What if Despero kills Barry?

I mean, they fought before,
and it wasn't exactly close.

Let's hope
it goes better this time.

I was right about you
all along, Flash.

You are humanity's enemy.

I'm choosing to save a life,
Despero, not end one.

That's what heroes do.

But you've never been a hero,
have you?

What are you implying?

What you told me
about your home world,

that was all a lie, wasn't it?

You weren't
the heroic rebel leader.

You were the despot.

The one who inflicted
pain and suffering.

Who killed to get
what he wanted.

I did what was necessary.
No, you're wrong.

You've been wrong

this whole time
about everything.

You're no hero, Despero.

You're just like Thawne.

Only in your eyes, Flash,

because I know
what must be done.

The greater good
that must be embraced

in order for this world
to survive.

All that remains

is for me to show you.

secure S.T.A.R. Labs.

Frack, we just lost power.

What about Thawne?
That's what's so weird.

Backup system just kicked in,

but only for
the force field trap.

What? No, no.

That doesn't make
any sense, unless...

It's Despero.

We're under attack.

Get down!

Mia, what the hell, girl?

Iris West-Allen.

You and Flash
made this decision.

And now you'll die
for making the wrong one.

Mia, listen to me.
This isn't you.


Mia, she's right.

Take my power.
Take my strength.

Fight him.


You think I'd release
this perfect vessel?

Mia, stop.

I know you can fight this.

The child is gone, human.
No, she's not.

Mia, I know you can fight this
because you already have.

Look around--you could've
killed us all, but you didn't.

Mia, she's right.

Fight him.


Mia, think about William.

Is this the path that
he would want you to choose?


Allegra, Frost, in the hallway.

I'll go check on them.

I'm so sorry.

My pawn failed.
Your friends survived.


What did you do?

Nothing compared
to what I'm going to do now.

I told you Thawne must die,
and he will.

That's why I'm taking matters
into my own hands.

I'm going to be the hero
that this world needs, Flash.

Not you.

Barry, are you okay?

Yeah, I think so.
I--what's going on?

I've got the secondary power
circuits up and running,

but I'm picking up insane
energy readings out there.

I'm talking, like,
atomic bomb level readings.

That's Despero.

He must be willing
to wipe out the whole city

to get what he wants.

He's gonna kill us all.

Just so Thawne will die.

How's Mia?
She's resting.

Frost is keeping an eye on her.

Thank goodness
Iris got to her before she...

Right, but what in the world
are we supposed to do now?

We beat Despero to the punch.

We whammy Thawne's speed
right now,

make him a permanent jaywalker,
before Despero whammies us.

It's okay, Cecile.
We all decided it together.

Chester, where are we with...
Project Whammy?

Well, I still have to finish
calibrating your suit.

Well, how much time
do we have

before the timeline resets?

A few minutes, maybe less,

and only if Despero
doesn't wipe us out first.

Look, we are not
losing today.

Not our city.
Not a single life.

I don't know how,
but there's gotta be a way

to stop Despero long enough
for Chuck to do his thing,

so come on.

We're Team Flash.

What can we do?

The energy
Despero's harnessing

is from his home world,

but, I mean, even if
the energy's alien,

the flame of Py'tar
is still a flame.

You can harness it
with a vacuum.

And then disperse it,

but I--I'd still
need a way to direct

all that energy
into the atmosphere.

Wait, if a delivery system
is what you need,

then I got the ticket.

Okay, so you know how
the P.E.D. redirects energy?

Turns out the materials

in that puppy
are damn versatile.

So I took the liberty
of using them

to make these.

No way.

Chuck, you're amazing.

Yeah, I can work with these.

They're a perfect fit, Chester.

Now run, Boss, run.

Now, Flash, your city dies

so that this planet's future
may survive.


It's gone.

My connection to the flame!

Damn you, Flash.

It's over, Despero.

Flash, you've no idea
what you've done.

I swear
by the moons of Kalanor,

you'll pay for this.

This whole planet will.

Flash, we got
less than 30 seconds

to save Thawne
before the timeline resets.

All right, get ready,
Chester, I'm on my way.

My speed.

I need more time.
You're out of time, Thawne.

Calibration complete.
Go for it.

On my mark, lower the shield.


There is no trace

of the Negative Speed Force
left in your body.

Barry, you did it.

What exactly...
do you think you've done?

We just saved
your life, Thawne.

Don't make us regret it.

You think you saved my life?

You took my speed.

My speed is my life.

You took my life!

And left me in hell.

Now this is epic.

Epic, epic...

Wow, I don't know
what's more impressive.

This place or us.
Us, definitely.

I haven't been
in a place this swank

since my debutante days.

Well, we have the place
to ourselves tonight.

And since Thawne's
at A.R.G.U.S.

and Despero's finally gone...

For good, it seems like.

I figured
we deserved a night off.

Look, about me going evil
and trying to kill you all--

Already forgiven.

We're just glad
to have the real Mia back.

And that, beautiful people,
is it for shop talk.

Yes, absolutely.

I think we've had enough
of aliens and evil speedsters.

Does that go
for evil magicians too?

I know what you did
to Laurel Lance, Damien Darhk.

How about I return the favor?

By all means, go for it.

I thought I'd be a dead man
by now anyway.

I need a drink.

A real one.

Damien, I'm sorry.
Me too.

And now the timeline's reset,
I should be gone.

Damien, I don't know
what to say.

You just did.

That aroma seems familiar.

Sebastian James?

My favorite scotch.

Did you guys always party
this hard

after a successful mission?

I wish.

By the way,
I--I came across something

that might
help you find William.

The symbol on the Hozen,

it matches a symbol from some

heavily redacted documents
from Berlin.

Only my source
couldn't find out more

thanks to some
very intense firewalls.

You know,
I think I know a hacker

who might be able to help me.

You're going to see Felicity?

You were right, Iris.

I can be the person
she always wanted me to be.

Thank you for helping me
find myself again.

You made the choice
to be a hero.

Your dad would be proud.

And hey, you know,

don't be a stranger
while you're here in our time.

Bart and Nora,
they drop in on us a lot,

and I think you guys
would get along really well.

Anyways, cheers.

I know that look.

♪ Someone's got a crush


No, me and Allegra are just--

we're just friends.

Sure. Sure.
Yeah. Yeah.

She could be a lot more
if you decided

to stop sipping root beer
and go put a move on her.

I'm a lot more intuitive
than people give me credit for.

Come on, go for it.

You look great.

Moves, moves.

Put the moves, moves, moves.

Hey, Allegra.

You look,

Thanks, Chuck.

Not bad yourself.
Thank you.

Hey, I don't know
what's up with you two.

What are you--

We're just standing here.

Like normal people.

Normal. Normal.
Both of us, man.

I just mean how you called
me out about Thawne earlier.

Oh, that.

I don't know
what got into me.

No, I mean,
you guys were right.

That's what I needed to hear.

So I just wanted to say thanks.

Cool. Yeah.

I mean, you're welcome.


Have a good night.

Anyway, cheers.

Damien Darhk?

Are you here to arrest me?

I'm not a cop anymore.

I--I came to say thank you.

You helping Barry
restore the timeline,

it's pretty damn selfless.

Well, what can I say?

Being a parent kinda...
changes you.

Mm, for the better.


Yeah, I wish I knew
why I was still here.

I should be gone by now, Joe.

Nora should be in my place.

Well, maybe you still got
a little work to do.

Are you trying to cast a spell?

More like a prayer.

Maybe this is
my unfinished business.

What is this?
It's a gift.

Father to father.

And I think you're gonna
need that some day.






Nora. It's really you.

Where are we?

Doesn't matter.

I'm just glad
I got to see you before I go.

What do you mean?

I don't understand.
You're leaving?

I thought you were--

I will be,

but I guess I just needed
a little more time.

Wait. Dad, please.

I don't know what's happening,
but you can't leave now.

I just got you back.

I love you, Nora-doll.

When was the last time
we had a night out again?

I don't know.
It's been too long.

Is that Nora Darhk?

Barry Allen?


What am I doing here?
What just happened?

Where is my dad?


Please, someone,
tell me what is going on.

You're okay,
thanks to your dad.

He's gone, isn't he?

Why is this happening again?

Because Damien Darhk promised

that he would do whatever
it takes to save his daughter,

and he did.

Come on.

There's a story
I need you to hear.

Sorry, I've never done that.

So a lot's happened

these past few days.

The world
almost didn't make it,

but it did,

thanks to all of you
and a dedicated father.

We all survived because...

when faced with the very worst,

it's our choices
that define us.

And the choices that we made
are why we're all heroes.

So to making our own destiny

and protecting it.


all: Cheers.

Thank God.

Now everything can go
back to normal.

Greg, move your head.