Let me just get one thing out of the way: We did not find out who Savitar (Tobin Bell) really is. Regardless, Team Flash was hit with some cold, hard truths tonight. The main one being that it’s going to be a lot more difficult to save Iris (Candice Patton) than they originally thought…especially with a new villain now in their midst. Talk about the ultimate “Presto Change-o”…
The episode begins at Stagg Industries–a place we haven’t seen since ‘Fastest Man Alive’–which makes sense because two security guards are talking about the place potentially being bought out. They then run into Abra Kadabra (David Dastmalchian) who wants to steal a certain piece of tech contained in a capsule. The guards pulls guns on him but, as soon as they begin shooting, he teleports into the capsule and takes the device. When the alarm starts going off, he does a switcheroo and trades places with the guards, sealing them inside. Before he walks off, however, he snaps his fingers and makes water start pouring into the capsule. (This moment was really reminiscent of when the Reverse Flash stole the tachyon device from Mercury Labs back in ‘The Man in the Yellow Suit’.)
Meanwhile, at Jitters, Cecile (Danielle Nicolet) is fawning over Iris’ ring. She asked how Barry (Grant Gustin) proposed and Iris revealed that he serenaded her…which reminds Cecile that her sister has four tickets to Hamilton (loving all the Hamilton references in the Arrowverse lately). She asks Joe (Jesse L. Martin), Barry, and Iris if they want to come. Iris asks her when they’re for and Cecile says that it’s in July. Iris gives Barry a worried look (as it’s two months past her forecasted death) but he assures her that they’ll all be able to make it.
We then see Iris’ death at the hands of Savitar again and find out that Cisco’s (Carlos Valdes) vibing it to see if anything’s changed. It hasn’t. Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) suggests going over what they know to understand it but Cisco says that they won’t be able to understand it until it happens. Joe, Barry, and Julian (Tom Felton) get notified of the crime scene at Stagg Industries but, before they leave, Caitlin tells Julian that tickets came for him for the Central City Opera. He tells her that he was planning on inviting her but now she can just find someone else to go with. When he leaves, Cisco makes a horribly timed cold pun and Caitlin tells him that Julian still doesn’t trust her for lying to him about the Philosopher’s Stone. Cisco understands she was just doing what she felt like she had to do and assures her that he’ll come around but Caitlin thinks otherwise.
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