Check out Violet’s recap of Season 1 Episode 10 of The Flash, titled Revenge of the Rogues, where Leonard Snart a.k.a. Captain Cold returns, this time with a new partner, Mick Rory a.k.a. Heat Wave! Following the recap, both Josh and Violet share their thoughts about the episode.
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Episode Recap of The Flash, Season 1 Episode 10: Revenge of the Rogues
The mid-season premiere of The Flash begins with Cisco, Caitlin, and Dr. Wells observing as Barry trains to get faster – by running from a bullet shooting, missile launching drone controlled by Cisco. Barry catches a missile and hurls it at the drone, causing it to explode. Cisco dubs the “man in the yellow suit” as “Reverse Flash.”
That night, Leonard Snart, a.k.a. Captain Cold, and his new partner Mick show up at a warehouse that contains several fancy cars. They wait for the cops to show up, but really they’re waiting for The Flash. When Snart realizes the Flash isn’t coming, he and Mick get back in their car and drive off.
Later, the police investigate the scene, including Barry and Joe, and they realize that nothing is missing. Barry tells Joe that the steel that dropped to the ground shattered like glass. He realizes it had been frozen – and that Snart is back. Joe tells Eddie to put out an APB on Snart. Barry and Joe conclude that Snart was setting a trap for the Flash.
Back at Snart’s hideout, Snart informs Mick that they’re planning to steal an expensive painting called “Fire and Ice.”
Barry goes over to STAR Labs and tells the others about Snart. However, Dr. Wells reminds Barry about his commitment to increasing his speed, and suggests that if Barry doesn’t put up a fight with Snart, then he’ll back off. Dr. Wells says that the rest of them will help the police catch Snart.
The next day, at the police station, Iris stops by to see Eddie at work. Barry walks in and asks Eddie where Joe is. He ignores Iris, then goes upstairs to find Joe in his lab. Barry then tells Joe that he doesn’t think he can focus on Snart right now because he wants to increase his speed in order to catch the man in the yellow suit. However, Joe is skeptical as to where this decision came from. Barry puts down his foot and says he’s made up his mind.
At home, Iris is packing up her stuff to move in with Eddie. Joe hugs her and says he’ll miss her. Barry stops by because Iris said she had something for him – it’s his old backpack with all his old comic books. Iris hurries out to go to work. Joe can see that something is wrong between Barry and Iris, and Barry admits that he told Iris how he felt about her. Barry says they both are just pretending it never happened. Then Joe get the Flash to clean up all of Iris’s boxes at super speed.
Over at the police station, Cisco demonstrates a ballistic shield that he and Dr. Wells designed which will withstand Captain Cold’s weapon. He shoots a blast of cold at the shield, and the ice on it quickly dissipates. Joe confronts Dr. Wells about Barry’s decision not to pursue Snart.
At STAR Labs, Barry finds Caitlin researching something called “Firestorm” – one of the last things Ronnie said to her before he flew away. Barry confesses that he told Iris how he felt about her. Caitlin tries to cheer him up. Barry realizes that “FIRESTORM” might actually be an acronym. Caitlin finds a report about “Fusion Ignition Research Experiment and Science of Transmutation Origination RNA and Molecular Structures” – it’s 800 pages, so Barry speed reads it. He gives her a quick summary, and tells her it was co-written by Jason Rush, a grad student in town.
The buyers of the Fire & Ice painting return on their private jet – and Captain Cold is there to greet them. The police show up, and Snart shoots at them. However, the police use their new shields, and Snart’s gun has no effect on them. Mick steps in and shoots at the police with his flamethrower, but Joe shoots the flamethrower, disabling it. Snart realizes the Flash isn’t coming, so they leave.
Barry goes to the police station and gets an update on what happened with Snart. Joe reports that 2 of his guys are in the burn unit. Barry agrees to help next time Snart and Mick show up.
At Snart’s hideout, Mick repairs his flamethrower. Then Snart pulls his gun and scolds him for losing focus, and it’s a standoff. Snart relents, and tells Mick that if he wants out, he can take the painting and go, but if they want to take control of the city, this is the only chance. Mick torches the painting, and inquires how to get the Flash. Snart says that the Flash has partners too.
Caitlin meets Jason Rush at the coffee shop to talk about Firestorm. He says this was a mistake and starts to leave. However, she stops him, saying that a friend of hers is in trouble, and that Jason is her only clue to help him. He decides to talk to her. He tells her that they were working on transmutation, the ability to alter matter on a molecular level. Professor Martin Stein, the co-author of the Firestorm report, was the team leader. They had melted a concrete wall, but the university threatened to shut them down, so Stein published the paper without their permission. He then went to a friend of his to secure private backing – and no one has seen or heard from Stein since. The next day, the army showed up and confiscated all of their research.
After her meeting with Rush, Caitlin returns to her car. But she is unable to open the door, because Snart sneaks up behind her and blasts it with his cold gun. Then he and Mick kidnap her.
When Barry returns to STAR Labs, Dr. Wells apologizes for pushing him to pursue his training rather than help the police. Cisco comes in and tells them he has found something interesting about Mick’s gun – that it can reach the hottest temperature an object can reach, just like the cold gun can reach absolute zero. He also dubs Mick as “Heat Wave.” They realize that the two guns could cancel each other out – if you could make them cross streams. Just then, Barry gets a phone call from Joe and rushes over to where Caitlin’s car was left, with the door still frozen. Barry vows to get her back, and says they have to find Snart.
Returning to the police station, Eddie hands Joe the file on Mick Rory, an arsonist. Just then, Captain Cold makes a live broadcast, and tells the Flash where to meet him that night. In the background, Mick is holding Caitlin captive, and Caitlin yells for the Flash to stay away, just as the transmission is cut off.
At Snart’s hideout, Mick tries to intimidate Caitlin. However, she says for him to do anything he wants to her, but leave the Flash alone. Mick points his gun at Caitlin, but Snart calls him off, and says it’s time to go. Mick sets up a trap for anyone besides them who enters the building, and puts a gag in her mouth.
Joe calls Barry and tells him it’s time. He also points out that after tonight, everyone will know that the Flash exists. Barry suits up and runs to the meeting point, which is surrounded by police. Snart and Mick shoot their guns at the Flash, and Barry tries to run in a pattern that would make their streams cross – but it’s not as easy as it seems.
Meanwhile, Joe and Cisco find the warehouse where Caitlin is being held. She is wearing a gag, and unable to warn them about the tripwire. Joe notices Cisco hit the tripwire, and is able to run and pull Caitlin to safety away from the explosion just in time.
Back with the Flash, he gets hit, and goes down. Eddie steps out with a shield to protect the Flash just as Snart and Mick try to finish him off. The Flash quickly moves Eddie to safety. Then the Flash runs slow enough to allow Snart and Mick to shoot him, and then suddenly increases his speed and runs away, causing the two streams to directly hit each other. This causes the two streams to cancel each other out, and throw Snart and Mick to the ground. The Flash thanks Eddie, then rushes off, leaving Eddie to capture the criminals.
Back at the police station, everyone celebrates the capture of Snart and Mick. Barry compliments Eddie for a good job, but Eddie doesn’t take credit, saying it was the Flash. Eddie gives the cold and hot gun to Cisco.
Back at home, Barry and Eddie help carry down the last of Iris’s boxes. Eddie waits outside, and Joe gives Barry and Iris a chance to say goodbye. Barry says he can see into the future, and that he sees her and Eddie really happy together, that everything is back to normal, and they’re still best friends. She picks up one last thing to bring with her: a picture of her and Barry. She gives her dad one last hug, and they all say their final goodbyes.
After she leaves, Joe and Barry decide for Barry to move back home into his old bedroom.
In the final scene, as Snart and Mick are being transported to prison, suddenly there’s an explosion. The truck stops, and the back doors open. Snart greets their rescuer, who is not shown, saying, “Hey, Sis.”
Violet’s Thoughts on Season 1 Episode 10 of The Flash: Revenge of the Rogues
As a fan of the show Prison Break, it was pretty awesome to see Michael Scofield and Lincoln Burrows back together, working as a team! They even almost went to prison together in the end – which would have been amazing to see them do a prison break from Iron Heights – but someone else broke them out before they made it to prison. However, it still seems that Scofield, er, I mean Snart, has all the plans, just like in Prison Break! It’ll be fun to see these guys keep popping up from time to time. And I’m curious who Snart’s sister is.
Dr. Wells sure is concerned about Barry increasing his speed. I guess it’s because he needs the Flash to be at a certain level in order to ensure the future or whatever. It was a little sad the way Dr. Wells told Barry that he hopes they’re not enemies. Of course, he quickly explained this statement away, but the audience knows it’s because they actually are enemies, since Dr. Wells is the Reverse Flash. Well, I don’t think this present Dr. Wells is Reverse Flash yet, I think that a future Dr. Wells is Reverse Flash. But the way he said it, was like he hoped there was some way that they would not become enemies. Unfortunately, I’m not sure if it’s even possible for them to not be enemies, especially if Dr. Wells is of the opinion that everything has to happen a certain way.
Oh, another thing I wanted to mention, was that I liked how Caitlin handled herself this episode. Of course Snart is going to pick the woman to kidnap. But Caitlin really held her own, seeming tough the entire way, even willing to sacrifice her own life to save Barry’s. She has definitely proven that she is not a weak character, at least in terms of her mindset and determination. She is not one to fold under pressure. I’m really liking her character more and more.
Well, now the world knows about the Flash. I wonder how that will change things going forward, if at all.
Josh’s Thoughts: The Flash, Season 1 Episode 10: Revenge of the Rogues
Scenes from The Flash, Season 1 Episode 11: The Sound and the Fury
Here are scenes from the next episode of The Flash, titled The Sound and the Fury: