Check out Violet’s recap of Season 1 Episode 12 of The Flash, titled Crazy For You, where a new meta-human appears who can teleport, and Barry and Caitlin go out on the town! 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 12: Crazy For You
This episode of The Flash begins with the Flash rescuing a couple from an overturned car before it explodes. When Barry returns to STAR Labs, Caitlin informs him it’s the fastest he’s ever run. After Barry heads home, Caitlin confronts Cisco about the fact that he’s looking into Firestorm. She doesn’t want him looking for Ronnie because she claims to have moved on, but Cisco doesn’t buy it.
Meanwhile, a girl named Shawna uses her meta-human powers to teleport into Iron Heights Prison, and then teleports her boyfriend, Clay Parker, out. The next day, Joe and Barry investigate the breakout. Barry finds some sort of particulate residue. Joe also arranges for Barry’s dad to walk by for a short visit while they’re there.
Back at Shawna’s place, she explains to Clay how her power works: she can jump to anywhere that she can see. She wants to leave the city, but Clay says he owes Marcus some money first, and with her powers, she can help pay off that debt.
At STAR Labs, they take a look at the particulate residue that Barry found at the prison and trace it to Shawna. They figure she can lead them to Clay Parker.
Cisco pays a visit to Hartley’s cell to question him about Ronnie, but Hartley won’t give up any info unless he gets out of his cell.
Barry meets up with Iris for coffee. She laments the fact that she’s only looked to for stories about the Flash. Barry tells her they’ll find a great story for her to write about.
Joe and Barry visit Barry’s dad, who informs him that Parker can’t leave Central City without paying Marcus off. Barry tells his dad to stop playing cop. He promises.
Cisco has Hartley wear some special handcuffs and decides to let him out. Hartley shows Cisco a bomb shadow of Martin Stein outside of the STAR Labs building. When Cisco tries to take Hartley back to the Pipeline, Hartley attacks him. However, Cisco fights back and uses a device that hurts Hartley’s ears. Hartley agrees to show him what he knows, but says he has to take the handcuffs off first.
Caitlin informs Barry of an armed robbery in progress involving Shawna and Parker. The Flash catches Shawna loading up some bags they stole from an armored truck. She teleports around, and he uses his super speed to keep trying to catch her. That is, until Parker tries to shoot him in the back of the neck. However, Barry reaches back and catches the bullet just in time. Meanwhile, Shawna and Parker teleport away.
Caitlin patches Barry up back at STAR Labs. The bullet just barely broke skin. Dr. Wells is not surprised to hear that Shawna is able to teleport. Caitlin names Shawna “Peek-a-Boo.” Dr. Wells wants to focus on the limits to Shawna’s powers.
Barry stops by to see if Iris needs any help writing her story for the paper, but she and Eddie have plans. Barry calls Caitlin up to accompany him to some bars that Shawna and Parker used to frequent. Caitlin figured they could each also try to meet someone new while they’re there.
Cisco and Hartley go to Barry’s lab at the police station. Hartley tells Cisco that Dr. Stein specialized in transmutation: taking two things and making them one. They take a look at some security footage of the particle accelerator explosion and they see that Ronnie and Dr. Stein merged together. While Cisco is distracted, Hartley removes his cochlear device and uses it against Cisco, then leaves while Cisco is writhing in pain on the floor.
At the bar, Caitlin has a little too much to drink. She and Barry do some karaoke together. Barry meets a girl named Linda while Caitlin is in the bathroom. She compliments him on his singing, and uses an app to put her number in his phone. As Barry and Caitlin leave the bar, Caitlin pukes.
Parker and Shawna pay Marcus back the money he owes. When Marcus pulls a gun on Parker, Shawna gets scared and teleports to the other side of the room. Marcus wants to keep working with them. Just then, Joe and the police raid the building, and there’s a shootout. Parker gets shot, then Shawna teleports them away.
Barry superspeeds Caitlin home, and uses his superspeed to change her into her pajamas. Then he tucks her in bed.
The next day at work, Caitlin is hungover and doesn’t remember much from the night before. Cisco confesses that Hartley is gone and that he let him out. He also confesses that he had locked Ronnie into the particle accelerator and has felt guilty about that all this time. Caitlin tells Cisco that it wasn’t his fault.
Dr. Wells informs the team that if Shawna can’t see, then she can’t teleport. Just then, Barry gets a phone call that his dad has been stabbed.
Barry and Joe visit Barry’s dad in the prison hospital. Joe tells Barry that his dad called the police with intel that helped them track down Clay and Shawna, and arrest Marcus. Barry’s dad tells him that one of Marcus’s guys, Julius, is the one who stabbed him.
The Flash superspeeds Julius outside of the prison and asks where Marcus Stockheimer’s next job is going to be. Not wanting to add any extra time to his sentence for trying to escape, Julius tells him the time and location of the federal reserve truck that’s supposed to contain millions. It’s supposed to be happening right then, so the Flash speeds off, leaving Julius to get caught outside of the fence.
The Flash stands in front of Clay’s car just as they begin to drive through a tunnel. The Flash and Shawna fight a bit, then she teleports back into the car, and they drive through the tunnel some more. Dr. Wells reminds Barry that Shawna can’t teleport if she can’t see, so Barry breaks all the lights in the tunnel, and the headlights on the car. Clay runs off and leaves Shawna helpless in the car.
They lock Shawna up in the Pipeline with one way glass that’s mirrored on the inside, so she can’t get out.
Barry tells Caitlin that he thinks they’ve both been hung up on people for too long. Caitlin realizes that if Ronnie merged with Martin Stein, then he’s not alive anymore, and that it’s time for her to move on and find someone new.
The Flash pays Iris a visit and leaves her some info about Clay Parker’s breakout. She snaps a picture of the Flash as he speeds away. Barry stops by Iris’s office, but it turns out he’s not there to see Iris – he has a lunch date with Linda, the girl from the bar.
Barry visits his dad at the prison hospital and tells him about his date. His dad shows him Iris’s picture that made the front page of the newspaper. Barry’s dad makes a few connections and implies that he knows Barry is the Flash. He tells him that he’s proud of him.
In the final scene, some construction workers look around in the sewer and see the name “Grodd” written on the walls. Then a large gorilla attacks and kills them.
Violet’s Thoughts on Season 1 Episode 12 of The Flash: Crazy For You
So, what I got from this episode is the following: Cisco is super gullible, and CW really likes love triangles. But I’m pretty sure we all knew the latter. Seriously though, I can’t believe that Cisco trusted Hartley not once, but twice, the second time after Hartley had already tricked him! You would think that as smart at Cisco is supposed to be, that he wouldn’t fall for Hartley’s tricks, especially not twice in a row. You’d think that if he was actually going to take Hartley away from STAR Labs, he’d for sure make Hartley keep those handcuffs on, coming up with a way to cover them up, if they needed to be “inconspicuous.” But nope. Well, at least Cisco got the information he wanted, and now we know that Ronnie and Dr. Stein are merged together. But now Hartley is out there somewhere with the potential to cause a lot of trouble.
The show also created some new love triangles. It seems like now that Caitlin knows Ronnie is gone, she likes Barry. But Barry likes this new girl, Linda. And now that Barry is dating Linda, Iris is going to get jealous. Sigh. Oh, CW. Okay, okay, I’ll admit I kind of want to see where all this leads.
Anyway, other than that, it was a pretty good episode. We got to see a new meta-human in action that can give Barry a run for his money – as long as it’s not dark. She wasn’t evil, per se, but definitely not good. So I’m going to continue to complain about the lack of good meta-humans. It was also nice that Barry got to see a lot of his dad this episode, even though it was under less than optimal circumstances, his dad being stabbed and all. But at least now his dad knows that Barry is the Flash, and they got to bond and have some touching moments. Aww. So, yeah, I’m pretty invested in this show, and continue to look forward to Tuesday nights!
Josh’s Thoughts: The Flash, Season 1 Episode 12: Crazy For You
I was pretty disappointed this episode with Cisco. I knew he would eventually give into Hartley. I just had hoped it wouldn’t have been as soon as it was. I could find it more understandable after a few episodes of Cisco not getting anywhere finding Ronnie, and then Cisco runs into a dead end in his own search, Cisco then chose to enlist Hartley’s help.
When they had their fight outside, I was really surprised about how nimble each of them were for being “nerdy” scientists. Both of them threw some pretty cool punches/kicks. It was smart of Cisco to have his little gadget to stop Hartley if he tried anything funny, but after Hartley DID try something funny, you would think that Cisco would get the idea–maybe it is time to go back to lock up. Hopefully after all that, Hartley makes a good villainous comeback.
So, I was really hoping Caitlin and Barry would hit it off. I really like their dynamic with each other. They had a pretty funny interaction, and things looked to maybe be heading that way. Now, maybe it is because I am a guy, I could not tell if Caitlin had a thing for Barry or not. It kind of seemed that way, but also kind of didn’t. But the curveball comes in, with this new girl that Barry meets. I am going to call it now, this girl is going to be a villain in a few episodes. That is what I hope at least.
As for the “villain of the week”, I didn’t really find her believable. She seemed to start out as a damsel trying to get her boyfriend out of trouble, to then being a bloodthirsty, tough girl who wanted to take the Flash down. Then she kind of returned to the meek, love-struck girl after her boyfriend left her. I guess she didn’t seem “consistent” to me.
But still, a good episode overall. I am just waiting for the day the villains get out of the person and cause a whole mess of trouble for Barry….
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