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Episode Recap of The Flash, Season 1 Episode 4: Going Rogue
This episode opens with Barry pushing his ability to multitask: he goes between playing Operation with Caitlin, ping pong with Cisco, and chess with Dr. Wells. He wins at Operation and ping pong, but Dr. Wells beats him at chess.
Meanwhile, some motorcyclists rob an armor truck, and they get an alert at the lab. Barry takes off to the scene of the crime and scares off the thieves. The driver gets shot, so Barry runs him over to the hospital.
Later, Joe and Eddie show up to investigate the crime scene. It is a mystery how the driver ended up at the hospital, and it seems that the thieves did not get what they were after: a diamond that was on its way to a museum for exhibition. Barry shows up to the scene and informs them that someone used liquid nitrogen to open the door, and that he thinks there were 4 bad guys. Privately, Barry tells Joe that one of the thieves lost his mask, so he saw his face.
At the police station, Joe gives Barry a binder of mugshots, which he quickly flips through and identifies the guy he saw: Leonard Snart. Joe says that Snart’s father was a bad cop that took his anger out on his kids, and that Snart shows up about every 6 months after casing a job, and always gets away — until now.
Iris shows up, and it seems that Joe is still mad at her about Eddie. Iris tells Barry that she started a blog about “the Streak.” She asks to take a look at the file, but he refuses, saying he’s not at liberty to discuss the case. When they enter his lab, Felicity is waiting there.
Back at Snart’s warehouse, he reprimands one of his guys for breaking their rule against shooting guards or cops unless it’s the only option. The guy gets mad and says he’s out, so Snart shoots him dead. Snart contemplates how to alter their plan of attack now that “the Blur” is around to get in their way.
Barry and Felicity go for a walk, and he clarifies that Iris is just a friend, who has a boyfriend. Barry wonders why Felicity is in town, and she says she heard he got out of the coma, and is a little disappointed she didn’t hear from him. She also lets him know that she knows about his power, and wants to see it in action. He runs up to the top of a building, takes a picture of her, and runs back.
Barry brings Felicity to STAR Labs and shows her around. Barry spills the beans that Felicity works with the Arrow. Dr. Wells seems to already know who Felicity is. Barry shows off his speed on the treadmill. Dr. Wells assures Felicity that everything they do at STAR Labs is to protect Barry.
While Joe and Eddie stake out the museum for Snart, Eddie tries to talk to him about Iris, but Joe doesn’t want to hear about it.
Barry and Felicity stop by the coffee shop, Jitters, where Iris invites them to trivia night there later with her and Eddie. While Felicity excuses herself to make a phone call to check in at work, Barry questions why Iris is forcing this double date. Iris insists that this girl is into him, and that it’ll be fun.
Snart has a guy bring him some weapons. Snart says he needs something to slow things down, and the guy shows him a gun he stole from STAR Labs, which has some cold liquid in it, and requires protective goggles due to the glare. Snart tests it out on the guy, killing him.
Felicity meets up with Barry, Iris, and Eddie at Jitters for Trivia Night, though it seems she has overdressed a bit. She has a laugh with Barry about what he has named the team: E=MC Hammer. Felicity and Barry seem to make a good team. Iris confirms with Felicity that she doesn’t have a boyfriend. While she excuses herself, Iris tells Barry that Felicity is perfect for him.
Meanwhile, Snart goes to the museum and joins a tour group so that he can case the joint to steal the diamond. A museum worker has noticed that Snart went through the tour twice, which nobody does, so he calls Joe, who comes to the museum, sees Snart, and requests backup.
At STAR Labs, Dr. Wells gets angry at Cisco for the weapon going missing, and the fact that he created a weapon that could hurt anyone, especially Barry, in the first place. Dr. Wells seems very anti-weapon, and yells at Cisco to find this weapon right away.
Eddie gets called to the museum, and Felicity tells Barry that she’ll cover for him. Joe chases Snart outside, and Snart uses the weapon on the road, making an oncoming police car skid across ice, nearly taking Joe out. Snart runs into a nearby theater, and Joe chases him inside, as does Barry dressed in his suit. Snart shoots the weapon at them, and the beam hits Barry, who says that it burns. Snart shoots up the place, while Barry runs around saving people from the weapon. However, he is unable to save one person, who collapses frozen and dead.
Back at STAR Labs, Barry’s wound is presenting itself like 3rd degree frostbite. Unfortunately, his hyper-healing has been slowed. Cisco confesses to Felicity and Barry that he’s the one that built the Cold Gun. He says he did it to achieve absolute zero in order to stop Barry — before he knew who he was. Barry gets upset that Cisco didn’t tell him before to prepare him for it, which caused Barry to be unable to save someone’s life, something they all now have to live with.
When Joe returns home, Iris tries to get her dad to stop giving her the cold treatment. He confesses that things are hard for him because now he’s not 100% focused on the job since now he sees Eddie as her boyfriend rather than his partner, and if he gets hurt, then it hurts her.
As Snart gets ready to head back to the museum to steal the diamond, two of his guys quit, because of the Blur. Snart goes it alone to steal the diamond.
At STAR Labs, Felicity finds Barry running on the treadmill, trying to get faster. He still seems upset with Cisco, and how he feels like Cisco didn’t trust him. But Felicity assures him that it took awhile for the Arrow team to trust each other.
Later, Cisco comes up with a way to track Snart, who he has nicknamed “Captain Cold.” Felicity puts her hacking skills to use to help out, and they figure out that Snart is heading toward the train station. Before Barry heads out, he turns off his ear piece because he doesn’t feel like talking. When Snart is spotted at the train station, the police are called in, and Joe and Eddie show up, but Joe orders Eddie to stay outside and wait for backup. Meanwhile, Felicity encourages Caitlin and Cisco to go after Barry.
At the train station, Joe finds Snart, who is about to shoot him with his cold gun, when it turns out Eddie has disobeyed Joe’s orders, and shot at Snart, causing him to duck and run off. He jumps on a train as it leaves, and Eddie and Joe are left standing on the platform, as Barry rushes past them and confronts Snart on the train.
Snart has figured out Barry’s weakness — while Barry’s busy saving everybody, Snart will be busy saving himself. He shoots his cold gun at the floor of the train, causing it to derail, as he jumps off the train. Barry runs throughout the crashing train, one by one retrieving each passenger and bringing them to safety. But then Snart finds an exhausted Barry laying next to the railroad tracks, and shoots him with the cold gun, pinning him to the ground.
It seems that Snart has the upper hand — that is, until Cisco shows up pointing an even more powerful cold gun at Snart, with Caitlin and Felicity standing right behind him. Cisco is able to scare Snart off for now, though he refuses to leave the diamond. After Snart leaves, Cisco reveals that his “cold gun” is actually the STAR Labs vacuum cleaner.
Back at STAR Labs, the team is no longer able to track Snart. Felicity announces that it’s time for her to get back to the Arrow team, and says her goodbyes. Privately, Dr. Wells menacingly tells Cisco to never to anything like that again.
Iris stops by the police station to apologize to her father. But he tells her that Eddie saved his life tonight, and that maybe he underestimated him. They promise each other no more secrets.
As Felicity heads back to Starling City on the train, Barry decides to run over and pay her a visit. Felicity guesses that Barry is into Iris, and Barry points out that that’s how Felicity feels about Oliver. They realize they are perfect for each other, yet they are pining for people they can’t have. They agree that they will help each other if they ever need help. Then they share a goodbye kiss, and he runs back to Central City.
In the final scene, Snart meets up with someone named Mick, who likes to play with fire, to try to form a new crew. Mick says he’s in.
Violet’s Thoughts on Season 1 Episode 4 of The Flash: Going Rogue
Yay, an Arrow crossover episode with Felicity, what fun! Of course, this seems only a short time after her beginnings of a relationship with Oliver didn’t quite work out, that it almost feels like she’s rebounding from that failed relationship. Even though she had the beginnings of a relationship with Barry first… But I digress. Felicity and Barry really do make such a cute couple, and do they seem perfect for each other — and they both know it. But I suppose that’s not where either of their hearts are, so it wouldn’t really work out if they tried to force something when they both really wanted to be with someone else. So I’m glad that they laid it all out on the table like that. But then they kissed after that, which seemed kinda weird, but oh well.
Oh right, there was other stuff going on in this episode beside cutesy couply stuff between Felicity and Barry. Like that Trivia Night they went to where their team name was E=MC Hammer! No joke, Josh and I have been on a trivia team for years now, and our team’s name is — you guessed it — E=MC Hammer! It was surreal, as if someone from the show had been spying on us or something!
But seriously, about the rest of the episode. Any Prison Break fans out there? How awesome was it to see Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) in action again?! Okay, so now he’s more of a bad guy than a good guy, but I’ll take it! And it looks like we may not have seen the last of him, now that he’s recruited this other guy, Mick — better known in the comics as Heat Wave. But at the same time, I realize that other than the aspect of Felicity visiting and seeing the familiar face of Wentworth Miller, I wasn’t all that excited about this episode. I think it’s because Captain Cold himself didn’t seem to have a superhuman ability, he merely used a technologically advanced weapon that had been developed by Cisco over at STAR Labs. To keep my interest in this show, it seems like I need more of the people affected by the particle accelerator malfunction to present themselves.Hopefully we’ll see more of that in the next episode.
Lastly, I shall continue to (irrationally) defend Dr. Wells. I guess I can see how people still might think he’s a bad guy, what with the way he confronted Cisco and all. But really, haven’t we all been reprimanded at some point in our life by either a parent or other authority figure in just the same way for something that we had done wrong? Even if sometimes we didn’t think we had done anything wrong? He didn’t lay a finger on Cisco, he merely gave him a stern talking to. Nothing more. I still support Dr. Wells! That is all.
Josh’s Thoughts: The Flash, Season 1 Episode 4: Fastest Man Alive
This was pretty interesting episode. We have a new villain, so far without superpowers that was able to take on the Flash, at least for a little while. As a quick side note, it is great seeing Wentworth Miller back in TV. I really enjoyed Prison Break and he is a big part of why it was good. I really liked his character as well, a calculating man who seems to plan everything out just perfectly. Seems like a good opposition for the Flash who is all based on speed. I have a feeling we haven’t seen the last of Mr. Snart.
Having Felicity cross over to this episode was pretty neat. It is sort of a prelude to the Arrow crossover coming up soon, which I am very excited for. It is kind of sad how things ended though. Both Barry and Felicity seemed perfect for each other, but it doesn’t seem to click. This is mostly from Barry being hung up on Iris I would imagine (and the fact the Felicity is already on her other show).
Dr. Wells can;t be trusted I think. All of the little things we keep seeing are going to add up into a big thing, and that big thing could be bad for Barry and the rest of the world. His toughness on Cisco seemed a little overboard–as Wells seems really overprotective of Barry. I am also not entirely sure that Cisco was wrong–Barry is a pretty power guy, and so far, every other guy with powers has used them for nefarious purposes. Chances were that Barry might too. Cisco certainly was only taking precautions.
We have had a bit of a break from The Flash, but it is finally back, and hopefully we get some more big story going! So far the individual, “villain of the week” has been pretty good, but I want to see the “big bad” more! So far we don’t have a whole lot of that (except for Wells. he is definitely bad, very bad).
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