Violet recaps Season 3 Episode 22 of The Flash, titled Infantino Street, where Barry recruits Captain Cold to help him save Iris from Savitar. Following the recap, both Violet and Josh share their thoughts about the episode.
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The episode begins with a montage of what everyone is doing at 12:03am — 24 hours until Iris is scheduled to die. Tracy and H.R. are still working on her gun, Cisco is at a loss having gotten a response from Felicity that she hasn’t been able to find anything to help, and Joe and Wally exchange a hug. Meanwhile, Iris and Barry lay awake in bed, and Iris makes a request of Barry: she wants some caviar. With Barry gone, Iris records a video for Barry — but we don’t get to see what she says to him.
The next morning, Barry gets a phone call from Lyla, and he and Cisco meet up with her to ask about the power source. She tells them that they got it from the alien ship that crashed in Central City, but that she can’t give it to them. He pleads with her that he needs it to stop Iris from dying, but she still says no.
Barry reports the news to the Flash team, and says that he and Wally can use their powers to steal the power source from ARGUS. However, Cisco tells him that ARGUS has a device that disables super powers. But Barry has a plan. He goes to Siberia in 1892 to recruit Captain Cold to help him steal the power source.
This version of Captain Cold is in the midst of helping the Legends of Tomorrow. Barry is able to convince him to help, on one condition: they operate on Captain Cold’s rules.
Barry returns to STAR Labs with Captain Cold and reveals that Captain Cold is going to help him. The others are upset with Barry for time traveling again, but he says he’ll put Snart back where he found him.
Meanwhile, Savitar is working on his suit, which Barry damaged during their fight. Killer Frost questions whether Savitar is going to go through with killing Iris, but he says it’s either her or him — if Iris doesn’t die, then Savitar is never born. Suddenly, Savitar gets a memory of Barry going back in time to recruit Captain Cold, and knows what he’s up to. But he’s not concerned.
Back at STAR Labs, Captain Cold tells everyone his plan. Tracy walks in and Barry reveals that he is the Flash. Barry asks Joe to take Iris somewhere far away, but he can’t know where, because if he knows, then Savitar knows.
Kid Flash takes Joe and Iris to Harry’s lab on Earth-2.
Over at ARGUS, Lyla shows up, bringing Captain Cold in. She scans her (fake) ARGUS ID (which Cisco comments on working hard on), then her eye. Both check out fine. But the security guards ask her a question — Elvis Banana — which she doesn’t know the answer to, nor do the others back at STAR Labs know what to tell her. Cisco tells Lyla (Barry) to stall. She jumps over the desk and knocks the security guards out. Then Barry reveals his face, and tells Captain Cold about the transmographier that he used from H.R.’s Earth that altered his face to look like Lyla’s. Cisco then guides them to where they need to go.
On Earth-2, Iris and Joe have a nice father-daughter chat. She confesses that she and Barry switched rooms when she was a teenager so she could sneak out after curfew. He confesses that he told them they couldn’t eat out for a week, and used the money to go on a blues cruise. They recall a song that Joe used to sing, and he begins to sing it and they dance together. They tell each other that they love each other, and Iris asks Joe to hold onto her engagement ring for her, just in case, so he can give it back to Barry.
Barry and Snart find the chamber where the power source is being held, but there’s interference when Barry tries to talk to Cisco, who freaks out about how they’re going to break into the cell, considering that it is locked with the “Montgomery 3000.” Snart is able to break the multi-million dollar lock on the cell within 37 seconds. The door begins to open, but King Shark jumps out, and they have to come up with a new plan.
Barry asks Captain Cold for his cold gun, but Snart, having watched Shark Week, has an alternate plan to killing King Shark. Snart takes the cold device out of the gun and throws it through the gap under the door. Once the temperature in the room has dropped enough, it will put King Shark to sleep.
In Tracy’s lab, H.R. asks Tracy to work at STAR Labs with him. He gets down on one knee and proposes for her to join Team Flash. She accepts, and they kiss.
King Shark falls asleep, so Snart and Barry open the door and enter the room. But they cannot see where King Shark is due to the fog that the cold device made. They see his fin come up, but it goes back down. When Barry takes the device, an alarm goes off, and the cell door begins to close. Barry is able to run and make it under the door before it closes, but Snart is trapped inside.
Barry contacts Cisco to ask him to help open the door to get Snart out. Just then, King Shark wakes up. Luckily, Cisco is able to get the door open and Snart makes a dive to get out. Unfortunately, it’s not fast enough, and King Shark is able to grab onto Snart’s leg. But Barry tells Cisco to close the door, and it chops King Shark’s hand off, and Snart gets away safely. However, Lyla shows up with ARGUS agents just then.
Lyla, having seen that Barry risked his freedom and Iris’s life to save Snart, decides to let Barry have the energy source. Then Barry returns Snart to Siberia in 1892. Snart gives Barry some advice: stop trying to beat Savitar at his own game, and that his goodness is his strength.
Barry returns to STAR Labs and tells the others that he was able to get the Dominator tech. He then asks where Iris is, and H.R. tells him that she’s safe on Earth-2 with Harry Wells. But then we see that this is not Barry — it’s Savitar.
Savitar shows up in Earth-2. Wally, Harry, and Joe try to fight him off. Oddly, Savitar powers down. But then Savitar shows up outside of the suit behind them. Joe tries to talk Savitar down, apologizing and calling him Barry. Iris tells Savitar she’ll go with him, and begs him not to kill the others. Savitar takes Iris and leaves, just before Barry shows up to hear from Joe that Savitar took Iris.
53 minutes until Iris dies, Wally is back at STAR Labs, and is upset that he let Barry down. H.R. apologizes for screwing up. Tracy and H.R. assure Barry that the bazooka is ready. Barry leaves while the others come up with their plan.
H.R. beats himself up for opening his mouth and leading Savitar to Iris, but Cisco tries to comfort him. Cisco heads out, while H.R. stays behind to “hold down the fort.” We see H.R. eyeing the shard of Savitar’s suit that they have. While Cisco is walking down the hall, he gets a vibe from Killer Frost. It’s the vibe that he’s been getting of them fighting. Cisco tells Barry about the vibe, and Barry tells Cisco to go save Caitlin, while he goes and saves Iris.
Killer Frost and Cisco meet up in the woods, where Killer Frost announces her intention to kill Cisco so that she can rid herself of Caitlin and become a god. Killer Frost throws ice at Cisco, while Cisco throws vibes back.
Barry goes over to Infantino Street. This is the moment we’ve been leading up to all season. Everyone else is in position. Barry grabs the bazooka and fires it at Savitar. It traps him in place — but then Savitar is able to break free of it. Savitar shows him that he was able to prevent the trap by using the Philosopher’s Stone. Savitar prepares to stab Iris, and everything goes in slow motion, as Barry uses his super speed to run forth to stop it. While this is happening, we see the video that Iris left for Barry. It’s her saying her wedding vows. But then time goes back to normal speed, and we see that Barry was too late, as he holds Iris’s body.
Her Thoughts on The Flash, Season 3 Episode 22: Infantino Street
The episode started out so ominously, I wasn’t prepared for the weight of it. I had thought this was just going to be a Captain Cold/King Shark fun episode, where Barry gets the tech needed in order to save Iris in the season finale. I knew this was not the season finale. I wasn’t expecting this episode to be THE day. You know, THE day that we’ve been leading up to for so long. THE day that Iris is supposed to die. So it caught me off guard that we actually got to that moment in this episode. It caught me even more off guard that the bazooka didn’t work, especially after looking like it was working. And least expected of all, that the scene of Savitar killing Iris actually played out.
But then again, I don’t think her death is actually going to stick. We have a whole other episode left this season. That’s not to say that this episode was any less emotional. It was actually quite well done, and one of the better episodes in awhile. Although H.R. and Tracy still feel a bit awkward. But anyway, Savitar showed his hand and revealed how he was able to withstand the bazooka trap: because of the Philosopher’s Stone, which they inadvertently gave to him. Based on what Savitar told Barry on the previous episode that when Barry created Flashpoint, he changed all the rules, it seems like the show is using this comment to take the reins to do whatever they want, without having to abide by any so-called rules. Additionally, Barry traveled back in time to get Captain Cold, so he again broke his own rules. Not to mention when he went forward in time and talked to Emo Barry to try to find out Savitar’s identity. All of this leads me to believe that he’ll do some more time traveling to fix things.
On the other hand, there’s H.R. He was acting quite suspiciously towards the end of this episode. It’s obvious that he blames himself for causing Iris’s capture because he accidentally let Savitar know Iris’s whereabouts. Although he confirmed to Cisco that he was holding down the fort while the others went out to carry out the plan to save Iris, it looked more like he was heading out. But the question is, to where? And to do what? One might conclude that he was exiling himself out of shame. However, he didn’t even know at that point that the bazooka wouldn’t work. Also, the way that he looked at that shard of Savitar’s suit implied that he has something up his sleeve. Could H.R. end up being the hero somehow? Plus, we can’t forget about Cisco and Killer Frost’s fight. Will Cisco end up saving Caitlin? Will this somehow help save the day? Very curious to see how things play out going forward. Hoping that this all leads to an epic season finale.
His Thoughts on The Flash, Season 3 Episode 22: Infantino Street