Synopsis: When DeVoe assaults an A.R.G.U.S. facility to complete his Enlightenment Machine, Barry realizes the only way he can stop him is if he allows Cisco and Caitlin to accompany him into the facility. Still shaken by Ralph’s death, Barry isn’t sure he wants to risk any more of his friends’ lives and considers taking on DeVoe solo.
Review: This episode opens with a breathtaking CGI sequence in which Clifford DeVoe aka The Thinker breaks into the complex where A.R.G.U.S. are holding the final metahuman. I.E. the one that he needs to power the Enlightenment machine.
Back at Starlabs Barry, Iris, Cisco and Caitlin have pretty much figured out what DeVoe’s next move will be pretty much right when he is making it. To this end, Barry takes an ultra-fast detour to Star City in order to bring back Diggle to find out where A.R.G.U.S. are holing the last meta.
While Barry gives Cisco and Caitlin a crash course in how to operate in Flash Time. Iris and a deteriorating Harry Wells formulate a plan to try and bring DeVoe’s estranged wife The Mechanic into the fold in order to help them stop her husband.
Having trained in Flash time Barry, Cisco, and Caitlin head for the A.R.G.U.S. complex to stop DeVoe and for a short spell it looks like they have succeeded in delaying The Thinkers plans. But for the sake of a huge cliffhanger, DeVoe comes up with a plan B.
Overall. This was a pretty solid episode. It is all getting very serious now that we only have a few more episodes left, but we still got a few moments of levity via Cecile’s incredible Meta-Human powers, which seem to have taken on a new twist now that she is close to full term.
We also learn something new about Caitlin and her connection to Killer Frost via a memory she accidentally stumbles upon while training in Flash Time.
We get treated to a fantastic acting performance from Neil Sandilands as DeVoe and the closing confrontation between him and the Flash and the incident at Starlabs sets things up beautifully for next weeks season finale.
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