By the_comebacks 0 Comments
I write this with the assumption that Devoe (the thinker) is the main villain.
-As a rule of thumb- no more time remnants or evil versions of Barry this season.
-Tonally brighter, more fun
-Devoe is revealed to be a different Harrison Wells (played by Tom Cavanaugh, you have to keep that guy around - he is such a good actor). Devoe is revealed to be similar to Harrison Wells from another earth but was not able to finish the experiment of the particle accelerator.
Barry: Flash Fact: I do not know where I am, but I am not in the speed force. Barry is sent throughout the bleed of the multiverse and encounters several different earths including - a flashpoint style earth. On this flashpoint style earth- "The World without the flash" There was no flash. Professor Zoom killed the Flash and himself in doing so. The result is his friends are not the same and the word is being run into chaos with two opposing forces ruining the world in a metahuman arms race. Jay explains to Barry as the Flash and as Barry that he is an important symbol of hope.
Barry also sees a world where he is more brutal almost half Flash and half Batman. In this world he is not able to offer as much hope.
Barry also sees another timeline where Barry and Iris are both the flash.
Barry sees another world where he has a blue lantern ring.
Barry sees a world where it is being consumed by a white wall and sees a medusa mask smiling.
Barry sees a world with different beings (and sees Krakkl)
Barry sees a scene where he is in the delivery room and Iris is giving birth to twins.
Barry sees the original timeline where his parents are alive and he still meets Iris and marries her.
Barry asks Jay if he should go back and fix everything. Jay explains that regardless of what timeline we are on to make the most of it. Jay explains to Barry that he offers advice because he has made all the same mistakes before. But that Barry can learn from Jay and in effect be better. Jay explains that the Rival almost destroyed his life and for several years he stopped being that symbol of hope. Barry realizes that he cannot go back and change the past again.
Meanwhile in Central City, Team Flash opens/reopens the Flash Museum in memory of Barry. Jesse James and Axel Walker crash the opening event and Cisco and Wally must face the Two Tricksters and prevent them from Terrorizing Star Labs/the Flash Museum. Cisco is able to stop the two tricksters using a bubble gum gun but the tricksters get away with an expected assist from Golden Glider, and they steal the bubble gum gun. At the end of the episode Another version of Wells meets with the Pied Piper and tells Piper that he can be called Devoe.
Episode 2 -
Meanwhile Abra Kadabra returns and starts a rivalry with Wally. Abra is backing seeking revenge on Team Flash and this time Gypsy is unable to assist. Team Flash calls for Harry's help. Harry, Jesse, Wally, and Cisco work together to banish Abra Kadabra from this earth.
In the meantime the Thinker (Devoe) and the Pied Piper sent up shop in a new lab. They are able to get their "system" online.
Barry finds out that someone sent him running through the multiverse. Barry returns to central city to find a barrier around the city.
Cisco is able to bring the barrier down but they find that several rogues (including Weather Wizard and Mirror Master) have escaped prison.
Right as team flash is about to go find the rogues. Devoe hires a different version of Deathstroke to fight team flash. Team Flash must take down Deathstroke before finding the rogues.
Team flash tracks down Weather Wizard, and Mirror Master, but before they are able to be taken back to prison, The Top (new version) pulls them away and brings them back to Devoe's HQ. It is revealed that Devoe is responsible for most of the rogues getting away in their first fights with the flash. On the show often flash will fight a villain and the villain will get away in Act One. This should be impossible with Flash's speed, but it is revealed that Devoe used a metahuman - The Top- a psuedo speedster and teleporter ( backup idea is earth 2 version of gypsy) to safely get those villains away. Those villains owe Devoe a favor.
Barry reunites with Iris and they get married (Small ceremony with close family and friends). Character focus on Barry trying to do the right thing instead of compromising. What makes Barry Allen a compelling character is that he is the opposite of an overly flawed hero. He actively tries to do the right thing. He is human, he gets married, he is a nerd, he has a bright personality. The fact that he is not the super flawed hero archetype is what makes him compelling.
Barry and Cisco dedicate monuments to the heroes that gave their lives for his.
Barry and Iris take some time off. Cisco and Wally protect the city and most stop the Top. The Top is introduced as a Psuedo Speedster (similar to Tasmanian Devil) for Wally to fight. Devoe pulls Captain Cold and Heatwave out of the timeline to be a distraction for TEAM Flash.
At the mid season finale Devoe introduces himself to the Rogues who are revealed as Captain Cold, Heatwave, Weather Wizard, the Two Tricksters, and Mirror Master. The thinker enhances the rogues powers so that they are not dependent on the weapons.
Next Episode- the rogues wreak havoc on central city with their upgraded powers.
Next two episodes- (spoof of flash 18 or 19 in the new 52) Barry loses his powers and is framed for tampering with crime scenes. Barry must escape prison by using the rogues guns to take down the other villains (or suicide squad villians) who are trying to break out Rainbow Raider.
Weather Wizard and Mirror Master put flash in an impossible situation - save the police department or the mayors office. Flash kicks into an extra gear and is able to save both groups.
Two or three episode arc of Thawne's first fight with Barry. Team flash meets a new speedster the flash of 2124. (This story similar to the Return of Barry Allen). The new speedster helps team flash take down an escaped gorilla grodd. The next episode reveals that Thawne goes back in time to meet the Flash his hero- in doing so ends up at the flash museum. The new speedster at the museum finds Giddeon, he asks Giddeon which reveals that he is destined to be the reverse flash and die at the hands of flashs allies. In this moment, Thawne snaps and confronts Barry demanding an explanation. Barry explains their history and that is the moment the rivalry begins.
Devoe introduces himself to Barry and asks him to join him in his scientific endeavors and apologizes for sending Barry across the multiverse. Barry refuses to work with him. Devoe wipes the mind of everyone in star labs making everyone forget that Barry is the flash.
In a few episode arc (ignition adaptation) , Devoe is able to wipe the minds of Team Flash to forget that Barry and Wally are the Flash. Wally is a mechanical engineering student and Barry is a CSI. Someone has been murdering police officers using a Cold Gun. IT is revealed that a corrupt cop stole dr alchemys materials and is framing snart. Snart ends up helping Barry figuring it out. Alchemy almost kills Barry but then his superspeed is triggered and he remembers who he is. In the background of this, Devoe breaks into Star Labs to steal the plans for the particle accelerator.
Barry, Wally, and Cisco go after the Top who keeps breaking rogues out of prison. They are able to defeat him and imprison him on earth two.
Gorilla Grood and King Shark break out of ARGUS and go after Devoe. The Flash and the Rogues must work together to stop both of them.
next episode- (spoof of young justice episode) - The thinker is testing on Topamak (evil firestorm) and he is about to go nuclear. A speedster from the future assists Barry and Wally in stopping the nuclear explosion. The speedster is revealed to be the impulsive Bart Allen (Barry's grandson). Bart went back in time to stop Barry and Iris from dying. Bart returns to the future. The Thinker recruits Killer Frost to assist in his R&D.
In the final two episodes, Devoe's plan is revealed to remake Central and Keystone city in his own image by recreating the particle accelerator explosion but having everything go right. Devoe releases the Rogues to destroy Star Labs and stop team flash. Team Flash is able to stop the rogues and find wells only to find that Snart "says there are no strings on me" and kills Devoe. The accelerator is about to go off. Barry and Wally must run into the accelerator to prevent the particles from colliding. Cold steps out and tells Barry I guess its just the Flash vs the Rogues now.
Season Five of the Flash- Flash vs the Rogues