There is a flashback to the night the particle accelerator blew up showing the ‘death’ of Snow’s moronic fiancé Ronnie (Robbie Amell of ‘The Tomorrow People’) and some weirdness with floating champagne. The idiot Cisco caused Ronnie’s death but there is no sign of any ethical or moral fallout.
When at some point Barry and Wells fall out with finality, Wells could win by stealing Barry’s hair products. There is unsubtle foreshadowing and Barry yells and makes constipated faces. The salient point is that sulky Barry is a himbo. A vengeful con named Nimbus kills people. There is sap as Joe finally visits Henry. Barry is all interventionist. Joe’s misbehaviour deserves admonishment but nobody gives him any. The wacky world of Joe’s morals, population zero. Is Joe the only cop in Central City? There is dull surprise acting in this nebulous ep and a reveal that Wells knew the accident would happen.
“This is going to hurt, a lot.”
“The potheads and the crazies.”
“I didn’t want him to be a hero. I wanted him to be my husband.”
“To what do I owe this visit?”
“Do not breathe him in.”
“We’re just supposed to get used to working above a makeshift prison housing evil people with superpowers.”
“See you soon Barry.”
In the present there is muttering about something happening again. Also the horrible journalist stalks and looms. Emily goes to France only for Tony to insult her and be vociferously awful to her. Tony is wildly unpopular as the town went into an economic slump due to Oliver’s disappearance. Tony is thankless and violent. Someone dies, there is a car crash and a videotape of a World Cup party from 2006 reveals something. This was awful.
“I know what you are.”
“Are you sure you want to see this?”
“It’s amazing to put a man in hospital and never see the inside of a police station.”
“Answer his questions.”
“I had hoped those parasites would be dead by now.”
“Your utter inability to ever let anything go.”
“If you’d been paying attention our son wouldn’t be gone!”
“Let’s call it a cover up.”
“You must need something.”
“These people don’t use names.”
“A private CIA.”
Laurel tries to beat up an abuser and gets put in the hospital. Oliver tells Thea about Robert’s suicide but not that he killed someone else first. Oliver turns a hotel room into an arsenal. This was tiresome. Oliver won’t help Laurel. Ray looks up advanced weapons. Nyssa shows up. Sara obsesses over Sara’s leather jacket asks the shirtless sweaty Ted Grant to teach her to fight. I’ve seen the photos of Laurel in her Black Canary get up and am not impressed.
“What’s up with your family and islands?”
“That’s what my Glock is for.”
“Some wacko blew it up last year.”
“Are we favour friends now? Are we friends?”
“We both lied to her. A lot.”
“The smallest of cogs in a very large machine.”
“A fairytale bestiary written in past tense.”