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- Previously on "The Flash"...

- So this is where you've been hiding.

I think you're afraid to use your powers

because you think you'll become like someone you hate.

- I know you're doing it for all of us.

That's what it means to be a hero.

- I knew I picked the right guy.

- He's gonna die. - Frost, how do we save him?

- I don't know! I can't fix this.

- Accepting Ramsey's blood

would save your body but not your soul.

You would lose the best of you.

The part of you that Iris loves.

- That's not Barry.

- Barry.

- [snarls]

[dramatic music]

- [distorted] The entire world will embrace


[electricity crackles]

[dramatic music]

♪ ♪

- Are you guys okay?

- [exhales deeply] Yeah.

♪ ♪

- I don't understand. That wasn't Barry.

- Yeah, it was.

Ramsey turned him into one of his Blood Brothers.

♪ ♪

[force field crackles]

♪ ♪

- Babel Protocols initiated.

- What's Babel Protocols?

I thought that was just some defense stuff

that you added to Barry's suit.

- That was version one.

Version 2.0 puts up a force field around S.T.A.R. Labs.

Nothing gets in, nothing goes out--

not even our comms.

I built them just in case...

just in case the Flash ever went dark.

- Barry said that Ramsey gave him a choice.

Why--why would he choose this?

- Maybe he decided eternal life was better

than dying in Crisis.

- Ramsey's using Barry.

And whatever he's having him do, he's got a plan.

[goo gurgles]

♪ ♪

- You have a police scanner?

- I'm hoping that since this thing transmits in analog,

we can figure out what's going on outside S.T.A.R. Labs.

- I don't get it.

Why didn't Ramsey just have Barry kill us

as soon as he woke up?

- I don't know, but don't count us out yet,

You know that tech I've been working on?

Meet the Photon Emitter.

- So what, you built a ray gun?

- It's not a ray gun,

it's a weapon that can deliver megadoses of photon radiation--

the same kind of radiation

typically administered to cancer patients.

- What exactly does it do?

- My theory is that these photons could be strong enough

to destroy Ramsey's sentient infection.

If I get close enough to blast him,

he should revert back to his human form.

He'd still have HLH,

but at least he wouldn't be a gooey zombie overlord anymore.

- What about everyone else that was infected?

Would they be cured?

- Yes. They'd lose the goo,

they'd go back to normal.

But since Ramsey's the only one

that can create more Blood Brothers,

I say we hit at him first.

Then Dark Flash.

- And you've tested this?

- Well, I haven't even finished building it,

so no, no I haven't tested it.

- So let me get this straight.

You wanna shoot radiation at my husband

out of some crazy powerful device

that you've never tested?

- Iris, this is the only plan we have.

- This could kill Barry, Cisco.

- Anyone there? Please help me.

The city's being overrun.

I'm using a police officer's radio.

He's turning into some kind of monster.

His eyes are black. [radio clicks]

- Ramsey's spreading his infection.

- That's where he took down communication citywide.

Caitlin once said Ramsey's infection sample

indicate he needs his victims to be afraid

before he attacks them.

- [gasps]

[otherworldly reverberations]

[tense musical spike]

- Hey, is your Internet working?

[light bulb crackles]

What's with the lights?

- I don't know.

- Who's that?

[suspenseful music]

♪ ♪

- [snarls]

- Get inside, get inside.

- He looks like he has rabies or something.

- Mitch Romero-- you remember the mobster

that Ramsey turned into a Blood Brother?

Well, Joe said that he looked just like that.

- [snarls] - [whispering] Come here.

- What--what do we do?

- We gotta get out of this building.

[all panicking]

[zombies snarling]

- Remember, these people are innocent!

Nonlethal force only!

[dramatic music]

[snarling and grunting]

♪ ♪

- Your efforts are in vain, Captain.

I'm going to transform this city by dawn,

and you can't stop me.

[pistol hammer clicks]

[civilians shouting]

- Stand down, Dr. Rosso.

- Rosso's my human name, and he had human plans.

My name is Bloodwork now, and I am not alone.

- [gasps]

- [snarls]

♪ ♪

- Flash, this isn't you.

Whatever happened to you, we will fix it.

- [distorted] It's humanity that needs fixing.

[dramatic music]

♪ ♪

- [gasps]

- [grunts]

♪ ♪

- Why would you let that happen?

- 'Cause this isn't Barry anymore.

- [snarls quietly]

- Ramsey, whatever the hell your plan is, we will stop you.

- I've already done it.

I've cured death...

but not for you.

- [snarls]

- Continue our mission.

Kill them.

♪ ♪

[all snarling]

♪ ♪

[all snarling]

[power grid thrums and clicks]

♪ ♪

- [exhales deeply]

I'm coming for you.

- You seek the truth.

[suspenseful choral music]

♪ ♪

- Novu.

- If you wish to know all,

show your allegiance and all will be revealed.

- Yeah, that sounds great. Oh, wait.

No, I don't barter with false gods!

- Bow down to me and all you desire shall be yours.

- Let me in.

Let me in!

- Bow down to me! - [chuckles]

Planet after planet...

Earth after Earth I've tracked you, Novu,

and you think some paltry mind games

and a little rock wall is gonna stop me.

You've got another think coming.

I'm coming for you.

And you can't stop me!

[low rumbling]

[electricity crackles]


What's this now?

Punishment from an angry god...

or simply faulty wiring?

I say, let there be light.

- [snarls]

[phone chimes negatively]

- Still nothing.

[suspenseful music]

♪ ♪

- [whimpers and sniffles] - Hey, girl. We got this.

We just need to get to the end of the hallway

and into the stairwell.

- I'm sorry.

[inhales deeply] I'm so sorry. I can't.

I can't even move.

- What's wrong?

- Fear.

There's so much fear, and I can feel it,

and I think there must be other people in the building.

- The place is empty.

No one else is working this late.

- It's everywhere and I can't-- - Okay.

- I can't stop it and I can't keep it out of my head.

- Okay, okay, okay. I believe you. I believe you.

Cisco told me that Ramsey needs his victims to be scared

for the infection to take.

Something about a fear-related amino acid.

What if you're feeling what those zombies are feeling?

The fear inside them?

- Whatever it is, just make it stop.

- Cecile, don't you get it?

You're a fricking zombie detector.

You're our way out of here.

♪ ♪

- We've got another 207 downtown.

All available units respond. [static blasts]

- 207 is an abduction.

There's been ten of those in the last five minutes.

- Iris, I know you're listening.

I need to see you.

Meet me where our life together began--

where you said yes.

[radio clicks]

- Iris--

that's not him.

That might sound like Barry, it might even look like him,

but that is Dark Flash.

- You don't know that.

What if Barry is still alive in there?

- What if it's a trap, all right?

We don't even have comms. It's too risky.

- Listen to me.

I just need to look him in his eyes.

- If the Emitter doesn't work on Ramsey,

I get to come back and try something else.

But if you go out there and that's not Barry,

you could get infected or worse.

[pensive music]

♪ ♪


♪ ♪

- "In sickness and in health."

- Iris.

Iris! [breach whooshes]

[suspenseful music]

- Barry?

- [voice reverberating] Yes, Iris?

It's me.

[Ramsey's voice] And so much more.

♪ ♪

[tense music]

- Come on.

♪ ♪

- Ramsey.

- Neat little trick, huh?

Don't you see now, Iris?

- Come on.

♪ ♪

- My control over

my Blood Brothers and Sisters is absolute.

As more cured souls accept my lifeblood,

they become extensions of one collective body--


- You asked me here. Why?

- To offer you a chance.

Barry would want you to follow him down this path he chose.

- No.

- The path of life.

- You aren't saving lives, Ramsey.

You're destroying what makes one beautiful.

- [snarls quietly] - Barry...

I know you can hear me and you can hear what I tell you--

that I love you.

And after everything that we've been through together...

♪ ♪

I know that this is not how our story ends.

Come home to me.

♪ ♪

- Why would Barry come home to you?

You accepted his death in Crisis as inevitable.

What kind of wife is willing to bury her husband?

- Iris, get out of there.

♪ ♪

- [snarls quietly]

- [breathing heavily]

♪ ♪

- In good time.

This is not over.

Trust me, Iris.


♪ ♪

[breach whooshes]

[melancholy music]

♪ ♪

- Are you okay?

- No.

- I piggybacked the audio off the extrapolator.

♪ ♪

I'm sorry.

♪ ♪

- I have to try again. - Iris...

he almost killed you.

- We can't just give up, Cisco. - We're not.

But if we're gonna take down Bloodwork and Dark Flash,

we need to do it with the Photon Emitter.

- You haven't even tested that thing.

- We have no time.

Maybe you don't remember,

but we actually have been preparing for this for weeks.

- No, we've been preparing for the Flash to die

trying to save this world, not--not helping to destroy it.

- It doesn't matter! We were gonna lose him anyway!

♪ ♪

This is the moment he prepared us for.

♪ ♪

- We still have four hours.

That is 240 minutes, and I am not letting Ramsey

take a single one of those from me.

I am not giving up on Barry. He's my husband.

- He was.

And he was my best friend.

And no one's giving up on anybody

because there is nothing left to give up on.

Iris, he's gone.

♪ ♪

He was always gonna leave us.

And whether or not the Emitter works,

it's not gonna change that.

♪ ♪

The Emitter's almost ready.

And when it is I'm gonna use it on Bloodwork,

and I'm gonna use it on Dark Flash.

♪ ♪

[dramatic music]

♪ ♪

- [screams]


- Joe!

[zombies snarling]

♪ ♪

[vapors boom and echo]

[epic music]

♪ ♪

- Just lie still.

- [snarls]

- [bellows courageously]

Get the hell away from her.

- Allegra!

- Frost! Is Captain West okay?

- No.

We need to get the hell out of here.

[breach whooshes] Let's go.

[tense music]

- [snarls]

♪ ♪

[distant siren wailing]

- Get right back. Get right back.

♪ ♪

- [snarls]

- [gasps]

♪ ♪

- [snarls]

♪ ♪

- [breathes heavily] Okay, okay, okay, okay.

[ominous music]

♪ ♪

[eerie ringing]

- [snarling]

♪ ♪


♪ ♪

[music starts]

♪ ♪

- [snarling]

[stapler clatters loudly]



- Come on!

Oh, wait!


[crunchy thud]

♪ ♪


Oh, my God. Help me!

- Oh, my God. - [shouts]

[heavy breathing]

[zombies smashing against door]

That's not gonna hold for very long.

- S.T.A.R. Labs is still ten blocks away.

- Ten blocks? Ten blocks?

We can do it. Let's go.

- Rise, my Blood Brother and Blood Sister.

You are cured.

Now you will never die.

[raspy breathing]

[dramatic music]

- [shouts]

- [grunts and groans]

♪ ♪

[distorted groaning]

- Feel the burn, Bloodwork!

[liquid gurgling]

♪ ♪

- [grunts]

[sparks crackle]

[breathes heavily]

[tense music]

♪ ♪

- [growls]

Is that all you've got, Mr. Ramon?

Too bad.

- Cisco!

- My lifeblood is a gift.

Are you ready to receive it?

♪ ♪


You have another purpose to serve.

The reckoning is near.

My army is almost ready to march on S.T.A.R. Labs.

- What the hell do you want with S.T.A.R. Labs?

- [chuckles darkly]

[imitates explosion]

♪ ♪

- The Particle Accelerator.

- The very tech you helped to create

will be the vessel carrying my glorious cure.

Soon all of Central City will be granted eternal life,

and I choose you, Mr. Ramon, to be my messenger.

Go, tell your team

the great S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator

is ready to fulfill its true purpose.

Salvation is nigh.

- An ass-whipping is nigh, pal...


And you're gonna lose, Ramsey.

You're gonna lose.

- Plucky right up until the end.

I knew I picked the right guy.


If you're listening...

I'm coming home.

♪ ♪

- Look at this.

[computer chimes]

Ramsey wasn't lying.

Barry hacked the Particle Accelerator.

- He was getting it ready for Bloodwork.

That's why he was pretending to be Barry.

But why?

- If Ramsey drops even just a tiny amount

of his blood into the core and it explodes,

the infectious cells will aerosolize

and it would affect all of Central City in seconds.

All you'd have to do is take a breath.

[breach whooshes]

- [groans]

- Dad!

[dramatic music]

Do something, Frost.

- I can't-- I can't handle this.

[ice crackles]

♪ ♪

- There's a lot of blood loss. Looks like a nicked spleen.

Frost, I don't have the equipment I need

to close up this complicated of a wound,

but you can with your ice powers.

- I can't.

- Yes, you can.

Frost, come on.

- After Ralph and Barry?

- Frost, take control. - How?

- Let yourself feel the fear, count to three,

and do it anyway, because that's what heroes do.

One, two...

♪ ♪

- Three.

♪ ♪

[icy vapors whoosh]

- [snarls]

- [grunts]

- [snarls]

♪ ♪

[shovel blade clangs]

♪ ♪


[high-pitched whir]

- [chuckles] You like that?

[shouting] You like that?


- [snarls pitifully] - [laughs]

[high-pitched whir]

[whirring stops]

♪ ♪

[snarl echoes]

[multitude of snarls echoing]

♪ ♪

[force field humming]

[tranquil ambient music]

- For the record, both our plans failed.

- Yeah.

- [sighs]

- I just went in one direction while you went in the other,

instead of figuring out a plan together.

- Yeah.

- I should've made that happen.

I should've led the team.

- It's not too late.

Barry chose you for a reason.

Don't doubt yourself, Cisco.

- [chuckles quietly]

- What?

- Something Ramsey said...

"I knew I picked the right guy."

Barry said those words.

♪ ♪

Barry said those exact words to me

when he made me team leader.

Ramsey could've infected me.

He could've killed me.

But he didn't--

instead he just did a complete 180 for no reason.

[dramatic music]

- There's something else.

Ramsey said, "I'm coming home."

I begged Barry to come home the last time I saw him,

but I didn't think that I was getting through.

- Iris...

what if that was Barry?

What if you were right

and he's still alive inside Dark Flash?

- Then he could be trying to tell us what to do.

- We gotta take down Bloodwork.

[computer chimes]

Someone's at the barrier.

♪ ♪

[ominous music]

♪ ♪

- I have arrived to fulfill my destiny.

And yes, my army is coming.

- Iris...


let the light in.

♪ ♪

- I think I just figured out Barry's plan...

And he just told us the next step.

- We need to lower the defenses.

Let them in.

[suspenseful music]

[force field crackles]

- It's time to put an end to death once and for all.

♪ ♪

[dramatic music]

♪ ♪


- Find the humans who rejected my lifeblood and kill them.


♪ ♪

- You want me to do what?

- Barry's plan is to let the light in.

It isn't for Ramsey to spread his infection to the city,

it's for you to spread the antidote...

with one hell of a UV blast.

- But I can't do that.

- Don't worry, I've done all the calculations.

We'll walk you through the whole thing.

Just get to the pipeline now.

♪ ♪

[keyboard clicks]

[suspenseful music]

♪ ♪

- Good evening, Team Flash.

I have tried repeatedly

to bestow upon you eternal life,

yet you've refused.

So now, instead of continuing to offer you the gift of life,

I've ordered my Blood Brothers to take it from you.

Now as you run for your worthless lives,

do keep in mind that your leader, Flash,

belongs to me now.

I have his access codes, his handprint, his knowledge.

My objective will be achieved.

[tense music builds]

♪ ♪

[computer chimes]

[servos whirring]

♪ ♪

[servos whir]

- Bring me Iris and Cisco.


[both gasp and grunt]

- [snarls]

- [gasps and chokes]

♪ ♪

- I want you to know the scope of your failure.

- [gasps] - [coughs]

- My lifeblood is circling the accelerator.

♪ ♪

And when it gathers enough speed,

it'll collide with the energy inside

and the resulting collision will cure this city...

and you.

- [hoarsely] Barry...



I trust you.

- [breathes heavily] - [struggles to breathe]

♪ ♪

- What are you doing?

Kill her.

- [gasps]

- [snarling quietly] - [gasping]

♪ ♪


♪ ♪

[tense music]


- We are one, you and I.

♪ ♪

It's pointless to fight it.

I know you want to execute my will.

I can feel it inside you, Flash.

- [snarls resolutely]

♪ ♪

- Much better.

[pulse rifle blasts]

[pulse rifle blasts]

- [distorted groaning]

♪ ♪

[zombies snarling]

- Get ready to run.

- What are you gonna do?

- What I do.

- [distorted groaning]

- Barry?

- [groans]

- We only have about five rotations left

before collision.

- How long is each rotation?

- A few seconds if we're lucky.

[dramatic music]

♪ ♪

- [groans]

[alarms chiming]

- Allegra, where the hell are you?

- Right here!

♪ ♪

- When I open this door,

you need to hit these particles

with all the UV rays you've got.

♪ ♪

- [groaning]

♪ ♪

- You got this. Don't hold back.

♪ ♪

- One rotation left!

[alarms chiming]


- [shouts]

♪ ♪

[energies combine and explode]

- [grunts]

[dramatic music]

[disoriented groaning]

♪ ♪


[energies whoosh]

♪ ♪

[snarling and grunting]

[energies whooshing]

♪ ♪

- Hey.



♪ ♪

[tense musical spike]



[calming orchestral music]

- It's me. - [gasps in relief]

♪ ♪

- Hey, uh--

where's the scary guy who tried to kill us all?

♪ ♪

- He won't get far.


- I won't be denied!


- Okay, just stay here.

[epic music]

You can't control me anymore.

and I'm not gonna let you hurt anybody else.

♪ ♪

- For the last time...

I am trying to save everyone!

Don't you understand?

You're not the hero here, I am!

[goo gurgling]

[growls deeply]

- [grunts]

♪ ♪


♪ ♪

[pained snarl]

♪ ♪

[meaty thuds]

♪ ♪

[wheezy growl]

[calm music]

- Cisco, you with me? - Always.

Babel's been lifted, comms are up.

We are back.

- What do we have that can hold Ramsey?

- After Mitch Romero, we know a pipeline cell won't work.

- The M.A.C.

It contained Chester's black hole energy.

- So Ramsey should be a walk in the park.

- [snarls]

- [grunts and groans]

- Flash, you okay?

[tense music]

[glass shatters]

♪ ♪

- Stay down!

[goo thuds]

♪ ♪

Any last words before your death?

- I just want to enjoy the time I have left.

- I felt the same way.

[music softens]

My beautiful boy...


[goo gurgling]

[suspenseful music]

What have you done?

♪ ♪

My son...

I've missed you so much.

♪ ♪

- Mom?

How is this even possible?

- I brought her.

You entered my mind

to bring out that doubt that was hidden inside.

I left you infect me so I could return the favor

and bring out yours.

- Impossible.

I have no doubt. Only conviction.

- Ramsey.

I would give anything to have just one more day with my mom.

You have that chance right now.

Listen to her.

♪ ♪

- He's right.

You were born to heal.

But you've become an angel of destruction.

- No.

This isn't happening.

This isn't real.

- My dear son...

♪ ♪

You wanted so desperately to save me.

Now let me save you from yourself.

- I just wanted to help them all.

♪ ♪

[tense music]

- [grunts]


- No!

Perhaps she was wrong.

I was born to save the world!

♪ ♪

And I still can.

[force field zaps]

♪ ♪

Can you hear me, Flash?

I was chosen to save the world.

And when I escape these chains, I will complete my destiny.

And you will all accept my cure.

[distorted laughter]

- Containment protocol's holding.

It worked.

- We did it. We beat him.

[dramatic music]

- Now it's time for our next fight.

♪ ♪

- Lyla says Ramsey

is officially in A.R.G.U.S. custody.

- And I called the local hospitals--

Ramsey's infection doesn't seem

to have any long-lasting effects.

- So everyone's gonna be okay?

- Everyone except Ramsay.

Frost ran some tests,

and it looks like his condition is, um...

pretty permanent.

- Joe's resting in the lounge,

and I think I am gonna go check on him.

[peaceful music]

- [takes deep breath]

What was it like being Dark Flash?

♪ ♪

- I knew what was happening, but I couldn't stop it.

Honestly, it took everything I had

just to keep from hurting you guys.

But as the night went on, I could tell I was--

I was getting to him. I could feel him

doubting himself more and more.

Thank you for what you did.

You saved the city.

- Right back at ya.

But you should really thank Frost.

She got me there.

She's badass.

- Yeah, she is.

- Speaking of, where is the Ice Queen?

- Caity, I know the last couple of days

have been a roller-coaster,

but I just wanted to say thanks for believing in me

even though I didn't believe in myself.

- No thanks needed.

And for it's worth, I'm really proud

of how you've grown these last few months.

I can't wait to see where you go next.

- Me, too.

But for tonight, I think you should take over.

It's only right that you're with the team

for whatever Crisis is about to bring.

♪ ♪

[watch ticking]

- Guys? [inhales deeply]

Sitting in silence really isn't how I want to spend

the next few minutes.



when you gave me your watch, that meant...

that meant the world to me.

I wanna give you mine.

So I know wherever I go, part of me is with you.

- I love you for that.

But you're not going anywhere yet.

So you hold on to it.

- All right.

- H.R. Wells told me once...

"Barry Allen's superpower isn't speed.

"It's hope.

It's hope, and that kid has an endless reservoir of it."

I didn't know how right he was

until I really got to know you, Barry.

Whatever is about to happen,

this world's a better place for having you in it.

- You know, when you first came into my life,

I had lost faith in just about everything.

[pensive music]

You saved my life, Barry.

♪ ♪

- God, I remember the old days.

- [laughs]

- No doppelgangers, no Flashpoint, no time travel.

It was just us against the bad guys.

♪ ♪

I miss that.

- I don't know, I kinda like time travel.

When you were stuck in the Speed Force,

I would have Cisco vibe me to the Waterfront

so I could watch our first kiss.

You know, the one you had to erase from the timeline

to save the world.

- Why'd you do that?

- I don't know.

I guess when you're filled with sadness,

happy thoughts are what get you through the day.

♪ ♪

And what's happier than getting half your first kiss

with the love of your life

other than getting to do it twice?

♪ ♪

Our love story never ends, Barry.

Not even with Crisis.

- Iris, it's inevitable.

- Maybe.

But whether you vanish or...

or worse, I am gonna be there with you.

I'm gonna be right there with you to the very end, okay?

Because the only thing more inevitable than Crisis

is us.

[inspiring music]

- Iris is right.

Whatever's in store for us,

they can't change what we mean to each other.

♪ ♪

Can't erase what's in our hearts.

As long as we hold on to that...

we've beaten Crisis before it even begins.

[music fades]

[watch ticking]

[rumbling sounds]

[dramatic music]

♪ ♪

- For so many years, I've traveled across worlds,

across the multiverse, to do one thing.

Kill you.

And now here...

you saved my life.

- Submit and begin your life anew.

- Show me.

- The knowledge is within you.

[wondrous music]

- [exhales deeply]

♪ ♪

[glyph tinkling]

♪ ♪

[energy hums]


♪ ♪


[foreboding music]

♪ ♪

- Greg, move your head.

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