The fourteenth episode of The Flash Season 3 opens with Barry Allen/The Flash (Grant Gustin) and Iris West (Candice Patton) sharing a loving breakfast while two H.R. Wellses (Tom Cavanagh) of different worlds trade a few quips. H.R. has decorated Team Flash HQ for Friend’s Day, his Earth’s equivalent of Valentine’s Day and love does seem to be in the air in Central City. Wally West (Keiynan Lonsdale) and Jesse Quick (Violett Beane) then decide to tell Jesse’s father that she has decided to leave her Earth to be with Wally in Earth-1.
The Wells of Earth-2 takes this surprisingly well, telling his daughter that her happiness is what matters. Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) and Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes) are in a midst of a discussion that ranges from the fact that Julian (Tom Felton) is in London to Cisco’s perceived lack of game when Gypsy (Jessica Camacho) enters via a breach and starts attacking Team Flash. While this wouldn’t be the first time on The Flash Season 3 that Gypsy attacks the Flash and his pals, after Harrison Wells subdues her she reveals she was hypnotized into action by Grodd. Meanwhile, Grodd and his gigantic gorilla forces are amassing in the forests just outside of Central City.
Barry and Co. then begin tracking Grodd and reach out to Joe (Jesse L. Martin) for assistance in the coming ape onslaught. Cisco even appeals to Gypsy to aid in their attack on the apes, but she regretfully declines. Having seen Grodd’s visions for the future of Central City when he controlled her mind, Gypsy tells Cisco she can’t be a part of it and it isn’t her fight. She then heads to Earth-2 to find the fugitive she was tracking when Grodd ambushed her.
Harrison later reveals to Wally that he doesn’t know how much time he has left, Wally tells Jesse that he thinks she should return to Earth-2 to be with her father. This turns out to be a not so clever ruse by the Wells of Earth-2, one that his daughter immediately sees through. She then doubles down on her decision to move to Earth-1 much to the chagrin of her father adding another full-time speedster into the mix for The Flash Season 3.
Cisco then vibes himself to an intersection that is to be the gorilla’s invasion point. Joe and the CCPD amass at the site, but Grodd tells Barry via Joe that they are too late. Grodd attempts to force Joe to kill himself, but Barry outruns a bullet to save him. As Joe gets himself patched up after that encounter, Harrison realizes they could harness the remnants of Grodd’s memories left in Joe’s mind to figure out a way to stop him.
Barry then tells Iris that perhaps the only way to stop Grodd this time is by killing him. While this could change the future and save both Iris and the city, she tells Barry that it wouldn’t be worth the cost of his humanity. Team Flash then gets Joe to draw a sketch of who he saw in Grodd’s mind: the military general who Grodd kidnapped and now controls. Unfortunately, Barry and Co. do not know who the picture is of and this leaves the lot of them quite frustrated.
Barry then discusses his new ideas about killing Grodd with Harrison and he tells him it is a terrible idea. He explains saving one life doesn’t justify another and there is always another way and Barry needs to find it. During Team Flash’s search of databases for pictures matching Joe’s sketch, H.R. recalls a line from a renowned poet of his world-Weird Al of ours-and they realize the general Grodd is controlling is in charge of America’s nuclear arsenal.
Barry races off as The Flash to stop a nuclear strike Grodd already has begun. After inputting thousands upon thousands of codes, he shuts down the nuclear missile launcher. Nevertheless, Grodd and his gorillas begin their attack on Central City. Cisco then vibes his way to plead with Gypsy once more for her help. The Flash, Jesse Quick, and Kid Flash then make their stand against the ape attack.
They do battle and Grodd tells the Flash that the only way to stop him is by killing him. The Flash tells Grodd he’s not the only one who has a beef with him and then Cisco and Gypsy enter with Solovar trailing behind. Solovar makes short work of Grodd and is moments away from killing him when Barry convinces the great ape to spare Grodd and vows he will not let Grodd ever return to Gorilla City.
Team Flash helps the gorillas get back to their world and Gypsy makes her way home as well. Not before placing a kiss on Cisco’s lips, however, with the caution that he wouldn’t be able to handle her. Harrison then heads back to his Earth after saying a warm goodbye to Jesse and Wally. The latest episode of The Flash Season 3 then closes with a dual cliffhanger of Barry proposing to Iris and Wally confronting none other than evil speed god Savitar!
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