In this episode, the finale of the first season, Barry makes a pact with Wells–he will help Eobard get back to his own time and in the process Barry will be able to go back and save his mother. All that Barry is, and that we have seen in this series, rests on this one event. Can Barry do it?
In the penultimate episode of the season the STAR labs gang realise that hot Eddie has been under their noses the whole time he was missing–and discover that the particle accelerator has a future thingamabob attached to it that’s going to activate it and enable Wells to get home. Vaporising the metahumans illegally held down there in the process… Thankfully the STAR labs crew, whilst not above a bit of no trial imprisonment and indeterminate sentencing, have more morals than I have, and Barry allies himself with an old enemy to save them…
In the season 3 finale Oliver turns the tables on Ra’s al Ghul to prevent him from releasing the virus upon Starling City. It turns out that Ra’s’ motives for destroying the city were not inspired by ceremonies of initiation for Oliver–but a strike against a rogue league member and his nemesis, Damien Dark. Oliver and the Arrow gang race to save the city–but who will save Oliver?
In this episode the Flash thwarts a gold heist and confronts the Rainbow Raider. Yes, really. And gets more than he’s bargained for with a psychic attack and a shock Scooby Doo mask whip off to reveal that the Rainbow Raider was someone we’re familiar with. Which was, you know, unexpected. Even more unexpected was that he was under the mind control of Grodd. Yes, that very large gorilla that has lurked in the shadows this season. Well, he’s about to come out of the dark and he is awesome. The Flash is pitted against Wells’ champion–or is Grodd just a distraction?
This episode, the Arrow reveals his hand. A plan that is just as convoluted as this season has been. A plan that has definitely been about the greater good at the expense of himself in the eyes of those closest to him and caused him to ally himself with the very enemies he’s been pitted against for this season–and since his return to Starling City. The Arrow gang can do little but respond to the threat that Arrow has revealed as they venture off to Nanda Parbat to stop the League of Assassins destroying Starling City. Oh, and Thea got to bed Roy. It’s kind of a miracle I remembered anything either side of that.. But did this episode–the start of the finale run–make up for a season that hasn’t managed to match the highs of season 1 and 2?
‘It’s a trap!’ Sorry. Had to do that. This episode finds the STAR labs crew dealing with undeniable proof that Wells is the Reverse-Flash–but Barry isn’t ready to tip his hand yet, he’s set on getting a confession from Wells that he can use to free his father from prison. But, this is an episode of a trap within a trap…