In an effort to prevent Savitar from gaining anymore of an advantage on Team Flash, Cisco and Julian come up with a way to stop Barry from making anymore new memories. However, in the process, they end up causing temporary amnesia in Barry. Not only does he not have a clue who anyone is, but he can’t even access his powers. He soon becomes distressed because he can’t remember anything, but, luckily, Iris is nearby to show him pictures of the west and reassure him that he’s surrounded by loved ones. He eventually calms down and the team begins working on a way to restore his memories.
Caitlin returns to the lab as Killer Frost and makes a deal to help restore Barry’s memories. With Cisco, Julian, and Caitlin back in the same lab, Cisco makes an attempt to bring some kind of life back within the group. The moment is short lived, but Caitlin soon reverts back to her Killer Frost persona. Later, a man who was released by the court because of Barry’s amnesia, raids an office and sets it on fire. By now, Barry’s rediscovered his powers, but doesn’t know how to control them.
This was a pretty special episode because fans got to see a whole other side to Barry Allen. One that was so innocent and pure. His smile was even infectious. It was easy to relate to Iris and her dilemma of not wanting to restore Barry’s memories. In the end, though, this wasn’t the real Barry. The ups and downs are what made Barry who he is and it’s what keeps him grounded even with all that power.
The Killer Frost/Caitlin Snow problem looks like it may be coming to an end. And now fans may have to deal with the idea that Caitlin Snow may not be coming back any time soon. Those closing scenes with her and the guys was pretty harsh. To tell someone that you don’t love them after they’ve expressed their’s is heartbreaking. But that’s who she is – a cold-hearted killer. What about those few seconds where her eyes were normal? Could that be a sign that there may be a chance that both could exist at the same time? The attempt to recount old memories with Ronnie and Caitlin may have failed in the end, but it gave people watching a glimmer of hope that something could be pulled out of that situation.
The season only has two episodes left and the next one comes with a suitcase full of questions. How is Captain Cold back? What is this power source? And why the heck is King Shark guarding it? Looks like you’ll have to tune in next week for the penultimate episode of The Flash.