The Flash – S07E03 – Mother [Transcript]

As Eva becomes more powerful, Barry and team must find a way to stop her; an old friend risks her life to help.
The Flash - S07E03 - Mother

Original air date: March 16, 2021

Eva begins replacing people with mirror duplicates. Sue Dearbon and Ralph Dibny return with evidence to exonerate the former of Eva’s crimes, but the latter became a blob after McCulloch Technologies was destroyed. Though Eva convinces Barry he cannot win, Harrison comes to S.T.A.R. Labs and reminds him that he is the Paragon of Love. As Barry checks on Iris, he revives her. Barry and his team re-activate the ASF and fight the duplicates while Barry revives the original Speed Force before he and Iris convince Eva to stand down. Showing remorse, Eva tries to stop her duplicates, but they become too powerful, so she joins forces with Barry and Iris to destroy them. After freeing her prisoners, Eva leaves for the Mirrorverse to start anew. Claiming that he can now perceive all of his life at once and travel freely through time and space, Harrison decides to put himself in a time loop so he can live peacefully with his wife, Tess Morgan, while an exonerated Sue and a recuperating Ralph travel the world to stop other Black Hole-esque organizations. 18 hours earlier, when Barry and Iris revived the Speed Force, they unknowingly released four differently colored lightning bolts.

* * *

[eerie music]


[electricity crackles]


Cisco, what hap…


Frost, Frost.




Help her.

Help her.

Iris. Iris!


[beleaguered breathing]

Help her.

[dramatic music]


[soft dramatic music]


Is she gonna be okay?

When you pulled Iris out of the Mirrorverse and she resisted, it created a molecular anomaly.

All her neural pathways are disjointed.

Looks like her brain’s been remapped.

How do we get her back?

I don’t know.

All we can do now is let her rest while I run some more tests.

You gonna be okay?

I remember everything, hurting my own team… forcing Iris through the portal, leaving Kamilla and Singh trapped.

I’m sorry.

That wasn’t you.

Yeah, it was.

Man, no, It wasn’t.

You were not yourself.

Trust me, we get that.

That’s why we’re gonna to put it behind us, and we’re gonna move on, all right?

We’re a team. We’ve got each other’s backs.

We’re going to figure out a way to save Iris and Kamilla and Singh. I promise.

But Eva’s still out there, and I can’t stop her ’cause I don’t have my speed anymore.

But you will.

I’m running a full diagnostics on the artificial Speed Force machine.

It worked before. It can work again.

All we need to do is just figure out…


I’m done with that thing.

You saw what it turned me into. I’m not Thawne.

Connecting with something artificial isn’t gonna work for me… and since the real Speed Force is dead…

[phone rings]


Wait, your wife tried to attack you?

Why would you neighbor try to make you look into mirrors?

Hold on. CCPD.

If he’s not your uncle, who is he?

Let me get this straight.

You want to help bring your daughter in, Mrs. Dearbon, so that I can arrest her?

Sue’s in trouble.

We want to help her see things more clearly.

People change, sometimes overnight.


Captain, can I speak with you?

It’s relevant.

Excuse me.


[dramatic music]

Oh, damn.

Sue, I thought you and Ralph were laying low until we could clear your name.

Yeah, Ralph’s tracking a lead.

Arrest me if you have to. I had to come.

You mind telling me what’s so important that you would risk your freedom?

Those people in there, those are not my parents.

I know it sounds crazy, and then Ralph mentioned pod people a while back, I thought it was nuts too, but I’m telling you, that’s not them.

No, I believe you.

I’ve gotten over 100 calls in the last hour, exact same complaint.

All saying that people they’ve known for years just aren’t themselves anymore.

Do you think this has anything to do with the craziness at McCulloch?

Damn, I know what’s happening.


[bizarre chiming]

What the hell?


Chaos has broken out in downtown Central City over another meta attack.

So after all that, I’m like, “Well, at least Grandma Runk is still my grandma, you know?”

‘Cause I was at Jitters ordering a vibaccino.

Next thing I know, a pair of T2 arms jumps out of the countertop trying to grab me.

You know, fortunately, Chester P. Runk knows how to mind his surroundings.


I just heard back from Joe.

Whatever is happening out there, it’s spreading.

Yeah, Eva is getting more powerful.

I’ll say.

I analyzed footage from Eva’s live interview.

It’s not just mirrors that she’s manipulating.

It’s any reflective surface now.

Well, I guess that makes sense.

Light photons are elementary particles that exist everywhere in nature, so as long as there’s light around from either natural or artificial source…

Call Joe back.

We’ve got to black out the city.

He can get the mayor to declare a state of emergency.

Okay, I’m on it.

Okay, why is Eva doing this?

I mean, why does she want us in the Mirrorverse?

She wants us out of the way.

These aren’t just abductions.

[sirens blaring]

It’s a full-blown invasion.

And with every person that gets replaced, Eva’s army grows.

Oh, man, body snatchers.

So what are we gonna do?


[soft dramatic music]

Boss, you have to get better.


“The Citizen” doesn’t work without you, so just please come back, okay?

‘Cause we’re not giving up on you, especially Barry.


What you two have is amazing.

No matter how strong you both are on your own, you’re even stronger together.

Don’t let Eva McCulloch end what you guys have.


The mayor is doing her best shutting down the power.

Joe said it won’t be 100 percent, but I told him we’d take whatever we can get.

In the meantime initiating shutters on all windows in S.T.A.R. Labs.

We should cover all the mirrors too and kill the lights.

Yes, I’m on it.

Hopefully everybody in Central City does the same thing.

If I had my speed I could patrol, help people keep safe.


There’s got to be a way to save ’em all, to get Iris back.

[ethereal whispers]

There is, there is, there is.

There is, there is, there is, there is, there is.

[bizarre chiming]

Hey, were you saying something?

Uh, guys, where’s Barry?


[bizarre chiming]

[eerie music]


You’re powerless, Flash, but I can help you… if you let me.

You want to help?

Tell me how to save my wife.

She needs to go back where she belongs.

All of you do. Back to the Mirrorverse.

You see, in the last six years I’ve watched people like Joseph destroy the gift around you, the glorious world filled with wonder.

You and everyone else on this planet have failed.


So now I’m filling it with my children… and we will treat it and everyone in it with respect.

And what happens to us?

You adapt to your new world, same as I did.

Don’t worry, Barry, I’m not gonna kill anyone.

I’m not your enemy.


What I am is a mother to a newer, better world.

You want me to give in just like Ramsey.

Ramsey thought he was a hero.

He wasn’t.

You are.

Lead your people to the Mirrorverse.

They’ll follow you. They’ll be happy.

Were you?

Stop fighting me.

You’ve been watching me, Eva.

You know I’d risk my life to save this city.

Those are brave words, Flash, but are you really willing to do whatever it takes to ensure the survival of humanity?

The applications of my reflective chip technology are endless.

I can grow crops tenfold in abundance.

I can end starvation overnight.

Why haven’t you?

Why haven’t you done the work that really matters?

Why haven’t you made this world a better place?

[dramatic music]

Because you can’t.


I can, and I will.

I’m not human.


I’m something better.

That is why I am showing you mercy.

So please consider my offer…


And make the right choice.


Satellites have him at McCulloch.

Barry, I am not losing you too.

Frost is ready to come out.


[bizarre chiming]

Oh, thank Tupac.

How did you escape?

I didn’t.

Eva let me go.


What did she want?

To tell us that we can’t win.

Well, I hope you told her where to go.

No, she’s right.

We can’t.


[soft dramatic music]


[ethereal whooshing]



No, my name is Harrison… Dr. Harrison Wells.


Look, I don’t know who you are, but I saw Nash die.

All the other Wells died with him.

Exactly, and when Nash Wells gave his life to power the artificial Speed Force, he transferred all the multiversal particles of all the other Wells into the fusion sphere except for 0.01 percent, and that’s me.

[soft dramatic music]

How do particles become a person?

I have a theory that when Nash and all the other Wells were removed from the timeline, the universe required… a balancing act.

One Wells to make up for all those lost.

Isn’t that cosmic?


There was an event.

It took people from other planets and brought them here together to the same planet in one timeline.

A temporal coalescence.

That… could explain this.



Of all the Wells, you were the one I wanted to meet the most.


I’m B… Barry Allen.

I know.

The other Wells may be gone, but they left an imprint, memories, and so let me just say that, whatever is wrong…


Let me help you because they would want me to.

You can’t.

This enemy that we’re facing is all-powerful, plus my speed is gone.

Aren’t you the Paragon of Love?

Look, anyone can save the world with their speed, with their might, but it takes a real hero…

A once-in-a-lifetime hero, to do it with his heart.

What is that supposed to mean?

It means run, Barry.

Run toward love.





Nash thought… very highly of you.


A new Wells.


How is that possible?

Oh, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait.

You’re here to save us, right? [chuckles]

Also, which one is he?

I’m the original.


Okay, I had Allegra put out a “Citizen” e-blast to warn the city about Eva.

Good work.



[eerie music]

What is it?

That window was blacked out.

Where is everyone?

Oh, I’m feeling an overwhelming sense of passion, confidence, focus.

Joe, I… [screams]


You may as well give up, Captain.


Captain West requesting backup.

No one’s coming, Captain.

Cecile, run!

[suspenseful music]


The windows.


My phone’s not working.

She must have jammed the signal.



Wells, Wells, Wells, Wells, Wells, Wells, Wells, Wells, Well, and Wells.

And that’s how I got here. Any questions?

Uh, I don’t get…


Help! Guys, we need help.




Holy plasmas.

Dibs, where’s your face? It looks like mashed potatoes.


Don’t touch him.


His body temp’s a toasty 500 degrees.

Wait, you mean something actually melted Elongated Man?

Holy sweet Hawking.

Ralph texted me to meet him at McCulloch Labs.

He was looking for evidence to clear your name, wasn’t he?

Yeah, he figured security would be down because of the blackout.

He was inside when Eva blew the whole place up.

I got caught in the blast radius.

He walked out holding this.

[dramatic music]

Can you fix him?

Right, I’ll get him in the mobile biogenic containment unit.

Okay, we’re going this way.

Right this way, Ralph.

Come with me, Sue.

I’ll take a look at your arm.


That’s looking a little toasty.




I mean, not real… [computer beeps]

Wait. [chuckles]

Yeah, Ralph found evidence to clear Sue’s name.


Once a hero, always a hero.


I know you’re still in there somewhere.

I’ll never stop fighting to reach you.

[tender music]


I may be the Paragon of Love, but…


That’s only because you’re my heart.

Please come back to me.

[electricity crackles]


I don’t get it.

How are you supposed to get your speed back exactly?


Iris is the key.

Yeah, still not following.

The Speed Force, we all thought

it was dead, right?

I just felt a spark with Iris just now.

Barry, your speed is gone.

No, but the Speed Force is an elemental part of the universe, so theoretically…

Theoretically it could have never disappeared.

And you think it’s still in Iris.

I always wondered why I was chosen as the Paragon of Love and how it related to my speed.

I think it’s because of my connection with Iris.

Our love is just as strong as the lightning bolt that hit me seven years ago, plus Iris did have speed once.

And Nora was a speedster whose lightning was purple and yellow.

That is so romantic.

If Speed Force energy is still in Iris, how do we get it out of her?


We repurpose the ASF to tap into an organic source instead of an artificial one.

I can help with that.

Okay, well, I’m gonna need…

Yeah, I got it.

If this works, we can all take the fight to Eva together.

[dramatic music]

[sirens blaring]

[suspenseful music]


Bring them a new life, my children.


Go, go, go!



[door thuds]

Knock, knock.


It’s too late, Captain. This is mother’s world now.

Can she get through?


That door wasn’t designed for tactical force.

[door thuds]


Well, it should have been.

These old buildings still have the original ductwork.

Human beings took this world for granted, Captain.

We won’t.


I don’t want to leave you.

Please, Joe, come on.

Kiss Jenna for me.

[door thudding]

Now go.


Okay, she’s breathing.

What’s the ETA on that energy coupling reroute?

Energy cycle is rerouted.

And fusion sphere completely remapped.

I have to say, is this how you guys operate?

Because that much contact with that much unrefined power, this is a huge gamble.

Mr. Allen, if you’re wrong about Iris, every atom in your body will be split in two.


[spirited music]



We need you.

We need you.

I’ll be okay.


Energy’s climbing.


Run, Barry, run.

Run towards love.


Oh, yep, ain’t no A in this SF.



We’re at 100% organic speed.

We need you.

We need you.

[electricity crackling]





I knew you’d find your way back to me.

You’ll always be my lightning rod.

[dramatic music]

[people screaming indistinctly]



Don’t be afraid.

You’re going some place better. I promise.

Take them.




You’ve made your choice.

Now face the consequences!


It’s over, Eva.


Why doesn’t Flash use his speed?

Well, Eva’s body’s made up of quantum protons, which are capable of sub-light speed, so technically…

She’s faster.


[door thudding]


[eerie music]


You’re not Cecile.


But she’s close.

And if you want to be with her…


There’s only one way.

Why should I trust you?


You have no choice.


[dramatic music]

You and I could have worked together toward a common good.

It’s too late now. Humankind is done.

My children are taking over the world, and I’m their queen mother, and tonight I begin my reign as Mirror Monarch.

Actually, we’re just getting started.

[soundwave blasts]

How do you like the sonics, my lady?

[YONAKA’s “Teach Me to Fight”]

But wait, there’s more.


Now, Flash.

♪ Small town baby

♪ Got his knickers in a twist ♪

♪ Doesn’t like the way that this car suits my lips ♪

♪ What you think?

Not fair.

You brought your team.

♪ You’re trying to be your best you ♪

♪ Suited and booted ♪

Maybe I should bring mine.

♪ Trying to act a grown-up ♪

♪ Now that’s pretty funny ♪

♪ I fired everyone, now I be making plenty ♪

♪ I’m feeling pretty empty ♪

♪ This attitude’s expensive ♪

♪ Take a trip and you might find ♪

♪ Let’s make this public ♪

♪ Let’s take it outside ♪

♪ Put down your small talk ♪

♪ And teach me to fight ♪

Sounds like Iron Heights on a Saturday night out there.


♪ Caught in the middle ♪

♪ Karma can raise your face ♪

♪ Trying too hard ♪

♪ Yeah, it’s gonna make you age ♪

♪ Walk into the room ♪

♪ Everybody looks the same ♪

♪ I’m so tired of this place ♪

♪ Yeah, why you scared of change, yeah ♪

♪ Too many photos and not enough friends ♪

♪ Waiting on the next fad and the next trend ♪

♪ Posers in the hall ♪

♪ And they clogging up the stairways ♪


♪ Come on, baby, let’s play ♪

♪ Let’s make this public ♪

♪ Let’s take it outside ♪

♪ Put down your small talk ♪

♪ And teach me to fight ♪

Cover me!

♪ Let’s make this personal, stop wasting my time ♪

If I can’t fix these things in time…

You better figure something out… and fast.

Let’s do this.

♪ It’s all I seem to see ♪

♪ And it’s all you seem to know ♪

♪ Bet you’re itching to find out ♪


♪ But the party’s is going to go ♪

♪ See you turn up at my door ♪

♪ But you don’t know anyone ♪

♪ And the party’s over now ♪

♪ Can’t you see you’re on your own? ♪

Every big bad has a weakness.

What did we miss?


The fact that Barry needs more than speed to win this fight.


[dramatic music]





Finish him.


No, Eva, please don’t.

It’s too late.

Flash has had his chance.

And so do you.

Eva, you’re destroying this world.

No, I’m liberating it from an infestation.

My children deserve this planet more than humankind does.

I’ll deal with him. Join the others.



You just can’t give up, can you?

Fine. Good-bye.


That’s impossible.

You’re still not strong enough to beat me.

Not yet.


You told my husband that you wanted to bring peace to this world.

You are using brutal force against defenseless people.

Eva, my duplicate, she was connected to this world with herself, but your other children, they are filled with hate.

Look around. Is this your idea of peace?

Please, no!

No, please!

[people screaming indistinctly]

[somber music]


Is this really what you want?


Get back.

Now is our chance.

No, please.

Just wait.


No, I… I wanted to make things better.

[soft dramatic music]


I failed two worlds.

Eva, it’s never too late to do the right thing.

You’ve told me about your dream to help people.

You still can right here, right now by ending this.


The foundation for a better world is compassion, not violence.

A true monarch knows that.

[sirens blaring]


[people screaming]

Keep going!

Keep going!



It’s not working.

[people screaming]


They’ve grown too strong for me to control!

[dramatic music]


[glass shatters]

[soft dramatic music]


We did it.

What about the people we lost?


Chief Singh?

Sir, what happened?

Are we…


No, Officer, we’re very much alive, and I’m pretty sure we owe our lives to a certain speedster and his better half.



Oh, oh!

[phone buzzes]

Is it really you?

No, it’s Chewbacca.

It’s Kamilla, the real one.

If she’s back then…

That means the rest of Central City is too.

Where are you?

I’m back at “The Citizen.”

I was in that other place. I never thought I’d get out.

Don’t go anywhere.

I’ma kiss you like there’s no tomorrow.


I love you, Kamilla.

I love you too.


Need a ride?

I’m ice bridging… Safest way to travel.

Knowing you, I find that hard to believe.

So what will you do now?


Go back to the Mirrorverse, do what I should have done a long time ago… start over.


This time my children will be born of love, not hate, free to choose their own path.

Good luck.


[upbeat music]

Any sign of Eva?

No, looks like Mirror Monarch was serious about starting over.

Iris, what you did out there, what if you’re a meta now?

I’m pretty sure Eva took my mirror powers back with her when she left.

Maybe when she went back to the Mirrorverse it severed the link. Without it, no powers.

Well, the pod people are gone.

We got everyone else back.

Singh, Dearbons, Kamilla.

That’s a good day’s work, people.

Oh, wait, where’s OG Wells?

With Cisco and Allegra.

They wanted to say their own good-byes.


You sure you have to go?

I heard Team Flash always has a Wells.

Well, that’s overrated, plus Flash has his speed back, Mirror Monarch is back where she belongs.

It’s time.

But I need someone to train me.

Allegra, you have your own wavelength to follow, and, as it turns out, somehow I have mine.

The universe gave me my life back somehow, and now I can see all 92 years of that life past, present, and future simultaneously, and somehow can travel to any moment I want.

Timeless Wells.

That’s a new one.

It’s amazing and utterly useless unless I can share it with the woman that I love, my wife, Tess.

We had 4 brilliant years together before she…

Before we both were killed, and so I now have a choice between moving forward from this point without her…

Or going back to her.

Well, I’m going to relive those 4 years we had together over and over and over again until I’m out of time.

Good luck.

Allegra, good luck to you.

I get that, wanting to be with the person you love.

If Kamilla and I are lucky enough to share half of what you and Tess have…

You will.

This is weird.

Yeah, we just met.


It’s like I barely even know you.

We barely know each other.

I mean, you’re nothing like him.

Like who?

Oh, the Harrison Wells you used to know.

Or the man I thought was Harrison Wells.

Of course, he turned out to be a…

Both: A jerk?



[both chuckle]

How do you miss someone you barely even know?

[tender music]


Before you go, how exactly do you travel in time?



Just… like this.


Oh, just like that.

Well, we spoke to Captain West.

Actually, I did.

Ralph’s voice would have freaked him out.

What’s not to love about my silky tones?

Dude, you sound like a Dalek.

Yeah, I feel like the helmet’s more Daft Punk.


You know I love to lose myself to dance every once in a while.

Baby, do not… do not.

You love it.

Don’t worry, Ralph.

A few more days in the BCU, and you’ll be good as new.

Either way, it’s good to have you back, Caity.

Frost, too.

So now that my parents are okay and CCPD has evidence to clear me, thanks to Ralph…

We should celebrate.

Sue, did you ever think about joining Team Flash?

We could use somebody with your skills.

Me, teaming up with Dr. Perfect and a squeaky clean do-gooder like Fleet Feet here? [chuckles]

Not my style.

Besides, Ralph and I have some unfinished business.

Black Hole is dead, but there’s an organization just like them in every country in the world preying on good people like my parents.

And we’re gonna pay them a visit.

And clean house.

Ralph, we’ve been through a lot since you joined this team.

Ah, save it, Bar.

This ain’t goodbye.

I’ll be back when you least expect it, and then,

Frost, we’ll go on that road trip, okay?

She says, “Hell, yeah.”

Well, if you ever need help, just call. I’ll come running.

Thanks, you do the same.

Come on, slick.

Stay flashy.

Dibny, out.

They make quite the team.

[spirited music]


So do we.


[electricity crackling]

Greg, move your head.


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