The Flash 11.14 Recap

Barry and Ralph grab coffee from Jitters. Upon leaving, a mugger attempts robbing them at gunpoint, but they [completely] disrespect his presence and plan ways to make an example of him. The mugger grows impatient and shoots Ralph twice, but his elastic qualities ricochet both bullets back into the mugger.

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The Flash — “When Harry Met Harry…” — Image Number: FLA406a_0002b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Hartley Sawyer as Dibney and Grant Gustin as Barry Allen — Photo: Katie Yu/The CW — © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

Suit Yourself

Barry finds the team exhausted from trying to locate Devoe. The daunting task prods Harry to reach out to his “friends” – Harry you know you don’t have any friends. In the meantime, Caitlin suggests hypnotizing Ralph to recover memory from the bus ride, so Dr. Finkle (the marriage counselor) makes another appearance. While hypnotized, Ralph sees the Weeper crying -go figure,- and a woman with a bison on the back of her jacket. Soon after, the unnamed, jacketed woman touches a guy up before entering his car. The crime scene suggests a large animal was the likely culprit. Ironically, a stone statue fits the description, so Barry approaches it and finds blood lodged in a panther’s mouth.

The granite seems to be completely normal, except for the fact that it’s covered in dark matter, so it appears the metahuman brings statues to life. Joe tells the team about another attack, which appears to be part of an inevitable trifecta, so Barry and Ralph prepare to follow up. Before leaving, Cisco reveals Ralph’s [not so] super suit. In essence its a large, bland cloth. The Black Bison visits another collector to inquire about artifacts. While displaying a sacred relic, the collector offends her (and her cultural heritage), so she brings a knight’s armor suit to life before escaping. Barry prepares to follow, but the collector would be left to fight the suit alone (since Ralph got punched through a wall) so, Barry phases into the armored suit and destroys it.

Priorities First

In summary, the Black Bison (aka Mina) is able to control statues that resemble animals or people. Ralph confronts Barry about failing to apprehend Mina. Barry retorts that he will ALWAYS save a person in danger.

Iris finds the next artifact, which is set to be transferred in an armored vehicle. While in transit, the strong hand of a statue crushes a security guard and starts whipping up on Barry. Mina tries to escape, but Ralph extends and grabs her car. Barry sees a civilian in danger so he asks Ralph, who is more focused on apprehending Mina, to help. Ultimately, a pole falls on a child, leaving Ralph feeling guilty about not handling priorities. They take the little girl to the hospital. Fortunately, the injuries appear minor.

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The Flash — “When Harry Met Harry…” — Image Number: FLA406a_0020b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Grant Gustin as Barry Allen and Hartley Sawyer as Dibney — Photo: Katie Yu/The CW — © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

We Got the Bad Guy

Before Barry can bring down wrath, Ralph admits his poor decision making. Caring for others is something that’s new to him, yet Barry promises to support him through his struggles of learning how to be a hero. They reach a resolution and celebrate the fact they [at least] got the bad guy.

While an officer escorts Mina to her cell, she manages to snatch his name tag and use it to unlock her handcuffs. Meanwhile, the CCPD introduces flame resistant armor. Mina seizes control of the suit, disorients police, and frees herself from imprisonment. Team Flash knows Mina’s next destination is a museum, so Barry and Ralph depart. After some chaos, Ralph comes face-to-face with Mina, but [this time] chooses to save an endangered security guard, so Barry zips into action by using a basic act of diversion to apprehend Mina.
After Mina’s apprehension, Joe tells Barry an artifact is missing. Ralph took it upon himself to mail the relic to its original tribe. Barry invites  Ralph out for coffee, yet Ralph has a date, which [shockingly] is the little girl he failed to save.
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The Flash — “When Harry Met Harry…” — Image Number: FLA406b_0028b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Grant Gustin as The Flash and Hartley Sawyer as Dibney — Photo: Katie Yu/The CW — © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

The Council of Wells

Cisco teases Harry about his friends coming into town, only to find out they are from different Earths and will be appearing by hologram. Each version pays tribute to Tom Cavanagh’s versatile acting catalog and is nicknamed the Council of Wells. Harry speaks with the council, who has made zero progress on finding Devoe, so Harry admits his idea failed miserably and sends the council home.
Yet again, Cisco approaches Harry to see if he has new ideas about finding Devoe, but the conversation switches to Harry’s personality. Cisco believes Harry’s cocky nature and insecurities make him hard to work with. Harry reconvenes the council to apologize and work together as friends. Once pettiness clears, it appears they will make progress.
Barry returns to Star Lab’s cortex. The council narrowed down the culprit to Clifford Devoe, so The Thinker and his assistant spring into action. Clifford’s wife opens the door, before introducing her handicapped husband rolling around in a wheelchair – that’s definitely wasn’t the superbad metahuman we were expecting.
Up to this point, the primary plot has developed pretty slowly, but now that Barry has identified his foe things should turn up. What exactly is the thinker capable of, and how will he continue to assert his innocence? For the latest developments tune in at 8 to Atlanta’s CW!
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