The Flash — “Crisis on Earth — X, Part 3 — Image Number: FLA408c_0290.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash, Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow and Russell Tovey as The Ray/Ray Terrill — Photo: Katie Yu/The CW — © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved

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It’s a little difficult to recap this episode due to its splitting of multiple parts, so be sure to watch the other portions of Crisis on Earth X here or the CW app. Nevertheless, let’s get into it.

So the heroes find themselves imprisoned on Earth X. Meanwhile Cisco, Harry, and Caitlin are locked in containment cells on Earth-1. Harrison Wells has Kara restrained under red, power dampening light at Star Labs because he intends to transplant her heart to the evil, Earth 53 Kara. While hiding in ventilation paths, Iris and Felicity overhear this plan, so they head to free Cisco from the pipeline hoping he can cut the power to the building.
Prison leadership commands the cuffed heroes to another location. Oliver picks his cuffs and prepares to spring into action but the heroes are subdued by shock collars when he tries to attack. Next, they are then lined up and position for killing execution style, but Captain Cold arrives and freezes the firing squad’s guns. Apparently, a random prisoner who the heroes were paired with knew Snart and has luminous powers of his own.

Iris and Felicity make it to containment cell’s control panel. 2 Guards try to thwart their attempt but are knocked out and get their guns taken. They cant get the cells open, so Felicity sends a distress signals to the Legends

Ray, the random prisoner with powers, hails from Earth 1 and explains that getting home through a temporal gateway would be nearly impossible because it is heavily guarded by Nazis. The heroes still want to attempt, but General Shot gives a firm, final order to blow it up.  Snart approaches Ray to recruit his help negotiating with General Shot. After intense negotiation, Ray secures 1 hour of clearance for the heroes to try and go home via the temporal gateway. Instantaneously, the heroes start game planning and discover the entire facility has power dampeners.
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Harrison Wells starts operating to procure Kara’s heart, but Iris and Felicity make it to the time vault and cut the power. Next, they scoop Kara and try to escape but a robotic defender blasts Kara back into the facility.

Snart and Oliver impersonate guards to bypass the first layer of the temporal gateway’s security. Once inside Oliver is informed that the Nazi ultra-powered

The Flash — “Crisis on Earth — X, Part 3 — Image Number: FLA408a_0048b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Candice Patton as Iris West and Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak — Photo: Katie Yu/The CW — © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

weapon is ready for deployment and gives an order to launch. The general he impersonates loves executing people, so his second in command brings forth a rebellious prisoner in order to “celebrate” – she is the doppelganger of one of Oliver’s past loves. It appears Oliver is going to shoot her but he turns to the chief instead, thus revealing his fake identity. To make matters worse, the ensuing chaos damages the controls necessary to open the temporal gateway and General Shot expedites his plans to blow it up.

Harrison Wells chokes Felicity and commands her to turn the power back on. She doesn’t comply so he prepares to give her the fatal phase hand. Kara stumbles into the room and tells Felicity to give Harrison the code. He cuts power back on and re-prepares to operate.

The heroes launch a full-fledged attack on those guarding the gateway. Meanwhile, Barry and Ray speed away to stop Red Tornado – the weapon sent to destroy the temporal gateway – but only slow him for a few minutes. Jefferson and Doctor Stein split to simultaneously handle the tasks of wiring the power console and activating it. Stein makes a break to activate the control panel but is shot in the back.

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Crossover episodes always add a level of excitement and action to the season. Nevertheless, the change-of-pace thriller culminates with Legends of Tomorrow, so be prepared to dive back into the Thinker’s plan next week on Atlanta CW.