DeVoe struggles to button his jacket and tells his wife his muscular atrophy is accelerating. Nevertheless, he doesn’t want her to be afraid because he will stand with her to the end of time. Foreshadowing alert: One quote, in particular, resonates when Devoe tells his wife “the words are still mine even if the voice isn’t.”
Barry and Iris open gifts from their wedding. None of the gifts seem all that impressive except for a single knife in an untitled package. After opening gifts, Barry chooses not to speed clean because he feels that he’s turning over a new leaf with Iris – this also serves as the common theme echoed throughout the episode: Don’t Run.
After returning unnecessary gifts, Barry and Iris head back to the apartment. While walking down the street, The Thinker saunters in on his floating throne and knocks Barry into an alley. He loads up a shot for Iris, but Barry whooshes her away just in the nick of time. He then speed-rushes towards the Thinker but is plucked out of midair by extendable claws and taken away.
Iris runs back to Star Labs to tell Team Flash that DeVoe abducted Barry; they return news that Caitlin was also nabbed. Cisco tries to vibe Barry’s location, but the speed prison he’s in blocks the attempt. Barry awakens in an invisible-barrier speed trap. DeVoe tells Barry he’s imprisoned so that he can teach him that he is incapable of wrapping his adolescent mind around complex planning.
Amunet tells Caitlin that she needs HER help, not Killer Frost. A new metahuman that she “found” needs medical attention. Dominic, the metahuman, awakens and inadvertently reveals that he can read minds.
You Have to Choose
Joe pays DeVoe a visit to ask where he’s keeping Barry. He denies knowledge of Barry, so Harry walks in with a big gun for extra intimidation. After some trash talk, DeVoe allows Joe to search the house. Meanwhile, DeVoe’s wife sees Barry trying to break out of imprisonment in their secret lair and assures him he won’t succeed.
The satellite isn’t capable of searching for Barry and Caitlin simultaneously. Cisco and Ralph nearly come to blows because of Ralph’s insensitivity. Harry tells Iris that she’s failing the team because she hasn’t made the decision to look for either Barry OR Iris in the midst of limited resources.
Caitlin tries to pick her power dampening bracelet. Dominic reads her thoughts and inquires about Killer Frost. She briefs him, then tells him that he has the power to save them, so she pulls down the surgical curtain and they try to escape. Amunet catches their trail and blocks them. Amunet has her thugs take Dominic away so she can have a private conversation with Caitlin where she reaveals Caitlin is “remarkable” and fully believes in her ability to operate on Dominic.
Ralph yells at the satellite because it can’t find our heroes. Cisco apologizes to Ralph for being a dick, so Ralph goes into his whole spiel about how he’s a terrible friend. Iris returns with the decision to look for Caitlin because she’s in a more vulnerable state and Barry can fend for himself.
The Great Escapes
Barry out-thinks his prison and vibes out by standing still – the second installment of the Don’t Run theme. He tries to stop the Thinker’s next move and is teleported on a wild ride through the city. While bouncing through city streets, the Thinker deploys his to claws to [once again] grasp Barry. This time, Barry phases and the claws pass through him resulting in the power throne exploding. Barry free falls towards the ground but his suit activates flotation mode and prevents him from a deep plunge. DeVoe, on the other hand, plunges into the water.