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After spending several years in social services, Nicole has finally followed her lifelong dream of being a full-time writer. In addition to her work for The Hudsucker, Nicole is also a staff writer for Womanista. An avid comic book fan, BBQ aficionado, professional makeup artist and first-time mom, Nicole can be found exploring Kansas City rich history when she's not blogging about suburban life at Suburban Flamingo.

The Flashback: ‘The Flash’ – Episode 4 ‘Going Rogue’

The Flash is DC’s television adaptation of the comic book of the same name. It airs Tuesday nights at 8/7 Central on The CW. Our writer, Nicole Drum recaps the series each week updating you on the latest episode here in The FlashBack.

And we’re back for episode four! I’m pretty excited about this one because Wentworth Miller is in it! I loved him in Prison Break so I’m pretty psyched to see him here as Captain Cold. Let’s get to the recap!

Our episode opens this week with Barry having a little bit of fun. He’s playing three games at the same time: Operation with Caitlin, ping pong with Cisco, and chess with Dr. Wells. It’s kind of cute (even if I still think Dr. Wells is just creepy on sight now) and Barry wins two out of three games. Meanwhile in the city some bad guys are robbing an armored car and not only are they robbing it they are doing it with extreme precision. It’s pretty impressive until Flash runs up and takes them down. Sadly the bad guy still shoot a guard, but the Flash is a very good guy. He takes the injured guard to the hospital which lets the bad guys get away. And what were they trying to get away with? Stealing a priceless diamond on its way to a museum. Huh.

Image Credit: The CW

Back at his other job Barry is helping the cops figure out who these armored car robbery suspects are. Iris is also on him to help her out with her new, “Streak”-centric blog project and if that isn’t enough going on Felicity Smoak shows up asking after Barry because, well, she knows about his fancy new skills (cute line: she says she wants to see it and then clarifies that it is his speed, hee!) . Two pretty ladies, both of which he likes? Barry has some awkward. Cut to Leonard Snart (hello Wentworth Miller) is talking to his cache of baddies about how he has spent time studying the police, how he knows their response times, and how they’ve pretty much failed him. He is upset and he fixes this by killing one of his partners and then sets up to go after the Flash.

With (some) of the awkward behind him Barry shows Felicity around things at S.T.A.R. as well as gets to show off a bit of his sweet Flash abilities. Dr. Wells, creepy as always, is pretty dazzled by Felicity and her potential (he is just always going to be creepy to me now, I can’t help it). And did I say that the awkward was behind our friend Barry? I was wrong. Iris thinks that Felicity would be PERFECT for Barry, but he’s not really seeing it. Oh Iris.

So while love life plotting continues Snart is having a nice chat with an arms dealer who has weapons that deal with extreme super cold. It’s very cool and fascinating and Snart is the kind of guy who takes what he wants so he takes one of these fancy freeze guns and, well, freezers the dealer. Super cold gun of ice and doom in hand, Snart goes to visit the pretty shiny diamond in the museum while Barry is out on a double date with Felicity, Iris and Thawne. Awkard. Again. Back at the Flash Lab (can I just start calling S.T.A.R. that?) Dr. Wells has gone from creepy to jerk as he’s pretty upset with Cisco because it seems Cisco took some crazy powerful weapon out and left it unattended and that crazy powerful weapon could hurt Flash.  Oh crap.

Detective West is after Snart. Thawne leaves to go join up with him. Barry does as well (needing Felicity to make an excuse for him.) And that fancy gun of Snart’s turns the road into a huge sheet of ice sending a police car out of control that nearly takes out Detective West. Flash takes a direct hit, but it only slows him down which ends up being horrible because Snart literally ices an usher.

Barry ends up suffering serious frostbite from the blast and his regenerative powers have taken a hit. Cisco is all kinds of upset. He has to break it to Barry that Snart’s fancy freeze gun is one of his creations, something he created to take down Barry had he ended up dangerous. Barry is hurt that they kept this secret from him and it resulted in an innocent death, but Felicity keeps the peace by explaining how long it took for the Arrow team to get things just so.

You can call Snart a lot of things, but you can definitely add persistent to that list. He manages at last to get the diamond. Felicity pitches in and helps the Flash Lab team track him (she is so good at tracking, really) and Barry does something dumb. All suited up and ready to go he turns off his comms because he’s still pretty upset with his team. That team still plans to help him because that cold gun is dangerous. However it’s not the gun that gets Barry. Snart wrecks a passenger train in order to facilitate his own getaway, which of course endangers a lot of innocent people. That is Barry’s kryptonite right there: he can’t stand to see innocent people hurt so he quickly saves them making him vulnerable to Snart (aka Captain Cold.) The Flash Lab Team plus Felicity show up with an even bigger, scarier gun, though. Cold is chased away, but he has that damn diamond. We don’t get our creep Dr. Wells scene this time, but we do see Snart meeting up with an old friend who happens to be (literally) a pyro.  He wants his friend to join him.  HOLY CRAP I THINK IT’S HEATWAVE. It has to be Heatwave. I mean, Captain Cold and Heatwave go together like a really ironically matched type of peanut butter and jelly.

So there we go. I’ll be back in two weeks as there is no Flash next week due to American election day. See you soon!

Are you excited to see Captain Cold? Are you going to ship Barry and Felicity as hard as I am even though it’s not going to happen? Let me know in the comments!

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