Tonight, weekly recaps of new episodes of The Flash return to this pokey little YouTube Channel with episode 10 of season 3 'Borrowing Problems From The Future'
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The following is my notes for this episode
Borrowing Problems From The Future
Season 3, Episode 10
Barry is obsessing over the look of the future he got with Savitar killing Iris, to the point he’s screaming in his sleep, he’s avoid talking about it to Iris, much to her annoyance. During a robbery, Barry encounters a villain called Plunder who he recognizes from a short news report he saw in the future, the distraction causes Barry to get blasted by a futuristic weapon. During another heist, Barry captures Plunder but has to deal with tracer rounds that can track him and keep up with him, but it’s dealt with easy enough. When Barry goes to fully apprehend Plunder, he gets distracted with the vision of the future, and Wally intervenes and saves Barry when Plunder’s gun is going to fire on its own. Barry eventually shows Iris what is bothering him in the original Wells time vault, showing her the headline where the by-line changed and tells her what he saw in the future. Barry reveals he didn’t try to capture Plunder to ‘change the future’ and it’s another case of Barry being an idiot and selfish. Iris wonders how long till her murder at the hands of Savitar, and it’s four months and she tells him it can’t be done alone. They fill in everyone else on the plan and that Joe needs to be left out of the loop, also that changing the future is possible, which HR explains that it will be difficult because changing the wrong details could be disastrous. Cisco vibes Barry to May 23, 2017 to try and get clues, seeing what Barry saw when he came out of the speed force, getting headlines on things that occurred including that Killer Frost is still at large, Star Labs closes, the city suffers a Gorilla attack and that HR is also there on a rooftop pointed at Savitar. So the challenge is to change all the headlines… also Plunder escapes from police custody, and Barry remembers in the future that Plunder was captured at a museum, so he and Wally go after him and its to have Wally capture Plunder to change the fact that Barry did originally. Plunder’s tech can slow them down but not stop them, and Wally ends up capturing Plunder with the crowd chanting ‘Kid Flash’.
Wally is fully in gear as Kid Flash and Barry teaches him various aspect of their powers via shadowing Barry, however a detective on the scene has a negative view of Kid Flash because he didn’t do anything to save him. Wally is eager to get out there, and Joe agrees because for the best way for Wally to learn is to get out there and do it. When Wally saves Barry from Plunder’s weapon, it is captured on camera by a bystander. Everyone but Barry is happy about Wally getting involved… but Barry comes around when Plunder escaped and says Wally is more than ready, so they team up to deal with him.
HR has Star Labs ready for a soft opening so that profit can be made, and he has fixed up the labs to to be a straight up museum, including making Cisco a virtual tour guide much to his dismay. Barry asks HR about his novels on if he wrote about traveling to the future… trying to get a writers point of view on if the time can be re-written or not, in HR’s own opinion, he thinks the future is fixed. During the STAR Labs opening, no one comes. Cisco uses this an opportunity to rip on HR when Julian arrives that’s a problem for everyone. HR and Cisco have a heart to heart, because HR failed with the opening and reminding him about being patient with greatness. Cisco contacts a local school to bring in students to visit and if they like it,they would want to revisit with their parents.
Caitlin checks on Julian and to get his help to get rid of her powers, he apparently isn’t sleeping. Julian turns her down. On top of that, the cuffs Caitlin uses have been on the fritz, apparently they need a charge up every so often. Julian reaches out to Caitlin, saying that he is trying to avoid thinking that he’s Dr Alchemy, and he’s feeling guilt over the lives that were lost. Caitlin offers Julian to come to STAR Labs to be apart of the team to help him move on. He does accept the offer, and Caitlin explains to everyone else she needs Julian’s help and reminds them of the things they’ve done together. Episode ends at a house warming party at Barry & Iris’s new place, Julian arrives and joins the team. Julian and Cisco come up with solar energy power dampening necklace for Caitlin.
Last shot of the episode hsows a portal opening and someone coming through looking for HR, setting up next week’s episode.