You’re Not The Flash We Are

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Look. I love
every bit much as the next guy, just sending Barry into DeVoe’south mind?
—Cisco Ramon on Marlize DeVoe’s programme

Nosotros Are The Flash” is the twenty-third and final episode of the fourth season of

The Flash
, and the ninety-second episode overall. It aired on May 22, 2018.



Helm Singh is at CC Jitters when suddenly, the power goes out from all over the city. The Enlightenment has begun. S.T.A.R. Labs is too without ability, and Cisco attempts to restore it. At the aforementioned fourth dimension, Joe and Cecile walk in, and she starts to have contractions. Cisco restores the power and Caitlin takes Cecile for labor. Barry and Cisco check the Time Vault and realize that DeVoe anticipated that Wells would build the thinking cap, which would let him to use the extracted nighttime matter and Fallout’southward nuclear energy on Gideon to actuate the Southward.T.A.R. Labs satellite to initiate the Enlightenment: Wells was DeVoe’south guinea pig. Iris walks in with Marlize, and they have come up with a manner to stop DeVoe: use Cecile’s mind and DeVoe’s chair to send Barry’due south consciousness into DeVoe’due south mind, and so that he can find the proficient part of DeVoe, and bring it back. They take simply a limited time until the Enlightenment is consummate.

Barry sits on the chair and Marlize attaches the cerebral inhibitor to Cecile. However, her contractions makes the journey inside DeVoe’southward mind a challenge, but the team goes with information technology. Barry enters DeVoe’s mind and is at the location where passenger vehicle 405 was engulfed by the wormhole. He avoids the Thinker, and Marlize suggests he get to their house. However, the house is empty. Exterior of Devoe’s mind, Cisco notices Wells is gone, and he finds him in the workshop. Near out of his heed, Wells forces Cisco to put the thinking cap on his caput and so that he can be useful i concluding time. Cisco reluctantly does, and Wells says Barry needs to go to the place where Clifford and Marlize starting time fell in love, which is Oxford. Afterwards the use of the cap, Wells’ mind is reset.

Barry arrives at the site in Oxford, and to his surprise, he finds Ralph, alive. But their reunion is cutting brusk when the Thinker appears. Barry speeds Ralph and himself away, and Ralph figures the good DeVoe existed, when he was simply a simple higher professor. Meanwhile in S.T.A.R. Labs, Cecile’due south contractions are happening more than oft, and Caitlin tries to assist her. But when Cecile grabs Caitlin’s arm, she starts to talk differently, and it’s Killer Frost telling Caitlin that her male parent, Thomas Snow, is alive. DeVoe then starts to break in. Team Flash gather everyone, and DeVoe greets them. He attempts to attack everyone, merely Marlize has used the chair’s force field to continue him away. DeVoe then reveals that he anticipated Team Flash’due south endeavour to invade his listen, and reveals why he didn’t impale or capture Barry, even though he had plenty of opportunities: he needed to get Barry inside his heed, then he can learn everything he can from the Speed Forcefulness. Marlize activates the chair to let Team Wink to escape into DeVoe’s lair inside the pocket dimension. It only buys them a petty more than time, as DeVoe can access information technology presently.

Barry and Ralph find the skilful DeVoe, but unfortunately he has been shot through the chest and is dead. It seems all hope is lost, but then Barry realizes that the body DeVoe is using is Ralph’s, and that’s why he has to go along him alive, as it can’t office without him. Barry brings Ralph to the street where the passenger vehicle metas were created, and tells him that he can regain control of his trunk if he can become to the portal to escape DeVoe’southward heed. Still, DeVoe ambushes them, and Barry encourages Ralph to be the hero he has become. With those words, the Elongated Homo returns. Barry and Ralph take on DeVoe, but they can’t hit him. In DeVoe’due south lair, Cecile is getting more and more contractions and Wells is speaking but like Barry did afterwards he came out from the Speed Strength. Barry realizes they tin’t hit DeVoe considering he reads their minds. Ralph then suggests that they don’t think about fighting, but something they love, equally DeVoe is void of love. The thought works and they beat him. However, DeVoe sends countless copies of himself to fight the two heroes.

In the lair, DeVoe is getting close, and Joe lashes at Marlize for her part in this, but Iris so reminds him what he said to her after Barry came out from the Speed Force. Joe backs away and DeVoe enters and begins using his many powers to subdue the team. Afterward disabling everyone, he starts to apply Null’s powers to strangle Cecile. At the same fourth dimension inside Devoe’s mind, Barry and Ralph defeat a number of DeVoe clones, and afterward that Barry grabs Ralph and runs towards the portal, knocking out multiple DeVoe’s. They manage to reach the portal just in fourth dimension, and equally a result, DeVoe starts to lose control of Ralph’s body. He manages to activate something in the chair earlier he slumps on the floor, and angrily can’t comprehend how Team Wink managed to defeat him. Marlize says that Team Wink’south dearest for Ralph made them stronger than he could always exist. Ralph regains command, and everyone are happy to have him back. Although DeVoe was defeated, the Enlightenment is still active. Marlize manages to utilize a lawmaking to reverse it, and the polarization field dissipates. Everything in the city returns to normal.

With the Enlightenment stopped, Squad Flash returns to S.T.A.R. Labs. Cecile’south h2o breaks, and she is taken to the medical lab, where Caitlin has to take care of the birth. As the team leaves the Speed Lab, DeVoe’s chair activates on its ain. As the squad breathes a sigh of relief, the systems are hacked once again. The chair appears, and DeVoe appears every bit a hologram, having anticipated even the consequence, where he’d accept to create a mechanical version of himself. Marlize rips off the chair’s ability source, killing DeVoe for proficient. However, a side issue of this is that the satellite DeVoe used beings to break apart and will crash on the city. Debris is already falling, and Iris sends Cisco and Ralph to clear the crash site while Barry runs to destroy the satellite. The heroes go to the site and salvage the people, and Barry speeds up to smash the satellite with a supersonic punch. Marlize believes he won’t survive. Just as Barry is near to hit the satellite, time moves backwards: this time, another speedster runs alongside Barry, and they hit the satellite together, destroying it. As Barry lands on the basis, citizens cheer at the Flash for saving them over again. At the same fourth dimension, Caitlin successfully deliver’south Cecile’southward baby, despite having only helped deliver a infant twice before in med school.

The next day, Marlize gives Cisco a device that tin can restore Wells’ listen. Barry and Iris thank Marlize and offer her to stay with Team Wink as a fashion for her to brand amends. She refuses, intending to keep doing what she was doing earlier joining Clifford’southward crusade. Equally Marlize leaves, Iris notices Barry has something on his listen. He tells her that he didn’t stop the satellite alone: there was another speedster.

Cisco uses Marlize’s device on the thinking cap and places it on Wells’ head. He activates it, and for a moment it seems the device has failed. It works and Wells is back, but his intelligence is non at the level it in one case was. Cisco and the others are distressed but Harry doesn’t listen. He at present claims he has balance between his heed and heart, and intends to render to Earth-2 to go see Jesse. Simply he won’t leave without giving a group hug and telling everyone he loves them.

Within Joe’s house, Team Wink waits every bit Cecile and Joe walk in with their newborn babe. Barry says, “This calls for a toast!”. Goose egg happens, so he says information technology over again just louder, and Wally appears with champagne, telling them he was never going to miss his new sister’s first party. Barry toasts to Squad Flash’south newest member, whom Cecile has named Jenna Marie West. Joe talks with Wally virtually his fourth dimension with the Legends, and he reveals he left Squad Flash because he felt that he would be constantly in Barry’s shadow, just fighting a time demon and beingness a Legend fabricated him see that he loves existence himself. Iris, talking to Barry privately, then claims they will be the next couple to have a child. Barry is baffled, but Iris explains that she meant they would have a child at some point, not now. She goes to refill Barry’south drink afterwards seeing him flustered. There is a knock at the door, and Barry goes to open the door. It’due south the same girl seen earlier, and she briskly steps inside, claiming that they need to talk. As she enters, anybody remembers seeing her before: Caitlin, Cisco and Ralph met her at Jitters, Wally remembers seeing her during Barry and Iris’ nuptials[1], and Barry remembers information technology too. Joe and Cecile call back that she was the delivery girl at the baby shower. They as well recognize the jacket she is wearing, and Barry asks where she got it. She points at Iris and says from her. Iris claims she couldn’t take, as information technology is 1 of a kind, and the girl claims information technology is, when Iris allow her borrow it. The girl then reveals she is Nora W-Allen, Barry and Iris’ future daughter, and she claims she has made a very big mistake.



  • Grant Gustin equally Barry Allen/The Flash
  • Candice Patton equally Iris West-Allen
  • Danielle Panabaker as Dr. Caitlin Snow
  • Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon/Vibe
  • Neil Sandilands equally Professor Clifford DeVoe/The Thinker
  • Tom Cavanagh as Dr. Harrison “Harry” Wells
  • Jesse L. Martin as Detective Joe Westward

Special appearance by

  • Jessica Parker Kennedy as Nora West-Allen/XS

Special guest star

  • Keiynan Lonsdale as Wally W

Guest starring

  • Danielle Nicolet every bit District Attorney Cecile Horton
  • Kim Engelbrecht as Dr. Marlize DeVoe
  • Hartley Sawyer every bit Ralph Dibny/Elongated Man
  • Patrick Sabongui equally Helm David Singh


Promotional images



  • This is the final episode of

    The Flash

    to characteristic Neil Sandilands(Clifford DeVoe)
    as a series regular.
  • The episode’s championship refers to the quote Iris said to Barry in “Mixed Signals“​.
  • When Marlize suggests sending Barry’due south mind into DeVoe’due south, Cisco likens it to the film
    Inception, which is based on a similar concept.
  • Ralph makes a reference to
    Attack of the Clones
    from the
    Star Wars
    franchise during his and Barry’s confrontation with the ground forces of DeVoes inside the latter’south mind.
  • DeVoe breaks the fourth wall by claiming that in that location will be no “defeating the big bad this year” to Barry, indirectly referring to his self-proclaimed superiority compared to the Contrary-Flash, Zoom, and Savitar in “Therefore I Am“​.
    • Ironically, this statement came true effectually the aforementioned fourth dimension on

      , every bit Ricardo Diaz, who’d been the primary enemy Oliver Queen dealt with in Season half-dozen, escaped justice and didn’t take long to return in Season 7, continuing to be a threat.
  • Nora is revealed to be the one who coined the phrase “This business firm is bitchin’.” from “The Wink Reborn” when walking into the W house.
  • This is the first not-

    episode in the Arrowverse that Kara Danvers is mentioned by name exterior of crossovers, as Barry mentions Kara as a possible ally they could contact for help dealing with DeVoe. However, Marlize states that this would do them no good, as DeVoe had carefully considered the set of powers he’d need to be able to counter the powers and abilities of Team Flash, and whatever friends they could call to their aid.
  • A cliffhanger that would take teased the villain for the next season was originally filmed for this episode. However, it was cut due to fourth dimension constraints and the scene was used in the trailer for Flavour 5.[2]
  • The way Barry uses Ralph, as The Elongated Man, to fight off multiple DeVoes is very reminicent of the fight in The Matrix Reloaded, when Neo fights multiple Agent Smiths.


  1. Crunch on Earth-X, Part 1

  2. “The Flash boss promises Mystery Girl answers in finale” – Entertainment Weekly