Wells2 studies the security cam footage of how and when Devoe became the Thinker. Wells2 builds a thinking cap for himself and plans to blast his own brain with dark matter to boost his IQ to at least match Devoe if not exceed his IQ.
All of Team Flash agrees with the idea except Cisco. he refuses to see Wells2 risk becoming like Devoe in anyway.
Wells2 states he will do it with or without Cisco.
The new bus meta stops another meta with flame powers that is robbing a bank. The new meta can transfer meta powers from one person to another and it is the hope that this meta can stop Devoe.
Wells2 takes his thinking cap for a test...a rather humorous test involving Ralph. It works great until it catches fire.
They attempt to abduct the meta and Barry's powers get shifted to Iris.
Iris and Barry trade roles. Iris saves people from a fire but cant snuff the flames and is rescued by Cisco
Caitlyn cannot restore Barry's powers, they need the meta
Cisco agrees to help Wells2 as long as he doesn't use Dark matter and if he goes "locutus of borg" Cisco will warp him back to his earth.
Iris takes on the person that got the flame powers early in the episode
The new meta arrives and tries to stop the guy and learns he transferred the fire powers to him. Iris saves him and takes on the fire man.
Wells2 tries the thinking cap again to aid Iris and comes up with a plan to have Iris make a tidal wave to stop the flame cyclone the villain is generating. It works and back at STAR the new meta, named Meltdown by cisco, transfers the power back to Barry.
Meltdown wants to leave but gets a Team Flash pep talk and is asked to help against Devoe. Meltdown agrees. Iris agrees to help train Barry in the art of making tidal waves.
Team Flash seemed quite helpless without Iris at the computer calling the shots......you have GOT TO BE KIDDING ME. caitlyn, cisco and wells in the past have handled giving Barry advice in battle.
Now they need Iris in the command chair, and Wells2 needs his thinking cap.
Iris gives Ralph a pep talk and he decides to impersonate Devoe again to meet the Mayor to help clear Barry for good.
caitlyn of course says "you go, girl!" to Iris.
Girl power! SJW episode FTL!
episode ends with Wells2 using the Thinking Cap, Cisco shuts it down as they are past safety limits and Wells2 states he doesn't need it and names the last 2 bus metas.....
....so.....let's see now if Wells2 becomes like Devoe....
I thought this episode was awful, but not for the reasons I thought I would.
I thought I would hate it because I assumed Iris would have the powers and instantly be able to do what Barry does.
They surprised me and actually got that right. Iris didn't know what she was doing and had to learn. And even when she learned she didn't feel comfortable in the role because SHE'S NOT BARRY!.
But the part that I didn't like is that the episode highlighted how useless Iris really is. They shoehorned her onto the team saying she is the "leader" but she's never been the leader. I've never even seen her give an order. All she does is tell people to do stuff they were going to do anyway.
Cisco and Caitlin and Wells, never needed a leader to tell them what to do before, they just did it.
When Wells wants to make the thinking cap and Cisco is the only one who refuses (because it's a horrible idea). This is when a leader would ORDER Cisco to help. But instead she does NOTHING.
So now she is doing her blog again. Really lame, but if it gets her out of Star Labs where she doesn't belong anyway I'm all for it.