The Flash Preview: 10 Things to Know About Tonight's Super 'Trap'

The Flash Spoilers

Ross Geller might ask, “What is it, Truth Day?!,” given all that goes down in just the opening minutes of tonight’s The Flash (The CW, 8/7c).

The season finale-caliber hour — though mind you, we actually have another three episodes beyond this — picks up right where last week left off, with slack-jawed Barry, Caitlin and Cisco drinking in their discovery of (as a certain someone dubs it) Dr. Wells’ “time vault.”

Of course, what immediately grabbed the S.T.A.R. Labs snoopers’ attention (after setting eyes on the yellow speedster suit, that is) was the news”paper” headline from the year 2024. Only this time, we get to hear the first few juicy lines of the story about The Flash’s vanishing read aloud. (The published piece, once briefly examined, reveals to the trio at least three interesting Easter eggs, as well as gets Cisco opining about future Barry’s modified running duds.)

Other teasey highlights from “The Trap”:

* Among Cisco’s guffaw-generating lines/deliveries, “Nope, that’s not going to happen” ranks very high.

* To get the goods once and for all on Dr. Wells, Barry comes up with “a really bad idea” — one that their mischievous mentor (unwittingly?) assists with.

* Gideon’s origin is revealed. (She also takes a new form, hubba hubba.)

* Joe has a flashback to when and how he first met Wells, the context of which will weigh heavy on him as the episode progresses.

* There’s a twist so fantastic, I will leave it for you to experience on your own.

* The Flash learns a new trick that another Tuesday-night drama series sure would find helpful.

* Other Cisco-isms evoke Inception, Dreamcatcher and the second Indiana Jones movie, while Caitlin slips in a pop culture reference of her own as they size up the intricacies of time travel.

* Iris’ efforts as a budding journalist finally, finally bear fruit. What’s more, Candice Patton has perhaps her very best scene of the series to date.

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  1. Emily says:

    Candice Patton has her best scene yet? SAY NO MORE, I’M THERE.

  2. chuckiechk says:

    I was watching the preview video and there is a major easter egg in the news paper from the future! LOVE IT

  3. Arvin says:

    OMG I can’t wait

  4. M says:

    I am so excited for this episode but Candice!!! Can’t wait to see her finally shine!!

  5. Ian says:

    This scene better be great for her, after sitting in the sidelines all season.

  6. Brigid says:

    CAN NOT WAIT!!!! Do you think all caps conveyed my excitement? :)

  7. DMK says:

    My only complaint about Flash is how they’ve handled Iris. Hopefully her “best scene yet” will give the misused character some dignity. I *like* Iris, I like her with Barry (loved the aborted timeline’s revelation bits) and she needs to get clued in asap.

  8. Luis says:

    1. Please let Gideon look like Morena Baccarin, pretty please?
    2. Her best scene of the season ought to include finally getting some knowledge dropped on her, don’t you think?

  9. Daniel says:

    I hope that they don’t do a Laurel with Iris. But according to this, they’ve apparently heard our pleas!