What do you do when you're a superhero whose only power has been stolen by a supervillain? If you're Barry Allen, you have a conversation with the genius whose technology gave you those powers in the first place.
In a new clip from this week's episode of The Flash, Barry and the STAR Labs gang find themselves debating the pros and cons of rebuilding the particle accelerator — because that went so smoothly the first time. Check out the clip from "Rupture":
Wells, convinced he can orchestrate a contained dark matter explosion, tells Barry:
"I know what what chemicals need to be in your body, I know how the lightning needs to bond with the dark matter from the particle accelerator explosion... I can recreate the circumstances to get your speed back!"
This is the Dr. Harrison Wells we know and love, part crazed scientist, part genius tactician, part leader in times of turmoil. And several parts badass.
There's a pretty interesting ethical dilemma that arises from the good doctor's plan, though: the possibility that, not only will failure to contain the explosion give rise to a new group of superpowered bad guys, but innocent people will have powers they never wanted thrust upon them. Is it really worth the risk just for Barry Allen to return to a "normal" that isn't actually normal at all?
Here's the official synopsis for "Rupture" from The CW:
Zoom arrives back on Earth-1 intent on taking over Central City. Barry and Wells come up with a plan to stop Zoom once and for all but it’s extremely dangerous. Unsure if he should take the risk, Barry reaches out to both fathers for advice. Henry is adamantly opposed to Barry risking his life again but Joe thinks he can handle it which puts the two men at odds with each other.
Meanwhile, Cisco is shocked when he vibes the Earth-2 villain Rupture, who happens to be his brother Dante’s doppelganger. Rupture came to this Earth seeking justice for Reverb’s death. Iris decides she’s finally ready to open up to Barry about her feelings for him.
For more on Cisco's big fight with his Earth-2 brother, check out: It's Vibe vs. Rupture in The Flash Season 2, Episode 20.
"Rupture" airs tonight, Tuesday May 3 on The CW as Season 2 begins to wrap up. Before then, tell me:
Should Dr. Wells really recreate the particle accelerator?