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* {{Rickroll}}: Cisco does this to Hartley. Very loudly.


* CloseEnoughTimeline: The timeline Barry returns to. One major change is that the Pied Piper is now a friend and ally to Team Flash. Other than that, everything seems to be the same.

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* CloseEnoughTimeline: The timeline Barry returns to. One major change is that the Pied Piper is now a friend and ally to Team Flash.Flash, and his parents appear to be re-establishing a relationship with him. Other than that, everything seems to be the same.


* OhCrap: Wells/Thawne with the Time Wraiths. They're introduced in this episode and it's made very clear he's terrified of them. In the scene where he asks Barry why he didn't mentioned seeing one earlier, and in the later scene where he tells Barry that there are other speedsters and they always try to avoid Time Wraiths, it's clear he's close to panic and it's taking everything he has to keep it together.

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* OhCrap: Wells/Thawne Thawne with the Time Wraiths. They're introduced in this episode and it's made very clear he's terrified of them. In the scene where he asks Barry why he didn't mentioned seeing one earlier, and in the later scene where he tells Barry that there are other speedsters and they always try to avoid Time Wraiths, it's clear he's close to panic and it's taking everything he has to keep it together.


* EpicFail: Barry's plan to get faster without raising suspicion '''bombs'''. Counting the ways:
** His past self sees him and after being tranquilized for 6 hours, returns and meets face to face with him.
** Thawne learns that Barry is from the future and attempts to kill him, only for Barry to bluff his way into survival.
** A Time Wraith, which Thawne identifies as something that targets speedsters who travel through time, follows Barry into the past and tries to kill him.
** In retrospect, the plan itself was so poorly thought out that FailureIsTheOnlyOption anyway. It was sheer luck that things didn't go much worse than they did.

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* EpicFail: Barry's plan to get faster without raising suspicion '''bombs'''. Counting Cisco writes down all the ways:
things to avoid alluding to or mentioning, as they won't have happened yet. Barry fails on most counts:
** His past self sees him and after '''No Earth-2''' - Cisco accuses Future!Barry of being tranquilized a {{Doppelganger}}, to which he replies "Not yet".
** '''No breaches''' - Same as above, by extension.
** '''No time travel''' - Almost everything Future!Barry says or does implies knowledge of the future, or use of time travel:
*** He tells Cisco to check Hartley's hearing aids
for 6 hours, returns and meets face to face with him.
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explosive capabilities, preventing him from escaping as he did originally. When Thawne learns quizzes him on this suggestion, Barry ineffectually dismisses it as a 'hunch'.
*** He leaves his new model iPhone lying around - Caitlin just shrugs this one off, though.
*** He's unusually indifferent to an alert at the CCPD, preferring to focus on the Speed Equation (which itself implies far more knowledge than Barry should have at that point).
*** He demonstrates Phasing, when Thawne had not yet taught him this.
*** He outright says "the Caitlin from the time I'm from" when discussing the tranquilliser dart Future!Caitlin made, cluing the rest of the team into the fact
that Barry is from has the future and attempts ability to kill him, only for Barry to bluff his way into survival.
** A Time Wraith, which Thawne identifies as something that targets speedsters who travel through time, follows Barry into the past and tries to kill him.
** In retrospect, the plan itself was so poorly thought out that FailureIsTheOnlyOption anyway. It was sheer luck that things didn't go much worse
TimeTravel 4-5 episodes earlier than they did. previously learned this.
*** The fact that the Time Wraith has appeared (and that he casually refers to having seen it before CCPD) clues Thawne into the fact that this Barry has time-travelled, and carelessly.
** '''Dad still in prison''' - This one he ''does'' avoid spoiling.
** '''No Jay Garrick''' - He avoids mentioning this as well.
** '''No suspicion that Wells = Reverse Flash''' - While he doesn't lead Cisco or Caitlin to this suspicion, Past!Wells quickly figures out that this Barry knows who he is, and almost murders Future!Barry, reasoning that doing so will not affect the past.
** '''No Ronnie / Stein''' - Once the facade falls, Future!Barry outright tells Cisco that Hartley knows where Ronnie is. Possibly a {{Justified}} rule-break, however, as by this point, he'd changed so many things that the original sequence of events that led Hartley to show Cisco what happened to Ronnie and Stein may not have happened, so doing this possibly helped ''preserve'' the timeline.

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* OhCrap: Wells/Thawne with the Time Wraiths. They're introduced in this episode and it's made very clear he's terrified of them. In the scene where he asks Barry why he didn't mentioned seeing one earlier, and in the later scene where he tells Barry that there are other speedsters and they always try to avoid Time Wraiths, it's clear he's close to panic and it's taking everything he has to keep it together.


* FreezeFrameBonus: When present Barry and Future Barry are together and everyone is trying to figure out what is going on, present Barry tells Cisco about all the times they've watched TheWrathOfKhan together. Cisco points at future Barry and calls him an imposter. Then future Barry tells Cisco he always says Spock's line about friendship to him at the end of the movie. Confused, Cisco lowers his hand, but right before he does he starts to make the Vulcan V-shaped hand salute with his fingers.

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* FreezeFrameBonus: When present Barry and Future Barry are together and everyone is trying to figure out what is going on, present Barry tells Cisco about all the times they've watched TheWrathOfKhan The Wrath Of Khan together. Cisco points at future Barry and calls him an imposter. Then future Barry tells Cisco he always says Spock's line about friendship to him at the end of the movie. Confused, Cisco lowers his hand, but right before he does he starts to make the Vulcan V-shaped hand salute with his fingers.


* BlinkAndYou'llMissIt: When present Barry and Future Barry are together and everyone is trying to figure out what is going on, present Barry tells Cisco about all the times they've watched TheWrathOfKhan together. Cisco points at future Barry and calls him an imposter. Then future Barry tells Cisco he always says Spock's line about friendship to him at the end of the movie. Confused, Cisco lowers his hand, but right before he does he starts to make the Vulcan V-shaped hand salute with his fingers.

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* BlinkAndYou'llMissIt: FreezeFrameBonus: When present Barry and Future Barry are together and everyone is trying to figure out what is going on, present Barry tells Cisco about all the times they've watched TheWrathOfKhan together. Cisco points at future Barry and calls him an imposter. Then future Barry tells Cisco he always says Spock's line about friendship to him at the end of the movie. Confused, Cisco lowers his hand, but right before he does he starts to make the Vulcan V-shaped hand salute with his fingers.


* BlinkAndYoullMissIt: When present Barry and Future Barry are together and everyone is trying to figure out what is going on, present Barry tells Cisco about all the times they've watched TheWrathOfKhan together. Cisco points at future Barry and calls him an imposter. Then future Barry tells Cisco he always says Spock's line about friendship to him at the end of the movie. Confused, Cisco lowers his hand, but right before he does he starts to make the Vulcan V-shaped hand salute with his fingers.

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* BlinkAndYoullMissIt: BlinkAndYou'llMissIt: When present Barry and Future Barry are together and everyone is trying to figure out what is going on, present Barry tells Cisco about all the times they've watched TheWrathOfKhan together. Cisco points at future Barry and calls him an imposter. Then future Barry tells Cisco he always says Spock's line about friendship to him at the end of the movie. Confused, Cisco lowers his hand, but right before he does he starts to make the Vulcan V-shaped hand salute with his fingers.


^ BlinkAndYoullMissIt: When present Barry and Future Barry are together and everyone is trying to figure out what is going on, present Barry tells Cisco about all the times they've watched TheWrathOfKhan together. Cisco points at future Barry and calls him an imposter. Then future Barry tells Cisco he always says Spock's line about friendship to him at the end of the movie. Confused, Cisco lowers his hand, but right before he does he starts to make the Vulcan V-shaped hand salute with his fingers.

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^ * BlinkAndYoullMissIt: When present Barry and Future Barry are together and everyone is trying to figure out what is going on, present Barry tells Cisco about all the times they've watched TheWrathOfKhan together. Cisco points at future Barry and calls him an imposter. Then future Barry tells Cisco he always says Spock's line about friendship to him at the end of the movie. Confused, Cisco lowers his hand, but right before he does he starts to make the Vulcan V-shaped hand salute with his fingers.

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^ BlinkAndYoullMissIt: When present Barry and Future Barry are together and everyone is trying to figure out what is going on, present Barry tells Cisco about all the times they've watched TheWrathOfKhan together. Cisco points at future Barry and calls him an imposter. Then future Barry tells Cisco he always says Spock's line about friendship to him at the end of the movie. Confused, Cisco lowers his hand, but right before he does he starts to make the Vulcan V-shaped hand salute with his fingers.


* ChekhovsGun: When Thawne is talking to Barry in the Time Vault, the Reverse-Flash costume is prominently on display instead of being concealed within the wall as it was normally located in Season One and the Mercury Labs tachyon device which [[TheFlash2014S1E9TheManInTheYellowSuit the Reverse-Flash had stolen]] is on it...the device (or a replica) that Barry was seen wearing in the ''Series/{{Supergirl|2015}}'' crossover. And the conversation they are having is Thawne telling Barry that tachyons are what he needs to increase his speed.

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* ChekhovsGun: When Thawne is talking to Barry in the Time Vault, the Reverse-Flash costume is prominently on display instead of being concealed within the wall as it was normally located in Season One and the Mercury Labs tachyon device which [[TheFlash2014S1E9TheManInTheYellowSuit [[Recap/TheFlash2014S1E9TheManInTheYellowSuit the Reverse-Flash had stolen]] is on it...the device (or a replica) that Barry was seen wearing in the ''Series/{{Supergirl|2015}}'' crossover. And the conversation they are having is Thawne telling Barry that tachyons are what he needs to increase his speed.


** Cisco's "What is it with you guys? It's like you think I have ESP or something. I can't just magically sense where things are." Not yet, [[Recap/The Flash2014S1E18AllStarTeamUp but]] [[Recap/TheFlash2014S2E5TheDarknessAndTheLight soon]].

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** Cisco's "What is it with you guys? It's like you think I have ESP or something. I can't just magically sense where things are." Not yet, [[Recap/The Flash2014S1E18AllStarTeamUp [[Recap/TheFlash2014S1E18AllStarTeamUp but]] [[Recap/TheFlash2014S2E5TheDarknessAndTheLight soon]].

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* ApologeticAttacker: Barry apologizes to his past self for neutralizing him.

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* MirrorMatch: Barry fights his past self to neutralize and impersonate him.


* AesopAmnesia: Barry apparently still hasn't learned that [[TheFlash2014S2E13WelcomeToEarthTwo trying to impersonate a different version of yourself is a bad idea]], despite his angst about getting Earth-2 Joe killed. His plan [[EpicFail fails about as badly as last time]], though (luckily) no one gets killed.

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* AesopAmnesia: Barry apparently still hasn't learned that [[TheFlash2014S2E13WelcomeToEarthTwo [[Recap/TheFlash2014S2E13WelcomeToEarthTwo trying to impersonate a different version of yourself is a bad idea]], despite his angst about getting Earth-2 Joe killed. His plan [[EpicFail fails about as badly as last time]], though (luckily) no one gets killed.



** Cisco's "What is it with you guys? It's like you think I have ESP or something. I can't just magically sense where things are." Not yet, [[{{Recap/The Flash 2014 S 1 E 18 All Star Team Up}} but]] [[{{Recap/The Flash 2014 S 2 E 5 The Darkness And The Light}} soon]].

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** Cisco's "What is it with you guys? It's like you think I have ESP or something. I can't just magically sense where things are." Not yet, [[{{Recap/The Flash 2014 S 1 E 18 All Star Team Up}} [[Recap/The Flash2014S1E18AllStarTeamUp but]] [[{{Recap/The Flash 2014 S 2 E 5 The Darkness And The Light}} [[Recap/TheFlash2014S2E5TheDarknessAndTheLight soon]].



* CosmicRetcon: Barry's TimeTravel causes Hartley to be kept captive more easily and give him an opportunity to help Team Flash, thus setting up an offscreen HeelFaceTurn. Nothing else seems to have been affected... for the moment.

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* CosmicRetcon: Barry's TimeTravel causes Hartley to be kept captive more easily and give him an opportunity to help Team Flash, thus setting up an offscreen HeelFaceTurn. Nothing else seems to have been affected... for the moment.



* FlingALightIntoTheFuture: Deliberately invoked by Barry when he gets Eddie to record a message to Iris on his phone (that Eddie thinks he's recording for Iris's birthday), which helps Iris deal with her feelings of loss a year after Eddie's death.

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* FlingALightIntoTheFuture: Deliberately invoked by Barry when he gets Eddie to record a message to Iris on his phone (that Eddie thinks he's recording for Iris's Iris' birthday), which helps Iris deal with her feelings of loss a year after Eddie's death.



* PercussiveMaintenance: The drive that Thawne gives Barry seems to do nothing in the time vault console... until Barry hits it.

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* PercussiveMaintenance: The drive that Thawne gives Barry seems to do nothing in the time vault console... until Barry hits it.

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