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** Perhaps the biggest one of all: the metahuman handcuffs somehow negating Abra Kadabra's powers. There are two glaring problems with this, the first being that he is not even a metahuman and the second being that his technology is CENTURIES ahead of present day. How does 21st century tech outdo tech from the 64th century???


** Just when it looked like Barry appealed to Abra Kadabra's humanity, and the latter actually went on a rather long stringent of the Flash's history, Kadabra stopped himself short of actually identifying Savitar to Team Flash, just to gloat that it felt like he himself doomed Iris.

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** Just when it looked like Barry appealed to Abra Kadabra's humanity, and the latter actually went on a rather long stringent segment of the Flash's history, Kadabra stopped himself short of actually identifying Savitar to Team Flash, just to gloat that it felt like he himself doomed Iris.


* GetItOverWith: After pouring some salt in Barry's wounds, Abra Kadabra says his goodbye to him, almost seeming anticipated to attend to his execution.

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* GetItOverWith: After pouring some salt in Barry's wounds, Abra Kadabra says his goodbye to him, almost seeming anticipated resigned to attend to his execution.


* ClarkesThirdLaw: As in the comics, Abra's 64th century science is so advanced that to the 21st century, it looks like magic. It's even named and explained by Caitlin and Cisco within the show.

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* ClarkesThirdLaw: As in the comics, Abra's 64th century science is so advanced that to the 21st century, it looks like magic. It's The principle is even named and explained by Caitlin and Cisco within the show.


** Julian takes off Caitlin's necklace to heal her wounds which fully transforms her into Killer Frost. He had been bonding with her the entire season and panicked... and then was too overjoyed to think of putting the necklace back on after her wounds heal.

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** Julian takes off Caitlin's necklace to heal her wounds which fully transforms her into Killer Frost. He had been bonding with her the entire season and panicked... and then was too overjoyed to think of putting the necklace back on after her wounds heal.



* MoodWhiplash: TheStinger is initially humorous as H.R. shows up after missing the entire plot and we find out he was up to romantic antics, and Cisco reluctantly admits to Caitlin that he was worried about the alternate Wells... and then we see Caitlin become Killer Frost.

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* MoodWhiplash: TheStinger is initially humorous as H.R. shows up after missing the entire plot and we find out he was up to romantic antics, and Cisco reluctantly admits to Caitlin that he was worried about the alternate Wells... and then we see Caitlin become Killer Frost.



* WeHaveToGetTheBulletOut: Or the shrapnel, in Caitlin's case.

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* WeHaveToGetTheBulletOut: Or the a shrapnel, in Caitlin's case.


* ForgotAboutHisPowers: Barry should have been able to phase the shrapnel out of Caitlin's body like Zoom!Jay did to save Harry a while ago. (It's possible he wasn't confident in his ability to do it but it seems odd that no one even suggested it).

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* ForgotAboutHisPowers: Barry should have been able to phase the shrapnel out of Caitlin's body like Zoom!Jay did to save Harry a while ago. (It's possible he wasn't confident in his ability to do it it, but it seems odd that no one even suggested it).



** Julian takes off Caitlin's necklace to heal her wounds which fully transforms her into Killer Frost. He had been bonding with her the entire season and panicked...and then was too overjoyed to think of putting the necklace back on after her wounds heal.

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** Julian takes off Caitlin's necklace to heal her wounds which fully transforms her into Killer Frost. He had been bonding with her the entire season and panicked... and then was too overjoyed to think of putting the necklace back on after her wounds heal.



* IncrediblyLamePun: Cicsco states that things between Caitlin and Julian have been ''frosty''. He immidiately realises this was inappropriate.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: Lucille offers to have a double-date between herself, Joe, Barry and Iris. However, the date happens to be ''after'' Iris' prophesied death, and Lucille wonders if she struck a nerve.

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* IncrediblyLamePun: Cicsco states that things between Caitlin and Julian have been ''frosty''. He immidiately realises immediately realizes this was inappropriate.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: Lucille Cecile offers to have a double-date between herself, Joe, Barry and Iris. However, the date happens to be ''after'' Iris' prophesied death, and Lucille Cecile wonders if she struck a nerve.



* ItsPersonal: Gypsy is once again 'collecting' and she's much angrier than she was with HR; this is because Abra Kadabra killed a lot of people on Earth-19, including Gypsy's partner.

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* ItsPersonal: Gypsy is once again 'collecting' and she's much angrier than she was with HR; H.R.; this is because Abra Kadabra killed a lot of people on Earth-19, including Gypsy's partner.



* MoodWhiplash: TheStinger is initially humorous as HR shows up after missing the entire plot and we find out he was up to romantic antics, and Cisco reluctantly admits to Caitlin that he was worried about the alternate Wells...and then we see Caitlin become Killer Frost.

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* MoodWhiplash: TheStinger is initially humorous as HR H.R. shows up after missing the entire plot and we find out he was up to romantic antics, and Cisco reluctantly admits to Caitlin that he was worried about the alternate Wells...Wells... and then we see Caitlin become Killer Frost.



* NeverMyFault: Gypsy refuses to acknowledge that her headstrong attitude partially contributed to Abra Kadraba's escape. Instead, she dumps it all on Joe, who had Kadabra at gunpoint, until her sudden appearance caused him to let his guard down.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Joe freeing Abra Kadabra leads to a chain of events that end with the return of a full-powered and very angry Killer Frost! Gypsy also get's some points by interrupting Joe's conversation with him, which results in Joe letting his guard down and Abra Kadabra escaping before giving up Savitar's name.

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* NeverMyFault: Gypsy refuses to acknowledge that her headstrong attitude partially contributed to Abra Kadraba's Kadabra's escape. Instead, she dumps it all on Joe, who had Kadabra at gunpoint, until her sudden appearance caused him to let his guard down.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Joe freeing Abra Kadabra leads to a chain of events that end with the return of a full-powered and very angry Killer Frost! Gypsy also get's gets some points by interrupting Joe's conversation with him, which results in Joe letting his guard down and Abra Kadabra escaping before giving up Savitar's name.



* OutOfFocus: In this episode, Wally gets hardly any lines and HR doesn't even show up until the very end.

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* OutOfFocus: In this episode, Wally gets hardly any lines and HR H.R. doesn't even show up until the very end.



* TheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Despite being annoyed at him and outright threatening to slap him next time he just runs away without any notice, it is clear that Cisco really cares about HR.

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* TheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Despite being annoyed at him and outright threatening to slap him next time he just runs away without any notice, it is clear that Cisco really cares about HR.H.R.



* WhiteHairBlackHeart: What makes it clear that Killer Frost has taken over Cailtin is that her hair is now just as white as the Earth-2 Killer Frost's.

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* WhiteHairBlackHeart: What makes it clear that Killer Frost has taken over Cailtin Caitlin is that her hair is now just as white as the Earth-2 Killer Frost's. Frost's.

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* LoopholeAbuse: [[ThouShaltNotKill Barry does not kill]]. However, this ''doesn't'' extend to letting an interdimensional bounty hunter capture a man for execution, not seeing it as an example of MurderByInaction.


* ForgotAboutHisPowers: Barry should have been able to phase the shrapnel out of Caitlin's body like Zoom!Jay did to save Harry a while ago. (It's possible he wasn't confident in his ability to do it but it seems odd that no one even suggested it).



* NeverMyFault: Gypsy refuses to acknowledge that her headstrong attitude partially contributed to Abra Kadraba's escape. Instead, she dumps it all on Joe, who had Kadabra at gunpoint, until her sudden appearance caused him to let his guard down.



* PlotHole: Two relating to Caitlin's injury:
** Barry should have been able to phase the shrapnel out of Caitlin's body like Zoom!Jay did a while ago. (It's possible he wasn't confident in his ability to do it but it seems odd that no one even suggested it).

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* PlotHole: Two relating to Caitlin's injury:
** Barry should have been able to phase the shrapnel out of Caitlin's body like Zoom!Jay did a while ago. (It's possible he wasn't confident in his ability to do it but it seems odd that no one even suggested it).
PlotHole:

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** Perhaps the biggest one of all: the metahuman handcuffs somehow negating Abra Kadabra's powers. There are two glaring problems with this, the first being that he is not even a metahuman and the second being that his technology is CENTURIES ahead of present day. How does 21st century tech outdo tech from the 64th century???

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* PlotHole: Two relating to Caitlin's injury:
** Barry should have been able to phase the shrapnel out of Caitlin's body like Zoom!Jay did a while ago. (It's possible he wasn't confident in his ability to do it but it seems odd that no one even suggested it).
** They're unable to take Caitlin to a hospital as she'd be [=IDed=] as Killer Frost, but they should be able to take her to a hospital on another Earth. In-Universe, Supergirl's Earth would be ideal (Out-Of-Universe, less so as it would require another crossover) but Earth-2 (if Harry has private medical facilities) or Earth-3 would also work.

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* SkipTheAnesthetic: Caitlin Snow has to stay alert when a [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice rebar is removed from her abdomen]], since she is the team's only CombatMedic. Cue the winces and screams of pain.


* InternalHomage: Within [[Franchise/{{Arrowverse}} the franchise]], Caitlin does two for [[Series/{{Arrow}} the parent series]]. Her being {{impaled|WithExtremePrejudice}} with a rebar mirrors Tommy Merlyn's death in the aforementioned series' Season 1 finale, while her sudden seizure mirrors (Earth-1) Laurel Lance's death in the same series' fourth. Her impalement also mirrors her Earth 2 counterpart's death at the hands of Zoom.

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* InternalHomage: Within [[Franchise/{{Arrowverse}} [[Series/{{Arrowverse}} the franchise]], Caitlin does two for [[Series/{{Arrow}} the parent series]]. Her being {{impaled|WithExtremePrejudice}} with a rebar mirrors Tommy Merlyn's death in the aforementioned series' Season 1 finale, while her sudden seizure mirrors (Earth-1) Laurel Lance's death in the same series' fourth. Her impalement also mirrors her Earth 2 counterpart's death at the hands of Zoom.


** Barry tries to appeal to Abra Kadabra's humanity, forgetting that he has already callously murdered several people without any remorse.


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** Then there's Barry, who tries to appeal to Abra Kadabra's humanity, forgetting that he has already callously murdered several people without any remorse.


* HopeSpot: Up until the final scene, it seems like Caitlin is gonna be okay, no strings attached.

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* HopeSpot: HopeSpot:
** Just when it looked like Barry appealed to Abra Kadabra's humanity, and the latter actually went on a rather long stringent of the Flash's history, Kadabra stopped himself short of actually identifying Savitar to Team Flash, just to gloat that it felt like he himself doomed Iris.
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Up until the final scene, it seems like Caitlin is gonna be okay, no strings attached.


* AmbiguousSituation: Did Abra Kadabra ''really'' know who Savitar is?

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* AngerBornOfWorry: H.R. is absent for most of the episode. When he shows up in TheStinger, Cisco takes out his frustration on him, which Caitlin muses must be because Cisco is worried about H.R.
* AmbiguousSituation: Did Abra Kadabra ''really'' know who Savitar is?is? For that matter, when Joe had him at gunpoint, was Kadabra really about to divulge such crucial information, only to be interrupted by Gypsy's intervention?



* CallBack
** Barry mentions Joe's singing talent.
** Iris gets tired of how a lot of their nemeses are from the future.



* FateWorseThanDeath : Caitlin will rather take the risk with a very dangerous emergency surgery than removing the necklace that keeps her from turning into Killer Frost.

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* FateWorseThanDeath : FateWorseThanDeath: Caitlin will rather take the risk with a very dangerous emergency surgery than removing the necklace that keeps her from turning into Killer Frost.



** Julian takes off Caitlin's necklace to heal her wounds which fully transforms her into Killer Frost. He had been bonding with her the entire season and panicked... and then was too overjoyed to think of putting the necklace back on after her wounds heal.

to:

** Julian takes off Caitlin's necklace to heal her wounds which fully transforms her into Killer Frost. He had been bonding with her the entire season and panicked... and then was too overjoyed to think of putting the necklace back on after her wounds heal.



* InnocentlyInsensitive: Lucille offers to have a double-date between herself, Joe, Barry and Iris. However, the date happens to be ''after'' Iris' prophesied death, and Lucille wonders if she struck a nerve.



* MoodWhiplash: TheStinger is initially humorous as HR shows up after missing the entire plot and we find out he was up to romantic antics, and Cisco reluctantly admits to Caitlin that he was worried about the alternate Wells... and then we see Caitlin become Killer Frost.

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* MoodWhiplash: TheStinger is initially humorous as HR shows up after missing the entire plot and we find out he was up to romantic antics, and Cisco reluctantly admits to Caitlin that he was worried about the alternate Wells... and then we see Caitlin become Killer Frost.

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