Follow TV Tropes

Following

Recap / The Flash 2014 S 4 E 19 Fury Rogue

Go To

Barry hires Citizen Cold to help him escort Neil Borman, a non-malicious but dangerous metahuman. However, Cold is followed by the Earth-X version of Laurel Lance — Siren X who has her own agenda.

Tropes:


  • Avenging the Villain: Siren X had an (unrequited) crush on Oliver-X, so she's understandably pissed at Earth 1's heroes and wants to exact revenge on them.
  • Broken Aesop: All of Leo's insisting that Barry needs to let himself grieve Ralph properly falls pretty flat when his refusal to do so is the first thing to ever catch DeVoe well and truly off guard, making messy emotions come off as a huge asset.
  • Advertisement:
  • Brought Down to Badass: Caitlin managed to contain Neil even without her powers.
  • The Bus Came Back: Leo Snart returns after leaving the Legends, while Neil Borman is taken from Tracy's lab.
  • Call-Back:
  • Character Shilling: Barry and Iris gush about Ralph and call him incredibly heroic, something they did not do for other lost friends. Furthermore, while Ralph was genuinely good, he had questionable attitudes in "Run, Iris, Run" and "Null and Annoyed". Downplayed as they both acknowledge that they didn't always see eye to eye with him nor liked him at the beginning. Additionally, Due to the Dead is probably in effect here.
  • Advertisement:
  • Continuity Nod: As a reference to "Mixed Signals", Sharon Finkel mentions some people Barry has lost,
  • The Dead Have Names:
    Leo: Do you know how many rebels we lost, Barry, over the years, trying to defeat those Nazi bastards?
    Barry: Countless, I'm sure.
    Leo: Not countless. Counted. Eighteen thousand three hundred and ninety two. Three thousand six hundred and seventy nine were under my watch, and I felt the weight of each of their deaths—I still do.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Leo always has a come-back to the situation, as he is trying to get Barry to face his feelings about Ralph.
  • Did Not See That Coming: DeVoe was completely shocked over the outcome of his confrontation with Barry. Subverted in that it was NOT because of a doppelganger from another universe who snuck in through a portal and decided to kidnap Fallout (he actually anticipated that). No, he was completely blind-sided by how much Barry's guilt over Ralph's death would affect him.
  • Advertisement:
  • Double-Meaning Title: The title refers to both Leo Snart, the Earth-X counterpart of the former leader of the Earth-1 Rogues who was snatched days before his wedding. And Earth-X Laurel Lance, who is The Remnant of the New Reichsmen.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: DeVoe can't understand how him killing Ralph might have a negative effect on Barry. It's a sign that DeVoe's increasing suppression of his emotions (particularly love for his wife) is undermining his ability to predict human behaviour.
  • Gondor Calls for Aid: Barry and Cisco go to Earth-X to ask Leo Snart to help them.
  • Heroic BSoD: Barry has one when he encounters DeVoe, who mocks him using Ralph's voice. Surprisingly, DeVoe did not account for this. He falls back into this when Siren-X is short of blowing up Fallout.
  • Iconic Outfit: Team Flash gives Leo the trademark parka of Earth-1 Snart as a wedding present. He likes it.
  • Idiot Ball:
  • Internal Reveal:
    • Barry unmasked himself before Neil Borman to win his trust.
    • Citizen Cold learns about the Earths-1 and 2 versions of Laurel Lance.
    • Harry comes clean to Cisco about his self-inflicted brain damage thanks to his Thinking Cap and the Dark Matter.
  • It Gets Easier: Barry claims this about Ralph's death in the therapy session with Finkle, saying that he has seen so much death that he has now gotten used to it. It is later revealed that he is just suppressing his guilt and grief.
  • Kick the Dog: DeVoe using Ralph's voice to talk to Barry was just completely unnecessary and cruel.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Harry loses his intelligence after he broke the deal with Cisco on not using dark matter.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall:
    • Leo asking why Ralph was not around to fight the Nazis is likely a reference to fans and reviewers very commonly asking this same question. Barry simply responds that he "wasn't ready".
    • When Leo takes his leave, Barry tells him to 'not be a stranger', to which Snart replies Oh, you never know. Might be a subtle hint about there being a small chance of Wentworth Miller returning to the franchise after all.
  • The Load: What Harry fears he will become, now that his intelligence is slowly declining. In his mind, it was the only thing that made him even worthy of standing alongside Barry and the rest.
  • Lotus-Eater Machine: Neil Borman is kept in a virtual reality of a calm beach to keep him from going nuclear.
  • Love Triangle: Apparently, Laurel-X was in love with Oliver-X, but he was already Happily Married to Kara-X, so the love was unrequited.
  • A Million Is a Statistic: Averted with Snart who comments that while he lost many comrades on Earth-X during the war with the New Reichsmen, each one was counted and mourned for.
  • My Greatest Failure: The reason why Ralph's death affects Barry in a different way than anything else before is because he brought him on this path to begin with. He was his protege, and he couldn't save him.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Harry's excessive use of dark matter and his Thinking Cap have had the opposite effect; they've damaged his brain so now he's losing his own intelligence.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: DeVoe gets an extremely rare example: By imitating Ralph's voice to mock Barry, he unknowingly triggers Barry's grief, causing the resulting situation to go a different way than he predicted.
  • Noodle Incident: Team Flash somehow got a spare of the late Earth-1 Snart's parka.
  • No-Sell: The tuning fork Wells designed in the previous episode is ineffective on DeVoe's new elastic body.
  • Not So Omniscient After All: Despite Harry's previous and seemingly accurate statement that DeVoe can predict human behaviour, the latter is genuinely blindsided by Barry's grief at Ralph's death.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: While tracking down Siren X, Leo Snart confirms the New Reichsmen was completely overthrown and all the survivors save for her has been caught.
  • One-Hit Kill: Once Barry gets his head together, he puts Siren-X down in a single punch.
  • Outside-Context Problem:
    • Team Flash is so focused on stopping DeVoe from getting his hands on Neil, they're completely blindsided when Siren X shows up.
    • Barry's trauma and guilt over Ralph's death is this for DeVoe: He planned for every single variable, up to and including the involvement of Leo Snart and Siren X, but he didn't account for Barry freezing up in the middle of a fight and losing to Siren X.
  • Pun-Based Title: Shares its title with Mad Max: Fury Road, and is a chase episode to boot.
  • Race Against the Clock: Leo Snart will only help Team Flash for 24 hours. Not a minute more, because he's getting married to Ray.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Siren X, a loyal New Reichsman who was conspicuously absent during Crisis on Earth-X and hasn't (yet) been featured in Freedom Fighters: The Ray.
  • The Remnant: Siren-X is the last remaining remnant of the New Reichsmen, the regime of which has mostly been defeated since Crisis on Earth-X.
  • Series Continuity Error: Cisco mentions that the late Earth-1 Laurel was the second Black Canary after her sister Sara. Thing is, Sara was just the Canary prior to becoming White Canary, and both Word of God and Sara's actress even emphasize the the in interviews to hammer the distinctions.
  • Shapeshifter Guilt Trip: DeVoe speaks to Barry with Ralph's voice and even calls him "Rookie" to shake him up. Surprisingly, the reaction he got from Flash was not what he expected.
  • Shout-Out: Cisco, as usual, names a few pop culture references, this time Pikachu from Pokémon and Jack Ryan by Tom Clancy.
  • Significant Double Casting: Katie Cassidy does a new spin Laurel Lance, another evil doppelgänger also called Siren X, this time from Earth-X while also playing the Earth-2 Black Siren on Arrow. They even wear the same outfit to boot.
  • Snap Back: Averted, Marlize hopes now that Clifford has regained his own form, their marriage will go back to to the way it used to be. She's deeply disappointed.
  • Super Senses: Apparently Siren-X has super hearing (in addition to her other powers).
  • Superhero Speciation: Caitlin Snow was depowered on the previous episode so Citizen Cold (an ice-themed character) can assist Team Flash.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: After their devastating losses last week, Team Flash gets some reprieve: Cisco is determined to get Harry back to normal, Killer Frost may still exist within Caitlin and can potentially be drawn out, Barry learns to come to terms with his grief over Ralph's demise, and the final bus meta actually is secured (at least for now). Additionally, the audience is also learning of a potential Fatal Flaw for DeVoe that could lead to his downfall.
  • Undying Loyalty: Siren-X is still fanatically loyal to her Nazi ideals, even though the Regime is already beaten and Dark Arrow dead.
  • The Unseen: Despite Team Flash picking up Fallout from Tracy's lab, she doesn't make an appearance.
  • Villainous Breakdown: DeVoe is nearly catatonic on how the showdown at the semi-truck didn't go as he foresaw; he saw the Flash beating Siren X instead of Siren X beating all of them.
  • Villainous Rescue: Siren-X teleports in to save Leo and Barry from DeVoe. Subverted however, since he saw it coming.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: We don't know what happens to Siren-X after The Flash knocks her out in the climax, as she's not mentioned again.
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: The Thinker has become so cold and calculating that he has dissented himself from emotions, to the point that he doesn't understand the reason Flash was affected by Ralph's death. His wife is heartbroken over the fact.
  • The Worf Barrage: Even with two separate cold guns attacking her at once, Siren-X is able to use her sonic scream to defeat the ones holding them.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are:
    • Leo tells Barry that Ralph's death was not his fault.
    • Cisco tells Harry that Jesse turned out to be a great person not just from Harry's intelligence, but from having him as a father.
Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report