THE FLASH Recap: “Tricksters”

Flashback! In a race against time between speedsters, we get to see the moments before Nora Allen's death 15 years ago. The epic battle within the Allen home unfolded so fast that the replay had to slow it down for us mere mortals, but it's still unclear exactly what happened. The chase spills out into the street where Reverse Flash soon runs out of juice. AI unit Gideon reveals that his time jump with The Flash has depleted all of his energy, trapping him in the past. Eobard Thawne (Matt Letscher) lets loose a wail of anguish before unmasking in the middle of the street. It's not the Wells we've come to know and love/hate. In a different locale during the same flashback, Dr. Wells is chatting with his girlfriend Tess during a romantic beachfront getaway. Tess comes up with the idea for the S.T.A.R. Labs name, all while Thawne watches from on high. Thawne lays out a spike strip to disable Wells' car on the way home, injuring the doctor and Tess in the resulting crash. The time-traveler then tells a trapped Wells that Tess has been dead for centuries, an incredibly creepy thing to tell anyone, especially someone who's just been in an accident and lost his lady love. Taking the creep-factor a big step further, Thawne reveals his true motivation before using a device to swap bodies with Wells, leaving the good doctor disfigured and at death's doorstep. Image via The CW In our current timeline (one of ...

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March 31, 2015