Iris West is awesome.
If you didn’t already know that before The Flash Season 4 Episode 16, then we’re sure you were chanting it from the rooftops in the aftermath of the explosive episode that found her suiting up.
Yes, it only took four years, but Iris finally got her chance to shine as a metahuman for one episode. This was all thanks to a meta from the bus who could transfer DNA.
Before we got to all of the fun, Wells rounded Team Flash up to introduce them to his cap that helps whoever is lucky to wear it become a whole lot smarter.
In order for the cap to work, the wearer would have to get close to a lot of dark matter, and that could spell a certain death. Cisco shut Wells down because he felt it would be a mission that would kill him.
This did not sit well with Ralph who was becoming more paranoid by the minute. If you watch The Flash online, you will know that The Thinker has been killing everyone from the bus to take their powers.
Ralph sulked but was told he would need to become The Thinker once again because the mayor wanted a meeting with the villain.
But things took a wild turn when a robber at the bank used his powers to break into the vault, but then an innocent person steals the powers from the robber with the powers.
That’s when the team realizes they are dealing with someone who can manipulate DNA. The man captured had no powers, so it made them all question what was coming next.
Ralph continued to float the idea of Wells wearing the hat, but the duo screwed up and it ended up on fire after a small test.
While that was going down, Joe and Iris made their way to the hospital to find someone named Matthew Kim, and he was scared the duo were trying to steal his powers.
That’s when he swapped their DNA and gave Iris some speedster abilities. After tests confirmed as much, Iris went on her way to save people in a fire-fueled building.
However, she got trapped in the building, and Cisco appeared in the nick of time to save her life.
When things got crazier, the team try to talk some sense into Matthew Kim, and they succeeded. He joined in the fight with them against the Thinker and gave Barry his powers back.
For Iris, this served as a catalyst for her returning to her old life as a journalist.
What did you think of the episode?
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