Caitlin Snow : Careful.
Barry Allen : I know, I know.
Caitlin Snow : This is a critical time.
Barry Allen : Okay.
Caitlin Snow : Steady hands.
Barry Allen : Yeah.
[after a moment of tension, he sighs in dismay]
Barry Allen : Call time of death.
[it's revealed they're making dessert, with Barry's looking rather roughshod]
Caitlin Snow : It's okay. It's a pie. It's not supposed to be a piece of cake.
Barry Allen : [amused at the pun] Wow.
Dr. Vanessa Ambres : Just where do you think you're going? Into my patient's room is what it looks like.
Barry Allen : [showing his ID] I'm sorry. I am Barry Allen. I'm with the CCPD. I was hoping to speak to you, actually. I'm looking for Grace Gibbons' parents. Specifically, her father.
Dr. Vanessa Ambres : I'm sorry, but the girl's parents are deceased.
Barry Allen : [momentarily surprised] Are you sure about that?
Dr. Vanessa Ambres : I can show you her charts.
[retrieving the chart]
Dr. Vanessa Ambres : See for yourself. She came in with a wave of new admissions. No legal guardian listed, no next of kin. The sad truth is, our staff is the only family this little girl has left.
Barry Allen : Okay. Thank you for your help.
Barry Allen : Hey, thanks for helping. With Cicada's trail running cold, at least we have the extra day to prepare for our first Thanksgiving at the loft.
Caitlin Snow : Uh, what about Joe and Cecile?
Barry Allen : Uh, they're celebrating with Cecile's family this year. So, yeah, this year it's just gonna be the five of us.
Killer Frost : [in Caitlin's head] I'm down.
Caitlin Snow : Six, actually. Killer Frost just RSVPed.
Barry Allen : What? You guys can just talk to each other now, even without the mental activity dampener?
Caitlin Snow : Yeah, today's actually the first time.
Mark Mardon : I didn't know that Joslyn was busting me out. I didn't know she'd do half the things she does. I haven't spoken to her in years.
The Flash : And you expect me to believe she woke up this morning and was like
[in a high-pitched falsetto]
The Flash : "You know what? I wanna break my dad out of Iron Heights"?
Iris West-Allen : Did you get anything from Mardon?
Barry Allen : No, nothing that'll help us find his daughter. What about you guys? What'd you dig up?
Caitlin Snow : Meet Joss Jackam. She is a delinquent teen turned amateur storm chaser. A self-taught expert in theoretical meteorology.
Cisco Ramon : How do we know she's a storm chaser? 'Cause Helen Hunt here has a blog.
Caitlin Snow : Mm-hmm. She lost her grant from the Science Center for doing too many dangerous experiments on the weather.
Iris West-Allen : [seeing pictures from Joss' blog] Well, it looks like she's way beyond the experimental phase.
Caitlin Snow : Ooh, Weather Witch?
Cisco Ramon : I'll allow it.
Barry Allen : [after Nora's angry outburst] How long you been holding that one in?
Nora West-Allen : My best guess... my whole life. Growing up without you, I was so angry, but you were my hero, so... it was easier to put my anger for you not being around on criminals and meta-villains; a lot of times on mom. But when I saw you die today, it reminded me that I'm mad at someone else about losing you. You.
Barry Allen : I get it. It's not easy having a parent who puts their life on the line for others. I remember feeling the same way about Joe being a cop when I was a kid.
Nora West-Allen : No, it's not the same thing. Did he ever have to say goodbye to you knowing that he wasn't coming back? You did, and you're gonna do it again.
Barry Allen : Nora, you gotta remember you're talking about a future that we might be able to avoid. We still have time to find our way to a solution, and we will.
Nora West-Allen : But there is a solution. It's just one that you don't want. Give up being the Flash. Come on. It's the only way to guarantee that you won't disappear again in the future, or any other time.
Barry Allen : Nora.
Nora West-Allen : [hugging him as she cries] Come on. Think about it. You're not the only hero. Let the others protect the world. You don't have to keep sacrificing yourself. You give your life again and again. How many times does it have to be you? It hurts so much losing you when I didn't even know you, but now after all of these months getting to know you, I just... please, dad, don't make me go through it again. I don't want to go through it again.
Barry Allen : Nora, people need the Flash.
Nora West-Allen : [more to herself, as she leaves] I need my dad.
Barry Allen : We didn't have a chance to talk since the airport.
Nora West-Allen : Oh, dad, I know what you're gonna say, and... and you don't have to. I saw what it was like when you hesitated to save those people because of me, and I felt, uh...
Barry Allen : Horrible?
Nora West-Allen : Yeah. And I never want to feel like that again. I get it. Sometimes you have to sacrifice yourself to save others. Even if it means leaving your family behind.
Barry Allen : Not exactly. Look, when I ran into that storm, I was thinking yeah, I want to save everyone, but... the person I was thinking about the most was you.
Nora West-Allen : M-Me?
Barry Allen : Yeah. I don't choose being the Flash over being with my family. I'm the Flash for my family, and I don't have to run to the future to understand why I sacrificed myself. I'd do it save you, and your mom, all the people I love.
Nora West-Allen : You know, maybe one day if I train enough, I'll be able to save you.
Barry Allen : I don't doubt it.
Mark Mardon : Joss was born when me and her mom were still in high school. I never could work out how to be with that woman. Then when Joss came, I thought the best thing to do was to focus on my career.
The Flash : Your criminal career?
Mark Mardon : That's why I left her with her mom. Least until she ran away because of some falling out.
The Flash : What happened with Joss and her mom?
Mark Mardon : The last time I spoke to her, she told me that her and Joss are broken. You know how it is. Sometimes mothers and daughters break, and there ain't no fixing 'em.
Iris West-Allen : Sorry we're late. It seems like everyone and their grandma is getting pre-holiday manis and pedis.
Nora West-Allen : Ooh, let's take photos and post them on that old-fashioned Insta thingy that you guys use.
Caitlin Snow : Those two seem to have really patched things up.
Barry Allen : Yeah, Nora's getting closer to Iris than she is with me, and the timing couldn't have been better.
Caitlin Snow : What do you mean?
Barry Allen : I mean, Nora was so young when I disappeared in her future, so this would be her first memory of Thanksgiving with both her parents. Feel like it's my job to make it the most perfect Thanksgiving ever.
Cisco Ramon : There's an experimental cold fusion core from Mercury Labs in the plant, and if it blows...
Caitlin Snow : It could take out the whole block.
The Flash : I see it.
Iris West-Allen : Nora, you've got to evac all the workers to safety. Barry...
The Flash : Yeah, I know, I gotta grab the core.
XS : No, no, no. Something doesn't feel right.
The Flash : Just listen to Iris. Grab the workers from inside.
Iris West-Allen : Nora, I know you're upset, but if that core would have exploded, it would have caused a lot of damage.
Nora West-Allen : It did cause a lot of damage. Dad died.
Iris West-Allen : We made the best decision we could, given the circumstances.
Nora West-Allen : Maybe someone else should be making our decisions.
Iris West-Allen : Wow. All right, well, so much for mother/daughter holiday time.
Barry Allen : She did just have to bring me back to life. Let's give her a minute.
Barry Allen : Where did that storm come from?
Cisco Ramon : A storm like that coming and going, disappearing in a matter of minutes, it shouldn't be possible.
Caitlin Snow : Unless someone was making it possible. I mean, we've seen that before.
Iris West-Allen : Weather Wizard. But Mark Mardon is serving a life sentence at Iron Heights.
Barry Allen : Let's make sure he's doing just that.
[to Cisco and Caitlin]
Barry Allen : Let us know if any other weather anomalies pop up on the radar.
Warden Del Toro : You have to excuse our dim lighting. Today's storm out at the power plant knocked out our main generator, so we're working off a backup for the time being.
Iris West-Allen : So does that mean you can't dampen the meta prisoners' powers?
Warden Del Toro : Prison-wide dampeners are down, but we got every inmate into meta cuffs incident-free. I hope you include that in your article about our readiness. After the corruption of the last warden, I am eager to assure the public that their safety is in good hands. Now, our CSIs, which inmate did you need to see?
Barry Allen : [seeing Mardon is secure in his cell] And he's been here all day?
Warden Del Toro : Never once out of our sight.
Iris West-Allen : There was a crime committed today with an M.O. similar to Mardon's. Can I take a look at the security tapes?
Warden Del Toro : Anything for our friends in the press.
Barry Allen : Well, this is a bust.
Nora West-Allen : Yeah, looks like you, uh, died for nothing.
Weather Witch : Hey, don't mind me. I'm just here to pick up my dad.
Nora West-Allen : Did she say "dad"?
Mark Mardon : Joslyn?
Weather Witch : It's Joss.
[in the blink of an eye, Barry takes Mardon to the Pipeline]
Weather Witch : Bring me my father! Now!
The Flash : Yeah, that's not gonna happen.
Weather Witch : We'll see about that. Bring my dad to Porter Plaza in one hour, or Central City is gonna get wrecked.
Nora West-Allen : Dad, that weathervane, doesn't it look a lot like...
Barry Allen : The staff she was carrying, yeah. Cisco, can you pull up the security footage from her attack on Iron Heights?
Cisco Ramon : Sure can.
Caitlin Snow : [seeing a still of Joss' staff] It's infected with a satellite shard. She's got meta-tech.
Nora West-Allen : Like Spencer Young's phone.
Cisco Ramon : Look, she has instant lightning on command. There's no way you're gonna be able to get that staff from her. She's gonna have to give it up willingly.
Iris West-Allen : Okay, listen, we got twenty minutes before she destroys the entire city, so what is the plan?
Barry Allen : We only have one choice. We give her what she wants.
XS : So, the rotten apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
Weather Witch : [sarcastic] You're a poet. Awesome.
Weather Witch : Where's my dad?
The Flash : [appearing with Mardon] All right, Joss, we held up our end of the bargain. You got your dad. There's no reason to hurt anybody.
Mark Mardon : Ah, so boring. Come on. We'll handle it from here.
Mark Mardon : Hey, baby girl.
Weather Witch : Dad.
Weather Witch : I'm so pissed! This city will drown, crumble, burn because of you!
The Flash : [as she disappears, Nora saves him from a bolt of lightning] Thanks.
[groaning as he stands up]
The Flash : I'm gonna follow her.
XS : Wait, are you serious right now?
The Flash : What?
XS : You almost just died. Again, a-and you don't seem to care.
The Flash : Where is this coming from? You know how dangerous our job is.
XS : Yeah, but I don't want to lose you again, but you don't seem to give a damn if you lose me, and-and all for your job.
The Flash : Nora.
[she speeds away]
Iris West-Allen : I can't believe she's actually willing to level the city to kill one man.
Barry Allen : She doesn't know where Mardon is. It's overkill, but it's the only option we've left her.
Iris West-Allen : Well, Caitlin's on radar, and Cisco's trying to juice the satellites, but there's interference. We can't locate Joss. You okay?
[knowing she means Nora, he shrugs non-committally]
Iris West-Allen : Look, babe, you're gonna find the words to make her understand. I know it.
Barry Allen : Not sure I have the words to make myself understand. She's got a point.
Iris West-Allen : Barry, do you have eyes on Joss?
The Flash : No, she's damaged the terminal so badly, the hangar's the only safe place. I'm evacuating everyone trapped on the tarmac.
Caitlin Snow : I think I can bring Frost out. What can we do?
Iris West-Allen : Flood control down at the marina.
Nora West-Allen : Guys, how do we fight weather?
Cisco Ramon : [getting an idea] We fight weather with weather.
Iris West-Allen : [understanding] Nora. We still have Mardon's weather wand. I need you to get it from the archives and take it to Barry, okay?
The Flash : Mardon's wand?
XS : Cisco says you can use it to counteract Joss' weather. Where is she?
Weather Witch : [appearing behind them] Last chance. Where's my dad?
The Flash : Joss, you know we can't give him up.
Weather Witch : Then you know what happens next.
The Flash : Joss, I deceived you, okay? Not them. You want to make someone pay, it's me.
Weather Witch : [brewing a lightning storm] This is how you make heroes pay!
Cisco Ramon : By the beard of Zeus, she's making a tornado out of lightning.
The Flash : Cisco, how do I use this wand to stop this?
Cisco Ramon : You can attract all the lightning to the wand. That'll take down the tornado, but all that energy will go through your body. You'll be a human lightning rod.
[Barry glances at Nora, who glances at Joss' potential victims]
XS : It's okay. I know you have to go. Run, dad.
Iris West-Allen : We live in a world full of meta-phones and meta-weathervanes. What's next? My electric toothbrush?
Barry Allen : 'Till we figure out how to remove those shards, better safe than sorry.
Iris West-Allen : Yeah.
Barry Allen : Well, now that Mardon and his daughter are all tucked away in Iron Heights, what do you say we spend some time with our own family?
Iris West-Allen : Well, might just be us and Nora this year. Caitlin and Cisco are skipping Thanksgiving.
Barry Allen : What? Why?
Iris West-Allen : Don't even ask.
Barry Allen : [confused] What?
Barry Allen : Guys, this better be good.
Iris West-Allen : Yeah, we've got an after-Thanksgiving tradition called sleeping, so what's up?
Cisco Ramon : It's good. Trust us. Detective.
Sherloque Wells : Well, it occurred to me that if you, monsieur and madame West-Allen, you want to spend this holiday with your family, well, perhaps your meta-killer does, as well. So I had monsieur Cisco hack into the CCTV footage of the hospital and this is what we got.
Iris West-Allen : [playing the surveillance footage] Ever since Grace arrived, only one man has come to visit her. Every day. Including tonight.
Sherloque Wells : Team Flash, I give you... Orlin Dwyer. Also known as...
Barry Allen : Cicada.