Warning: spoilers forward for Episode three of The Flash Season four, known as “Luck Be a Woman.”
The Flash revealed in final week’s episode that the brand new supervillain referred to as the Thinker has managed to create a batch of metahumans with out the particle accelerator having any half to play. Metahumans within the Arrow-verse almost exclusively acquired their powers from the particle accelerator explosion that turned Barry into the Flash within the first place, however the Thinker discovered his personal option to do it. “Luck Be a Woman” revealed how the Thinker pulled it off, and it is not how any of us most likely anticipated.
The villain of “Luck Be a Woman” was Hazard, whose spectacularly dangerous luck changed into fabulously good luck after she gained meta talents. She was capable of do something and win something she wished, however her good luck resulted in very dangerous luck for the folks of Central Metropolis. Each time one thing good occurred for her, one thing even worse occurred to any person else. Workforce Flash could not work out how she turned a meta till they traced her signature to the precise spot in Central Metropolis the place the portal to the Pace Power opened to bring Barry back within the Season four premiere.
Due to an help from the Harrison Wells of Earth-2 (who dropped by to interrupt up with Wally on Jesse’s behalf), Workforce Flash discovered that Barry’s explosive escape from the Pace Power resulted in a wave of vitality that struck a bus carrying 12 folks. The vitality turned all of them into metas, together with Hazard this week and Kilgore final week. It appeared like Workforce Flash was at fault for the creation of all these metas, as Cisco and Co. used the Pace Power bazooka and Barry raced out of the Pace Power to freedom. The great guys actually appeared answerable for making a batch of dangerous guys.
On the finish of the episode, nonetheless, Wells defined sequence of occasions appears to have kicked off that went again additional than Workforce Flash yanking Barry out of the Pace Power. The one cause Cisco felt the necessity to pull Barry out of the Pace Power the way in which he did was as a result of the samuroid confirmed up in Central Metropolis to demand the Flash seem. If the samuroid hadn’t turned up in Central Metropolis, Cisco and Co. would by no means have used the Pace Power bazooka within the maneuver that created 12 new metas. The one that despatched the samuroid is the one answerable for the creation of the metas.
Barry and the remainder of Workforce Flash do not know it but, however the one that created the samuroid is none aside from the Thinker. Though the Thinker found in “Luck Be a Woman” that Workforce Flash has extra brainpower than he gave them credit score for, he reminded his assistant that he is nonetheless smarter, and I’ve to agree with him. If not for Wells, Workforce Flash by no means would have realized that one other energy was in play that led to the 12 metas gaining their talents on the bus. As an alternative of the instigators of the meta creation, they’re only one piece of the Thinker’s grand plan to make the metas occur.
There are nonetheless 10 metas unaccounted for out of the dozen created by the Thinker, so Workforce Flash might need their fingers too full for some time to consider who despatched the samuroid and kicked the sequence of occasions off. Nonetheless, we are able to most likely count on them to begin connecting the dots in the end. We’ll have to attend and see.
New episodes of The Flash air on Tuesdays at eight p.m. ET on The CW. There are nonetheless large inquiries to be answered about Barry’s time in the Speed Force ( and those weird doodles) in addition to the Thinker. Elongated Synthetic his first (though very brief) look in “Luck Be a Woman,” so we’ll most likely get extra of him within the not-too-distant future.