Sons of Liberty ignites the revolution tonight!


The History Channel's new miniseries Sons of Liberty (9-11 p.m. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday)may be “historical fiction,” but its found a clever balance between fact and action, and let's face it history has never looked so good. Most viewers will walk in knowing some of the most famous moments in American history, but there are plenty of surprises in store. Sons of Liberty takes huge liberties with history, but it makes for a very captivating viewing.

Ben Barnes leads the talented cast, bringing a scruffy, sexier version of Samuel Adams to life. He plays the hero as a swash-buckling rebel with a broken heart of gold. Barnes, as Adams is utterly swoon-worthy whether he's drowning his sorrows in a pint or hatching plans of rebellion.

The battle for independence begins 
(Michael Raymond-James as Paul Revere).
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Sam is a tax collector for the crown, who really isn't all that good at his job. He refuses to press his cash strapped fellow Bostonians, earning him a high regard among the people and the thugs that makes Boston look like a scene out of Gangs of New York. And it's one of these mobs who offer Sam protection when the Governor's men try to capture him, ultimately ending with the mob ransacking the Governor's house, and making Adams the Governor's #1 target.

Wealthy merchant, John Hancock (Rafe Spall) is called in to handle the situation but doesn't in the way that the Governor expected, causing the foppish Hancock to lose favor with the Governor. When taxes are raised and his ships seized Hancock demands Adams' assistance to remedy the situation, which sparks revolution. A silversmith named Paul Revere (Michael Raymond-James), a doctor, Joseph Warren (Ryan Eggold), and Sam's cousin the smart and level headed John Adams (Henry Thomas) round out the group working for freedom. The miniseries covers the pre-Revolutionary unrest in Boston through the Boston Massacre in 1770, to the Boston Tea Party, to the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775.

George Washington (Jason O’Mara)
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Many of the actors making up the superb cast of America's founding fathers are not actually American. Besides the British Barnes (Sam Adams), Rafe Spall (John Hancock) and Emily Berrington (Margaret Gage) are also British, and Irish actor Jason O'Mara is George Washington. O'Mara puts in a commanding performance as Washington, and Spall is a scene stealer as the sneaky dandy smuggler Hancock. He's got the genius down though as the man who would sign the Declaration with such flair that signatures would later be synonymous with his name. The acting is fantastic throughout the entire series, whether its the snobbish and domineering English, or Joseph Warren ( Ryan Eggold) charming the pants off of his enemy's wife.

Just as the acting is fantastic so is the production value. Sons of Liberty brings great sprawling sets, with historical accuracy to life. The costumes of the era are beautifully done. Ben Barnes fairly gushed about them during his interview. The set pieces alone are amazing, and then there's the soundtrack. Hans Zimmer composed the music, and it is a delight to the ears. He is truly a master at his craft.

General Gage (Marton Csokas) shows no mercy.
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While sexed up, Sons of Liberty doesn't quite get the CW Reign treatment, it is rowdy and entertaining, but it does stay closer to history. Here the revolution isn't bogged down by powdered wigs and lengthy speeches, but ignited by mob savagery and secret smuggling operations. It's much easier to get enthralled in the three part miniseries, than it was to the overly long, and sometimes droning Turn that AMC premiered last year which followed a ring of Washington's spies. Sons of Liberty rather follows a similar feel as History Channel's smash hit Vikings which begins its third season February 19th. It lays down the facts, and ramps up the action where the facts get murky.

If you're looking for an accurate reenactment you can write your history paper off of, look elsewhere this isn't a documentary. But if you looking for some excellent entertainment with headlines ripped out of history, then Sons of Liberty is perfect. It's engaging, and may even make you want to pick a history book or two, which may just be better than if it had stuck purely to facts in the end. Just don't be disappointed when you get over to Wikipedia and find that the real Samuel Adams lacks the smolder that Barnes delivers and isn't pin up material.

Sons of Liberty begins tonight on History Channel at 9/8c.

Grimm S04E10 Recap: Tribunal

In the woods, Monroe stands before the tribunal, who's sigil is just two swooshes from a swastika. He's forced to his knees. 

Nick and Hank head to Renard. Williams was just taking the calls for Charlie. Time is running out, and Ackers is their last lead. The phone they found at Charlie's is the same that they know issued all of the threats to Monroe and Rosalee 

Rosalee doesn't know any of the names on the list, but one of her guests may know someone on the list. Juliette suggests that they go over her guest list to figure it out. Luckily Juliette still has a copy of the list. She offers to call Monroe's parents for her, but Rosalee doesn't want to put them through that until she has to. 

Monroe is splashed with blood from the ceremonial skull, as one of the masked men drones on about atonement. Monroe snarkily asks if they even know what atonement is, and receives a swift punishment. The charges are presented via scroll. Monroe is brought to his feet, and his shackles removed. He violated the law by marrying outside of his bloodline, and befriending a Grimm, for both he shall stand trial. 

Hank brings Wu into an interrogation room. He wants to have a heart to heart before Nick comes. He was where Wu is, and if Nick had told him before he had no choice but to get on board, he would have thought Nick was crazy. Hank tells him that he has to get to a place where this is the new normal. 

Rosalee stresses over the lists. She can't see the connection. Juliette has been thinking about Adalind a lot lately, and her whole not being a hexenbeist, and then being one. Rosalee tells her that the ones made, are more deadly,  but she doesn't want to think about her right now. She needs to talk to Bud since he'd know more of the people's plus 1 then she would. 

Nick is busy taking Bud down to the station. Bud is worried how Wu will react, but Nick will be by his side. Ackers makes a call, it sounds like someone was suppose to pick up Bud, and Ackers isn't going to do it. Bud babbles in front of Wu. He's not sure he can warg on command. He really can't,  but he does on accident. Wu is scared at first, but as he takes it all in and Nick explains the two types of warging, Wu wants to see it again. 

The evidence is about to be presented in the case against Monroe, but Monroe interjects again. They prepare to muzzle him, and Monroe uses that moment to run away. The others give chase, and one tackles Monroe. He kills the masked man, Phil by ripping out his throat. The others catch up to Monroe and seize him again. Jonah wants him killed immediately, but his brother the Grand Master chastises his appearance, and reminding him that it isn't up to him whether Monroe dies, but rather the tribunal. 

Wu is more than okay with the whole wesen thing. With Bud's task complete, he heads out. Nick and Hank think its time to bring in Ackers, but Renard has other ideas. He knows that if they pull in Ackers now, then Ackers will shut down, and tell them nothing. Renard asks Wu to talk to Ackers before they pull him in. 

Bud gets a call from Rosalee and heads straight over. Ackers watches to make sure that he's being trailed and he is.  

Monroe and Rosalee's wedding picture is brought forth as evidence. The accusing mask guy tells them that there is a witness as well. 

Wu asks to speak to Ackers in private. An unsuspecting Ackers goes along, apologizing still about getting knocked out the night Monroe was kidnapped.   

Bud arrives at Juliette's house, and she immediately pulls him in.  

Wu takes him into the interrogation room, and berates him for not calling anything in before getting out of his car. Ackers apologizes for letting him down,  but plays coy. As Wu pressures him, his story changes, and Wu knows he's lying. Ackers wargs on him, and Wu punches him. Wu's not afraid of a little piggy. Nick goes a little wild on him, and Ackers freaks a little when he realizes that Nick has his grimm back. Hank and Nick play a little good cop/bad cop, but Nick thinks its time to one step further. Renard comes in and Ackers thinks he's safe. He doesn't realize that the rules no longer apply, and he's dealing with a prince. 

Bud pours over the list with the girls. One of the dates of guests brings up questions, and Bud heads to talk to John, when he doesn't answer the phone. Rosalee heads to talk to the date Susanne. Outside Bud is knocked out and kidnapped. 

The accuser drones on. Monroe pleads not guilty as the witness is brought forth, bagged. It's Bud. Bud doesn't want to testify, but they give him the order to testify or die. Monroe tells him to go on. Bud tries to stall, babbling on,  but it's kind of normal Bud babbling, until he forgets the question. Bud is punished, as Monroe is forced to watch. 

The girls head to Suzanne's office. She doesn't think that she can be of help, but her brother, Jesse can. Rosalee and Juliette call Nick and let them know what they've found.  He's sending Wu to pick her up. 

Bud is questioned further. He admits that he's helped a Grimm, and not only does he not regret it, he wishes that Nick were there right now, cause he'd have a field day with them. The trial is at an end, the tribunal has heard all they need to. Finally Monroe is given a say. Monroe has plenty of spite for them. He points out that the tribunal has no authority over him, and nothing they do will ever make what they're doing now right. What is right is the love he has for his wife. 

Nick comes to Ackers, but Ackers doesn't want to come talk with them again. Nick gives him the choice to watch them question his sister. Rosalee questions Suzanne while Nick warns him that whatever happens to Monroe will happen to his sister. Ackers wargs on him, but Renard interrupts before things can get messy. Renard asks Ackers if he knows what Grimms do as Nick heads in and tells Suzanne that he will take her home. 

Monroe finishes his touching speech. Life is messy and it is suppose to be. Monroe is unanimously found guilty as Bud yells in protest. 

Suzanne doesn't believe that her brother is involved with the hate group. Renard tells them that he cracked and spilled about everything when his sister was brought in for questioning. An officer will take Suzanne home, while the others head to retrieve Monroe. They head to the park where Monroe is being held. The officers toss away their badges in the van, as they grab their guns, even Juliette gets a weapon. Grand Master, Charlie, prepares to stake Monroe and deliver his punishment. Wu and the others surround the group. Charlie realizes that Nick got his Grimm back. Charlie tells them that they can't arrest everyone, and Nick knows that they can't that some of them will be stupid. The cult members attack, and Team Grimm fights back.  

Wu catches up to the big guy, who surrenders, and tosses his gun aside. As Wu goes to grab it, the guy wargs, and prepares to go after Wu, but Wu is ready for him, and he's not scared of a little warging. Hank gives chase to another, but he doesn't need to do the catching. Captain Renard is a far bigger threat in the woods, and he gets to see some action. One of the cult members catches up to Juliette and disarms her. Juliette wargs out on her would be killer, and literally blows his head off with her new powers. She stumbles back to the group, but Monroe and Rosalee are missing. Monroe and Rosalee are chasing down Charlie. Monroe and Charlie wrestle, and Charlie thinks he has the upper hand, but Rosalie arrive and attacks. United Charlie has no chance as the pair rip out his throat. They return to the others and report that Charlie didn't get away.  

Renard makes a press conference with the results of the case.The cult of hatred has been destroyed for now.  

Nick and Hank make plans to keep Monroe and Rosalee safe before they leave for their honeymoon. The pair are very grateful for everything that they have all done, and Bud is too. Monroe breaks down in tears, and Rosalee has to finish the toast for him. The pair leave via heavy police escort, with sirens to the plane. They joke about appreciating Nick and Hank escorting them, so long as they don't go on the honeymoon,  but it doesn't sound like they're getting out of Nick or Hank's sight anytime soon. 

Wu spends the night reading up on wesen. 

Renard looks over the city, waiting for a guest. It's Juliette. She called him for help, but she doesn't know how to tell him her problem, so she shows him, and he is very surprised.

Ben Barnes Talks Sons of Liberty and Samuel Adams

Ben Barnes is one of the most diverse and charismatic actors in Hollywood, he also happens to be one of the nicest guys. Best known for his role as Prince Caspian in the Chronicles of Narnia franchise, he'll be heating up the small screen as Samuel Adams on the History Channel's miniseries Sons of Liberty. Earlier this week Ben popped in for a conference call to talk a bit about the series.

I watched all three nights of the miniseries and enjoyed it all. You're really quite wonderful in it.

Well, that's three more than me. I haven't seen a second of it. I was waiting for it to be on the telly.

What was it about the premise of this miniseries, and about your character in particular that turned you on and made you want to be apart of it?

Well I think I wasn't that aware of this particular era of history. I knew somewhat about the importance of Benjamin Franklin and John Adams from the HBO series. But I didn't know anything really Sam Adams. And I didn't realize that all of these figures, all of these famous characters had all been kind of part of the same fight, the same era, the same revolution and so I sat down and read all three episodes. It took me about five hours or something.

You start with Sam Adams kind of being the protagonist and taking the journey from a guy that we meet at the beginning drowning his sorrows in a pint glass but kind of this Robin Hood-esque figure who was defaulting the taxes on behalf of his community and then six hours later we see him in the Philadelphia Congress giving a speech about the nature of freedom, and these kind of very hearty themes so I thought what a great transition. He wasn't a man I knew very much about so obviously I could do some research about him but I kind of had a little bit of liberties to present him how I imagined him in the reading of this very exciting story about this very integral time in the founding of the country. And I then I spoke to the director, Kari Skogland , and she was very keen that it was a very war-torn, gritty time. It was fun at this period which kind of put me on board. We've seen adaptations, there's a lot of storytelling around this era, the era following it, with the war, but never quite in an action packed, fun way like this.

There's a lot more to these guys than the powered wigs, and a lot more to your character than just being a face on the beer bottle.

Yes, exactly. It's not even him on the beer bottle. Apparently that's Paul Revere on the beer bottle.
(This is a common and popular rumor, but I'm told that it is actually Samuel Adams.)

You filmed this in Romania. What are your thoughts about making a uniquely American story in Romania?

Well I think obviously it would have been very hard to film in modern day Boston. 1765 Boston, nothing looks the same and so you need a bit of a blank canvas. I think Romania is known for great crude set builders and certainly when I arrived in Romania and there were great wooden structures that looked like wooden scaffolding. I thought these will never by the time we need them, to film on this Boston Square set in six weeks. This is never going to be ready and then we went and shot on some locations, we actually shot in the field that Vlad the Impaler impaled his victims and we hung out in Bucharest and shot some of the war scenes there. By the we got back to the studio on the back lot we had this big 360 degree set where you could walk down alley ways, and you could walk into a stable with horses in it or turn around and actually see ships floating in water. They really, really did it all and I think it was just a question of money and really really great set builders that was the reason they decided to shoot there with a bit of a blank canvas.

You read the scripts, but you also did research, what did you find out in research that wasn't in the script? Was there any particular aspect of the character that you really latched onto?

I think that there were things that I discovered about him reading biographies of him, in terms of, well the times lines are slightly stretched or condensed in various ways. All the events obviously happened, and its as factually accurate as they could generally make them based on what we know. But the time lines have been sometimes tweaked in order to tell the story in the most exciting way. And I think the tax collector aspect of Sam Adams career was slightly earlier than it seems when you watch it even though its the first thing you see. But you know, he was in a big dilemma growing up to enter the priesthood or to follow a more political role, to follow his heart into politics essentially. I discovered that he had lost a wife and several children, and siblings to various diseases and that was something that wasn't in the script and I wanted to sow in, and they let me add in the part of losing his wife for a bit of personal back story, gently sown in there which was fantastic. I wanted to honor the personal story of Sam Adams as well as what he achieved. But its very funny, I listened to some books on tape about he period,while we were filming, and you get into a scene about one of John Hancock's ships being seized by the British and think oh, we've got a scene where we're going to film that. Exactly as I imagined it, I don't think that's how we did the scene in the end, but you know its an exciting thing when you're doing something that actually took place.


As you started building the role, was there anything you were surprised to learn about yourself?

About myself? Well, I was a little surprised to find how little I knew about this period. I think maybe that comes from being educated in British schooling system that wants to gloss over anything that has to do with the dissolution of the vast British Empire, that existed before this. I knew a little bit about George Washington, and Benjamin Franklin, but I had no real idea that they were in the same room at the same time working towards the same thing. I mean you see them on dollar bills and you see them and you kind of conjure this history. But I had no idea how united that this band of characters really were. I also found out that the British Red Coat uniforms fit me perfectly. (laughs) There's a scene where we hide in the gun powder silo and we dress up as the British officers, and that was the only costume I didn't need a fitting for. It fit perfectly snug. And I enjoyed strutting around that day on set for the Americans playing the fallen foes going “I don't know about you all, but I think that red is just my color. This fits perfectly.”

Is there ever a different approach for you plotting a historical character versus a fictional one?

I think you have to treat it a little bit as fiction, unless its someone obviously that people know, unless you're doing an impression of someone people know then obviously you have to be a bit more careful since its more of an impressionistic element to it. But I think with this, I wanted to honor the script that had been written, and the story that was trying to be told, but also as I said when you see those little details, the priesthood or his losing a wife early on and children, you want to sow in elements where you can so it feels seamless. It can still get in the way of the story but it can add something to the plight and add to the story telling, so I think you feel that duty. I've played a couple of characters, that are real people, but they aren't living so that's kind of a different thing. I haven't yet come up to the challenge of playing someone that people know well, know what they sound like, how they walk, that would be a very different challenge. Something like what Eddie Redmayne just did in The Theory of Everything, which was obviously astounding. I've never had a challenge like that. It would be an exciting challenge for me, but at the same time I had to pick and choose which part of the real Sam Adams to try to put out.

If you could live during this time period are these guys you would have wanted to be friends with? Is there any one of them that stands out as the guy you could picture yourself going out for a beer with?

I think they're probably guys I would have found quite intimidating. They're all quite sort of headstrong, with really big ideas about how they wanted their futures to pan out, the future of their country and the future of their communities. They were all approaching it in different ways. There was this realist debate about how they would go about achieving it, what they wanted to achieve even though it was the same goals. I don't know if I'm bold enough to compete with that, but I'm certainly would have found a way. You know, I did the History Channel quiz online, you could do it where you answer a bunch of multiple choice questions with pictures. It was quite a fun quiz The first time I did it I wound up with Joseph Warren even though I was trying to answer the questions as Sam Adams. I wanted to get myself, obviously, but at the end of the quiz, I didn't. Probably because Joseph Warren maybe more of a romantic or whatever. I have no idea how I ended up getting that character.

I think Benjamin Franklin would have been the most fun one to have a beer with. He was a bit of a scoundrel, so I think he would have some really good stories.

Can you talk a little bit about the costumes, obviously its a totally different feel when you're in another era and you have all these costumes. How was that like for you as an actor to go into that process?

Donna Zakowska, our costume designer had a lot of experience working in this era and she was very thoughtful. She helped me choose kind of a signature color for the character. In the beginning he's wearing all these ugly greens and browns then he gets this waistcoat as we get to the Boston Tea Party that's this deep burgundy color and then there's this kind of action man/Assassin's Creed style coat, which is his action coat that has this burgundy lining and then by the end there's his signature three-piece burgundy red suit. The burgundy suit that he's wearing if you click Wikipedia or look up a picture of Sam Adams. So it was kind of thought through on that level. But also when you put those costumes on, my first thought was complete panic because it was so hot in Romania in the summer when we were shooting. These coats were two inches thick and I thought all these action sequences were going to be tough, but we ended up shooting a lot of the action sequences at night which was amazing, and more bearable. But the costumes I thought would be just stunning to look at, and you're right they give you a new gait when you walk and certain confidence when you have faith in the costumes. You don't have to worry about, at least the image you're presenting, you can focus on the moments, and the emotions.






The Flash S01E10 Recap: Revenge of the Rogues

It's been a long winter break, but the Flash is back. Before the break we found out Wells's secret and Iris learned Barry's. Barry knows that he's not the fastest man alive, Reverse Flash is, but he's ready to change all that. Cisco, Caitlin and Wells work with Barry to train. Cisco's little toy shoots missiles at Barry, and Caitlin worries that they're going to kill him, but Barry has a plan. When the drone fires, Barry runs towards the missile, and throws it at the drone destroying it. Barry knows that its not enough though, but Cisco has more drones, and ones with lasers.

Leonard Snart and his side kick Mick Rory breaks into a customs warehouse. .Rory wants to go all smashing, but Snart has a calculated plan. He isn't planning on stealing anything, but wait. The sirens approach, and Snart decides its time to leave. He didn't get the reaction he wanted.

Barry looks over the crime scene with Joe. Nothing was stolen he finds, but he also finds that the steel doors were shattered like glass. Snart is back and he was setting a trap.

Rory isn't happy to hear that they were waiting for the Flash. He wonders if someone smarter killed the Flash already or if he left town. He wants to know what the new plan is. Snart reveals that they're after a pricey piece of art this time, and Rory accepts the prize.

Barry tells the STAR team that Captain Cold is back in time. Barry is ready to meet Captain Cold head on, but Wells thinks that he should consider not giving him what he wants since the last time a train was derailed. Also there's still big problem of Reverse Flash. Whatever Barry decides the team will support him, but they think that maybe he should would with Joe to find Snart.

Iris is ready to take the next step with Eddie. She's accepted his move in proposal. Barry comes looking for Joe. His work on the Snart case is done, he needs to focus on taking on Reverse Flash. Cisco can help the police with Snart, but he needs to focus on getting stronger and faster so he can defeat the Reverse Flash. Joe doesn't think that's the right decision, but Barry feels that its the only way to keep the people he loves safe.

Iris packs her things. She's preparing to move. Joe finds an old toy of hers he took long ago after she broke something, and finds himself welling up with tears. Barry stops by to pick up something Iris said she had. She has his old backpack, a nerd survival kit. Iris runs off for work, with a promise to clean up when she returns. Joe asks Barry what's wrong, and Barry admits that he made a confession to Iris. He told her how he felt about her, but it didn't go as planned. Now they're both pretending it never happened. They also know that she won't clean up the mess any time soon, and Joe wants Barry to lend a hand. Barry tidies up in a flash.

Cisco makes a little demonstration. He's been working on something to protect the officers from Captain Cold. They're not sure they should trust STAR Labs. They really have no reason, STAR Labs messed up big time, but they're trying to help now. Cisco has improved their shields, and he demonstrates with a cold blast that doesn't affect the shield at all. Joe has a chat with Wells. He's not happy about Barry's decision still, but Wells of course like Barry's priorities. Joe doesn't feel like Barry's change is much like him, but more like Wells.

Barry sneaks up on Caitlin. She's trying to put together the pieces of Firestorm. Barry tells Caitlin about his confession to Iris, and how it went array. Caitlin tells him about how it was with her and Ronnie. He brought her out of her shell, got her to try new things, and she was better for it. Whatever he and Iris had before, they will again, and it will be better. The mention of Scuba brings an idea for Barry. Caitlin looks up Firestorm as an acronym instead of a name, and finds an experiment that may be the answer, somewhere in the 800 pages. Barry speed reads it, and tells her that it focuses on transmutation and it was co-written by Jason Rusch, who may know something about Ronnie.

The Hathaways arrive with their art work. Shortly after deplaning, Captain Cold arrives on the scene. The Police arrive shortly after, and they pose a problem for Captain Cold. Cisco's upgrades work on their shields. Rory comes out to offer his assistance with a little flamage, but he lacks focus, intent on destruction. The police can do little other than hide behind their shields, one manages to get a shot off, short circuiting Rory's gun. With no sign of the Flash, Captain Cold calls it a day.

Barry arrives at the station, having heard of the standoff. Everyone's fine for the most part, but Joe isn't happy. Barry should have been there, and he can't keep letting Captain Cold just run amok. Joe tells him next time he needs to face Captain Cold head on and take him out before someone gets seriously hurt.

Rory looks over his gun at the damage. Its easily repaired. Snart draws his cold gun on Rory, and Rory his flame gun. Snart wants one reason why he doesn't kill Rory. Rory is the only one that would sit through his droning speeches. Snart points out that Rory lost focus, like he did at their last job. Rory counters that Snart has become obsessed with the Flash. Snart tells him that if he wants out he can take the painting and leave, but if he wants the city, then going after the Flash is what they need to do. Rory torches the painting, Snart is quite compelling and he's ready to take on the Flash.

Caitlin meets with Jason. He tells her that if she asked to meet with him because of his application, he's already accepted a position with another lab. Caitlin came because of Firestorm. At the mention of that project, Jason tries to leave, but Caitlin won't let him. She's trying to help Ronnie, and she needs answer. Jason sits with her, and tells her how Professor Stein pushed full steam ahead with the project, not taking baby steps. After the last experiment, Professor Stein disappeared and the army arrived and took all their equipment, and he's been overly paranoid since. As Caitlin goes to leave Captain Cold catches up to her.

Wells hopes that he and Barry aren't enemies, that he doesn't blame him for pushing him to train harder rather than pursue Captain Cold. Barry isn't holding a grudge, or angry at all. There was a time he would have paid for his autograph and now they're partners, friends. Wells admits that Barry makes him better too. Cisco has made a discovery about Rory's gun. It heats the air around it, it does the opposite of the Ice gun. Potential they have the ability to cancel each other out, they just need to cross streams. Barry gets a call and jets out.

Joe called Barry to the latest crime scene. There's no sign on Caitlin, and Barry vows to find her and get her back. The police have found a second set of prints, and have traced them back to Mick Rory. He worked with Snart in the past, but was badly burned on their last heist. He escaped while in transport. On the TV, Snart delivers a message to the Flash. He wants him to come get him to rescue Caitlyn, even though she pleads with him not to.

Rory tries to intimidate Caitlin, but it doesn't work all to well. She notices that he has third degree burns, asks why he never got skin grafs. The fire and burning revealed to him who he really was, he offers to do the same for her, but she says nothing. Snart calls off his dog as they prep Caitlin. The pair head out to meet the Flash.

Joe makes sure that Barry is ready for this. They're not going to be able to deny the existence of the Flash after this night, but Barry is ready. The police get in place at the rendezvous point. Barry streaks past the officers, and they can't believe their eyes. Captain Cold and Heat Wave march forward, asking if the Flash has any final words, but he doesn't give them a syllable. The pair immediately do a little shoot off at the Flash, as he works to get them to cross their streams, but he finds that its not nearly as easy as it sounds. The extreme temperatures provide plenty of obstacles. Iris arrives on the scene having seen Eddie's car, because after being evacuated from an area the logical thing to do is head straight for a police blockade and see what your police officer boyfriend is doing. Does the girl have any brain cells?

Joe and Cisco head to where they think Caitlin is being held. Cisco pieced together video surveillance to determine her location. It looks pretty abandoned, but Cisco notes that one of the warehouses has had the heat on for the last three nights. Cisco and Joe enter the building, and a gagged Caitlin can't warn them of the danger. Cisco accidentally sets off one of the traps, but with Joe's quick feet he manages to save Caitlin just in time.

Flash continues speeding along trying to get the two streams to cross, but can't manage to get it. The officers think that they need to expand their perimeter, but Eddie doesn't see that as an option. They need to end this now. Captain Cold hits Barry, and he goes down. Eddie grabs a shield and heads into the fray. As Captain Cold and Heat Wave prepare to finish off Barry, Eddie jumps in and throws up his shield protecting them both from the blasts. Barry speeds Eddie out of danger after his rescue. Barry realizes that he can't beat the pair with speed, he needs to slow it down. Barry runs between Captain Cold and Heat Wave as they take aim at him. Captain Cold thinks that they have the upper hand, as both streams hit Barry. He takes the pain, and pushes forward until hot and cold meet. The two streams react to their contact by throwing Captain Cold and Heat Wave in opposite directions. Captain Cold is down, but he thinks that its just a round lost, that they'll meet again. Barry plans to make sure that doesn't happen, and Eddie is there to arrest him.

At the station, Rory proves to be a total hot head, while Snart remains cool and calculating. Everyone is giving Eddie kudos, but he give credit to the Flash. The weapon goes back into the possession of Cisco and STAR Labs. The Captain thanks Cisco. The police officers chat about the Flash, wondering who it is.

Eddie and Barry carry down the last of Iris's boxes. Joe tells his daughter goodbye, even though she's moving just down the street. Eddie tries to make a joke, but it doesn't go over well. Eddie dating his daughter is still awkward and he goes to load up the car. Joe give Barry and Iris a moment. Things are awkward between the pair. Barry breaks the ice. He tells her that he can see the future. She and Eddie will be happy, and things between them won't be awkward. They'll still be best friends. Iris likes the sound of that, and takes a picture of her and Barry. Barry is left with Joe. He's okay, or he will be, and the pair make plans to order some pizza. Barry is always open to the idea of eating Joe's food, and he notes that the laundry room has been broken for weeks. Joe doesn't understand why he ever moved out in the first place. It is getting difficult to sneak out of his apartment at all hours of the night. Barry and Joe both think it would be better if he moved back in, as Joe is definitely not turning his room into a gym as he had threatened. Barry leaves and returns in a flash with all of his things.


Rory and Snart are being transported. Rory doesn't know why he listened to Snart. They had everything, and now they have nothing. Snart tells him that now everyone has seen the Flash, and that changes everything. A blast rocks their transport vehicle, but Snart isn't concerned at all. It's all apart of the plan. His sister has come to rescue them.   
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