The Reverse Flash mystery got put on hold this week on “The Flash.” Episode 12 of the CW series first season, “Crazy for You,” would be all fun and games for Barry Allen (Grant Gustin). Sure, he would have a new meta-human to take down, but that doesn’t mean he wouldn’t have time to go pick up a hot date.
Here are five things we learned from episode 12 of “The Flash” Tuesday night:
1. Lashawn Can Teleport
As usual, a new episode brings a new meta-human and this week that was Lashawn Baez (Britne Oldford) -- aka Peek-a-Boo. Baez had the ability to instantly teleport anywhere she wishes, a power she used to break boyfriend Clay Parker (Micah Parker) out of Iron Heights prison -- and also made it seemingly impossible for Barry to catch them. However, the criminal duo had a problem. Parker owed money to gangster Marcus Stockheimer (Jerry Trimble) and he would not let Parker skip town without paying.
2. Barry Can Sing
Unable to catch the teleporting Baez, Barry and Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) headed to some bars the criminals were known to frequent. The real purpose of the outing, though, was to jump start their stagnant social lives. After a drunken Caitlin ropes Barry into a karaoke rendition of “You’re the One That I Want” from “Grease,” Barry gets a hot date: Linda Park (Malese Jow). It also turns out Linda works at the same paper as Iris (Candice Patton), who seemed pretty jealous when she realized the two are becoming an item.
3. Cisco Can Fight
Cisco (Carlos Valdes) was still wrestling with Harley Rathaway’s (Andy Mientus) proposition he could show him what happened to Ronnie Raymond (Robbie Amell) if Cisco let Rathaway free. Eventually, Cisco agreed and when Rathaway tried to escape Cisco put a surprising beat down on the baddie, eventually pinning him down with a high pitch frequency that neutralized the sound sensitive meta-human. Rathaway later got revenge, pulling the same trick on Cisco in reverse, but not before showing Cisco surveillance footage that showed that dark matter from the particle accelerator blast had fused Ronnie and Dr. Martin Stein (Victor Garber) into one person -- explaining Ronnie’s strange behavior before his disappearance.
4. Dad Can Help
Barry’s father, Henry Allen (John Wesley Shipp), was stabbed and beaten when some of Marcus Stockheimer’s henchmen in the prison found out that Henry was helping Joe (Jesse Martin) chase Parker. Barry was mad his father had put himself in danger, but Henry’s intel led to the breakup of a heist involving Parker, Baez and Stockheimer.
Meanwhile, Dr. Wells (Tom Cavanaugh) realized that Baez could only teleport to places she could see. Allowing Barry to stage a showdown with Baez and Parker in a parking garage where -- after knocking out all of the building’s lights -- he was able to capture the new meta-human. Parker, on the other hand, got away.
5. Central City Can See the Flash
Barry, knowing Iris needed to catch a break at work, visited her as the Flash and gave her some valuable information so she could help track down Parker. However, the savvy reporter got more than that, snapping a picture of the superhero that ended up on the next day’s front page. Now all have Central City has seen the Flash, including Barry’s dad, who told Barry what he would say to him if he was the Flash -- wink, wink. In short, Henry is proud of his superhero son.
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