Warning! The following contains spoilers for The Flash episode "All Doll'd Up." Read at your own risk!
The Flash's recent Season 5 episode featured Iris and Barry taking on a super flexible meta, while the side characters went to work on a bigger mystery. The West-Allens enjoyed their family moment as Cisco and Caitlin were putting in work trying to find her father, and they may have found the key to solving that and the Cicada mystery all at once. Weirdly enough, two of the season's biggest mysteries may be solved thanks to The Thinker.
Cisco, who was feeling pretty low earlier in the night due to his Vibe abilities still recovering, got his groove back when Caitlin reminded him he can still contribute to the team. It led to another masterful naming of the latest meta villain, Ragdoll, and a bit of inspired brilliance via Ralph and Sherloque Wells. Cisco realized that while the S.T.A.R. Labs satellite, Sally, was gone, he could still hack into the Thinker's other four satellites that he launched for The Enlightenment.
Cisco successfully took control of the satellites, which he then named Hal, Robbie, Data, and Colossus. The names weren't a hit with Sherloque Wells, but it didn't matter, because it gave Team Flash the "eyes and ears" it needed to simultaneously track shards from the same satellite that created Cicada, as well as possibly pinpoint the location of Caitlin's missing father.
The Cicada part is important because Ralph and Wells believe they can track pieces of the satellite shards to find some answers on what the big bad's weakness may be. The two detectives declared they had joined forces at the episode's end, and appeared committed to working together to figure out how to stop Cicada. Cicada's case seemed like a bit much for both men to handle solo, so perhaps with their combined powers they'll pull it off.
Their chances of success seem high, especially given their hypothesis that Caitlin's father was hiding out at a Tannhauser black ops site. The theory made sense to Caitlin and Cisco, and with the satellite, they can now drill down on the possible locations where her father may be. It won't necessarily be easy, but it will be possible thanks to Thinker's repurposed satellites.
Wells and Ralph were understandably psyched to have a big break in the Cicada mystery, but The Flash made it clear Caitlin had reservations about the next step in finding her father. Cisco assured his friend they wouldn't go forward with the search until she was ready, which will give her time to work out all the mixed emotions she has about facing a dad she's believed to be dead for some time.
We're excited for The Flash to finally catch a break in both major mysteries, although we're worried about Cisco's converting of the satellites. After all, Thinker could've theorized the technology may one day be utilized by Team Flash, and set up a way of sabotaging it. He was a pretty smart guy, so we wouldn't be surprised if Cisco's hack triggered some sort of response that could bring the villain back into their lives down the stretch.