Major spoilers for anyone who hasn’t yet watched The Flash episode “The Trap.”

Well, hell, The Flash, you have outdone yourself. “The Trap” was one of the more exciting episodes yet, as the entire runtime was spent chugging ahead with Season 1’s overarching storyline, rather than passing off half of the action to a metahuman of the week. Usually when a series boasts that everything will be different after a certain episode, it’s a load of lightning bolt-shaped shit, but The Flash really did completely alter how the series will work from now on, and here are the four moments that will presumably change everything. And Cisco’s Vibe-ish dream goggles don’t even count.

Barry Talks to Gideon
The episode kicked off right where last week’s “Who is Harrison Wells?” left off, as the more benevolent trio in the S.T.A.R. Labs staff found themselves inside Dr. Wells’ secret room, which came to be known as the Time Vault, and Barry found out a ton of stuff. (Although the Justice League tease was sadly left unspoken by Gideon.) Barry got confirmation that Wells comes from the future, that Barry disappeared in a blast of light while fighting Reverse-Flash in 2024, and that the newspaper story was written by Iris ALLEN. We all know what that last one means. The look on Barry’s face after he read that would have been adorable had I not been too busy thinking about how Central City probably has one of the only newspapers left in the country at that point in the future.

Another solid blast of information came as Gideon told Barry that he was the one that invented it/her/whatever, which could possibly make for an interesting arc in the future if Barry starts messing with A.I. experiments. (Similar to what Cisco asked about the revised costume logo, will Barry be inspired to create it because he was told he already did?) In any case, this allowed a level of trust that Gideon wouldn’t tell Wells they were there. Not that it ended up mattering…

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