“The Flash” Recap: How to be a Superhero 101

On this week’s episode of The Flash, “When Harry Met Harry,” Barry is trying to teach Ralph a superhero’s first responsibility. Meanwhile, Team Flash is trying to figure out who DeVoe is.

Save The Artifacts | Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Ralph Dibny (Hartley Sawyer) try to take down Mina Chayton a.k.a Black Bison, (Chelsea Kurtz) another meta-human who can bring inanimate objects to life. She uses violence in order to reclaim stolen Sioux artifacts because she is of Sioux descent and wants to bring these artifacts back to her people.

Citizens First | Barry and Ralph are walking down the street when a mugger approaches them asking for money. They huddle up and decide what to do next, the mugger gets impatient and shoots Ralph. Since Ralph is elastic, the bullet catapults back and hits the mugger. Ralph is unbothered but Barry says they’re supposed to help people and zooms the mugger off to the hospital.

Black Bison is seen trying to kill a man for a piece of the bison statue when Barry and Ralph show up. Instead of trying to help the man, Ralph is fixated on trying to catch her. After Barry saves the man, Ralph makes a remark that he let Black Bison get away.

Black Bison targets an armed car for another piece of the bison statue, she reanimates a caveman to help her retrieve it. When Barry and Ralph show up, Barry fights the caveman and Ralph tries to catch Black Bison. During this battle, the caveman brings down a power line and endangers nearby citizens. Barry, who got injured asks Ralph to help them. Instead Ralph is too focused on trying to catch her and a little girl gets hurt. After she gets hurt, Ralph finally realizes it’s not always about catching the bad guys, it’s about helping citizens first.

Even though the little girl got hurt, they arrested Black Bison but she escapes from jail. Barry and Ralph go fight her for a third time. She reanimates a dinosaur skeleton to help her. In the midst of all this, a security guard stumbles upon the scene. This time, Ralph makes the right choice, he saves the security guard and Barry catches Black bison. At the end of all this, Ralph tells Barry “a superhero’s first job is to protect people”.

DeVoe on the Low | Cisco Ramon, (Carlos Valdes) and Harrison “Harry” Wells (Tom Cavanagh) are on the verge of finding out who DeVoe is. Needing more help, Harry decided to call his “friends”, different Harrison Wells’ from different Earths. They seem to not get along and bicker a lot. Eventually, this doesn’t work out because neither of the Wells’ can decide on a way to find DeVoe. Cisco talks to Harry on how he needs to treat them with compassion. This works and they figure out who DeVoe is, it’s Clifford DeVoe (Neil Sandilands)! Barry and Joe West (Jesse L. Martin) go pay him a visit, they knock on his door and Clifford’s wife a.k.a The Mechanic (Kim Engelbrecht) opens it. She calls Clifford and he appears in a wheelchair leaving Barry speechless.

Sure Black Bison was doing illegal things but was her heart in the right place? What’s going to happen during this confrontation with Barry and Clifford? Will Ralph become a great superhero?

The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8pm on The CW.