Well, if the Flash were my son, I'd tell him a few things. But the most important thing for him to know, I feel, is that his father's proud of him. I'm good at reading people, so I know I can trust you with my suspicion. And the Flash, and the Flash's speed, is the key to my returning to my world. And no one is going to prevent that from happening. [starts vibrating his hand] But you're not that smart.
Because I have been stuck here, marooned here, in this place for fif-teen long years.
So many people have been hurt because of me, and when I looked at you, all I saw was a potential victim of my hubris. It's gonna be that feeling of uselessness when you can't do anything.
And the hardest thing you're going to have to face is not some monster out there with powers. I used to think that the further away I got from it the less it would hurt, but some days the pain is worse than the day that it happened. Leonard Snart: Once the armored car called 911 we had 182 seconds before any cop could be on the scene.
And yes, I created this madness, but you, Barry, you can stop it. Or the guilt that weighs on you when you make a mistake. Barry: It doesn't matter if you're the slowest kid in gym class or the fastest man alive, every one of us is running. Now I'm not mad at you, but that's why this is so hard for me. I've seen first hand what this life can do to people. The man in the red mask is the key, and I'm gonna get him. It took much more than seeing Oliver do the salmon ladder for me to trust him. Barry: How often do you think about why your friends came into your life? I have been a cop for almost as long as you've been alive. but when I'm out there helping people, making a difference... Finally realized something, we were all struck by that lightning. You're just the man who kept me fed and in clothes, who sat by my bed every night until I fell asleep because I was afraid of the dark, helped me with my homework. Joe: You think I don't understand what you're feeling? It could be your wife, your father, maybe someone you grew up with. Maybe the Accelerator explosion created a meta-gorilla. Do you simply accept your new life, continue on or would you do whatever it takes to get back what was taken from you? I saw an opportunity to turn things to my advantage and I did. That's the kind of man you are and that's what makes you different than the Arrow. All the things you achieved and not just as the Flash, but you, Barry. You're always a hero, and your mom would be just as proud. You are the only person in this whole story who gets to choose his own future.