The Flash Season 9 Episode 8Partners in Time
A seemingly simple mold inspection at S.T.A.R. Labs leads to unexpected time anomalies. Barry and Iris try to make sense of the confusion – and figure out how to get back to their reality. Chester admits a secret to Allegra, which makes things awkward between the two, and Allegra relies on Cecile to act as a buffer. Meanwhile, Khione meets with an old friend of Team Flash.
Warning: This article contains major spoilers for The CW‘s The Flash Season 9 episode, “Partners in Time.” Read beyond this point at your own risk.
The year 2123, The Flash Museum. A hooded figure walks through the museum after hours and goes right for the weapon’s vault, accessing it and tries to go for a specific weapon and there’s a notice that the building was approved by the DOE in April 2023, but trips the alarm and has to flee. Back in the present, Barry paints baby Nora’s crib, He’s very excited for Nora to be born. Iris gifts Barry with a copy of an old magazine that featured his father. Barry races off because a mold inspection is going to take place at STAR.
At STAR, Barry tries to calm Khione’s nerves about meeting Caitlin’s mom, Carla. Barry sends Chester home and says he can handle the mold inspector himself, but a whole team shows up. Turns out, code enforcement for the DOE is there as well to inspect the facility as well. Iris offers to help deal with the inspectors. The inspectors have a lot of questions and Team Flash has a lot to hide. When Barry goes to lead them to the breaker box, however, they end up back in the speed lab they just left. They try again and it happens again. That’s when the mold inspector notices a random grandfather clock. It ominously chimes 2.
The clock is from the 19th century, but it looks like it was just built. One of the inspectors thinks it is a prank. Barry lets them believe that it is while they try to figure out what’s going on but when he tries to call out, he can’t. It’s like they are cut off from the rest of the world. Barry decides to run to the future for answers. At the West house, Allegra and Chester are playing Scrabble when she gets a notification on her phone. She’s being described as a new light meta on social media. Chester tries to hype her up and accidentally tells her that he loves her. Things are a little awkward, but Cecile comes home, and Allegra has her come play games with them, though Cecile knows something’s off.
Iris tries to stall the inspectors while Barry goes to the future, but a blue energy wave goes through the speed lab and suddenly, Iris is dressed very differently. Barry also gets dropped out into the lab and he’s also dressed in weird clothes and soon, all of the inspectors are wearing clothes from different time periods. Barry has to reveal that he’s The Flash. One of the inspectors passes out.
Season Number: 9
Episode Number: 8
Episode Title: Partners in Time
Air Date: Apr 5, 2023
Subtitle Language: English