In this CBR-exclusive clip from The Flash, Barry Allen helps out a friend in need, only to come under attack by someone he thought was his ally.
Cecile Horton isn’t home right now. As revealed last week onsomeone — or something — has taken over Cecile’s body. Unaware of the threat in their midst, Team Flash goes about their usual business in “Masquerade,” until the entity possessing her chooses to make itself known. In this CBR-exclusive clip from the episode, not-Cecile strikes down a major player: Barry Allen himself.
When the clip picks up, not-Cecile has gotten Barry alone under the guise of asking for some help with a case. “So what do you think? Does my client have a case?” she asked him plaintively. A little perplexed, Barry pointed out that her client obviously wasn’t at fault by outlining the facts of the case.
“This case — does it feel familiar? Didn’t you defend someone like this a few years ago?” he pointed out, while not-Cecile feigned innocence and waited. Suddenly, Barry swayed on his feet and the folder he was holding slipped from his fingers. When Cecile asked if he was okay, he said, “I don’t know. I feel numb all of a sudden.”
“What’s the matter, Barry? Feeling ill?” not-Cecile smirked as his vision swam, her voice dropping to a lower register.
“I can’t see,” Barry realized. “Cecile, what are you doing to me?”
“Getting you out of the way,” not-Cecile spat. “I have a plan, Barry Allen, and you need to be gone for it to work. Oh, one more thing: I’m not Cecile. Your mind belongs to me now, so just let go!” With that, her eyes glowed yellow. She snapped her fingers and Barry collapsed.
When he hit the floor, Barry was no longer in Cecile’s office. He found himself in a locked, padded room, where he discovered the real Cecile crouched in the corner. “Barry? Is that really you?” she asked, her eyes watering. And with that, the clip cuts to a close.
According to the official episode description for “Masquerade,”
Cecile is trapped and she is forced to confront her past in order to break free from a psychic prison; Chester takes over for Cisco but makes a mistake that puts Barry in danger; Joe investigates Kristen Kramer’s old military ties.
The Flash stars Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Jesse L. Martin, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes and Tom Cavanagh. New episodes air Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.
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