72 Votes in Poll
Always love a good scene with Grodd and Eobard.
Ah, but it wasn't the real Eobard and Grodd together. For it being just an environment Grodd created in his mind prevented me from picking it myself.
I did like the idea of Thawne creating his own time language, and of course seeing him in STAR Labs, even though he hated every minute of it. But my ultimate vote went to Therefore I Am. I'm a sucker for flashback sequences and seeing Thawne showing his inner fanboy when speaking to DeVoe was perfect. Especially for us to find out this conversation happened years later excited me.
Still, it must have been made off of Grodd's real memories.
@J Fan I see what you mean about it not being the real Thawne, but still I voted for it because it was the scene(s) that made me most excited this season (besides "He... is... COMING") because it gave a strong season 1 vibe. And like Xandermcc said, it is based on the real Thawne after all and is from the point of view of the superintelligent Grodd, so it's at least more accurate than some of the hallucinations/visions of Thawne like in Elseworlds pt 2 and Last Temptation of Barry Allen pt 1, where he becomes somewhat of a caricature of himself. (Though he was great in Barry's reverie at the beginning of The Man Who Saved Central City.)
It's also interesting to see how Barry instantly goes into the headspace of not wanting Thawne to get away with what he's doing, yelling "CAITLIN, DO NOT TRUST HIM!"
I know he said he hated every minute of working at S.T.A.R. Labs in COEX P3, but in The Trap he said he had enjoyed working with Team Flash, and of course there's the Cisco son line, so I imagine he really did grow to like S.T.A.R. Labs and maybe was just saying he hated every minute of it to be dramatic or menacing or something like that.
And I agree with everything you said about Therefore I Am, I also think it's interesting that they refilmed the scenes from the Pilot, so his hair is different and there are subtle differences in the way he says everything, probably as a result of Flashpoint.
Oh yeah, I wasn't trying to take away from the Grodd episode. It was great. I'm just saying why I didn't vote for that one. Season 1 vibes are always good, I agree. Personally, I feel all Thawne scenes, hallucinations or not, are how he would actually act. I can't think of one that wasn't pure Thawne on top of my head.
I think they mix new footage with the flashback scenes they already made in earlier seasons. Like Barry and Iris in the conference wasn't refilmed, and maybe most of Wells/Thawne's speech. I could be wrong on that. Wells, on the other hand, gosh...Tom Cavanagh is almost ageless!
What do you think?