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"Heart of the Matter, Part 1" is the seventeenth episode of the seventh season of The Flash, and the one-hundred-fiftieth episode overall. It aired on July 13, 2021. It acts as the first half of a two-part episode.



The scene opens in Central City 2049 with Godspeed/August Heart approaching his objective of limitless speed when XS stops him. Be that as it may, he rapidly recuperates and gets ready to assault her when Impulse races in and stages through him, cutting Godspeed down. XS berates him for what she sees as careless conduct and keeping in mind that they dissent, Godspeed stages through the road and heads to the Flash Museum. There, he utilizes the Cosmic Treadmill to get away. XS and Impulse follow him.

In the present at STAR Labs, Barry raises Bart and Nora to an acceptable level with regards to how August has no memory and there are many clones. The children likewise will meet the previous adaptations of the different individuals in their lives. Nora reveals to them that she and Bart can't actually remain in light of the fact that it's against the Allen family governs, yet Barry clarifies there's no chance back right currently because of the Godspeeds in the Speed Force. Chester tells everybody he's thought of an arrangement to stop the Godspeeds utilizing the gadget his dad was dealing with - the Solar Encryption Engine. He simply needs Allegra to charge it.

Barry invests energy with the children with Nora clarifying that she thinks about the other Nora - she isn't a similar Nora we met already - yet while talking they get an alarm about Godspeeds. Them three head out to manage them. In any case, when the Godspeeds acknowledge they are there, they all wind up after just Impulse, saying "kill the Adversary". They are practically fruitful, however they need to leave to re-energize before they can. Bart and Nora are keeping quiet and back at STAR, Bart uncovers that Godspeed is his Thawne.

Barry goes into the Time Vault to attempt to discover extra assistance, yet Wally is inaccessible. Iris appears, Deon having settled her. She definitely thinks about the children, having seen everything from the Still Force. The two of them understand that in case Godspeed is Bart's Thawne, the circumstance is undeniably more genuine than they understand.

In Keystone City, Jay Garrick has his speed back on account of the reclamation of the Speed Force. He is intending to make a beeline for Central City to help Barry. His better half, Joan, reminds him to watch out. Before he can leave, nonetheless, he's assaulted by Godspeeds.

Barry and Iris disclose to Bart that they are sidelining him due to the danger Godspeed stances to him actually and how incautiously he acted. Nora backs their play and he races off, upset. She goes to talk with him. She discovers him at the West house. It's uncovered that in their time Godspeed killed their "Uncle Jay" directly before him and Jay was the one individual who truly got him and his rashness. Bart needs to tell their folks, yet Nora says no.

Chester approaches Allegra for help, however she's not behaving such as herself. She's likewise unfit to charge the gadget. Barry needs to do it after all other options have been exhausted as the Godspeeds are back. It's subsequently uncovered that Allegra's force issues are associated with her feelings. She's shooting bright light as she is directing negative feelings. Allegra reveals to Chester that Esperanza is dead and she faults herself.

With the Godspeed clones back, Barry and Nora get the SEE out in the field and lead the clones to it. They enact the gadget and it works at first yet the clones abruptly repower and assault them. Ice appears just under the wire to save them both. Ends up, Barry's energy was an excessive amount to charge the SEE and it wound up giving the clones a super portion of Speed Force energy. They understand they need more assistance and Bart appears, fit to be labeled in yet Barry and Iris are sidelining both of their kids.

Barry and Iris talk concerning how misfortune appears to follow them all over the place and how they need to break the cycle by halting the clones and keeping August from getting his forces. Then, at that point, they get a message from the Rebel Godspeeds requesting that they hand over the Adversary or, more than likely they will kill Jay Garrick. Bart discloses to Barry they don't have the opportunity to concoct an arrangement. Bart goes to where they are and it's a snare. Barry and Nora go to save him. At the point when they show up, Bart is being assaulted as the Godspeeds take his speed. Nora makes an interruption and Barry utilizes Bart's staging stunt to stop the essential Godspeed clone. Bart isn't reacting and before they can get away, the Godspeeds circle them. Notwithstanding, Cisco appears and can briefly stop them so they can leave.

Having no karma reestablishing August's recollections, Caitlin and Camille attempt to refresh his memory by having him see things like the treadmill. He gets a zap of force, yet no memory. He's disappointed, stressed that he doesn't recollect that anything.

Bart is not so great. His speed mending is scarcely keeping him alive. Barry recommends that they get into August's psyche to attempt to find the solutions they need to stop the clones. Cisco and Frost will secure Central City while he goes inside August's brain. When Barry gets inside, he tracks down the genuine August. Turns out he's been hanging tight for himself and he says he has every one of the appropriate responses, threatening that it will be such a lot of fun.

In Midway City, Kramer talks with the FBI about Adam yet doesn't uncover the part where he said that the genuine Kristen Kramer passed on. Joe tracks down that dubious.

Returning to Central City, Joe presses Kramer regarding the thing Adam said about seeing her pass on, yet she doesn't actually respond to him. They see that everybody is attempting to leave Central City and are almost in an accident when a pair of battling Godspeed clones stop on the hood of their car to fight each other.



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  • The title of this episode may be a reference to August Heart and how the answers to the Godspeed war were locked inside his mind.
  • This episode marks the return of Jay Garrick/The Flash who last appeared in the Season 6 episode "A Flash of the Lightning".
  • When Nora and Bart first encounter Godspeed, it is in front of a building labeled Powers Technology. In the animated series Batman Beyond, Powers Technology is a company owned by Derek Powers, who eventually becomes the supervillain Blight.
  • It's once again shown that S.T.A.R. Labs will eventually be turned into the Flash Museum.
    • The section that was called the "Hall of Villains" in the original multiverse is now called the "Hall of Gadgets".
  • Nora and Bart call Cecile "Grammy Cecile" instead of "Mama Cecile" which is what a version of Nora from a previous timeline called her in season 5.
  • Chester references Back to the Future when he says that Nora and Bart are two "Marty McFlys".
  • After an argument, Barry goes to talk to Bart, but Nora stops him and tells him that she will talk to Bart since she has known him for nineteen years; given that Bart is from 2049, this indicates that he was born in 2030.
  • Nora mentions that she will turn 30 in four years; given that she is from 2049, this indicates that she was born in 2023.
  • A group of Godspeed clones lure Bart to Zauriel Cathedral, which is later seen in August Heart's mindscape as the location of his personal sanctum. In the DC comics, Zauriel is a former angel who became a superhero on Earth, becoming a member of the Justice League and Shadowpact. He debuted in JLA #6.
  • Keiynan Lonsdale was asked to reprise his role as Wally West in this episode and "Heart of the Matter, Part 2" but was unable due to a scheduling conflict.[1]


  • Rick D. Wasserman was once again credited as "Prisoner Godspeed", despite the fact that he did not voice that Godspeed in this episode.