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Quote1.png You gave me my world back. You'll get your world back, too. But you have to do more than just forgive yourself. You have to believe that your world can change. That's the part I'd forgotten. Thanks for reminding me. Quote2.png
Hartley Rathaway

Pay the Piper is an episode of season 6 of The Flash. It premiered on May 5, 2020.

Synopsis for "Pay the Piper"

Appearing in "Pay the Piper"

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  • The Crisis (Mentioned only)


  • Pied Piper's reason for hating the Flash is finally revealed: in the Post-Crisis universe, Barry hurt Hartle's right-hand and lover, Roderick Smith, with his lightning bolts instead of him. In this episode, Team Flash cures Smith of his condition so Pied Pier assists him in defeating Godspeed.
    • This implies that Barry discovered his lightning generation ability earlier than on Earth-1, probably due to a different clash with this reality's Zoom.
    • It can be presumed that Reverse Flash teached Barry this technique when he was training the young superhero to help him return to the future.


  • The new Godspeed's enforcer revealed to the Flash that the real Godspeed is still out there, searching a way to steal his speed. This is the same reason that led Zoom to face Barry on Earth-1.

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