SPOILER WARNING: This article contains major spoilers for "Harry and the Harrisons," the latest episode of The Flash.
The Flash just got help from the place he least expected. In "Harry and the Harrisons," Iris West-Allen wrote up an article about Clifford "The Thinker" DeVoe's plans and released it to the public at large. Almost immediately, tips began to roll in from the citizens of Central City.
The episode began with Iris compiling all the information she knows about DeVoe. As she rustled through her files, she accidentally woke Barry up. When he checked the clock and saw it was 5:15 am, he went to see what she was up to. He discovered her sorting through a heap of paperwork and asked what she was doing. She told him that she woke up in the middle of the night with the idea of writing an article about all the information they know about DeVoe. Because she couldn't fall back to sleep, she began working on it immediately.
Throughout the episode, Barry appeared uncomfortable with the idea of Iris releasing an article about DeVoe. However, he didn't tell Iris this; he only looked unhappy when she brought it up. So, as the article neared completion, Iris pointed out that he didn't seem thrilled about it. Ultimately, she gave him the final say in whether or not she would run the article.
Despite his initial hesitation, Barry told Iris to run the piece -- and it's a good thing he did. As soon as it went up, the citizens of Central City began to respond. They offered important information about where and when they saw DeVoe in public. As such, DeVoe has lost his anonymity; he can't go anywhere in public without risking someone leaking his location.
After Team Flash's dealings with Amunet Black, this comes as something of a relief. Black couldn't help Caitlin recover Killer Frost and refused to use her metahuman powers to take down DeVoe's satellites, though she did leave them with a bomb powerful enough to destroy them. The response from the people of Central City comes as a welcome win after a series of major losses.
Airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW, The Flash stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow, Candice Patton as Iris West, Jesse L. Martin as Joe West, and Tom Cavanagh as Harry Wells, with guest appearances from Keiynan Lonsdale as Wally West and Hartley Sawyer as the Elongated Man.