The Flash (2014– )
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Barry takes on a group of armed men at an awards ceremony, but side effects from his new super power catch up with him.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Danton Black / Multiplex (as Michael Christopher Smith)
Henry Allen
Evelyn Chew ...
Amina Elkatib ...
Young Iris


Barry escorts Iris to a university gathering honoring scientist Simon Stagg. When six gunmen storm the event, Barry changes into The Flash and tries to stop them. While he does save a man's life, he passes out before he can capture the robbers, which frustrates him. As Dr. Wells, Caitlin and Cisco scramble to find out what's wrong with Barry, Joe comes down hard on Barry for taking the law into his own hands and risking his life. Barry realizes that it wasn't six gunmen but a metahuman named Danton Black, who can make multiples of himself. Meanwhile, Iris becomes even more intrigued by the "red streak." Written by Jiilo_Kim

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Release Date:

14 October 2014 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


John Wesley Shipp, who plays Henry Allen, was originally Barry Allen in The Flash (1990). See more »


When talking with Joe, Barry states that he can run a mile in 3 seconds. That would be equivalent to averaging 1200mph or mach 1.56, which is much faster than Barry can run at this point in time. See more »


[last lines]
Simon Stagg: Wells. Who the hell let you in here?
Harrison Wells: You been having a party out there?
Simon Stagg: Well, I'm sure you saw on TV. Former employee of mine tried to kill me.
Harrison Wells: Former employee with the ability to replicate... faced off against a man who could move at super speed.
Simon Stagg: You've seen him too, haven't you?
Harrison Wells: Indeed I have.
Simon Stagg: Extraordinary.
[stands up]
Simon Stagg: The power he possesses, it's like... it's like the gods of olds! Like Mercury on Earth! Could you imagine if you could control his power, if you could... if you ...
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The Flash Theme Song
by Blake Neely
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Another great episode
15 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

This episode was great. It felt really natural and this show looks like it's heading into a pretty awesome direction. I can't believe how well this show is combining everything together while at the same time satisfying comic-book fans. I would say as of now, it's a much stronger start than the first season of Arrow so far. It has the right amount of twists and turns, humor, and eye-candy for the visual effects freaks. *minor spoiler* We also are introduced to the side-effects of having a fast metabolism. I'm glad they've included that bit, and now it seems even more like the flash I grew up with. It was a great episode and it left me wanting more. I can't wait to see the next episode!

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