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Plastique 

While trying to get Iris to stop blogging about the Flash, Barry investigates a general's connection to an explosive meta-human.

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Dermott Downs

Writers:

Greg Berlanti (developed by), Andrew Kreisberg (developed by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Grant Gustin ... Barry Allen / The Streak
Candice Patton ... Iris West
Danielle Panabaker ... Caitlin Snow
Rick Cosnett ... Detective Eddie Thawne
Carlos Valdes ... Cisco Ramon
Tom Cavanagh ... Dr. Harrison Wells
Jesse L. Martin ... Joe West
Clancy Brown ... General Wade Eiling
Kelly Frye ... Bette Sans Souci / Plastique
Patrick Sabongui ... Captain David Singh
Jan Bos ... Dr. Hadley
Fulvio Cecere ... Officer Vukuvich
Mike Mitchell ... Security Guard
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Storyline

After a bomb goes off downtown, the army, led by General Eiling, rolls in and takes over the case, much to Joe's surprise. Suspicious, Joe tells Barry that he and his friends at S.T.A.R. Labs should look into the army's involvement. Wells informs the team that Eiling was experimenting on his men to turn them into super soldiers. Cisco confirms one of Eiling's soldiers, Bette Sans Souci, was at the bomb site. The Flash tracks her down and realizes that she's not setting off the bombs, she is a meta-human who can blow things up just by touching them. Meanwhile, when Joe learns Iris is writing about "the streak," he tells Barry to make her stop. Barry realizes Iris won't listen to him so he decides to have The Flash pay her a visit. Written by Jiilo_Kim

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 2014 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Plastique has to wear gloves because her touch can cause things to explode in the same way that Rogue of the X-men has to wear gloves because she can't touch people without harming them. See more »

Goofs

There are multiple things wrong about the General's Class A uniform: He is wearing Infantry Branch Insignia. Generals do not wear branch insignia as they are "general" officers, in charge of all branches. He is wearing a blue Air Force tie and name tag. He badly needs a haircut. See more »

Quotes

Joe West: Barry, don't you think Iris would recognize you voice?
Barry Allen: [vibrating his voice] No, I can do this cool thing with my vocal cords, where I vibrate them so I sound like this. I know. It's cool, it's cool.
Joe West: Whoa.
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Referenced in The Flash: Fallout (2015) See more »

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Rock the Ride
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Performed by The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
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A Fun Ride with Some Bumps
12 November 2014 | by SpoodermanDerpSee all my reviews

"Plastique" is a well delivered episode once again from the Flash, but flaws are becoming to arise and seem to be more noticeable than before.

First off, I do not completely agree with Iris and Barry being shipped throughout the episode and this show. What was the point of the previous episode and the obvious perfect match that was implied between Felicity and Barry if you continue this complete mismatch of characters. I do not enjoy Iris on screen, she seems to lack any character development at all rather than just be a girl Barry chases. Her relationship with Eddie is lacking in quality as well, and Eddie is a complete underdeveloped character as well and completely useless to the narrative. Barry's interest with Iris is forced and it is heading for a dead end. With that said, the episode was thoroughly enjoyable like the previous episodes. We are yet again introduced to a new meta human and villains and after that the episode becomes all predictable. I do admit the episode had it's moments and was indeed a feel good episode, but the structure of the episodes are getting quite repetitive. The visuals and action were the high points of the episode and scenes of Barry with Caitlin and Cisco. The villains were satisfying, although not fully explored yet. Dr. Wells still is packing us with mystery with every episode and sometimes it feels annoying especially when sometimes the reveal is useless, However in this one we get to see something interesting that will sure play a part in the future. If the episode aims for a fun and enjoyable ride that you can watch with your spare time, then it seems to me that the episode did a very excellent job at that then.

-Iris and Barry undergoing a forced and unsatisfying pairing, -Iris and Eddie's relationship also lacking quality, -Iris totally unlikeable, +An fun and enjoyable episode like previous Flash episodes, +Visuals and Action, +Barry, Cisco and Caitlin

Verdict: 7.5/10


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