The Flash (2014– )
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Power Outage 

Using his meta-human power to siphon electricity, Blackout robs Barry of his speed, then sets his sights on S.T.A.R. labs and Dr. Wells.


Larry Shaw


Greg Berlanti (developed by), Andrew Kreisberg (developed by) | 4 more credits »


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Grant Gustin ... Barry Allen / The Flash
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
Greg Finley ... Tony Woodward / Girder
Robert Knepper ... William 'Clock King' Tockman
Michael Reventar ... Farooq Gibran / Blackout
Patrick Sabongui ... Captain David Singh
Steve Baran ... SWAT Commander
Alex Barima ... College Boy
Casey Dubois Casey Dubois ... Barista
Chantele Francis ... Annoyed Customer




The Flash goes up against Farooq, aka Blackout, a meta-human who can harness electricity. During their battle, Farooq zaps The Flash and siphons all his electricity, leaving The Flash without his speed. Dr. Wells, Caitlin and Cisco work to reverse the effects on Barry, but their efforts are disrupted when Farooq comes banging on S.T.A.R. Labs doors in search of Wells, whom he blames for his accident. Without Barry's powers to protect them, the group must figure out a way to save themselves from the meta-human. Meanwhile, Tockman manages a coup inside the Central City police department and takes several people hostage, including Joe and Iris. While Iris is sure The Flash will save them, Eddie has a trick up his ... leg. Written by Jiilo_Kim

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The shot of the future news paper includes a headline about Wayne Tech and Queen Inc. merging. This refers to the companies founded by the respective families of Bruce Wayne (Batman) and Oliver Queen (Green Arrow). See more »


Dr. Harrison Wells: Where's Barry? He's late.
Caitlin Snow: Late is kind of his signature move.
Cisco Ramon: Hey, uh, you guys want to see MY signature move?
[Barry runs inside S.T.A.R. Labs]
Barry Allen: Sorry, guys, I got a little held up. You had to be there.
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Referenced in Supergirl: Worlds Finest (2016) See more »


The Flash Theme
Written by Blake Neely
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Best Episode Yet!
5 December 2014 | by JdmaxgamingSee all my reviews

"Power Outage" delivers to be the best episode of The Flash we've ever had! Bravo! It's action packed all the way through, causing me to be at the edge of my seat the entire time! It definitively had a mid-season finale feel to it which was pretty great in my opinion. But wow! What an intense episode. I actually felt for these characters more than I ever had in the previous episodes! My heart was racing when Blackout came through the door. The new villain Black out is really great, but I also felt that it was a major copy off of Spider- Man's electro. They could've picked a more unique villain, but all is good! This episode delivers in every aspect! The Flash team out does themselves big with this episode! I also love the hostage scene with that clock guy! I was so scared for Iris in these couple of scenes! As much as I don't like her, I still had a little worry for her! Overall, amazing episode! Let's keep it up! Here's to another amazing episode next week! - Jdmax

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25 November 2014 (USA) See more »

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