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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Farooq, aka Blackout, is a comic book character who made his debut in Flashpoint Vol.2 #1 (July 2011). In the alternative Flashpoint time line, Blackout is recruited by Cyborg to help stop Emperor Aquaman and Wonder Woman's war to conquer Europe. 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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Are You Kidding Me?
27 November 2014 | by asrexproductionsSee all my reviews

It's a cartoony plot in which Barry (Grant Gustin--seriously? That's his name? They might as well have called him "Corey!") loses his powers to some electro dude (Michael Reventar), who nobody thinks to spray with a hose to defeat. Instead, they want to shock Barry with enough voltage to fry a whole neighborhood to get his powers back, not knowing if it will actually work, and everybody is down for it. That is, until seconds before, when Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) hesitates, after telling us she believes in planner Dr. Wells (Tom Cavanaugh) seconds before that. Long story short, I am flabbergasted that this episode is so highly rated and described as one of the best ever? WHAT?! Clearly the comic book geeks are out in force, and using IMDb tonight. To quote a better show (at least in the '90's), "worst... episode... ever." @shyhustler

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