The Flash (2014– )
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Revenge of the Rogues 

While the Flash prepares to vanquish the Reverse-Flash, Captain Cold, teamed with Heat Wave, comes looking for a fight.

Director:

Nick Copus

Writers:

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

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
Dominic Purcell ... Mick Rory / Heat Wave
Wentworth Miller ... Leonard Snart / Captain Cold
Luc Roderique ... Jason Rusch
Patrick Sabongui ... Captain David Singh
Jason Bell ... Cop #2
Fulvio Cecere ... Officer Vukuvich
Jane Craven ... Rachel Rathaway
Graeme Doyle ... Officer Gibbons
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Storyline

Barry Allen is training his speed to beat the Reverse-Flash to get back the title "Fastest Man Alive". Iris is moving in to Eddie's and Barry helps with the move. Iris now knowing about Barry's feelings for her, the friends are in awkward situations. Captain Cold is back with the cold gun and his old pal Heat Wave and put a plan in motion to kill The Flash and make him reveal to the world that he is real.

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

In the DC comics story line, Jason Rusch becomes the next Firestorm, succeeding Ronnie Raymond. See more »

Goofs

Flash acts on Wells' plan to have Cold and Heat Wave cross streams to neutralize their weapons. While this makes for good theater, Flash could have much more easily used his speed to simply take their weapons away from them before they could react. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Barry Allen: My name is Barry Allen. I am not the fastest man alive. That title belongs to the man who killed my mother - but not for long.
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Connections

References Space Ghost Coast to Coast (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

The Flash Theme Song
by Blake Neely
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I Hope We're Not Enemies
20 January 2015 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

So the Flash has returned and much like Arrow's first two seasons, the first episode after the winter break was just okay. The Flash isn't the fastest man alive anymore as we now know of the Reverse Flash but his intentions are still unclear, as is his identity. I still think there is more to Harrison Wells' character. This show still has a ton of mystery surrounding what the second half of the season will have to offer but I'm nevertheless excited it's finally back.

Barry is now struggling with the famous superhero dilemma of trying to pay attention to all crime while also figuring out who the bigger threat is and how to balance the two. He also has to take down Captain Cold who makes his return to the show and once again doesn't have clear motivations. That's one of the problems so far this season is that most villains haven't had believable enough intentions to make me invested in the story lines. The Flash had plenty of help from his crew this week including giving Cisco the duty of presenting the defense weapon to the police force. To me it just seems like you would give somebody with more credibility or better presentation skills. I was also puzzled as to why the police would give back those weapons to Cisco and Star Labs, who just nearly killed thousands of people only a year ago.

Wells didn't play a huge part in this episode but he did have a few great scenes with Detective West and Barry. I have a feeling we are in for something big with Joe West and Wells by the end of the season. Their rivalry is building up well. And Wells' "I hope were not enemies" scene was just as revealing. I could be crazy but what if somehow Harrison Wells is actually Barry from the future? It's extremely far fetched but it would explain why he wants to keep Barry safe.

It seems like every comic book villain now-in-days copies Joker's threatening video message scenes. Captain Cold did the same with Caitlin Snow, who was the weekly damsel in distress, and it didn't do much for me. His character was interesting the first time but his relationship with Heat Wave felt pretty dull. I also didn't think the effects this week were all that great, especially the heat and cold guns. It was a solid episode with just a few very stupid character decisions. Panabaker has been a bright spot on the show so far but her storyline this week felt out of place. By the way was that a Batman comic Barry pulled out of his bag at his place?

+Great Barry, Detective West, and Wells scenes

+Panabaker

+Wells & Barry "aren't" enemies

+Easter eggs

-Weird and irrational character decisions

-Why is Cisco getting these responsibilities?

-Cool villains turned out to be stupid

7.7/10


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