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James Jesse, a.k.a. The Trickster, once terrorized Central City twenty years ago. Now a copycat has arisen to carry on the name and resume his murderous misdeeds.


Ralph Hemecker


Greg Berlanti (developed by), Andrew Kreisberg (developed by) | 3 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
Mark Hamill ... James Jesse / The Trickster
Matt Letscher ... Eobard Thawne / Reverse-Flash
Bre Blair ... Tess Morgan
Vito D'Ambrosio ... Mayor Anthony Bellows
Devon Graye ... Axel Walker / The Trickster
Michelle Harrison ... Nora Allen
Patrick Sabongui ... Captain David Singh
John Wesley Shipp ... Henry Allen


A copy-cat-killer who goes by the name The Trickster starts setting off bombs in Central City. In order to stop the villain, Barry and Joe meet with the original Trickster, a criminal mastermind named James Jesse, who has been imprisoned for twenty years. Things quickly go from bad to worse when the Tricksters unite and take Henry Allen prisoner. Meanwhile, Iris asks Eddie to investigate a missing person, and flashbacks show how Harrison Wells came up with the name for S.T.A.R. Labs.

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Mark Hamill previously played the Trickster in both The Flash (1990) and Justice League (2001). See more »


Near the end of the episode, when Harrison Wells climbs out of the overturned car and identifies himself to the police officers, the car's empty drive shaft tunnel is clearly seen with no transmission, drive shaft, or exhaust system. See more »


Barry Allen: Do you think my dad is still alive?
Joe West: Yes. Yes, he is. Of course. Jesse only took your pop to use as leverage. He might be crazy, but he's not stupid. And everyone upstairs is looking to find him.
Barry Allen: So... now I'm supposed to just leave my dad's fate in the hands of a man who may have had something to do with my mom's murder. Joe, I can't do this.
Joe West: Yes, you can.
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References Breaking Bad (2008) See more »


The Flash Theme
Written by Blake Neely
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The best right after E15
1 April 2015 | by antuntkalcecSee all my reviews

This week brought us another great episode, so close to the masterpiece that was episode 15. This show was amazing since the beginning, and it still just keeps getting better. In this episode, we get to see the 90's Trickster, Mark Hamill, who was perfect then and again is now. His voice is very similar to his Joker portrayals, which I love even more. I'll try to keep this review spoiler-free but let's just say that there is something interesting (to say the least) involving Eddie and Wells respectively. Perfect episode.

+Eddie and Wells +Trickster +Henry Allen +Trickster's awesome Star Wars reference that was hilarious and the highlight of the episode

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31 March 2015 (USA) See more »

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