The Flash (2014– )
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The Trap 

Barry, Caitlin, Cisco and Joe set a trap for Wells. Cisco uses himself as bait, which puts him in great danger. Meanwhile, Eddie makes a decision regarding Iris, which leaves Joe a bit unsettled.


Steve Shill


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




Episode cast overview:
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 / Reverse-Flash
Jesse L. Martin ... Joe West
Patrick Sabongui ... Captain David Singh
Peter Bryant ... Fire Chief
Jessie Fraser ... Nurse
Roger Haskett ... Doctor
Martin Novotny ... Hannibal Bates
Jeremy Schuetze ... Rob


After discovering Dr. Wells' Time Vault (where Barry, Caitlin and Cisco meet Gideon), the group decides to tap into Cisco's dream state, wherein lies information from the alternate timeline. There Cisco hears Dr. Wells admit to killing Nora Allen. To get Henry Allen out of prison, they all need to hear that admission and decide to recreate conditions from the other timeline to get Wells to confess, which puts Cisco directly in harm's way. Meanwhile, Eddie makes a request of Joe, which Joe unexpectedly and flatly refuses. Written by statmanjeff

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Release Date:

28 April 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Cisko mentions HAL. HAL is the ai from 2001 a space Odyssey. See more »


When Barry is in the burning building he moves his arms fast enough to create a vacuum to put out the fire. However, creating a vacuum to put out the fire means the trapped people in the room won't have any air to breathe. See more »


Dr. Harrison Wells: [to Barry, who is in a comatose state] You look so young. And I could kill you, right now, so easy.
[lifts and vibrates hand, then backs away]
Dr. Harrison Wells: What I wouldn't have given... Oh, all those times before I've had you like this, so helpless, but Fate... Fate's tricky, isn't it? I come here to destroy you, and then to get home I have to be the one who creates you. Huh. But I will say, it's been an education, watching you grow up all these years - science fairs and soccer games - no hint, no sign, no ...
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References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »


The Flash Theme
Written by Blake Neely
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Best episode ever!
8 June 2016 | by esterreedSee all my reviews

I wanted the title to be 'BEST EPISODE EVER' because this episode deserves an all caps title, but IMDb asked me not to shout. So starting with my review, there are good episodes and then there are episodes that blow your mind and this episode did exactly that. Oh my god, I have seen many super hero shows and thought I liked a few shows more than this one but this specific episode has changed everything. It is a true piece of art. Wow just wow! I had to go back and change my rating for 'The Flash' from 8 to 9 after this single episode because it was that powerful. Out of the thousands of episodes I have seen in the past few years, this is hands down my favorite episode ever. I can't even start to imagine what the writers are going to do next to top this.

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