The Flash (2014– )
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The Man Who Saved Central City 

Still feeling responsible for Eddie's death, Barry pushes his friends away and tries to protect the city on his own; Cisco assists Joe with the Meta Task Force.


Ralph Hemecker


Greg Berlanti (developed by), Andrew Kreisberg (developed by) | 9 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Grant Gustin ... Barry Allen / The Flash
Candice Patton ... Iris West
Danielle Panabaker ... Caitlin Snow
Carlos Valdes ... Cisco Ramon
Tom Cavanagh ... Dr. Harrison Wells
Jesse L. Martin ... Joe West
Victor Garber ... Dr. Martin Stein
Robbie Amell ... Ronnie Raymond / Firestorm
Rick Cosnett ... Detective Eddie Thawne
Dominic Purcell ... Mick Rory / Heat Wave
Wentworth Miller ... Leonard Snart / Captain Cold
Teddy Sears ... Jay Garrick
Vito D'Ambrosio ... Mayor Anthony Bellows
Isabella Hofmann ... Clarissa Stein
Patrick Sabongui ... Captain David Singh


With the singularity destroyed, Central City wants to honor The Flash, but the ultimate sacrifices made by others haunts Barry, who retreats from the company of all those who were once close. When the radiation-absorbing meta-human Atom Smasher threatens the city, Barry goes it alone, not realizing he's also being stalked. In defeat, Dr. Wells leaves Barry a parting gift. Written by statmanjeff

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The newspaper articles at the end of the episode are dated Wednesday October 7, 2015. See more »


The newspaper Barry Allen reads as the lawyer walks in is dated Thursday October 8, 2015. At the end of the episode, the newspaper reads Wednesday October 7, 2015 when Henry Allen is released. See more »


[first lines]
Heat Wave: Coming back 'round!
Captain Cold: Yeah, to die!
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References Forrest Gump (1994) See more »


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Are We Really Moving Forward?
7 October 2015 | by SpoodermanDerpSee all my reviews

The Flash Season 2 Episode 1

"Moving Forward" The Flash season 2 returns being reminiscent of the things that made the first season great. It was fast paced, thrilling, exciting, heartwarming and most of all, fun.

Being the opener to a season that will sure to be filled with some exciting episodes, it felt like the very first pilot of this whole show. It starts really quick and leaves the audience guessing what will happen and at the same time, what has happened. Once again the flashbacks return in order to give us a non linear storytelling format that has been well known in the show now. Grant Gustin is back as the Flash and he seemingly is so used to the title role already. Detective Joe returns as the father figure for Barry and this episode has one of, if not the best heartwarming moments from him so far in the series. The typical tropes are thrown back in and it feels like the Flash hasn't really changed, it isn't necessarily a bad thing however it's nice to see that it's still staying close to it's former season and its typical format which may be repetitive for some people, but it undeniably works. The plot revolves around the events after the finale of season 1 and shows how Barry now works alone and is losing his way. Nothing really special here since we've seen this a couple times in the first season, like a lot. Then it all sort of falls a bit predictable if you compare it previous Flash episodes. Sometimes there are points where you know that this scene is going to happen after one other scene and it might not be for everyone. But as I've stated in my previous reviews, this forms it into sort of like a comic book which we all know have the same simple storytelling as The Flash which I personally like. Now moving on to the technical aspect, this episode and the show as a whole remains and still doesn't fail to dazzle with great visual effects for a TV show and action sequences that are already familiar to fans. A tremendous effort to maintain this whole thing efficient throughout the series must've been a huge work and its only right to commend the people working on this show. In the end, we're treated with a cliffhanger leaving us wanting for more that I'm quite sure they'll definitely deliver.

+Reminiscent of the past season +Flashbacks +Barry and Detective Joe -Same tropes are thrown back in that might not be for everyone -Becomes a bit predictable +Fast Paced and the Visuals

Verdict: 8.3/10

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6 October 2015 (USA) See more »

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