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The Trial of The Flash 

Joe and Iris must decide how far they're willing to go to keep Barry out of prison as his trial for the murder of Clifford DeVoe begins.

Director:

Philip Chipera

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Greg Berlanti (developed by), Andrew Kreisberg (developed by) | 3 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Grant Gustin ... Barry Allen / The Flash
Candice Patton ... Iris West-Allen
Danielle Panabaker ... Caitlin Snow / Killer Frost
Carlos Valdes ... Cisco Ramon / Vibe
Tom Cavanagh ... Dr. Harry Wells
Jesse L. Martin ... Joe West
Danielle Nicolet ... Cecile Horton
Hartley Sawyer ... Ralph Dibny
Patrick Sabongui ... Captain David Singh
Kim Engelbrecht ... Marlize DeVoe / The Mechanic
Kendrick Sampson ... Dominic Lanse
Ryan Alexander McDonald ... Neil Borman / Fallout
Mark Valley ... Anton Slater
Ken Camroux-Taylor ... Judge Hankerson
Mercedes De La Cruz ... Upper Class Woman (as Mercedes Gendron)
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Joe and Iris must decide how far they're willing to go to keep Barry out of prison as his trial for the murder of Clifford DeVoe begins.

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Trivia

Richard Brooks (Warden Wolfe) and Jesse L. Martin (Joe West) both previously starred in Law & Order (1990): Brooks played A.D.A Paul Robinette from 1990 to 1993 while Martin played Detective Ed Green from 1999 to 2008. See more »

Goofs

When The Flash begins to subdue Fallout, the meta overtakes 10,000 rads of emanating radiation. Assuming that the emission of radiation is that of gamma rays (the stereotypical green aura), this output would equal roughly 100,000 mSv of radiation. A dosage of this magnitude would be fatal, even as an instant exposure. Barry was exposed to this radiation for a long period of time, meaning that he would have literally no chance of surviving this exposure. See more »

Quotes

Joe West: Hope you're right about this.
Ralph Dibny: Oh, trust me, I'm very good at reading body language. Right now, you're tense. Huh, now you're annoyed.
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Connections

Features The Flash: The Flash Reborn (2017) See more »

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At The Top Of Its Game
20 January 2018 | by LorenBiegSee all my reviews

This exceptional episode puts Barry Allen in a different kind of predicament. He is on trial for the murder of Clifford Devoe, the college professor with ALS who was secretly The Thinker. The Thinker framed Barry before he transferred his consciousness into the body of Dominic Lanse. The only way Barry can exonerate himself is to reveal to the world that he is the Flash. But, he won't do it. And the prosecution's case is really, really strong.

Short on meta action and special effects, this story gives the writers, actors, and director a chance to shine in their craft. The result is great drama, courtroom and otherwise. Guest actor Mark Valley brings his Boston Legal chops to the table to great effect. This show's strength is its ensemble. Everyone is strong, and the stories that work the best utilize the entire cast. Despite the outlandish sci-fi scenarios, Allen and the team might be our co-workers or our neighbors. This episode showcases that strength. The Thinker continues to grow into one of the most interesting enemies The Flash has faced. And in this instance, the meta subplot involving Fallout is somewhat of a distraction. But, it at least gives a chance for an appearance by Killer Frost along with another of this series' strengths: the best one liners in all of superhero television.

The only weak element, Allen having a private conversation with Iris using a speed ability he cannot explain, is easy to overlook because it resulted in one of the most emotional character moments. Overall, a great story, beautifully executed. I can't wait to see what happens next!


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English

Release Date:

16 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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