After being struck by lightning, Barry Allen wakes up from his coma to discover he's been given the power of super speed, becoming the next Flash, fighting crime in Central City.
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Series cast summary:
Grant Gustin ...  Barry Allen / ... 151 episodes, 2014-2021
Candice Patton ...  Iris West / ... 151 episodes, 2014-2021
Danielle Panabaker ...  Caitlin Snow / ... 151 episodes, 2014-2021
Carlos Valdes ...  Cisco Ramon / ... 151 episodes, 2014-2021
Jesse L. Martin ...  Joe West / ... 151 episodes, 2014-2021
Tom Cavanagh ...  Dr. Harry Wells / ... 147 episodes, 2014-2021
Danielle Nicolet ...  Cecile Horton 74 episodes, 2015-2021

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Barry Allen is a Central City police forensic scientist with a reasonably happy life, despite the childhood trauma of a mysterious red and yellow lightning killing his mother and framing his father. All that changes when a massive particle accelerator accident leads to Barry being struck by lightning in his lab. Coming out of coma nine months later, Barry and his new friends at S.T.A.R labs find that he now has the ability to move at superhuman speed. Furthermore, Barry learns that he is but one of many affected by that event, most of whom are using their powers for evil. Determined to make a difference, Barry dedicates his life to fighting such threats, as The Flash. While he gains allies he never expected, there are also secret forces determined to aid and manipulate him for their own agenda. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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All of the season one Legends appear on The Flash at some point, minus Sara Lance and Rip Hunter (However he is mentioned). Ray Palmer (The Atom) appears in the episode All-Star team up. Leonard Snart/Mick Rory appear as recurring season one and two villains. Kendra and Carter appear in the season two crossover Legends of Yesterday/Today Professor Stein appears in season one and four episodes of season two. Jefferson Jackson appears in The Fury of Firestorm. Sara Lance did appear in seasons three and four crossover team up episodes "Invasion!" and "Crisis on Earth-X". Rip Hunter was mentioned in the season one finale episode "Fast Enough". See more »

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[Season 2 opening]
Barry Allen: My name is Barry Allen and I am the fastest man alive. To the outside world, I am an ordinary forensic scientist, but secretly with the help of my friends in S.T.A.R. Labs, I fight crime and find other meta-humans like me. I hunted down the man who killed my mother, but in doing so, I opened up our world to new threats, and I am the only one fast enough to stop them. I am The Flash.
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Crazy Credits

Each week's opening credits during the voiceover words "fight crime and find others like me" changes to show the previous week's metahuman encounter. See more »

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Referenced in Arrow: Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Four (2020) See more »

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Flash episode 01/16/18
17 January 2018 | by cwesley_gravesSee all my reviews

I am so tired of the lame writing in this show. I can tell these writers are not committed to the plot and development of a true SUPER HERO. Smallville suffered from the same horrible writing. It isn't hard to write for such epic superheroes. The corny dialogue and the weak plots need to stop...PLEASE STOP


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