The Flash (2014– )
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CSI investigator Barry Allen awakens from a coma, nine months after he was hit by lightning, and discovers he has superhuman speed.


David Nutter


Greg Berlanti (developed by), Andrew Kreisberg (developed by) | 6 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Grant Gustin ... Barry Allen / The Streak
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
Michelle Harrison ... Nora Allen
Chad Rook ... Clyde Mardon
Patrick Sabongui ... Captain David Singh
Al Sapienza ... Detective Fred Chyre
John Wesley Shipp ... Henry Allen
Stephen Amell ... Oliver Queen / The Arrow
Alistair Abell ... ER Doctor
Yoshié Bancroft ... Nurse #2 (as Yoshie Bancroft)


Barry Allen, a forensic crime scene assistant for Central City Police Department, is struck by lightning during a storm affected by the particle accelerator from S.T.A.R. Labs when it explodes. Comatose for nine months, Barry awakens in S.T.A.R. Labs, having been placed in the care of his scientist idol, Dr. Harrison Wells, along with his assistants Dr. Caitlin Snow and Cisco Ramon. Barry quickly learns that he can move at extraordinary speeds and that there were other "metahumans" created from the explosion. One of them, Clyde Mardon, is robbing banks with his ability to control the weather. In order to stop Clyde, Barry is outfitted with a suit that can withstand his high speed movements. He tracks down Mardon and, with the help of Detective West (who learns of Barry's abilities), Barry is able to stop Mardon. With his new powers, Barry vows to find out who killed his mother when he was a child, believing him to be another metahuman who has similar abilities of speed as he. ... Written by Zahid Hasan Hriday

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Did You Know?


When Iris sees the footage of the "tornado" damage on the television at Jitters Java, it is seen on Channel 52. This is a nod to DC Comics' "The New 52," the 2011 relaunch of all of its comics' series following the conclusion of the "Flashpoint" crossover storyline. See more »


Cisco Ramon tells Barry that the wind speed (of the tornado) is 200 mph and rising, and then says "If this keeps up it will become an F5 tornado." At 200 mph it is already an F5 tornado. See more »


[first lines]
Barry Allen: To understand what I'm about to tell you, you need to do something. You need to believe the impossible. Can you do that? Good. You see that red blur?
[the Flash is speeding through the streets]
Barry Allen: That's me. That too. There I am again. My name is Barry Allen. I am the fastest man alive.
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Fast moving opener starts off strong
28 March 2016 | by Fluke_SkywalkerSee all my reviews

Moving nearly as fast as its title character, this pilot episode of DC's 'The Flash' feels, ironically enough, a bit rushed at times. Nevertheless, it sets up everything (and there's a lot to set up) nicely and delivers an opener with just the right amounts of humor, drama, mystery, action and heart. I do think it would have benefited from a more traditional pilot movie, but in the end it's a minor quibble.

Featuring a likable lead in Grant Gustin and a strong supporting cast, this first episode of 'The Flash' is one that I never felt compelled to, uh, fast forward.

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Release Date:

7 October 2014 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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