The Flash (2014– )
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Fastest Man Alive 

Barry takes on a group of armed men at an awards ceremony, but side effects from his new super power catch up with him.


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
Patrick Sabongui ... Captain David Singh
Michael Smith ... Danton Black / Multiplex (as Michael Christopher Smith)
William Sadler ... Simon Stagg
John Wesley Shipp ... Henry Allen
Michasha Armstrong ... Java
Evelyn Chew ... Woman
Emily Delahunty ... Paige
Amina Elkatib ... Young Iris


Barry escorts Iris to a university gathering honoring scientist Simon Stagg. When six gunmen storm the event, Barry changes into The Flash and tries to stop them. While he does save a man's life, he passes out before he can capture the robbers, which frustrates him. As Dr. Wells, Caitlin and Cisco scramble to find out what's wrong with Barry, Joe comes down hard on Barry for taking the law into his own hands and risking his life. Barry realizes that it wasn't six gunmen but a metahuman named Danton Black, who can make multiples of himself. Meanwhile, Iris becomes even more intrigued by the "red streak." Written by Jiilo_Kim

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Simon Stagg is an inventor and the founder and CEO of Stagg Enterprises. His company is responsible for pioneering new, innovative methods in the fields of engineering, chemistry and genetics. Stagg, an unscrupulous man by nature, always resented the fact that his daughter, Sapphire, fell in love with the adventurer Rex Mason. Mason, a former employee of Stagg's, is more popularly known as Metamorpho the Element Man. See more »


When talking with Joe, Barry states that he can run a mile in 3 seconds. That would be equivalent to averaging 1200mph or mach 1.56, which is much faster than Barry can run at this point in time. See more »


Barry Allen: [voice over] Every kid dreams of being a superhero - having powers, saving people - but no kid thinks about what it's like to be a hero when you're NOT saving people. Truth is, not much else changes. You still hurt, you still love, you still wish and hope and fear things, and you still need people to help you with all of it. In some ways, that's the best part.
Caitlin Snow: Barry, an armored car was just hijacked on Griffin Avenue. Get your ass over there.
[smiles gleefully]
Barry Allen: [over the intercom] I got it.
Barry Allen: [...]
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Performed by Oliver Daldry
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10 April 2020 | by benmcqSee all my reviews

There's only really one moment that makes you sit up and take notice this episode. There's a good amount of overused clichés and the CGI isn't quite up to scratch. Even factoring in that a good many people watch this because they're a fan of the Flash from the comics and come across from other DC shows it's still a slow start in my opinion and I hope the writers get more creative.

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14 October 2014 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



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16:9 HD
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