The Flash (2014– )
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Things You Can't Outrun 

Barry and Joe track a deadly metahuman with toxic gas powers, and Caitlin relives the night of the explosion that killed her fiancé.


Jesse Warn


Greg Berlanti (developed by), Andrew Kreisberg (developed by) | 4 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
Robbie Amell ... Ronnie Raymond
Anthony Carrigan ... Kyle Nimbus / The Mist
Patrick Sabongui ... Captain David Singh
John Wesley Shipp ... Henry Allen
Michael Benyaer ... Araz
Philip Cabrita ... Man #1
Chris Eastman Chris Eastman ... Mall Cop
Johnny Ghorbani ... Raffi (as Arash Ghorbani)


As Barry and the team at S.T.A.R. Labs work to capture Kyle Nimbus, a.k.a. The Mist (a dangerous new meta-human with toxic gas powers), they revisit the painful night the particle accelerator exploded and killed Caitlin's fiancé, Ronnie. Meanwhile, Joe decides to finally visit Henry in jail after all these years, but things take a dangerous turn when Kyle shows up looking to punish Joe for arresting him years ago. Meanwhile, Iris and Eddie continue to hide their relationship from Joe. Written by Jiilo_Kim

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Release Date:

21 October 2014 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Dr. Wells mentions Big Belly Burger. This is a burger chain restaurant featured prominently in Arrow (2012). Big Belly is also shown occasionally in DC Comics, particularly series featuring Superman. See more »


When writing her blog at the end, Iris misspells pastime as "passtime". See more »


Iris West: [about the Flash] It's a man, okay? You know I'm really intuitive about this kind of stuff. Someone even posted a picture after being yanked from a car accident. It's a red blur leaving the scene. Here, what do you see?
Barry Allen: [staring at Eddie's picture on Iris' cell phone] I see your boyfriend's calling.
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References Orange Is the New Black (2013) See more »


The Flash Theme Song
by Blake Neely
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Just Keep Running
21 October 2014 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

I think Flash has found it's identity. It's going to be a lighthearted show, for the most part, with sprinkled in dark and shocking elements much like Arrow. This episode was probably the weakest yet, which considering two stellar episodes, isn't a big deal. I think it had some great moments and very good character interaction which had been missing from the first few episodes.

With the exception of the death of Barry's mother, the show has lacked emotional depth. But even Cisco and Caitlyn had some emotional balance to their characters this week. Detective West is becoming the best part of the entire series. It's funny how both cops in Arrow and The Flash give us some of our favorite scenes. While I still believe the cast of The Flash needs some improving, they have already grown into their characters more each week.

I thought the villain, though typically underdeveloped, was the best the show has had so far, and I'm glad they didn't kill him off and began the prison beneath Star Labs. It brings another interesting aspect to the show. But I still believe this show lacks the reoccurring story arc. I know we get a little tease into who exactly Wells is every week, but I'm almost ready for Reverse Flash to appear. I just want to be wowed. It was also nice to see the relationship between Barry and Caitlyn for once (without Cisco). There's a hint at romance which is all we need right now.

So even though the episode as a whole wasn't as exciting as the first two, it's still a strong showing for the fastest man alive. A little tweaks and it could be on Arrows level.

+Strong character driven material

+Cisco & Caitlyn showed different sides

+Detective West continues to steal the show

+Villain's are improving

-Almost tired of the Well's endings already

-Where's the underlining story arc


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