The Flash (2014– )
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While trying to get Iris to stop blogging about the Flash, Barry investigates a general's connection to an explosive meta-human.


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Greg Berlanti (developed by), Andrew Kreisberg (developed by) | 5 more credits »

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Episode cast overview:
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
Clancy Brown ... General Wade Eiling
Kelly Frye ... Bette Sans Souci / Plastique
Patrick Sabongui ... Captain David Singh
Jan Bos ... Dr. Hadley
Fulvio Cecere ... Officer Vukuvich
Mike Mitchell ... Security Guard


After a bomb goes off downtown, the army, led by General Eiling, rolls in and takes over the case, much to Joe's surprise. Suspicious, Joe tells Barry that he and his friends at S.T.A.R. Labs should look into the army's involvement. Wells informs the team that Eiling was experimenting on his men to turn them into super soldiers. Cisco confirms one of Eiling's soldiers, Bette Sans Souci, was at the bomb site. The Flash tracks her down and realizes that she's not setting off the bombs, she is a meta-human who can blow things up just by touching them. Meanwhile, when Joe learns Iris is writing about "the streak," he tells Barry to make her stop. Barry realizes Iris won't listen to him so he decides to have The Flash pay her a visit. Written by Jiilo_Kim

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11 November 2014 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


General Eiling, Dr. Hadley, and Platistique were all characters featured in the 1980s run of Captain Atom. Cameron Scott, mentioned in passing, was an alias Captain Atom used. See more »


If "Plastique" blows up everything she touches, then how does she get dressed? See more »


Caitlin Snow: [to Barry] You can walk on water. Puts you in pretty interesting company.
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Referenced in The Flash: Fallout (2015) See more »


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Performed by The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
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CSI: Central City
20 January 2015 | by pablo2896See all my reviews

The Flash: Plastique Review

In this The Flash episode, the show took a more investigative tone, as the army got involved in the latest mission undertaken by STAR Labs to stop a new meta-human.

As we all expected, these first episodes in the series have been tricky as they have to be used to flesh out the character of Barry Allen so it is understandable if the plot of these episodes or even the villains are a bit weak for the first half of the season. The same way it went with the Arrow series which hit it's high note in it's second half and season finale. So it was surprising to see that Plastique handled it's plot fairly well by adding a more mysterious and interesting case for the Flash Team to investigate.

The army's involvement was a nice touch that gave this episode a bit of more tension and even a new shady character to join the roster. The negative was that this episode's meta-human "Plastique" had an uninteresting personality just like the previous ones (although quite good-looking) and the actress that played her gave a hurtful performance, and not in a good way. It was cool to see a different and more original set of powers though, different to the gassy ones of the other episodes. Speaking of powers this episode perfectly added plenty of new abilities for Barry to master like running on water and running up walls. These led to two awesome moments (especially the climax, holy crap!) that proved that set-pieces are The Flash's strong suit. It was also pretty awesome to see him distort his voice just like Oliver Queen does but instead of some voice changing software, using his super-abilities. It was kind of freaky how much Joe enjoyed that ability but he is still a cool dude.

One issue I have to address is the unrealistic way Iris met with The Flash. It was cool to see her meet him but why the hell didn't Barry keep shaking his head like he always does? Do they expect us to believe that the convenient lights placed in convenient places that give us, the audience, a hard time seeing Barry Allen's face due to the lens flare affect Iris the same way? Barry was lucky that Iris needed glasses at the time or was half asleep or something but next time he will have to do the shaky-face thing in order to retain believability. I had the same issue with "The Arrow" but I guess he doesn't have much of a choice aside from speaking face-to-back with people, which wouldn't be very dramatic.

But aside from that Platique was awesome. A new villain was introduced that may shine some light into some of Dr. Wells'shady activities and, as every The Flash episode does, it gave us some funny Flash Team moments that showed us how cool their friendship is and some freaking explosions and a man running on water away from an even bigger explosion!!

The Flash: Plastique is getting an 8 out of 10.

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