The Flash (2014– )
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The Flash Is Born 

Barry takes on his childhood bully, who can now turn himself into steel. Iris finally coins the moniker "the Flash."


Millicent Shelton


Greg Berlanti (developed by), Andrew Kreisberg (developed by) | 4 more credits »

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Episode cast overview:
Grant Gustin ... Barry Allen / The Flash
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
Greg Finley ... Tony Woodward / Girder
Patrick Sabongui ... Captain David Singh
Lauren Denham Lauren Denham ... Stacy Conwell (as Lauren Lee Denham)
Austin Dunn Austin Dunn ... Young Tony
Amina Elkatib Amina Elkatib ... Young Iris
Daniel Mallinson Daniel Mallinson ... Officer Doyle
Travis MacDonald Travis MacDonald ... Tat Man
Logan Williams Logan Williams ... Young Barry


The Flash faces Tony, a new meta-human who can turn himself into girded steel at will. While Dr. Wells and Caitlin worry for Barry's safety, Cisco comes up with a plan to take Tony down. Meanwhile, Iris's blog on The Flash gets her into trouble, and Eddie, witnessing Tony's abilities firsthand, begins to ask questions that Joe doesn't want answered. Joe asks Dr. Wells to help him solve Nora Allen's murder. Written by Jiilo_Kim

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Release Date:

18 November 2014 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Dr. Wells refers to Tony as "the man of steel." This, of course, is a tongue-in-cheek reference to Superman. See more »


Cisco tells Barry that he would need to be travelling at Mach 1.1 when he hits Girder. Dr Snow replies with that's 845 [ish] miles per hour. That's faster than sound.

This converting to mph to then work out that it is faster than sound is redundant. Mach 1.1 literally means 1.1 times the speed of sound. See more »


[first lines]
Iris West: [on her blog; voice-over] To understand what I'm about to tell you, you need to do something first. You need to believe in the impossible. Can you do that? Good. Because all of us, we have forgotten what miracles look like, maybe because they haven't made much of an appearance lately. Our lives have become ordinary, but there's someone out there who is truly extraordinary. I don't know where you came from, I don't know your name, but I have seen you do the impossible to protect the ...
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


Generation Blues
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Great Episode!
4 December 2014 | by JdmaxgamingSee all my reviews

The Flash redeems itself from last weeks episode. This weeks episode is really good, not better than episode 1 or 4 but definitely good. I love the new villain Tony. The conflict is probably the best we had so far, the final scene is also incredible! The background to Tony's story about him being a bully to Barry is genius and really stands up to bully's globally! Flash learns how strong he really is on this episode which made extremely enjoyable to watch. Villain is superb! Iris chasing after "The streak" is now starting to annoy me as well as there love triangle as I said last week. I liked Iris at some point, but she's beginning to look like some mindless idiot looking for a red streak. I don't like her as much as I did before which makes me sad. I might be the only one to say this but I really ship Barry and Caitlin. Just saying. Overall, fantastic episode. Not the best, but definitely not the worst! Here's to another great episode! - Jdmax

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