The Flash (2014– )
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Power Outage 

Using his meta-human power to siphon electricity, Blackout robs Barry of his speed, then sets his sights on S.T.A.R. labs and Dr. Wells.


Larry Shaw


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




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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
Robert Knepper ... William 'Clock King' Tockman
Michael Reventar ... Farooq Gibran / Blackout
Patrick Sabongui ... Captain David Singh
Steve Baran ... SWAT Commander
Alex Barima ... College Boy
Casey Dubois Casey Dubois ... Barista
Chantele Francis ... Annoyed Customer


The Flash goes up against Farooq, aka Blackout, a meta-human who can harness electricity. During their battle, Farooq zaps The Flash and siphons all his electricity, leaving The Flash without his speed. Dr. Wells, Caitlin and Cisco work to reverse the effects on Barry, but their efforts are disrupted when Farooq comes banging on S.T.A.R. Labs doors in search of Wells, whom he blames for his accident. Without Barry's powers to protect them, the group must figure out a way to save themselves from the meta-human. Meanwhile, Tockman manages a coup inside the Central City police department and takes several people hostage, including Joe and Iris. While Iris is sure The Flash will save them, Eddie has a trick up his ... leg. Written by Jiilo_Kim

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Farooq, aka Blackout, is a comic book character who made his debut in Flashpoint Vol.2 #1 (July 2011). In the alternative Flashpoint time line, Blackout is recruited by Cyborg to help stop Emperor Aquaman and Wonder Woman's war to conquer Europe. See more »


Eddie Thawne: His face is melted off. How's that picture gonna help I.D. him?
Barry Allen: I have mad skills.
Joe West: Please don't ever say that again.
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Referenced in Supergirl: Worlds Finest (2016) See more »


Performed by Demonstrations
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Power Up
25 November 2014 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

This week almost had a mid-season finale type feel to it. The stakes were high this week and a lot happened. It didn't have a filler storyline, though the villain wasn't all that memorable. But we had some surprise appearances and a whole lot on the line.

'Blackout' or so Cisco called him, was an interesting choice. Mostly because the Flash' personality is much like Spider-man's and quite frankly this villain seemed a lot like Electro. The powers are almost exactly the same, but this time he had to 'charge up' by using The Flash. I liked that his motives this time were on Wells. I don't think he has faced enough blame as he deserves for the amount of damage he caused when the explosion happened that night. It was good to see that he acknowledges how much pain he put people through, but at the same time claims it was all part of a plan. I feel like there's still a lot of explaining to do in that area but i'm still enjoying all the teases.

It was also nice to see Wells using the villains he has been locking away, that is until he got Tony killed. Barry shouldn't be apologizing for saying Wells doesn't care about people, because let's face it this is all for himself. Sure he wants Barry to stay alive but it's all so he can steal his powers. But he is shaping up to be a great villain no matter. Tonight reminded us again that characters can cross over from Arrow as the Clock King made his first appearance on The Flash. He was one of the few Arrow villains not to feel too much 'filler-like'. Even though it did just seem like he was used as a way to have the stakes feel higher as Barry didn't have his powers. But still this whole time had me thinking about how Eddie may be Reverse Flash. After all, didn't he just randomly appear with all the hostages hiding in the back? Perhaps he sped on in. Nevertheless tonight was a solid episode and just gets me more pumped for the two night event crossover next week.

+Wells vs Barry

+Stakes were high


+Clock King

-But he was misused

-Too much like Spider-man/Electro


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