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James Jesse, a.k.a. The Trickster, once terrorized Central City twenty years ago. Now a copycat has arisen to carry on the name and resume his murderous misdeeds.


Ralph Hemecker


Greg Berlanti (developed by), Andrew Kreisberg (developed by) | 3 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
Mark Hamill ... James Jesse / The Trickster
Matt Letscher ... Eobard Thawne / Reverse-Flash
Bre Blair ... Tess Morgan
Vito D'Ambrosio ... Mayor Anthony Bellows
Devon Graye ... Axel Walker / The Trickster
Michelle Harrison ... Nora Allen
Patrick Sabongui ... Captain David Singh
John Wesley Shipp ... Henry Allen


A copy-cat-killer who goes by the name The Trickster starts setting off bombs in Central City. In order to stop the villain, Barry and Joe meet with the original Trickster, a criminal mastermind named James Jesse, who has been imprisoned for twenty years. Things quickly go from bad to worse when the Tricksters unite and take Henry Allen prisoner. Meanwhile, Iris asks Eddie to investigate a missing person, and flashbacks show how Harrison Wells came up with the name for S.T.A.R. Labs.

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Mark Hamill reprises his role of James Jesse, a.k.a. "The Trickster", from The Flash (1990) to help Barry Allen and the team from S.T.A.R. Labs battle a younger copycat of the Trickster. See more »


About halfway through the episode, Dr. Harrison Wells is involved in a car wreck causing the car to be upside down. You can clearly see the car's drivetrain and exhaust intact. Towards the end of the episode they show the car again but without the drivetrain or exhaust, and the bottom of the car is different. It appears that they are using a completely different make and model car. See more »


Barry Allen: Dad, listen. I'm close. The man who put you in here, I'm getting close. Closer than I've ever been.
Henry Allen: Barry. We have talked about this.
Barry Allen: I know. And I'm done talking. You're not gonna pay for another man's crime anymore. Just... hang in there, okay?
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References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »


The Flash Theme
Written by Blake Neely
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I was wondering why the guy who plays the older trickster was so good.
17 May 2017 | by sotojorge-51169See all my reviews

It's Mark Hamill a.k.a. the voice of the joker and Luke Skywalker. The actors on this show are usually not very good so I was surprised when the OG trickster was revealed. I nearly lost it when he said "I am your father" this was my favorite episode so far. The only thing I didn't like was when he mentions breaking bad season 5. How was he able to see it if hes been isolated in a cell for years? Aside from that and the cringe worthy performance of the younger trickster this is a perfect episode.

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31 March 2015 (USA) See more »

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