The Flash (2014– )
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The Trap 

Barry, Caitlin, Cisco and Joe set a trap for Wells. Cisco uses himself as bait, which puts him in great danger. Meanwhile, Eddie makes a decision regarding Iris, which leaves Joe a bit unsettled.


Steve Shill


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 / Reverse-Flash
Jesse L. Martin ... Joe West
Patrick Sabongui ... Captain David Singh
Peter Bryant ... Fire Chief
Jessie Fraser ... Nurse
Roger Haskett ... Doctor
Martin Novotny ... Hannibal Bates
Jeremy Schuetze ... Rob


After discovering Dr. Wells' Time Vault (where Barry, Caitlin and Cisco meet Gideon), the group decides to tap into Cisco's dream state, wherein lies information from the alternate timeline. There Cisco hears Dr. Wells admit to killing Nora Allen. To get Henry Allen out of prison, they all need to hear that admission and decide to recreate conditions from the other timeline to get Wells to confess, which puts Cisco directly in harm's way. Meanwhile, Eddie makes a request of Joe, which Joe unexpectedly and flatly refuses. Written by statmanjeff

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Release Date:

28 April 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Cisko mentions HAL. HAL is the ai from 2001 a space Odyssey. See more »


Towards the end, Joe fires three bullets at the same time that travel inches away from each other. Since Joe doesn't have super speed, it's impossible for him to fire a bullet, pull the trigger when the first bullet had only traveled inches away from the gun, and then fire yet another bullet while the first and second are still inches away. See more »


Cisco Ramon: Whoa. Guys, this is mad freaky.
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References Dreamscape (1984) See more »


The Flash Theme Song
by Blake Neely
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Best episode ever!
8 June 2016 | by esterreedSee all my reviews

I wanted the title to be 'BEST EPISODE EVER' because this episode deserves an all caps title, but IMDb asked me not to shout. So starting with my review, there are good episodes and then there are episodes that blow your mind and this episode did exactly that. Oh my god, I have seen many super hero shows and thought I liked a few shows more than this one but this specific episode has changed everything. It is a true piece of art. Wow just wow! I had to go back and change my rating for 'The Flash' from 8 to 9 after this single episode because it was that powerful. Out of the thousands of episodes I have seen in the past few years, this is hands down my favorite episode ever. I can't even start to imagine what the writers are going to do next to top this.

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