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Rogue Air 

When Dr. Wells reactivates the Particle Accelerator, Barry must move the imprisoned meta-humans away. To do that, he needs help, and he chooses to ask Captain Cold for it.


Douglas Aarniokoski (as Doug Aarniokoski)


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 / Reverse-Flash
Jesse L. Martin ... Joe West
Stephen Amell ... Oliver Queen / The Arrow
Robbie Amell ... Ronnie Raymond / Firestorm
Wentworth Miller ... Leonard Snart / Captain Cold
Liam McIntyre ... Mark Mardon / Weather Wizard
Paul Anthony ... Roy G. Bivolo / Rainbow Raider
Anthony Carrigan ... Kyle Nimbus / The Mist
Doug Jones ... Jake Simmons / Deathbolt
Peyton List ... Lisa Snart / Golden Glider


As Wells once again gets the upper hand on the S.T.A.R. Labs team, Barry realizes he needs to make a big move and reaches out to an old foe, Captain Cold, for help. Joe and Caitlin warn Barry that Cold can't be trusted. True to form, Cold has his own agenda that involves the meta-humans trapped in the containment cells. As things seem to be going from bad to worse, The Flash gets reinforcements - Arrow and Firestorm. Written by The CW

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Release Date:

12 May 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Second appearance of Roy G. Bivolo/Rainbow Raider. See more »


Incarcerating meta-humans in the Partical Accelerator has always been a terribly inhumane punishment within an impossible imprisonment. Impossible? Yes. If Mist, who can turn into a gaseous state, can't get out, neither can food, water, nor fresh air get in, sentencing those within to starve, desiccate and suffocate. Inhumane? Yes. Humans need input. (Babies deprived of it suffer permanently deformed personalities.) Those at S.T.A.R. Labs have created a hell-hole like no other, where captives face life in perpetual solitary confinement, unable to talk with anyone (unless by rare visit of a jailer), and with no chance at rehabilitation or redemption (which for Peekaboo, a non-hardened criminal and the best candidate for eventual release, is a crime). Plain and simple, they ARE left to rot. Their developed outrage at being thus confined by "the good guys" is justified. Their escape - more of a positive outcome than it should be. See more »


Joe West: You know the difference between right and wrong and you weren't willing to blur the lines between the two. That's the kind of man you are and that's what makes you different than the Arrow. So, please, no more walks on the dark side.
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References Arrow (2012) See more »


The Flash Theme
Written by Blake Neely
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You Can't Beat The Three of Us
13 May 2015 | by SpoodermanDerpSee all my reviews

"Rogue Air" is an episode that has been hyped so much by many fans alike since the advertisement for this was just mind blowing. We were promised to have an epic battle between Flash, Firestorm and Arrow against Reverse Flash. This was it, the fans wanted it and have been drooling over it. Yet, here we get another plot line which more or less was good but not why we're here for.

Episode kicks off with a Harrison Wells narration which really set up the mood and got me excited and hopeful for what was about to happen next in the episode. Then the team gets news that the particle accelerator has been activated and Reverse Flash literally runs away from the episode. I was expecting more of Reverse Flash in the episode and I wasn't really expecting Harrison Wells to be gone off screen for almost the whole episode. Since the particle accelerator may endanger the lives of the meta humans in their prison and Barry needs to find a way to get them to safety. By then I was confused as to where the team up would tie into this episode but then it started to make sense -ish like the mention of a couple things in Arrow. As the episode progressed, Barry seeks help from Captain Cold and it (of course) divides the group. It was nice to see the group now struggling to juggle all these things and take desperate measures and it shows how they are sometimes weak and hopeless without the help of Harrison Wells. Captain Cold and his sister were okay I guess, nothing has changed with the menacing style of Cold. The acting remained good if not average, although some scenes wherein Barry overreacts or such were there. Thankfully, we actually got to care about Eddie and Iris after 20 episodes. Knowing that Eddie won't marry Iris and the change and development it brought to him was great. It was also kind of sad to see Eddie in this situation and that was a good thing because we now actually are seeing some good development. Then when we finally reach the end of the Rogue plot line, we're left wondering: "Wait...where's the team up?!?!?" the thing that most of us were here for in the first place. I honestly thought the episode was already going to end and that could've been a bummer, but then the final minutes came..and Arrow and Firestorm come out of nowhere to give us what we wanted. Don't get me wrong, the final minutes was the best action sequence the show has ever had and the visuals remained intact and brilliant even after 21 episodes. The final minutes were intense and brought me to the edge of my seat. Granted, it still kind of felt like it was shoe horned in the episode, especially considering it was put in the last few minutes when most of us thought this was the main course.

Overall, great episode nonetheless. Excited for the season finale. -Reverse Flash literally runs away from the episode, -Confusing advertisement that we were getting an episode focused on 3 vs Reverse Flash, +Acting and Plot were good, +Great development for Eddie and Iris, +The Final Battle, -Kind of felt like it was shoehorned in.

Verdict: 8.2/10

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