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The Reverse-Flash Returns 

Dr. Harrison figures out how to induce Cisco's ability; they hence learn that Eobard Thawne is still alive. Iris says farewell to her mother. Patty realizes there's more to Barry than meets the eye.


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Episode cast overview:
... Barry Allen / The Flash
... Iris West
... Caitlin Snow
... Cisco Ramon / Vibe
... Wally West
... Dr. Harry Wells
... Joe West
... Jay Garrick / Hunter Zolomon
... Russell Glosson / The Turtle
... Dr. Christina McGee
... Patty Spivot (as Shantel Vansanten)
... Francine West
... Eobard Thawne / Reverse-Flash
Chad Riley ... Security Guard #1
... Security Guard #2


Harry deduces the key to triggering Cisco's ability to vibe. The Reverse Flash has returned and kidnaps Tina McGee to help him return to the future. Iris learns that her mother doesn't have long to live. Barry must choose between vengeance and the life of one of Team Flash. Written by pgdownload

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Release Date:

26 January 2016 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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While Eobard is in his cell talking with Barry, he recounts his origin story, which is taken from the 1990's version of Thawne's comic book origins, ignoring both his original origin and his rebooted Rebirth origin. Thawne started out obsessed with The Flash and wanted to become like him, replicating the accident that gave Barry his powers. After traveling back in time to meet his hero, Thawne discovered that he was destined to become Flash's greatest enemy, and became resolved to be superior to Flash in every way, thus becoming the Reverse-Flash. See more »


Barry jumps out of the Particle Accelerator in a wide stance, but when the scene changes to a different camera, he stands with feet only shoulder-width apart. See more »


Cisco Ramon: You've been playing good Samaritan all morning. Take a break. Are you sure you don't want to get to CCPD, give Patty your attention?
The Flash: No, I can see her later.
Dr. Harry Wells: 'Cause we can't afford to waste any more time.
Cisco Ramon: What, 'cause we've just been sipping Mai Tais since you got here?
Dr. Harry Wells: I don't know what you've been sipping since I got here, but Barry needs to get better, stronger, faster. We need to train to prepare for Zoom.
Cisco Ramon: Oh, I see. You haven't had your coffee this morning.
Dr. Harry Wells: I had my coffee this morning. ...
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Written by Blake Neely
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This is what the Flash should be!
27 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

BEST Episode of Flash so far! This is what Flash should be! So accurate, precise, right to original comics from 60's! That's that atmosphere and Flash is finally hero for real comics rules! And time traveling theories with whole explaining what relay was legacy of season one...oh my...better then Terminator theories, predestination 2014, looper 2013, X-men days of future past, time before time 1979, H.G.Wells Time machine 1960, twilight zone episodes, and best one-Back to the I have to go on? Summary: if you haven't read original comics just watch with time traveling enjoyment, and if you are JUST ENJOY THIS EPISODE! ....and I expect nothing lees from now for the rest of show~! (and I can't wait to see the Flash traveling to future to Eobard's time!

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