The Flash (2014– )
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Finish Line 

With nothing left to lose, Barry takes on Savitar in a final showdown.


David McWhirter


Greg Berlanti (developed by), Andrew Kreisberg (developed by) | 5 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Grant Gustin ... Barry Allen / The Flash / Savitar
Candice Patton ... Iris West
Danielle Panabaker ... Killer Frost
Carlos Valdes ... Cisco Ramon / Vibe
Keiynan Lonsdale ... Wally West / Kid Flash
Tom Cavanagh ... H.R. Wells / Dr. Harry Wells
Jesse L. Martin ... Joe West
Tom Felton ... Julian Albert
Jessica Camacho ... Gypsy
Anne Dudek ... Tracy Brand
Michelle Harrison ... Nora Allen
John Wesley Shipp ... Jay Garrick / The Flash
Tobin Bell ... The Voice of Savitar (voice)
Andre Tricoteux ... Savitar


With nothing left to lose, Barry takes on Savitar in a final showdown.

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Did You Know?


Cisco says to reverse the polarity of the neutron flow. Reversing the polarity (but without the neutron flow) is often mentioned as a parody for solving all problems by just reversing the polarity of something, which originated with the Third Doctor in Doctor Who. This way to solve problems was spoofed in Stargate SG-1 the 200 episode when the team spoofed Star Trek TOS as well. So this line pays homage to many sci-fi shows. See more »


Julian mentions an earthquake measured on the Richter Scale. Scientists haven't used this scale for decades, the correct use would have been on the Moment Magnitude Scale. However, the Richter Scale is more commonly used by the general public, and Julian is a forensic expert rather than a geologist, which would explain his usage of the more familiar term. See more »


Cisco Ramon: Well, well, well. At least you're not shopping at Villains R Us anymore.
Killer Frost: I'm sorry about H.R.
Barry Allen: I'm sure he would have appreciated you coming.
Julian Albert: Why did you come?
Killer Frost: I don't know.
Cisco Ramon: Maybe you wanted to come home.
Killer Frost: I don't have a home.
Julian Albert: Yes, you do, Caitlin. You do, with your friends. With me.
Killer Frost: [handing Julian his serum back] I'm sorry, Julian. I'm not Caitlin anymore.
Barry Allen: You're not Killer Frost.
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Edited into The Flash: What's Past Is Prologue (2018) See more »

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Rushed to the finish line, left the view in the dust.
24 May 2017 | by ollerebergSee all my reviews

This episode had a great plot, plenty of engaging material for the audience to sit on the edge of their seats, biting their nails. Unfortunately, the delivery of the plot was disappointing to say the least. The plot twists would have been great, if they gave us time to process them, highlight the emotional impact of those twists. Instead we are quickly pushed to the next big plot point and left with a feeling of "Okay, I suppose it wasn't that big of a deal after all". Big expected clashes between the Flash and Savitar, between Killer Frost and Cisco were short and underwhelming. Instead of spending an extra 2-3 min on each fight scene, giving the audience some proper action and excitement worthy of a season finale, the episode director seemed more concerned with saving the budget for season 4. A lot of this would have been a lot more digestible, had it not been for the fact that the entire season leading up to this episode, hadn't been one massive build up, promising us a thrilling conclusion. It feels a bit like going to a movie that you've been super excited to see because of the amazing trailers, only to find out that the shots in the trailers are the only interesting parts of the movie. The creators behind the Flash TV show knows how to work the audience, how to perfectly time the drama and the action, this is the very reason why so many love the Flash. But that means they should've known that a season finale like this would turn out incredibly underwhelming.

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23 May 2017 (USA) See more »

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