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 »

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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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Release Date:

23 May 2017 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The only episode that Tobin Bell is finally credited as voicing Savitar. See more »


Savitar calls Cisco "Francesco" ("fran-CHESS-ko"), instead of "Francisco" ("fran-SISS-ko"). See more »


Joe West: All this time we were trying to save Iris, you're telling me that we should've been trying to save you too?
Barry Allen: You did save me, Joe. You took an 11-year-old boy with a broken heart, and you gave him a home, and so much love. No son ever felt more love for a father.
Joe West: No father ever felt more proud of a son.
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References Doctor Who (1963) See more »

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A disappointing, cheat of an episode.
24 May 2017 | by rsathyadavSee all my reviews

So, you show an amazing teaser - touching, melancholic, and set to wonderful music The hero is totally down and out. The audience feels it. And you describe the episode like so - With nothing left to lose, Barry takes on savitar. And then, 30 seconds into the episode shits on the teaser, and cheats everyone who wanted to see what they saw in the teaser.

There's a good way to surprise, and there's cheating. I couldn't possibly mention the word cheat enough. Yes, I expected the obvious "twist", but I really hoped they would be more honest with the story telling. What was with the "invitation" in the climax, instead of punishment for everything he'd done until then? Nothing made sense emotionally. Captain cold's advise couldn't possibly have mattered less ultimately, and I really wanted it to be that kind of a finale, an honest one.

To their credit, they explained the time stuff reasonably well. The finale was well executed in terms of visuals, and Savitar's plan. The dialogues in episode 9, and 15, and the ones about the stone/husks made so much more sense after you come to know the Savitar reveal. On rewatching the season a little while ago, I felt they had planned this season quite well, unlike season 2. So, Zoom can create so many time remnants, even kill them just like that, but he needs Barry to provide enough energy to the pulsar? What a load of bull.

But, as much as this finale made tried to make fans happy, it just failed miserably. It was passable, but not the touching, emotionally fulfilling conclusion the teaser promised us. Also writers, and this is really important, if you have 3 speedsters against 1 villain, don't make just one fight him ! It's so lame to even think of reasons to temporarily handicap them.

A disappointing end to an IMPORTANT, interesting enough season of The Flash. If you don't feel the way I feel, watch the 3x23 teaser again, and you will feel how I do.

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