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The Trial of The Flash 

Joe and Iris must decide how far they're willing to go to keep Barry out of prison as his trial for the murder of Clifford DeVoe begins.


Philip Chipera


Greg Berlanti (developed by), Andrew Kreisberg (developed by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Grant Gustin ... Barry Allen / The Flash
Candice Patton ... Iris West-Allen
Danielle Panabaker ... Caitlin Snow / Killer Frost
Carlos Valdes ... Cisco Ramon / Vibe
Tom Cavanagh ... Dr. Harry Wells
Jesse L. Martin ... Joe West
Danielle Nicolet ... Cecile Horton
Hartley Sawyer ... Ralph Dibny
Patrick Sabongui ... Captain David Singh
Kim Engelbrecht ... Marlize DeVoe / The Mechanic
Kendrick Sampson ... Dominic Lanse
Ryan Alexander McDonald ... Neil Borman / Fallout
Mark Valley ... Anton Slater
Ken Camroux-Taylor ... Judge Hankerson
Mercedes De La Cruz ... Upper Class Woman (as Mercedes Gendron)


Joe and Iris must decide how far they're willing to go to keep Barry out of prison as his trial for the murder of Clifford DeVoe begins.

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16 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Barry's height as revealed in his mugshot is 6'1. See more »


Cecile does not present a defense for Barry because he refuses to testify. However, Barry's testimony is not the only part of the defense she could have presented. She could have asked Iris to testify that the murder weapon was not included in the wedding gift that they opened together. She could have also asked Joe and the other guests at his Christmas party to testify that Barry was at the party so he would not have had time to commit the murder. See more »


Ralph Dibny: If there was an award for best crocodile tears by the most emotionally manipulative widow, Marlize, definitely in the top three. Let's snap something more damning than a lip lock.
Joe West: We're not here for that. Can you do your gross stretchy thing and slip inside and open the door?
Ralph Dibny: [Joe takes out an evidence baggie] Those are carpet fibers. Those are from Allen's loft, aren't they? You're gonna plant evidence to frame Marlize.
Joe West: She was the only one that could have planted DeVoe's body. Fibers on the ...
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At The Top Of Its Game
20 January 2018 | by LorenBiegSee all my reviews

This exceptional episode puts Barry Allen in a different kind of predicament. He is on trial for the murder of Clifford Devoe, the college professor with ALS who was secretly The Thinker. The Thinker framed Barry before he transferred his consciousness into the body of Dominic Lanse. The only way Barry can exonerate himself is to reveal to the world that he is the Flash. But, he won't do it. And the prosecution's case is really, really strong.

Short on meta action and special effects, this story gives the writers, actors, and director a chance to shine in their craft. The result is great drama, courtroom and otherwise. Guest actor Mark Valley brings his Boston Legal chops to the table to great effect. This show's strength is its ensemble. Everyone is strong, and the stories that work the best utilize the entire cast. Despite the outlandish sci-fi scenarios, Allen and the team might be our co-workers or our neighbors. This episode showcases that strength. The Thinker continues to grow into one of the most interesting enemies The Flash has faced. And in this instance, the meta subplot involving Fallout is somewhat of a distraction. But, it at least gives a chance for an appearance by Killer Frost along with another of this series' strengths: the best one liners in all of superhero television.

The only weak element, Allen having a private conversation with Iris using a speed ability he cannot explain, is easy to overlook because it resulted in one of the most emotional character moments. Overall, a great story, beautifully executed. I can't wait to see what happens next!

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