The Flash (2014– )
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Enter Flashtime 

Barry, Jessie Quick and Jay Garrick slow down time when a nuclear bomb detonates in downtown Central City.


Gregory Smith


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




Episode complete credited cast:
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
Violett Beane ... Jesse Wells / Jesse Quick
John Wesley Shipp ... Jay Garrick
Jessica Parker Kennedy ... Nora West-Allen
Bernadette Saquibal ... Veronica Dale
Klarc Jerome Wilson ... Officer Jones (as Klarc Wilson)


When a nuclear bomb detonates in Central City, Barry, Jesse Quick and Jay Garrick slow down time by entering Flashtime. As everyone in the city is frozen, the three speedsters push themselves to the breaking point to save the city and everyone in it. Written by Khalid

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The concept of Flashtime was created for the series. See more »


When Barry is in "Flashtime" he is using a pen to write on a glass screen. The pen's ink would simply not flow fast enough to allow him to use it. further to this, he drops the pen and it appears to fall at normal speed, instead of appearing to fall in slow motion as one would expect. Even if the pen had been brought into the flashtime state to allow him to use it (though no suggestion is ever made he can do this with inanimate objects) the pen would have still fallen at the rate determined by gravitational pull (9.81 m/s^2). See more »


Barry Allen: What do you mean 'we might lose the speed force?'
Jay Garrick: An explosion of that size would destroy it completely. If that were to happen, every speedster across space and time would lose access to their speed instantly.
Barry Allen: Every speedster?
Jay Garrick: Even if it got rid of Thawne and every other evil speedster in the multiverse, you cannot do this, I won't let you.
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References Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »

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Time Crisis
10 February 2019 | by hellraiser7See all my reviews

This is an honorable mention in favorite episodes of the show. Not much to say, it's pretty much your bomb thriller once again, yeah, the conclusion is predictable you can easily predict Barry/The Flash will disarm the bomb; but the real suspense is wondering how.

It's true that "The Thinker" isn't around this episode but I'm fine with that, sometimes we just need a breather from the seasonal villain and give our heroes a different kind of challenge, and this was one hell of a challenge.

Really love the use of the flash time, where the flash along with two other speedsters whom were nice to see again Jesse and Jay Garrick once more. I like how every one of the characters have a hand in the disarm operation and each tries different solutions and sadly none of them work.

I also like how the episode evokes almost an impending sense of doom as time is ticking away so is hope. One really touching scene is just seeing Barry with Iris probably for the last time and you just seeing him exhausted both physically and psychologically. You see just getting emotional and Iris is just trying to comfort him, I felt that was a genuinely human thing personally if I felt just utter hopelessness and helplessness, I would break down myself. It was touching how Iris knowing she is possible in the last moments of her life with the one she loves remains a rock for Barry, which I felt shows the strength in both her character and love for him. I won't say anything more except that in every puzzle it's never too late to solve it.

Rating: 4 stars

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6 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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