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The Flash 

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After being struck by lightning, Barry Allen wakes up from his coma to discover he's been given the power of super speed, becoming the Flash, fighting crime in Central City.
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Season 4 Returns


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Barry gets arrested for a crime he didn't commit. He faces a difficult decision whether to reveal to the court that he is the Flash.


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Tuesday, December 5
S4.E9 Don't Run
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Amunet kidnaps Caitlin and forces her to perform a tricky medical task and the Thinker traps the Flash in a speedster-proof prison.


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S4.E8 Crisis on Earth-X, Part 3
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 19 wins & 40 nominations. See more awards »
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Barry Allen is a Central City police forensic scientist with a reasonably happy life, despite the childhood trauma of a mysterious red and yellow lightning killing his mother and framing his father. All that changes when a massive particle accelerator accident leads to Barry being struck by lightning in his lab. Coming out of coma nine months later, Barry and his new friends at S.T.A.R labs find that he now has the ability to move at superhuman speed. Furthermore, Barry learns that he is but one of many affected by that event, most of whom are using their powers for evil. Determined to make a difference, Barry dedicates his life to fighting such threats, as The Flash. While he gains allies he never expected, there are also secret forces determined to aid and manipulate him for their own agenda. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Trivia

The newspaper from the future that Dr. Wells keeps looking at during season 1 is a nod to the Crisis on Infinite Earths and spin off show Arrow (2012) and Bruce Wayne's/Batman's company Waynetech. See more »

Goofs

Whenever Barry uses his super speed from a standing start, there is a gust of wind that blows in the opposite direction (for instance, if he superspeeds to the left, there is an airburst that blows to the right). Engaging his super speed in this manner would cause a suction effect creating an airburst in the same direction he's moving in. See more »

Quotes

[Season 2 opening]
Barry Allen: My name is Barry Allen and I am the fastest man alive. To the outside world, I am an ordinary forensic scientist, but secretly with the help of my friends in S.T.A.R. Labs, I fight crime and find other meta-humans like me. I hunted down the man who killed my mother, but in doing so, I opened up our world to new threats, and I am the only one fast enough to stop them. I am The Flash.
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Crazy Credits

Each week's opening credits during the voiceover words "fight crime and find others like me" changes to show the previous week's metahuman encounter. See more »

Connections

Version of Lightspeed (2006) See more »

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The Flash Theme
Written by Blake Neely
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User Reviews

 
A great third season
2 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

The flash has been one of my favourite shows for the last few seasons and after the end of the last season I was super excited for season 3 and I really enjoyed this season even though it was definitely the weakest season yet. The premise of the season sees after zoom took everything away from him Barry Decided to travel in time to save his parents and create a new timeline called flashpoint which he intends to live his life out in. Grant gustin is Barry Allen and once again he is totally fantastic in his role, he brings so much humanity to the role and I always truly care about Barry. He also brings the humour to his character that does make him such a likable person. The supporting cast is a bit of a mixed bag this season, Danielle panabaker as Caitlin snow is given a lot more to do this season with her role and I really found her an interesting watch. Savitar is the villain this season, the god of speed when revealed becomes an interesting character and i found his story with Barry to be really interesting to watch. Tom cavanagh is back but as a third version as Harrison wells and I will admit this is easily my least favourite version of the character, I just found him incredibly eccentric and over the top and I didn't enjoy this version of the character. Iris west is an interesting character and they go far this season with the iris and Barry relationship and I just found her to be really underutilized this season. The story of the season is interesting seeing Barry dealing with this alternate universe and this season had a real emotional tale to it and I thought it was really interesting seeing the characters dealing with these situations. The script was really good season probably doing the best job of combining humour and drama to its show that is possible. The style is good, the action is still great with high production levels really selling the action. However, there are a few too many filler episodes this season and I am a bit bored of the two speedsters fighting dynamic that I do believe is starting to hurt the show. Overall this is a really enjoyable season of the flash and I hope they get even better next season.


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