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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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S4.E10 The Trial of the Flash
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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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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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The fastest man alive. See more »


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Trivia

At the end of the episode where Felicity visits Barry, she is traveling home by train. Barry shows up and states, "Statistically speaking, trains are the safest way to travel." Felicity quickly quips, "I thought that was planes?" This is a play on the quote Superman uses in Superman (1978) and later in Bryan Singer's homage to Richard Donner in Superman Returns (2006) when he says "Statistically speaking, planes are still the safest way to travel." However, Superman also uses this quote to refere to a train, in Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987). 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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The DC Comics logo features a comic-book image of the Flash. See more »

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Spun-off from Arrow (2012) See more »

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The Flash Theme
Written by Blake Neely
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Strong Season 1, dismal thereafter
11 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

Season 1 of The Flash was exceptional with everything needed in a Sci-fi Action Thriller. Good story line with exciting twists and a superhero, what else do we need. But since the start of season 2, it has gone from bad to terrible numerous times. Bad acting, dismal plot and sometimes hilarious CGI didn't help its cause either. In the era of exceptional CGI in TV, with shows like GoT and Viking, this looks like a B-Grade Sci-fi movie.


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