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Rogue Time 

The Flash learns that Captain Cold and Heat Wave have returned to Central City. This time Snart has brought along his sociopathic baby sister Lisa to help wreak havoc on the city.

Director:

John Behring

Writers:

Greg Berlanti (developed by), Andrew Kreisberg (developed by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Grant Gustin ... Barry Allen / The Flash
Candice Patton ... Iris West
Danielle Panabaker ... Caitlin Snow
Rick Cosnett ... Detective Eddie Thawne
Carlos Valdes ... Cisco Ramon
Tom Cavanagh ... Dr. Harrison Wells / Reverse-Flash
Jesse L. Martin ... Joe West
Dominic Purcell ... Mick Rory / Heat Wave
Wentworth Miller ... Leonard Snart / Captain Cold
Liam McIntyre ... Mark Mardon / Weather Wizard
Nicholas Gonzalez ... Dante Ramon
Roger Howarth ... Mason Bridge
Melise ... Linda Park (as Malese Jow)
Peyton List ... Lisa Snart
Patrick Sabongui ... Captain David Singh
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Storyline

After going to the past, Barry talks to Harrison Wells about him time-traveling and the consequences of changing the timeline. Barry puts Mark Mardon in the cell at STAR Labs knowing about the consequences. Barry talks to Linda and they break up. Barry talks to Iris about his feelings and her feelings and Iris says that she doesn't feel the same way as Barry does. Captain Cold, Heat Wave and Cold's little sister Lisa kidnap Cisco and his brother to get back the guns and the secret identity of the Flash. Barry gets punched in the face by Eddie because Iris told him that Barry wanted to have her leave Eddie. Iris's friend at work, who has a bunch of conspiracies about Harrison Wells, gets killed by the Reverse-Flash, and all of his evidence gets taken away. When Barry asks Harrison Wells about Simon Stagg, the TV shows that Iris's friend has gone missing. Barry calls Joe and tells him he believes everything Joe said was true. Written by Milan Benoit Craig

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

24 March 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

After The Flash: Going Rogue (2014) and The Flash: Revenge of the Rogues (2015), this is the third episode to feature Leonard Snart / Captain Cold. See more »

Quotes

Joe West: So when were you planning on telling me you took down Mardon?
Barry Allen: I-I just haven't a chance yet.
Joe West: You got sidetracked, you mean?
Barry Allen: No, Joe, you can't be mad.
Joe West: I'm not mad. But I am curious. I mean, you were acting so weird at the crime scene.
Barry Allen: I always act weird.
Joe West: Okay. Weirder.
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Connections

References Doctor Who (1963) See more »

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The Flash Theme
Written by Blake Neely
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Cisco-Centric
24 March 2015 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

After one of the biggest episodes Flash has ever had, the show took a bit of a step back tonight. Though there were many cool moments tonight, I couldn't help but think it was one of the weaker episodes that the show has given us. The time travel last week was cool and mind bending, but it created more problems than it fixed. As a result I think this weeks episode may be more beneficial to watch back to back with last weeks.

Since Harrison Wells is officially the main villain of season 1 we can watch the show differently now. No longer are there as many secrets, so I definitely liked his brief but important scenes showcasing his ability to see the future thanks to Gideon. The fact that the tragedy aspect of time travel happens no matter how hard you try is fascinating. So if Barry does save his mother, what tragedy will take it's place? Speaking of tragedy, Cisco is back alive and well and we got a chance to see some members of his family this week. Though I think the sole reason for them was just a plot device to get Captain Cold to find out about Barry's identity, it was nice having a Cisco centric episode. The new scene with Cisco and Wells was interesting and obviously didn't have the emotional impact as last week but also proved to be important.

Barry's break up with Linda seemed forced and a bit too easy. She was almost too okay with it. Sadly for Barry he didn't have Iris to run too. Or not. I have disliked Iris so much on this show that I hoped to god they wouldn't go the romantic route with her and Barry forever, but now that it was out there for an episode, I hated the fact that she doesn't like him anymore. I really just don't want anything to do with her character. But I also found this episode to be almost overly sentimental. Or just the fact that there's too much romance going on and not enough great story. The fact that Eddie punched Barry for his moment with Iris felt totally opposite of who we know Eddie to be. He never showed hatred towards Barry for liking her. Only concern when Iris was touchy. Then to see him and Iris believe in lightning psychosis seemed so far-fetched. That pretty much took me out of that scene.

Onto the final 10 minutes or so, now that Captain Cold knows and is apparently headed out of Central City, it seems like he will start up his own 'Rogues' squad for the spin off show. The name seemed to stick. I was also glad to see Barry find out, or supposedly find out about Wells. Him, Cisco, and Caitlin will have to figure out a way to stay secretive while also work against Wells.

+Time travel tragedy

+Cisco

-Eddie & Iris being dumb

-Back and forth between Barry and Iris

-Cisco's family as plot devices

6.4/10


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