The Flash (2014– )
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Just as Wells comes up with a plan to defeat Zoom, Zoom returns hellbent on destroying Central City. Meanwhile, Cisco has a vision of his brother, and Iris comes to terms with her feelings.


Armen V. Kevorkian


Greg Berlanti (developed by), Andrew Kreisberg (developed by) | 7 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Grant Gustin ... Barry Allen / The Flash
Candice Patton ... Iris West
Danielle Panabaker ... Caitlin Snow
Carlos Valdes ... Cisco Ramon / Vibe
Keiynan Lonsdale ... Wally West
Tom Cavanagh ... Dr. Harry Wells
Jesse L. Martin ... Joe West
Teddy Sears ... Hunter Zolomon / Zoom
Violett Beane ... Jesse Wells
Nicholas Gonzalez ... Dante Ramon / Rupture
Patrick Sabongui ... Captain David Singh
John Wesley Shipp ... Henry Allen
Fraser Aitcheson ... Criminal Passenger
Sonia Beeksma Sonia Beeksma ... Reporter
Chris Webb ... Criminal Driver


Zoom returns to Earth-1 intent on taking over Central City. Wells come up with a plan to stop him, but it's extremely dangerous. Unsure if he should take the risk, Barry reaches out to both fathers for advice. Henry adamantly opposes Barry risking his life again but Joe thinks he can handle it, which puts the two men at odds with each other. Meanwhile, Cisco misinterprets his vibe on the Earth-2 villain Rupture, who happens to be his brother Dante's doppelganger, when Rupture comes to Earth-1 seeking justice for Reverb's death. As Barry struggles to reach a critical decision, Iris decides she's finally ready to open up to Barry about her feelings for him. Written by Anonymous/edited by statmanjeff

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3 May 2016 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Henry Allen's cabin is the same as Jack O'Neill's in Stargate SG-1 (1997). See more »


Cisco Ramon: Mozart better watch out. Cisco Ramone's about to conduct something nasty.
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References Back to the Future (1985) See more »


The Flash Theme
Written by Blake Neely
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The City is Mine
3 May 2016 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

Look, I understand we all know Barry isn't dead and definitely retained his powers, but I think this episode did a good job of handling Barry's inner conflict with the particle accelerator. Pair that with wonderful acting all around (yes, I mean everyone) and you get a very good episode of Flash that puts it back on track for the rest of the season.

We began the episode with the team using a hologram of Flash to try and take down villains just by the intimidation factor. It was a neat idea if only it didn't completely backfire when Zoom took down all of the cops. I'm still not all that thrilled at the way they handled the Zoom character, but it was nice seeing him do something meaningful for the show by killing cops on national television. They didn't have the guts to kill off anybody from the main cast, but it was a cool moment.

No matter what Barry was saying, we all knew he was going to go through with the particle accelerator. It also became very obvious that this was the episode Jesse and Wally were going to get their speed. They haven't had a ton of screen time on the show, so pairing them in the secret room together, giving extended scenes to them, and even mentioning "electricity" a few times made it pretty evident. But hey, if they were going to do it, might as well be now.

Zoom's pawn of the week was Rupture, who turned out to be Cisco's brother from Earth-2, Dante. Dante's presence didn't do anything to add to the show in terms of quality, but I didn't mind seeing Cisco get extended time. Rupture was nothing special, and it still doesn't completely make sense why Zoom doesn't do what he wants instead of sending another villains out to do his work. Seriously, where does he run off to?

Iris had a good week, and Candice Patton got some time to shine. Patton showed me that it isn't entirely her fault that Iris has become uninteresting, because she clearly has what it takes to handle an emotional scene, as shown in her big moment with Barry. I'm still not pro-Barry and Iris, but this episode helped convince me just a little bit.

Lastly, Barry's dad was back this week, and sure he had plenty of advice for his son, but he also dropped a bombshell as to who is in the mask on earth 2. Apparently, Garrick is Henry's mother's maiden name, which has been rumored. The man under the mask is still not fully clear, but the fact that Garrick is within the family of the Allen's, hints at what may be to come.

+Zoom does something

+Cool reveal at the end

+Jesse and Wally get powers

+Well acted all around

-No real need for Cisco's brother


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