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Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) was just 11 years old when his mother was killed in a bizarre and terrifying incident and his father (John Wesley Shipp) was falsely convicted of the murder. With his life changed forever by the tragedy, Barry was taken in and raised by Detective Joe West (Jesse L. Martin), the father of Barry’s best friend, Iris (Candice Patton). Now, Barry has become a brilliant, driven and endearingly geeky CSI investigator, whose determination to uncover the truth about his mother’s strange death leads him to follow up on every unexplained urban legend and scientific advancement that comes along. Barry’s latest obsession is a cutting edge particle accelerator, created by visionary physicist Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh) and his S.T.A.R. Labs team members, Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) and Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes), who claim that this invention will bring about unimaginable advancements in power and medicine. However, something goes horribly wrong during the public unveiling, and when the devastating explosion causes a freak storm, many lives are lost and Barry is struck by lightning. After nine months in a coma, Barry awakens to find his life has changed once again – the accident has given him the power of super speed. Thrilled with his new powers, Barry learns how to control them with the help of Dr. Wells and his team. However, keeping his secret from his best friend Iris (Candice Patton) is proving to be harder than he thought, especially when Joe’s new partner, Eddie Thawne (Rick Cosnett), catches her eye. When another meta-human attacks the city, it’s time to put Barry’s new powers, and himself, to the test. David Nutter directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kresiberg and Geoff Johns and teleplay by Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns (100).


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There's a Fast Pun to be Made I'm Sure 0

This may sound sacrilegious but The Flash comes across like a Marvel joint or more specifically Sam Rami Spider-Man film. Grounded in “science”, The Flash gleefully explores superheroisim in a way Man of Steel and Arrow cannot quickly pushing this as the show to watch if you’re a DC fan and tired of everything looking like a Nolan film.The Flash pilot is among the better pilot episodes for the new Fall shows on network TV due to its confidence that the audience will just go wi...

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Flash Forward 0

The CW launches there second DC show with The Flash. I have to say, it was a very enjoyable first episode, and you can tell DC is keeping the same tone and feel of Arrow. At first I was a little disappointed in this, and I wanted the costume to be a bit more bright, but with the success of Arrow, I can't really blame anyone for starting this new series with a familiar feel to capitalize on that success. One thing I am glad Flash borrowed from Arrow Season 2, is the introduction of tons of DC cha...

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CONSPIRACY-The Flash pilot episodes on 10/7 and 10/8 are different pilots. There are several differences throughout both pilots. Is this an oops by the network or a social experiment? Watch them, at least three differences just in first 5-6 minutes of each show....

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