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The CW23 Shows - The Flash

Barry Allen was just 11 years old when his mother was killed in a bizarre and terrifying incident and his father was falsely convicted of the murder. With his life changed forever by the tragedy, Barry was taken in and raised by Detective Joe West, the father of Barry's best friend, Iris.

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 and his S.T.A.R. Labs team, 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, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel. Though initially excited by his new found powers, Barry is shocked to discover he is not the only meta-human who was created in the wake of the accelerator explosion ? and not everyone is using their new powers for good. In the months since the accident, the city has seen a sharp increase in missing people, unexplained deaths and other strange phenomena.

Barry now has a renewed purpose using his gift of speed to protect the innocent, while never giving up on his quest to solve his mother's murder and clear his father's name. For now, only a few close friends and associates know that Barry is literally the fastest man alive, but it won't be long before the world learns what Barry Allen has become The Flash.

The series stars Grant Gustin (Glee,Arrow) as Barry Allen/The Flash, Candice Patton (The Game) as Iris West, Rick Cosnett (The Vampire Diaries) as Eddie Thawne, Danielle Panabaker (Necessary Roughness,Justified) as Caitlin Snow, Carlos Valdes (Once on Broadway ) as Cisco Ramon, with Tom Cavanagh (Ed, Eli Stone) as Harrison Wells and Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order) as Detective West.


Airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m./7c .



Episode Description

Things You Can’t Outrun, 11/04

HE FLASH BATTLES THE MIST, CAITLIN TELLS BARRY ABOUT RONNIE " As Barry (Grant Gustin) and the team at S.T.A.R. Labs work to capture Kyle Nimbus (guest star Anthony Carrigan), a.k.a. The Mist, a dangerous new meta-human with toxic gas powers, they revisit the painful night the particle accelerator exploded and killed Caitlins (Danielle Panabaker) fianc, Ronnie (guest star Robbie Amell).  Meanwhile, Joe (Jesse Martin) decides to finally visit Henry (John Wesley Shipp) in jail after all these years, but things take a dangerous turn when Kyle shows up looking to punish Joe for arresting him years ago.  Meanwhile, Iris (Candice Patton) and Eddie (Rick Cosnett) continue to hide their relationship from Joe.  Jesse Warn directed the episode written by Alison Schapker & Grainne Godfree (#103).


Plastique, 11/11

KELLY FRYE GUEST STARS AS DC COMICS PLASTIQUE AND CLANCY BROWN GUEST STARS AS GENERAL EILING " After a bomb goes off downtown, the army, led by General Eiling (guest star Clancy Brown), rolls in and takes over the case, much to Joes (Jesse Martin) surprise.  Suspicious, Joe tells Barry (Grant Gustin) that he and his friends at S.T.A.R. Labs should look into the armys involvement.  Wells (Tom Cavanagh) informs the team that Eiling was experimenting on his men to turn them into super soldiers.  Cisco (Carlos Valdes) confirms one of Eilings soldiers, Bette Sans Souci (guest star Kelly Frye), was at the bomb site.  The Flash tracks her down and realizes that shes not setting off the bombs, she is a meta-human who can blow things up just by touching them.  Meanwhile, when Joe learns Iris is writing about the streak, he tells Barry to make her stop.  Barry realizes Iris wont listen to him so he decides to have The Flash pay her a visit.   (#105).


The Flash is Born, 11/18

GREG FINLEY GUEST STARS AS DC COMICS VILLAIN GIRDER " The Flash (Grant Gustin) faces a new meta-human named Tony (guest star Greg Finley, Star-Crossed, Secret Life of the American Teenager), who can turn himself into girded steel at will.  While Dr. Wells (Tom Cavanagh) and Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) are concerned about Barrys safety, Cisco (Carlos Valdes) comes up with a plan to take Tony down.  Meanwhile, Iriss (Candice Patton) blog on The Flash gets her into trouble, and Eddie (Rick Cosnett) witnesses Tonys abilities firsthand and begins to ask questions that Joe (Jesse L. Martin) doesnt want answered.  Joe asks Dr. Wells to help him solve Nora Allens murder.  Millicent Shelton directed the episode written by Jaime Paglia & Chris Rafferty (#106).