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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

Power Outage, 11/25

THE FLASH GETS A VISIT FROM DC CHARACTERS FAROOQ AND THE CLOCK KING " The Flash (Barry Allen) goes up against Farooq aka Blackout (guest star Michael Reventar), a metahuman who can harness electricity.  During their battle, Farooq zaps The Flash and siphons all his electricity, leaving The Flash without his speed.  Dr. Wells (Tom Cavanagh), Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) work to reverse the effects on Barry, but their efforts are disrupted when Farooq comes banging on S.T.A.R. Labs doors in search of Wells, who he blames for his accident.  Without Barrys powers to protect them, the group must figure out a way to save themselves from the metahuman.  Meanwhile, Tockman (guest star Robert Knepper) manages a coup inside the Central City police department and takes several
people hostage, including Joe (Jesse L. Martin) and Iris (Candice Patton).  While Iris is sure The Flash will save them, Eddie (Rick
Cosnett) has a trick up his sleeve.  Larry Shaw directed the episode written by Alison Schapker & Grainne Godfree (#107).


Flash vs. Arrow, 12/02

PART ONE OF THE EPIC CROSSOVER EVENT WITH THE FLASH AND ARROW " Barry (Grant Gustin) is thrilled when Oliver (guest star Stephen Amell), Felicity (guest star Emily Bett Rickards) and Diggle (guest star David Ramsey) come to Central City to investigate a case involving a deadly boomerang.  Excited about teaming up with his friend, Barry asks Oliver if hed like to help him stop Ray Bivolo (guest star Patrick Sabongui), the meta-human Barry is currently tracking.  Bivolo causes people to lose control of their emotions and has been using that skill to rob banks.  Unfortunately, the superhero partnership doesnt go as smoothly as Barry expected.  When Oliver tells Barry he still has a lot to learn, Barry sets out to prove him wrong by attempting to stop Bivolo alone.  However, when Bivolo infects Barry and sets him on a rage rampage, everyone is in danger, and the only one who can stop him is the Arrow.  Meanwhile, Iris (Candice Patton) is furious when Eddie (Rick Cosnett) tries to get a task force to stop The Flash, Joe and Dr. Wells (Tom Cavanagh) agree the Arrow is a bad influence on Barry, and Caitlin and Cisco deal with a new team in S.T.A.R. Labs.  Glen Winter directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Ben Sokolowski & Brooke Eikmeier (#107).