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The Flash

The Flash

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Photo Credit:  Diyah Pera/The CW
  • Premiered: 
    October 7, 2014
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  • Network: CW
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Spinoff of Arrow 
  • Subject Matter: Superhero
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Plot Synopsis

THE FLASH is a one-hour drama series that chronicles the origin story of Barry Allen (aka The Flash), a Central City assistant police forensics investigator, and other meta-humans, vigilantes and villains in his world. After Central City's Scientific and Technological Advanced Research (S.T.A.R.) Labs Particle Accelerator causes a freak storm, Allen is struck by lightning and falls into a coma. Months later he awakens with the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through the city like an unseen guardian angel. Though initially excited by his newfound powers, Allen is shocked to discover he is not the only meta-human created in the wake of the accelerator explosion -- and not everyone is using their new powers for good. Barry partners with S.T.A.R. Labs and dedicates his life to protect the innocent. 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 about his true identity. His associates at the police department include: Det. West, an honest blue-collar cop, who is a surrogate father to Allen; Det. Eddie Thawne, a recent transfer to the Central City Police Department, whose past is a mystery -- and who may harbor his own dark secret; and Capt. David Singh. Harrison Wells, a rock star in the world of physics and the mind and money behind the S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator, charts his path to redemption when he discovers that his failed experiment had the unintended consequence of creating the world's fastest man. At S.T.A.R. Labs, Allen collaborates with: Caitlin Snow, a highly intelligent bioengineering expert, who lost her fiance during an explosion at the labs; and Cisco Ramon, a mechanical engineering genius, who is the youngest member of the scientific team. Plus, Allen gets help from the fast-talking Iris West, his quick-witted best friend, who is also the daughter of Det. West. Barry's mission as The Flash was sidetracked when he came face to face with the Man in Yellow. Barry wasn't fast enough to catch him, but in a shocking revelation the team figured out their beloved mentor, Harrison Wells, was actually the Man in Yellow, and the man responsible for killing Barry's mother. Wells revealed his true identity as Eobard Thawne, a man from the future, coincidentally descended from Eddie Thawne, who traveled back in time to kill Barry. As The Flash appeared about to lose this final battle with his nemesis -- and with the struggle between the two opening a rip in space and time, a Singularity, that threatened to destroy them all -- Eddie Thawne sacrificed his own life in order to save Central City and to change the course of history. Season 2 of THE FLASH premiered on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 8pm ET/PT on The CW. In Season 2, thanks to Eddie Thawne's sacrifice, Eodard Thawne has been defeated. But Barry was unable to prove that Thawne killed his mother, so his father remains in prison for a crime he didn't commit. And a new ally, Jay Garrick, arrives with news that the Singularity opened portals to an alternate Earth, with a terrifying new enemy named Zoom now on the horizon. Plus, Patty Spivot, a police officer obsessed with metahumans, partners with Det. Joe West this season but has no idea that her new crush is The Flash. The season opener, "The Man Who Saved Central City," picks up months after the Singularity attacked Central City, Barry is still struggling to forgive himself for Eddie's death. Concerned about putting his friends in danger, Barry has pushed everyone away and has chosen to protect the city on his own. When a meta-human named Atom Smasher attacks the city, Iris tells Barry that he needs to let his friends help him protect the citizens of Central City. Meanwhile, Cisco helps Joe with his Meta Task Force. The CW premiered the third season of THE FLASH on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 8pm ET/PT. In the season opener, "Flashpoint," a story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg, Barry is living his dream life -- his parents are alive, he's asked Iris West on a date and he can finally be a normal guy as Central City has another speedster, Kid Flash, running around saving the city. When Barry starts forgetting parts of his old life, the Reverse Flash taunts his nemesis and tells him that there will be serious repercussions for Barry and the ones he loves if he continues to live in this alternate universe. In addition to losing his memories, his powers will also start to fade. When disaster strikes, Barry must decide if he wants to continue to live in this world as Barry Allen or return to his universe as The Flash.

Cast

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Bonanza Productions
  • In association with Berlanti Productions
  • In association with Warner Bros. Television

Settings

  • - Starling City
  • - Central City

Births, Deaths & Weddings

  • May 19, 2015: Caitlin Snow & Ronnie Raymond are married
  • May 19, 2015: Det. Eddie Thawne dies
  • May 19, 2015: Eobard Thawne/Reverse Flash dies