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The Flash Season One by the Numbers

The Flash S1E1 The Flash
Pilot – S1E1
  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs: 1 (Barry)
  • Meta-human of the Week: Clyde Mardon – can control the weather
  • Who knows Barry is The Flash: Wells, Caitlin, Cisco, Joe, and Oliver Queen
  • Feel Sorry For: Detective Chyre. His dead father’s pen was used to pick up shit, then he died.
  • #FlashBars: Barry: “Imagine that dot is everything we’ve ever learned about the world.” Iris: “Does that include twerking?”
  • Shady-Ass Wells Line: “Tonight, the future begins. That future will be here faster than you think.”
  • Noticeable Noticeables: 1. Linda Park, the girl Barry would later date, is the reporter on the news the night the accelerator explodes. Though she’s Asian, she’s not the same actress from later in the season. 2. Barry first trains at Ferris Air training facility – another Green Lantern nod. 3. Wells shows Barry the particle accelerator where it exploded. His rebuild must have began after Barry became The Flash. 4. Grodd’s broken cage
  • Best Joe Black Fatherhood Moment: “I took you in after your mom died and I never asked for anything in return – not even a thank you.”
  • West-Allen Moment: Barry places Iris’ hand over his heart so she can feel it beating.
  • #52 Reference: The detectives from the 52nd Division interrogated Henry Allen the night Nora was murdered.
  • Barry Saves the Day By: Running in a circle, really fast
  • Post-Credit Easter Egg: Wells has a secret room! And he can walk! And see the future! And he doesn’t need those fucking glasses either!
  • Outstanding questions: How did Wells know Barry would be standing where he was, holding that chain, when struck by lightning? How did future Barry become The Flash? Was it the particle accelerator exploding so Wells figured another explosion would do it again because fate? That seems a little uncertain for a man like Wells.
  • Rating: 9.5

Read our official recap of the episode here.

The Flash S1E1 Barry Working

Fastest Man Alive – S1E2
  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs: 2 (Joe)
  • Meta-human of the Week: Danton Black – can duplicate into multiple copies of himself
  • Feel Sorry For: Barry’s bio-dad when he told Barry to stop visiting him so he didn’t have to see him locked up.
  • #FlashBars: 10-year-old Iris: “Is Barry in trouble?” Joe: “Unless that’s one of your homework questions, that’s none of your business little girl.”
  • Shady-Ass Wells Line: “Some people, when they break, they can’t be put together again.”
  • Best Joe Black Fatherhood Moment: He shows up with three of Barry’s favorite pizzas. Barry admits Joe is the one who kept him clothed, fed, sat by his bed when he couldn’t sleep, taught him to drive and shave, and dropped him off at college.
  • West-Allen Moment: Barry looks at Iris in that pink dress like he wants to eat her up.
  • #52 Reference: Ladder 52 announces they’re on their way to the fire.
  • Barry Saves the Day By: Noticing a drop of sweat.
  • Post-Credit Easter Egg: Wells kills Stagg because he saw Barry and wants to catch the man in the red mask.
  • Rating: 9.5

Read our official recap of the episode here.

The Flash S1E2 Barry

Things You Can’t Outrun – S1E3
  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs: 0
  • Meta-human of the Week: Kyle Nimbus (The Mist) – can turn himself into poisonous gas
  • Feel Sorry For: Caitlin. Her fiance died moments after agreeing on a honeymoon locale.
  • #FlashBars: When Cisco side-eyes Wells for knowing where Big Belly Burger is – Wells: “I eat!”
  • Shady-Ass Wells Line: As they prepare to start the particle accelerator for the first time: “I feel like I’ve been waiting for this day for centuries.”
  • Best Joe Black Fatherhood Moment: Joe helps Barry understand sometimes you have to live with the guilt of your failures.
  • West-Allen Moment: Iris to Barry: “You’re still the cutest nerd I know.”
  • Noticeable Noticeables: 1. Caitlin says she and Ronnie were like “fire and ice.” 2. Barry vibrates his face to hide it for the first time.
  • Imprisoned Meta-human: The Mist (Kyle Nimbus)
  • #52 Reference: Area 52 in the reactor is where they plan on holding the metahumans in the particle accelerator
  • Barry Saves the Day By: Running really fast until The Mist gets tired of being all misty
  • Post-Credit Easter Egg: Wells stares at The Flash suit and then remembers the night the accelerator exploded. After Ronnie contained the blast to go upwards, Wells told Cisco he was on his way down. But first he stops in his secret room and watches as Barry is struck by lightning. “See you soon, Barry.” 
  • Outstanding Questions: How do people think Wells was hurt and loss the use of his legs? He was walking and fine after Ronnie saved the building. He saw Barry struck by lightning. What incident could have happened between his going into his secret room and meeting Cisco downstairs that would explain a severe injury like that?
  • Rating: 8

Read our official recap of the episode here.

The Flash S1E3 - Barry Injected

Going Rogue | S1E4
  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs: 1 (Felicity) Plus, a janitor does manage to steal a weapon no one would have missed had Snart not stolen it from him.
  • Who knows Barry is The Flash: Add Felicity Smoak to the list
  • Feel Sorry For: Cisco. Wells jumped in dat ass over him losing the cold gun.
  • #FlashBars: Barry: “Leonard? That’s almost as bad as Bartholomew.” Joe: “Snart ain’t sexy either.”
  • Shady-Ass Wells Line: To Felicity: “I foresaw great things from you.”
  • Noticeable Noticeables: 1. Snart’s voice is totally different in this first episode compared to later episodes. 2. The thief who stole the cold gun from S.T.A.R. Labs mentions their skeleton crew and lack of security. No shit! 3. Snart meets Mick in Keystone, the city Eddie Thawne transferred from.
  • Best Joe Black Fatherhood Moment: Schooling Iris on what it means to have a partner.
  • West-Allen Moment: “She’s the first girl who sees you for the amazing person I am always telling you that you are.”
  • #52 Reference: The security truck hijacked in the opening is numbered 52.
  • Barry Saves the Day By: Running people off of a derailing train. Shoutout to Cisco for punking Captain Cold with a vacuum. 
  • Post-Credit Easter Egg: Captain Cold finds a friend named Mick to help him start a new crew in Central City.
  • Rating: 8

Read our official recap of the episode here.

The Flash - S1E4 - Captain Cold

Plastique – S1E5
  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs: 3 (Joe, Eiling)
  • Meta-human of the Week: Bette Sansuki (Plastique) – human explosive
  • Who knows Barry is The Flash: Add General Eiling. Bette, but then she died.
  • Feel Sorry For: Bette. All she wanted to do was serve her country.
  • Shady-Ass Wells Line: “Don’t you worry, boy. I have a different future in mind for you.”
  • Noticeable Noticeables: 1. A bit of Eobard’s hubris comes out when he’s offended Bette thought Eiling created her. “He’s not smart enough to create someone like you.” 2. Barry vibrates his vocal cords to distort his voice for the first time.
  • Best Joe Black Fatherhood Moment: After Joe tells Barry to talk to Iris again about writing about The Streak, Barry just stands there for a few moments. Barry: “You mean right now?” Joe: “Yes, I mean right now.”
  • West-Allen Moment: The Flash rendezvous with Iris on the Jitters rooftop. Very Lois Lane and Superman.
  • #52 Reference: Eiling was interviewed by Channel 52
  • Barry Saves the Day By: Running on water… really fast
  • Post-Credit Easter Egg: Eiling pays a surprise visit to S.T.A.R. Labs and threatens Wells. Wells threatens him right back and then remembers a night before the particle accelerator explosion. Wells stopped working with Eiling after he found out he’d been performing unethical experiments on a gorilla named Grodd.
  • Rating: 9

Read our official recap of the episode here.

The Flash S1E5 Plastique and Barry

The Flash is Born – S1E6
  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs: 1 (Joe)
  • Meta-human of the Week: Tony Woodward (Girder) – can turn his body into girded steel.
  • Who knows Barry is The Flash: Add Girder
  • Feel Sorry For: Eddie. Iris is getting her black-ass life talking to The Flash on rooftops.
  • #FlashBars: Eddie: “What kind of a tool steals a yellow Humvee?” Joe: “What kind of tool buys a yellow HumVee?”
  • Noticeable Noticeables: 1. Well says, “Interesting. A man of steel.” 2. The lab where they do all of their secret meta-human stuff is on Level 600. 600. How big is this place?
  • Best Joe Black Fatherhood Moment: “You come up against somebody you know you can’t beat. Be smart. It’s okay to run the other way.”
  • West-Allen Moment: Iris: “I’ve missed you.” Barry: “Yeah, I’ve missed you, too. … I don’t know what I would do if anything happened to you.”
  • Barry Saves the Day By: Super-sonic punch, baby!
  • Post-Credit Easter Egg: The man in yellow visits Joe, scares the shit out of him, steals his files on the Nora Allen murder, and then leaves a threatening message on Iris’ picture with a knife going through her heart – just like how Nora died.
  • Outstanding questions: So, Wells said he and Tess were in/from Maryland. What does that have to do with Starling City, which is where they later said they lived when they got into the car accident? And am I the only who thinks Joe should have remained suspicious of Well since right after he tells him he’s not going to give up looking into Nora’s death, the man in yellow makes his first appearance in 15 years?
  • Rating: 10

Read our official recap of the episode here.

The Flash S1E6 The Flash

 Power Outage – S1E7
  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs: 1 (Faruk)
  • Meta-human of the Week: Faruk (Blackout) – can siphon electrical power
  • Who knows Barry is The Flash: Scratch Girder off the list because he died. Faruk knew, but he died too. Still at 7.
  • Feel Sorry For: Faruk. That poor guy just wanting to do crazy shit like climb electrical towers when a storm is coming. Next thing you know, he’s a human defibrillator and killing his friends.
  • #FlashBars: Cisco: ‘You have the yips. You know, when a second baseman all of sudden can’t throw to first, or a golfer can’t putt, and they get all embarrassed and upset and it’s hot mess and they feel like even more of a failure.”
  • Shady-Ass Wells Line: “This isn’t just about you. Remember that, Barry.” 
  • Noticeable Noticeables: 1. When Barry lost his powers, the future changed. The new headline read that the U.S. Postal Service shut down completely. 2. Cisco insensitively gave Faruk a meta-human name after he was dead, to which Wells snapped, “He had a name, Cisco.”  3. It has been 312 days since Barry was struck by lighting.
  • Best Joe Black Fatherhood Moment: Joe convinces the Clock King to allow Iris a moment with Eddie, who’s dying.
  • West-Allen Moment: When Barry finally defeated Faruk, his first word/thought was, “Iris.”
  • #52 Reference: Wells diary entries to Gideon (re: Barry) are all labeled “Entry_52.”
  • Barry Saves the Day By: Overcoming the yips. Iris saved herself from the Clock King.
  • Post-Credit Easter Egg: Wells takes a sample from Faruk’s dead body to learn how he stole The Flash’s power. He also winks at Nimbus, who’s chilling in his own containment cell in gas form.
  • Outstanding questions: Wells needs The Flash to get home, but could whatever he learned from Faruk’s blood (if anything) come into play if he needs to stop Barry?
  • Rating: 8

Read our official recap of the episode here.

The Flash S1E7 Barry

The Flash vs. Arrow – S1E8
  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs: 1 (Joe)
  • Meta-human of the Week: Roy Bivilo (Prism) – Can control people’s emotions and fills them with rage (Caitlin calls him Rainbow Raider later, but Cisco is like, “Nah.”)
  • Who knows Barry is The Flash: Add Diggle.
  • Feel Sorry For: Diggle. He could not wrap his mind around Barry’s powers. There may have been drool.
  • #FlashBars: Oliver: “We can talk about you giving your enemies silly codenames later.” Barry: “You mean like over coffee with Deathstroke and The Huntress?”
  • Noticeable Noticeables: Oliver didn’t trust Wells ass.
  • Best Joe Black Fatherhood Moment: When infected Barry jumped in Singh’s ass, Joe had to interject with that black fatherhood to save Barry’s job.
  • Barry Saves the Day By: He doesn’t. He’s infected by Prism and needs to be saved by Oliver, Wells, and Joe.
  • Imprisoned Meta-humans: The Mist (Kyle Nimbus), Roy Bivilo (Prism)
  • Post-Credit Easter Egg: While Caitlin stares at a picture of her and Ronnie, he’s chilling under an overpass, lighting up and scaring thugs.
  • Outstanding questions: Why was Wells bugging Felicity to know The Arrow’s identity? He’s from the future and already knew.
  • Rating: 10

Read our official recap of the episode here.

The Flash S1E8 Team Arrow

The Man in the Yellow Suit – S1E9
  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs: 0
  • Feel Sorry For: Barry. Iris doesn’t return his love and he got beaten up by the man in yellow, who killed his mother and who’s faster than him.
  • #FlashBars: Barry: “I loved you before I knew what love was.”
  • Noticeable Noticeables: 1. Unlike what Barry says in a later episode, the man in yellow did NOT say that they’d been at it for centuries. 2. They straight up gave Firestorm one of Stephen Amell’s Arrow flashback wigs.
  • Best Joe Black Fatherhood Moment: “There I was thinking I’m changing your life by taking you in. Truth is, you changed mine. So don’t lose that light now, Barry. The world may need The Flash, but I need my Barry Allen.”
  • West-Allen Moment: The exchange of Christmas presents gets you right in the feels.
  • Barry Saves the Day By: He doesn’t. Ronnie saves Barry then bounces.
  • Post-Credit Easter Egg: Wells enters his secret room and uses a ring with a lightning bolt on it to reveal the yellow suit.
  • Outstanding questions: Why did Wells come forward now? Was it just to light a fire and try to push Barry to go faster? If it was about getting the tachyon device, why didn’t he take it when he went to Mercury Labs in the beginning? He can phase through walls. Also, how the hell was he a recording and beating himself up? When he’s taken out of the room by The Flash, did no one notice Wells (a recording?) just laying in the containment field? I don’t get it!
  • Rating: 10

Read our official recap of the episode here.

The Flash S1E9 The Man in the Yellow Suit

Revenge of the Rogues – S1E10
  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs: 0
  • Feel Sorry For: Barry. Doing all these great things for the city and getting zero credit. Then he has to watch the girl he loves move in with Eddie.
  • #FlashBars: Joe: “Your partner’s a real hothead.” Captain Cold: “That’s funny.”
  • Shady-Ass Wells Line: “In case you doubt it, you push me to be better, too.”
  • Noticeable Noticeables: Wells damn near stood up when Barry was facing off against the drones.
  • Best Joe Black Fatherhood Moment: Joe took Iris’ stuffed turtle away when she broke his Duke Ellington Live at the Blue Note album.
  • West-Allen Moment: Iris gives Barry his red and yellow backpack from when he was a boy. It’s filled with comic books.
  • Barry Saves the Day By: Running slow so they cross the streams.
  • Post-Credit Easter Egg: Captain Cold and Heat Wave are rescued from their prison transport by Cold’s sister.
  • Rating: 9

Read our official recap of the episode here. 

Captain Cold and Heat Wave

The Sound and the Fury – S1E11
  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs: 0
  • Meta-human of the Week: Hartley (Pied Piper) – releases high frequency sound wave
  • Feel Sorry For: Cisco and Caitlin, who found out Wells was aware the particle accelerator might blow.
  • #FlashBars: Cisco: “What she means is, he was mostly a jerk. But every once in awhile, he could be a dick.”
  • Shady-Ass Wells Line: “Who knows? Maybe people in the future will want to know how all this happened.”
  • Noticeable Noticeables: 1. First time we see Wells act as a speedster.
  • Best Joe Black Fatherhood Moment: When Barry tells Joe no one can replace him, Joe responds, “Awww,” and they smile and high-five.
  • Barry Saves the Day By: He doesn’t, really. Wells uses the car radios nearby to release a frequency that disables Hartley.
  • Imprisoned Meta-humans: The Mist (Kyle Nimbus), Roy Bivilo (Prism), and Hartley (Pied Piper) – but he is let out by Cisco next week.
  • Post-Credit Easter Egg: Wells is having trouble using the tachyon device to stabilize his suit.
  • Outstanding questions: Didn’t Grodd say Wells (Father) doesn’t like guns? Also, in a prior episode, Wells says he doesn’t like weapons, but in this episode he pulls out a gun when Hartley comes to his house.
  • Rating: 8.5

Read our official recap of the episode here.

The Flash Grabs Hartley

Crazy For You – S1E12
  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs: 0
  • Meta-human of the Week: Shawna Baez (Peekaboo) – can teleport to any spot she’s seen
  • Who knows Barry is The Flash: Henry Allen
  • Feel Sorry For: Henry Allen. He gets stabbed and has to remain in jail. Plus side? He knows/suspects his son is The Flash!
  • #FlashBars: Cisco: “How can you speak six languages and sound like a dick in every one of them?”
  • Noticeable Noticeables: Linda got that stalker app. How you just gonna tap your phone to someone else’s and give up the digits?
  • Best Joe Black Fatherhood Moment: Joe arranges for Barry to “run into” his dad at the prison.
  • West-Allen Moment: 1. Knowing Iris needs help getting a story, Barry has The Flash bring her a file about the Iron Heights breakout. She gets a sly pic of him on her phone. 2. Iris feels some kinda way about Barry picking up Linda for their lunch date.
  • #52 Reference: Accelerator cell entrance
  • Barry Saves the Day By: Smashing out the lights in the tunnel to keep Shawna from teleporting.
  • Imprisoned Meta-humans: The Mist (Kyle Nimbus), Roy Bivilo (Prism), and Shawna Baez (Peekaboo)
  • Post-Credit Easter Egg: Two sewer workers are abducted by a giant gorilla.
  • Rating: 9

Read our official recap of the episode here.

The Flash Iris Gets Pic

The Nuclear Man – S1E13
  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs: 0
  • Meta-human of the Week: Ronnie and Martin Stein (Firestorm)
  • Who knows Barry is The Flash: Add Martin Stein
  • Feel Sorry For: Caitlin. Her fiance looks like her fiance, but really isn’t. She watches him explode. 
  • #FlashBars: Cisco to Joe when the blonde flirts with him: “I would not judge you.”
  • Shady-Ass Wells Line: “My timetable won’t matter if the whole city goes up in a mushroom cloud.”
  • Noticeable Noticeables: Big Belly Burger, again!
  • Best Joe Black Fatherhood Moment: When Joe low-key threatens Cisco to keep his damn mouth shut.
  • West-Allen Moment: Iris side-eyes the Barry-Linda reconciliation.
  • #52 Reference: The jumper Barry saved while on his date was at 52nd and Waid. (Comic writer reference as well)
  • Barry Saves the Day By: Delivering the quantum splicer and racing away with Caitlin.
  • Post-Credit Easter Egg: Eiling is made aware of the thermo-nuclear detonation outside Central City and instructs his men to bring him Firestorm.
  • Outstanding questions: Why does Wells have “a crude weapon” like a gun with his Reverse-Flash suit?
  • Rating: 7

Read our official recap of the episode here.

The Flash Stein

Fallout – S1E14
  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs: 0
  • Who knows Barry is The Flash: Add Ronnie and Mrs. Stein
  • Feel Sorry For: Ronnie and Stein. Better than being dead, but…
  • #FlashBars: Barry: “Just don’t pee on me.” Ronnie: “You know that’s a myth, right?”
    • Barry: “I bet that’s where they’re keeping professor Stein.” Cisco: “I bet that’s where they’re keeping the aliens.”
  • Shady-Ass Wells Line: “If you’re asking me to give you a working theory on how to travel through time, I’m afraid I can’t do that.”
  • Noticeable Noticeables: Pop culture references galore! Wells does his best Doc Brown impression. Mason mentions Dothrakis.
  • Best Joe Black Fatherhood Moment: “You’ve been so strong. But I’m still your guardian and it’s my job to guard you, not just physically, but from heartache.”
  • Barry Saves the Day By: Letting Firestorm do their damn job.
  • Post-Credit Easter Egg: Reverse-Flash grabs Eiling and takes him to the sewers for Grodd.
  • Rating: 7.5

Read our official recap of the episode here.

Ronnie and Caitlin

Out of Time – S1E15
  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs: 0
  • Meta-human of the Week: Mark Mardon (The Weather Wizard) – can control the weather, indoors and outdoors
  • Feel Sorry For: Linda. Girl, bye. #WestAllen4Lyfe
  • Shady-Ass Wells Line: “It was before my time.”
  • Best Joe Black Fatherhood Moment: “You’re asking your adopted father about advice on being in love with his daughter, who just happens to be dating his partner.”
  • West-Allen Moment: “I’ve never stopped thinking about you.”
  • #52 Reference: The coroner was working on case 28-52-7.
  • Barry Saves the Day By: Running up and down the coastline…. really fast.
  • Post-Credit Easter Egg: There wasn’t one.
  • Outstanding questions: If Reverse-Flash was a recording, how the hell was he beating himself up?
  • Rating: 10

Read our official recap of the episode here.

The Flash S1E15

Rogue Time – S1E16
  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs: 1 (Joe)
  • Who knows Barry is The Flash: Add Mark Mardon
  • Feel Sorry For: Barry. He breaks up with Linda, but doesn’t get Iris either. Bonus: Mason. Man was just doing his job.
  • #FlashBars: Cisco: “My parents think Dante’s stink don’t stink.”
  • Shady-Ass Wells Line: “You really were on to the story of the century. Well, this century.”
  • Best Joe Black Fatherhood Moment: “You need to make them believe that (you love Eddie) because right now I’m not sure either one of them does.”
  • #52 Reference: Containment area, again, is #52
  • Barry Saves the Day By: Have a chat with Captain Cold.
  • Imprisoned Meta-human: The Mist (Kyle Nimbus), Roy Bivilo (Prism), Shawna Baez (Peekaboo), and Mark Mardon (The Weather Wizard)
  • Post-Credit Easter Egg: Barry calls Joe to his lab where he tells him he believes Joe was right about Wells.
  • Rating: 8

Read our official recap of the episode here.

The Flash S1E16

Tricksters – S1E17
  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs: 0
  • Who knows Barry is The Flash: Add Eddie.
  • Feel Sorry For: The real Harrison Wells. Also, Barry. Watching his dad shake the hand of the man he’s sure killed his mother was rough.
  • #FlashBars: Barry: “Not every criminal chooses to hide in the dark.”
  • Shady-Ass Wells Line: “You’re part of the Speed Force. It’s yours. Now do it.”
  • Noticeable Noticeables: The kid The Flash saves from the bombs is named Henry, like Barry’s dad.
  • Best Joe Black Fatherhood Moment: “You’ve always been able to see the best in people. As fast as you are, that’s your super power.” Then he gives him that shoulder pat and “Come on, come on, come on.”
  • West-Allen Moment: The Flash: “Sometimes I wonder why I wear a mask with you.” Iris: “Maybe one day you’ll take it off.”
  • #52 Reference: 52nd Street
  • Barry Saves the Day By: Phasing through an object, then giving a room full of people an antidote, and rescuing his dad.
  • Post-Credit Easter Egg: “Harrison Wells” being rescued by the police after the car crash.
  • Outstanding questions: If Barry was capable of accessing the Speed Force here, why did Wells still need to wait so long before making his move? Was he still rebuilding the particle accelerator? Or that power source tube?
  • Rating: 9

Read our official recap of this episode here.

The Flash S1E17

All-Star Team Up – S1E18
  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs: 1 (Felicity)
  • Who knows Barry is The Flash: Add Ray Palmer
  • Feel Sorry For: Eddie. Being forced to lie to Iris by Barry and Joe.
  • #FlashBars: Cisco: ‘Y’all, I don’t do bees. Ain’t nobody got time for bees.”
  • Noticeable Noticeables: “Is that a bird?” “It’s a plane.”
  • Best Joe Black Fatherhood Moment: The look of relief on Joe’s face when the defibrillator worked.
  • West-Allen Moment: “Eddie makes you happy. All I ever want is for you to be happy, Iris.”
  • #52 Reference: 52 on a license plate
  • Barry Saves the Day By: Letting Ray help with ATOM suit. He also uses his powers to restart Cisco’s heart.
  • Post-Credit Easter Egg: Instead of karaoke, Cisco and Caitlin learn Barry and Joe think Wells is the Reverse Flash.
  • Rating: 7

Read our official recap of the episode here.

The Flash S1E18

Who Is Harrison Wells? – S1E19
  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs: 1 (Iris)
  • Meta-human of the Week: Hannibal Bates (Every Man) – shapeshifter
  • Who knows Barry is The Flash: Add Laurel Lance
  • Feel Sorry For: Those poor construction workers who thought they rescued, then lost, a little girl being held captive.
  • #FlashBars: Cisco: “What the frack?”
  • Shady-Ass Wells Line: “Detective, did you enjoy your time in Starling City?”
  • Noticeable Noticeables: 1. Barry goes to Coast City, home of Green Lantern, for pizza. There’s a Ferris Air sign up as well.
  • Best Joe Black Fatherhood Moment: Joe drops some fatherhood bars on Detective Lance in Starling City.
  • #52 Reference: Starling City PD is located at 19 52 and the dashboard cam which recorded “Eddie” shooting two cops was Cam-52.
  • Barry Saves the Day By: Injecting Hannibal Bates with the serum Caitlin made, after being kissed by “Barry.”
  • Imprisoned Meta-Humans: The Mist (Kyle Nimbus), Roy Bivilo (Prism), Shawna Baez (Peekaboo), Mark Mardon (The Weather Wizard), Hannibal Bates, (Every Man), and one delivered from Starling City at the end of this week’s Arrow.
  • Post-Credit Easter Egg: Cisco, Barry, and Caitlin discover Wells’ time vault.
  • Outstanding questions: Since when was Wells and Tess Morgan from Starling City? I thought a prior episode said they were from Maryland.
  • Rating: 8

Read our official recap of the episode here. 

The Flash S1E19

The Trap – S1E20
  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs: 0
  • Feel Sorry For: Captain Singh. Poor thing thought his boo was toast – literally.
  • Shady-Ass Wells Line: “There will be a reckoning.”
  • Best Joe Black Fatherhood Moment: When he wouldn’t leave Barry’s side in the hospital every day, for three weeks, plus: telling the doctors to save his son.
  • West-Allen Moment: When Barry sees Iris for the first time after learning they’re married in the future.
  • Barry Saves the Day By: He saves people from a fire my swinging his arms, but Wells gets away in the end.
  • Post-Credit Easter Egg: Wells takes Eddie to his hideout and reveals they are family. Via flashback Wells talks to Barry’s comatose body.
  • Rating: 10

Read our official recap of the episode here.

The Flash S1E20

Grodd Lives – S1E21
  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs: 2 (Iris)
  • Meta-animal of the Week: Grodd – Telepathic gorilla
  • Who knows Barry is The Flash: FINAL-FUCKING-LY Add Iris
  • Feel Sorry For: Grodd. He ain’t ask for this shit.
  • #FlashBars: “Grodd. Hate. Ba-nan-as.”
  • Best Joe Black Fatherhood Moment: “My life started when you were born. And sometimes my incredible love for you, it blinds me. And I forget what a brilliant young woman you are, and how you’re capable of making your own decisions.”
  • West-Allen Moment: “I have been thinking about you. About us.”
  • Barry Saves the Day By: the love of a good black woman.
  • Post-Credit Easter Egg: Wells straight up ignored Eddie to take his fancy future tube key into the accelerator.
  • Outstanding questions: Why did Wells need that distraction?
  • Rating: 9

Read our official recap of the episode here.

The Flash S1E21

Rogue Air – S1E22
  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs: 2 (Iris, Captain Cold)
  • Feel Sorry For: Caitlin – Her main contribution to this episode was saying Ronnie about 15 times
  • #FlashBars: “I’m a criminal. And a liar. And I hurt people. And I rob them. … Who you’re really mad at, is yourself.”
  • Shady-Ass Wells Line: “You see me as the villain, but Barry, if you were to look back – look back carefully – at everything I’ve done… every wheel I have set in motion, you would realize I have only done what I had to do. Nothing more. Nothing less.”
  • Noticeable Noticeables: THE FUCKING SUIT CAME OUT OF THE FUCKING RING
  • Best Joe Black Fatherhood Moment: When Barry agreed to erase Cold’s records, Joe hit him with that “let me talk to you for a minute” arm poke.
  • Barry Saves the Day By: Getting by with a little help from his friends.
  • Imprisoned Meta-humans: None. They all got out.
  • Post-Credit Easter Egg: None!
  • Rating: 9.5

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The Flash S1E22

Fast Enough – S1E23
  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs: 0
  • Feel Sorry For: Eddie. Poor Eddie.
  • #FlashBars: “I am in awe of the remarkable man you are becoming.”
  • Shady-Ass Wells Line: “Don’t be afraid, Cisco. A great and.. honorable destiny awaits you now. I only hope that as you’re living your great adventure, that you remember who gave you that great life. And that it was given out of love.”
  • Noticeable Noticeables: Jay Garrick’s helmet; Speed Force scenes: Flash Museum, Barry in jail, Legends of Tomorrow, Caitin looking un-Caitlin like; Hawkgirl; Captain Cold; Stein mentions “unparalleled risk” and “quite the paradox.”
  • Best Joe Black Fatherhood Moment: “You won’t ever lose me. Ever. You hear me? Ever.”
  • West-Allen Moment: “I know. You don’t have to say anything.”
  • #52 Reference: 1:52 seconds to get back and containment area 52, as usual.
  • Barry Saves the Day By: Running into the singularity… maybe.
  • Outstanding questions: What kind of meta-human is Cisco? Were there three Barrys in his childhood home or four? How much of this did Wells plan? Is Eddie really dead? If Barry was going to change this timeline by saving his mom, why did he need to come back?
  • Rating: 10

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The Flash S1E23

Season Rating

Season Rating

Overall Numbers
  • Unannounced visits to S.T.A.R. Labs – 17: Barry (1), Iris (4), Joe (6), Felicity (2), Eiling (2), Faruk (1), Captain Cold (1)
  • How many people know Barry is The Flash: 16
  • Intro narrations: Barry (9), Iris (2), Wells (1)
  • Meta-humans met: 14 + 1 meta-animal
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Nina Perez is the founder of Project Fandom. She is also the author of a YA series of books, "The Twin Prophecies," and a collection of essays titled, "Blog It Out, B*tch." Her latest books, a contemporary romance 6-book series titled Sharing Space, are now available on Amazon.com for Kindle download. She has a degree in journalism, works in social media, lives in Portland, Oregon, and loves Idris Elba. When not watching massive amounts of British television or writing, she is sketching plans to build her very own TARDIS. She watches more television than anyone you know and she's totally fine with that.

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