The Best Episodes of The Flash

Last Updated: Oct 27, 2018

Central City Police forensic scientist Barry Allen's crime lab is struck by lightning. Allen's electrified body is flung into and shatters a cabinet of chemicals, which are both electrified and forced to interact with each other and with his physiology when they come into physical contact with his body. He soon discovers that the accident has changed his body's metabolism and as a result he has gained the ability to move at superhuman speed. Barry Allen has become the Flash.

Fast Forward

#1 - Fast Forward

Season 1 - Episode 15

Jay's killer, Nicholus Pike, is released from jail and blames the Flash for Jay's death. He sets the Flash up by using a heat seeking bomb on him, but something goes awry. Instead of killing the Flash, it sends him into the future where Pike is in charge and outlaws anyone from mentioning the Flash.

star 8.36
120 votes
Directors: Gus Trikonis
Writers: Gail Morgan Hickman
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Ghost in the Machine

#2 - Ghost in the Machine

Season 1 - Episode 9

Barry befriends an african american who was once a super hero that defeated a terrorist called the ghost who blackmailed the city through television sets when the presumed dead crimmnal is defrosted the night shade is back in buisness

star 8.32
340 votes
Directors: Bruce Bilson
Writers: Howard Chaykin, John Francis Moore
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Good Night, Central City

#3 - Good Night, Central City

Season 1 - Episode 20

When a ""presumed to be dead"" criminal's body disappears, Barry is suspected. The criminal has invented a machine that makes anyone who hears it's strange sound waves fall into a deep sleep.

star 8.31
81 votes
Writers: Jim Trombetta
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Shroud of Death

#4 - Shroud of Death

Season 1 - Episode 8

Pieces of a broken medallion are the only clue to an unknown assassin who is on a deadly rampage in central city.

star 8.23
353 votes
Writers: Michael Reaves
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Sins of the Father

#5 - Sins of the Father

Season 1 - Episode 6

A murderer escapes from prison to find his loot and kill Barry's father, the cop who put him away.

star 8.19
380 votes
Writers: Stephen Hattman
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Watching the Detectives

#6 - Watching the Detectives

Season 1 - Episode 3

A corrupt DA hires Megan Lockhart to find out the Flash's identity. Then he blackmails Barry to work for him, or he'll expose his secret.

star 8.01
438 votes
Directors: Gus Trikonis
Writers: John Francis Moore, Howard Chaykin
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Out of Control

#7 - Out of Control

Season 1 - Episode 2

Homeless people are disappearing/dying. But no one can find the bodies. Tina's friend comes to town for a visit.

star 8.01
492 votes
Directors: David Nutter
Writers: Greg Berlanti
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Alpha

#8 - Alpha

Season 1 - Episode 21

Barry and Tina befriend an Android who's running from a group of assassins wanting to use her as a deadly weapon.

star 8.00
88 votes
Writers: Gail Morgan Hickman
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The Trial of the Trickster

#9 - The Trial of the Trickster

Season 1 - Episode 22

The Trickster escapes from his trial and brainwashes the Flash.

star 8.00
92 votes
Directors: Danny Bilson
Writers: Howard Chaykin, John Francis Moore
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Child's Play

#10 - Child's Play

Season 1 - Episode 7

An orphan boy has information that incriminates a 1960s cult figure who is trying to make a comeback.

star 8.00
357 votes
Writers: Howard Chaykin, John Francis Moore
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Honor Among Thieves

#11 - Honor Among Thieves

Season 1 - Episode 4

While arranging security at the Central City Museum, Barry is reunited with an old girlfriend and a former mentor.

star 7.99
386 votes
Writers: Milo Bachman, Danny Bilson, Paul DeMeo
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Deadly Nightshade

#12 - Deadly Nightshade

Season 1 - Episode 16

The Flash and the Nightshade team up once again as they go up against a nightshade imposter.

star 7.99
91 votes
Directors: Bruce Bilson
Writers: John Francis Moore, Howard Chaykin
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Be My Baby

#13 - Be My Baby

Season 1 - Episode 14

Barry must protecting a woman and her child from her Criminal ex-husband.

star 7.97
83 votes
Directors: Bruce Bilson
Writers: Jule Selbo
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Double Vision

#14 - Double Vision

Season 1 - Episode 5

A mad scientist uses the Flash as a supernatural force.

star 7.97
384 votes
Directors: Gus Trikonis
Writers: Jim Trombetta
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Captain Cold

#15 - Captain Cold

Season 1 - Episode 17

Captain Cold, who freezes his victims to death, is contracted to kill the Flash.

star 7.85
96 votes
Writers: Gail Morgan Hickman
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Done with Mirrors

#16 - Done with Mirrors

Season 1 - Episode 19

Barry meets an old classmate and gets involved in a scheme to rip off Star Labs.

star 7.80
86 votes
Directors: Danny Bilson
Writers: John Francis Moore, Howard Chaykin
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Tina, Is That You?

#17 - Tina, Is That You?

Season 1 - Episode 13

When Barry has nightmares about Tina betraying him, she puts them both under her scanner; but something goes terribly wrong. His dreams are transferred into her mind and now she thinks that she is a gang member.

star 7.75
81 votes
Writers: David L. Newman
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The Trickster

#18 - The Trickster

Season 1 - Episode 12

Barry must protect his old girlfriend, Megan Lockhart, from an obsessed, maniacal criminal disguised as The Trickster.

star 7.70
93 votes
Directors: Danny Bilson
Writers: John Francis Moore, Howard Chaykin
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Twin Streaks

#19 - Twin Streaks

Season 1 - Episode 18

A scientist clones Barry. The clone is physically perfect but emotionally it is still a child.

star 7.61
91 votes
Writers: Stephen Hattman
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Sight Unseen

#20 - Sight Unseen

Season 1 - Episode 10

Barry finds himself up against an unseen criminal who traps Tina and her boss in the lab.

star 7.59
96 votes
Writers: John Vorhaus
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Pilot

#21 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

A laboratory accident endows a police scientist with the ability to move at superhuman speed which he uses to battle a menacing gang as a superhero.

star 7.52
285 votes
Directors: Robert Iscove
Writers: Danny Bilson
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Beat the Clock

#22 - Beat the Clock

Season 1 - Episode 11

When Julio's old friend - a jazz musician accused of killing his wife years ago - is scheduled for execution, Barry and Julio race against the clock to prove his innocence.

star 7.49
83 votes
Writers: Jim Trombetta
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