The Flash

The BEST episodes of The Flash

Every episode of The Flash ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of The Flash!

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.

Last Updated: 5/28/2022Network: CBS
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Shroud of Death
star
8.01
484 votes

#1 - Shroud of Death

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/29/1990

A judge is killed, the killer sends the victim a part of a medal before he dies. When a former DA is killed, Barry finds a connection. Garfield was the arresting officer on the case, when his girlfriend/fiancée is shot, Garfield takes it personally. Flash must stop him before he crosses the line. Tina gets a job offer that would send her to California.

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Ghost in the Machine
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7.97
555 votes

#2 - Ghost in the Machine

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/13/1990

The Ghost, a villain from 1955 emerges from a deep freeze, intent on continuing his plan to extort money from the city. Nightshade comes out of retirement to help the Flash stop him.

Directors: Bruce Bilson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Alpha
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7.91
191 votes

#3 - Alpha

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/11/1991

An android built by the government to use an assassin refuses to obey her orders. She escapes, and is befriended by Tina and Barry.

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The Trial of the Trickster
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7.71
200 votes

#4 - The Trial of the Trickster

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/18/1991

With the help of an insane admirer who wants to be his sidekick, the Trickster escapes from police custody and places the Flash under his mind control.

Directors: Danny Bilson
Watch Now:Amazon
Fast Forward
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7.63
254 votes

#5 - Fast Forward

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/27/1991

Barry considers moving, after Pike is acquitted of his brother's murder. Pike launches a missile to kill the Flash, who is sent 10 years into the future where Pike is now Mayor. The Flash's powers are now unstable and Tina refuses to help him because she blames him for leaving. He's got to find a way to get back to his own time.

Directors: Gus Trikonis
Watch Now:Amazon
Deadly Nightshade
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7.63
168 votes

#6 - Deadly Nightshade

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/30/1991

There's a new vigilante in town, the Deadly Nightshade, who fights crime by killing criminals. The Flash and the original Nightshade team up to take him down.

Directors: Bruce Bilson
Watch Now:Amazon
Good Night, Central City
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7.58
183 votes

#7 - Good Night, Central City

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/4/1991

A small time crook gets a hold of a device that puts people to sleep. He goes on a spree while the people are unconscious. He has a plan to knock out the entire city, it's up to the Flash to stop him.

Directors: Mario Azzopardi
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Out of Control
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7.58
745 votes

#8 - Out of Control

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/14/1990

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

Directors: David Nutter
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Be My Baby
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7.57
183 votes

#9 - Be My Baby

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/21/1991

Barry tries to help a young woman. She found out about her husband's criminal life, and is trying to escape from him. She takes their daughter with her, but he wants them back.

Directors: Bruce Bilson
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Watching the Detectives
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7.57
714 votes

#10 - Watching the Detectives

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/18/1990

The corrupt District Attorney Thomas Castillo hires a private eye named Megan Lockhart to find out the Flash's identity. He then blackmails Barry to work for him, or he'll expose his secret.

Directors: Gus Trikonis
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Sins of the Father
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7.56
596 votes

#11 - Sins of the Father

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/8/1990

A bank robber escapes from prison. He goes back to Central City to get his money and revenge on the cop who busted him, Henry Allen, Barry's father.

Directors: Jonathan Sanger
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Captain Cold
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7.51
170 votes

#12 - Captain Cold

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 4/6/1991

The Flash is targeted by a hit-man who uses cold based weaponry.

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The Trickster
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7.50
195 votes

#13 - The Trickster

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/7/1991

An insane magician wreaks havoc throughout Central City as the maniacally clever Trickster.

Directors: Danny Bilson
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Double Vision
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7.46
600 votes

#14 - Double Vision

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/1/1990

Someone spreads graffiti, and messages asking to meet "Flash" at a church. Barry goes to the church. Shortly after that, he begins to experience black outs and memory losses.

Directors: Gus Trikonis
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Child's Play
star
7.45
572 votes

#15 - Child's Play

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/15/1990

A reporter is killed as he's researching a drug story. Barry tries to help two homeless kids.

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Honor Among Thieves
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7.43
600 votes

#16 - Honor Among Thieves

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/25/1990

Central City Museum prepares to receive a valuable historical object. A group of specialists try to steal it.

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Done with Mirrors
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7.40
191 votes

#17 - Done with Mirrors

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/27/1991

A battery is stolen by a criminal calling himself the Mirror Master. He soon steals a crystal from Star Labs. Tina will get fired if they can't recover the crystal. Tina's mother comes for a visit, and an old friend of Barry's also stirs up trouble.

Directors: Danny Bilson
Watch Now:Amazon
Tina, is That You?
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7.38
158 votes

#18 - Tina, is That You?

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/14/1991

Barry is having trouble sleeping. Tina tries to use bio-feedback to help him, but it back fires on Tina. She joins a gang, and she's able to hold Flash at bay with her knowledge of his strengths and weaknesses. Barry has got to find a way to save his friend.

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Sight Unseen
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7.33
253 votes

#19 - Sight Unseen

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/10/1991

An invisible man gets into Star Labs, and releases a neurotoxin with Tina inside the lab. Then he starts killing scientists who worked on the project. Flash must find the invisible man and save his friend.

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Pilot
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7.21
858 votes

#20 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/20/1990

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.

Directors: Robert Iscove
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Twin Streaks
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7.20
197 votes

#21 - Twin Streaks

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/13/1991

A scientist and his business partner are trying to develop a being with super speed, their attempts fail. They manage to clone the Flash. Their creation learns quickly, but is emotional moral equivalent of a child. Barry must stop his twin.

Directors: James A. Contner
Watch Now:Amazon
Beat the Clock
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6.94
212 votes

#22 - Beat the Clock

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/31/1991

A jazz musician friend of Julio's is about to be executed. An hour before the execution, a friend calls and says he has evidence that could exonerate their friend. Before Barry can contact him, he disappears. They have less than an hour to save a condemned man.

Directors: Mario Azzopardi
Watch Now:Amazon

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