The Flash (2014)

The BEST episodes of The Flash (2014)

Every episode of The Flash (2014) ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of The Flash (2014)!

After being struck by lightning, Barry Allen wakes up from his coma to discover he's been given the power of super speed, becoming the Flash, fighting crime in Central City.

Last Updated: 10/2/2022Network: The CW
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Fast Enough
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8.31
5300 votes

#1 - Fast Enough

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/19/2015

Wells presents Barry with a life-changing choice. Dr. Martin Stein and Ronnie Raymond return to help the S.T.A.R. Labs team with this final fight.

Directors: Dermott Downs
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Out of Time
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8.25
5623 votes

#2 - Out of Time

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/17/2015

Mark Mardon aka The Weather Wizard appears in Central City intent on avenging his brother Clyde's death, and sets his sights on Joe, who shot Clyde. When Mardon attacks Joe and Barry, Barry is able to super-speed them to safety but Mardon gets away. Barry warns Joe not to go after a meta-human alone but Joe doesn't listen and ends up in grave danger. Meanwhile, Cisco looks into the night the team captured the Reverse Flash and realizes something doesn't add up and begins to wonder whether Joe was right about Dr. Wells. Barry and Linda end up on an awkward double date with Eddie and Iris.

Directors: Thor Freudenthal
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The Trap
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8.19
5249 votes

#3 - The Trap

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/28/2015

While in Wells' secret room, Barry learns about his battle with the Reverse-Flash in the future, as well as key moments in his life that include marrying Iris, a promotion at the CCPD, and that he created the artificial consciousness known as Gideon in the future. Barry, Caitlin, Cisco and Joe set a trap for Wells. Cisco uses himself as prey which puts him in grave danger. Meanwhile, Eddie makes a decision regarding Iris, which leaves Joe a bit unsettled.

Directors: Steve Shill
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The Race of His Life
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8.18
6992 votes

#4 - The Race of His Life

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/24/2016

After Zoom reveals his true plan, Barry vows to do whatever it takes to stop him.

Directors: Antonio Negret
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Welcome to Earth-2
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8.12
5782 votes

#5 - Welcome to Earth-2

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/9/2016

Barry, Wells and Cisco journey to Earth-2 to rescue Wells’ daughter, Jesse from Zoom. Barry is stunned when he runs into Earth-2 Iris and Joe, but nothing prepares him for meeting Killer Frost and Deathstorm. Meanwhile, back on Earth-1, Jay has to take over the Flash’s responsibilities when a meta-human nicknamed Geomancer attacks Central City.

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Enter Zoom
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8.11
5534 votes

#6 - Enter Zoom

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/10/2015

After recent events, Barry decides it’s time to confront Zoom and comes up with a dangerous plan. Caitlin sides with Jay and deems it too dangerous for Barry to engage with the speed demon. However, Iris shows her support and brings forth a surprising ally. We see what Earth-2 Harrison Wells’ life was like before coming through the breech.

Directors: J.J. Makaro
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Escape from Earth-2
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8.09
5835 votes

#7 - Escape from Earth-2

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/16/2016

On Earth-2, the team races to find Zoom's lair and asks for help from the most unexpected source. Meanwhile, back on Earth-1, Caitlin rushes to perfect Velocity-9 so that Jay can stop the Geomancer.

Directors: J.J. Makaro
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Flash vs. Arrow (1)
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8.08
5501 votes

#8 - Flash vs. Arrow (1)

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/2/2014

Barry is thrilled when Oliver, Felicity and Diggle come to Central City to investigate a case involving a deadly boomerang. Meanwhile, Iris is furious when Eddie tries to get a task force to stop The Flash, Joe and Dr. Wells agree the Arrow is a bad influence on Barry, and Caitlin and Cisco deal with a new team in S.T.A.R. Labs.

Directors: Glen Winter
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The Man in the Yellow Suit
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8.08
5402 votes

#9 - The Man in the Yellow Suit

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/9/2014

Barry finds himself face-to-face with his nemesis, the man in the yellow suit, a.k.a. Reverse-Flash, who killed his mother. Barry is frustrated when the Reverse-Flash escapes, but Dr. Wells and Cisco come up with a plan to trap him. All they need is bait, so they turn to Dr. Tina McGee from Mercury Labs to help. Meanwhile, it’s Christmas at the West household and Iris is in full holiday cheer. Eddie gives her a surprising gift but also leaves her with a question that could change her life. Joe joins the search for the man in yellow and ends up in the crossfire. Caitlin finds Ronnie.

Directors: Ralph Hemecker
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I Know Who You Are
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8.08
6845 votes

#10 - I Know Who You Are

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/2/2017

Barry and the team meet Tracy Brand, a scientist, who may be the key to stopping Savitar. Unfortunately, Killer Frost is also after Tracy so Team Flash must battle their old friend, which proves to be particularly difficult for Cisco. Joe and Cecile’s relationship takes a big turn.

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Who is Harrison Wells?
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8.07
5141 votes

#11 - Who is Harrison Wells?

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/21/2015

Joe and Cisco head to Starling City to continue their investigation of Dr. Wells. While in town, the duo enlists the help of Captain Lance, and Cisco meets the Black Canary, who asks him for a favor. Meanwhile, back in Central City, Barry races to catch a meta-human named Hannibal Bates who can transform himself into every person he touches – which includes Eddie, Iris, Caitlin and even The Flash.

Directors: Wendey Stanzler
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Elseworlds (1)
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8.06
2394 votes

#12 - Elseworlds (1)

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/9/2018

Barry and Oliver wake up to find they've swapped bodies, but Team Flash doesn't believe them, so the two heroes travel to Smallville on Earth-38 to get help from Supergirl.

Directors: Kevin Tancharoen
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Rogue Air
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8.04
4747 votes

#13 - Rogue Air

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/12/2015

As Wells once again gets the upper hand on the S.T.A.R. Labs team, Barry realizes he needs to make a big move and reaches out to an old foe, Captain Cold, for help. Joe and Caitlin warn Barry that Cold can't be trusted. True to form, Cold has his own agenda that involves the meta-humans trapped in the containment cells. As things seem to be going from bad to worse, The Flash gets reinforcements - Arrow and Firestorm.

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Invincible
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8.03
6758 votes

#14 - Invincible

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/17/2016

After Zoom unleashes an army of Earth-2 meta-humans on Central City, Barry is shaken when he sees their leader is the Black Canary’s Earth-2 doppelganger, the Black Siren. Meanwhile, Wally takes to the streets to help The Flash stop the meta-humans, which worries Joe. Iris and Henry are concerned about Barry taking on Zoom.

Directors: Jesse Warn
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Invasion! (2)
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8.03
7469 votes

#15 - Invasion! (2)

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/29/2016

When aliens called the Dominators attack Central City, Barry speeds over to Star City to ask the Green Arrow for help in stopping them. Realizing the battle against the Dominators is bigger than they thought, they track down the Legends of Tomorrow, and Barry and Cisco create a breach to bring back a secret weapon – Supergirl. Once all of the super friends are assembled, they come up with a plan to attack but a shocking secret related to Flashpoint is revealed and suddenly no one is sure who they can trust. Meanwhile, Wally wants to join the battle against the aliens but Iris tells him he’s not ready.

Directors: Dermott Downs
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Legends of Today (1)
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8.01
5448 votes

#16 - Legends of Today (1)

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/1/2015

Vandal Savage arrives in Central City and sets his sights on Kendra Saunders. After Vandal attacks Kendra and Cisco, they turn to Barry for help. Realizing how dangerous Vandal is, Barry takes Kendra to Star City and asks Oliver and team to hide her until he can figure out how to stop Vandal. However, things quickly go from bad to worse when a man with wings AKA Hawkman shows up and flies off with Kendra. Meanwhile, Harrison develops a serum to make Barry run faster and asks Jay to test it out.

Directors: Ralph Hemecker
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Flash Back
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8.01
6245 votes

#17 - Flash Back

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/29/2016

After the shocking revelation that Zoom is Jay Garrick, Barry is more determined than ever to get back to Earth-2 to stop Zoom forever. Desperate to find a way to increase his speed, Barry decides to travel back in time and masquerade as his earlier self in order to get his arch-nemesis, Dr. Harrison Wells/Eobard Thawne, to teach him how to run faster. However, things don’t go as planned and Barry is stunned to face familiar foe Hartley Rathaway , as well as old friend Eddie Thawne. Meanwhile, Iris makes peace with her past in order to embrace her future.

Directors: Alice Troughton
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Rupture
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8.00
6646 votes

#18 - Rupture

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/3/2016

Zoom arrives back on Earth-1 intent on taking over Central City. Barry and Wells come up with a plan to stop Zoom once and for all but it’s extremely dangerous. Unsure if he should take the risk, Barry reaches out to both fathers for advice. Henry is adamantly opposed to Barry risking his life again but Joe thinks he can handle it which puts the two men at odds with each other. Meanwhile, Cisco is shocked when he vibes the Earth-2 villain Rupture, who happens to be his brother Dante’s doppelganger. Rupture came to this Earth seeking justice for Reverb’s death. Iris decides she’s finally ready to open up to Barry about her feelings for him.

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Finish Line
star
8.00
6351 votes

#19 - Finish Line

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/23/2017

With nothing left to lose, Barry takes on Savitar in an epic showdown.

Directors: David McWhirter
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Tricksters
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7.99
5201 votes

#20 - Tricksters

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/31/2015

A copycat killer who goes by the name “The Trickster” starts setting off bombs in Central City. In order to stop the villain, Barry and Joe meet with the original Trickster, a criminal mastermind named James Jesse, who has been imprisoned for 20 years. Things quickly go from bad to worse when the Tricksters unite and take Henry prisoner. Meanwhile, Iris asks Eddie for help with a case and flashbacks show how Harrison Wells came up with the idea for the particle accelerator.

Directors: Ralph Hemecker
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Infantino Street
star
7.98
6806 votes

#21 - Infantino Street

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/16/2017

With only 24 hours left until Savitar murders Iris, Barry struggles to save the woman he loves and makes the choice to use any means necessary to do so. Realizing he has one option left to save her, The Flash turns to Captain Cold for help.

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Pilot
star
7.97
8509 votes

#22 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/7/2014

CSI investigator Barry Allen awakens from a coma, nine months after he was hit by lightning, and discovers he has superhuman speed.

Directors: David Nutter
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We Are The Flash
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7.97
2913 votes

#23 - We Are The Flash

Season 4 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/22/2018

Team Flash gets help from a surprising ally in their battle against DeVoe.

Directors: David McWhirter
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The Present
star
7.95
7236 votes

#24 - The Present

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/6/2016

With Alchemy and Savitar still looming threats, Barry is unable to focus on the Christmas holiday, and especially his relationship with Iris. Determined to stop Savitar, Barry goes to Earth-3 to get advice from Jay Garrick. Wally wants to help Barry fight Savitar and reveals that he’s been training with H.R, which doesn’t go over well with Barry. As Cisco faces his first Christmas without his brother Dante, old wounds are reopened.

Directors: Rachel Talalay
Watch Now:Amazon
Killer Frost
star
7.94
7262 votes

#25 - Killer Frost

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/22/2016

Caitlin uses her powers to save Barry but as her mother predicted, the effort unleashes her inner Killer Frost. Killer Frost goes on a rampage looking for Dr. Alchemy, kidnapping Julian and battling both The Flash and Vibe. Meanwhile, Joe and H.R. have a heart to heart talk.

Directors: Kevin Smith
Watch Now:Amazon

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