The Flash - Season 1, Episode 2 - Rotten Tomatoes

Fastest Man Alive



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Episode Info

Barry changes into the Flash when six gunmen storm a university event honoring a scientist, but his heroics don't match up to his expectations. Meanwhile, Iris becomes even more intrigued by the "red streak."


Grant Gustin
as Barry Allen/The Flash
Candice Patton
as Iris West
Carlos Valdes
as Cisco Ramon
Danielle Panabaker
as Caitlin Snow
Jesse L. Martin
as Det. Joe West
Patrick Sabongui
as David Singh
Rick Cosnett
as Eddie Thawne
Tom Cavanagh
as Harrison Wells
William Sadler
as Simon Stagg
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Critic reviews for Fastest Man Alive

Amidst the standard early questioning of "am I qualified be a superhero?" was a fun episode that's already shown a jump in quality from the premiere.

July 20, 2018 | Full Review…

The Flash only got better in its second episode... The show has its share of drama, but also plenty of superhero action and a general sense of lighthearted fun.

July 20, 2018 | Rating: 8.6/10 | Full Review…

For an episode that has to do a chunk of the heavy-lifting that wasn't done last week, "Fastest Man Alive" does the job just fine.

July 20, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

True, the dialogue and some of the acting is pretty rough, but at least the show's got personality, even when it's recapping its own premiere in the first few minutes.

July 20, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…

A better indication of what the powers-that-be behind The Flash are capable of doing with the character... We were given just enough to make sense of Barry and Joe's present day relationship.

July 20, 2018 | Full Review…

In this episode we're introduced to the second low budget villain who ceases to amaze in every way except for the fact that he's worse than Episode 1's low budget storm.

July 20, 2018 | Full Review…

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