Critic Consensus: The Flash's sophomore episode repeats the same narrative beats as its pilot, but viewers will be eager to forgive the fledgling series as it efficiently builds Barry Allen's world.
as Barry Allen/The Flash
as Iris West
as Cisco Ramon
as Caitlin Snow
as Det. Joe West
as Nora Allen
as David Singh
as Eddie Thawne
as Harrison Wells
as Simon Stagg
as Danton Black
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Critic reviews for Fastest Man Alive
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.
I hope The Flash sticks to this relentless forward motion - after all, it makes sense for a show about the fastest man alive to let loose the burdens that drag down many other superhero stories and just whoosh ahead to the fun parts.
While it was identical to the series premiere in a lot of ways, it took care of enough business that I generally enjoyed it in spite of its repetitive nature.
"The Fastest Man Alive" is still as slickly made and as good natured fun as its predecessor, but for a long while it lacks the wit and invention.
"Fastest Man Alive" is more concerned with our hero's life outside the red suit... On that score, the episode is far more successful in terms of the former relationship than the latter one.
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