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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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