Things You Can't Outrun



Critic Consensus: "Things You Can't Outrun" makes lightning strides in fleshing out the series' likable supporting players, with Grant Gustin remaining the affable center that holds the ensemble together.

Episode Info

Barry and the team go after the Mist, who possesses toxic gas powers, and they reflect on the night Caitlin's fiancé died. Meanwhile, Henry gets a long-awaited visit from Joe; and Iris and Eddie continue to keep their romance a secret from Joe.


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
Rick Cosnett
as Eddie Thawne
Tom Cavanagh
as Harrison Wells
Anthony Carrigan
as Kyle Nimbus/The Mist
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Critic Reviews for Things You Can't Outrun

"Things You Can't Outrun" is pretty tightly written... It's a lot, and it works.

Jul 21, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Good stuff in the main arc here, but it was complemented well by some punchy moments in the show's side plot.

Jul 21, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

There's really no big revelations in this episode. Just more bad acting and terrible fight choreography.

Jul 21, 2018 | Full Review…

At some point, I might get used to what it feels like to find a superhero who is optimistic and full of joy, but today is not that day.

Jul 20, 2018 | Full Review…

The main problem with The Flash has been how unremarkable the people around Barry have been. "Things You Can't Outrun" takes some necessary steps toward solving this problem...

Jul 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Three episodes in, The Flash remains the most likeable superhero show on television, but it's also flirting with becoming the most formulaic.

Jul 20, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

I'm hopeful that "Things You Can't Outrun" will turn out to be representative of The Flash's template as it starts to develop both itself and its characters, because the episode was pretty sound for me.

Jul 27, 2018 | Full Review…

The best thing the show has going for it remains Grant Gustin, who plays Barry with the right level of geekiness and determination. He's more Tobey Maguire than Andrew Garfield, and he somehow wears the costume with an easy confidence that pulls it off.

Jul 26, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The supporting cast continues to develop into rich characters, villains continue to be big and daring, and The Flash continues to be the superhero show fans have been begging for.

Jul 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Wherever The Flash goes next, for now it can be satisfied with what is easily its strongest outing yet, with less hackneyed naval-gazing for Barry, plenty of intrigue and emotion, a decent villain and pleasing growth for certain of our series regulars.

Jul 26, 2018 | Full Review…