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The Flash Is Born



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Episode Info

The Flash faces a new meta-human named Tony, who can turn himself into girded steel, but Cisco comes up with a plan to take Tony down. Meanwhile, Iris gets in trouble over her blog; Eddie witnesses Tony's abilities and asks questions that Joe doesn't want answered; and Joe asks Dr. Wells to help him solve Nora Allen's murder.


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
Greg Finley
as Tony/Girder
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Critic reviews for The Flash Is Born

This was not a good episode of The Flash. In fact, this was an outright bad episode of The Flash, absolutely the creative nadir of the show so far, with a freak of the week so shockingly uncreative even Smallville would take it to task.

July 20, 2018 | Full Review…

After a couple episodes with improved and more in-depth villains, The Flash backslid into old habits with a stereotypical bully antagonist. Luckily, this still managed to be a solid episode overall.

July 20, 2018 | Rating: 7.8/10 | Full Review…

"The Flash is Born" is a fairly basic episode with a strong beginning and an even stronger finish.

July 20, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A cathartic moment for anyone ever troubled by bullies, though I feel like they could have done more with the topic rather than basically saying "fighting solves everything." Works for the show though.

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

Brings Iris in from the periphery of the action, which has been part of her character's problem. The downside is that Iris gets closer to the action via a damsel in distress storyline, which feels rather old school and not in a good way.

July 20, 2018 | Full Review…

A weak episode with a weak villain, but a reminder that even the weakest episode of The Flash has plenty of compelling character stuff to keep us invested.

July 19, 2018 | Full Review…

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