The Man in the Yellow Suit



Critic Consensus: "The Man In the Yellow Suit" arguably tries to tackle too many narrative threads but makes a lasting impression by deepening the mystery surrounding the season's overarching villain.

Episode Info

Barry faces his nemesis Reverse Flash, who killed his mother, and plots with Wells and Cisco to trap him. Meanwhile, Eddie gives Iris a surprising gift at Christmas and leaves her with a question that could change her life.


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
Amanda Pays
as Tina McGee
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Critic Reviews for The Man in the Yellow Suit

"The Man in the Yellow Suit" was an enjoyable way to cap off Barry Allen's first year on the job. It introduced a compelling new villain into the mix, while dredging up far more questions than answers.

Jul 21, 2018 | Rating: 8.4/10 | Full Review…

This was remarkable stuff. They didn't take the easy way out and try and deliver an hour of spectacle. They gave us just enough info to keep us nervous until the show returns...

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

I'm happy to say that it paid off in quite a few ways. Not only did viewers get a(n arguably) definitive answer to the identity of The Man in the Yellow Suit, but we got to see quite a bit more of another fiery superheroic meta-human.

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

"The Man in the Yellow Suit" is a thrilling, emotional hour of television, one that forwarded the plot in profound and startling ways. No one can accuse The Flash of standing still.

Jul 20, 2018 | Full Review…

There were multiple scenes in which you couldn't have been faulted for at least shedding a tear. However, "The Man in the Yellow Suit" was also missing The Flash's sense of fun - which is okay.

Jul 21, 2018 | Full Review…

The Flash has quickly become adept at teasing out its mysteries.

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

This is certainly a great episode for big revelations, but it also has the action and drama to back it up. The quip count is significantly lower than usual, replaced by a whole bunch of well-written and effective heart-to-hearts.

Jul 26, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

We have been treated this season to some solid villains... but none has created the sense of inevitable doom that the Reverse-Flash does. This is one frightening master villain, and the series should be commended for its portrayal of him.

Jul 26, 2018 | Full Review…

"The Man in the Yellow Suit" is frustrating in the best possible way, with every new reveal simply giving way to more tantalising questions.

Jul 26, 2018 | Full Review…

By mixing holiday celebration and fight scenes with the Reverse Flash-moments that push the show to new heights-the episode strikes an odd but strongly felt mix of melancholy and excitement.

Jul 25, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

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