Revenge of the Rogues



Critic Consensus: The Flash hits its stride in a confident entry that embraces the pop-art exuberance of the series' source material.

Episode Info

Captain Cold and his hotheaded partner Heat Wave plot to steal a multi-million dollar painting and try to lure the Flash into a battle of fire and ice by kidnapping someone close to him. Meanwhile, Barry asks Dr. Wells, Caitlin and Cisco to double his training efforts so he is ready when the Reverse Flash returns; and Iris deals with the aftermath of Barry's confession.


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
Wentworth Miller
as Leonard Snart/Captain Cold
Dominic Purcell
as Mick Rory/Heat Wave
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Critic Reviews for Revenge of the Rogues

More than any specific plot beat, the real achievement of the winter premiere is just how much footwork is accomplished, with fans unlikely to even notice.

Jul 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Treated its audience like adults, which goes a long, long way towards creating a feeling of trust between viewer and show.

Jul 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Coming off a subpar episode in the fall finale, the show wasted little time getting back in the groove, serving up another tight and entertaining hour.

Jul 23, 2018 | Full Review…

"Revenge of the Rogues" is another episode about duality, most obviously as embodied by Captain Cold and Heat Wave, both of whom are perfectly played by former Prison Break stars and real-life buddies Miller and Purcell.

Jul 23, 2018 | Full Review…

This week all the subplots of the supporting cast moved things forward instead of just giving them something to do.

Jul 23, 2018 | Full Review…

The show has become sure-footed! It's found its runner's high! Whatever hackneyed way you want to say it, the fact is that "Revenge of the Rogues" was one of The Flash's best episodes yet.

Jul 20, 2018 | Full Review…

The show is doing a surprisingly good job of capturing these superhuman characters and their abilities within the limitations of a network TV show. Plus, any excuse to make a Ghostbusters reference is a good one.

Jul 20, 2018 | Rating: 8.3/10 | Full Review…

"Revenge of the Rogues" is an exceedingly fun episode that takes a step back... to focus on this season's other major story arc-the creation of Barry Allen's Rogues Gallery.

Jul 20, 2018 | Full Review…

There's too much going on, the tone shifted too heavily from scene to scene, and we never really got much of a sense of Heat Wave. It's a good setup for future Rogues adventures, but nothing more.

Jul 20, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

This was quite the return for The Flash which easily could have run out of steam by mid-season, but really only seems to be getting started.

Jul 20, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…