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The Man Who Saved Central City
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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 Atom Smasher
as Harrison Wells
as Linda Park
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Critic reviews for The Man Who Saved Central City
What The Flash's producers can dial down is Barry's waterworks. I counted no fewer than three scenes in which the young man wept. Yes, I understand that Grant Gustin is a talented actor, gifted with the ability to cry on cue.
The Flash does an excellent job of not only assessing the damage done to every character, but actually takes time away from more stereotypical genre moments to explore the emotional stability of Allen following the transpired events.
Rather than showcasing the immediate outcome of the wormhole kerfuffle, the show jumped forward six months to showcase a drastically different status quo for Barry and friends.
An ambitious offering that does its best to balance a villain of the week whose origin has season long implications and the clean up from the end of the first season, all while allowing the entire cast to do what they do best.
Central City is still standing, and so it seems the scarlet streak completed his mission.
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