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The Man Who Saved Central City



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Episode Info

Season 2 begins with Barry deciding to protect Central City on his own. But when Atom Smasher attacks, Iris pleads with Barry to let his friends help protect the citizens. Meanwhile, Cisco helps Joe with his Meta Task Force.


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
Adam Copeland
as Atom Smasher
Tom Cavanagh
as Harrison Wells
Malese Jow
as Linda Park
Andy Mientus
as Hartley
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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.

August 7, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

August 6, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

August 2, 2018 | Rating: 8.6/10 | Full Review…

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.

July 25, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Central City is still standing, and so it seems the scarlet streak completed his mission.

July 26, 2018 | Full Review…

The Man Who Saved Central City might not have been an entirely smooth journey, but it got us to where we're going, and I'm really, really excited about where we're going.

July 24, 2018 | Full Review…

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