The Last Temptation of Barry Allen, Pt. 1
The Flash Season 6



Critic Ratings: 8
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Episode Info

As Barry Allen stands on the threshold of his impending death in Crisis, his convictions are tested when the monstrous Dr. Ramsey Rosso infects The Flash with a mysterious, hallucinogenic contagion. Meanwhile, reporter Iris West-Allen uncovers a vast conspiracy.


Grant Gustin
as Barry Allen/The Flash
Candice Patton
as Iris West
Danielle Panabaker
as Caitlin Snow
Carlos Valdes
as Cisco Ramon
Jesse L. Martin
as Det. Joe West
Tom Cavanagh
as Harrison Wells
Sendhil Ramamurthy
as Dr. Ramsey Rosso
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Critic Reviews for The Last Temptation of Barry Allen, Pt. 1

It's hard to give the episode a complete grade when we've really only seen half of it, but at least in its first part, "The Last Temptation Of Barry Allen" is a high point of the season so far.

Dec 5, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Grant Gustin's performance on The Flash is usually great. Tonight, however, he flexed even harder in an emotional and torturous episode that saw Barry Allen torn between life and death. This may be one of Gustin's best turns on the show yet.

Dec 5, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

A maddening crisis conscience in a dream sleep dominates this week's episode in grand and creepy fashion with real existential and honest emotions swirling around in- a great, great episode.

Dec 5, 2019 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

One of the best episodes of The Flash in years.

Dec 5, 2019 | Full Review…

"The Last Temptation of Barry Allen, Part 1" was a mixed bag for me. It hits when it moves forward and lagged a bit for me whenever we were stuck in Barry's mind, as these are tropes that I'm frankly over in the various series in the Arrowverse.

Dec 5, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

The episode is so clearly a piece of a larger story, and so much of it is exposition of the situation in which Barry finds himself, as well as the choice in front of him, that it feels unfinished. Because it is.

Dec 5, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The brilliant writing in this episode expertly left us unsure about who won the tug-a-war battle until Iris showed up.

Nov 27, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

A showcase for Gustin, allowing him to dig into some of Barry's most human and imperfect thoughts and impulses as he comes to turn with his impending death.

Nov 26, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…