Pilot

Series 1 - Episode 1 Pilot

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Review

Fans of Heroes might enjoy this high-velocity superhero drama (set in the same DC Comics universe as Arrow) about young scientist Barry Allen, who can... run really fast. He's like an American Billy Whizz, only quicker. At the speed of a jet aircraft, he makes Usain Bolt look like a tortoise with rigor mortis.

This opener zips through Barry's back story and the accident that gave him his powers (something to do with particle accelerators and antimatter, naturally). And soon we learn there are other "meta humans" out there, with even cooler skills: notably a baddie who can summon tornados.

It's as lightweight as a bag of Quavers, but the final twist should draw you back for another bite.

Summary

CSI investigator Barry Allen is obsessed with solving the mystery of his mother's murder, a crime for which his father is currently serving time. His interest is also piqued when a couple of his nerdy colleagues come up with a cutting-edge particle accelerator that should offer massive advances in power and medicine. But when the grand unveiling is interrupted by a freak weather storm and Barry is struck by lightning, he ends up spending nine months in a coma - only to wake up feeling much speedier than ever before. Pilot episode of the superhero adventure, starring Grant Gustin, with Candice Patton and Rick Cosnett.

Cast & Crew

Barry Allen/The Flash Grant Gustin
Iris West Candice Patton
Eddie Thawne Rick Cosnett
Caitlin Snow Danielle Panabaker
Cisco Ramon Carlos Valdes
Harrison Wells Tom Cavanagh
Detective Joe West Jesse L Martin
Henry Allen John Wesley Shipp
Nora Allen Michelle Harrison
Captain David Singh Patrick Sabongui
Detective Fred Chyre Al Sapienza
Clyde Mardon Chad Rook
Young Barry Allen Logan Williams
Officer Vukovich Fulvio Cecere
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