Review/Recap The Flash | ‘Fastest Man Alive’ (Season 1, #2)


By: Cynthia Ayala

“Barry experiences a setback while pursuing robbers; Joe is upset with Barry for taking the law into his own hands; Iris becomes more intrigued by the ‘red streak’.”

  • Synopsis provided by Shazam

I love the flash, but I think I have made that clear by now huh. He’s such a great character and Grant Gustin portrays his character in such wonderful ways. But let’s get to the actual episode.

In this last episode, Barry is running around his city becoming the hero he hopes he can be. However, there is a setback to this. Barry has started to experience dizzy spells that cause him to black out, a development that is further explained throughout the episode in a completely reasonable and scientifically plausible way. It works as a grounder for the show that is otherwise a supernatural superhero drama. Grounders like this one make the show more relatable to audiences, throwing the shows into the realm of realism.

While there is that, the progression of the episode was directed and written very well. The show highlights the individual personalities and brings the cast together. Danielle Panabaker, who plays Caitlin Snow, is the tenser member of the crew, but in this latest episode, she has finally loosened up, becoming a member of the team. It was refreshing as far as writing goes to create an equilibrium between the cast and the characters.

Fastest man alive continues to capture my attention.


Directed by: David Nutter

Written by: Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg & Geoff Johns

Starring: Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Rick Cosnett, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh & Jesse L. Martin

Genre: Superhero, Drama, Action, Mystery, Science Fiction

Original Air Date/Time/Channel: October 14, 2014 | 8 PM EST | CW

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