Review/Recap The Flash | ‘Thing You Can’t Outrun’ (Season 1, #3)


By: Cynthia Ayala

“Barry and the team track The Mist – a dangerous new meta-human with toxic gas powers; Joe decides to visit Henry in ail; Eddie and Iris continue to conceal their relationship.”

  • Synopsis provided by Shazam

Gotta love the flash. Grant Gustin does an amazing job capturing the character perfectly. He has the perfect persona to capture the light and fun side of the character and not letting his past damage who he is like other heroes – cough *batman* cough.

The mystery behind the and behind Dr. Wells is also very interesting. For people who read the series, we can already speculate who that character really is, but the actor does such a great job playing both parts, the good nurturing side and this darker side that makes viewers wonder which side he really is on.

While that aspect adds to the series, the individual stories with the meta-humans is a great opportunity for the show to bring in characters from the DCU, such as the Mist. It’s also a good way to differentiate this show from Arrow. The writing behind this episode flows and sums up the events properly, but it also shows that Barry isn’t invulnerable, that he is very much still human and can’t do everything by use of his speed. There are something’s, like fighting a noxious ball of gas, that he can’t fight alone. The vulnerability that is there grounds the show for viewers who like the realism. Heroes, no matter how powerful, are still human, they have fears and wants and can die, so to see these character put their lives on the line is very cool because you watch them and you think they are invulnerable, but that’s not the case and, so far, each week this show highlights that.

Directed by: Jesse Warn

Written by: Alison Schapker & Grainne Godfree

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 21, 2014 | 8 PM EST | CW

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