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The first season of The Flash premiered on The CW on October 7, 2014, and concluded on May 19, 2015. It was announced on May 8, 2014.

The season aired on Tuesday nights at 8:00 p.m. prior to Supernatural in the fall and winter, and iZombie in the spring.

It arrived on DVD and Blu-ray on September 22, 2015.

Synopsis

Barry Allen was 11 years old when his mother was killed in a bizarre and terrifying incident and his father was falsely convicted of the murder. With his life changed forever by the tragedy, Barry was taken in and raised by Detective Joe West, the father of Barry's best friend, Iris. Now, over 14 years later, Barry has become a brilliant, driven and endearingly geeky CSI investigator, whose determination to uncover the truth about his mother's strange death leads him to follow up on every unexplained urban legend and scientific advancement that comes along. Barry's latest obsession is a cutting edge particle accelerator, created by visionary physicist Harrison Wells and his S.T.A.R. Labs team, who claim that this invention will bring about unimaginable advancements in power and medicine. However, something goes horribly wrong during the public unveiling, and when the devastating explosion causes a freak storm, many lives are lost and Barry is struck by lightning. After nine months in a coma, Barry awakens to find his life has changed once again - the accident has given him the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel. Though initially excited by his newfound powers, Barry is shocked to discover he is not the only "meta-human" who was created in the wake of the accelerator explosion - and not everyone is using their new powers for good. In the months since the accident, the city has seen a sharp increase in missing people, unexplained deaths and other strange phenomena. Barry now has a renewed purpose - using his gift of speed to protect the innocent, while never giving up on his quest to solve his mother's murder and clear his father's name. For now, only a few close friends and associates know that Barry is literally the fastest man alive, but it won't be long before the world learns what Barry Allen has become, The Flash.

Cast

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Guest starring

  • John Wesley Shipp as Henry Allen (3/23)
  • Michelle Harrison as Nora Allen (1/23)
  • Logan Williams as Young Barry Allen (2/23)
  • Malese Jow as Linda Park (6/23)
  • Chad Rook as Clyde Mardon (1/23)
  • Patrick Sabongui as Captain David Singh (23/23)
  • Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/The Arrow (3/23)
  • Robbie Amell as Ronnie Raymond/Firestorm (7/23)
  • Anthony Carrigan as Kyle Nimbus/The Mist (1/23)
  • Wentworth Miller as Leonard Snart/Captain Cold (1/23)
  • Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak (2/23)
  • Clancy Brown as General Wade Eiling (1/23)
  • Greg Finley as Tony Woodward Girder (2/23)
  • Paul Anthony as Roy G. Bivolo/Rainbow Raider (3/23)
  • Victor Garber as Professor Martin Stein/Firestorm (7/23)
  • Amanda Pays as Dr. Tina McGee (8/23)
  • Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave (3/23)
  • Peyton List as Lisa Snart/Golden Glider (2/23)
  • Roger Howarth as Mason Bridge (1/23)
  • Andy Mientus as Hartley Rathaway/Pied Piper (1/23)
  • Britne Oldford as Shawna Baez/Peek-a-Boo (2/23)
  • Liam McIntyre as Mark Mardon/Weather Wizard (2/23)
  • Matt Letscher as Professor Eobard Thawne/Reverse-Flash (1/23)
  • Danielle Nicolet as District Attorney Cecile Horton (6/23)

Episodes

No. in series No. in season Episode title Written by Directed by Original airdate
1 1 "Pilot" Story by: Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg & Geoff Johns
Teleplay by: Andrew Kreisberg & Geoff Johns
David Nutter October 7, 2014
2 2 "Fastest Man Alive" Story by: Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg
Teleplay by: Andrew Kreisberg & Geoff Johns
David Nutter October 14, 2014
3 3 "Things You Can't Outrun" Alison Schapker & Grainne Godfree Jesse Warn October 21, 2014
4 4 "Going Rogue" Geoff Johns & Kai Yu Wu Glen Winter October 28, 2014
5 5 "Plastique" Aaron Helbing & Todd Helbing & Brooke Eikmeier Dermott Downs November 11, 2014
6 6 "The Flash Is Born" Jaime Paglia & Chris Rafferty Millicent Shelton November 18, 2014
7 7 "Power Outage" Alison Schapker & Grainne Godfree Larry Shaw November 25, 2014
8 8 "Flash vs. Arrow" Story by: Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg
Teleplay by: Ben Sokolowski & Brooke Eikmeier
Glen Winter December 2, 2014
9 9 "The Man in the Yellow Suit" Todd Helbing & Aaron Helbing Ralph Hemecker December 9, 2014
10 10 "Revenge of the Rogues" Geoff Johns & Kai Yu Wu Nick Copus January 20, 2015
11 11 "The Sound and the Fury" Alison Schapker & Brooke Eikmeier John Showalter January 27, 2015
12 12 "Crazy for You" Aaron Helbing & Todd Helbing Rob Hardy February 3, 2015
13 13 "The Nuclear Man" Andrew Kreisberg & Katherine Walczak Glen Winter February 10, 2015
14 14 "Fallout" Keto Shimizu & Ben Sokolowski Steve Surjik February 17, 2015
15 15 "Out of Time" Todd Helbing & Aaron Helbing Thor Freudenthal March 17, 2015
16 16 "Rogue Time" Story by: Grainne Godfree
Teleplay by: Brooke Eikmeier & Kai Yu Wu
John Behring March 24, 2015
17 17 "Tricksters" Andrew Kreisberg Ralph Hemecker March 31, 2015
18 18 "All Star Team Up" Grainne Godfree & Kai Yu Wu Kevin Tancharoen April 14, 2015
19 19 "Who Is Harrison Wells?" Ray Utarnachitt & Cortney Norris Wendey Stanzler April 21, 2015
20 20 "The Trap" Alison Schapker & Brooke Eikmeier Steve Shill April 28, 2015
21 21 "Grodd Lives" Grainne Godfree & Kai Yu Wu Dermott Downs May 5, 2015
22 22 "Rogue Air" Aaron Helbing & Todd Helbing Doug Aarniokoski May 12, 2015
23 23 "Fast Enough" Story by: Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg
Teleplay by: Gabrielle Stanton & Andrew Kreisberg
Dermott Downs May 19, 2015

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