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Blinding Speed

The CW Network‘s superhero drama The Flash drops s3e14 this Tuesday.

The Flash has been renewed for a fourth season.

Rottentomatoes: 94%

Metacritic: 73

IMDb: 8.1

Emmys : 3 nominations


Barry Allen, The CW Network, The Flash, Netflix, Grant Gustin

Barry Allen

Barry Allen is a regular old nergin highschool kid working forensics at Central City Police Department until he eats a lightning bolt from a haywire particle accelerator and wakes up 9 months later in S.T.A.R. labs with chronic cellular regeneration and super speed.

Barry Allen, The CW Network, The Flash, Netflix, Grant Gustin

Quote1To understand what I’m about to tell you, you need to do something first.  You need to believe in the impossible.  Can you do that?  Good.  You see that red blur?  That’s me.  That too.  There I am again.  My name is Barry Allen.  I am the fastest man alive.  My story is pretty simple.  My whole life, I’ve been running.  Usually from bullies.  Sometimes I escaped.  Sometimes I did not.Quote2 — Barry Allen

“Those guys were picking on kids… …just because they thought they weren’t cool.  It wasn’t right.  I guess I wasn’t fast enough.” — Barry Allen

Quote1But after that night, I was running from something much scarier.  Something I could never explain.  Something impossible.Quote2 — Barry Allen

“Mom!  Mom!  Mom!  Mom!” — Barry Allen

“Mom?  Dad?” — Barry Allen

“Sorry.” — Barry Allen

“Unh!  Sorry, sorry.  Coming through.  Sorry I’m late, Captain Singh.” — Barry Allen

“I do not own a car.” — Barry Allen

“Yeah.  Yeah, I did.  I have it right… here.  I had a few bites of it.” — Barry Allen

Quote1Getaway car is a Mustang Shelby GT500.  Shelbys have a rear super-wide tire specific to that model.  Twelve inches with an asymmetrical tread.  And there’s something else.Quote2 — Barry Allen

“Fecal excrament.  Animal, I’d guess.  Sorry.” — Barry Allen

Quote1There was a shooting today.  Your dad needs me to process some evidence.  Which means I don’t know if we’re gonna make it to S.T.A.R. Labs.Quote2 — Barry Allen

“Hands off my fries.  Unbelievable.  You look amazing.” — Barry Allen

Quote1Harrison Wells’ work in Quantum theory is light-years ahead of anything at CERN.Quote2 — Barry Allen

Quote1Okay.  Just imagine… that that dot is everything the human race has ever learned until this moment.  That is everything we could learn from the particle accelerator.  It’s a new way of looking at physics.  It will literally change the way that we think about everything.Quote2 — Barry Allen

Quote1The Mardon brothers are hiding on a farm.  The fecal matter I found on the street was cow manure… …which contained traces of Oxytetracycline.  It’s an antibiotic.  There are only four farms in the area that still use it in their feed.  Bet you find a really sweet Shelby parked at one of them.Quote2 — Barry Allen

“Thank you, Joe.” — Barry Allen

“Actually, while I was away, I had a chance to think about… … you know, relationships.  How I’m not in one… … and you’re not in one, either.  And you’re my best friend, Iris.  That’s not what I meant.  What–  I’m not sure you do.” — Barry Allen

“Took the words right out of my mouth.” — Barry Allen

“I’m sorry.  All right, kid, you don’t have to do this, all right?  Just give me back my friend’s bag, and we’ll call it even.  Okay?  Yeah.” — Barry Allen

“He’s a transfer from Keystone.  Started a few weeks ago.  Eddie Thawne.” — Barry Allen

“Where am I?  S.T.A.R. labs?  Who are you?” — Barry Allen

“For how long?” — Barry Allen

Quote1It’s hard to believe I’m here.  I’ve always wanted to meet you face-to-face.Quote2 — Barry Allen

“What happened?” — Barry Allen

Quote1That created a lightning bolt that struck me.Quote2 — Barry Allen

“I need to go.  I’m fine, really.  I feel normal.  Thank you for saving my life.  Can I keep the sweatshirt?” — Barry Allen

“I just woke up.  Iris… …I’m okay.  It’s still beating.” — Barry Allen

“Do you need my help–?” — Barry Allen

“I’m fine.  I just need some air.  But I’ll call you tonight, all right?” — Barry Allen

Quote1What’s happening to me?  Awesome.Quote2 — Barry Allen

“It’s a little snug.” — Barry Allen

“What do you do?” — Barry Allen

“Nothing.  I just notice you don’t smile too much.” — Barry Allen

“How is that even possible?” — Barry Allen

“I started remembering something.  When I was 11, my mother was murdered.  It was late.  The sound woke me up.  I came downstairs… …and I saw what look like a ball of lightning.  Inside the lightning… …there was a man.  He killed my mom.  They arrested my dad.  He’s still sitting in Iron Heights for her murder.  Everyone, the cops, the shrinks, they all told me what I saw was impossible.  But what if the man who killed my mom was like me?” — Barry Allen

“Doesn’t seem like anyone’s in on the secret.  Dating your partner’s daughter.  Isn’t that against department regulations?  I just don’t like having to lie to your dad.” — Barry Allen

“We need to talk.  No, now.  I know who did this.  It’s Clyde Mardon.  I know, everybody thinks he died… …in a plane crash after the S.T.A.R. labs explosion, but he’s alive.  Something happened to him that night.  I– I think he can control the weather.  The recent robberies, they all happened during freak meteorological events.  And when I just confronted Mardon, the street was instantly enveloped in fog.  Of course you don’t believe me.  You never believe me.  My dad did not–” — Barry Allen

Quote1I wasn’t the only one affected by the particle accelerator explosion, was I?  You said the city was safe, that there was no residual danger.  But that’s not true.  What really happened that night?  Those are all theoretical.  ‘Meta-humans?’Quote2 — Barry Allen

“I saw one today.  He’s a bank robber.  He can control the weather.  This is not cool.  All right?  A man died.  Mardon must have gotten his powers the same way I did… …from the storm cloud.  He’s still out there.  We have to stop him before he hurts anyone else.  I work for the police.  You’re responsible for this.  For him.” — Barry Allen

“Dad, why are they taking you?  Where’s mom?  Dad!  Dad!” — Barry Allen

Quote1So that’s my story.  I’ve spent my whole life searching for the impossible.  Never imagining that I would become the impossible.Quote2 — Barry Allen

“All my life I’ve wanted… …to just do more.  Be more.  And now I am.  And the first chance I get to help someone, I screw up.  What if Wells is right?  What if I’m not a hero?  What if I’m just some guy who was struck by lightning.  I’m not sure I’m like you, Oliver.  I don’t know if I can be some vigilante.” — Barry Allen

Quote1I’ve been going over unsolved cases from the past nine months.  And there’s been a sharp increase in unexplained deaths and missing people.  Your meta-humans have been busy.  I’m not blaming you.  I know you didn’t mean for any of this to happen.  I know you all lost something.  But I need your help to catch Mardon and anyone else out there like him.  I can’t do it without you.Quote2 — Barry Allen

“How is it going to help me?  Thanks.  How do we find Mardon?” — Barry Allen

“Yeah.  Loud and clear.  And it’s headed towards the city.  How do I stop it?  Guys?  What if I unravel it?  I’ll run around it in the opposite direction.  Cut off it’s legs.  I have to try.  It’s too strong.” — Barry Allen

“I’m not like you.  You’re a murderer.  It’s over.  I’m okay.” — Barry Allen

“More or less.” — Barry Allen

Quote1You’ve been calling me that since I was 11.  Funny thing is I finally got in a fight today.  Yeah, I did.  You didn’t kill mom.  You know I know that, right?  You won’t be in here much longer.  Whoever killed mom… …whatever killed her… …I think I finally have a way to find them, to stop them.  For the first time, I feel like I finally can.  The truth is, since the night mom died, I’ve been stuck in one place… …missed out on a lot of things.  But I’m different now.  I made some new friends.  They’re helping me find my way.  To finally move forward.  You remember when you wanted me to change my name… …so I wouldn’t have to deal with people knowing you’re my dad?  I’m glad they know.  I’m so proud to be your son.  I love you too, dad.Quote2 — Barry Allen

“My name is Barry Allen… ..and I am the fastest man alive.  A friend recently gave me the idea for a new name.  And something tells me it’s gonna catch on.” — Barry Allen

Quote1I got my ass handed to me.Quote2 — Barry Allen

Quote1You’re right, you’re not.  You’re just the man who kept me fed and in clothes… …who sat beside my bed at night until I fell asleep because I was afraid of the dark… …helped me with my homework.  You taught me how to drive and shave… …and you dropped me off at college.  Sounds a lot like a dad to me.Quote2 — Barry Allen

Quote1Every kid dreams of being a superhero.  Having powers.  Saving people.  But no kid thinks what it’s like when you’re a hero and you’re not saving people.  Truth us, not much else changes.  You still hurt.  You still love.  You still wish, and hope, and fear things.  And you still need people to help you out with all of it.  In some ways, that’s the best part.Quote2 — Barry Allen

Quote1Whether you’re the slowest kid in gym class or the fastest man alive… …every one of us is running.  Being alive means running.  Running from something.  Running to something.  Or someone.  And no matter how fast you are, there are some things you can’t outrun.  Some things always manage to catch up to you.Quote2 — Barry Allen

Quote1Did you know that zombies exist in nature?  There’s a species of fungi that infects ants… …causing the ants to attack plants that can release spores… …which in turn infect new hosts– I’m going full nerd again, aren’t I?Quote2 — Barry Allen

Quote1My mother died 14 years ago.  I used to think that the further away I got from it, the less it would hurt.  But some days, the pain… …it’s worse than the day it happened.  Some things you can’t fight.Quote2 — Barry Allen

Quote1I thought being the fastest man alive would make my life easier.  That I could outrun anything.  Turns out no one can outrun pain.  Life is tragic.  But it’s also precious… …and sweet… …and extraordinary.  And the only way I know to honor my mom’s life… …is to keep running.Quote2 — Barry Allen

“Heh.  I wouldn’t be much of a hero if I did.” — Barry Allen

Quote1My name is Barry Allen and I am the fastest man alive.  When I was a child, I saw my mother killed by something impossible.  My father went to prison for her murder.  Then an accident made me the impossible.  To the outside world, I’m an ordinary forensic scientist… …but secretly, I use my speed to fight crime and find others like me.  And one day, I’ll find who killed my mother and get justice for my father.Quote2 — Barry Allen

Autonomous, resolute, pragmatic, a forensic scientist Barry Allen is a Rational.

Iris West, The CW Network, The Flash, Netflix, Candice PattonIris West

Iris West starts a blog on Central City’s mysterious vigilante known as The Flash.

Iris West, The CW Network, The Flash, Netflix, Candice Patton“Okay, I am ready to see this atom smasher– Smashing.” — Iris West

Quote1Seeing this thing turn on is, like, your dream.  Your sad little, nerdy dream.  Besides, I canceled a date for this.Quote2 — Iris West

Quote1I’m stress eating over my dissertation.  We started selling cronuts at Jitters.  I ate two today.  If I don’t graduate soon, I’m gonna be more muffin top than woman.Quote2 — Iris West

“What is so important about this particle accelerator, anyway?” — Iris West

“You’re not speaking English.” — Iris West

“Does that include twerking?” — Iris West

Quote1You gotta get a girlfriend.  Hi, dad.  Your test thingy is done.Quote2 — Iris West

“Dad, seeing as how Barry solved your poop problem… …how about letting him go to S.T.A.R. labs?  Yes.” — Iris West

Quote1So, Barry, how was your trip?  Did you find proof of the impossible in Starling City?  Or did you just make my dad mad for no reason?  You’re mine too.  Why else would I be here?Quote2 — Iris West

Quote1I know what you’re gonna say.  Even though we pretty much grew up in the same house together… …and we’re kind of like brother and sister… …because we’re not brother and sister, it can get really… …weird to talk to me about girls.  But I just want you to know that it shouldn’t be awkward.  There is nothing I want more than for you to meet the right person… …that totally loves and adores you for the amazing guy that you are.Quote2 — Iris West

Quote1Aren’t you glad I know you so well?Quote2 — Iris West

“No!  Hey, my laptop.  It’s got my dissertation.” — Iris West

“Barry.  Are you okay?” — Iris West

“Who is that guy, and what is he so proud of?  So he caught a mugger.” — Iris West

Quote1Oh, that’s detective pretty boy.  That’s what my dad calls him.  Says he actually keeps score when it comes to arrests.  He is pretty, though.Quote2 — Iris West

“Oh, my God.  You’re awake.  Why didn’t S.T.A.R. labs call us?  Should you even be on your feet?  I watched you die, Barry.  You kept dying.  Your heart kept stopping.  It’s really fast.  My dad is gonna be so happy to see you.  Let me get my stuff, okay?  I’ll be right back.” — Iris West

“Detective, you should go.  My dad doesn’t like to be kept waiting.  The night of the explosion, Clyde Mardon shot and killed Chyre.  Mardon and his brother died escaping.  Their plane crashed.” — Iris West

Quote1Can I help you, detective?  Aw.  I like having a boyfriend who isn’t shot to death.Quote2 — Iris West

Quote1You can’t tell my dad.  He doesn’t know about me and Eddie.  I was gonna tell you.  When you were in the hospital… …Eddie covered my father’s shifts so we could both be with you.  I thanked him with a cup of coffee, and things just kind of happened.  And it’s good.  Why are you so upset?  Barry?Quote2 — Iris West

“That poor man.  The way that fog came in, I have never seen anything like it.  I’m all right, dad.  You wouldn’t let me.” — Iris West

“Dad, enough.” — Iris West

Quote1Cop’s daughter.  I can handle myself.Quote2 — Iris West

Affectionate, supportive, thoughtful, altruistic, Iris West is an Idealist.

Caitlin Snow, The CW Network, The Flash, Netflix, Danielle Panabaker

Caitlin Snow

Caitlin Snow provides the medical services for Team Flash.

Caitlin Snow, The CW Network, The Flash, Netflix, Danielle Panabaker

Quote1How could you possibly know that?  Auditory functions are the last sensory faculties to degenerate.Quote2 — Caitlin Snow

Quote1He’s up.  Bp170 over 110, pulse 120.  Pupils equally reactive to light.  Look at me.  Look at me.Quote2 — Caitlin Snow

Quote1I need you to urinate in this.Quote2 — Caitlin Snow

“Your muscles should be atrophied… …but instead they’re in a chronic state of cellular regeneration.” — Caitlin Snow

“She talks a lot.  No, you can’t.” — Caitlin Snow

“You don’t really believe he can run that fast, do you?” — Caitlin Snow

Quote1What?  My once promising career in bioengineering is over.  My boss is in a wheelchair for life.  The explosion that put you in a coma also killed my fiancé.  So this blank expression kind of feels like the way to go.Quote2 — Caitlin Snow

Quote1It’s not possibleQuote2” — Caitlin Snow

Quote1It looks like you had a distal radius fracture.  It’ s healed.  In three hours.  We don’t know.  Yet.Quote2 — Caitlin Snow

“That’s what we’re calling them.” — Caitlin Snow

“I retasked S.T.A.R. labs’ satellite to track meteorological abnormalities.  Over Central City.  We just got a ping.  Atmospheric pressure dropped 20 millibars in a matter of seconds.  I’ve tracked it to a farm just west of the city.” — Caitlin Snow

“How the hell are you gonna do that?  You may not be able to handle those speeds.  You’ll die.  But he’s not.” — Caitlin Snow

Quote1Why is it shaped like a lightning bolt?Quote2 — Caitlin Snow

Quote1This isn’t even remotely anatomically correct.Quote2 — Caitlin Snow

Practical, protective, an effective problem solver, trained medically, Caitlin Snow is a Guardian.

Cisco Ramon, The CW Network, The Flash, Netflix, Carlos ValdesCisco Ramon

Cisco Ramon provides for the gadgetry and mathematical knowledge utilized by Team Flash.

Cisco Ramon, The CW Network, The Flash, Netflix, Carlos Valdes
“He likes this song.  I checked his facebook page.  I mean, he can hear everything, right?  Oh, my God.” — Cisco Ramon

“Dr. Wells, get down to the cortex now.  Whoa, whoa.  Relax.  Everything’s okay, man.  You’re at S.T.A.R. labs.” — Cisco Ramon

“I’m Cisco Ramon.  She’s Caitlin– Dr. Snow.” — Cisco Ramon

Quote1Not this second.  You were struck by lightning, dude.  Come here.  Have a seat.  You were in a coma.  Nine months.Quote2 — Cisco Ramon

“Also, she’s hot.” — Cisco Ramon

“How does it fit?” — Cisco Ramon

Quote1At least you’ll be moving so fast, no one will see you.  See, you thought the world was slowing down.  It wasn’t.  You were moving so fast, it only looked like everyone else was standing still.  Dr. Wells will be monitoring your energy output and Caitlin your vitals.Quote2 — Cisco Ramon

Quote1I make the toys, man.  Check it.  This is a two-way headset with a camera I modified… …designed to combat battlefield impulse noise.  Or in your case, potential sonic booms.  Which would be awesome.Quote2 — Cisco Ramon

Quote1He just passed 200 knots per hour.Quote2 — Cisco Ramon

“You really need to learn how to stop.” — Cisco Ramon

“This just keeps getting cooler.” — Cisco Ramon

Quote1If we’re gonna do this… …I have something that might help.  Something I’ve been playing with.  It’s designed to replace the turnouts firefighters traditionally wear.  I thought if S.T.A.R. labs could do something nice for the community… …maybe people wouldn’t be so angry at Dr. Wells.Quote2 — Cisco Ramon

Quote1It’s made of a reinforced tri-polymer.  It’s heat and abrasive resistant to withstand  your moving at high-velocity speeds.  The aerodynamic design should help you maintain control.  Plus, it has built-in sensors so we can track your vitals… …and stay in contact with you from here.Quote2 — Cisco Ramon

“Barry.  Barry, this thing’s getting closer.  Wind speeds are 200 miles per hour and increasing.  Barry, can you hear me?  If it keeps up, this could become an F-5 tornado.” — Cisco Ramon

Quote1He’d have to clock 700 miles per hour to do that.  Ha, ha.  Suit’s holding up.  He can do it.  I know he can do it.Quote2 — Cisco Ramon

“So it’s not boring.” — Cisco Ramon

Nerdy, geeky, scientific, mathematical, Cisco Ramon is a Rational.

Joe West, The CW Network, The Flash, Netflix, Jesse L. MartinJoe West

Joe West adopts young Barry after his mother is slain and father incarcerated.

Joe West, The CW Network, The Flash, Netflix, Jesse L. Martin

Quote1Second robbery this week.  The teller ID’d Clyde Mardon as the shooter.Quote2 — Joe West

“Perps took the bank, shot out the cameras… …and killed the security guard there.  I got unis kicking in doors of their own associates.  No.” — Joe West

Quote1He was running an errand for me.  Barry, did you get what I asked for?Quote2 — Joe West

“Hey, leave him alone.  He’s working.  Fine, go.” — Joe West

“This is the last farm on Barry’s list.” — Joe West

Quote1Oh, you scared the hell out of us, kid.  You look okay.  Are you really?  Sorry, Barry, I gotta run.  No, you take it easy.  There’ll be plenty for you to do once you settle in.  Let’s go, partner.Quote2 — Joe West

Quote1Witnesses from the robbery at Gold city bank.  Perp made off with 200 grand.Quote2 — Joe West

“He’s not obsessed.  Security cameras at the bank?  Well, we got a bunch of witnesses here.  They all have cell phones.  The sky went black and then, boom, outside was inside.  It was like there was a thunderstorm in the bank.  Vukuvich, suspect is driving a black mustang… …partial plate six-kilo-Charlie-three.  Put out an APB.” — Joe West

“Barry!  Iris.  What were you thinking?  Having her out here?  I told you, when you see danger, you run the other way.  You’re not a cop.  Damn right!  It can wait.” — Joe West

Quote1Okay.  You want to do this now?  Out here.  Fine.  Mardon is dead.  There is no controlling the weather.  Just like there was no lightning storm in your house that night.  It was your brain helping a scared little boy accept what he saw.  Yes, he did!  Your dad killed your mother, Barry.  I am sorry, son.  I knew it, the jury knew it.  He’s paying for what he did.  Iris.  I’ve done my best to take care of you since that night.  I’ve never asked for anything in return.  Not even a thank-you.  But what I do ask now is that you for once in your life see things as they are.Quote2 — Joe West

“My daughter’s best friends with their kid.” — Joe West

“I’m not saying Mardon is alive… …but if he was, this is the last place him and his brother hid out.  Let’s go.  Mardon.  On your feet, hands on your head.  Shut the hell up.  Why in the hell would God need to rob banks.” — Joe West

Quote1What you can do… …it was the lightning bolt?  I’m sorry, Barry.  I’m sorry I didn’t believe you.  And I called you crazy for chasing the impossible.  But you really did see something that night your mom died.  And your dad is innocent.  I need you to promise me something.  I don’t want you telling Iris about anything you can do.  Any of it.  I want her safe.  Promise me.Quote2 — Joe West

“Nothing’s impossible, Barry.  You taught me that.  You can do this.” — Joe West

Grounded, kind, caring, a cop, Joe West is a Guardian.

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