The Flash (2014– )
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The Man Who Saved Central City 

Still feeling responsible for Eddie's death, Barry pushes his friends away and tries to protect the city on his own; Cisco assists Joe with the Meta Task Force.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Thawne
Mayor Anthony Bellows


With the singularity destroyed, Central City wants to honor The Flash, but the ultimate sacrifices made by others haunts Barry, who retreats from the company of all those who were once close. When the radiation-absorbing meta-human Atom Smasher threatens he city, Barry goes it along, not realizing he's also being stalked. In defeat, Dr. Wells leaves Barry a parting gift. Written by statmanjeff

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6 October 2015 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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WWE Hall of Famer Adam "Edge" Copeland plays the Atom Smasher. See more »


Previously, Albert Rothstein was named as one of the people killed when the Particle Accelerator exploded. In the beginning of this episode, he was alive (until his double killed him) and Cisco also states he wasn't even in the city when the event happened. See more »


[first lines]
Heat Wave: Coming back 'round!
Captain Cold: Yeah, to die!
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References Lone Wolf McQuade (1983) See more »


Performed by X Ambassadors
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smooth start .. off right where they left us on last season .. still waiting for a new friendly/villein to like and hate at the same time :D
8 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

So linking us to the last season .. which i think is good. The crisis of the "city popular hero" and how Barry will deal with it .. still bringing us a new "Meta" Humans >> a hitting surprise by killing "one of last season's main Heroes" which was awful to be presented in less than one minute scene .., but it is what it is.

The story is still strong .. more engaging , they haven't really left us for a long time so we still do remember who is what ;) a surprisingly nice video by " Dr.Wells" .. i mean that was lovely ending one of Barry's main goals.

they're kinda casting away "Caitlin Snow" a bit even though i liked her role in the last season ,,. i really need to see more of that breezy funny sarcastically jokes by Cisco and if there's no way for Caitlin to come back to star labs i think bringing one more character to engage more with Cisco and the others in a more anxious comical way would be the better choice .

It is after all the start of a "supposedly" new chapter of a show we dearly cared for last year .. so i hope "now the secret of Dr. Harrison Wells is no more" it steps up to the level we expect and bring us a new mystery to think about or other friendly/villein to like and hate at the same time :)

Zoooom ;) ... and who the hell is " Jay Garrick" !? fingers crossed he would be the one i hoped they present :D :D

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