The FlashBack: Weekly Recaps of “The Flash” by Nicole Drum

SEASON ONE {2014 – 2015}

October 8, 2014 – The Pilottheflash1When I was a little kid I fell in love with comics. I was a really lucky kid in that, even though we lived in a rural area and there wasn’t much money for extras, our next door neighbor worked for a publication distributor and often got to bring the extras home. CONTINUE READING…

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October 15, 2014 – Fastest Man Alive: Episode two, entitled “Fastest Man Alive,” opens with Barry running around Central City in his awesome Flash costume. He’s doing heroic things, like rescuing people from a burning apartment building, with Cisco as support back at STAR Labs. CONTINUE READING…

NA-109805October 22, 2014 – Things You Can’t Outrun: This week’s episode, “Things You Can’t Outrun,” opens with our adorkable hero, Barry and his pseudo sister-best friend-unrequited love, Iris leaving a theater after seeing what sounds like was a zombie movie. CONTINUE READING…

October 29 – Going Rogue: Our episode opens this week with Barry having a little bit of fun. He’s playing three games at the same time: Operation with Caitlin, ping pong with Cisco, and chess with Dr. Wells. CONTINUE READING…


the-flash-plastique-kelly-fryeNovember 12, 2014 – Plastique: Things are pretty much the same since the last time we saw the Scarlet Speedster. Our episode opens with Barry hanging out in a bar with Cisco, Caitlin, Iris, and Thawne. CONTINUE READING…


the-flash-the-flash-is-born-grant-gustin-greg-finleyNovember 19, 2014 – The Flash is Born: Okay so our episode opens up just like normal with Barry…wait.  That’s not Barry narrating our opening. It’s Iris, but she’s not really narrating because we’re reading along with her blog… CONTINUE READING…

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November 26, 2014 – Power Outage: This week we discover that Barry is a really slow runner when he doesn’t have his super speed, that the show isn’t exactly one-and-done with the villains, and that Dr. Wells is exactly as creepy… CONTINUE READING…

December 3, 2014 – Flash vs. ArrowWelcome back, Flash Fans! Last night we got the first episode of a two-episode Flash vs. Arrow crossover event (part two is tonight over on Arrow.) The event was pretty solidly hyped as being an explosive battle between the heroes, but did it end up that way? CONTINUE READING…

The Brave and the Bold

December 4, 2014 – Special Edition: The Brave and the Bold: Hello Flash Fans! Welcome to the special Arrow recap this week! On Tuesday night we had the first part of the Flash/Arrow crossover event and last night we got the Arrow half. It was fun to see the Arrow in Central City. CONTINUE READING…

the-flash-mid-season-finale-grant-gustinDecember 10, 2014 – The Man in the Yellow Suit: It’s that time of year: the mid-season hiatus time which means that last night’s episode of The Flash is the last one we get until January 20th. I know that I’m a bit sad about this, but at the same time I was greatly anticipating last night’s episode and all of the reveals it promised. CONTINUE READING…

January 21, 2015 – Revenge of the RoguesImage Credit: CW: Thank goodness the break is over and The Flash is BACK! I’ve been waiting for this to truly signal the start of my new year so I’m extra stoked we get our favorite speedster back.  CONTINUE READING…

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January 28, 2015 – The Sound and The Fury: Last night’s episode opened up with a motorcycle chase. It’s not a regular motorcycle chase, however, because the Flash is on top of it. Three criminals are trying to evade capture so… CONTINUE READING…

Image Credit: The CWFebruary 4, 2015 – Crazy For You: The episode opens up as it often does, with Barry being pretty awesome and rescuing people from danger, this time a car accident. Barry is also extra awesome this time as this is the fastest… CONTINUE READING…

February 11, 2015 – The Nuclear ManImage Credit: CW: This week we get what I think could be the best episode of the season thus far. The show keeps improving from one week to the next, but this episode has really shown the skill and talent of the… CONTINUE READING…

The-Flash-season-1-episode-14-Ronnie-downedFebruary 18, 2015 – Fallout: So last week our episode ended with a massive nuclear explosion and what we pretty much thought was the absolute end of RonStein, not to mention a great moment of creepiness with General Eiling. CONTINUE READING… 

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March 18, 2015 – Out of Time: After what felt like the longest break ever Barry and friends are back tonight  and let me tell you, they are not holding anything back. The threads are all starting to really come together which for fans of the…. CONTINUE READING…

Image Credit: The CWMarch 25, 2015 – Rogue Time: This week we start literally where we left off last week because that’s kind of what Barry did. If you recall, last week Barry ran so fast he jumped backwards two days in the past. Now, some of you were trying to figure out if this was actual time travel… CONTINUE READING…

TrickstersApril 1, 2015 – Tricksters: Back in the present Barry is hanging out with Joe looking at that big bulletin board they use to figure things out. See, Barry is definitely suspicious of Dr. Wells and now he’s trying to figure things out. CONTINUE READING…

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April 15, 2015 – All Star Team Up: The episode, entitled “All Star Team Up”, opens up with a little bit of fun, crime-fighting version. Eddie, Joe, and Barry (in Flash mode) are out chasing down the bad guys from the evening’s third attempted robbery. CONTINUE READING…

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April 22, 2015 – Who is Harrison Wells? Hello, Coast City! Tonight we open up the episode with a super fast little road trip to Coast City, Flash-style, for some pizza. I have to admit that I love the random little snippets of the larger DC universe… CONTINUE READING…

Image Credit: The CWApril 29, 2015 – The Trap: This episode, aptly titled “The Trap,” picks up exactly where we left off last week: in the closet of the future with Gideon, Dr. Creepy’s AI. CONTINUE READING…

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