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SEASON FINALE: Finish Line (Ep. 323) – Original Air Date: 5.23.17
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About the Show:
Barry Allen was just 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, 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.
Barry has always had the heart of a hero and now he has the legs to match, but he
quickly learns that being a superhero is not as easy as it seems — and he can’t do it alone.
While Barry struggles to understand his new abilities, the people around him also have to
adjust to a new reality. Joe West, Barry’s surrogate father, is coming to grips with the fact
that the world of the extraordinary actually does exist. Joe thought he understood what it
meant to chase criminals, but now he’s facing opponents who can do more than just rob a
bank, they can control the weather. Though he knows this remarkable turn of events is
Barry’s destiny, every time Barry faces danger, Joe is terrified for his surrogate son.
While Joe worries about Barry, Barry worries about Joe’s daughter Iris, and how
his new life as The Flash will change their relationship. Iris and Barry grew up together,
and she has always believed in Barry’s conviction that unknown forces were at work the
night his mother was killed. Barry has kept his romantic feelings for Iris hidden, and now
feels he must protect her by keeping his new identity a secret as well. And Iris has a
secret of her own — she has been dating her father’s partner, Detective Eddie Thawne,
who is such a good guy, even Barry finds it hard to hate him. Still, there is tension
between Barry and Thawne, who is jealous of Iris’ newfound fascination with The Flash
and is determined to unmask him. Barry realizes that keeping the secret of his new
identity separates him from Iris, even as her growing obsession with uncovering the truth
brings her ever closer to The Flash.
Barry has found another kind of surrogate family in the team at Harrison Wells’
S.T.A.R. Labs. Wells himself is quickly becoming a second father figure to Barry, who
learned about morality and justice from Joe, and is now learning about science and
technology from Wells. Wells’ ultimate agenda remains somewhat mysterious, but Barry
is excited by the grander worldview that has been opened for him, and the friendship he’s
building with S.T.A.R. lab team members Caitlin Snow and Cisco Ramon. For Caitlin,
who lost her fiancé in the catastrophic explosion, working with Barry is providing a muchneeded
sense of purpose and a way to deal with her grief. Caitlin’s excitement at seeing
Barry learn to use his new power is balanced by her growing concern for his safety – she
and Cisco have both learned that accidents have devastating consequences. Cisco was a
close friend of Caitlin’s fiancé and secretly blames himself for the tragedy. A mechanical
genius who comes up with amazing gadgets that help Barry control his speed, Cisco is
happy to suddenly have a new project – and a new friend – in Barry.
While he struggles to combine these two very different groups of people into a
crime-fighting unit, Barry is still excited every day by his newfound powers. He is also
shocked to discover he is not the only “meta-human” created in the wake of the
accelerator explosion – and not everyone is using the 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.
The series stars Grant Gustin (“Glee,” “Arrow”) as Barry Allen/The Flash,
Candice Patton (“The Game”) as Iris West, Rick Cosnett (“The Vampire Diaries”) as
Eddie Thawne, Danielle Panabaker (“Necessary Roughness,” “Justified”) as Caitlin Snow,
Carlos Valdes (“Once” on Broadway) as Cisco Ramon, with Tom Cavanagh (“Ed,” “Eli
Stone”) as Harrison Wells and Jesse L. Martin (“Law & Order”) as Detective West.
THE FLASH is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with
Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti
(“Arrow,” “Everwood”), Andrew Kreisberg (“Arrow,” “Eli Stone”), David Nutter
(“Arrow,” “Game of Thrones”) and Sarah Schechter. This series is based upon characters
published by DC Entertainment.
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