There is no denying that The Flash is one of the best television shows at the moment. Though it may not be befitting for pop cultures since this may as well be in the era of superhero, but most of the TV talk currently features prestige shows such as Game of Thrones, The Americans and Better Call Saul. But none of these shows is as joyous as flash. With so many episodes already aired and a lot more still expected, here is our compilation of the six greatest episodes of the already aired seasons:
This is one of the most acclaimed episodes of The Flash, being that it was the one where Kelvin Smith cried, and I guess a whole lot of viewers too. It can be described as a final that gives the perfect definition to the usually overused word- epic. Barry takes a trip back to the night when his mother lost her life and whereas he had the powers to change everything, he simply refuses to do so. As he makes his final goodbye to his mother, the sky is ripped open with the Reverse-flash and Barry is consequently forced to be the true hero of the Central City. From this episode, a few glimpse into the future was an indication that The Flash was just getting started.
Flash Vs Arrow
It sounds strange to celebrate The Flash with an episode that overlaps with The Arrow, however, Flash Vs Arrow came during the first season while the show was still in earnest gear to develop its own identity. As a matter of fact, by this time, Barry had stopped his trips to the Streak like two months prior. Flash came out fully formed with its identity after the first season crossover and it was an epic sci-fi everyone was going to love watching. The difference between Flash and Arrow become so clear and from this point, defining the show and giving it meaning was not as confusing as when the show started.
The Man in the Yellow Suit
This was when The Flash was racing towards its first midseason finale and we encounter the first showdown between Barry and the Reverse-Flash, where the lighter super hero was given an opportunity to feel real with high stakes. The episode of The Man in the Yellow Suit became a perfect illustration of just how serious The Flash can be.
Out of Time
In this episode, fans are treated to the revelation by Dr. Wells that his Eobard Thawn is nothing but an onslaught of disaster and heartbreak. After the death of Cisco, Barry tells Iris that he is The Flash, after which a Tsunami wipes out the Central City. However, Barry undoes all that the Tsunami did by going back in time. This was instance of the show when Barry’s ability to go back in time and space was revealed. This was a key element in the show as it opened the endless possibilities in the development of the story. At the end of it, everyone will agree that the episode was not a cheap one and it came with a befitting ending that portrayed the Flash as a different plane in the realms of superhero sci-fi shows.
A lot of good moments in The Flash happened between Out of Time and Rogue Air. The most memorable ones included Tricksters, which in addition to adding wrinkles on the Reverse-Flash, reintroduced Mark Hamill from the 1990 The Flash series. Then there was also the All Star Team, Who is Harrison Wells, and Good Lives.
But Rogue Air was a different kettle of fish. In as much as it lines up with Arrows together with its muddled mess, it was an exciting team that showed just how huge the DC Arrowverse has become. The chilling substitution of the opening prologue by Dr. Wells made the show even more interesting as season 1 Final neared.
Flash of Two Worlds
When Jay Garrick was introduced, the scope of the series expanded tremendously with the blending in of The Flash Mythos and Teddy Sear’s recurring roles of a speedster from Earth 2. This was a great episode which saw the constant teaming up for the first time of Jay Garrick and Barr Allen and this changed the comic book universe forever. This particular episode was not only affectionate for the source material, but also it was bold enough to forge its own materials.
This was one of the most intense and world threatening episodes of The Flash. In this episode, the goals of Reverse-Flash were more personal and this made the fans to keep on guessing on what course of action he is likely to take. When we encounter The Flash and Zoom for the first time in this episode, we realize just how dangerous Zoom can be. This is also when we learn about the heart-stopping new of Barry’s paralysis.