The Flash Episode Summaries:
Episode 1 - "Pilot"; Written by Danny Bilson & Paul De Meo; Directed by Robert Iscove; 9/20/90
The origin of a superhero. An accident gives police crime-lab expert Barry Allen awesome powers of speed, and he vows to use them to bring his brother's murderer to justice. But first, Allen must learn to control his sudden, remarkable talents.
Episode 2 - "Out of Control"; Written by Gail Morgan Hickman; Directed by Mario Azzopardi; 9/27/90
He needs subjects for genetic-engineering research - any volunteers? Tina's former colleague is the main suspect when the bodies of murdered homeless people mysteriously disappear from crime scenes.
Episode 3 - "Watching the Detective";
Written by Howard Chaykin & John Francis Moore; Directed by Gus Trikonis; 10/18/90
Is The Flash a political pawn? A crooked D.A. discovers the superhero's civilian identity and uses that information to blackmail him into becoming his secret accomplice.
Episode 4 - "Honor Among Thieves"; Teleplay by Milo Bachman, Danny Bilson & Paul De Meo; Story by Howard Chaykin & John Francis Moore; Directed by Aaron Lipstadt; 10/25/90
Guarding a priceless museum exhibit has the police stretched thin - a situation a criminal mastermind plans to exploit with a citywide series of thefts. Good thing The Flash can cover a lot of ground!
Episode 5 - "Double Vision"; Written by Jim Trombetta; Directed by Gus Trikonis; 11/1/90
His wish is The Flash's command. A mad scientist implants a device in the superhero's brain and gains remote control of his powers.
Episode 6 - "Sins of the Father"; Written by Stephen Hattman; Directed by Jonathan Sanger; 11/8/90
Brothers of the badge. Ex-cop Henry Allen may dismiss son Barry's modern police ways, but that's before Barry nails an escaped con who targets his dad. Henry has one question, though: Who's this Flash guy?
Episode 7 - "Child's Play"; Teleplay by Howard Chaykin & John Francis Moore; Story by Stephen Hattman & Gail Morgan Hickman; Directed by Danny Bilson; 11/15/90
A '60s drug icon who faked his own death and went underground aims to reassert himself by turning the world on to his new, highly addictive designer drug. Bummer, man: that called The Flash is in the way.
Episode 8 - "Shroud of Death"; Teleplay by Michael Reaves; Story by Howard Chaykin & John Francis Moore; Directed by Mario Azzopardi; 11/29/90
It all fits. Barry puts together bits of metal found at crime scenes and discovers they form a neofascist group's medallion. But will that intel be enough to keep Lt. Garfield from being the group's next target?
Episode 9 - "Ghost in the Machine";
Written by John Francis Moore & Howard Chaykin; Directed by Bruce Bilson; 12/13/90
Don't touch hat dial! The Ghost controls the airwaves, tapping into video feeds just as he did back in 1955. Nightshade, a crimefighter from the '50s, resurfaces to fight him - and now he has The Flash on his side.
Episode 10 - "Sight Unseen"; Teleplay by John Vorhaus; Story by Gail Morgan Hickman & John Vorhaus; Directed by Christopher Leitch; 1/10/91
Catch him if you can. A criminal who's developed a cloaking device renders himself invisible and sets out on a deadly vendetta that endangers Star Labs and all of Central City.
Episode 11 - "Beat the Clock"; Written by Jim Trombetta; Directed by Mario Azzopardi; 1/31/91
A need for speed. Julio is certain that a jazz immortal on Death Row is innocent. But he's scheduled for execution at midnight - and Julio, Tina and Barry have only one hour to prove the jazzman is not guilty.
Episode 12 - "The Trickster";
Written by Howard Chaykin & John Francis Moore; Directed by Danny Bilson; 2/7/91
While Barry/The Flash and private investigator Megan Lockhard renew their friendship, a madcap magician who calls himself the Trickster sets out to hocus-pocus Megan into his own life.
Episode 13 - "Tina, Is That You?"; Teleplay by David L. Newman; Story by Chad Hayes, Carey Hayes & David L. Newman; Directed by William A. Fraker; 2/14/91
Tina is The Flash's confindant and doctor. But when a biofeedback treatment she devised for him goes wrong, she transforms into something else: leader of a girl gang that wants to kill the superhero.
Episode 14 - "Be My Baby"; Written by Jule Selbo; Directed by Bruce Bilson; 2/21/91
Catching bad guys is easy compared to this! Barry assists a woman fleeing her criminal husband and also copes with what amounts to a brace new world for bachelor Barry: caring for the woman's baby.
Episode 15 - "Fast Forward"; Written by Gail Morgan Hickman; Directed by Gus Trikonis; 2/27/91
An explosion caused by a missile The Flash tries to outrun sends him time-traveling into Central City of 10 years later. There, notorious villain Pike rules with an iron fist and The Flash seems powerless.
Episode 16 - "Deadly Nightshade";
Written by John Francis Moore & Howard Chaykin; Directed by Bruce Bilson; 3/30/91
A wannabe posing as Nightshade is nothing more than a vigilante in disguise, and The Flash and the real Nightshade are allied in an effort to stop him.
Episode 17 - "Captain Cold"; Teleplay by Gail Morgan Hickman; Story by Paul De Meo & Gail Morgan Hickman; Directed by Gilbert Shilton; 4/8/91
The iceman cometh! A hit man who uses a freeze gun to put people and objects in deep cryo-cold takes on a new job: put The Flash on ice.
Episode 18 - "Twin Streaks"; Written by Stephen Hattman; Directed by James A. Contner; 4/11/91
Is Central City big enough for two hyper-speed heroes? A genetics lab secretly uses The Flash's blood to create a clone who's an exact match... except he is emotionally a child.
Episode 19 - "Done With Mirrors";
Written by Howard Chaykin & John Francis Moore; Directed by Danny Bilson; 4/27/91
Barry poses as the bogus scientist Professor Zoom, creator of The Flash, while attempting to unravel a criminal scheme aimed at selling stolen Star Labs inventions on the black market.
Episode 20 - "Good Night, Central City";
Written by Jim Trombetta; Directed by Mario Azzopardi; 5/4/91
Sweet dreams, citizens. Thieves who possess a sleep-inducing machine plan to pick banks and jewelry stores clean while everyone in Central City experiences a deep slumber.
Episode 21 - "Alpha"; Teleplay by Gail Morgan Hickman; Story by Gail Morgan Hickman & Denise Skinner; Directed by Bruce Bilson; 5/11/91
Her crime: wanting to be free. A would-be android assassin produced by a top-secret government project escapes her creators and is befriended by Barry and Tina.
Episode 22 - "The Trial of the Trickster";
Written by Howard Chaykin & John Francis Moore; Directed by Danny Bilson; 5/18/91
Can anyone out-trick the Trickster? Perhaps not after accomplice Prank helps him escape his trial... and after the mag magician roars through Centrall City with an unexpected partner-in-crime: The Flash.
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