Detailed Official Description For THE FLASH Released

The CW has released a lengthy official description for The Flash, and it contains spoilers from the pilot and beyond. Unfortunately, it also confirms that Barry Allen will start his crime-fighting career like Smallville's Superman...as a blur! Read on for details.

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By Josh Wilding - 7/17/2014

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 STAR 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 much- needed 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.


There are some very interesting details here especially if you didn't catch the leaked pilot, and though the fact that The Flash won't have a public persona at first, he will (unlike Smallville's Superman) have a costume and a codename! What do you guys think about the details which have been revealed in this new plot synopsis? Be sure to sound off with your thoughts below!
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JoeMomma29 - 7/17/2014, 4:52 AM
I promise this will not be like Smallville.
Doopie - 7/17/2014, 4:55 AM
Are you sure Joe? I don't want Iris to turn into a vampire or some shit...
Doopie - 7/17/2014, 5:02 AM
The red-blue blur was really dumb. Smallville still holds a place in my heart though, even though it was mostly terrible nonsense. I think that was kind of the appeal
JoeMomma29 - 7/17/2014, 5:04 AM
@ Doopie

LMAO!!!!!! That was one of the worst episodes of Smallville.............
JoeMomma29 - 7/17/2014, 5:05 AM
@ Batmaniac

ummmmmm just look who wrote the article.........always laying down some bait.
LMB10 - 7/17/2014, 5:07 AM
That kid was meant to be 11?
ALmazing - 7/17/2014, 5:10 AM
Somebody mentioned Smallville



First 2 seasons of Smallville were pretty good lol
JoeMomma29 - 7/17/2014, 5:12 AM
Smallville still has a place in my heart as well.......I will even admit that I have watch every episode at least twice and others three times.


TheDudeRusty - 7/17/2014, 5:13 AM
That was way too lengthy an explanation.
DuckNation - 7/17/2014, 5:13 AM
Battabing - 7/17/2014, 5:14 AM
Oh good god!

1. The Flash is always a scarlet blur that people see zipping around the city while they're about their daily activities. They're secure in his presence in that way.

2. Clark was called The Blur on Smallville.

There's a big difference between being a super fast metahuman people can't lock on and Superman having a stupid codename like The Blur.

Doopie - 7/17/2014, 5:16 AM
Joe

it was mostly bad, but some moments were really great imo. Just a shame the good bits were so heavily outweighed by the shit. still shit I could watch -a guilty pleasure if you will.

I watched the pilot, and even though this is the CW, it didn't scream Smallville to me.
MrReese - 7/17/2014, 5:19 AM
Gustin knocked it outta the park.Can't wait 2 c how it all unfolds.

@MarvelsDarkKnight so Flash CAN beat Supes! ;)
Buu - 7/17/2014, 5:24 AM
The Flash looking like a blur when he is zipping around the city is the entire point. I mean what do you expect him to look like? A trail of bubbles?

Jeez...
MrReese - 7/17/2014, 5:25 AM
I guess it's gonna be a short fight
JoeMomma29 - 7/17/2014, 5:27 AM
@ Reese

LOL! Dude that is some funny stuff right there.......
Doopie - 7/17/2014, 5:28 AM
Reese

JoeMomma29 - 7/17/2014, 5:31 AM
Doopie

Naw that little feller is Batz and he can his hold his own.
SuperCat - 7/17/2014, 5:32 AM
The first season of "Smallville" was decent. The rest were meh.

NovaCorpsFan - 7/17/2014, 5:33 AM
Anybody feelin' a li'l butthurt? Just a little, no?



'Bout now?
Doopie - 7/17/2014, 5:34 AM
you guys are funny
JoeMomma29 - 7/17/2014, 5:34 AM
@ Supercat

Actually the first season I would always shake my head when each episode ended with the villain some how dying without Clark killing them directly.
JoeMomma29 - 7/17/2014, 5:37 AM
@ NovaCorps

Looks like that guy can use some of this......

NovaCorpsFan - 7/17/2014, 5:37 AM
Jeez, I'm glad I never watched Smallville.
Pedrito - 7/17/2014, 5:37 AM
The Flash kinda looks like Miley Cirus is under that mask.

Anyway, they better connect this to the movies!
SuperCat - 7/17/2014, 5:37 AM
LOL @ Joe

I totally forgot about that. I think TNT still airs the older episodes. Can't bring myself to watch them though.
NovaCorpsFan - 7/17/2014, 5:37 AM
@Joe
I'm pretty sure he'd need about ten tubes of that shit. And an enema.
Buu - 7/17/2014, 5:38 AM
Smallville sucked ass!
Doopie - 7/17/2014, 5:38 AM
lol. yeah, each ep of the first season pretty much followed the same format. Someone is infected by meteor rocks, Clark is sad he can't play football/bone Lana, slow-mo bit with Clark being hit by something, villain dies and no-one sees Clark do anything.
JoeMomma29 - 7/17/2014, 5:39 AM
Doopie

LMAO!!!!!! Your description is freaking hilarious.........can't play football or bone Lana!!!!!!!! Cannot stop laughing........
mgeoff88 - 7/17/2014, 5:40 AM
I first watched Smallville at a friends's house in 2005, which lead to me getting back into comics.

So the show holds a special place in my heart. And I own all 10 seasons on DVD.
SuperCat - 7/17/2014, 5:41 AM
LOL!! @ BatManiac
BaneSmash - 7/17/2014, 5:41 AM
Why the [frick] are you sluts up so early!!!
Doopie - 7/17/2014, 5:43 AM
it's half past 1 where I am. And I am NOT a slut...I prefer unpaid prostitute
JoeMomma29 - 7/17/2014, 5:47 AM
Who knew that meteor rocks would make sloppy villains, yet then again we did get scenes like this........

NovaCorpsFan - 7/17/2014, 5:50 AM
@BanesSmash
A lot of us are in the UK I think.
JoeMomma29 - 7/17/2014, 5:52 AM
I am up early here in New Mexico...........
SuperCat - 7/17/2014, 5:53 AM
6 am - 2 pm shift here in D.C. Always :(
SupermanFan - 7/17/2014, 5:53 AM
I LOVED SMALLVILLE !
JoeMomma29 - 7/17/2014, 5:56 AM
Okay Smallville did have some great moments.

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