The Flash - Season 1, Episode 5 - Rotten Tomatoes




Critic Consensus: The Flash's formula begins to show in an entry that nevertheless provides a compelling and tragic villain-of-the-week.

Episode Info

A bomb explodes downtown and the army, led by General Eiling, comes in and takes over the investigation, much to Joe's dismay. Meanwhile, Wells informs the team that Eiling experimented on his men to turn them into super soldiers; and Joe tries to get Iris to stop writing about "the streak."


Grant Gustin
as Barry Allen/The Flash
Candice Patton
as Iris West
Carlos Valdes
as Cisco Ramon
Danielle Panabaker
as Caitlin Snow
Jesse L. Martin
as Det. Joe West
Patrick Sabongui
as David Singh
Rick Cosnett
as Eddie Thawne
Tom Cavanagh
as Harrison Wells
Clancy Brown
as General Eiling
Kelly Frye
as Bette Sans Souci
Teddy Sears
as Jay Garrick
Shantel VanSanten
as Patty Spivot
Keiynan Lonsdale
as Wally West
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Critic reviews for Plastique

Fortunately, none of the show's momentum was slowed as we get another enjoyable adventure with the fastest hero on network TV.

July 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Let's just say The Flash pretty much stays the course in "Plastique." The good stuff is still good, the weak parts are still weak, and the Harrison Wells reveal at the end of the episode is still awesomely mysterious.

July 20, 2018 | Full Review…

With the focus on Bette Sans Souci's plight as much as Barry's, the show proved that the villains don't always have to play second fiddle to the heroes.

July 20, 2018 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

Still, "Plastique" ends up being the weakest episode of The Flash so far... The villain of the week format, and Plastique herself, really highlighted the show's limitations. This is the first time I've really felt like, "this is all you've got?"

July 20, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Although I didn't expect The Flash to start working Grodd in the show so early, I'm very excited because it's great to see the series fleshing out more of The Flash's enemies. You can never have too many villains.

July 20, 2018 | Full Review…

The Flash continues to be a high-energy hour of television with compelling stories, sympathetic character relationships, and excellent action sequences week to week.

July 20, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

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