Critic Consensus: "The Flash Is Born" is let down by a bland antagonist and a lame kidnapping plot, but benefits from the crowd-pleasing through-line of cementing the Scarlett Speedster's iconic persona.
as Barry Allen/The Flash
as Iris West
as Cisco Ramon
as Caitlin Snow
as Det. Joe West
as Nora Allen
as David Singh
as Eddie Thawne
as Harrison Wells
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Critic reviews for The Flash Is Born
Utilizing a childhood friend with connections to both Barry and Iris as baddie Tony Woodward not only mends their friendship, but serves as a catalyst to get Iris a little more involved in the action without overly compromising her.
The stakes may be lower this week, but a small amount of action is bolstered by some surprising story lines from the supporting cast.
It's a single, sour note for the Metahuman Of The Week, and also brings Barry down as well... Yes, the super sonic punch was faaaaaantastic, but was also better than the rest of this plot combined.
A solid (if not impeccable) hour that contained both an interesting main story, and moved several other plot points forward.
In "The Flash Is Born"... the show indulges those of us who once had - or still have - sand kicked in our faces by the class - or office - bully, as Barry confronts his grade school nemesis Tony Woodward.
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