Critic Consensus: "Fallout" delivers on the promise of "The Nuclear Man" by delving into the two sides of Firestorm while furthering Barry Allen's story in new and intriguing directions.
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
as Dr. Stein
as General Eiling
as Mason Bridge
Critic reviews for Fallout
The Flash put a giant evil telepathic monkey on screen, is going to make him a credible if insane villain! This is really happening, people!
Even if this episode sometimes came across more as a backdoor pilot for a Firestorm spinoff than an actual Flash episode, it was definitely an entertaining watch.
"Fallout" did what The Flash does best for nearly its entire runtime.
Shows that you don't necessarily need a metahuman antagonist to give the good guys someone worthwhile to fight against.
"The Nuclear Man" may have been all set-up for "Fallout," but it paid off in a (mostly) satisfactory way with plenty of nods to Firestorm's comic origins.
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