Thursday, August 25, 2016
Barry Allen, a forensic crime scene assistant for the Central City Police Department, is struck by lightning during a storm that is created after a particle accelerator from S.T.A.R. Labs explodes. After being in a coma for nine months, Barry awakens in S.T.A.R. Labs, having been placed in the care of his scientist idol, Dr. Harrison Wells, along with his assistants, Dr. Caitlin Snow and Cisco Ramon. He learns from Dr. Wells that during his stay at the hospital he causes the hospital to have power outages whenever he gets a cardiac arrest. It turns out that his heart was too fast for the EKG to detect. Also, S.T.A.R. Labs has not been operational since the incident due to all the injury it has caused from the particle accelerator. The first person he went to visit was Iris, and before leaving, he asked if he could keep the S.T.A.R. sweatshirt. Barry quickly learns that he can move at extraordinary speeds, and that there were other "meta-humans" created from the explosion. One of them, Clyde Mardon, is robbing banks with his ability to control the weather. S.T.A.R. tested Barry's new abilities, and all was going well until he remembered the night his mom was murdered, causing him to lose control and crash on the test track. During a visit with Dr. Wells to find out the real truth behind the explosion, an argument occurs and Barry ran to Starling City, home of Oliver Queen. Barry is seen talking with Oliver as The Arrow, who gives him advice about his abilities before leaving. In order to stop Clyde, Barry is outfitted with a suit that can withstand his high speed of movement. He tracks down Mardon and with the help of Detective West, who learns of Barry's abilities, Barry is able to stop Mardon by stopping his tornado. Joe finally believed in Barry that his father was not the one who murdered his mother. Barry visits his father in the prison and he told his father he finally found a way that might find the real killer, his father asks him to move on with his life which he replies he never feel more alive until now. With his new powers, Barry vows to find out who killed his mother when he was a child, believing him to be another meta-human who has similar abilities of speed as he. Elsewhere, in a secret room at S.T.A.R Labs, Wells reveals he is not paraplegic, while reading a newspaper from the future concerning Barry's fate as the Flash (below the news we see Wayne tech/Queen inc merger).