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The Best Episodes Of 'The Flash'

There are so many good episodes of The Flash, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Fast Enough" the best, or is "Flash vs. Arrow" your favorite episode of The Flash? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of The Flash are, let's rank every episode of The Flash from best to worst.

The Flash on CW is a superhero TV series based on the DC Comics character Barry Allen, AKA Flash. Starring Grant Gustin as the eponymous hero, The Flash was conceived as a spinoff of Arrow (Green Arrow). The series premiered on October 7, 2014 and has had crossover episodes with both Arrow and Supergirl. The series is critically acclaimed, with the second season having a 94% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Vote up your favorite episodes of The Flash, and vote down any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one The Flash episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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  • Enter Flashtime
    1

    Enter Flashtime

    Season 4, Episode 15

    When a nuclear bomb detonates in downtown Central City, Barry, Jesse Quick and Jay Garrick slow down time by entering Flashtime. As everyone in the city is frozen, the three speedsters push themselves to the breaking point to save the city and everyone in it.

  • What's Past Is Prologue
    2

    What's Past Is Prologue

    Season 5, Episode 8

    Barry and Team Flash come up with a plan to stop Cicada. However, the plan calls for Barry and Nora to travel back in time to gather some key necessities. However, Barry hesitates, concerned about his daughter seeing certain parts of his life. Meanwhile, Sherloque takes his concerns about Nora to Iris, and Caitlin turns up a key asset in the fight against Cicada.

  •  Crisis on Infinite Earth: Part Three (III)
    3

    Crisis on Infinite Earth: Part Three (III)

    Season 6, Episode 9

    Pariah enlists Black Lightning to help stop the Anti-Monitor after Flash-90 shares what he learned from his battle in ‘Elseworlds.’ With the help of Black Lightning, Barry, Cisco and Killer Frost come up with a plan that could save them all. Meanwhile, Iris has a heart-to-heart with Ryan Choi, while Oliver and Diggle return to an old familiar stomping ground.

  • Legacy
    4

    Legacy

    Season 5, Episode 22

    Barry faces off with his oldest, and most formidable nemesis, Reverse Flash.

  • Rogue Air
    5

    Rogue Air

    Season 1, Episode 22

    As Wells once again gets the upper hand on the S.T.A.R. Labs team, Barry reaches out to an old foe, Captain Cold, and friends, the Arrow and Firestorm, for help.

  • Armageddon (3)
    6

    Armageddon (3)

    Season 8, Episode 3

    Barry meets Black Lightning at the Hall of Justice after things take a dire turn with Despero. Iris suspects something is off with Despero's vision of the future so she seeks help from a powerful ally.

  •  Armageddon (1)
    7

    Armageddon (1)

    Season 8, Episode 1

    When a powerful alien threat arrives on Earth under mysterious circumstances, Barry, Iris and the rest of Team Flash are pushed to their limits in a desperate battle to save the world. But with time running out and the fate of humanity at stake, Flash and his companions will also need to enlist the help of some old friends if the forces of good are to prevail.

  • Godspeed
    8

    Godspeed

    Season 5, Episode 18

    After discovering that Nora is working with Thawne, Barry and Iris disagree about how to handle their daughter in the wake of this shocking news. Team Flash isn't sure they can trust Nora, so they go through her journal to find out exactly how she came to work alongside their greatest nemesis.

  • Escape From Earth-2
    9

    Escape From Earth-2

    Season 2, Episode 14

    In the conclusion to their Earth-2 journey, the team races to find Zoom's lair by asking for help from an unexpected source. Back on Earth-1, Caitlin rushes to perfect Velocity-9.

  • Who Is Harrison Wells?
    10

    Who Is Harrison Wells?

    Season 1, Episode 19

    While Joe and Cisco head to Starling City for answers about Dr. Wells from Capt. Lance, Barry races to catch a meta-human who can transform into anyone he touches.

  • The Race Of His Life
    11

    The Race Of His Life

    Season 2, Episode 23

    In the Season Two finale, Zoom reveals his true plan and Barry vows to do whatever it takes to stop him.

  • Versus Zoom
    12

    Versus Zoom

    Season 2, Episode 18

    Equipped with the tachyon device, Barry believes he is fast enough to stop Zoom (TEDDY SEARS) and convinces Wells and Cisco to open the breaches to catch him.

  • Death of the Speed Force
    13

    Death of the Speed Force

    Season 6, Episode 14

    Kid Flash returns to Central City with a Zen attitude and new tricks up his sleeve. While thrilled to see his family again, Wally confides to Barry that he returned because he thinks there is something wrong with the speed force. Meanwhile, Cisco returns from his fact-finding mission across Earth-Prime.

  • The Last Temptation of Barry Allen, Pt. 1
    14

    The Last Temptation of Barry Allen, Pt. 1

    Season 6, Episode 7

    As Barry Allen stands on the threshold of his impending death in Crisis, his convictions are tested when the monstrous Dr. Ramsey Rosso infects The Flash with a mysterious, hallucinogenic contagion. Meanwhile, reporter Iris West-Allen uncovers a vast conspiracy.

  • The Speed of Thought
    15

    The Speed of Thought

    Season 7, Episode 9

    When Barry suddenly gains the power of speed thinking, he attempts to use his new gift to save Iris. While Barry is thrilled with his new power, Cisco is hesitant to trust it. Meanwhile, Eva must face a shattering truth.

  • Fast Enough
    16

    Fast Enough

    Season 1, Episode 23

    In the season one finale, Wells presents Barry with a life-altering choice, while Dr. Martin Stein and Ronnie Raymond (aka Firestorm) return to help the S.T.A.R. Labs team.

  •  Armageddon (2)
    17

    Armageddon (2)

    Season 8, Episode 2

    Despero warns The Flash that great tragedies will befall the speedster and cause him to lose his mind. Once that happens, Armageddon will begin. Determined to prove Despero wrong, Barry doubles down on proving his innocence but a devastating revelation from Iris pushes him to the edge and sends him to seek counsel from Black Lightning.

  • The Man In The Yellow Suit
    18

    The Man In The Yellow Suit

    Season 1, Episode 9

    When Barry finds himself face to face with his nemesis, the Man in the Yellow Suit (aka Reverse Flash), who killed his mother, he turns to Dr. Tina McGee (AMANDA PAYS) for help.

  • Running To Stand Still
    19

    Running To Stand Still

    Season 2, Episode 9

    Villains James Jesse (MARK HAMILL), Capt. Cold and the Weather Wizard (LIAM McINTYRE) run amok in Central City during Chistmas. KEIYNAN LONSDALE joins the cast as Wally West.

  • Think Fast
    20

    Think Fast

    Season 4, Episode 22

    When DeVoe assaults an A.R.G.U.S. facility to complete his Enlightenment Machine, Barry realizes the only way he can stop him is if he allows Cisco and Caitlin to accompany him into the facility. Still shaken by Ralph’s death, Barry isn’t sure he wants to risk any more of his friends’ lives and considers taking on DeVoe solo.

  • A Flash of the Lightning
    21

    A Flash of the Lightning

    Season 6, Episode 2

    Faced with the news of his impending death, Barry's resiliency suffers as he struggles to fight fate. Meanwhile, Cecile's career as a D.A. conflicts with her identity when she crosses paths with a villainous meta-human.

  • City of Heroes
    22

    City of Heroes

    Season 1, Episode 1

    Barry discovers his powers and puts them to the test, only when he finds its no longer a test but the real thing when he encounters a certain someone.

  • Enter Zoom
    23

    Enter Zoom

    Season 2, Episode 6

    Barry comes up with a dangerous plan to defeat Zoom. Although Caitlin sides with Jay and deems it too dangerous, Iris shows her support with a surprising ally.

  • The Trial of The Flash
    24

    The Trial of The Flash

    Season 4, Episode 10

    As Barry’s trial for the murder of Clifford DeVoe begins, Iris and Joe must decide how far they are willing to go to keep Barry out of prison.

  • Welcome To Earth-2
    25

    Welcome To Earth-2

    Season 2, Episode 13

    Barry, Wells & Cisco journey to Earth-2 to rescue Wells' daughter, Jesse, and Barry's stunned when he meets Killer Frost (DANIELLE PANABAKER) and Deathstorm (ROBBIE AMELL).