Recap: The Flash Pilot

October 8, 2014 3:04 PM

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Recap: The Flash Pilot

Unlike “Arrow,” the series it spun out of, “The Flash” wastes no time in setting up its superpowered title hero who is zipping around the streets of Central City in the opening minutes of the pilot. Barry Allen introduces us not only to himself and his abilities at the start, but also his troubled life. As you can no doubt guess, Barry has had a troubled life where he got beat up a lot as a kid but also witnessed his mother die in the midst of a “lightning storm” as a young kid, but more on that later.

Back in the present day, we see Barry all grown up and now he’s a forensic investigator for the Central City Police Department, and in classic Barry Allen fashion he’s always late. Barry arrives at the scene of a bank robbery where we’re introduced to Captain Singh, Detective Fred Chyre, and Detecti...

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