Tuesday, October 7 is no longer that far away, and for longtime fans of “The Flash,” that is not a whole lot longer to wait. Dare we say that the show will be on the air in a … flash? Okay, we promise not to do that again in this article.
The released their official synopsis for the pilot episode, entitled “City of Heroes,” today. How is it? Let’s just say that it is a mouthful to get through everything that is said in here. This synopsis introduces you to the entire world of Central City and potentially even Barry Allen, at least in the event that you did not see the “Arrow” crossover that aired last year. It also gives you a chance to find out a little more on Iris, Caitlin, and many of the other key players at the center of the show.
We’ve said enough. Let’s transition now to showing off some of the details:
“Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) was just 11 years old when his mother was killed in a bizarre and terrifying incident and his father (John Wesley Shipp) was falsely convicted of the murder. With his life changed forever by the tragedy, Barry was taken in and raised by Detective Joe West (Jesse L. Martin), the father of Barry’s best friend, Iris (Candice Patton). Now, Barry has become a brilliant, driven and endearingly geeky CSI investigator, whose determination to uncover the truth about his mother’s strange death leads him to follow up on every unexplained urban legend and scientific advancement that comes along. Barry’s latest obsession is a cutting edge particle accelerator, created by visionary physicist Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh) and his S.T.A.R. Labs team members, Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) and Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes), who claim that this invention will bring about unimaginable advancements in power and medicine. However, something goes horribly wrong during the public unveiling, and when the devastating explosion causes a freak storm, many lives are lost and Barry is struck by lightning. After nine months in a coma, Barry awakens to find his life has changed once again – the accident has given him the power of super speed. Thrilled with his new powers, Barry learns how to control them with the help of Dr. Wells and his team. However, keeping his secret from his best friend Iris (Candice Patton) is proving to be harder than he thought, especially when Joe’s new partner, Eddie Thawne (Rick Cosnett), catches her eye. When another meta-human attacks the city, it’s time to put Barry’s new powers, and himself, to the test.”
Over time, we are going to start to see more and more classic DC villains take center stage, and maybe even at a faster pace than anyone would initially expect. The show has a lot to live up to, and the most important thing here is that the powers-that-be seem to realize it.
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