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    The first and only season of The Flash premiered on September 20, 1990 and concluded on May 18, 1991. The season consists of 22 episodes.

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    Barry Allen, a forensic scientist working for the Central City police, is struck by lightning and doused in chemicals in his lab. He develops super speed and creates a superhero identity for himself to fight crime: The Flash. Research scientist Dr. Tina McGee works at Star Labs and helps Barry fight crime while trying to understand how his powers are developing. As well as his super heroics, Barry tries to maintain a private life, and tries to keep his superhero identity from his colleagues, his boss, Lt. Garfield, and his best friend, Julio Mendez.

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    Notes:

    1. Paula Marshall is only credited for her single appearance in 1x01 Pilot.

    Episodes[edit | hide]

    # Episode Name Directed by Story by Teleplay by Airdate
    1 Pilot Robert Iscove Danny Bulson & Paul De Meo September 20, 1990
    A laboratory accident endows a police scientist with the ability to move at superhuman speed, which he uses to battle a menacing gang as a superhero.
    2 Out of Control Mario Azzopardi Gail Morgan Hickman September 26, 1990
    Homeless people are disappearing/dying. But no one can find the bodies. Tina's friend comes to town for a visit.
    3 Watching the Detectives Gus Trikonis Howard Chaykin & John Francis Moore October 18, 1990
    The corrupt District Attorney Thomas Castillo hires a private eye named Megan Lockhart to find out the Flash's identity. He then blackmails Barry to work for him, or he'll expose his secret.
    4 Honor Among Thieves Aaron Lipstadt Howard Chaykin & John Francis Moore October 25, 1990
    Central City Museum prepares to receive a valuable historical object. A group of specialists try to steal it.
    5 Double Vision Gus Trikonis Danny Bilson & Paul De Meo November 1, 1990
    Someone spreads graffiti, and messages asking to meet "Flash" at a church. Barry goes to the church. Shortly after that, he begins to experience black-outs and memory losses.
    6 Sins of the Father Jonathan Sanger Steve Hattman November 8, 1990
    A bank robber escapes from prison. He goes back to Central City to get his money and revenge on the cop who busted him, Henry Allen, Barry's father.
    7 Child's Play Danny Bilson Howard Chaykin & John Francis Moore November 15, 1990
    A reporter is killed as he's researching a drug story. Barry tries to help two homeless kids.
    8 Shroud of Death Mario Azzopardi Howard Chaykin & John Francis Moore November 29, 1990
    A judge is killed, the killer sends the victim a part of a medal before he dies. When a former DA is killed, Barry finds a connection. Garfield was the arresting officer on the case, when his girlfriend/fiancée is shot, Garfield takes it personally. Flash must stop him before he crosses the line. Tina gets a job offer that would send her to California.
    9 Ghost in the Machine Bruce Bilson Howard Chaykin & John Francis Moore December 13, 1990
    The Ghost, a villain from 1955, emerges from a deep freeze, intent on continuing his plan to extort money from the city. Nightshade comes out of retirement to help the Flash stop him.
    10 Sight Unseen Christopher Leitch John Vorhaus January 10, 1991
    An invisible man gets into Star Labs, and releases a neurotoxin with Tina inside the lab. Then he starts killing scientists who worked on the project. Flash must find the invisible man and save his friend.
    11 Beat the Clock Mario Azzopardi Jim Trombetta January 31, 1991
    A jazz musician friend of Julio's is about to be executed. An hour before the execution, a friend calls and says he has evidence that could exonerate their friend. Before Barry can contact him, he disappears. They have less than an hour to save a condemned man.
    12 The Trickster Danny Bilson Howard Chaykin & John Francis Moore February 7, 1991
    An insane magician wreaks havoc throughout Central City as the maniacally clever Trickster.
    13 Tina, Is That You? William A. Fraker David L. Newman February 14, 1991
    Barry is having trouble sleeping. Tina tries to use bio-feedback to help him, but it backfires on Tina. She joins a gang, and she's able to hold Flash at bay with her knowledge of his strengths and weaknesses. Barry has got to find a way to save his friend.
    14 Be My Baby Bruce Bilson Jule Selbo February 21, 1991
    Barry tries to help a young woman. She found out about her husband's criminal life, and is trying to escape from him. She takes their daughter with her, but he wants them back.
    15 Fast Forward Gus Trikonis Gail Morgan Hickman February 27, 1991
    Barry considers moving, after Pike is acquitted of his brother's murder. Pike launches a missile to kill the Flash, who is sent 10 years into the future where Pike is now Mayor. The Flash's powers are now unstable and Tina refuses to help him because she blames him for leaving. He's got to find a way to get back to his own time.
    16 Deadly Nightshade Bruce Bilson John Francis Moore & Howard Chaykin March 30, 1991
    There's a new vigilante in town, the Deadly Nightshade, who fights crime by killing criminals. The Flash and the original Nightshade team up to take him down.
    17 Captain Cold Gilbert Shilton Paul De Meo & Gail Morgan Hickman April 6, 1991
    The Flash is targeted by a hit-man who uses cold-based weaponry.
    18 Twin Streaks James A. Contner Stephen Hattman April 13, 1991
    A scientist and his business partner are trying to develop a being with super speed, their attempts fail. They manage to clone the Flash. Their creation learns quickly, but is the emotional moral equivalent of a child. Barry must stop his twin.
    19 Done with Mirrors Danny Bilson Howard Chaykin & John Francis Moore April 27, 1991
    A battery is stolen by a criminal calling himself the Mirror Master. He soon steals a crystal from Star Labs. Tina will get fired if they can't recover the crystal. Tina's mother comes for a visit, and an old friend of Barry's also stirs up trouble.
    20 Good Night, Central City Mario Azzopardi Jim Trombetta May 4, 1991
    A small time crook gets a hold of a device that puts people to sleep. He goes on a spree while the people are unconscious. He has a plan to knock out the entire city, it's up to the Flash to stop him.
    21 Alpha Bruce Bilson Gail Morgan Hickman & Denise Skinner May 11, 1991
    An android built by the government to use as an assassin refuses to obey her orders. She escapes, and is befriended by Tina and Barry.
    22 The Trial of the Trickster Danny Bilson Howard Chaykin & John Francis Moore May 18, 1991
    With the help of an insane admirer who wants to be his sidekick, the Trickster escapes from police custody and places the Flash under his mind control.

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    The Flash
    Season 1

    Pilot Out of Control Watching the Detectives Honor Among Thieves Double Vision Sins of the Father Child's Play Shroud of Death Ghost in the Machine Sight Unseen Beat the Clock The Trickster Tina, Is That You? Be My Baby Fast Forward Deadly Nightshade Captain Cold Twin Streaks Done with Mirrors Good Night, Central City Alpha The Trial of the Trickster

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