- Written by
- Andrew Kreisberg, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti
- Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Grant Gustin, Jesse L Martin, Rick Cosnett, Tom Cavanagh
After witnessing his mother’s murder, and his father wrongly accused, Barry Allen is taken in by Detective West and his family. Becoming a forensic scientist, Allen tries to uncover the truth about his mother’s murder, which leads him to Harrison Wells’ particle accelerator. When the accelerator causes an explosion, Allen is struck by lightning, and enters a coma. When he wakes up, he learns he has the ability to move at superhuman speeds, though he is not the only meta-human created in the wake of the explosion.