The Flash

Season 1 Episode 10

Beat the Clock

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Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Jan 31, 1991 on CBS
9.1
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An old friend of Julio's, a jazz musician accused of killing his wife years ago, is scheduled for execution. Barry and Julio race against the clock to prove his innocence.

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  • Awesome Guest Star.. Angela Bassett

    9.2
    Great opening shot in this episode, the hands out of the cell bars, and holding a cigarette. Then the camera panning into Cotrell.

    Later when Elliots bodyguard is following Julio, Barry and Tina didnt see him follow Julio into the building. This I find hard to believe. Then, we find Angela Bassett playing Linda.. (Who later plays Tina Turner) Just as The Flash is tossed out a third story window, and survives to boot.



    Great save at the end as Linda saves the day by walking into the club and singing. While everyone is thinking shes a ghost. Will the flash get Linda to the prison in time? Will Elliot sit and watch his innocent brother die? Watch and see.moreless
Alex Désert

Alex Désert

Julio Mendez

John Wesley Shipp

John Wesley Shipp

Barry Allen/The Flash

Amanda Pays

Amanda Pays

Dr. Christina "Tina" McGee

Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett

Linda Lake

Guest Star

Joe Bellan

Joe Bellan

Security Guard

Guest Star

Thomas Mikal Ford

Thomas Mikal Ford

Elliott Cotrell

Guest Star

Richard Belzer

Richard Belzer

Joe Kline

Recurring Role

Mike Genovese

Mike Genovese

Lt. Warren Garfield

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Among the headlines on the newspaper Barry has; "Jews Committed to Equality", "Small Plane Crashes, 4 Aboard Die" and "U.S. Destroys Nuclear Missiles".

    • A reporter mentions that the state has reenacted the death penalty after fifteen years. This is in direct conflict with the episode "Shroud of Death" where it was said to have been only ten years since the last execution.

    • When Whisper smashes into the big clock, he supposedly stopped it at one minute to midnight. However, during the actual smashing the hands move to different positions, then it's back to 11:59 in the very next scene.

    • The bulk of this episode actually occurred in "real time" as the series 24 would years later, as the clocks in the background match the air time, until the last six minutes.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Pastor: I can't understand why you keep refusing absolution.
      Wayne: Nothing personal Padre, bit I got nothing to confess. I didn't killed Linda and that's the truth, so help me God.
      Pastor: I'll pray for you anyway brother.
      Wayne: Thanks, but you better pray in double time.

    • Julio: He'll have those tapes on discs before Wayne's corpse is even cold. Elliot is all business man. This place is his entire life, even has an apartment upstairs.
      Barry: He lied about Buell.

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Fantastic Four The woman murdered in place of Linda Lake was named Susie Storm. We never see Susie, which is appropriate. Susan Storm, also known as the Invisible Woman, was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1961 Marvel Comics' flagship title, Fantastic Four.

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