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The Flash

Season 1 Episode 11

The Trickster

1
Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Feb 07, 1991 on CBS
9.0
out of 10
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28 votes
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Episode Summary

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Barry must protect his old girlfriend, Megan Lockhart, from an obsessed, maniacal criminal who calls himself "The Trickster."

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  • god is Mark Hamill a terrible actor

    4.0
    This episode I was really looking for to because it was the introduction of The Flash's villians. What I get to watch instead of some tense action and battling between Trickster and The Flash is some of the worse acting I have ever seen (and this includes Ed Wood films). Ugh
  • Fantastic episode, well worth watching more than once.

    9.5
    This episode has the most fun and action of any that I have seen yet. Great costumes, props, and action thus far!

    The illusions, and tricks used in this episode that are reminiscent of Houdini are a great addition to the show.

    We find damsel in distress Megan Lockhart (Joyce Hyser) in her second appearance in the series. The Flash saves

    her from James Jesse (Mark Hamill) in the first of his two appearances, is very convincing as a Riddler like psychopath.

    The awkward love triangle between Megan, Barry and Tina makes for a nice side plot. You cant help but feel sorry

    for Barry riding the sofa, while Megan showered. But then they end up sharing the bed (we think.. and I am sure

    Barry was a total gentleman)

    And last but not least, all of the really bad Flash costumes at the policemans ball!moreless
  • The best episode of the series.

    10
    From comic to the small screen, The Trickster comes to life with the help of none other than Mark Hamill.

    Even though he is not exactly like in the comics, in the comics the trickster is only a petty thief, here he is a psychopath, a looney that wants to destroy the Flash. But it is the best villian by far and the only one to retain the costume and a very funny episode. When the Flash tries to chace him down the Trickster left Marbles in the way, an old silly but effective method, Flash tries to run and he can´t move forward and then he falls, that was hilarius!!!!

    I personally love this episode.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

William Long Jr.

William Long Jr.

Matthews

Guest Star

Christopher Murphy

Christopher Murphy

Williams

Guest Star

Timothy Stack

Timothy Stack

Jim (Arthur) Kline

Guest Star

Vito D'Ambrosio

Vito D'Ambrosio

Officer Bellows

Recurring Role

Mike Genovese

Mike Genovese

Lt. Warren Garfield

Recurring Role

Biff Manard

Biff Manard

Murphy

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • The Trickster begins his act (sawing Megan in half) by starting his chainsaw and cutting a head off a mannequin. After the intro of the show is over, she starts the chainsaw all over again.

    • This is the first time that Barry has ever went over 150 miles in one continuous run.

    • After The Flash rescued Megan from Trickster, the two return to Barry's apartment. There, in the conversation between Barry, Megan, and Tina, Megan mentions knowing what happens when Tina doesn't get enough sleep... the all-girl gang. This is a reference to the Black Rose Gang, but the incident she is referring to doesn't happen until the next episode. And it wasn't Tina that wasn't getting enough sleep, it was Barry's nightmares that caused them to try the alpha wave experiment to calm Barry's dreams. And in the same conversation Tina says that she has to get going but less than two minutes later Barry is saying that he will make tea and they can all sit down and catch up.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Barry: (on the answering machine) Hi, this is Barry. I'm out running around so leave a message.

    • Barry: What was that about not always being able to save the day in my bright and shiny red armor?

    • James Jesse: Other prestidigitators may give you the illusion of sawing a woman in half...
      Megan Lockwood: You're crazy!
      James Jesse: (sawing head off mannequin to demonstrate) But there's no substitute for the real thing!

  • NOTES (7)

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

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