The Flash: Fastest Man Alive Episode Synopsis Released

The CW have released their programming schedule for the week of October 12 and, as part and parcel of that, the official synopsis for "Fastest Man Alive," the second episode of the season.

Simon Stagg and Multiplex guest star in the story, which sees conflict between Detective West and The Flash (inevitable, one supposes, given the fact that one's a cop and one's a vigilante).

The creative team from the pilot comes back, including director David Nutter. Check out the synopsis below. "Fastest Man Alive" airs Tuesday, October 14 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

Fastest Man Alive” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, LV) (HDTV)

BARRY HAS FUN WITH HIS NEW POWERS BUT A SETBACK MAKES HIM QUESTION HIS ABILITY TO BE A HERO —Barry (Grant Gustin) escorts Iris (Candice Patton) to a university gathering honoring scientist Simon Stagg (guest star William Sadler). When six gunmen storm the event, Barry changes into The Flash and tries to stop them. While he does save a man’s life, he passes out before he can capture the robbers, which frustrates him.

As Dr. Wells (Tom Cavanagh), Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) scramble to find out what’s wrong with Barry, Joe (Jesse Martin) comes down hard on Barry for taking the law into his own hands and risking his life. Barry realizes that it wasn’t six gunmen but a metahuman named Danton Black (guest star Michael Christopher Smith), who can make multiples of himself. Meanwhile, Iris becomes even more intrigued by the “red streak.”

David Nutter directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Andrew Kreisberg & Geoff Johns (101). Original airdate 10/14/2014.