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Family of Rogues 

Barry and the team ally with the kidnapped Captain Cold's sister, but Barry feels duped when he learns Snart is working on something with his father; Joe faces a difficult decision.


John F. Showalter


Greg Berlanti (developed by), Andrew Kreisberg (developed by) | 7 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Grant Gustin ... Barry Allen / The Flash
Candice Patton ... Iris West
Danielle Panabaker ... Caitlin Snow
Carlos Valdes ... Cisco Ramon
Tom Cavanagh ... Dr. Harrison Wells
Jesse L. Martin ... Joe West
Victor Garber ... Dr. Martin Stein
Wentworth Miller ... Leonard Snart / Captain Cold
Teddy Sears ... Jay Garrick
Michael Ironside ... Lewis Snart
Melise ... Linda Park (as Malese Jow)
Peyton List ... Lisa Snart / Golden Glider
Vanessa Williams ... Francine West
Shantel VanSanten ... Patty Spivot
Warren Abbott ... Desk Guard #2


When Barry and the team find out Captain Cold has been kidnapped, they form an uneasy alliance with his sister, Lisa; however, Barry feels double-crossed when he finds Snart working with his father, Lewis Snart, on a heist. Meanwhile, Joe is faced with a difficult decision.

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Release Date:

20 October 2015 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Michael Ironside (Lewis Snart) previously starred in V (1984). Morena Baccarin, who voices the recurring Flash role of the Gideon computer (uncredited), starred in the remake, V (2009). See more »


As Barry talks to Snart at the prison, his jacket is on the chair. When he stands up and walks to Joe, he leaves the jacket on the chair. When both leave, suddenly Barry has his jacket in his hands. See more »


Francine West: You're wearing your wedding ring.
Detective Joe West: Divorced men take them off. Widowers don't. I need you to leave town.
Francine West: And you thought you could pay me to walk away from my own daughter?
Detective Joe West: Last time, you walked away for free.
Francine West: No amount of money is gonna keep me away from Iris.
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Written by Charli XCX and Greg Kurstin
Performed by Charli XCX
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It's a Wonderful Life
21 October 2015 | by SpoodermanDerpSee all my reviews

"Family of Rogues" marks the return of the Rogues (as the name suggests) and their first appearance here in the second season. The episode as a whole held up very well for flash standards and references were, again, dropped here and there. Yes, it becomes predictable again at times, but it still entertains whether you have it either way.

The episode starts with Iris and a random shootout that kind of felt out of place much lime some of the aspects of the episode which I will be explaining further later. Nonetheless, i felt that the characters in this show have been really fleshed out. Barry's team and all the characters even the Rogues themselves are well fleshed and engaging on screen. Golden Glider and Captain Cold return now along with their father which creates a conflict towards Lisa Snart and Barry's team as well. Another story was thrown in the mix which also has a link with family which was the addition of Iris's mom. This sort of aspect kind of fell short when compared to the other aspects in this episode. Much like the shootout in the first scene of the episode, that's how this subplot felt. It felt out of place and not really well fleshed, yes it does provide some development for Iris and Joe West's character which kind of payed off at the end if they were going for that. However if you were to take this aspect of the episode away, it would still fair well as a whole. Other than that I felt that the main focus of this episode which was really the Rogues was well done. Tension or sometimes lack thereof between Barry and Snart or the Snarts rather felt natural and it really says a lot because it shows that they've done a great job from season one. The chemistry between Barry and Patty continues to develop and their awkwardness achieves something that Iris and Barry never did, they actually looked cute together. Moving on to the technical aspects, the shots and the action felt much like the same old Flash formula and me, including the rest of us are not complaining. However each episode now sometimes become easy to predict and at certain points you just know what's gonna happen the next 10 or 15 minutes and you either end up right or partially right. Not that it's currently a bad thing, but if it continues, fans or viewers might get sick of it or get bored and it might eventually turn into a problem.

+A great episode for Flash standards, -Out of place subplots, -Iris's mom storyline can easily be removed, +/- Iris's mom storyline somehow gives development for Iris and Joe, +Rogues and Barry's team. +Barry and Patty, +Cisco and Lisa, +Shots and the action/visuals, -Episode become easy to predict at certain times.

Verdict: 8.3/10

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