Until recently, 25-year-old Barry Allen lived a normal life as a perpetually tardy forensic scientist in the Central City Police department. Barry is deeply in love with his best friend, Iris West, daughter of Barry's surrogate father, Detective Joe West, who adopted Barry 14 years ago after Barry's mother was murdered and his father, Henry Allen, received a life sentence for the crime -- though Barry maintains that a mysterious "Man in Yellow" was responsible. Nine months ago, the S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator exploded, creating a dark matter lightning storm that struck Barry -- bestowing him with super-speed and making him the fastest man alive. But Barry wasn't the only person who was given extraordinary abilities that night. The dark matter also created meta-humans -- many of whom have wreaked havoc on the city. With the help of his new scientist friends at S.T.A.R Labs, Caitlin Snow, Cisco Ramon and Dr. Harrison Wells, Barry begins a journey as The Flash to protect the people of Central City from these powerful new threats. However, Barry's mission gets sidetracked when he comes face to face with the Man in Yellow aka The Reverse Flash. Although Barry isn't fast enough to catch him, the team figures out in a shocking revelation that their beloved mentor, Harrison Wells, is in fact the Man in Yellow and the man responsible for killing Barry's mother. Revealing his true identity as Eobard Thawne, a man from the future who traveled back in time to kill Barry, Wells presents Barry with a life-altering choice. When Barry is finally forced to confront Wells, will he be fast enough to catch him? Or will Wells be successful in killing Barry and returning home to the future?