"Beat the Clock" is the eleventh episode of The Flash. It aired on January 31, 1991.


The Flash sets out to prove the innocence of Julio's close friend, a musician convicted of killing his songstress wife, but less than an hour remains before his execution.


  • The title reference the fact that Barry has an hour to save Wayne Cotrell.
    • The time make an omnipresent appearance in this episode since there is a clock almost in every scene in this episode to show how much time is left.
  • Angela Bassett (Linda) would go on to play another role in a DC Comics property when she portrayed Dr. Amanda Waller in Green Lantern (2011).
  • This is a Jazz themed episode.


  • During this show, Joe Kline stated that "The state enacts the death penalty for the first time in 15 years." That is an Continuity error since in "Shroud of Death" Angel Zacharias was taking revenge for her fathers death by execution 10 years earlier.
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