"Fast Lane" is the ???th episode of The Flash. It aired on February 2, 2016.
"I wasn't fast enough"
—Barry after failing to save Iris

"Fast Lane" is the twelfth episode of the second season of The Flash, and the thirty-fifth episode overall. It aired on February 2, 2016.


Barry teams up with Wells to figure out a way to close the breaches, but they are distracted by a meta-human nicknamed Tar Pit who can transform into liquid asphalt. Iris is concerned for Wally’s safety after she finds out about his drag racing hobby. When he refuses to stop she makes a bold move that puts her in danger.[1]


  • The pizza box on the Wests' table is from Coast City Pizza. In the comics, Coast City is the home of Hal Jordan, better known as the superhero Green Lantern. Barry previously ran to Coast City for their pizza in "Who is Harrison Wells?".
  • In the comics, Tar Pit is a Flash villain with a much more monstrous appearance. Monteleone is a metahuman with the ability to astrally project his consciousness until it gets stuck in a vat of tar. His brother is the crimelord known as Candyman.
  • The radio mentions Oliver Queen's mayoral campaign, a reference to the sister series Arrow.
  • Cisco also asks Barry and Caitlin "who's the best hacker in the world?" to which they both respond "Felicity Smoak".


  1. "Fast Lane" Plot Summary Teases More Meta-Humans on "The Flash" - Comic Book Resources

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