"Run, Run, Run, Run, Run"
—The Trickster getting Barry to run away
"Tricksters" is the ???th episode of The Flash. It aired on March 31, 2015.

"Tricksters" is the seventeenth episode of The Flash and the seventeenth episode overall. It aired on March 31, 2015.


A copycat killer who goes by the name “The Trickster” starts setting off bombs in Central City. In order to stop the villain, Barry and Joe meet with the original Trickster, a criminal mastermind named James Jesse, who has been imprisoned for 20 years. Things quickly go from bad to worse when the Tricksters unite and take Henry Allen prisoner. Meanwhile, Iris asks Eddie for help with a case, and flashbacks show how Harrison Wells came up with the idea for the particle accelerator.[1]


Preparation began January 9, 2015 and ran until January 19, 2015. Shooting began January 20, 2015 and ran until January 30, 2015.[2]


  • The situation when Eobard Thawne asked Gideon for help, after getting his powers depleted, bears some some resemblence to a scene from the TV show Smallville, featureing another DC character from the future, Booster Gold, also asking an artificial intelligence (called Skeets) for help.


  1. Flash Episode 17 “Tricksters” Description – Mark Hamill Guest Stars! - FlashTVNews
  2. Andrew Kresiberg (@AJKreisberg) - Twitter
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