"Flashy the red-nosed speedster had a very shiny suit, and if you ever saw him, you might even want to puke. Merry Christmas kiddy-winks, I'm back. Citizens, you know, holidays can be a time for gentle reflection on the year past. Our ups and downs, our triumphs, our heartaches. But don’t forget, it can also be a time for disemboweling our enemies. No, my stocking won't be stuffed, until it's filled to the brim with bloody Flash parts. What do ya say speed freak, you wanna roast chestnuts?"
—The Trickster's televised message to The Flash

"Running to Stand Still" is the ninth episode of the second season of The Flash and the thirty-second episode overall.


When Mark Mardon AKA The Weather Wizard returns to break Leonard Snart AKA Captain Cold and James Jesse AKA The Trickster out of Iron Heights, Barry must stop these rogues from taking over Central City during Christmas. Meanwhile, Joe and Iris meet Wally West.[1]


  • Cisco exclaims "How do you like them magnets, bitch?" when the magnetization causes all of the bombs to be successfully sucked into the breach. This is likely an overt reference to a quote made by Breaking Bad character Jesse Pinkman ("Yeah, bitch! Magnets!").




  1. THE FLASH Season 2, Episode 9 Description; "Running to Stand Still" - 'Wally West' Debuts - ComicBookMovie