The cells from the particle accelerator in the TV show "The Flash" don't look like they have a bathroom or a way to pass in food. Is there an explanation in the comic books for this?

  • 6
    – Valorum
    Commented Dec 6, 2014 at 21:50
  • 1
    It's just your typical P2C2E! Commented Dec 7, 2014 at 4:37
  • Hard to say about the toilets, but the food would be easy enough to send it using an "airlock" system: open Door A, insert food, close Door A, open Door B, prisoner takes food and eats, prisoner returns tray, close Door B, open Door A, retrieve tray. No sign of this in the show, so I'm not adding it as an answer, but it's an easy explanation.
    – Nerrolken
    Commented Dec 8, 2014 at 19:54
  • @Nerrolken yeah food is easy, but toilets? baths? It's kind of inhumane to keep them locked inside such a tinny room
    – Deleteman
    Commented Dec 9, 2014 at 3:03
  • 3
    Funny coincidence: The Atom asked the very same question in tonights episode of the Arrow (S03E19). He did not get an answer. Commented Apr 16, 2015 at 4:55

1 Answer 1


They order takeout. How they get the food into the cells without letting the metahuman out isn't shown. A deleted scene was recently released: (spoilers for S1E21, Grodd Lives)

It shows Caitlin wheeling a cart with a ton of takeout food on it. She discusses some of the dietary preferences and restrictions of the imprisoned metahumans:

I now know the dietary habits of all our metahuman inmates. Did you know that the Weather Wizard orders Thai food every day? And that Peekaboo loves enchiladas? And that Death Bolt is vegan?

So this is a regular thing that's been happening off-screen all season.

  • 3
    Updated, with a proper answer.
    – user1027
    Commented May 12, 2015 at 15:37
  • 3
    Video is now private.
    – Kevin
    Commented Oct 31, 2015 at 18:12

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.