Critic Consensus: The introduction of a terrifying new villain spells trouble for Central City -- and hopefully a worthy big bad to sustain the season.

Episode Info

Barry helps his daughter, Nora, become a better speedster; and he and the team also track a meta stealing high-tech weapons, only to cross paths with a new foe named Cicada, who is hunting the very same meta with nefarious intent.


Grant Gustin
as Barry Allen/The Flash
Candice Patton
as Iris West
Danielle Panabaker
as Caitlin Snow
Carlos Valdes
as Cisco Ramon
Jesse L. Martin
as Det. Joe West
Tom Cavanagh
as Harrison Wells
Keiynan Lonsdale
as Wally West
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Season 5 of The Flash continues to run with the momentum that last week's premiere kick-started, balancing the laughs with some serious drama in the form of new Big Bad, Cicada.

December 13, 2018 | Full Review…

After "rewinding" a bit to show us exactly what Cicada did to Gridlock at the close of the premiere...this week's episode spent much of its time exploring the Barry/Nora dynamic.

December 13, 2018 | Full Review…

As always, the season is starting off strong with some compelling story arcs for individual characters and for the team as a whole.

November 6, 2018 | Full Review…

The combination in tone really works.

October 18, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

If Season 5 can make Cicada more interesting than villains of the recent past, and fast, the series might be onto something. In the meantime, more XS would help.

October 25, 2018 | Full Review…

The episode hits some familiar beats along the way, but it goes down easily enough thanks to cast chemistry and some laughs along the way.

October 24, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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