The Flash: Season 5 (2018 - 2019)


Season 5
The Flash

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The Flash's fifth season maintains the show's high standard for compelling visuals, chilling villains, and well-scripted moments of humor, but also turns a more focused gaze on the role of family dynamics amongst the increasingly complex characters.



Critic Ratings: 9


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Air date: Oct 9, 2018
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Air date: Dec 4, 2018
Air date: Dec 9, 2018
Air date: Jan 15, 2019
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Season 5 of this television series follows up on the events of last season's finale, after Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy), Barry Allen's (Grant Gustin) teenage daughter, arrives from the future. Now Barry and his wife Iris (Candice Patton) need to figure out a way of sending their child to the future without making changes to their timeline. Plus, a new super-villain named Cicada (Chris Klein) threatens Central City.


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
Reina Hardesty
as Weather Witch
David Sobolov
as Gorilla Grodd
Stephen Amell
as Oliver Queen
Troy James
as Rag Doll
Sarah Carter
as Cicada II
Gabrielle Walsh
as Silver Ghost
Liam McIntyre
as Weather Wizard
Melissa Benoist
as Supergirl's
David Hayter
as King Shark
Susan Walters
as Dr. Carla Tannhauser
Tyler Hoechlin
as Clark Kent
Zibby Allen
as Dr. Tanya Lamden
Dan Payne
as Shay Lamden
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Critic Reviews for The Flash Season 5

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (0)

The Flash's fifth season is one of many problems, mainly the many acts of stupidity from Team Flash, but there were a few highlights from certain cast members, at least...

May 30, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

"Legacy" worked about as well as could be hoped.

May 16, 2019 | Full Review…

The Flash ended Season 5 with its own deluge of devastating family drama, followed by a "Crisis on Infinite Earths" tease of its own.

May 16, 2019 | Full Review…

It was a little rocky with that Cicada business, but the season closes out strong with plenty of stakes and enough hope to pull you forward.

May 16, 2019 | Full Review…

The Flash has returned in good form. [Full Review in Spanish]

Mar 5, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The Flash mostly offers some much-needed, good, old-fashioned escapism.

Nov 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Luckily, characters like Cisco (even drunk Cisco) and Ralph "many-verse" Dibny can turn even the most uneventful episodes into something funny and memorable, and Nora's energetic, bubbly energy seems like it could do the same.

Oct 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Ralph actually does something right.

Oct 10, 2018 | Full Review…

The Flash manages to recapture its glory days with a phenomenal and totally schway fifth season premiere.

Oct 6, 2018 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Flash: Season 5

  • 16m ago
    It starts out a little slow, but all in all Season 5 is a beautiful return to form for the show, while also adding to the Series well established lore in a great fashion, and while the villain is fairly forgettable, this season is built more on "The Flash Family" and the ever so fresh performance from Jessica Parker Kennedy, and the beautiful season finale.
  • 1d ago
    This season is not the strongest but it's still worth a watch if you enjoyed the previous seasons. The cast carry this show when the writing is poor and I know I will always enjoy this show thanks to them. This season also really picks up towards the end.
  • 4d ago
    much better return to what made the show great a great villain the best crossover but a weak replacement wells
  • Jul 03, 2019
    Okay, I actually liked this season more than season 4. It definitely did a better job at developing characters and plot. Unfortunately it was not even close to the great seasons: 1 and 2. One of the big problems was the the villain sucked. I think more work should have been put in to solidify a good villain, the acting was sloppy for Cicada (main villain). I also think this show should definitely have a better balance between motivational speeches and action (like in seasons 1+2). Unfortunately there are are ton of motivational pep talks that take away from the glorious mystery, action, plot, and characters that were once on this show. Last of all, there are way too many characters, it's hard to develop, and have a team of so many heroes, in a show that should be mainly focused on The Flash®. Otherwise I actually enjoyed the season more than season 4 and 3. I wish the CW well on there production of season 6!
  • Jul 02, 2019
    Sags a lot in the middle
  • Jul 02, 2019
    damn, wtf happened to this show?
  • Jun 29, 2019
    While season 4 had no focus point season 5 is a sort of return to form by making the episodes contribute to the end of the season. 2/3 of this season were pretty bad but the last third was actually pretty good and the final episode was in my opinion just as good as some episodes from seasons 1 and 2. However Nora West Allen was the most annoying character to ever appear in the entire TV series.
  • Jun 26, 2019
    Ok so it was not bad to start but faltered towards the end. The fact that they just did not inject the cure into Grace, erasing her future self, right when she showed up even without her permission is insane. They would have saved life's. It's lazy storytelling, how am I supposed to route for people who just let people die because of some stupid moral code that made no sense. The final ep was very bad also. Full of plot holes. I mean if they just erased Nora, none of this could happen and they will go back because she never came to to change the past. There are many other problems with the last ep that it brought my score down 1.5 stars. Season 3 all over again. Then there's Nora. While she is like 20 something, she acts like a 10 year old. Her parents who are only like 3-4 years here are having to treat her like a little kid because she an annoying little b word. The fact they did not send her back sooner was horrible. And why aren't time wraphs after her. Iris is a stupid b word to. She just acts stupid and they have run out of things for the character. I did like the reverse flash, he caused to many plot holes though. Oh ya and cicada get old fast. Overall disappointed, I could have done better.
  • Jun 18, 2019
    Season 5 improved greatly on the often confusing Season 4. The ending wasn't expected but the return of a potential true foe in Season 6.
  • Jun 13, 2019
    Season 5 is getting worse day by day. Dont know what is the role of Iris. Is she really any help to the team apart from creating melodrama? And new bad addition to the team is Nora Allen. Stopped watching the series. Period

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