The Flash: Season 5 (2018 - 2019)

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Season 5
The Flash

Critics Consensus

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.

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Critic Ratings: 11

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User Ratings: 858
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Episodes

1
Air date: Oct 9, 2018
2
Air date: Oct 16, 2018
3
Air date: Oct 23, 2018
4
Air date: Oct 30, 2018
5
Air date: Nov 13, 2018
6
Air date: Nov 20, 2018
7
Air date: Nov 27, 2018
8
Air date: Dec 4, 2018
9
Air date: Dec 9, 2018
10
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.

Cast

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 (11) | Top Critics (0)

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…

For all that season four had its issues, season five didn't do much to fix them and, if anything, actually made them worse.

Oct 11, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

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…

The Flash returns with another action-packed season that, while it may not be on the level of previous seasons, still manages to give fans the thrilling, character-centric show that they've come to know and love.

Aug 26, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | 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

  • Jan 15, 2020
    The Flash S5 - This season was quite long and less exciting unlike what I felt from the first 2 season. I guess that's because of XS, the daughter-turned-speedster of Barry Allen and Irish West and their journey as a family. I not sure if the people behind the decision to include her is to represent the teenagers who is eager to be reckless. It kinda deviated from Barry/The Flash's journey on fighting this season's antagonist, Cicada, w/c is also another reason why S5 is my least favorite. Not sure if the portrayal of Chris Klein is unsatisfying, or the writers failed to show us how powerful is Cicada. Its annoying that Team Flash was having hard time how to defeat Cicada, the fact that he's not that smart like Devoe and he's not a speedster like Eubard Thawne, Zoom and Savitar. I pretty sure that the creative team is aware that the recent season is not doing well so they had another season break after bringing back Eubard Thawne using XS for him to escape which kind help to resurrect the excitement. And we really felt that they make up to the solid fans by making a special episode that brought back the meta-villains: King Shark VS Grodd. They really gave us a astounding vision of bringing them together in the screen since they're confirmed to be part of Suicide Squad reboot movie. Overall, I still want to give kudos to the creative team behind this DC series. Even if I dont know what really happened, but I felt that they really make an effort to bring back the excitement by having 2 season breaks. Im still going to watch the next season til its final season. It has a sentimental value to me because this is the 1st series that I watched on my S6 edge which I won from a raffle.
  • Jan 14, 2020
    Exciting, visually stunning, with amazing action scenes, excellent script with good twists, nice direction, impeccable character development and charismatic performances by Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Hartley Sawyer, Danielle Nicolet, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Chris Klein, Tom Cavanagh, Jesse L. Martin and Sarah Carter, The Flash's fifth season can be the best of the series so far
  • Jan 03, 2020
    The first half of the season was great. Second half... Not so much.
  • Dec 18, 2019
    Season 5 is the worst by far Cicada was a TERRIBLE villian and actor but it still kept the same Flash Feeling.
  • Dec 03, 2019
    Completely garbage. There is nothing redeeming about this season. A huge disappointment to everything this show used to be.
  • Nov 15, 2019
    It did bring the show back from that dark place Season 4 went. 4 was definitely the worst of all, but thanks to 5, it got way better. I'm surprised I even made it thought Season 4. This Season surprised me. Mostly because Season 4 was so bad. This Season gave me more than expected, and did an Amazing job at bringing me back to The Flash.. Best Season since 2
  • Oct 27, 2019
    Some stupid moments but fun season and huge improvement from season 4 of The Flash!
  • Oct 23, 2019
    The worst season of The Flash in the category villain of the season. Weak villain, weak story, Cicada's clumsy motive hitting the Flash team all the time. Even DeVoe was a better villain, and Season 4 was also appalling, but nothing compared to this season. The only thing that came and saved this season from being swept into everlasting limbo was the always requested and special return of The Reverse Flash with Wells's Face, played by the amazing Tom Cavanagh.
  • Oct 16, 2019
    The season started off with a great premise but lost its way in the second half of the season. The finale was underwhelming and was just there to set up crisis on infinite earths.
  • Oct 15, 2019
    Need to renew the formula. The chance is the Crisis. Wish do not take supergirl/batwoman writers

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