The Flash: Season 5 (2018 - 2019)


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.



Critic Ratings: 11


Audience Score

User Ratings: 783
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Air date: Oct 9, 2018
Air date: Oct 16, 2018
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Air date: Oct 30, 2018
Air date: Nov 13, 2018
Air date: Nov 20, 2018
Air date: Nov 27, 2018
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 (11) | Top Critics (0)

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 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'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…

Audience Reviews for The Flash: Season 5

  • 4d ago
    This was an average season. As a The Flash fan, I was very disappointed with the writing this season. Things just didn't make sense anymore. The Flash spent more time on the ground unconscious than fighting. There was more screen time dedicated to Nora Allen than to Barry himself. Iris was more obnoxious and stubborn than ever. There was very little to no fun moments, which in my opinion are the moments that connect me to the character and make me relate somehow to their lives and personalities. Although it was refreshing to see the original Comics book colors in the new suit, it looked frumpish. I love the characters and the actors, but I dread it this season. I'm hoping that the writers will get it together for the next one.
  • Sep 07, 2019
    Flash season 5 is better than season 4 i really like it but not as much as first three season
  • Sep 06, 2019
    Season 5 of Flash had some good moments, but had also some Terrible moments. This season has a lot of Cliches. The ending was stupid. despite all of that, this season has episode 8, 100 of the whole tv show, and this episode was great! one of the best episodes of Flash.
  • Aug 21, 2019
    Flash season 5 was a huge improvement from season 4 and season 3. The first half of the season is pretty slow and boring, because it was only about taking down the main villain. Plus, it was too early for the big bad to appear in the show. However, in the second half of the season was amazing. It not just focused on the villain but other things too, and in the final 2 episodes, was unexpected as well. So if you have quit flash in season 4, it's worth watching season 5. Season 4 had to suck in order for season 5 to be amazing.
  • Aug 19, 2019
    Season 5 was such an improvement over Seasons 3 & 4, but didn't enjoy it as much as the first two seasons, until the finale episode.
  • Aug 17, 2019
    Season Five was absolute trash. The villain was sub par, there were too many plots and sub plots and most of them did not not even make sense, and the direction they took the character Vibe in was the worst possible way they could have directed that character. Overall, season five follows seasons three and four in being horribly written and executed.
  • Aug 14, 2019
    It felt like it dragged at times as the team dealt with a less than stellar main villain who routinely evaded capture. The Allens had a new wrinkle to contend with that brought mediocrity and mysterious excitement in almost equal measures ending in a finale that that was adequately emotional. I'd still recommend this season as it delivered the Flash minus a strong baddie on the front side
  • Aug 09, 2019
    Carried by the reverse flash, the season showed that you can still bring back what made this show a beloved superhero classic
  • Aug 08, 2019
    A little less touchy feely moments will do good for this show. maybe two per episode.
  • Jul 31, 2019
    Very good. Amazing. Inspiring. Emotional. Funny. Very interesting

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