The Flash Season 5



Critic Ratings: 17
Critics Consensus

Full of humor, intrigue, and a delightful Jessica Parker Kennedy, "Nora" is a welcome return to form for The Flash.

Episode Info

The Season 5 premiere: Barry and Iris try to return an unexpected guest from the future to her timeline.


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
Show More Cast

Nora Photos

Critic Reviews for Nora

That's it, I don't have many complaints, this felt like a season 1 and 2 episode and I loved just about all of it. We saw our big bad of the season and it looks a bit like, well, I'll not spoil it, but label me curiosity piqued!

Apr 24, 2019 | Rating: 9.5/10 | Full Review…

The Flash with its Season 5 premiere introduced us (as well as Barry and Iris!) to grown-up Nora West-Allen - as well as revealed a dark truth the future speedster came bearing.

Dec 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Iris' storyline is going to be the best of the series.

Oct 10, 2018 | Full Review…

The Flash has its heart back and "Nora" is filled with so many emotional and heartbreaking moments.

Oct 17, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

A promising start for the new season and provided the writers find new wrinkles on the sidekick angle, this could be a big improvement over the back end of last year.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

The season five premiere serves to remind fans that we love The Flash because we like these characters and the family they have created for themselves, and family is at the heart of this show possibly more than any of the other Arrowverse series.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

It can not be stated enough how good Jessica Parker Kennedy is in this role... the way she seamlessly blends into the world and is so Barry's kid is perfectly timed in every way. It's going to be a delight to see how she continues on in this series.

Oct 10, 2018 | Full Review…

"Nora" gives a nod to everything that makes The Flash great. It's filled with heart, humor, and might have you dabbing at your eyes a time or two. The episode also doesn't skimp on the cool factor.

Oct 10, 2018 | Full Review…

XS is still rather endearing and her arrival helps the show balance the more serious elements of recent seasons with the fun of the early days. In this regard, the season-five premiere is a return to form for The Flash.

Oct 10, 2018 | Full Review…

The Flash Season 5 Episode 1 has finally aired, and it's official: Barry Allen and Co. have rediscovered their sweet spot and reclaimed their name as the best superhero show The CW has to offer.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…