The Flash Season 5



Critic Ratings: 18
Critics 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
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Coming down from the high point of the premiere and a really innocuous villain plot for episode 2 and even Nora seems to have lost a lot of her dialogue and enthusiasm since week 1.

Apr 24, 2019 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

Despite a minor storyline issue, the episode itself was a strong follow up that didn't veer too far off course in its attempts to be fun.

Feb 6, 2019 | Full Review…

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.

Dec 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.

Dec 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.

Nov 6, 2018 | 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.

Oct 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.

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

The combination in tone really works.

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

Boy, was that one scary face. Chris Klein is going to kill this role.

Oct 17, 2018 | Rating: 4.8/5 | Full Review…

The Flash wasted no time introducing it's new big bad, after a fleeting tease at the end of the season premiere. The team is now fully aware of Cicada -- and he certainly looks like a formidable new villain.

Oct 17, 2018 | Full Review…