The Death of Vibe



Critic Consensus: "The Death of Vibe" effectively teases out the threat posed by the villainous Cicada and introduces a fun new persona for Tom Cavanaugh to play, although viewers' mileage with the more relaxed pace may vary.

Episode Info

After Cicada's attack on the Flash, the team realizes they need to think outside the box to stop this dangerous new foe. Desperate to help her parents, Nora comes up with a plan that ultimately puts a member of Team Flash in danger. Meanwhile, Caitlin delves into her past.


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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Critic Reviews for The Death of Vibe

A very good entertaining episode and I loved the pacing of all of the storylines. It didn't feel overwhelmed and even with the 'Death of Vibe' which is arguable if that character really is central to the show (Cisco is) so we'll see.

Apr 24, 2019 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Nora/XS gets her heroic moment, and Cicada's powers take a a satisfying episode for any Flash fan.

Dec 7, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Well that was a satisfying episode. We have our Wells, we are on the trail of the new villain, and Caitlin has her own storyline outside of Team Flash. Can we give Iris one too?

Nov 4, 2018 | Rating: 90 | Full Review…

The Death of Vibe sports a dramatically over the top title, but features a story that's surprisingly grounded.

Oct 25, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Cicada is shaping up the be the best bad guy a Flash fan could ask for.

Oct 24, 2018 | Full Review…

In the wake of their fight with Cicada, Team Flash decides to announce Vibe is dead, which means Cisco will have to find another way to be a hero. I'm interested in seeing where this goes.

Oct 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Even though Cicada can apparently fly, this villain reveal formula is getting old.

Oct 24, 2018 | Full Review…

The attempts to highlight Cisco and Caitlin don't pay off. And while it's always nice to see Tom Cavanagh return to the spotlight, the newest incarnation of Harrison Wells doesn't measure up to his predecessors so far.

Oct 24, 2018 | Rating: 6.1/10 | Full Review…

All of this isn't to say that Nora isn't a darling. Her earnestness is a charming addition to The Flash, even when she screws things up from time to time.

Oct 24, 2018 | Full Review…

I seriously think I flatlined for a full minute... But even with their attack on my life, the writers delivered yet another incredible episode of The Flash with "The Death of Vibe."

Oct 24, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…