News Flash



Critic Consensus: Counterbalanced by a healthy dose of humor, "News Flash" dives into some tense family drama as viewers learn more about the strained relationship between Nora and Iris.

Episode Info

Barry and Iris face the ultimate parenting test when Team Flash battles Spin, a savvy millennial armed with meta tech, and a dangerous agenda for their daughter, Nora. Ralph is feeling defeated until an unlikely source issues a challenge to help boost his confidence.


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 News Flash

This was a great episode. The opening "family breakfast" defines what The Flash is all about. Great, smart, character driven writing.

Apr 24, 2019 | Full Review…

A new type of threat is introduced to Team Flash as the tension between Nora and Iris is delved into.

Dec 7, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Fortunately, "News Flash" swooped in just in time to give us some much-needed answers while simultaneously giving us an even deeper look into the new big bad, Cicada.

Nov 14, 2018 | Full Review…

If I were Iris, I'd rethink having kids after meeting Nora.

Nov 4, 2018 | Rating: 95 | Full Review…

Honestly, this may be the show's best revelation in quite some time. It's powerful because it's so personal to all of the characters involved.

Dec 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Candice Patton's performance carries the episode, and with good reason. "News Flash" was crucial to set up Iris West's journalism career.

Dec 13, 2018 | Full Review…

News Flash, continues the show's fifth season trend of solid storytelling anchored by strong character moments.

Nov 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Ever since showing up in 2018, Nora has made no secret about her problems with her mother -- and now we finally know why she resents Iris so much. Turns out, she has a decent reason for all those cold shoulders.

Oct 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Well, "News Flash" found a way to create threats even greater than meta villains, and it could explain a lot about Cicada.

Oct 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Episode 4 may have taken a more talking, less action type of approach than usual, but it was still able to produce an intricate story that moved almost every important plotline along nicely. It was also really, really funny.

Oct 31, 2018 | Full Review…