The Icicle Cometh
The Flash Season 5



Critic Ratings: 16
Critics Consensus

Despite some lackluster writing and predictable twists, The Flash delivers an overall enjoyable episode that reveals chilling new details about the Snow family in "The Icicle Cometh."

Episode Info

Caitlin, Barry and Cisco learn something new about Caitlin's father. Meanwhile, Iris and Sherloque follow a clue about Cicada.


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 Icicle Cometh

I can't grade this too highly as there wasn't much I liked, I'm sorry Caitlin, you deserve better.

Apr 24, 2019 | Rating: 5.5/10 | Full Review…

Much needed development for Caitlin/Killer Frost. But it would have served the story if the side plots for the episode were placed elsewhere throughout the season.

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

A rough episode for The Flash. It was basically a snoozer paying off one of the season's most underwhelming subplots.

Dec 5, 2018 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

It set up a new villain rather effectively, it brought back an old alley and it was all presented in a greatly frosty way.

Nov 23, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

All the build-up was a letdown, especially as a Killer Frost fanatic.

Dec 13, 2018 | Full Review…

"The Icicle Cometh" is a solid C+ level episode for The Flash. There's not a lot to write home about, but there's plenty to smile about with just enough progression to not make it all a waste.

Nov 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Although The Flash Season 5 Episode 6 was a little slower paced than the previous few, it had no shortages of twists and turns. All of which paid off in full.

Nov 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Caitlin gets some necessary backstory in "The Icicle Cometh," but clunky writing and predictable twists leave us cold.

Nov 21, 2018 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

After being at odds most of the season, it really is great to see Iris and Nora bonding.

Nov 21, 2018 | Full Review…

I really liked the Barry-Cisco-Caitlin team up. They are the OG heroes and we don't get to see them team up much anymore.

Nov 21, 2018 | Full Review…