Seeing Red



Critic Consensus: Despite Cicada beginning to wear out his welcome, "Seeing Red" adequately advances the plot and demonstrates what each character in The Flash brings to the table.

Episode Info

During a battle with Cicada, Nora is severely injured. Due to Cicada's dampening powers, Nora's speed healing isn't working, leaving Barry and Iris scared for their daughter's future. Upset about his injured child, the Flash is filled with rage and confronts Cicada in a brutal battle. Meanwhile, Killer Frost keeps interfering with Caitlin's work on the cure.


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 Seeing Red

Huge disappointment on all fronts -- tone, story, acting, excitement. One of the worst Flash episodes in the history of the show to me.

Apr 24, 2019 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

Besides a few very questionable missteps, Seeing Red was one of the better episodes this season. For the most part characters acted consistently with their regular portrayals and Team Flash made some serious strides in their conflict with Cicada.

Apr 17, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

The villainous Cicada is back in..."Seeing Red," and though the character continues the show's dismal record with season-long Big Bads to date, his return hints that maybe it doesn't need one, as such.

Feb 6, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

If the purpose of any episode is to accelerate the story, up the ante and make us even more invested in the show we're watching, then 'Seeing Red' ticked all the boxes.

Jan 28, 2019 | Full Review…

[Cicada] remains a weak link, with a simplistic motivation and an even sketchier plan...but despite that, "Seeing Red" is a solid hour of The Flash.

Jan 23, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The Flash delivers a mediocre installment this week, as Cicada is starting to wear out his welcome.

Jan 23, 2019 | Rating: 6.7/10 | Full Review…

Given the show's past experiences with dark storylines, no one would fault you for being worried about the episode, but I was surprised by the fact that it mostly worked.

Jan 23, 2019 | Full Review…

The poor writing decisions made for a lackluster episode that was ultimately devoid of the heart it should have had given the circumstances.

Jan 23, 2019 | Full Review…

"Seeing Red" was the first episode that really dedicated the entirety of itself to developing Cicada's persona, and 11 episodes in he's finally living up to his name.

Jan 23, 2019 | Full Review…

The latest episode of The Flash really only served to reset the board and inch the plot slowly forward -- though Barry does finally come up with a new strategy for how to take down Cicada.

Jan 23, 2019 | Full Review…