The Flash Season 5



Critic Ratings: 13
Critics Consensus

"Goldfaced" takes a refreshing detour from The Flash's normal formula, as Barry hangs up his superhero suit to go undercover with Ralph for a stealthy mission in the black market.

Episode Info

Barry and Ralph must go undercover as criminals in an illegal black market to stop Cicada. But once inside, Barry and Ralph find their morality tested as they slip deeper into the criminal world.


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 Goldfaced

Fun, fun episode and it shows that Ralph's got a lot to offer on the team still...or is he funnier when Cisco is gone? Plus, not much Cicada so that helps as well!

Apr 24, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Goldfaced marked two strong consecutive episodes for The Flash. There's still enough episodes left that it could win me over all the way. These next few episodes will be critical in this case. Let's see how it plays out.

Apr 17, 2019 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

There's a distinct lack of superpowers on... "Goldfaced," but the almost complete absence of meta abilities this week actually makes for a better and more entertaining story.

Feb 7, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

While the storylining behind the team's Goldface mission was's hard to deny that it was an enjoyable adventure.

Feb 6, 2019 | Full Review…

The Flash took a welcome detour this week as Barry and Ralph went undercover in a black market arms ring.

Feb 6, 2019 | Rating: 8.6/10 | Full Review…

It was fun watching Ralph and Barry team up. The laser tag sequence was epic. 100% accuracy and no hits...these bad guys are worse marksmen than a stormtrooper.

Feb 6, 2019 | Full Review…

Even without Barry suiting up until the very end, and minus too many superpowers on display, Goldfaced is a lean story, if quite fun. But the ongoing Cicada thread is a buzzkill.

Feb 6, 2019 | Full Review…

The season and storytelling could be improved by some deaths that pack emotional punches, especially with Nora digging herself deeper and deeper.

Feb 6, 2019 | Full Review…

"Goldfaced" was incredible all around, but [Ralph Dibney] was the heart of it.

Feb 6, 2019 | Full Review…

The minimalism of "Goldfaced" suggests a show that has gone over-budget elsewhere and needs to make up the cost overruns, but it mostly works as an effective change of pace.

Feb 6, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…