Critic Consensus: The West-Allen family faces a shocking development in "Godspeed," an episode that reaches new emotional heights under the thoughtful direction of cast member Danielle Panabaker.

Episode Info

Barry and Iris disagree about how to handle their daughter after discovering that Nora is working with Thawne. Team Flash isn't sure they can trust Nora, so they go through her journal to find out exactly how she came to work alongside their greatest nemesis.


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 Godspeed

A whole episode of Nora, Godspeed's debut on The Flash and heavy dramatic consequences that mean something elevate this episode.

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

We had gleaned much of Nora's life story up to this point already, but seeing it play out gave her arc some much-needed humanity -- not to mention some surprisingly poignant tragedy.

Apr 17, 2019 | Full Review…

With some intriguing twists, a strong narrative and some excellent directing from Danielle Panabaker, this proved to be one of the season's best outings yet.

Apr 17, 2019 | Full Review…

I've never seen Barry so angry. It was hard to watch. But we knew this was going to happen eventually.

Apr 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Panabaker smashed the glass ceiling with ["Godspeed"], delivering a fast-paced, beautifully executed hour of television that was filled to the brim with nostalgia and edge of your seat storytelling.

Apr 17, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Confidently directed by Danielle Panabaker, the episode achieved a nice mix of humor and emotion and ended with a heartbreaking West-Allen family development.

Apr 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Team Flash is a team for a reason. If only its members could remember why for more than an episode at a time.

Apr 17, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

The action may be a bit sparse, but the emotional punch it packs more than makes up for it.

Apr 17, 2019 | Full Review…

This was an excellent hour of The Flash, and one that I really hope is enough to shake the show completely out of the rather safe rut it has been in for much of the season.

Apr 17, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Danielle Panabaker becomes the first actress in the Arrowverse to sit in the director's chair and delivers the best episode of the season with..."Godspeed".

Apr 17, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…