The Girl With The Red Lightning
The Flash Season 5



Critic Ratings: 8
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Episode Info

Team Flash is on high alert after Cicada II threatens to unleash a dangerous virus that would put all meta-humans at risk.


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
Sarah Carter
as Cicada II
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Critic Reviews for The Girl With The Red Lightning

The results of that investigation, and the episode's ambiguous ending scene, has left The Flash in a state of uncertainty -- one that could end up rocking it to its very core.

May 8, 2019 | Full Review…

More issues with Cicada and everything surrounding her bog down this episode and pull us faster into a finale that feels like just another episode.

May 8, 2019 | Rating: 6.5/10 | Full Review…

Cicada simply isn't a rich or compelling enough character to bring Season 5 to a proper conclusion. The one saving grace of this penultimate chapter is that she may not have to.

May 8, 2019 | Rating: 4.8/10 | Full Review…

After going rogue last week, Nora looks to be fully back in Team Flash and more trusted than ever. It'll be interesting what they do with Nora at season's end.

May 8, 2019 | Full Review…

While the table-setting was rather obvious, the hour contained some entertaining and compelling moments, especially when it came to Joe and Ralph.

May 8, 2019 | Full Review…

You can tell that "The Girl with the Red Lightning" is building up to something big, and it both opens and closes with intrigue. But the rest is a snooze fest.

May 8, 2019 | Full Review…

The episode is better at delivering emotional beats than airtight storytelling, although a certain amount of confusion may have been a desired effect.

May 8, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

In a season that has certainly tried to do too much, "The Girl With the Red Lightning" feels like the most overstuffed hour of the season.

May 7, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…