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THE FLASH Season 5 Premiere Scoop: New Suit, New Villains, Old Secrets

BY Jennifer Griffin

Published 3 years ago

Flash fans, are you as excited for season 5 as we are?

The show returns on Oct. 9 with a new team and a fresh outlook. Gone is last season's supervillain Devoe, along with Tom Cavanaugh's latest version of Harry wells. (Cavanaugh will be back this season playing more than one character.)  Meanwhile, Hartley Sawyer's Ralph Dibny is here to stay, and Barry and Iris' daughter Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy), who dropped by from the future last season to help save the world, is now stuck in our timeline.

With that many superheroes under one roof, you might expect that a new supervillain might be waiting just around the corner. And you'd be right. The premiere marks the first appearance of comic book villain Cicada (played by Chris Klein), who, according to comic book lore gained the the ability to absorb the life-force of others, extending his own life-span in the process. Cicada and his cult followers were dedicated to the murder of every person the Flash ever saved by means of lightning bolt-shaped daggers. Going forward, it will be interesting to see how season 5 navigates this villain's dark desires and his complicated backstory.

As you may have guessed, we've seen the premiere a little early, thanks to our friends at the CW, and have a collection of teasers to share with you. As always, we promise not to reveal major plot points or other big reveals that would spoil your enjoyment of the premiere. That said, we urge you to proceed with a little caution anyway, as occasionally one man's gentle teaser is another's great big flaming spoiler.

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Barry and Iris are (understandably) worried their wildly enthusiastic and over-talkative daughter will accidentally reveal a major timeline detail that might just alter the course of their collective future. In fact, Barry is so worried about changing the timeline that he is determined to get Nora back to the future before he accidentally hears something he shouldn’t. However the spoilers Nora drops may be of more interest to fans of the show than Barry himself.

Did you know King Shark and Gorilla Grodd team up against the Scarlet Speedster? (Yeah, we kinda already knew that one was on the cards thanks to some Comic Con comments from The Flash E.P. Todd Helbing earlier this year) Or that future Barry successfully phases an entire plane through a building when fighting Mob Rule?

The more you know … 

However, chatty Nora has one major spoiler up her sleeve she definitely doesn’t want to share with Dad.  Let’s just hope his keen forensic senses don’t work to figure it out.

Yeah. He totally figures it out.

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