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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Mommy Daughter Bonding Time
Much has been said of Nora’s “coldness” towards Iris, both in her mystery girl scenes last season, and in promos for season 5. However, we were surprised and relieved to learn that situation is not quite what we thought.
While we won’t spoil any particulars for you here, we will tell you that while Barry is initially suspicious and later deeply anxious to return Nora to her timeline as soon as possible, a thrilled Iris can’t wait to learn more about her daughter’s life, and even risks spoiling the future with a series of “two blinks for yes” personal questions aimed at Nora.
Iris may have wished her daughter to follow in her journalistic footsteps, but is perplexed by the depth of her daughter’s Daddy worship.