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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Super Suit Up
It was The Flash star Grant Gustin who first debuted his new look season 5 super suit on Instagram earlier this year (we’re not going to give any column inches to those behind the scenes leaked photos of Gustin’s first fitting), but did you know it’s Nora who gives it to him?
The premiere sees an initially suitless Barry forced to don previous iterations of his suit in his attempt to take down villain of the week Gridlock. The sequences are a fun homage to the suits we’ve known and loved over previous seasons, and the unveiling of the latest version happens in such a cool way not even Cisco is offended.