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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We’ve enjoyed Ralph and Caitlin’s friendship in the past, and season 5 shows no signs of cooling the regard these two characters have for each other.
The premiere takes a moment to catch Ralph up to speed on the disappearance of Killer Frost, who hasn’t been seen since the night DeVoe took over Ralph’s body. A concerned Ralph is eager to help Caitlin reunite with their mutual friend, especially when Caitlin shares that she may have been a Meta since childhood, but not known it.
When she reveals her childhood vision of falling from her bike and Frosting up (remember that scene from last season?), she shares that the only other significant fact she remembers is that her now deceased Dad was there.
Dibny is on the case, and what he finds will take Caitlin on what’s sure to an exciting season long arc.