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{{Dialogue|The ripples you'll cause, who's life you're gonna affect. No one can do that.|No one?"<br>"No. We're not gods, Nora. We've just been given extraordinary abilities.|[[Barry Allen (Earth-1)|Barry Allen]] and [[Nora West-Allen]]}}
 
{{Episode
 
{{Episode
 
|name= Cause and XS
 
|name= Cause and XS
|image=
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|image= Nora rewinds time to save Team Flash.png
|titlecard= <!--Only use when episode has a variant title card-->
 
 
|season= 5
 
|season= 5
 
|number= 106
 
|number= 106
 
|epnum= 14
 
|epnum= 14
 
|airdate= February 12, 2019
 
|airdate= February 12, 2019
|writer= [[Todd Helbing]]<br/>Jeff Hersh
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|writer= [[Todd Helbing]]<br/>[[Jeff Hersh (writer)|Jeff Hersh]]
 
|director= [[Rachel Talalay]]
 
|director= [[Rachel Talalay]]
|guests= [[Victoria Park]] as [[Kamilla|Kamilla Hwang]]
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|guests= [[Victoria Park]] as [[Kamilla Hwang]]
 
|before= {{Ep|Goldfaced}}
 
|before= {{Ep|Goldfaced}}
 
|after= {{Ep|King Shark vs. Gorilla Grodd}}
 
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==Synopsis==
 
==Synopsis==
After [[Iris West|Iris]] lands in serious danger, [[Nora West-Allen|Nora]] races to save her mother. [[Barry Allen (Earth-1)|Barry]] puts the finishing touches on the [[Meta-humans|meta-human]] cure, leaving [[Cisco Ramon|Cisco]] with a rare night off so he decides to take [[Kamilla]] on a date.<ref>[https://www.spoilertv.com/2019/01/the-flash-episode-514-cause-and-xs.html "The Flash - Episode 5.14 - Cause and XS - Press Release" - SpoilerTV]</ref>
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{{Synopsis|After [[Iris West-Allen|Iris]] lands in serious danger, [[Nora West-Allen|Nora]] races to save her mother. [[Barry Allen (Earth-1)|Barry]] puts the finishing touches on the [[Meta-humans|meta-human]] cure, leaving [[Cisco Ramon|Cisco]] with a rare night off so he decides to take [[Kamilla Hwang]] on a date.|https://www.spoilertv.com/2019/01/the-flash-episode-514-cause-and-xs.html}}
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*The episode's title is a play on the phrase "[[wikipedia:Causality|cause and effect]]". Coincidentally, that very phrase was the name of an episode in Season 3 of ''The Flash''
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*The episode's title is a play on the phrase "[[wikipedia:Causality|cause and effect]]". This is also a [[Season 3 (The Flash)|season three]] episode titled {{Ep|Cause and Effect}}.
*This episode is the shortest clocking in at under 35 minutes.
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*This is the first episode of {{S|The Flash (The CW)}} in which [[Grant Gustin]] doesn't have a lead role.
*Nora resets the timeline 52 times, a reference to the famous DC number 52.
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*Nora resets the timeline 52 times (53 if the timeline where none of [[Team Flash]] are killed counted), a reference to the famous DC number 52.
*Barry teaches Nora about time travel, using the example of a coffee cup being like the space-time continuum, breaking whenever you travel through time, closely quoting what [[Jay Garrick]] had told him about the consequences of time travel in {{Ep|Paradox}}. 
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**Another reference to 52 is that the alert broadcast almost always goes off at 8:52 PM.
*The animation when Nora runs back in time is somewhat similar to the animation of [[Barry Allen (Earth-90)|Earth-90's Barry Allen]] being thrown through time in {{S|1990}}​.
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*Cisco states that giving the cure to [[Orlin Dwyer|Cicada]] in a month would be very fast for them to stop a "big bad". This is a fourth-wall reference to the fact that it's always taken a full season for Team Flash to defeat each main antagonist.
*The events of this episode are very similar to the events of the {{S|DC's Legends of Tomorrow}}​ episode {{Ep|Here I Go Again}}, where [[Zari Tomaz|Zari]] dreams that she's stuck in a time loop, reliving the same hour over and over again with the ''[[Waverider]]'' exploding at the end of each loop.
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*Barry teaches Nora about time travel, using the example of a coffee cup being like the space-time continuum, breaking whenever you travel through time, directly quoting what [[Jay Garrick]] had told him about the consequences of time travel in {{Ep|Paradox}}​.
*The first time that Cisco goes on his date with Kamilla (before Nora resets the timeline for the first time), he says that the company he works for is called [[Ramon Industries]], a possible reference to the company he owned in the [[Flashpoint (event)|Flashpoint timeline]].
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*The animation when Nora runs back in time is somewhat similar to the animation of [[Barry Allen (Earth-90)|Earth-90's Barry Allen]] when he time traveled in his version of {{S|1990}}​​​.
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*Cisco mentions Sun Tzu to [[Ralph Dibny]], who is a Chinese general, military strategist, writer, and philosopher who lived in the Eastern Zhou period of ancient China, best known for writing ''[[wikipedia:The Art of War|The Art of War]]''.
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*The events of this episode are very similar to the events of the {{S|DC's Legends of Tomorrow}}​​​ episode {{Ep|Here I Go Again}}​​, in which [[Zari Tarazi]] is stuck in a simulation of a [[wikipedia:Time loop|time loop]], reliving the same hour over and over again with the ''[[Waverider]]'' exploding at the end of each loop. Here, Nora ends up being able to run only one hour into the past to keep anybody on Team Flash from getting killed by Cicada.
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**In addition, in {{Ep|Here I Go Again}}, before Zari realizes she's stuck in a time loop, she feels as if she's experiencing [[wikipedia:Déjà vu|déjà vu]]. In this episode, due to the fact that his powers allow him to remember things that have happened to him in erased timelines, Cisco gets the feeling that he's having déjà vu.
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**Furthermore, in {{Ep|King Shark vs. Gorilla Grodd}}, the next episode, [[Joe West|Joe]] describes what happened here (with Cicada kidnapping different members of [[Team Flash]], where someone always gets killed) as a time loop.
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*The first time that Cisco goes on his date with Kamilla (before Nora resets the timeline for the first time), he claims that the company he works for is called [[Ramon Industries]], a reference to the company he owned in the [[Flashpoint (event)|Flashpoint timeline]].
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*It's revealed that [[Wally West|Kid Flash]] and [[Orlin Dwyer|Cicada]] both have drinks served at [[CC Jitters]] named after them.
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**However, a deleted scene from the [[Season 3 (The Flash)|season 3]] episode {{Ep|Duet}} had also featured the Kid Flash drink from CC Jitters.
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**In all of the instances where Cisco goes on his date with Kamilla, a man named Ian orders a [[Cicada (drink)|Cicada]], but in the last iteration of the timeline (where none of Team Flash gets killed), a man named Stephan is there instead, who orders a [[Kid Flash (drink)|Kid Flash]]. Moreover, the barista mispronounces both of their names, only to be corrected by the customer.
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***However, this may be due to Cisco going to Jitters at a later time (he went before fighting Cicada, or didn't go at all, in every erased timeline but went after the fight in the current timeline).
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* When speaking with Nora about one iteration of the timeline where he was killed by Cicada's [[Lightning dagger|dagger]], Cisco mentions the alternate timeline where he was murdered by [[Eobard Thawne]] before it was reset by Barry and undone, as depicted in the [[Season 1 (The Flash)|season 1]] episodes {{Ep|Out of Time (The Flash)}} and {{Ep|Rogue Time}}.
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
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Latest revision as of 02:47, February 16, 2020

"The ripples you'll cause, who's life you're gonna affect. No one can do that."
"No one?"
"No. We're not gods, Nora. We've just been given extraordinary abilities.
"
Barry Allen and Nora West-Allen
"Cause and XS" is the fourteenth episode of the fifth season of The Flash, and the one-hundred-sixth episode overall. It aired on February 12, 2019.

SynopsisEdit

After Iris lands in serious danger, Nora races to save her mother. Barry puts the finishing touches on the meta-human cure, leaving Cisco with a rare night off so he decides to take Kamilla Hwang on a date.[src]

TriviaEdit

  • The episode's title is a play on the phrase "cause and effect". This is also a season three episode titled "Cause and Effect".
  • This is the first episode of The Flash in which Grant Gustin doesn't have a lead role.
  • Nora resets the timeline 52 times (53 if the timeline where none of Team Flash are killed counted), a reference to the famous DC number 52.
    • Another reference to 52 is that the alert broadcast almost always goes off at 8:52 PM.
  • Cisco states that giving the cure to Cicada in a month would be very fast for them to stop a "big bad". This is a fourth-wall reference to the fact that it's always taken a full season for Team Flash to defeat each main antagonist.
  • Barry teaches Nora about time travel, using the example of a coffee cup being like the space-time continuum, breaking whenever you travel through time, directly quoting what Jay Garrick had told him about the consequences of time travel in "Paradox"​.
  • The animation when Nora runs back in time is somewhat similar to the animation of Earth-90's Barry Allen when he time traveled in his version of The Flash​​​.
  • Cisco mentions Sun Tzu to Ralph Dibny, who is a Chinese general, military strategist, writer, and philosopher who lived in the Eastern Zhou period of ancient China, best known for writing The Art of War.
  • The events of this episode are very similar to the events of the DC's Legends of Tomorrow​​​ episode "Here I Go Again"​​, in which Zari Tarazi is stuck in a simulation of a time loop, reliving the same hour over and over again with the Waverider exploding at the end of each loop. Here, Nora ends up being able to run only one hour into the past to keep anybody on Team Flash from getting killed by Cicada.
    • In addition, in "Here I Go Again", before Zari realizes she's stuck in a time loop, she feels as if she's experiencing déjà vu. In this episode, due to the fact that his powers allow him to remember things that have happened to him in erased timelines, Cisco gets the feeling that he's having déjà vu.
    • Furthermore, in "King Shark vs. Gorilla Grodd", the next episode, Joe describes what happened here (with Cicada kidnapping different members of Team Flash, where someone always gets killed) as a time loop.
  • The first time that Cisco goes on his date with Kamilla (before Nora resets the timeline for the first time), he claims that the company he works for is called Ramon Industries, a reference to the company he owned in the Flashpoint timeline.
  • It's revealed that Kid Flash and Cicada both have drinks served at CC Jitters named after them.
    • However, a deleted scene from the season 3 episode "Duet" had also featured the Kid Flash drink from CC Jitters.
    • In all of the instances where Cisco goes on his date with Kamilla, a man named Ian orders a Cicada, but in the last iteration of the timeline (where none of Team Flash gets killed), a man named Stephan is there instead, who orders a Kid Flash. Moreover, the barista mispronounces both of their names, only to be corrected by the customer.
      • However, this may be due to Cisco going to Jitters at a later time (he went before fighting Cicada, or didn't go at all, in every erased timeline but went after the fight in the current timeline).
  • When speaking with Nora about one iteration of the timeline where he was killed by Cicada's dagger, Cisco mentions the alternate timeline where he was murdered by Eobard Thawne before it was reset by Barry and undone, as depicted in the season 1 episodes "Out of Time" and "Rogue Time".

ReferencesEdit


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