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"I always wanted to be a hero, to use my extraordinary abilities to help people. That's why I came here. To meet my family, to stop Cicada, help fix the Flash's legacy, and save him from disappearing in the future. I believed I could do the impossible, but I never imagined it would turn out like this."
Nora's message to Barry Allen and Iris West
"Legacy" is the twenty-second and final episode of the fifth season of The Flash, and the one-hundred-fourteenth episode overall. It aired on May 14, 2019.


Barry faces off with his oldest, and most formidable nemesis, Reverse-Flash.[1]


  • This is the only season finale in the 2018-19 season to not feature Mar Novu/The Monitor.
  • Barry gives Nora the same speech Jay gave him after he stopped him from trying to fix Flashpoint (again). This is the second time he tells her this, the first time being "Cause and XS".
  • Thawne notes that Ralph should be dead, referencing to the events of the Season 1 episode, "Power Outage", where he revealed that Ralph was one of the people who died from the particle accelerator, for which he was until Barry created Flashpoint.
  • The way Future Grace disintegrates from existence is similar to how Eobard Thawne distegrates in the DC's Legends of Tomorrow episode "Aruba".
  • Eobard mentions the time he murdered Cisco in an erased timeline, referring to the Season 1 episode "Out of Time".
    • He even mentions that Nora was like a daughter, in a similar way that he spoke about Cisco in that episode being like a son to him, saying that she taught him what it was like to have a daughter.
  • Cisco mentions the thought of playing Gaga to wake Ralph up which refers to when he and Caitlin played the Lady Gaga song "Poker Face" to wake Barry up in "Pilot".
  • At the end of the episode, Ralph opens a case file marked with the name Dearborn. This is a reference to his wife in the comics, Sue Dibny, whose maiden name was Dearborn.
  • Thawne mentions that " this is the second time that I've been stuck somewhere for 15 years", a reference to Season 1 when he was stuck in the 21st century from 2000 to 2015.
  • Eobard splits himself in two, a reference to what Godspeed does in the comics as his signature move saying "God has the ability to be in all places at the same time", but in doing so his aspects become much weaker which is why Thawne pulls himself back.
  • Thawne says to Barry that he'll see him at the "next Crisis", referencing Crisis on Infinite Earths as he knows the "Crisis" is now happening in 2019 instead of 2024.
  • Future Grace's hideout is located in the woods where Orlin tried to kill Cisco in "The Death of Vibe".
  • After Cicada's dagger disappears in 2049, and Eobard escapes from containment at Iron Heights, a silhouette of his suit, that was formed from the dagger and his yellow prison jump suit can be seen.
  • The way Thawne guessed that Nora and Barry are present before turning around after escaping is very similar to the way he did in "What's Past is Prologue" when he sensed Barry and Nora's presence.
  • This marks the third time that Barry has lost a loved one; his daughter. The first was his mother who was killed by Thawne in the "Pilot" and the second was his father who was killed by Zoom in "Invincible".
    • Furthermore, in what is now an erased timeline, Barry also lost Iris after she'd been murdered by an evil future version of himself. In all of these instances, an evil speedster had been directly responsible for the death of a person Barry loves.
  • Nora being erased from existence was alluded in the Season 5 premiere, when Barry says that she could possibly "Marty McFly herself out of existence", referring to the protagonist of the 1985 film Back to the Future, who accidentally interferes with his parents' first meeting whilst traveling back in time, nearly erasing himself from existence.




  1. The Flash - Episode 5.22 - Legacy (Season Finale) - Press Release - SpoilerTV
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