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- "Fake news taken to a whole new level."
- —Iris West-Allen
"News Flash" is the fourth episode of the fifth season of , and the ninety-sixth episode overall. It aired on October 30, 2018.
|Barry and Iris face the ultimate parenting test when Team Flash battles Spin, a savvy millennial armed with meta-tech, and a dangerous agenda for their daughter, Nora. Ralph is feeling defeated until an unlikely source issues a challenge to help boost his confidence.|
- Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash
- Candice Patton aa Iris West-Allen
- Danielle Panabaker as Dr. Caitlin Snow
- Carlos Valdes (credit only)
- Hartley Sawyer as Ralph Dibny/Elongated Man
- Danielle Nicolet as District Attorney Cecile Horton
- Jessica Parker Kennedy as Nora West-Allen/XS
- Chris Klein as Orlin Dwyer
- Tom Cavanagh as Sherloque Wells
- Jesse L. Martin as Detective Joe West
- Rob Compton as Detective Rowell
- Derek Kwan as Uniformed Cop
- Andy Nez as Plant Foreman
- Klarc Wilson as Officer Jones
- This is the first episode of the series to not feature Carlos Valdes (Cisco Ramon).
- The stadium where a hypnotized Nora attacks Barry is the same stadium where Barry first battled the Reverse-Flash in "".
- The stadium is BC Place home to the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL) as well as the Vancouver Whitecaps FC of Major League Soccer(MLS). The Stadium is located at 777 Pacific Boulevard Vancouver BC Canada. It has been seen in the background of many shots throughout the series as well as many other episodes of Arrowverse series.
- Team Flash discovers meta-tech in this episode.
- This is the first time that both Sherloque and Ralph use a misquoted saying by the literary counterpart, Sherlock Holmes; Elementary.
- After this episode, Joe West would not appear in present-day again until "", due to Jesse L. Martin taking a medical leave of absence from The Flash after sustaining a back injury during the off season.
- Sherloque points to his chest area and asks Caitlin to hit him there calling it "the solar plexus". Both of them should be fully aware that the solar plexus is lower down the torso, below the rib-cage.
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