The Flash​​ was renewed for a fifth season by The CW on April 2, 2018. It premiered on October 9, 2018.


Matching wits with The Thinker, who by season's end had harnessed the powers of all twelve bus metas he created, stretched Team Flash to their limits, but with the help of some new allies, Barry Allen (aka The Flash) and company were able to put a stop to the Enlightenment and save Central City once again.

However, with the arrival of Barry and Iris' speedster daughter, Nora, who arrived from the future admitting to having made a "big mistake", things are anything but status quo. Will parenthood be the challenge that finally slows The Flash down?[1]


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# Episode name Directed by Story by Teleplay by Original airdate
1 "Nora" David McWhirter Todd Helbing & Sam Chalsen October 9, 2018
After an unexpected guest from the future, Nora West-Allen, appears at their home, Barry and Iris, must figure out how to get her back to the future without disrupting the timeline, even more than she already has. Team Flash must work together to send Nora back, while simultaneously fighting off another villainous meta.
2 "Blocked" Kim Miles Eric Wallace & Judalina Neira October 16, 2018
As Barry helps his daughter, Nora, become a better speedster, he and Team Flash also track down a meta stealing high-tech weapons, only to cross paths with a new foe named Cicada, who is hunting the very same meta with nefarious intent.
3 "The Death of Vibe" Andi Armaganian Jonathan Butler & Gabriel Garza October 23, 2018
After Cicada's attack on the Flash, the team realizes they need to think outside the box to stop this dangerous new foe. Desperate to help her parents, Nora comes up with a plan that ultimately puts a member of Team Flash in danger. Meanwhile, Caitlin delves into her past.
4 "News Flash" Brent Crowell Kelly Wheeler & Lauren Certo October 30th, 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 issue a challenge to help boost his confidence.
5 "All Doll'd Up" Phil Chipera Thomas Pound & Sterling Gates November 13, 2018
Nora lets something slip about the future that devastates Iris. In an attempt to distract his wife, Barry asks Iris to team up to stop a new meta, Rag Doll. Meanwhile, Caitlin learns something about her father.
6 "The Icicle Cometh" Chris Peppe Kristen Kim & Joshua V. Gilbert November 20, 2018
Caitlin, Barry and Cisco learn something new about Caitlin’s father. Meanwhile, Iris and Sherloque follow a clue about Cicada.
7 "O Come, All Ye Thankful" Sarah Boyd Jonathan Butler & Gabriel Garza November 27, 2018
While Nora grapples with unresolved anger over her father’s disappearance in the future, Barry and Team Flash must stop a powerful new meta, Weather Witch, from killing her own father, Weather Wizard.
8 "What's Past is Prologue" Tom Cavanagh Todd Helbing & Lauren Certo December 4, 2018
In the 100th episode, Barry and Team Flash come up with a plan to stop Cicada. However, the plan calls for Barry and Nora to travel back in time to gather some key necessities. However, Barry hesitates, concerned about his daughter seeing certain parts of his life. Meanwhile, Sherloque takes his concerns about Nora to Iris, and Caitlin turns up a key asset in the fight against Cicada.
9 "Elseworlds, Part 1" Kevin Tancharoen Eric Wallace & Sam Chalsen December 9, 2018
When Barry Allen and Oliver Queen wake up one morning and realize they have swapped bodies with each other, the two set off to find out what disturbed the timeline to cause such a shift. However, things quickly go from bad to worse when they present their case to Team Flash and the gang doesn’t believe them. Barry and Oliver realize they need Supergirl’s help and travel to Smallville on Earth-38 where they end up meeting Kara’s cousin, Clark Kent, and intrepid reporter, Lois Lane.
10 "The Flash & The Furious" David McWhirter Kelly Wheeler & Sterling Gates January 15, 2019
While Nora grapples with the revelation that Thawne killed her grandmother, Team Flash must stop the formidable team-up of a newly sprung from jail Weather Witch and Silver Ghost, a new Meta-tech villain who can control engines and motorized technology. Meanwhile, Caitlin and Cisco discuss creating a meta-human cure.
11 "Seeing Red"[9] Marcus Stokes[9] Judalina Neira & Thomas Pound[9] January 22, 2019[10]
During a battle with Cicada, Nora is severely injured. Due to Cicada’s dampening powers, Nora’s speed healing isn’t working, leaving Barry and Iris scared for their daughter’s future. Upset about his injured child, The Flash is filled with rage and confronts Cicada in a brutal battle. Meanwhile, Killer Frost keeps interfering with Caitlin’s work on the cure.[9]
12 "Memorabilia"[11] Rebecca Johnson[11] Sam Chalsen & Kristen Kim[11] January 29, 2019
When Sherloque wants to use a memory machine on Barry and Nora to help gain access to Grace’s memories, Nora panics, fearing her parents will find out the secrets she’s been keeping from them. Nora secretly decides to use the machine on her own which ends in disaster after she gets trapped inside Grace’s mind. Barry and Iris go in after their daughter and Iris is brokenhearted by what she finds. Meanwhile, Ralph tricks Cisco into going out for a night out on the town.[11]
18 TBA Danielle Panabaker[12] TBA TBA


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  1. "WB TV's Arrow, Flash, Supergirl, Black Lightning, Krypton, Legends of Tomorrow, Riverdale SDCC Panel Details" - Newsarama
  2. "The Flash boss on that Mystery Girl reveal, new season 5 threat" - Entertainment Weekly
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "The Flash: 12 spoilers for season 5, from Nora's secret to episode 100" - Digital Spy
  4. "The Flash @ Comic-Con: Multiple Season 5 Deaths, a Killer (Frost) Reveal, Sherloque Wells and More" - TVLine
  5. "'The Flash star teases Barry and Ralph's exciting trip to the criminal underworld" - Entertainment Weekly
  6. "Flash's Jesse L. Martin Set to Return" - TVline
  7. "The Flash Boss Teases What We'll Learn from Young Nora Episode" - TVGuide
  8. "The Flash Boss Talks 'Coach' Thawne, Barry and Iris' Trip to Future Museum, 'Infinite Earths' Set-Up and More" - TVline
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 "The Flash - Episode 5.11 - Seeing Red - Press Release " - SpoilerTV
  10. "Shows A-Z - flash, the on cw" - The Futon Critic
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 "The Flash - Episode 5.12 - Memorabilia - Press Release" - SpoilerTV
  12. "'The Flash' Star Danielle Panabaker to Make Her Directorial Debut in Season 5! (Exclusive)" - Entertainment Tonight