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For the eponymous character, see Nora West-Allen.

"The Girl With The Red Lightning" is the twenty-first episode of the fifth season of The Flash, and the one-hundred-thirteenth episode overall. It aired on May 7, 2019.



Team Flash reveals Cicada's arrangement of utilizing an infection to slaughter at metahumans in Central City and they choose they'll have to utilize their fix to battle the spread of the infection. The group needs to shepherd all metas into one secure area and in light of the risk that'd cause, they persuade Captain Singh to utilize the police region. There's a news report that the police division is passing out free fixes and after a short time, they're overpowered with individuals searching for the fix.

Sherloque's talking with his new sweetheart on the grounds of CCU when the two run into Cicada. Sherloque conveys a trouble sign and Team Flash shows up to battle, however Cicada figures out how to get away. It's uncovered in the showdown that Sherloque's better half has "magnet active" meta powers.

The gathering keeps on having a go at finding Cicada, and they discover she's taken the exact opposite thing requirement for her meta-executing gadget. All through their examination, Barry won't let Nora help, which constrains her to figure out the force hosing gadgets Cecile recently utilized. She takes a stab at utilizing her clairvoyant association with Cicada to follow the meta down however winds up taking herself out. True to form, Nora's resistance prompts another battle among her and her folks.

In the long run, the group presents appropriate reparations and chooses to utilize the gadget in the past used to contain Thawne to help Nora support the connection among herself and Cicada. When they do it, they discover Cicada is going to assault the police region. A monstrous battle follows and the group apparently brings down Cicada. It's at long last uncovered at that point, in any case, that Cicada has been working with Thawne in a major contort finishing.

Cisco figures out how to think of some innovation that will annihilate Cicada's knife.

Sherloque's better half won't take the meta fix and rather, gets transported to Sherloque's Earth to keep away from Cicada.

Barry and the remainder of Team Flash figure out how to sneak their way into the office and help Nora bring down her previous associates. It's here Barry at long last apologizes to Nora. After the group and family reconvene at STAR Labs, Nora uncovers she needed to take a bit of innovation that would diminish Cicada's knife to nothing and Barry concurs with the arrangement. After Cisco and Sherloque test the tech, they understand Cicada's arrangements — she's wanting to murder each metahuman inside the city.

Somewhere else, an alarm goes off at Caitlin's dad's labs — Cicada has stumbled something there. She and Ralph go to explore.



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  • The title could be a reference to a popular series of books by Stieg Larson (and their movie adaptations) titled The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest respectively.
  • At the beginning of the episode while testing the Mirror gun, Cisco says, "sometimes, you have to pull down your pants and slide on the ice". This is a direct quote from the TV show M*A*S*H, where twice, including in the finale, psychiatrist Sidney Freedman says the exact same thing.
  • Cisco saying he would have to "Science the crap out of this" is a reference to the 2015 science-fiction film The Martian where Matt Damon's character said he would have to "Science the shit out of this".
    • Ray Palmer made a similar reference when stranded on the moon in 1970 in the DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 episode "Moonshot"; when he realized the team wouldn't be able to pick him up, Ray stated, "And now I know how Matt Damon felt", referring to the latter's character becoming stranded on Mars. Shortly thereafter, he makes a video recording describing his predicament, stating that he'll "have to science the crap out of this thing."
  • When getting ready to fight Cicada at the CCPD headquarters, Ralph morphs his hands into blades. This could be a reference to the 1991 sci-fi film Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
    • During the battle, Cisco says, "Hasta la vista, baby", quoting a catchphrase from Terminator 2.
    • Ralph could also be alluding to DC comics superhero Metamorpho, who also has shapeshifting powers.
  • Cisco mentions Dante's Peak, a 1996 movie starring Pierce Brosnan and Linda Hamilton.
  • Ralph saying "in this timey-wimey crap" is a reference to the Doctor Who series (2005 onward) as the Doctor tries to explain time travel.
  • Ralph calls Cicada's ability of flight "Supergirl-ing away," suggesting he's become aware of Team Flash's friendship with Kara Danvers, since in "The Elongated Knight Rises", Ralph didn't understand a reference to Kryptonite.
  • References to previous episodes are made, including:
  • It's revealed that the Lightning dagger is part of Thawne's plan, as it is dampening his powers in prison in 2049.