The Flash (2014– )
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Team Flash discovers that Spin (Spencer) has a menacing schedule for Excess against Flash in order to achieve fame for herself. Iris learns why Nora is so cold to her, and Ralph has a comeback in the shape of a new lead on Cicada.


Brent Crowell


Greg Berlanti (developed by), Andrew Kreisberg (developed by) | 8 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Grant Gustin ... Barry Allen / The Flash
Candice Patton ... Iris West-Allen
Danielle Panabaker ... Caitlin Snow
Carlos Valdes ... Cisco Ramon (credit only)
Hartley Sawyer ... Ralph Dibny / Elongated Man
Danielle Nicolet ... Cecile Horton
Jessica Parker Kennedy ... Nora West-Allen / XS
Chris Klein ... Cicada
Tom Cavanagh ... Sherloque Wells
Jesse L. Martin ... Joe West
Kiana Madeira ... Spencer Young
Rob Compton Rob Compton ... Detective Rowell
Derek Kwan ... Uniformed Cop
Andy Nez ... Plant Foreman
Klarc Jerome Wilson ... Officer Jones (as Klarc Wilson)


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.

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Release Date:

30 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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This is the first episode in which Carlos Valdes (Cisco Ramon) does not appear, as of this episode only Grant Gustin, Candice Patton and Danielle Panabaker appear in every episode. See more »


Sherloque points to his chest area and asks Caitlin to hit him there calling it "the solar plexus". Both characters should be fully aware that the solar plexus is lower down the torso, below the rib-cage. See more »


Iris West-Allen: I know that you're upset and angry, and honestly, I... before today, I couldn't even imagine a situation where I would do something like that to you. But after seeing the choice that I just made, I know that whatever reason I would have for keeping your powers a secret, it... it must have been a good one, Nora. It must have been to protect you.
Nora West-Allen: No. What happened today has nothing to do with what happens in the future. You didn't suppress my abilities my whole life because I was brainwashed or ...
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References Early Edition (1996) See more »


Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Performed by Cyndi Lauper (uncredited)
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Season 5 is slowing down already?
1 November 2018 | by garabedian123See all my reviews

I thought season 5 was off to a much better start than season 4. Thats is until this episode!. IT was so lame. Things happened with no real explanation. Female drama ruins all shows and it is now ruining this one. Could Iris have been this bad of a parent after Barry disappears? Every single female character did things in this episode that makes no sense. and it boggles my mind

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