The Flash (2014– )
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Seeing Red 

During a battle with Cicada, Nora is severely injured; due to Cicada's dampening powers, Nora's speed healing isn't working; Barry and Iris are scared for their daughter's future; an enraged Flash confronts Cicada in a brutal battle.


Marcus Stokes


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


Airs Tue. Feb. 26, 8:00 PM on CW




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Grant Gustin ... Barry Allen / The Flash
Candice Patton ... Iris West-Allen
Danielle Panabaker ... Caitlin Snow / Killer Frost
Carlos Valdes ... Cisco Ramon (credit only)
Hartley Sawyer ... Ralph Dibny / Elongated Man
Danielle Nicolet ... Cecille Horton
Jessica Parker Kennedy ... Nora West-Allen / XS
Chris Klein ... Orlin Dwyer / Cicada
Tom Cavanagh ... Sherloque Wells
Jesse L. Martin ... Joe West (credit only)
Patrick Sabongui ... Captain David Singh
Britne Oldford ... Shawna Baez / Peek-a-Boo
Lossen Chambers ... Dr. Ambres
Rochelle Okoye ... Keisha Moore
Fabian Gujral Fabian Gujral ... Pilot


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. Written by TheComicWoman

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Release Date:

22 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Carl Bork says "You can't hurt Bork, but Bork can hurt you!" This is the exact line that Bork says on the cover of The Brave and the Bold #81, starring Batman and the Flash. See more »


The usually ruthless and lethal Cicada continues to be "conveniently" lenient/sloppy in his fights against just the heroes of the show in comparison to how efficiently and directly he disposes of his other opponents/victims. This time around it's particularly obvious, when he goes through the trouble of using a far more complicated maneuver than needed in order to use the _back_ of his knife to hit Nora, rather than simply stabbing her to death and be done with it! Another instance of his "conveniently" inconsistent sloppiness against just those selected few, is also evident in a fight against Flash, where he clearly gets multiple chances to stab his opponent but inexplicably doesn't. See more »


Barry Allen: Suit up. We don't have a lot of time.
Ralph Dibny: Not without precautions.
[hands a weapon to Caitlin]
Ralph Dibny: For Killer Frost.
Caitlin Snow: She doesn't need a weapon. Killer Frost is the weapon.
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References Sister, Sister (1994) See more »

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Same Old, Same Old
26 January 2019 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

Taking the title from one of Arrow's best all time episodes? Yeah, probably not the best start. Remember how the previous showed Nora holding onto her life after Cicada "paralyzed" her? Well, did anyone honestly think that was going to last? No, because it's the CW and they don't take risks anymore with their shows. It's one thing when Zoom did it to Barry in season 2, it's another thing to carbon copy that plot and place it into this week's episode. Nora's condition, perhaps unintentionally gave me deja vu because Barry was sidelined for the entire episode as he dealt with his own issues with his abilities. It's gone on for a long time, but there's clearly a lack of direction and creativity here. How long before I stop watching the show because it does the same thing year in and year out?


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