The Flash (2014– )
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Failure Is an Orphan 

With the meta-cure ready to use, Barry and the team figure out a way to convince Cicada to take it; Killer Frost steps in to help with the plan; Joe eases back into work.


Viet Nguyen


Greg Berlanti (developed by), Andrew Kreisberg (developed by) | 7 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Grant Gustin ... Barry Allen / The Flash
Candice Patton ... Iris West-Allen
Danielle Panabaker ... Caitlin Snow / Killer Frost
Carlos Valdes ... Cisco Ramon
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
Sarah Carter ... Grace Gibbons / Cicada
Lossen Chambers ... Dr. Vanessa Ambres
John Gillich ... Philip Master


With the meta-human cure ready to use, Barry and Team Flash must figure out a way to subdue Cicada long enough to take it. Killer Frost steps in to help with the plan. Meanwhile, Joe eases back into work, and Nora isn't happy about the way her dad plans to stop Cicada.

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Release Date:

12 March 2019 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The university that Flash and XS face Acid Master and where Doctor Ambres got her degree at is McNider University Charles McNider was the original Doctor Mid-Nite who served with the Justice Society of America, Charles McNider was also one of the JSA members that the Legends of Tomorrow sought out in Season 2 as they went after the Spear of Destiny. See more »


Nora West-Allen: All day, I've been trying to figure out a way to stop Cicada, and all day you've been trying to pull me away. Why are you pushing this list?
Iris West-Allen: I mean, it's just the last time that we may get to spend together, Nora. I mean, once we stop Cicada, you'll go back to your time and... us like this together will end.
Nora West-Allen: Mom, it doesn't end. We have our whole future together.
Iris West-Allen: Yeah, for you it'll feel like no time has passed, but for me, it'll be decades before I... see you like this again.
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Not The Flash I imagine!
15 March 2019 | by ChiaraVera13See all my reviews

Well the intriguing plot twist that keeps the season alive but I don't like the characterization they are giving to the Scarlet Speedster: flash should think fast and act even more quickly not to save the situation with superman oratory!

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