The Flash Faces Thawne In New Season 5 Finale Photos

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If there’s one thing that’s for certain about the month of May, it’s that The Flash is going to deliver an unforgettable season finale which could leave us talking throughout the summer months. In years prior, we witnessed the beginning of Flashpoint and saw Barry Allen willingly exiling himself to the Speed Force, so odds are we’ll be met with some crazy cliffhanger come next week.

In the meantime, though, the network has served up a bountiful gallery promoting said finale, and it can be viewed below. Aside from letting us know that Team Flash will unite against the persistent threat that’s been Cicada II, the images also preview the next smackdown involving the Scarlet Speedster and Eobard Thawne, who’s now returned to his Reverse-Flash persona.

In my view, the rivalry shared between those two is arguably the greatest the Arrowverse has had to offer. Even after being bested at the end of season 1, Thawne has continuously found new ways to confound Barry and his cohorts – and even the Legends of Tomorrow. But in this case, he’s crossed the line by involving his nemesis’ daughter, Nora West-Allen.

One thing I’d like to point out near the end of the gallery is that of Barry and Iris sobbing and embracing. Right now, my gut tells me their sorrow has something to do with Nora. While it’s possible she’ll make some sort of heroic sacrifice, I’m not ready to rule out the possibility of her going full villain and succeeding Thawne. Like I said earlier, there’ll be much to discuss after this episode concludes.

For more on “Legacy,” be sure to check out the official synopsis:

BARRY FACES OFF WITH REVERSE FLASH — Barry (Grant Gustin) faces off with his oldest, and most formidable nemesis, Reverse Flash (Tom Cavanagh). Gregory Smith directed the episode with story by Lauren Certo and teleplay by Todd Helbing & Eric Wallace (#522). Original airdate 5/14/2019.

The Flash airs on Tuesday nights on The CW.

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