When we first learned that Cicada would serve as The Flash season 5’s big bad, I doubt any of us thought that his true identity would differ from the source material – or that his niece would travel back from the future, murder him, and take up his mantle. But I guess that’s what happens when everybody enjoys screwing with the timeline.
Of course, the show has a lot more going for it right now, so maybe that’s why it appears the final showdown with Cicada II (or “Shecada,” as Ralph Dibny calls her) will take place during this season’s penultimate episode. Don’t forget, the synopsis for the finale hints at the Reverse-Flash taking center stage.
Strangely enough, the villain herself doesn’t actually appear in the promo photos circulating ahead of next week’s adventure, but there are still enough there to tide us over. As you browse the gallery, you’ll find your favorite members of Team Flash gearing up for what’s sure to be a memorable battle, including Nora, whose villainous turn proved to be extremely short-lived.
Like the official synopsis hints, metahuman extinction is on Cicada II’s agenda, as she’s lifted the cure developed by Cisco and Caitlin. And just as I’d long surmised, she’s weaponizing it and planning to unleash the formula on Central City.
For more on “The Girl with the Red Lightning,” be sure to check out the aforementioned synopsis:
CICADA II MAKES HER MOVE — Team Flash is on high alert after Cicada II (guest star Sarah Carter) threatens to unleash a dangerous virus that would put all meta-humans at risk. Stefan Pleszczynski directed the episode written by Judalina Neira & Thomas Pound (#521). Original airdate 5/7/2019.
The Flash airs on Tuesday nights on The CW.