I think it’s safe to say that we were all surprised by how last week’s episode of The Flash concluded. Well, Cicada’s decision to take the metahuman cure wasn’t the biggest of shockers, but the swift arrival of his successor certainly was. And if that weren’t enough, we learned her identity to be that of his niece, Grace Gibbons, somehow aged to adulthood.
If I were to guess, there are two possibilities as to how Grace could’ve claimed the mantle of Cicada: one is that her recently manifested powers awoke her from the coma and aged her by a decade or two. The other would be that she’s still in the coma, but Cicada II is a mental projection. Don’t forget, we got a hint at this several weeks ago when venturing inside of her mind.
No matter which solution proves true, the network has given us a couple pictures of the new big bad in town to enjoy. Found in the gallery below is that of Smallville alum Sarah Carter in full Cicada regalia. From the look of it, she hasn’t deviated much from her onscreen uncle’s fashion sense.
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As you may remember, a more expansive gallery promoting tonight’s episode was released last week. In those, the focus was placed on Nora West-Allen as she readies herself to reveal her big secret to Barry and Iris. If you missed them, then click here to give the pics a look-see.
For more on “Time Bomb,” be sure to check out the official synopsis:
NORA DECIDES TO TELL BARRY AND IRIS THE TRUTH ABOUT THAWNE — Team Flash finds out that a suburban mom named Vickie Bolen (guest star Catherine Lough Haggquist) is in danger and they race to save her. Upon meeting her, they discover she’s a meta-human who is hiding her abilities from her family. Barry (Grant Gustin) encourages Vickie to share her secret with her family, which makes Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy) realize she needs to come clean with her parents about Thawne (Tom Cavanagh). Rob Greenlea directed the episode written by Kristen Kim & Sterling Gates (#517). Original airdate 3/19/2019.
The Flash airs on Tuesday nights on The CW.