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‘The Flash’ Preview ‘Godspeed’

The Flash Preview ‘Godspeed’

The Flash is finally back!

Upon learning that Nora has been under the guidance of one Eobard Thawne, Barry locked her in the pipeline. Now, they have to figure out what to do with this truth, and it seems like Iris is leaning more toward forgiveness than Barry. She knows how isolated Nora felt in the future with her father gone (and mother absent), but Barry responds that Nora wasn’t alone. She had a mentor and has been lying to them since the first day she arrived. Team Flash resolves to go through her notebook and learn all they can about Nora and Thawne’s relationship and plan.

The title of the episode could be in reference to the New 52 villain Godspeed, who received his powers during a Speed Force storm. Godspeed then started murdering other speedsters and stealing their power in order to get faster. Could Godspeed be the person Thawne is referring to when he said “someone is trying to break through”? Could that be why Barry disappeared? Or has the future changed so much because of Nora’s appearance that Godspeed has now been created?

There are five episodes left in Season 5 and there is a lot of ground to cover. I think we’re going to get hints at what’s to come next season, because there’s no way that everything is going to be cleanly resolved by the finale. I think Thawne (and possibly Godspeed) will carry over. I honestly can’t wait for the show to wrap up the Cicada arc, which I’m surprised even lasted this long.

Fun fact: This episode marks the directorial debut of Danielle Panabaker.

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