TV Review: ‘The Flash: Nora’

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‘Okay, let’s back up. My name is Nora West-Allen, the fastest woman alive. When I’m from, 30 years from now, I’m the guardian of Central City. I’m a speedster, just like my dad. People call me XS. Every day, I hope to live up to the legacy of The Flash’But I’ve still got a long way to go.’

It’s that time of year again where we, as CW fans are re-introduced into the worlds of our favorite television superheroes. One of those heroes includes that Crimson savior of Central City, the fastest man alive and probably the most earnest of heroes on the small screen today’Barry Allen or, as he’s known across print and screen media, The Flash.

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The Flash Season 5 Premiere: “Nora” Review

The Flash had its most uneven year to date last season, with a promising new pair of villains undone by an overall muddled storyline and some extremely frustrating character changes. If ever the show needed a fresh start, it’s right now. So it’s unfortunate that Season 5 breaks The Flash’s usual trend by picking up exactly where Season 4 left off. So far, Season 5 doesn’t look to be a huge departure for the series, and that’s cause for concern.

To be fair, it wouldn’t make a whole lot of sense to introduce Jessica Parker Kennedy’s Nora West-Allen in the finale and then immediately jump forward in time three months. This episode is very much about the immediate fallout of that reveal and the awkwardness that comes from Barry and Iris meeting an adult version of a daughter they haven’t even conceived yet. It’s sort of a Catch-22 situation in that there’s no perfect way to move forward from the Season 4 finale.

The Flash Season 5 Episode 1 Review: Nora

The Flash season 5 premiere is an excellent return to form for the series, introducing new characters and setting up new mysteries…

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I made no secret about my general disdain for the previous season of The Flash. Then again, I was in the minority who absolutely loved season three, so make of that what you will. But seriously, I was so disappointed in last season that not even the finale, where the show has often managed to do its best work, was able to change my opinion of things.

Which is why I am so very pleased to report that Nora’is not only an excellent episode, it’s the best The Flash season premiere in the show’s history. No season has ever laid out its mission statement as clearly and succinctly as Nora’did, let alone felt so downright creative right out of the gate. I mean, think about it. The pilot was, well, a pilot. Season two laid the groundwork for the multiverse theme of the season but was ultimately forgettable. Flashpoint’was quite good, and I’ll admit that the season four opener got the job done just fine.

THE FLASH 5.01 Review ‘Nora’

The Flash has finally returned after a long hiatus to give us a glimpse of what happens when the team gets back to basics. After The Thinker took out their satellites, Team Flash has to do their jobs the old fashioned way. No facial recognition, no traffic cams, nada! They’ve also got to figure out to do with a time traveling interloper who just so happens to be Barry and Iris’ daughter.

Nora West-Allen made several appearances back in season four. Despite many guessing the relatively obvious plot point early on, the team behind the show decided to keep her identity a secret until the show’s season four finale. With that decision, no time passes between then and the season five premiere. The new speedster’s title episode kicks off in Joe and Cecile’s living room seconds after last year’s finale. Fittingly, it also revolves almost entirely around her and what her presence means to the timeline

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The Flash Season 5 Premiere Review: New Season, Same Problems To Solve

The Flash season 5 premiere kicks off a new season in a familiar fashion – a speedster has traveled back in time, possibly changing history and altering the future. And it should come as no surprise that the speedster in question is Barry and Iris’ daughter, Nora, because if there’s one thing the West-Allens are good at, it’s mucking with the timeline.

The season 5 premiere, ‘Nora’ – written by Todd Helbing and Sam Chalsen, directed by David McWhirter – picks up exactly where the season 4 finale left off. Having just revealed herself as Barry and Iris’ future offspring, Nora admits to having made a “big mistake” in traveling back in time, and now, she can no longer return to the future. And though Barry is wary of his supposed future daughter, Team Flash agrees to help her return to her time. After all, Team Flash is pretty good at fixing timeline tampering seeing as they’ve been responsible for a fair bit of it themselves.

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