'The Flash' season 5 episode 2 preview: Nora and Barry begin training to take down Cicada

'The Flash' wrapped up its season 5 premiere with an explosive episode and some heartbreaking revelations from Nora, Barry Allen and Iris West's daughter from the future

'The Flash' season 5 episode 2 preview: Nora and Barry begin training to take down Cicada

A new villain is headed their way and they better be prepared!

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'The Flash' wrapped up its season 5 premiere with an explosive episode and some heartbreaking revelations from Nora, Barry Allen and Iris West's daughter from the future. As it turns out, Nora West-Allen (played by actress Jessica Parker Kennedy) had quite a bit of information to share, after all, she has traveled all the way back from 30 years in the future. 

Among the many things she talked about - without revealing anything too drastic that might have an impact on the entire timeline - the biggest shocker perhaps was about Barry's future. As fans would already know, our favorite speedster is doomed to meet with a tragic fate in the future, to be more specific in the year 2024, closely tied with the "Crisis on Infinite Earths" arc. During that time, while battling the ageless Anti-Motor, Flash is believed to have accelerated time and aged so quickly that he literally perished in time.



 

Up until now, this only seemed to be a theory, but now, thanks to the inputs from Nora, fans have a more specific idea of what actually goes down. Indeed Barry vanishes into nowhere during the 2024 crisis. But what's even more devastating is that the DC hero remains missing 25 years later, as told by Nora, who pulls out a newspaper headline from 2049, confirming the heartbreaking news. 

However, all of this takes place much ahead in the future. As of now, the Flash and his speedster daughter from the future have different battles to fight, namely David Hersch aka Cicada, a certain metahuman-hating "blue collar every-man" who is keen on exterminating metahumans, one at a time.

A preview for the upcoming episode was released by The CW, teasing the extensive training Barry and his daughter would be undergoing in anticipation of Cicada. Watch the teaser below:



 

"As Barry (Grant Gustin) helps his daughter, Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy), become a better speedster, he and Team Flash also track down a meta stealing high-tech weapons, only to cross paths with a new foe named Cicada (Chris Klein), who is hunting the very same meta with nefarious intent," the official synopsis for 'The Flash' season 5 episode 2, titled 'Blocked', read.