DeVoe infiltrates the A.R.G.U.S. facility holding Fallout by impersonating John Diggle and kills most of the security, except for a few hostages; overcharging and killing Fallout to be a nuclear battery for the satellites. Barry runs to Star City and brings back John to reveal the location of the facility. Caitlin and Cisco ask Barry to train them in Flashtime so that they can save the hostages and Barry can follow DeVoe through the breach before it closes. In the last stages of pregnancy, Cecile's telepathy causes her to take on the personality and thoughts of anyone nearby. Harry and Iris track Marlize to London, and use the last extrapolator to get there. Caitlin and Cisco are able to rescue the hostages. Searching her mind for Killer Frost, Catlin has Cisco vibe her into a repressed memory of a childhood accident; Killer Frost was already part of Caitlin decades before the particle accelerator had created any metas. Barry manages to follow DeVoe through the breach and destroys one of the satellites with Amunet's bomb. DeVoe takes control of S.T.A.R. Labs and uses its satellite to replace the one destroyed. He initiates the Enlightenment protocol in the time vault.
The opening scene was chilling with DeVoe/Diggle breaking into ARGUS.
Liked watching Caitlyn and Cisco train in Flashtime ... goo rescue plan.
Cecile taking on the personalities of folks near her was hilarious.
Liked the tidbit about Caitlyn being Killer Frost before the particle accelerator created metas ... so she is a mutant?
After the Enlightenment begins, Marlize joins Team Flash as Cecile goes into labor. Marlize uses Cecile's powers to send Barry into DeVoe's consciousness to find the good left in him. Barry finds Ralph alive in DeVoe's consciousness and together they find the "good" DeVoe dead. DeVoe attempts to keep them from reaching the nexus of his mind, as he follows Team Flash to a pocket dimension. In his consciousness, DeVoe multiplies himself to fight Barry and Ralph as he takes down Team Flash. Barry and Ralph make it to the nexus; Barry wakes up in the real world and Ralph reclaims his body just as DeVoe was going to kill Cecile. He reappears, though, as a hologram through his chair until Marlize destroys it. Barry, Cisco and Ralph shield civilians from the falling satellites and the mysterious girl helps Barry destroy the last one. Harry's brain resets but is mostly restored by Marlize; he decides to return to Earth-2 to be with Jesse. Team Flash celebrates DeVoe's defeat with Wally (who returned from the Legends) and Cecile's newborn daughter Jenna. The mysterious girl arrives to reveal herself as Barry and Iris' daughter from the future, Nora; she claims to have made "a big, big mistake".
Very good finale, with the entire team working together and with Marlize. This is how a finale should be.
Luv'ed the total evolution of Cisco and Harry's relationship and totally Luv how the writers have handled the Harry character and it's many incarnations.
The ending was very smart also with the team celebrating both defeating DeVoe and the birth of Cecile's and Joe's daughter.
Episode 1 "Nora" David McWhirter Todd Helbing & Sam Chalsen October 9, 2018 T27.13751 2.08
Team Flash meet Nora, Barry and Iris' daughter from the future. While Iris expresses excitement, Barry is concerned that she could alter the timeline based on his own mistakes with time travel. The Team encounters a new metahuman, Gridlock, who is able to harness kinetic energy, and Barry suits up in previous costumes since his last one was destroyed. When Barry tries to send Nora home, Wally reveals that Nora's blood is saturated with negative tachyons, which prevents her from using the Speed Force or the Legends' Waverider to time travel. Barry asks Nora what happens to him in the future, with Nora revealing that he never returns after disappearing in 2024 and that she traveled back in time to meet him. Gridlock causes a plane to fall, so Barry, Nora, Wally, and Cisco team up to stop it, with Nora providing Barry with a Flash ring suit. They phase the plane through solid structures before it lands safely in the river. While Gridlock is being transported to prison, the vehicle is attacked by a masked individual, who tells Gridlock that he plans to wipe out all metahumans before approaching him with a lightning-shaped dagger.
Episode 2 "Blocked" Kim Miles Eric Wallace & Judalina Neira October 16, 2018 T27.13752 1.69
Barry struggles to train the overeager Nora, who gets herself hired as a CSI intern to spend more time with her father, much to Iris' discomfort. Caitlin and Ralph try to help Cisco in the aftermath of his breakup with Gypsy, with Cisco eventually accepting that Gypsy is not who he is meant to be with. Caitlin refuses to pursue the idea that her father might still be alive, despite Ralph's insistence. Cecile starts to lose her telepathy and struggles to connect with her child without being able to know her thoughts. Meanwhile, a new meta called Block, who can create blocks of dense air, steals weapons from her old gang, and while trying to stop her, the team has their first encounter with Cicada, the masked man who killed Gridlock. He stabs Block, but Nora manages to speed her away from the scene. Cicada then uses his dagger to neutralize the team's powers, beats them severely, and nearly kills Barry before Nora drives him off. Cisco vibes with Caitlin, learning that her mother is involved with her father's disappearance. Iris reveals that she has been investigating Cicada, and the team discovers that Nora already knows about him.
Episode 3 "The Death of Vibe" Andi Armaganian Jonathan Butler & Gabriel Garza October 23, 2018 T27.13753 1.87
The team recruits Harrison Sherloque Wells to help them catch Cicada, who Nora reveals is unstoppable in the future. Caitlin and Ralph confront Caitlin's mother, who denies forging her husband's death certificate. They later break into her files and find a suicide note from Caitlin's father. Sherloque pinpoints Cicada as David Hersch, as he was previously correct 37 times. As a result of Nora's tampering with the timeline however, his identity on Earth-1 is different. Cicada attacks Joe to lure out Vibe and when Cisco arrives, Cicada stabs him and breaks his arm. Barry arrives, but is easily defeated. Nora enacts an explosion to drive Cicada off, which results in Cisco's apparent death. However, Cisco reappears, having used a breach machine to escape. With the public and Cicada believing that Vibe is dead, Sherloque agrees to help the team. Caitlin deciphers a hidden message from her father, Thomas, asking her to come find him. Cicada visits his comatose niece in the hospital. Nora agrees to stay with her parents, despite her seemingly strained relationship with Iris. Sherloque begins to suspect that Nora is not in 2018 for the reasons she gave.
Episode 4 "News Flash" Brent Crowell Kelly Wheeler & Lauren Certo October 30, 2018 T27.13754 1.75
The team discover articles about XS, written by one of Iris' former colleagues, Spencer Young, which are all published just before the events take place. Iris contacts Spencer, asking her to refrain from putting XS in her articles in order to protect Nora. Spencer is revealed to be in possession of a phone that allows her to control people's minds so she can create articles for her blog. Nora reveals she has a tense relationship with Iris because in the future, the latter implanted her with a meta dampening chip that limits her powers. Barry and Nora go to the stadium when a bomb threat is reported, where Spencer uses her tech to hypnotize XS into trying to kill the Flash. Iris eventually stops XS by shooting her with a tranquilizer dart, allowing Nora to regain her mind and Barry to arrest Spencer. The team discover that Spencer's phone and Cicada's dagger have meta abilities, created from DeVoe's satellite explosion, meaning meta-tech could be in the hands of anyone. It is later revealed that Cicada has super-strength.
Episode 5 "All Doll'd Up" Philip Chipera Thomas Pound & Sterling Gates November 13, 2018 T27.13755 1.73
Barry and Nora go to stop two criminals on motorcycles, with Iris getting frustrated when Nora cuts her coms. Nora reveals that in the future, Iris is always nagging her and never allows her to ask questions about her past. Nora goes to spend some time with Cecile, finding out more about Iris from her. Later, a new meta called Rag Doll attacks an architect downtown and destroys his office, though the Flash saves him. Iris and Barry try to investigate the new meta, but the latter gets captured by Rag Doll and held hostage on a rooftop with power dampening cuffs (though the villain's unaware of Barry's abilities). Ralph and Iris go to save Barry, with Iris jumping off the building herself to remove Barry's cuffs and allowing him to save them. Ralph swallows Rag Doll whole before becoming an airbag to land safely. Iris tells Nora nothing is off limits with her, and the two start to grow closer. Meanwhile, Cisco and Caitlin investigate her father and track him to a university office and a chem lab, but find nothing. Cisco successfully takes control of DeVoe's four satellites, which can be used to try and find both Caitlin's father's and Cicada's hideouts.
Episode 6 "The Icicle Cometh" Chris Peppe Kristen Kim & Joshua V. Gilbert November 20, 2018 T27.13756 1.60
Barry, Cisco and Caitlin find her father, Thomas, in an arctic facility and bring him to S.T.A.R. Labs while the rest of Team Flash continue to investigate Cicada's identity. After his arm starts transforming into ice, Thomas reveals that in his attempt to cure his ALS, and to treat the ALS gene in Caitlin, the experiments resulted in them both developing ice powers, though his appears to be killing him, so Caitlin begins working on a cure to save him. Thomas claims he never manifested an alternate personality like Killer Frost, but Cisco is suspicious. He teleports back to Thomas' lab, where he discovers "Thomas" is actually an alternate personality wearing skin grafts to pose as him. Caitlin does not believe Cisco until she realizes the serum she created could kill her father's human side. Her father's alter ego "Icicle" emerges and attempts to kill Team Flash with absolute zero temperatures, but Caitlin proves to be immune. With the rest of the team incapacitated, Killer Frost returns and defeats Icicle. After the real Thomas briefly manifests, Icicle knocks Killer Frost back and escapes without the serum. Team Flash determines that Dominic Lanse / Brainstorm's powers caused Killer Frost's disappearance and they also learn the name of Cicada's niece, Grace.
Episode 7 "O Come, All Ye Thankful" Sarah Boyd Jonathan Butler & Gabriel Garza November 27, 2018 T27.13757 1.79
Grace is in the hospital and Dr. Ambres impedes Barry to visit her. Barry and Nora must stop a freak lightning storm from hitting the city's power grid. Team Flash suspect Mark Mardon, though Nora and Barry encounter his estranged daughter instead, Joss Jackam/Weather Witch, wielding a weather control staff like her father. Barry and Nora bring Mardon to her in order to make her cease but to no avail. Instead, an angered Joss attacks an airport with a lightning tornado. Barry uses Mardon's wand to absorb Joss' lightning and subdue her. Team Flash finally discovers Cicada's identity: Orlin Dwyer. In flashbacks Orlin is shown adopting Grace after her mother's death in a metahuman attack and while bonding, debris from DeVoe's satellite puts Grace in a coma and impales Orlin with shrapnel that would later become his dagger. Blaming metahumans for what happened, Orlin vows to exterminate them all on Grace's behalf.
Episode 8 "What's Past Is Prologue" Tom Cavanagh Todd Helbing & Lauren Certo December 4, 2018 T27.13758 1.78
Barry and Nora time travel to gather items needed to stop Cicada; a highly magnetic alloy from Savitar's armor, Harry Wells' Speed Force transmitter, and dark matter. They first travel to Team Flash's final battle with Savitar. After a Time Wraith appears, Barry distracts it so Nora can retrieve a piece of the armor. They next travel to when Zoom stole Barry's speed for the transmitter, which Barry obtains from Harry. Zoom discovers Barry and Nora and gives chase before he is stopped by the Time Wraith; though this breaks the transmitter in the process. Even though he is reluctant, Nora convinces Barry to ask Eobard Thawne for help. Despite some initial difficulty, Barry convinces Eobard to fix the transmitter by claiming he will never get home if he does not. Finally, Barry and Nora travel to the night of the particle accelerator explosion. In the Time Vault, Gideon reroutes part of the dark matter through the shard and transmitter, and Barry reveals to Nora that Thawne killed his mother. Back in the present, Team Flash separates Cicada from his dagger temporarily before he escapes. Nora returns to 2049 to confront Eobard Thawne at Iron Heights.
Episode 9 "Elseworlds, Part 1" Kevin Tancharoen Eric Wallace & Sam Chalsen December 9, 2018 T27.13759 1.83
On a decimated Earth-90, the Flash is seen crawling towards a book, but a mysterious stranger picks it up and uses it to destroy that reality; though the Flash escapes. On Earth-1, the stranger presents the book to Arkham Asylum psychiatrist Dr. John Deegan, and instructs him to rewrite reality as he sees fit. The following morning, under threatening red skies, Oliver Queen and Barry discover that they have swapped lives, with everyone believing they are each other. When they seek the assistance of Team Flash, they do not believe them and lock Barry and Oliver in the pipeline. Barry and Oliver use each other's abilities to escape and convince a reluctant Iris to allow them to flee to Earth-38 to enlist the help of Kara Danvers / Supergirl and her cousin, Clark Kent / Superman. Back on Earth-1, the heroes join forces to stop AMAZO, an android that can copy their abilities. They stop the android and, after seeing a vision of the stranger from Cisco, they realize they must travel to Gotham City.
This episode begins a crossover event that continues on Arrow season 7 episode 9, and concludes on Supergirl season 4 episode 9.
The best of the current superhero shows on the CW, lots of in jokes, and references to sci fi movies, and comic book trivia. Lots of snappy banter between the characters. Good balance of stories between characters.
[01/07/20 - 12:31 PM] The CW Gives Early Orders to 13 Current Series for Next Season "All American," "Batwoman," "Black Lightning," "Charmed," "DC's Legends of Tomorrow," "Dynasty," "The Flash," "In The Dark," "Legacies," "Nancy Drew" "Riverdale," "Roswell, New Mexico" and "Supergirl" are all due back. [via press release from The CW] THE CW GIVES EARLY ORDERS TO 13 CURRENT SERIES FOR NEXT SEASON
Network Gives Early Renewals for the 2020-2021 Season to "All American," "Batwoman," "Black Lightning," "Charmed," "DC's Legends of Tomorrow," "Dynasty," "The Flash," "In The Dark," "Legacies," "Nancy Drew" "Riverdale," "Roswell, New Mexico" and "Supergirl"
Ahead of Its Midseason Debut, "Katy Keene" Receives Order for 13 Additional Scripts
January 7, 2020 (Burbank, CA) - The CW Network today renewed 13 of its current scripted series for the 2020-2021 season, as well as ordering 13 additional scripts of KATY KEENE, which will make its debut on February 6, 2020, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW Network.
"These early orders for next season give our production teams a head start in plotting out story arcs and a jump on hiring staff, and this also provides us with a strong foundation of established, fan-favorite CW shows to build on for next season," said Pedowitz. "We've been thrilled with the creative direction of all three new series, and even though we are in the very early stages of our new full stack streaming strategy, which allows viewers to catch up on our new shows from the beginning, we're already seeing incredibly positive results from our multiplatform viewership for NANCY DREW and BATWOMAN."
The current series being ordered for the 2020-2021 season include second seasons of BATWOMAN and NANCY DREW, as well as ALL AMERICAN (Season 3), BLACK LIGHTNING (Season 4), CHARMED (Season 3), DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (Season 6), DYNASTY (Season 4), THE FLASH (Season 7), IN THE DARK (Season 3), LEGACIES (Season 3), RIVERDALE (Season 5), ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO (Season 3), and SUPERGIRL (Season 6). Specific premiere dates for each series will be announced at a later time.
Additionally, in advance of its series premiere next month, The CW has ordered 13 additional scripts of KATY KEENE, which is based on the Archie Comics characters and stars Lucy Hale, Ashleigh Murray, Jonny Beauchamp and Julia Chen.