The Flash Season 5 Premiere: 6 Ups & 2 Downs From 'Nora'

The Flash is back... to the future.

The Flash S5 Ep1 Ups Downs
The CW

Contains spoilers from The Flash Season 5, Episode 1.

His name is Barry Allen, he is the fastest man alive, and he is finally back on our TV screens.

The Flash returned to The CW for its fifth season premiere and set the stage for what looks to be a very intriguing season. As indicated by its title, Nora West-Allen played a major role in the episode, and will undoubtedly continue to do so as the show progresses.

Though a lot of the premiere would focus on table-setting for the rest of the season, it also provided us with answers to some of the long-standing questions we've had about the show since it first arrived on the scene. Furthermore, like all premieres, there was a minor villain to break things up with action every so often, but that rightfully took a back seat to the main narrative as Team Flash figured out how to help Barry and Iris' daughter.

With a new suit, a new storyline and new villain to deal with, Barry Allen is set for one heck of a year and, if the show plays its cards right, so are we. Contains spoilers.

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