New The Flash Photos: Cicada Wants Cisco Dead In Season 5, Episode 2
By Chris E. Hayner | @ChrisHayner on
The Flash is back, and he's not alone. After his daughter Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy) traveled back through time from the future, there are now two speedsters tearing through Central City, saving the world from metas. In the second episode of the new season, though, there's something much more devious at play.
In the next installment, "Blocked," Barry (Grant Gustin) and his team will come face-to-face with this season's big bad, Cicada (Chris Klein). Viewers briefly met him in the Season 5 premiere when he seemingly murdered Gridlock (Daniel Cudmore). In the comics, Cicada leads a cult-like group that kills those The Flash saves. It seems the TV series is switching that up by having him kill those Team Flash is after, including Vanessa Jansen (Erin Cummings), a new meta being introduced in the episode.
If the photos from the episode are any indication, it's not just evil doers that Cicada is hunting, though. In one of the image, even Cisco (Carlos Valdes) finds himself at the mercy of one of Cicada's lightning bolt daggers--the same weapon he used to take out Gridlock.
What remains unknown is the villain's motivation. What is it that is driving Cicada to kill those around The Flash? It's a little suspicious that he showed up right as Barry's daughter inserted herself into his life from the future. Perhaps this is happening because the timeline is being altered? Then again, The Flash constantly alters the timeline.
Whatever the case, it'll be interesting to see who Cicada continues to strike out against as The Flash Season 5 rolls on.