The Flash (2014– )
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Seeing Red 

During a battle with Cicada, Nora is severely injured; due to Cicada's dampening powers, Nora's speed healing isn't working; Barry and Iris are scared for their daughter's future; an enraged Flash confronts Cicada in a brutal battle.


Marcus Stokes


Greg Berlanti (developed by), Andrew Kreisberg (developed by) | 8 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Grant Gustin ... Barry Allen / The Flash
Candice Patton ... Iris West-Allen
Danielle Panabaker ... Caitlin Snow / Killer Frost
Carlos Valdes ... Cisco Ramon (credit only)
Hartley Sawyer ... Ralph Dibny / Elongated Man
Danielle Nicolet ... Cecille Horton
Jessica Parker Kennedy ... Nora West-Allen / XS
Chris Klein ... Orlin Dwyer / Cicada
Tom Cavanagh ... Sherloque Wells
Jesse L. Martin ... Joe West (credit only)
Patrick Sabongui ... Captain David Singh
Britne Oldford ... Shawna Baez / Peek-a-Boo
Lossen Chambers ... Dr. Vanessa Ambres
Rochelle Okoye ... Keisha Moore
Fabian Gujral Fabian Gujral ... Pilot


During a battle with Cicada, Nora is severely injured. Due to Cicada's dampening powers Nora's speed healing isn't working, leaving Barry and Iris scared for their daughter's future. Upset about his injured child, The Flash is filled with rage and confronts Cicada in a brutal battle. Meanwhile, Killer Frost keeps interfering with Caitlin's work on the cure. Written by TheComicWoman

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Release Date:

22 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


This episode is titled exactly as the S2 episode of Arrow of the same name, in both instances, a loved one is killed/injured in each episode by getting stabbed through the back by the seasons antagonist; Olivers mother Moira getting killed by Slade, and Nora getting stabbed by Cicada except she survives, both heroes Oliver/Barry are on the ground watching helplessly as their loved one gets killed/injured. See more »


The usually ruthless and lethal Cicada continues to be "conveniently" lenient/sloppy in his fights against just the heroes of the show in comparison to how efficiently and directly he disposes of his other opponents/victims. This time around it's particularly obvious, when he goes through the trouble of using a far more complicated maneuver than needed in order to use the _back_ of his knife to hit Nora, rather than simply stabbing her to death and be done with it! Another instance of his "conveniently" inconsistent sloppiness against just those selected few, is also evident in a fight against Flash, where he clearly gets multiple chances to stab his opponent but inexplicably doesn't. See more »


Elongated Man: I know it's none of my business why you're afraid of a cure, but for what it's worth, I'm a meta. And I'm all for it. And after talking with most of those people out there, so are some of them.
Killer Frost: Oh, yeah, I can see that. I just don't understand why.
Elongated Man: It might save their lives.
Killer Frost: It's not that simple for me.
Elongated Man: Why not?
Killer Frost: Because, just like Norvock didn't ask for his snake, Katie didn't ask for me. So if one day she wakes up scared of being a meta-human and decides to take that cure, her powers don't ...
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References Barney & Friends (1992) See more »

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12 February 2019 | by yschuerchSee all my reviews

The ways they let cicada get away when they already have him just to make this season last longer are just lame....come on you can do better!!

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