SPOILER ALERT: Warning, this article contains mild spoilers for The Flash Season 5. Proceed at your own risk.
The cast of The Flash gave a preview of the show’s 5th season today during San Diego Comic-Con. Season 4 ended with Team Flash outsmarting The Thinker (Neil Sandilands) and stopping the Enlightenment. It also revealed the identity of the season’s mystery girl as Barry (Grant Gustin) and Iris‘ (Candice Patton) daughter Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy), a speedster from the future.
Nora and her “big mistake” will play a major role in Season 5 of The Flash. Barry and Iris will not only have to deal with the repercussions of her actions but also with being parents to an adult child. Not to mention, Nora brings with her some big secrets from the future.
What Is a Legacy?
With the 100th episode of The Flash on the horizon, the cast spent time during the panel looking back on their time on the show. They all expressed their gratitude at getting a chance to play these characters and shared memories from their first days of shooting. This is all especially fitting because producer Todd Helbing says Season 5 is focused on the theme of legacy. “Everyone is thinking about what it means,” he explained.
With Nora in the picture, this is especially true. Barry has a new responsibility with a daughter in his life. Grant Gustin says that Barry will take the patience he learned from Joe (Jesse L. Martin) and apply it to his relationship with Nora. And with fathers like Joe and Henry (John Wesley Shipp), Barry has big shoes to fill.
Hey, Our Kid Is Pretty Great!
Nora is going to throw a big wrench into the West-Allen family’s life. “It’s a brand new dynamic on the show. I think we’re all in very different head spaces about it,” says Gustin. “Nora is [clingy] to Barry, and we don’t know why. And she’s kind of distant to Iris.” Candice Patton says that it’s hard for Iris to see Barry and Nora form an instant bond. She wants to find out what happened between her and her daughter that could cause such a coldness.
The Comic-Con trailer also hinted at an emotional scene between Barry and Nora. There is an event in the future that Barry wants to know about (typical) that seems to cause his daughter a great deal of pain. Could the reason Nora is so unwilling to let her father out of her sight have something to do with a certain Crisis of 2024? Only time will tell!
The Flash Season 5 premieres Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at 8 p.m. on the CW.