Warning: This review contains full spoilers for The Flash Season 5, episode 1, titled “Nora.” For more on The CW’s superhero shows, check out our spoiler-filled interview with Black Lightning star Cress Williams and the first look at Ruby Rose as Batwoman.
The Flash had its most uneven year to date last season, with a promising new pair of villains undone by an overall muddled overall storyline and some extremely frustrating character changes. If ever the show needed a fresh start, it’s right now. So it’s unfortunate that Season 5 breaks The Flash’s usual trend by picking up exactly where Season 4 left off. So far, Season 5 doesn’t look to be a huge departure for the series, and that’s cause for concern.