Warning: Full spoilers for The Flash Season 5, Episode 16 below. If you need a refresher on where we left off, check out our review for Season 5, Episode 15.
This week’s Flash episode may be a classic example of “too little, too late.” The season has been perpetually bogged down by the underwhelming Cicada storyline – one that started off well enough but quickly proved it didn’t have the legs to last an entire year. Had “Failure is an Orphan” come along in November or December, that would be one thing. But to be this deep into Season 5 and see the Cicada conflict only beginning to kick into gear is frustrating, to say the least.