I didn’t attend the panel for The Flash Season 5, but as a massive fan of the show, I’m hungrily awaiting the next season. Like the rest of you, I only have the trailer to go on, but I’m rather intrigued by everything transpiring in the TV show.

Season 4 ended with Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Iris West-Allen (Candice Patton) meeting their daughter from the future. Now, they need to find a way to send her back to the future while also dealing with the new villain for Season 5, Cicada H. To those unfamiliar with Cicada, he’s not a speedster, but rather is an insane cult leader obsessed with the Flash who can also absorb the life-force of others. First appearing in The Flash #170 by Geoff Johns, Cicada’s history is rather dour and unpleasant and The Flash will likely go into it all.

One of the trailer’s other highlights was the reveal of the Flash Ring, the iconic ring Barry Allen would typically store his Flash suit in, in the comics. It’s been a long time coming, since die-hard fans have wondered when and if the awesome trinket would ever show up.

Season 5 of The Flash is scheduled to return October 9th, at 8pm ET/PT on the CW.

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