In Review: The Flash – Godspeed

Team Flash isn't sure they can trust Nora, so they go through her journal to find out exactly how she came to work alongside their greatest nemesis.

Synopsis: After discovering that Nora is working with Thawne, Barry and Iris disagree about how to handle their daughter in the wake of this shocking news. Team Flash isn’t sure they can trust Nora, so they go through her journal to find out exactly how she came to work alongside their greatest nemesis. The team also find themselves faced with a new nemesis. Another Speedster by the name of Godspeed.

Review: This episode traces the origins of Nora West Allen and how she discovered her powers.

The Story

Having learned that Nora has been working with Thawne, Barry and the team go through her journal in order to try and find answers and an explanation for her choices.

While going through the journals. We get to learn about Nora West Allen’s life before she discovered her speed and how another speedster by the name of Godspeed helped trigger her powers and spurred her into contacting Reverse Flash aka Eobard Thawne for his help.

The Acting

Tom Cavanagh puts in a great performance as Thawne and the scenes where he is helping Nora learn about her powers in order to help her catch Godspeed are really strong.

Jessica Parker Kennedy also does really well and shows a far more vulnerable side to Nora than she has in previous weeks.


Although this felt a bit more like a filler episode in that it didn’t really do much to advance the ongoing Cicada storyline. It did manage to entertain and give a few answers about Excess and her origins.  It also left off with Barry pretty much banishing his daughter back to her place in the timeline.

It will be interesting to see what happens with regards to Thawne whose time is running out, which is indicating by the clock that is counting down, which is the last thing we see before the closing credits.

The Flash - Godspeed
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Ian Cullen is the founder of and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at: [email protected]
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