Check out The Flash 5×16 Inside: “Failure Is An Orphan” from The CW. In the episode airing today Team Flash must figure out a way to subdue Cicada.

Exec Producer, Todd Helbing tells us that “Episode 516 “Failure is an Orphan” is written by one of our favorite freelance writers Zack Stentz.”

“After they tested the [metahuman] cure on King Shark they know that it works”. Todd explains that “Barry comes up with this idea that they can use it on Cicada”.

He then leaves us with this: “There’s sort of a new wrinkle in Thawne’s plan when an unexpected guest shows up and sort of destroys everything that the two have been working together with their plan to take down Cicada.”

So, is something big or someone coming?

The Flash 5×16 Inside Scoop


The series is new Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW and available next day on The CW App.

The Flash 5×16 lowdown

“Failure is an Orphan”

The Meta-Cure Is Ready To Use On Cicada

With the meta-human cure ready to use, Barry (Grant Gustin) and Team Flash must figure out a way to subdue Cicada (Chris Klein) long enough to take it.

Killer Frost (Danielle Panabaker) steps in to help with the plan.

Meanwhile, Joe (Jesse L Martin) eases back into work, and Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy) isn’t happy about the way her dad plans to stop Cicada.

Viet Nguyen directed the episode written by Zack Stentz (#516).

Original airdate 3/12/2019.

The Flash series lowdown

Based on characters from DC’s The Flash.

After the S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator explosion, a dark matter lightning storm strikes Central City C.S.I. Barry Allen. This bestows him with super-human speed. For now, only a few close friends and associates know that Barry is literally the fastest man alive. However it won’t be long before the world learns that Barry Allen has become… The Flash.