The Flash - The Complete Fifth Season

by JC Alvarez

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Tuesday August 27, 2019

The future comes back to haunt them!

It's a lesson that CSI investigator Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) has learned all too well: Don't mess with the space-time continuum. Only, this time it isn't Barry who's causing the chaos. In "The Flash - The Complete Fifth Season," available now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital, our hero's world gets thrown upside down with the arrival of a new speedster — from the future! Barry and Iris (Candice Patton) come face to face with Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy), their own daughter!

Never having met her father, Nora calls herself XS and has been stalking The Flash in the present. But after helping him defeat the diabolical Thinker, Nora discovers that she's now become trapped in the past! With no other choice but to reveal her identity, Nora is thrilled to finally get the opportunity to share in some of her superhero dad's adventures, and quickly learns that there's a dangerous villain named Cicada (Chris Klein) who is determined to rid Central City of all meta-humans, starting with The Flash and his friends.

Unbeknown to Barry and his allies, a sinister agent is working from the shadows that may have a fast grip on Nora. Who is this adversary, and why is he so invested in destroying the legacy of The Flash? The Fifth Season of "The Flash" continued to excel in its practically ripped-from-the-comic-book story arcs and completely pushed the narrative to a new level with the spectacular three-part crossover event "Elseworlds," which featured the most ambitious story yet, spanning the multiverse of the DC televised expanded universe.

Still the highest-rated one hour action series on The CW, "The Flash" is produced by superstar producer Greg Berlanti and will be returning in the fall with its sixth season, which is already in production. Season Five has set the groundwork for the next big crossover event, a "Crisis on Infinite Earths" that will span all the primetime series set in the DC Comics universe, including the new "Batwoman" starring Ruby Rose. This is the perfect time to get caught up and the ideal season for the uninitiated to run in the fast lane with "The Flash - The Complete Fifth Season" on Blu-ray now.

The 4-disc Blu-ray features all 22 episodes of the electrifying fifth season, and the Blu-ray also includes the two full episodes of the epic annual crossover event "Elseworlds," featuring "Arrow" and "Supergirl," and allowing the audience to dive into the entire story! The set also includes bonus Special Features, Deleted Scenes and a Gag Reel along with highlights from the cast's appearance at San Diego Comic-Con 2018 and a panel discussion with the show's showrunners discussing the behind-the-scenes action to bring the "Elseworlds" crossover to television.


"The Flash - The Complete Fifth Season"
available on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital
$32.99
www.warnerbros.com/tv/flash-season-5

Special Features include "The Best of DC TV's Comic-Con Panel San Diego 2018", "The Evolution of KIller Frost", an inside look at the making of the "Elseworlds" crossover event with a sneak peek at this seaon's spectacular "Crisis on Infinite Earths". Gag Reel, Deleted Scenes and more.

Native New Yorker JC Alvarez is a pop-culture enthusiast and the nightlife chronicler of the club scene and its celebrity denizens from coast-to-coast. He is the on-air host of the nationally syndicated radio show "Out Loud & Live!" and is also on the panel of the local-access talk show "Talking About".