After battling the Weather Witch in season five episode seven, The CW’s The Flash season five episode eight continues the hunt for the powerful metahuman, Cicada. Season five episode eight marks the show’s 100th episode and series star Tom Cavanagh steps behind the camera to direct. Todd Helbing and Lauren Certo wrote the script for the episode titled “What’s Past is Prologue” airing on December 4, 2018.
Tom Cavanagh previously directed The Flash season three episode 19 (“The Once and Future Flash”) and season four episode four (“Elongated Journey Into Night”). He’s also directing this season’s episode nine, “Elseworlds, Part 1,” airing on December 9, 2018.
The Flash season five cast includes Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash, Tom Cavanagh as Harrison Wells, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow, Carlos Valdes as Cisco, Candice Patton as Iris West, and Jesse L Martin as Joe West. The cast also includes Hartley Sawyer as Ralph Dibny, Jessica Parker Kennedy as Nora West-Allen, and Danielle Nicolet as Cecile Horton.
“What’s Past is Prologue” Plot: TOM CAVANAGH DIRECTS THE 100TH EPISODE — In the 100th episode, Barry (Grant Gustin) and Team Flash come up with a plan to stop Cicada (Chris Klein). However, the plan calls for Barry and Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy) to travel back in time to gather some key necessities. However, Barry hesitates, concerned about his daughter seeing certain parts of his life. Meanwhile, Sherloque (Tom Cavanagh) takes his concerns about Nora to Iris (Candice Patton), and Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) turns up a key asset in the fight against Cicada.