The last fans saw of The CW's The Flash, Barry Allen and his close-knit team were hit with a game-changing reveal. Nora West-Allen, his and Iris' daughter from the future who has been a fixture of the team all season, was revealed to have been working with her father's biggest enemy the entire time. But if you're eager to find out what happens next for both Team Flash and for Nora, it's not going to happen tonight. There's just not a new episode airing this evening.
As was the case last week as well, The Flash is currently on another small hiatus. The next new episode of the Arrowverse series will be on April 16. Tonight, in place of a new episode, The CW is re-airing the episode "Cause and XS", a very Nora-centric episode in which she attempts to save her mother's life after Iris ends up in serious danger.
When the show returns in two weeks on April 16th, it will be doing so on a pretty highly-anticipated note, with an episode titled "Godspeed". The episode is expected to focus on the partnership between Eobard Thawne (Tom Cavanagh) and Nora West-Allen (Jessica Parker Kennedy), which was accidentally revealed to Team Flash at the end of the most recent episode. Now that Nora's parents know the truth of why she came to the past - and they have her journal which chronicles her meetings with Eobard - it looks like some of their past history will begin to come to light in a complicated way.
"Nora is working with Thawne, and after her experiences with Barry and Thawne in Episode 8, she certainly knows Barry’s reaction to Thawne." showrunner Todd Helbing revealed in a previous interview. "Now that she has a full understanding of their history, it makes it a little more complicated for her and Thawne in the future, and how she thinks her parents and everybody else on Team Flash would react to that [partnership]. It gets a little dicey for her, a little tricky."
And of course, the episode's title is a reference to Godspeed, a fairly-recent villain in The Flash comics who fans have been eager to see on the show in some capacity. A series of leaked set photos revealed that he will, in fact, appear, although it's currently unknown what role the mysterious speedster will have.
The episode also proves to be a unique milestone for the show, as series star Danielle Panabaker will be stepping into the director's chair.
"I’m incredibly excited and grateful to be directing my first episode of television, and especially honored that it will be an episode of The Flash," Panabaker previously said. "Over the past 15 years, I have been lucky to work with many talented directors with a vast array of styles and methods. I have always loved the collaborative process, and my insatiable curiosity has led me to watch, learn, and absorb as much as I can from those around me.
"I am so humbled by this opportunity to utilize everything that I have learned as a storyteller to bring an episode of The Flash to life," she continued. "I couldn’t be more thrilled to have the chance to work alongside our extremely talented (and vast) team that works so hard to make each and every episode of the show. I wouldn’t be here without the support of my Flash family, and I am so thankful for this opportunity to continue to grow and challenge myself as an artist. “
The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW. As mentioned above, the show will return with new episodes on April 16th.