The Flash Season 6 Will Be the Best Yet. Here's Why.

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The Flash will be moving forward in ways we have never seen before. The Crisis on Infinite Earths is closer than ever and with the infamous newspaper changing again, Barry's life hangs in the balance. 

This season is sure to be jam-packed and a restart for the series that's had its ups and downs in the last few years. So, here are a few things to look forward to which will make this season the best yet. 

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Iris Focusing on her Journalism Career 

This has been years in the making. Candance Patton has been very vocal about wanting to get her own journalism storyline.

Iris West-Allen is supposed to be an ace reporter, yet she hasn't branched much to cover stories in the recent seasons. 

iris Pays A Visit To Cicada - The Flash Season 5 Episode 13

Last year, she was starting her own paper with The Central City Citizen, but even then she was mainly involved in the comings and goings of Star Labs.

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This season looks to drive Iris' character towards her own arc as she builds her career and grieves the death of her daughter. 

Iris Lets her Curls Loose 

Candance Patton debuted a photo on Instagram that showed off her natural curls. The caption states that Iris will wear her natural hair in the fifth episode of the season.

She will be showing off her fun side, which is something we do not get enough of with the tragedy that is constantly striking Central City. 

Iris Looking Beautiful - The Flash Season 5 Episode 15

This appearance of curls is a great statement to the viewers, as it embraces diversity, something that Patton is very vocal about.

This choice shows that women don't need to alter themselves to be demographically pleasing. A statement women of color need to see more. 

New Showrunner Eric Wallace 

We have a new showrunner that can help revamp the show.

Eric Wallace has worked on noteworthy shows such as Teen Wolf, Z Nation, and Eureka. Not to mention, he has been an executive producer and writer on The Flash for the past few seasons. 

Swapping DNA - The Flash Season 4 Episode 15

He has been involved in episodes like The Flash Season 4 Episode 1, "The Flash Reborn," The Flash Season 4 Episode 16, "Run, Iris, Run," The Flash Season 5 Episode 3, "The Death of Vibe," and most recently The Flash Season 5 Episode 22, "Legacy."

He is a breath of fresh air and is very excited about this season. 

Worried About Cicada- The Flash Season 5 Episode 3

I don't think I've ever come across a more enthusiastic and charismatic showrunner. He is going to bring us the best of what The Flash has to offer, and I cannot wait for the ride to begin. 

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Susan Dearbon

Ralph is getting a love interest. Ralph has grown as a character and into a member of Team Flash that I enjoy watching. Our little giraffe deserves his separate arc in the storyline.

Ralph and Barry Go Rogue - The Flash Season 5 Episode 13

He impressed me last season with putting together the pieces of Thawne's plans. Ralph is a detective just as much as Iris is a reporter and highlighting those aspects is what gives the show richness. 

Susan Dearborn is Ralph's wife in the comics and a fine detective. Instincts tell me she won't be an easy catch. I look forward to seeing Ralph try to win her affection. 

Dealing with Nora's Passing 

Nora's death will affect the entire team, but of course nothing compares to the pain her parents will be feeling. The loss of a child in such a traumatic way is sure to leave scars. 

Nora Laughs - The Flash Season 5 Episode 7

West-Allen has been through numerous obstacles and their fill of loss, but nothing will compare to the death of their daughter. 

WestAllen's Heart Breaks - The Flash Season 5 Episode 22

Witnessing their child fade away from existence will carry weight.

The couple will try to get through the pain in different ways and I'm sure the distraction of Barry's impending doom will be a factor. 

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Barry has dealt with so much loss; it 's expected that he will try to believe that Nora could be reborn in a new child. He will try to hold on to their memories together and the pride he felt with her choice to put others first and be a true hero. 

Iris And Nora Bond - The Flash Season 5 Episode 16

Iris, however, fought so hard to have a relationship with that version of Nora, only for her to meet her demise.

I hope they touch on her pain, which would be like a miscarriage in loving a child that is never born. 

The Villian 

The Flash will have two villains this season which will be split into two arcs. I have always enjoyed this approach in TV writing since it leaves less room for filler episodes when dealing with the primary threat. 

Ramsey Rosso aka Bloodwork will debut in the first half. He will be a former acquaintance of Caitlin. In the comics, he suffers from hemophilia, which leads to an obsession with blood.

He develops a power called haemokinesis. A terrifying ability that allows an individual to control blood with the mind. All the scenarios in which that could be used can keep you up at night.

Crisis on Infinite Earths will be important to both Barry and our villain and is said to drive the story. The main villain of the second half hasn't been revealed but will be linked to the Crisis. 

Crisis on Infinate Earths 

Finally, the wait for Barry's fate will be over. Years of staring at the infamous newspaper will pay off as our heroes band together for the survival of the known universe. 

Flarrow Meets The Ray - The Flash Season 4 Episode 8

The crossover is expected to be the largest we've ever seen on screen. Countless heroes are coming together from several Earths and universes.

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Brandon Routh is set to play Superman again, and rumors say Tom Welling might make an appearance. The Crisis is said to be "shocking," and I cannot wait. 

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Life Post Crisis 

For the first time, we will get a glimpse of life post Crisis on Infinite Earths. Since the series began, we have been leading up to its arrival and answers on The Flash's disappearance. 

Not Going to Plan - The Flash Season 5 Episode 1

This is the first time the series will get past that storyline and onto the unknown. New threats will surely await Team Flash, but they always defeat the enemy.

They make the impossible, possible. 

What excites you most about the upcoming season?

We'll have episodic reviews for you after each airs, and you can watch The Flash online to catch up before then!

Mariha Morales is a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow her on Twitter.

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The Flash Quotes

It doesn't matter if you're the slowest kid in gym class or the fastest man alive, every one of us is running. Being alive means running. Running from something, running to something or someone. And no matter how fast you are, there are some things you can't outrun. Some things always catch up with you.

Barry

One mystery I cannot figure out is why some people come into our lives and why some people go. Others become a part of you. Some friendships feel like they'll last forever and others end far too soon. Not every friendship is meant to last forever. What does last forever is the pain when that person is gone.

Barry