The Arrowverse Is Taking Election Night Off, But The Gifted Isn't

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Millions of American will be sitting on the edge of their seats tonight, watching the results of the midterm election trickle in. That, apparently, includes the residents of Central City and Freeland, because The Flash and Black Lightning are taking this week off. But while The CW's superhero dramas will air reruns this evening, Fox will offer counter-programming with a new episode of The Gifted.

Yes, The Flash and Black Lightning are repeating their season premieres, which is good news for viewers who missed out on them last month, or for those worried about having to choose between watching new episodes and being the first to know whether Democrats flip the House of Representatives.

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For The Flash, that means another helping of the Oct. 9 Season 5 opener, "Nora," in which the team is introduced to Barry Allen and Iris West's daughter from the future, N0ra West-Allen (played by Jessica Parker Kennedy). The episode also introduces Cicada, played by Chris Klein, the season's primary antagonist.

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Black Lightning, meanwhile, returns to its Season 2 premiere, "The Book of Consequences: Chapter One: Rise of the Green Light Babies," in which the school board considers closing down Garfield High in the wake of Tobias Whale's attack, and Jennifer Pierce (China Anne McClain) struggles with her powers.

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Perhaps banking on audiences wanting a little break between the time polls close on the East Coast and the announcement of the first real results, Fox is rolling out a fresh episode of The Gifted, "iMprint." It's a significant one for fans of the manipulative, telepathic Frost sisters, as is reveals elements of their past, even as the Inner Circle continues preparations for its secret ambush, and The Purifiers wage an all-out attack against the Mutant Underground.

Don't worry, everything will be back to normal next week, with fresh episodes of The Flash and Black Lightning.

Airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Fox’s The Gifted stars Stephen Moyer as Reed Strucker, Amy Acker as Caitlin Strucker, Sean Teale as Eclipse/Marcos Diaz, Jamie Chung as Blink/Clarice Fong, Coby Bell as Jace Turner, Emma Dumont as Polaris/Lorna Dane, Blair Redford as Thunderbird/John Proudstar, Natalie Alyn Lind as Lauren Strucker, Percy Hynes White as Andy Strucker, Skyler Samuels as the Frost sisters and Grace Byers as Reeva Payge.

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