Grant Gustin’s titular character Barry Allen squares-off against the man who killed his mother on Tuesday’s fall finale of The CW’s “The Flash,” and the super speedster faces relationship challenges, too.
On a new episode of TheWrap‘s “Drinking With the Stars,” Candice Patton, whose character Iris is the object of Barry’s desire, admits their relationship will take a new turn.
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“Iris is dealing with her relationship with Barry and Eddie and juggling those two,” Patton said. “I think Eddie (Rick Cosnett) is finally starting to get the idea that Barry has stronger feelings for Iris. So, he confronts her about that and Iris finally asks Barry about it.”
Barry’s evolving crush had been a cornerstone of interactions between the two characters, but they’ve grown apart in recent episodes.
“It gets rougher,” Patton admitted. “It gets worse before it gets better. But if you know anything about Barry and Iris, they just have a relationship that will, I feel like, stand the test of time.”
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As for when Patton will finally learn that Barry and the Flash are the same person, the actress tells TheWrap she’s just as eager to find out as everyone else.
“I want to know that, but I don’t write the show. I just show up to set,” she joked.
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Patton dropped another tidbit — she’s surprised The CW’s new DC Comics-based series has become such a big hit.
“I knew of the Flash, but I didn’t know of the fan base that comes with the Flash,” she said.
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And she said she’s thrilled to work with the series’ latest guest star — “Star Wars” veteran Mark Hamill, who will reprise his role as The Trickster from the original Flash series.
“We’re really excited to have him on set. Our caliber of guest stars and actors that come on the show for a first season are just incredible,” she said.
Patton has previously appeared on CBS’s “The Young and the Restless,” BET’s
“It still shocks me because I think people are coming up to me to say ‘your shoe is untied,’ ‘your fly is undone’ or ‘you’ve got something on your face,'” Patton admitted. “But the other day someone came up to me and said, ‘Are you the girl from ‘The Flash?'” Being recognized reinforces the fact that people are watching the show — something Patton says makes her very happy.
Watch Patton’s “Drinking With the Stars” video.
“The Flash’s” fall finale airs Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.