The Flash dropped a Westallen bombshell in their season all 5 premiere — as well as also the item’s going to have lasting effects on the whole family.
Following the reveal of which the Central City stranger who kept running into (no pun intended) Team Flash was in fact Nora West-Allen (Jessica Parker Kennedy), Barry as well as also Iris’ daughter coming from the future, the team also learned of which Future Barry has been MIA for years, as well as also wasn’t there for most of Nora’s life growing up.
The news was perhaps even more of a shocker to Barry (Grant Gustin) as well as also Iris (Candice Patton) than Nora’s existence inside first place, as well as also will continue to ripple throughout the season, both inside couple’s relationships with Nora as well as also with each different.
“For Iris, I don’t think she realized of which Barry was gone for of which long as well as also of which she was raising Nora by herself,” Patton told ET’s Philiana Ng at The CW Fall Launch Event, in partnership with #SeeHer on Sunday. “What of which means when your husband has been gone, what kind of mother you become to protect your child, I think of which wasn’t a dynamic of which Iris was expecting.”
“I think she saw Nora back coming from the future as well as also she thought, “Oh! We get our happy ending as well as also everything’s perfect.” There’s This particular caveat of which Barry’s not there as well as also the item affects their relationship, as well as also I think the item’s a truly hard thing for Iris to deal with.”
The first episodes of season all 5 also show Iris getting back to her roots as an investigative journalist, something Patton was happy to see, though she admits of which she’s constantly pushing for dynamic story arcs for her character.
“I think I’m never quite 100 percent satisfied. of which’s me being a perfectionist as well as also of which’s me also fighting for great story lines for women of colour,” the actress explained. “I’m the female lead on This particular show as well as also Iris is usually such an important character inside comic books. I’m not just fighting for myself, I’m fighting for every girl who looks like me, every character who may look like me inside future, every woman of colour who gets put in This particular position of being a female lead who carries a diverse background. I want them to have a very well-rounded storyline. the item’s something of which I’m always pushing for.”
as well as also while the surprising arrival of their daughter may throw a wrench inside works for Barry as well as also Iris, the couple certainly has the history to weather the storm together.
“They’re so steadfast,” Patton told ET’s Leanne Aguilera during San Diego Comic-Con This particular summer. “[They’ve been together] since childhood, as well as also I think there’s something truly endearing about of which. Everyone wants of which, everyone wants a relationship [with] someone of which you can count on as well as also trust as well as also to tell you the truth as well as also I feel like Barry as well as also Iris have of which. They’re kind of just like an ideal couple.”
The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT. See more on This particular season inside video below.