The Flash: Candice Patton Talks Iris West Becoming A Speedster

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In the upcoming episode of the show, we will be seeing Iris in temporary speedster form. The latest episode sees the fan favorite character taking on Barry's super speed powers. And then there was Enter Flashtime which, when the day comes for me to list the best episodes in the history of this season, will definitely be on the list.

"I did. I always thought it would be cool for fans and for the show to see her suit up for an episode". As revealed before, Kennedy confirmed that there is more to her character and she will come back at least "one more time". This time her focus was on Ralph and Cisco and later she was seen drawing symbols that have been seen in previous episodes of this season as well. I think the most important thing about Iris as a character is, she's a hero in her own right, without any superpowers. We knew that we wanted her to do something Barry had never done before.

This was such a good spotlight episode for, not just Iris, but the entire dynamic of Team Flash that I nearly don't know where to start, and I'm certainly gonna end up leaving something out. "And Iris is gonna be a big part of that, using her journalism to try and figure out what's the best plan of action to take down DeVoe (Neil Sandilands)". We don't need superpowers and we don't need to get struck by lightning tomorrow to do something important. For starters, the evolution of Harry that kicked off two weeks ago really gained steam here, and I love the obsessive drive that we're getting from him now. Her transformation here was cathartic, and again, I can't help but feel it's the ultimate, final apology for the show's early "everybody lies to Iris' days".

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And while Iris had fun and challenging stint putting on a costume and zipping around Central City at super-speed - even creating a tidal wave, something Barry hadn't yet done - for Patton, it was a bit of a mixed experience being more heavily involved in the visual effects side of The Flash. For me, it was just like riding a bike, for the first time. Grant, god bless him, he was giving me tips.

"Just learning to run in front of a green screen...it's like your arms are moving, your legs are not", she explained, saying that Gustin gave her tips like "don't stand up straight and do it, because you're going to look ridiculous".

"The Flash" airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EDT on The CW.

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