Candice Patton Discusses Iris-Barry Dynamic And Savitar’s Identity

Since Barry was thrusted into the future where he saw Iris die by the hand of Savitar, fans have been getting pushed closer and closer to the edge of their seats awaiting the outcome of the season and whether or not this possible future comes to fruition. Recently, Candice Patton talked about her feelings upon first finding out what season 3 would have in store for her character.

“I knew it would be a great storyline for Iris. It would give her a reason to be a part of the narrative in a big way, and give her a lot of opportunity for growth throughout the season. That’s something I’ve been waiting for for a while, so it’s nice to give her some depth.”

Of course, with her life being in danger, Barry is trying to do everything in his power to stop her death from happening. One of these endeavors included him proposing to her for the fact that he thought it would change the course of the future. Patton discussed how Iris was torn apart inside over this.

“It hurts her deeply. Iris is fully head-over-heels in love with Barry. She wants to be his wife more than anything, but like anyone, she doesn’t want it to be for the wrong reasons. Barry has good intentions and clearly loves this woman, but his reasons for doing it so soon – to change the timeline – has forced Iris to question if marriage is what he wants, or if he really just wants to ensure Iris’ future.”

We saw at the end of last week’s episode that Iris came around to still wanting to be with Barry and still wanting to marry him, however Barry came into a revelation of his own in that he needs to stop trying to manipulate the future and just prepare for the time when it comes. As a result of this, he told Iris they should have some space, which is likely to put even more of a strain on the two. A bigger question on the minds of fans than whether or not Iris will die, or if her and Barry will be okay, is the question of Savitar’s identity. We know from interviews that Grant Gustin and Danielle Panabaker have partaken in that it is someone we will not see coming, and Candice Patton attested to this as well.

“I found out pretty early on who Savitar is. I think fans will be surprised by his identity.”

It doesn’t seem likely that we will get any further information on this subject during tonight’s episode, being that it is the musical crossover with some cast members from Supergirl, but be sure to stay tuned for updates on all things The Flash!

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Source: Heroic Hollywood