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In the “Run, Iris, Run” episode of The CW series The Flash, Iris (Candice Patton) finally gets the opportunity to suit up and see what it’s like to be a superhero for herself. When Team Flash confront a new bus meta that Cisco (Carlos Valdes) has given the moniker Melting Pot (Leonardo Nam) for his ability to swap people’s DNA, he accidentally takes Barry’s (Grant Gustin) speed away and gives it to Iris. And with a new and very dangerous threat unleashed on Central City, Barry must step into Iris’ shoes and act as the team leader while Iris learns how to use being a speedster to defeat their foe.
After a screening of the episode at the offices of The CW, Candice Patton and executive producer Todd Helbing spoke to a handful of media outlets about meeting fan expectations with this episode, why it was fun to see Iris deal with superpowers for an episode, how they wanted to make her experience different from Barry’s, learning to work in front of a green screen, deciding on the right shoes for the costume, how Iris has changed since Season 1, the fan theories about Jessica Parker Kennedy’s mysterious character (who’s aptly named Mystery Girl), and whether Cecile’s (Danielle Nicolet) telepathic ability will play into things with DeVoe. Be aware that there are some spoilers discussed.
Question - Episode - Expectations
Question: Since this is such a highly anticipated episode, what can you say to tease how fan expectations might be met?
TODD HELBING: They get to see Iris run in the shoes of The Flash. Hopefully, it’s everything that they would want to see in an episode where Iris is the speedster.
CANDICE - PATTON - Beyond - Barry - Iris
CANDICE PATTON: Beyond that, it’s about Barry and Iris. It’s a complete role reversal. It’s about the team trusting in her and her...
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