When season 1 of The Flash ended, Eddie Thawne, Joe’s partner, sacrificed himself to save Barry, Iris, and Joe. Eobard Thawne, Eddie’s descendant and the Reverse Flash, ceased to exist. A portal to the multiverse opened and Barry, as The Flash, ran into it. So far, Barry’s mother hasn’t come back to life and his father is still in jail.
With the Flash gone, at least temporarily, it leaves Joe and Iris to pick up the pieces since Joe lost his partner and Iris lost her love interest. The relationship between Iris and Barry is on hold. How will Iris and Joe cope with the loss of Eddie?
Actress Candace Patton, who plays Iris told TV Line, it means throwing herself into work as well as help Team Flash with saving the world.
“She’s found her way into S.T.A.R. Labs and she’s trying to get her career off the ground at Picture News. So I, personally, am really hoping to see Iris have more agency and more abilities to help the team and The Flash and the city that she loves so much. I want to see her stand on her own two feet and really contribute to the group.”
For Joe, things are a little bit more complicated. Not only will he have to accept a new partner now that Eddie is gone, he may also have a new love interest too. Currently the show is seeking an African-American actress in her 40s to play a troubled friend of Joe’s named Olivia. The other new character in Joe’s life will be Patty Pivot, a character from the comic books who was a forensic blood expert. In the show the character of Patty becomes Joe’s new partner.
Grant Gustin, the actor who plays Barry/The Flash, had his own set of surprises to reveal as well. Gustin recently won the Saturn Award for his performance as The Flash. As revealed in the Latin Post, The Flash will be quite busy this season as the latest spinoff of Arrow and The Flash, DC: Legends of Tomorrow starts its first season.
“I’m going to be a part of that right out of the gates as well. So I don’t really know what to expect from that show yet, I don’t think anybody does, but I’m excited to be a part of it. I get to be Flash on three TV shows. I was unemployed a year-and-a-half ago, so that’s pretty cool.”
As reported in the Latin Times, Gustin promised a new villain for The Flash this season and said that this new villain would show up quite early in the show. He also said that he would cross over for the new series DC: Legends of Tomorrow.
The Flash, the first spinoff of Arrow, has been an instant hit with fans. It premieres for its second season on October 6.
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