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The Flash Season 3…Reinventing Iris


The Flash -- "Rupture" -- Image: FLA220b_0143b.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Candice Patton as Iris West and Grant Gustin as Barry Allen -- Photo: Bettina Strauss/The CW -- © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.


When The Flash premiered on the CW in 2014, it won glowing reviews from comic fans and newcomers alike. With charming performers like Grant Gustin (Barry Allen/The Flash), Jesse L. Martin (Joe West), Carlos Valdes (Cisco Ramon), and Tom Cavanagh (Harrison Wells) at the core of the cast and ingenious special effects delivering a super heroic punch, the Arrow spin-off quickly became the most watched show in the network’s history. But there was a hitch in The Flash’s sprint to TV greatness. Through no fault of the actresses playing its female leads, characters Iris West and Caitlin Snow have never quite matched the stride of the show itself when it’s humming on all cylinders. But the third-season premiere proves that The Flash has finally figured out how to use one of its leading ladies.

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