If you think about it, I guess it was only a matter of time before Iris West obtained metahuman powers. Most of Team Flash has them, that is except for Joe and Harry. But who would have guessed that Iris would somehow inherit the powers of Barry himself, leaving him powerless? I definitely didn’t see this coming. Now in these new images from the upcoming episode, titled “Run Iris Run”, we see Iris take on the role of masked hero for the first time!
The character of Iris West (Candice Patton) has evolved significantly over the series’ span. In the relatively short time that we’ve known the character of Iris West, she has gracefully transitioned from a reporter whose obsession became breaking news stories about Central City’s new phenomenon, The Flash,to becoming Team Flash’s intrepid leader when called upon. And now that she possesses Barry’s powers and can truly experience them for herself, I think this event will, if nothing else, take Iris’ relationship with Barry to a new and unexpected level. Regardless of your thoughts on the character, though, she’s a big part of Barry Allen’s life and their relationship is about to take another interesting turn when a metahuman grants Iris the Scarlet Speedster’s powers.
Amongst the many images in the gallery below, you’ll find some great images of Team Flash, Melting Pot, the meta that gave Iris her powers, as well of images of Iris herself in and out of costume as she wrestles to master her newfound speedster abilities.
IRIS SUITS UP — Team Flash confront a new bus meta, Matthew AKA Melting Pot (guest star Leonardo Nam), who has the ability to swap people’s DNA. During a battle with Team Flash, Matthew accidentally takes Barry’s (Grant Gustin) speed away and gives it to Iris (Candice Patton). Now, with a new threat unleashed on Central City, Barry must act as the team leader while Iris takes on the mantle of superhero speedster in order to defeat their new foe. Harry Jierjian directed the episode written by Eric Wallace (#416). Original airdate 3/13/2018.
What are your thoughts on Iris’ costume? Too similar to Mr. Terrific’s costume on Arrow? Let us know what you think. And as always, don’t be shy. We can take it.
The Flash, “Run Iris Run” airs on Tuesday, 3/6/18 at 8:00PM EST on The CW!