This article contains major spoilers for the latest episode of The Flash, "Run, Iris, Run", which as of publication has not yet aired on the west coast.
Also, at the end of the episode Iris started to write again. The whole experience with having powers has reignited Iris' passion for writing and journalism and, with the day saved and the West-Allens settling in for a quiet night at home Iris reveals to Barry that she's chose to go back to it, resurrecting her old blog "Saved by The Flash".
Might Dawn Allen have a role to play in helping her future mother and father take down Clifford DeVoe aka The Thinker? She even tells Barry that she misses being out in the thick of things.
Besides, as pointed out by Patton, Iris returning to journalism was inevitable - based on that fateful 2024 "Flash Missing, Vanishes in Crisis" article with her byline on it, as seen was back on DC-based The Flash's first season.
"I mean, we still have to deal with that newspaper article in 2024", she added cryptically. Then she was spotted in "The Elongated Knight Rises" episode. As she sees it, Iris' true heroism is what she can accomplish without superpowers.
After making an appearance as a waitress at Barry and Iris' wedding, the mysterious girl later returned as a generous Jitters patron who paid for Cisco and Ralph's order, where she was seen writing using the same symbols Barry scribbled during his incoherent state after exiting the Speed Force. "I never wanted it to be a thing where Iris became a superhero on The Flash". She also to kind of fangirled out in the most adorably awkward way. "I think Iris illuminates that on the show". It appears that the new metahuman in town, Matthew/Melting Pot (guest star Leonardo Nam), transferred Barry's super speed genes to Iris in an unexpected turn of events.
Learning to Run: Patton says that for the character, having those speed powers was really cool. There's no school for acting in front of a green screen...
"Just learning to run in front of a green screen...it's like your arms are moving, your legs are not", she explained, saying that Gustin gave her tips like "don't stand up straight and do it, because you're going to look ridiculous". Harry Jierjian directed the episode written by Eric Wallace (#416).
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