Warning: The following post contains spoilers on the season 4 finale of The Flash!
In the final moments of the fourth season finale of The Flash, the “Mystery Girl” who briefly interacted with various members of the group throughout the year finally revealed herself to be Nora West-Allen, Barry and Iris’ daughter from the future. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, executive producer Todd Helbing teased Nora’s role and her relationship with the team in the upcoming fifth season.
In the comics, Barry and Iris’ daughter is named Dawn, but Helbing revealed that her name was changed for the series both as an homage to Barry’s mother and an attempt to slightly catch fans by surprise:
It was to pay homage to Barry’s mother. It felt like if Barry and Iris were ever gonna have a child that would be female, that would be one of the names we brought up. It seemed like it didn’t matter — the second that we talked to Jessica Parker Kennedy, we knew that people were gonna figure out pretty quickly who she was. So we had to put a little spin to make it a little bit different than what everybody was expecting.
Though Helbing was slim on the details, the producer did explain that Nora – played by Jessica Parker Kennedy – has returned for a specific reason and that the four times she interacted with the cast in season 4 play a key role in the “mistake” she claims to have made:
“She comes back for a specific reason, not only to see her parents and meet everybody on the team, which you saw all throughout the season — there’s four specific times that she came back, and you’re gonna learn about why she chose those four times and how they’re gonna play into not only the mistake that she made, but the consequences for somebody like her, a speedster traveling from the future to the past, and what that means for Barry and the team.”
During her brief appearances in season 4, Nora was particularly unfriendly towards Caitlin Snow and completely avoided Iris all together, which Helbing confirmed offers viewers a hint of her relationships with the main characters in future:
“Yeah, she comes from 30 years in the future, so 30 years from now, a lot has happened. She’s privy to information that nobody else is, so her experience in the future is certainly different than where everybody is now. A lot of next season too, you’re gonna see this relationship between Barry and Iris and Nora, so we just wanted to give the audience a little glimmer into what her reaction is to everybody. If you go back and watch all of the ways that she interacted with everybody, you can get a nice little sense of what her relationship is with everybody in the future.”
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The Flash stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash, Candice Patton as Iris West, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow/Killer Frost, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon/Vibe, Tom Cavanagh as Harrison Wells, Jesse L. Martin as Detective Joe West and Keiynan Lonsdale as Wally West/Kid Flash.
The Flash will return for a fifth season on The CW.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
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