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HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 18:  (L-R, back row) Executive producers Aaron Helbing, Todd Helbing, Andrew Kreisberg, Marc Guggenheim, Wendy Mericle and Phil Klemmer and (L-R, front row) actors Caity Lotz, David Ramsey, Grant Austin, Melissa Benoist, Stephen Amell, Brandon Routh, Candice Patton and David Harewood appear on stage at The Paley Center for Media’s 34th Annual PaleyFest Los Angeles presentation of The CW’s Heroes & Aliens at Dolby Theatre on March 18, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  

The Flash Preview: As the Gorilla War Gets Personal, Will Barry Kill Grodd?

TVLINE | What might Iris herself do, in the name of changing her future?
Honestly, I don’t want to give anything away on that front at this moment.

TVLINE | Lastly, a reader wanted to ask: Was it pure coincidence that Barry landed where and when he did in the future, to witness Savitar killing Iris?
I would say that Savitar has a plan. Since Savitar was kind of tethered to the Philosopher’s Stone, he sent Barry to a time that he needed him to go to.

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Bonus:

Maybe, if we don’t like how this WA thing (and other things) are going, we should start tweeting Greg Berlanti (@GBerlanti), Andrew Kreisberg (@AJKreisberg), and other writers (@TheJudalina @chipeyt @FLASHtvwriters), with good arguments about this problem, and being polite about how we’re losing this show. We should start a campaign, ask support from youtubers and bloggers outside tumblr who agree with us. Start trending #BringBackTheGoodFlash
—  Anonymous

DC TV Watch: Can ‘The Flash’ Really Kill Iris?

No more WestAllen? When The Flash showrunners first began developing this storyline concerning Iris’ fate, they “definitely know where” they were going to take it. “I don’t want to spoil anything but we love Candice Patton so much. We love Iris and Barry together,” Helbing says. “We just found it to be so interesting. Barry couldn’t save his mom. He couldn’t save his dad. And now he wants to be with Iris forever, so it gives us a lot of opportunities to revisit that future event based on Vibe’s [Carlos Valdes] abilities, and to us that felt exciting to try and see what happens when one of the team is killed and it’s the most important person to Barry and he’s willing to do whatever it takes to make sure she survives.”

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DC TV Watch: Can 'The Flash' Really Kill Iris?
THR rounds up all the major twists, new mysteries and more from this week in DC Comics TV shows.

No more secrets: Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) has learned his lesson when it comes to keeping secrets from his friends and team, so his glimpse of the future in which Savitar kills Iris (Candice Patton) won’t be kept from the STAR Labs team when the winter premiere begins. “We’re going to pick up right away,” executive producer Aaron Helbing tells THR. “Seeing Savitar kill Iris is going to have a profound effect on the team, on Barry, on Joe [Jesse L. Martin], on Wally [Keiynan Lonsdale] for the rest of our season. They’ll find out right away. What Barry’s learned throughout the season is that lies and secrets destroy his relationships or have the potential to destroy his relationships, so having learned his lesson he opens up pretty quickly. Barry and the rest of the team are going to do whatever it takes to make sure that future doesn’t come true.”

Changing the future: Barry has also learned that he shouldn’t change the past after the repercussions of Flashpoint. But what about changing the future? Does that lesson also apply to not messing with time when it’s an event that hasn’t even happened yet?  "It’s the woman he loves, he just moved in with, has been in love with for a very long time so at this point, he’s just throwing caution to the wind and focusing on saving her, realizing that there could be ramifications but he’ll deal with those ramifications after he’s taken care of this problem,“ Helbing says.

No more WestAllen? When The Flash showrunners first began developing this storyline concerning Iris’ fate, they "definitely know where” they were going to take it. “I don’t want to spoil anything but we love Candice Patton so much. We love Iris and Barry together,” Helbing says. “We just found it to be so interesting. Barry couldn’t save his mom. He couldn’t save his dad. And now he wants to be with Iris forever, so it gives us a lot of opportunities to revisit that future event based on Vibe’s [Carlos Valdes] abilities, and to us that felt exciting to try and see what happens when one of the team is killed and it’s the most important person to Barry and he’s willing to do whatever it takes to make sure she survives.”

But does that mean the showrunners can envision a future for the show without Patton in it? “We don’t take killing characters lightly but we wanted to explore how that would affect Barry in a different way,” Helbing says. “You have a specific relationship with your mother and your father, and a very different relationship with the woman that you want to spend the rest of your life with. Because it’s Iris, we get to explore deep down what Barry is willing to go through and what everyone else is willing to go through to make sure that she isn’t killed by Savitar. Wally is going to continue to push himself because of that. It’s an incident that drives everybody to come together to keep her alive. When Ronnie [Robbie Amell] died, he sacrificed himself for the team. When Eddie [Rick Cosnett] died, he sacrificed himself for the team. This is just straight up murder and so it’s a different kind of story.”

Flash “Duet” Description: Darren Criss & Supergirl Crossover Fun!

DARREN CRISS (“GLEE”) GUEST STARS AS THE MUSIC MEISTER IN THE FLASH AND SUPERGIRL MUSICAL CROSSOVER – Barry (Grant Gustin) and team are surprised when Mon-El (guest star Chris Wood) and Hank Henshaw (guest star David Harewood) arrive on their Earth carrying a comatose Supergirl (guest star Melissa Benoist) who was whammied by the Music Meister (guest star Darren Criss). Unable to wake her up, they turn to Team Flash to save her. However, the Music Meister surprises The Flash and puts him in a similar coma, one that Team Flash can’t cure. Kara and Barry wake up without their powers in an alternate reality where life is like a musical and the only way to escape is by following the script, complete with singing and dancing, to the end. Dermott Downs directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Aaron Helbing & Todd Helbing (#317). Original airdate 3/21/2017.

Aaron Helbing describing Barry's feelings about Iris

And now he wants to be with Iris forever, so it… felt exciting to try and see what happens when one of the team is killed and it’s the most important person to Barry and he’s willing to do whatever it takes to make sure she survives.

…You have a specific relationship with your mother and your father, and a very different relationship with the woman that you want to spend the rest of your life with

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He’s starting to really make me expect a proposal,maybe sooner than the finale…

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The Flash Episode 3.13 “Attack on Gorilla City”
BARRY AND TEAM TRAVEL TO GORILLA CITY AND FACE GRODD – When Jesse Quick (guest star Violett Beane) informs the team that her father (Tom Cavanagh) has been abducted, Barry (Grant Gustin), Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker), Cisco (Carlos Valdes) and Julian (Tom Felton) voyage to Earth-2 on a rescue mission to save Harry from Gorilla City. As they trek through the forest, Barry and the team are immediately captured and brought to Grodd (voiced by David Sobolov). Grodd tells them he needs their help to stop Solovar (voiced by Keith David), the leader of Gorilla City, as Solovar wants to invade Earth-1. Meanwhile, back on Earth-1, Jesse and Kid Flash (Keiynan Lonsdale) hit the streets to stop a metahuman that can control gravity, with H.R. and Joe (Jesse L. Martin) guiding them from S.T.A.R. Labs. Dermott Downs directed the episode with story by Andrew Kresiberg and teleplay by Aaron Helbing & David Kob (#313). Original airdate 2/21/2017.

anonymous asked:

I would love if Barry and Iris defeated Savitar together. I don't know what kind of badass moment that Iris is supposed to get. But since the Helbings wrote the S3 finale AND one of them talked about that, I would like to see her do something epic, even if it's not the former.

Yup, as a reminder:

“Yes, she definitely will,” promised Executive Producer Aaron Helbing. “You will see Iris be a badass, I’ll put it that way. We’ve showed episodes where when she was a little girl Joe trained her, so she knows how to fight. She knows how to handle weapons. You will definitely see Iris kick ass, and it will be in a very satisfying way.”

Not to mention that, thanks to @sunshinesunsethappiness, we know Candice’s stunt double is in the finale. So some kind of action - even if it was just a punch - was filmed for Iris.

Since Savitar got the memory of Barry having the bazooka, he was very patronizing in the last scene when he was like “Show me you’re a hero and see what happens”.

Such an ass.

Heads up, IWDS. Matt from TVLine is taking questions right now.

Send Iris emails to insideline@tvline.com!

anonymous asked:

So it has been rumored that Aaron Helbing may not return for S4 of the Flash. At least we still have Todd. 😔

I think it’s been confirmed now, but yes. 

You must be happy Todd is staying with the show even though sadly Aaron is leaving. I wonder if Todd will be paired with another producer to do the day to day running of the show?

I’m sad for Aaron that he’s gone, maybe he wen ton to another project. And I think so? I don’t know how it all works so I can’t say for sure. 

I don’t want to spoil anything but we love Candice Patton so much. We love Iris and Barry together. We just found it to be so interesting. Barry couldn’t save his mom. He couldn’t save his dad. And now he wants to be with Iris forever, so it gives us a lot of opportunities to revisit that future event based on Vibe’s [Carlos Valdes] abilities, and to us that felt exciting to try and see what happens when one of the team is killed and it’s the most important person to Barry and he’s willing to do whatever it takes to make sure she survives.
—  Executive Producer Aaron Helbing
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CROSSOVER [part 1] [part 2] [part 3] [part 4] [part 5] [part 6]

The Flash Episode 3.08 “Invasion”

IT’S HEROES VS. ALIENS IN THIS EPIC CROSSOVER EVENT — When aliens called the Dominators attack Central City, Barry (Grant Gustin) speeds over to Star City to ask the Green Arrow (guest star Stephen Amell) for help in stopping them. Realizing the battle against the Dominators is bigger than they thought, they track down the Legends of Tomorrow, and Barry and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) create a breach to bring back a secret weapon – Supergirl (guest star Melissa Benoist). Once all of the super friends are assembled, they come up with a plan to attack but a shocking secret related to Flashpoint is revealed and suddenly no one is sure who they can trust. Meanwhile, Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) wants to join the battle against the aliens but Iris (Candice Patton) tells him he’s not ready. Dermott Downs directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Aaron Helbing & Todd Helbing (#308). Original airdate 11/29/2016.