Barry Allen’s (Grant Gustin) former girlfriend Patty Spivot (Shantel VanSanten) could be returning to Central City in Season 3 of “The Flash.”
In an interview with Monkeys Fighting Robots at a fundraiser in Orlando on Saturday, Sep. 17, VanSanten hinted that she might be reprising her role as Patty in the upcoming installment of the CW series.
“There is a very strong possibility if everything works out,” said the 31-year-old actress when asked whether fans are going to see Patty next season.
Patty last appeared in Season 2, Episode 11, titled “The Reverse-Flash Returns.” In the episode, Patty finally found out that Barry is The Flash. But in order to protect Patty from Zoom (Teddy Sears) and other metahumans that might hurt her to get revenge on Barry, the Scarlett Speedster decided to distance himself from her, and that led the detective to move to Midway City to continue her education as a crime scene investigator.
Although VanSanten landed a series regular role in the upcoming USA drama series “Shooter,” “The Flash” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg told TVLine last March that there’s still a possibility of VanSanten coming back.
“We have not seen the last of Patty,” Kreisberg told the news outlet at the time. “We very consciously did not kill her.”
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“The Flash” Season 3, Episode 1, titled “Flashpoint,” airs on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. on The CW. Check out the synopsis for the episode below:
“Barry is living his dream life – his parents are alive, he’s asked Iris West (Candice Patton) on a date and he can finally be a normal guy as Central City has another speedster, Kid Flash (Keiynan Lonsdale), running around saving the city. When Barry starts forgetting parts of his old life, the Reverse Flash (Matt Letscher) taunts his nemesis and tells him that there will be serious repercussions for Barry and the ones he loves if he continues to live in this alternate universe. In addition to losing his memories, his powers will also start to fade. When disaster strikes, Barry must decide if he wants to continue to live in this world as Barry Allen or return to his universe as The Flash.”