Shantel VanSanten wants to reprise her role as police detective Patty Spivot on “The Flash,” and if she does, she doesn't want Barry (Grant Gustin) to be the reason.
“I would want to go back because I didn’t need a man,” VanSanten told Bustle. “That’s every girl’s dream that we don’t need a man to run back to. Maybe there’s some kind of unfinished business or somebody who needs my help and I can go and be the one who solves something. You know, prove to him why he should’ve been honest with me and why he should miss me — and not the other way around.”
Patty was last seen in Season 2, episode 11, titled “The Reverse-Flash Returns.” In the episode, Patty finally discovered that Barry is The Flash. Barry, however, distanced himself from Patty to protect her from Zoom (Teddy Sears) and other metahumans that might hurt her to get revenge on him. Unfortunately for Barry, his decision to cut his relationship with Patty led the detective to move to Midway City to continue her education as a crime scene investigator.
In an interview with Monkeys Fighting Robots last September, VanSanten hinted that she might be returning to “The Flash” this season.
“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 in Season 3.
VanSanten left “The Flash” when she landed a series regular role on USA Network’s action drama series “Shooter.” Although she’s now committed to her new show, “The Flash” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg told TVLine last March that VanSanten could still return to the CW series.
“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 airs every Tuesday, at 8 p.m. EST on The CW.