“The Flash” actress Candice Patton revealed her reaction when she found out that her character, Iris, was going to be the one to end Savitar’s life in Season 3 finale.

“I remember [executive producer] Andrew Kreisberg coming to me and telling me how it would all kind of go down in the end,” Patton says in the “Behind The Season Finale” featurette for Season 3 of “The Flash.” “And I remember saying to him: ‘That is so cool. Young girls and young boys everywhere are going to be thrilled with her being the one to kind of take that final shot at Savitar (Grant Gustin).’”

“It’s empowering,” continued Patton. “It’s empowering that Iris who has kind of been this damsel [in distress] all season and kind of struggled with Savitar looming over her, she’s the one that has the final say in his last breath.”

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During the final showdown between Barry and Savitar, Savitar declared that he would take down Barry (also played by Gustin) with him by killing his family. As his back was turned, Barry boldly charged at Savitar and phased into the baddie’s armored suit, expelling the remnant out and turning the suit glow red. As Barry stood before Savitar with his gauntlet blade drawn, Savitar dared Barry to finish him off, reminding the Scarlet Speedster that if he killed him, Savitar would be born.

But instead of killing Savitar, Barry just destroyed the suit and knocked his opponent out with a punch in the face. As Barry walked back towards Cisco/Vibe (Carlos Valdes) and Caitlin/Killer Frost (Danielle Panabaker), Savitar rose to his feet again and charged at Barry roaring with rage. But before Savitar could harm Barry, Iris showed up and shot Savitar with a gun. Shortly thereafter, the paradox caught up and completely erased Savitar from existence.

In an interview with TV Insider last March, Patton said that she would like to see Iris become involved in stopping Savitar. And it turned out to be more than that as she’s the one who ultimately killed the “God of Speed.” “Hopefully, we’ll see a version of Iris who gets the strength to be part of saving her own life, to be a part of the narrative that ensures her safety,” Patton said at the time. “How cool would that be? She is a very capable woman, so how great would it be for a character like Iris, who has no superpowers, to be part of her own destiny?”

Patton also told The Hollywood Reporter that playing Iris in the recently concluded season had been amazing. “It’s really nice this season to finally see Iris being a part of the narrative rather than just being a bystander in the narrative,” she said. “It changes what I do as an actor on the show. It gives me a lot more to play with.”

“The Flash” Season 4 premieres in the fall on The CW.