Candice Patton thinks that “The Flash” Season 3 is Iris West’s defining moment on the CW series.

In a recent interview with Vulkan magazine, Patton said that she thinks Season 3 has showed how essential Iris is not only to Barry (Grant Gustin) but to the whole show.

“I think this season; finally, we are seeing her come into her own, seeing her really be a part of the narrative,” Patton said of Iris. “We are seeing how important she is to Flash and his story as a superhero. Before, I think we’d lost that or hadn’t quite discovered it yet. We’re just starting to see her purpose and honestly, I feel like there’s so much more to uncover.”

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Although Iris could ultimately die at the hands of Savitar in Season 3 finale, Patton said that she’s enjoying playing her role as of late.

“It’s been amazing,” Patton told The Hollywood Reporter when asked about her experience portraying Iris in what appears to be her biggest season yet. “It’s really nice this season to finally see Iris … [not] just being a bystander in the narrative. It changes what I do as an actor on the show. It gives me a lot more to play with.”

Since Barry saw Savitar murder Iris in the future, Patton said that it’s been “really cool” for her to watch her character “navigate all the levels of eventually dying, acting out being reckless, then having to be a pillar of strength for Barry and Joe (Jesse L. Martin) and Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale).” The actress added that viewers will also see Iris later in the season “coming to terms with the fact that she might actually die and preparing for that possible scenario.”

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“The Flash” returns from its month-long hiatus with Season 3, episode 19 on Tuesday, April 25 at 8 p.m. EDT on The CW.