The Flash Will Get a Felicity-esque Love Interest in Season Two

Thursday, 11 June 2015 - 12:23PM
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Thursday, 11 June 2015 - 12:23PM
The Flash Will Get a Felicity-esque Love Interest in Season Two
It looks like Barry Allen is getting yet another Felicity Smoak replacement, as a new casting call for a recurring role on season two of the Flash calls for a "spunky" love interest that is explicitly intended to give Barry "his own Felicity."

According to TV Line, the casting call describes the recurring love interest, whose name is Wendy, as "spunky, fun and funny," as well as "bright" and "scientific-minded." If that wasn't enough to imply that she will be a Felicity wannabe, the casting call comes right out and says, "Think 'Felicity Smoak' from Arrow." All right, then.

Felicity has been widely regarded as a breakout character on The Flash's parent show, Arrow, so it makes sense that The Flash would want to replicate this success. Strangely enough, this will be the third nerdy love interest to compete with Iris West, as Barry previously had a brief relationship with Felicity herself, as well as some romantic tension with Caitlin Snow. Caitlin seemed to be the original Felicity replacement, as she's a quirky scientist who has generally served as a shipper's alternative to Iris. But now that she's married to Ronnie and set to become supervillain Killer Frost sometime in the near future, she will likely not be a viable love interest for Barry for at least a few seasons.

The fact that there's another love interest forthcoming also provides some insight into Barry and Iris's relationship, as it indicates that their pairing will likely be delayed for a while longer. After the events of the season finale, she will probably be mourning Eddie's death, so although the brief glimpses of Barry's future have heavily implied that Barry and Iris will wind up together, it seems it will take at least another season for their relationship to begin in earnest.

Season 2 of The Flash will air this fall on Tuesdays at 8pm on The CW. Wendy will be introduced in the second episode as a cop for Central City PD.
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The Flash Will Get a Felicity-esque Love Interest in Season Two