‘The Flash’ Sneak Peek: Iris Tries Life in the Fast Lane with Wally

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The Flash’s” Wally West (Keiynan Lonsdale) might be new to Central City, but DC Comics fans know that he’s destined for greatness as the Scarlet Speedster’s future protege and eventual successor — so it’s no surprise that the character is already feeling the need for speed, even if that puts him at odds with his law-abiding sister Iris (Candice Patton) and cop father Joe (Jesse L. Martin).

In the Jan. 2 episode of The CW hit, titled “Fast Lane,” Iris becomes concerned for Wally’s safety after she finds out about his drag racing hobby, and Variety has an exclusive sneak peek at what comes next, as Iris makes a bold move that may backfire on both West siblings.

“It’s a really interesting episode because Wally’s drag racing starts to become a real issue for both him and Joe,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg recently told Variety. “And Iris takes it upon her journalistic self to insert herself into the story. It’s really Iris driving the action in that episode and there’s some great emotion between Iris and Wally and a great scene between Joe and Wally. As we said at the beginning of the year, because so much of the Allen family drama from last year was solved, it’s really been about the West family and these episodes with Wally and Joe and Iris all getting to know each other and trickily trying to navigate this insta-family comes to a head in that episode.”

Elsewhere in the hour, Barry (Grant Gustin) teams up with Wells (Tom Cavanagh) to figure out a way to close the breaches, but they are distracted by a meta-human nicknamed Tar Pit (guest star Marco Grazzini) who can transform into liquid asphalt. Rachel Talalay directed the episode with story by Brooke Eikmeier and teleplay by Kai Yu Wu & Joe Peracchio.

Check out our interview with Kreisberg to learn more about what’s coming up on “The Flash,” including an impending visit to Earth-2.

“The Flash” airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on The CW.

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  1. Anton says:

    The Flash is a superhero should and is not suppose to be a soap opera

  2. Barry and Iris = True Love Deal with it or change the channel says:

    Candice Patton and Key Lonsdale just did a wonderful Periscope for fans. It was fun to see them interact, out of character.

    I notice a lot of racist comments and talk of incest in the comments. Too bad there are such closed minded people in the world, but that’s life ………..and also The Oscars. If they do not want to see Barry and Iris in love, they should stop watching the show.

    The show is The Flash, and not 12 Years a Slave or Birth of a Nation, and the year is 2016.

  3. Chris says:

    Hopefully they will stick with the new 52 storyline and barry and iris will not date

  4. Regina says:

    Even if they dont share the same dna that concept seems perverted for me … They have that brother sister connection since elementary school…. Doesnt feel right

  5. Tonight's episode of The Flash had some of the original shine that has been missing this season says:

    Wonderful scenes with Iris and Wally. Candice Patton and Keiynan Lonsdale are delightful !
    I seen IRIS Trended on Twitter. How amazing for The Flash to have such a popular cast member !

    Barry and Iris share no DNA. Why do ignorant people insist they are siblings? THEY ARE NOT.
    The upcoming love scenes will prove it.

    The Flash is so much better without “Imitation Felicity.” Whoever decided to add her to the mix made a terrible mistake. So glad she is gone, hopefully, forever.

    Sometimes Danielle Panabaker’s acting is so bad it is a distraction.

  6. Timothy says:

    Iris west is by far not the best actress in the show, too bad patty is gone she was a very interesting character. It will be weird if iris ends up with barry …. Like a brother sister relationship yikes

  7. Kamille says:

    Iris is hotness.

  8. Phyllis says:

    Candice Patton is the heart of the show and I am looking forward to tuning in tonight. I did not watch any of the episodes which sidelined Candice in favor of the blonde woman.

    Here’s hoping the remaining episodes of season two of The Flash are well written, quality television.

    Best wishes to Queen Iris West !!!!! She is the reason I like the show !!!!!

  9. Maya says:

    Thanks Laura…I adore Iris West…can’t wait for tonight episodes

  10. Paula says:

    Here for MORE plots involving Iris, Wally, and WestAllen with villains in the mix. Give us more in each epsiode. Candice, Keiynan, and Grant kill their scenes every single time.YAAAAAASS…Let’s have an awesome S2b!!

  11. Melinda says:

    I am so excited to see Wally and Iris interacting. She is really stepping into big sister role. It’s a hard adjustment for all and so I look forward to seeing Wally struggle to find his place in the West family.

  12. Jenny says:

    I love you, Iris West.

  13. Alexis says:

    Iris looks so good in her outfit. I’m glad we’ll finally see focus on her journalism. I also need more Wally/Iris bro/sis scenes

  14. Emily says:

    Thanks for sharing this! So happy to finally have an episode that focuses more on Iris. It’s been too long.

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