‘There Will Be Tears’ in ‘The Flash’ Season 7 Premiere, Says Showrunner

The Flash Season 6 ended on a shocking cliffhanger involving a key member of Team Flash, leaving the audience with questions to ponder until the show returns. Meanwhile, the showrunner, Eric Wallace, has dropped a few juicy details about what to expect in The Flash Season 7 premiere. [Spoiler warning: This article contains spoilers for The Flash Seasons 6 and 7]

Grant Gustin in The Flash
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‘The Flash’Season 6 had a different finale than planned

Like many shows, The Flash had to cut its 2019-2020 broadcast season short in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. In the interest of public safety, the studio halted production, leaving some storylines unresolved.

Grant Gustin, who plays The Flash on the show, revealed to TV Line that season 6 would end three episodes early, resulting in a different cliffhanger than planned. He said this in his interview with the outlet:

There was going to be a big Thawne cliffhanger at the end of what this season would have been, but that’s not going to be the cliffhanger we get. [Episode] 619, “Success Is Assured,” is going to end up being our finale, so we’re going to have a different cliffhanger than originally planned. But the cliffhanger at the end of [episode] 619 does serve as a pretty good finale.

Grant Gustin to TV Line

The season 6 finale left Iris’ fate a mystery

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The Flash season 6 finale fulfilled Gustin’s promise of “a pretty good finale.” In prior episodes, Iris began to suffer from neural dissonance, which was triggered after being trapped inside the Mirrorverse for an extended period.

In the finale, her condition continued to worsen. She experienced symptoms, including headaches, skin irritation, and confusion. The ace reporter also began to adapt to the alternate dimension, developing the ability to change things in the environment around her.

Iris decided to use her new skills to locate her pal, David Singh, who was trapped inside the Mirrorverse in an unknown location. Although Iris was successful in pinpointing his whereabouts, there were consequences to her actions.

Upon discovering Singh’s coordinates on a map, Iris was hit with an excruciating headache before briefly transforming into a kaleidoscope and vanishing. “To be continued” flashed on the screen, leaving fans to wonder what happened to Mrs. West Allen.

‘The Flash’ Season 7 premiere will be a tearjerker

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Show boss, Wallace, spoke with CBR about where the action will pick up in The Flash Season 7 premiere. The showrunner explained that although season 6 ended prematurely, the delayed Mirrorverse narrative will play out as written. Wallace told CBR this:

“These last three episodes of this season were already written, and in fact, the episode after this, where you get to see exactly where Iris went to, has already been 90-percent shot.”

CBR reported that The Flash Season 7 premiere will reveal Iris’ fate, and Wallace teased that the story will play out in an emotional way. The outlet quoted Wallace as saying, “You find out where Iris went and, oh boy, will there be tears. Oh my. Tears in our season premiere.”

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