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15CANDICE PATTON AS IRIS WEST

But the sense remains that if her performance had a little more meat or depth to it, it could return some semblance of agency to her character.

Ostensibly, Candice Patton is a good actress with palpable screen presence and was actually quite enjoyable as Iris West for the first season or so of Flash. But then the show began a slow but steady process of stripping away any personality the character had so she could fit into

the blandest of all relationships with Barry Allen. That’s not necessarily Patton’s fault, in fact she probably has little to no influence in the writer’s room.

Which is really a shame since her performance has not changed much from the show’s pilot, highlighting the noticeable drop in writing quality over the last four seasons.

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