A new episode of The Flash airs tonight (October 21) at 8PM on The CW, and one of the episode’s many plot threads involves the “secret” relationship between Rick Cosnett’s Eddie Thawne and Iris West, who is played by Candice Patton.
Things are smooth sailing for Eddie and Iris so far, but could there be some bumps? We spoke with Rick Cosnett by phone last week for some scoop on the pairing, and may have gotten some clues about Eddie’s many secrets. Read on!
KSITETV’s CRAIG BYRNE: Can you talk about the relationship between Eddie and Iris and keeping it a secret from Joe?
RICK COSNETT: It provides a lot of awkward situations, let’s just say. Obviously it’s very taboo with dating your partner’s daughter. So there’s that awkward situation that happens, but also there’s that thing where you’re dating someone’s precious daughter. And the third thing, I guess, is the fact that Joe doesn’t want to have to be worrying about that extra thing of worrying about his partner in a personal way, because if something happens to me, obviously, it would affect Iris and him. It’s very awkward, let’s just say that.
KSITETV: How do you think Joe would react if he found out about the relationship?
COSNETT: Well, I think that’s going to be a tense and interesting thing to see. He could react in a number of different ways. But it’s kind of scary, what actually will happen if he does find out. Eddie doesn’t really know how Joe’s going to react, which is much worse. Fear of the unknown. It’s a very serious situation, because there’s a lot at stake, and I think that’s what makes it so wonderful.
KSITETV: Is there anyone in the cast that you haven’t gotten to work with yet, that you would like to work with?
COSNETT: No, I think I’ve pretty much worked with everyone now. It’s great.
KSITETV: How does Eddie react to the STAR Labs team?
COSNETT: Eddie doesn’t really know what’s going on, at the moment. There’s a lot of mystery around Eddie and what he knows, and what he doesn’t know, and who he is, and they’ve plotted it really well, and really quite cunningly. So I think the fans are going to be wonderfully surprised. But at the moment, he doesn’t know too much, but it gets fascinating when he does come across the STAR Labs team, because things are going down in Central City in a big way.
KSITETV: Is there an aspect of the series that has shocked or wowed you?
COSNETT: Yes. I was very surprised at how quickly they were bringing in the super-heroes. Not only the guest stars, but in terms of us, the main cast. That was really shocking. I got goosebumps reading one of the episodes. I couldn’t believe how they pieced together stuff in the pilot, that’s referred to, that’s not explicit, that I didn’t even see coming. I was just like “oh wow! That was that!”
KSITETV: Do you have some final words for the fans who might be reading this?
COSNETT: We just love you guys so much. We’re so touched, and we are as much in love with the story as you are.