Things may not have worked the way he wanted with Iris (Candice Patton), but in tonight’s (February 3) episode of “The Flash,” Barry (Grant Gustin) gets swept off his feet by a young Central City Picture News reporter named Linda Park (Malese Jow) — and she’s making the first move.
“It’s kind of like opposites attract,” Jow told MTV News over the phone. “Which makes it fun to watch.” Their meet-cute location? A dive karaoke bar. Yes, “Flash” fans, prepare to watch Barry — and one very drunk Caitlin — loosen up with a hilarious round of karaoke. According to Jow, Linda and Barry’s connection is “instantaneous.” For more scoop on Barry and Linda’s romance, including Iris’ reaction and the possibility of a man named Wally West showing up anytime soon, read the rest of our interview with Jow below.
MTV News: Linda is going to shake a lot of things up for Iris at the Central City Picture News. Is there going to be tension between them?
Malese Jow: There definitely is something between them when they fist meet. They meet at the end of tomorrow night’s episode, and they meet at Picture News. It’s a weird dynamic. Iris is a strong woman, but Linda is not only strong, but she’s also secure and confident, and she’s a veteran at the paper. And now she’s the new object of Barry’s affections, so there’s already a little bit of tension there between Linda and Iris.
MTV: Is there a possibility that it will turn into a friendship down the road? I’d love to see them work together.
Jow: I personally want that! Hopefully, at some point they can be friends, but it might take a while to get to that point. They have a respect for each other, but there’s also that competitive edge there. I’d like to see them become friends. That would be really nice.
MTV: Iris certainly has a strong source in The Flash. What does Linda think about him?
Jow: Linda doesn’t have too much of an opinion about it. She doesn’t get to see into the whole Flash aspect of things. She’s very much a part of Barry’s life, especially his love life, so she doesn’t really get involved with The Flash.