Warning: This story contains spoilers from Tuesday’s episode of The Flash. Read at your own risk!
Someone else was finally let in on Barry’s secret during Tuesday’s episode of The Flash, but it probably wasn’t who you were expecting.
During the intense hour, Patty (Shantel VanSanten) suspected something amiss with Joe (Jesse L. Martin), and in turn, Barry (Grant Gustin) since they weren’t desperate to catch Dr. Light (Malese Jow). In truth, they already had and were actually using the real Linda Park to impersonate her doppelgänger in an attempt to get Zoom to cross over, which culminated in Barry revealing his identity to his former flame.
But it won’t be long before Patty realizes that Barry really is hiding something from her — as in, next week’s episode deals with just that. Will Barry decide to tell her the truth? “He’s toying with it, but at this point, he’s taking the same position he had last year with Iris and everyone,” Gustin tells EW. “He knows what could happen if the people that he cares about knows that he’s The Flash. He puts them in danger. That doesn’t sit well with him.”
“He’s trying to tiptoe around it without blatantly lying to Patty at first, which creates some awkward situations,” Gustin continues. “Barry’s a little bit better at lying this year than he was last year. He’s been doing it longer. He’s getting used to lying to people that he loves to try to keep them safe. The idea of telling her is bouncing around in his head in the near future, but he doesn’t really know how to approach it. He’s not sure, so mostly he’s just thinking about it. He’s not even thinking of ways to tell her at this point. He knows it’s kind of inevitable if they stay together, but I don’t think he’s ready to tell her yet. We’re going to see him trying to tiptoe around it and lie some.”
The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.