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The Scarlet Speedster will face more than just metahumans upon his return from the Speed Force.

As you’ll recall, Barry (Grant Gustin) sacrificed himself to save Central City, leaving Iris (Candice Patton) to step up as leader of Team Flash. This new dynamic will inject some humor into a much lighter fourth season.

“Barry and Iris keep comically clashing inadvertently because she’s used to being in charge, and he’s used to being in charge, and so they wind up going to couples therapy to work through it,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg tells EW. “The two of them with the therapist is some of the funniest stuff we have ever done on this show, but it also leads to a deepening of their relationship.”

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Their journey to couples counseling is actually suggested by Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker), whose relationship with Iris will strengthen this season. “Caitlin has been through so much herself in relationships, and if anyone can offer advice, it would be her,” Patton says. “She’s there quite often to give Iris advice on her relationship with Barry and how to move forward. It’s actually more her idea that they go to counseling and get help.”

The Flash returns Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

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