This week “The Flash” season 4 finale aired on the CW, and fans finally got answers in regards to the identity of the infamous mystery girl.
It turns out that the mystery girl is none other than Nora Allen, Iris and Barry’s daughter from the future, and when she finally revealed herself to her parents, she also told them that she made a huge mistake.
Executive producer Todd Helbing recently opened up to EW about the consequences that will come about due to her actions, and it sounds like the things Nora did throughout season 4 will be a big focal point in season 5.
“Well, I mean, a lot of it is obviously all about next season. Barry certainly learned his lesson about time travel and the effects that it can have. She comes back for a specific reason, not only to see her parents and meet everybody on the team, which you saw all throughout the season — there’s four specific times that she came back, and you’re gonna learn about why she chose those four times and how they’re gonna play into not only the mistake that she made, but the consequences for somebody like her, a speedster traveling from the future to the past, and what that means for Barry and the team.”
Helbing was also asked why Nora was cold to Caitlin, and why she avoided Iris for most of the season, and he teased that she has a lot of information that no one else on the team knows.
“Yeah, she comes from 30 years in the future, so 30 years from now, a lot has happened. She’s privy to information that nobody else is, so her experience in the future is certainly different than where everybody is now. A lot of next season too, you’re gonna see this relationship between Barry and Iris and Nora, so we just wanted to give the audience a little glimmer into what her reaction is to everybody. If you go back and watch all of the ways that she interacted with everybody, you can get a nice little sense of what her relationship is with everybody in the future.”
Season 4 mostly stayed away from time travel, but it sounds like it’s a topic that will be unavoidable in the new season thanks to Nora’s arrival.
“The Flash” will return for season 5 on the CW in the fall.