In the Season 2 finale, after Iris finally decided she was ready for a relationship, Barry decided that he wasn't, and subsequently chose to run back in time and save his mother from being murdered by his nemesis, the Reverse-Flash (Matt Letscher), thus altering the entire course of his life — and the lives of everyone around him — and creating an alternate timeline known as "Flashpoint." Because his mother never died and his father was never wrongly incarcerated for the crime, the Barry we meet in the Season 3 premiere is living with his parents, having never been taken in by Detective Joe West (Jesse L.
There isn’t much difference, but the biggest difference is that she doesn’t know Barry Allen, and you see this really great scene where they meet for the first time — Barry’s trying to get up the nerve to talk to her and they have this really cute first meeting.
I think it’s her feelings for Barry and I think it’s also her inner moral compass; she has the courage to fight for what’s right and she’s fearless in doing that — she’s fearless in fighting for the people she loves… She’s essentially the same no matter where we find her, and that’s given her strength and determination to fight for what’s right.
It was amazing, and what was interesting about that scene was that we were under the gun — we had a neighborhood curfew to shoot that; it was the last scene of the day and so Grant and I didn’t even have time to really rehearse, we were like, “let’s just skip rehearsal and shoot it.” So it’s a cool moment as an actor when you trust someone so much that you can sit down and do that, and I think we got a great moment out of that, just talking to each other.
The lighting was beautiful and it just reminds you of a comic book — our director did an amazing job of getting that really iconic shot.