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The Flash: Nicole Maines Previews Tonight’s “Wildest Dreams” Episode

Actress Nicole Maines previews her guest appearance on The Flash, reprising her Supergirl role of Dreamer.



Supergirl fan favorite actress, writer, and positive inspiration to many, Nicole Maines, reprises her role as Nia Nal a.k.a. “Dreamer” in tonight’s (March 29) episode of The Flash titled “Wildest Dreams.” Fans of Candice Patton‘s Iris will be happy to know that tonight’s episode is a big team-up between Iris (who is facing some major life choices and milestone) and the visiting Nia character.

FlashTVNews’ Craig Byrne was able to speak with Nicole Maines in anticipation of the super team-up which begins at 8PM ET/PT on The CW. Enjoy!

FLASHTVNEWS’ CRAIG BYRNE: This might be a silly question, but when Supergirl wrapped, did they let you keep a Dreamer costume?

NICOLE MAINES: A lot of people ask me that, actually!

No, they didn’t, because those things are really expensive. Even though my TikTok game would be FIRE if I had a suit of my own!

There are some props that I kept. Some of the Nia wardrobe… she had such great clothes! I got to keep a pair of the Dreamer gloves from my suit, because we had a bunch of extra pairs that the were more willing to part with. I also got some newspaper clippings from the episode where I see my sister again. I made a whole conspiracy board with those, and put those on my wall, like I’m tracking Dreamer with Post-It note theories, and yarn connecting them in nonsense ways. But yeah, so I got to keep some props, but unfortunately not [the suit].

How did it feel to put the costume on again?

It felt really good. I’m happy it still fits! A little looser on the arms than it had been, which was surprising. I was smiling like an idiot when I put it on for the fist time. It was really good to be back. I had a “OH, YES! MAMA’S BACK!” sort of energy. It felt really, really good to wear it again.

Is it safe to say that learn more about Dreamer’s history in this episode?

I think so. I think we’re definitely learning more… maybe less about Dreamer’s history, more about the Dream Realm, and more about the nature of her powers. It’s so cool. We never got to delve into that as much as I would have liked on Supergirl.

Was this your first time really getting to work with Candice Patton?


Candice and I have known each other… we did IHeartRadio together, and we had done South by Southwest together, so we had seen each other at a few things and we’ve spent some time together off-screen. I love Candice so much, but this is the first time we got to work together on-screen, with Iris and Nia together. That was really, really fun. We had a really great time, realizing how similar our characters are, actually, and kind of having that moment of “Oh! This really could have been a duo, if we’d done this sooner!”

Can you talk about how Nia looks toward Iris as an idol?

I mean, Iris West-Allen is a legendary reporter. And for Nia, I think she views Iris similarly to how she viewed Cat Grant, and similarly to how she viewed Kara. It’s kind of just like “oh my God, you’re — you’re Iris West-Allen! I love you! You’re cool!” The great thing about Nia is she’s a complete dork, and she fangirls over her favorite reporters, Iris being one of them.

It was a really great time. They have a great energy together. They’re both so investigative, and they both have that journalist spirit. And then when they’re sucked into this world of the unknown, figuring this out, [and getting] to the bottom of this. It’s very Mystery Inc. if it was just two Velmas.

Do you have a favorite dreamscape that they find themselves in, in this episode?

We find ourselves journeying through it, which is a new way to interact with Dreamer’s powers. They find themselves in alternate timelines, dealing with alternate paths of fate, if you will. We’ve seen how Dreamer’s abilities give her glimpses into the future of whatever timeline they’re in, but this is the first time that we’re seeing her powers opening windows to alternate timelines and alternate realities, which is completely new for her.

First of all, that’s really freaking cool, because [Dreamer’s] powers or so ethereal and so expansive. There’s so much we can do with them, and to journey into different possible futures was very interesting.

The favorite one that we got in this episode, I think, was in the coffee shop. That’s so much fun. Brandon [McKnight] and Grant [Gustin] were there, and they were just doing whatever, like they were in their own buddy comedy series. It was so funny. We had such a good time filming that, because that was the scene that we really got to lean into the comedy of it. So much of this episode is high-stakes drama, racing against the clock… but that was the scene that we really got to lean into the comedy of the situation with these characters. And that’s one of the greatest things about Nia! She’s a funny character, and that was sort of an opportunity to lean into that, because that was my favorite one to do, because it was so ridiculous and stupid. Candace and I decided halfway through we’re gonna we’re gonna run one way, and it’s going to be the wrong way, so we’re gonna run the other way, all doing stupid [stuff].

Our thanks to Nicole Maines for speaking to us! Don’t miss her original Dreamer graphic novel Bad Dream coming from DC in 2024. You can see a trailer for “Wildest Dreams” below.

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The Flash: Speaking With Tom Cavanagh Before Tonight’s Finale

Tom Cavanagh discusses his return as the Reverse Flash in the series finale of the Flash airing March 24



Tom Cavanagh was a part of The Flash from the start, first playing Harrison Wells-but-actually-the Reverse Flash, and then giving us a myriad of Wells throughout the multiverse. He’s also proven himself to be a fantastic director, helming multiple episodes of The Flash as well as fellow CW superhero staple Superman & Lois. Tonight, he’s back in front of the camera, playing Barry’s arch enemy once again.

FlashTVNews spoke with Tom Cavanagh in the days leading to tonight’s finale, and here are some highlights of that conversation:

How did it feel to be back? “I think the emotions are probably very different for somebody like myself or Carlos Valdes who decided to leave after Season 6; myself with the knowledge that [I have] this parachute of the fact that I play the Reverse Flash and he’s gonna come in every four or five months and blow up Central City and try and kill the Flash. It was a tremendous situation for me, because that’s exactly how it played out. I got to come back, and see my friends, and put on the suit, and enjoy that. It was just a grand circumstance anytime out to see the crew and the cast and put on that suit.”

On the importance of bringing the Reverse Flash back for the series finale: “It was understood that when we got to the series finale, that we have to include the Joker to the Batman; or in this case, Reverse Flash to The Flash.”

Would he like to play Reverse Flash again? “Reverse Flash, for me, was just a joy to play, as an antagonist or arch-enemy. There’s charisma to that character, and I delighted in. I would suit up again in a heartbeat.”

Cavanagh has pitch for a return on a possible Reverse Flash spinoff project. “Here’s my pitch: What if Reverse Flash, with all his villainy, fell for a civilian and then suddenly that complicated his agenda? Where would he go with his paramour, and how would it affect him? Would he then be able to carry through on his designs of destroying Barry? The reason we didn’t do that on The Flash was because you’d need to call that show Reverse Flash. We’ve got The Flash, which I wholeheartedly support. That being said, I think there’s room in the multiverse now that The Flash is over for us to explore that. And so, that’s my pitch for a Reverse Flash spinoff.”

Is Eobard afraid of any of the other speedsters? “Heck no, and that will be readily apparent in the finale.”

Was it fun to play Eobard insulting Eddie and Hunter Zolomon in the finale? “Poor Teddy Sears. Poor Rick Cosnett. Grand humans, all. And then, they roll on camera and it’s just, like, me taking shots. Teddy would quote them back to me a month later and I’d ask ‘who said that?’ ‘You said it!’ It’s so fast and furious, that I can’t keep track sometimes. I have to say, there’s one descriptor for those guys: It’s ‘tolerant’.”

Any final words for the fans who have followed the series for nine years? “I think it’s great that you bring that up, because often times, when a show has run a long time, a lot of the concentration is on the people who are the face of the show on camera, but off camera is the audience. They are the reason we were even given these nine years. It’s never lost on me. I remember [Superman & Lois and former Flash showrunner] Todd Helbing saying this: ‘These people invite us into their homes for an hour a week, and it is such a privilege and a responsibility. We want to let them know that we don’t take it lightly.’ That would be the message that I would like to basically parrot. Certainly, we’re grateful for the audience showing up week after week, which gave us those nine years. And even though I’m sure we didn’t always succeed story wise, it’s important for us to let the audience know that it was not from lack of trying. We understood that they were the reason we were there, and we were always doing our best to try to tell stories that they would enjoy, and keep coming back.”

The Flash series finale airs tonight on The CW.

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Flashback: Revisiting Our Earliest Flash Cast Interviews

FlashTVNews revisits our earliest interviews with the cast of The Flash.



The final episode of The Flash airs tonight (May 24) at 8PM ET/PT on The CW… and we’re feeling pretty retrospective right now. Sure, we have a new interview with Tom Cavanagh that will be posted this afternoon, but beyond that, we’re thinking about the long run that got us here.

FlashTVNews had the opportunity over the years to interview almost every series regular in the show’s 9-season run, at one time or another. Whether it was at a Comic-Con, a carpet for a crossover, or the very first Flash appearance at the Television Critics Association press tour… we were there. Below you can find some of those interviews, starting from the TCA Press Tour and moving down the list. Sadly, we never did get to do video with such folks as Brandon McKnight, Jon Cor, or Kayla Compton… but if you want to see how the cast was talking about the show in the early days, this may be a treat for you. And again, the series finale “A New World, Part Four” airs tonight at 8PM ET/PT.

Candice Patton (Iris West):


Jesse L. Martin (Joe West):


Tom Cavanagh (Eobard Thawne/Various Wells):


Carlos Valdes (Cisco Ramon):


Rick Cosnett (Eddie Thawne):


Grant Gustin (Barry Allen… the fastest man alive!):


Danielle Panabaker (Caitlin Snow):


John Wesley Shipp (Daddy Flash):


Teddy Sears (Zoom/Jay Garrick/Hunter Zolomon):


Jessica Parker Kennedy (Nora West-Allen):


Keiynan Lonsdale (Wally West):


Danielle Nicolet (The Seal Cecile Horton/Virtue):


Michelle Harrison (Nora WHY DID I SAY THAT NAME):


Patrick Sabongui (Captain Singh):

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The Flash: Eric Wallace Would Be Open To Continuing The Story

Flash Showrunner Eric Wallace discusses the possibility of Flash audio adventures after the series is done.



Could there be a continuation of The Flash after Wednesday’s final episode? It’s possible.

Before he landed on The Flash, Showrunner Eric Wallace had been involved with Big Finish Productions’ audio continuations of the classic gothic TV soap Dark Shadows, having written or co-written three stories for the studio. Stories like the ones told by Big Finish can keep a franchise alive – they were the leading source of new Doctor Who stories during the “wilderness years” between the 1996 Paul McGann TV movie and Christopher Eccleston’s debut in 2005’s “Rose.”

When we spoke with Eric Wallace prior to the launch of The Flash Season 9 earlier this year (well before the current writers’ strike), we asked him if he’d have any interest in writing Flash audio adventures one day, and in addition, which character from Dark Shadows lore he would “borrow” to meet Team Flash if he ever could, a very nerdy question that might only be understood by a fraction of the audience reading this website.

“Yes, I would love to,” he confirmed. “Not immediately.. give me a year off, I need a break… but I would love to write a Flash audio adventure at some point in the future, to tell the stories that I wasn’t able to tell during this particular moment.”

As for the second part of the question, asked only for fun? “I already know what the answer is, but I’m gonna qualify it: I would want to bring over Barnabas Collins, but I think the more appropriate character to come on to this show is Quentin, because Quentin is a man out of time, much moreso than Barnabas is. Barnabas was locked in a coffin and then woke up after 200 years and is dealing with past baggage, so obviously, he would have a lot to talk about with Barry Allen. But Quentin is a man of the past who was thrust into modern times, and actually starts to adjust, but a curse follows him, so he can’t ever have a future, so seems to me that there’s a definite story between Quentin and Iris, right there.”

And that’s not all: “Having said that, Julia [Dr. Julia Hoffman] and Reverend Trask are my next two favorites. I have to sneak them in too somehow,” he said, making us wonder why we never managed to get the actors David Selby or Jerry Lacy on The Flash TV show as Max Mercury or a character in that vein.

In the months since this interview was conducted, Grant Gustin has also addressed his Flash future beyond May 24:

“I think regardless of if I put the suit on again or not – and I love this – I’ll be associated with this character for the rest of my life, so if anybody wants to call me about The Flash, I will take the phone call and hear them out,” Grant said in a recent interview with EW.

Maybe this means May 24 won’t be the end after all…

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