Tonight on The Flash, Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Iris West-Allen (Candice Patton) learned that one day, they will have a daughter.
Spoilers ahead for "We Are The Flash," the season four finale of The Flash, which airs tonight.
Viewers of The Flash have already been acquainted with the young woman named Nora several times, as she managed to ingratiate herself into their lives posing as waitresses, coffee shop customers, and delivery agents beginning in "Crisis on Earth-X" last winter.
"Everybody guessed right for the most part," executive producer Todd Helbing admitted. "I think I've said this at one point that they haven't totally gotten it yet. It was basically right except for the name. They assumed that it was Dawn."
The "it" in question is the identity of the mysterious young woman who appeared at Barry and Iris's rehearsal dinner and quickly made fans suspicious of her identity and motives.
Most fans had leapt to the conclusion that the character, played by Jessica Parker Kennedy, would be Dawn Allen, Barry and Iris's daughter in the comics and one-half of the "Tornado Twins" along with her brother Don.
"We always like to introduce characters and sort of highlight areas that come from the comics but we don't want to be beholden exactly to them so we can change the stories as we see fit and tell it for a television show," Helbing told ComicBook.com. "With [Nora], it's the time that she comes from and what she did. She makes this sort of big mistake at the end of the episode -- you see the concern of what she's done, and Barry certainly learned his lessons from time travel, so now it's going to be interesting to put him on the different side of the problem and see how he can help her fix it."
Barry's experience, of course, involved traveling back in time to save his mother from being murdered at the hands of Eobard Thawne, which created the paradoxical "Flashpoint" timeline and ultimately left lasting damage to the timstream long after Barry returned things to normal.9comments
The exact nature of Nora's mistake will have to wait for fans to fully understand, but there is some symmetry to someone named after Barry's late mother, repeating his "Flashpoint" mistake.
The Flash airs on Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. The series will return for its fifth season in October.