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The Flash star addresses why character was written out abruptly

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The Flash‘s Shantel VanSanten has explained why her time on Arrowverse superhero show was so brief, despite her character being introduced as a potential love interest for titular speedster Barry Allen.

Back in season two, VanSanten was introduced as Patty Spivot, a Central City police detective who found out about Joe West and Barry’s anti-metahuman task force. After joining the group, Barry (Grant Gustin) asked Patty out and the pair ended up sharing a kiss, despite Barry’s obvious ongoing affection for childhood friend Iris (Candice Patton).

While The Boys star knew that Patty and Barry couldn’t last, given that Barry and Iris end up together in the comic books, VanSanten recently revealed that she was supposed to stick around until the end of the second season. However, she was written out early – and left in episode 11 – when she booked a role on another programme.

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“I don’t think it was supposed to end as quickly as it did,” she told the publication, as she touched on Patty’s abrupt exit, where she learns of Barry’s secret identity, says goodbye to the gang and hops on a train to Midway City U.

“I don’t know if a whole lot of people know this, but I actually worked it out with my contract so I could finish the whole season and be around. But a showrunner that’s no longer on that show was very upset with me, and so he put me on a train all of a sudden, and I left.”

While VanSanten had the “best time” while appearing on The Flash and said that she’s “still friends with a lot of the cast,” she went on to say that “it was a bummer that somebody allowed their own personal feelings to come in the way of what was best for a story” and that she’s “glad that person’s gone.”

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Back in 2015, when season 2 began airing, Andrew Kreisberg, Gabrielle Stanton, Aaron Helbing and Todd Helbing were all serving as showrunners. Aaron Helbing stepped down during season 3 to head up History’s Knightfall, while Todd – who will oversee Supergirl spin-off Superman & Lois in 2021 – left in season 5.

Kreisberg was fired by Warner Bros. TV in November 2017, following several sexual harassment and misconduct allegations.

The Flash airs on The CW in the US. Sky One and NOW TV air the show in the UK.


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