Detective Joe West's new partner for The Flash's upcoming Season 2 revealed

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Jun 18, 2015

The dramatic Season 1 finale of The Flash featured the heroic sacrifice of Detective Joe West’s (Jesse L. Martin) partner -- and Iris’ (Candice Patton) fiancée -- Eddie Thawne (Rick Cosnett). This sacrifice prevented Reverse Flash, aka Eobard Thawne (Matt Letscher), from ever existing, and produced some as-of-yet-unknown ripples on the show's timeline (but we know there will be multiple ones). But since his old partner apparently bit the dust (he was sucked into that time vortex thingie, after all), the show will introduce a brand-new partner for our detective in the upcoming second season. Who will it be? came across some audition videos that revealed which DC Comics character will be joining the show, and that character is Patty Spivot.

In the comic books, Patty was a forensic blood analyst in the Central City Police Department Crime Lab and was Barry Allen’s (Grant Gustin) assistant. Patty had romantic feelings for Barry, so perhaps love will bloom between the two characters on the TV series? In The New 52, Patty is indeed Barry's main squeeze, and she’s most likely the "spunky, fun and funny" Felicity Smoak-like love interest the show has sent a casting call for. This character is said to be introduced in a major recurring capacity as a new officer at the CCPD. She’s also described as "bright and scientific-minded."

Sadly, the videos are now password-locked, but we do have some descriptions of the scenes used in the auditions. In one of the videos, Patty shares a scene with Joe, telling him he can trust her even if she’s still getting used to the meta-humans. In another clip, Patty apparently gushes to Barry about the details in his forensic reports. Yep. Sounds to me like Joe's partner and Barry's new love interest are one and the same.

What do you think about the addition of Patty Spivot on The CW’s The Flash for season two?

(via Comic Book)

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