‘The Flash’: The Emotional Season 1 Scene That Still Affects Grant Gustin

by Jeremy Spirogis
Grant Gustin and Candice Patton

Filming a present for six seasons creates a variety of recollections for Grant Gustin. The Flash has had many emotional moments for Barry Allen, together with his father (John Wesley Shipp), with Iris (Candice Patton), with Joe West (Jessie L. Martin). There was one pivotal scene in season 1 that caught with Gustin by all the opposite seasons.

[Spoiler alert: This article incorporates spoilers for season 1 of The Flash.]

Grant Gustin and Candice Patton
Danielle Nicolet and Grant Gustin | Dean Buscher/The CW

Gustin was a visitor on Michael Rosenbaum’s Inside of You podcast on April 28. A fan submitted a query about his most memorable moments, and Gustin had two. One was humorous and one was emotional. 

Grant Gustin and his ‘The Flash’ costar crack up the crew

Cavanagh has come a great distance on The Flash too. In season 1, Harrison Wells was a villain. Eventually, Cavanagh returned as totally different incarnations of Wells. Either approach, he and Gustin are one of the best leisure the crew ever noticed. 

“The first thing that came to mind was times with Tom Cavanagh in general that we can’t stop laughing,” Gustin stated. “They get stupider and stupider as we go but funnier and funnier. Then we remember for weeks.”

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L-R: Tom Cavanagh and Grant Gustin | Bettina Strauss/The CW

If the crew have been irritated, they’d certainly minimize it out. Gustin has verified that the crew enjoys the Gustin/Cavanagh present.

“Sometimes when they’re really funny, some of these crew members compliment us on scenes,” Gustin stated. “[They] will come up to us and be like, ‘Man I was telling my wife about that bit you guys were doing.’ That’s so gratifying too to hear. Man, our bit made it home with a crew member to his wife.”

‘The Flash’ season 1 was Grant Gustin’s most emotional reminiscence of the present

As enjoyable as his Cavanagh recollections are, Gustin went to the season 1 finale for his reply. Barry is in a position to return to the second his mom (Michelle Harrison) was killed, intending to save lots of her. 

“A specific moment I’ll never forget was the season 1 finale,” Gustin stated. “To this day this may be the best scene I’ve shot on the show, where Barry goes back, he thinks to save his mom from getting killed by the Reverse Flash, and then stops because he realizes he has to let it happen.”

Grant Gustin | Diyah Pera/The CW

The second with Nora Allen lingered with Gustin lengthy after filming.

Then he will get to have this second together with her as she’s dying. Barry’s an grownup and she or he has the second of recognition and is aware of that it’s him, doesn’t perceive why however accepts that it’s. I’ll by no means foreet capturing that scene or the next hours at residence after the place I couldn’t shake it. I used to be within the bathe nonetheless hysterically crying like my mother had died in entrance of me for actual. As an actor it was one thing I nonetheless draw from.”

Grant Gustin, Inside of You podcast, 4/28/2020

That scene nonetheless informs Grant Gustin’s efficiency

Five seasons later, The Flash remains to be creating Barry Allen’s household story. That season1 finale stays related to all of the drama he faces this season or subsequent.

“I think the reason I always still draw from it is that storyline is still present with Barry on the show,” Gustin stated. “I’ve never lost a parent, but I don’t have to fake anything when I do that storyline becuase I really have those visceral emotional reactions to thinking about losing Nora Allen, Barry’s mom. I felt like I experienced it for real. It wasn’t something I read in the script.”

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Grant Gustin | Sergei Bachlakov/The CW

Mrs. Gustin remains to be with us, and Grant obtained to get emotional together with her. 

“I told her that,” Gustin stated. “It was crazy. I probably cried talking to her about it. ‘I really felt like I experienced losing you.’ It was crazy.”

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