SDCC Interview: Roundtable with Carlos Valdes from THE FLASH

Carlos Valdes talks Cisco’s woes and the new vibe on the set of THE FLASH Season 5!

Oh no! Cisco Ramon will be off the a rough start in Season 5 of The Flash, according to actor Carlos Valdes, who chatted with us at San Diego Comic-Con.

“Cisco’s in pain. He’s fresh from a breakup. I think at the beginning of Season 5, he hasn’t really had the time to process the breakup yet, so he’s being a little irresponsible, I think, generally…” He says. But that isn’t the only big issue in his path. “Cisco’s powers will be challenged in a way that they never have been before– in a very unique a perilous way.”

While fans will surely bummed a bit sad to see a favorite going through hard times, Carlos says there’s still room for fun, mainly in the form of mishaps: “Both Caitlin and Ralph see this as an opportunity to help their friend, so there’s definitely some hi-jinks in store.”

The actor is excited for some big changes that Season 5 will bring and he’s particularly captivated by one storyline.

“From what I’ve been reading in the scripts so far, the thing that most moves me and is most compelling to me is the Nora West-Allen storyline,” says Carlos. “Without revealing too much, it’s a dynamic that gets me in some really emotional places.”

Of course, fresh new faces play a major part in the fun, as well.

“To have Hartley [Sawyer] and Dani Nicolett and Jessica [Parker Kennedy] be a regular part of our show, I think that imbues our dynamic with a different color. It makes the energy on set feel different, and I think it’s a fresh energy that we like and we need right now.”

Watch the full interview at the top of the post.

The Flash Season 5 premieres on The CW on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.

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