Barry confessed how in love with Iris he'd always been. Their whole life. She was shocked ...frozen.
She didn’t say anything, not to be cruel, but because she utterly didn’t know what to say, think or do.
I think she believed she knew everything about her best friend, to find out that she may not know him at all…and now to find out he’s the Flash too. She’s going to be hurt, so hurt.
To get news that changes your life, can knock you off a ladder. She didn’t even get a moment to react before Barry got up and left the house. Then he’s telling her he’s happy for her and Eddie. Still not giving her a chance. It got awkward a yes, but they never talked about it. Then he tells her he no longer has feelings for her and starts dating someone else.
When did Iris ever have a chance to really explain how she was feeling? Poor Iris has been holding these feelings in. She’s having to try to make sense of it on her own. Her best friend is ignore her too. And her dad acts like she’s basically no longer welcome in her own house.
I’m so thrilled that Iris will do some investigating. I want her to find out the truth on her own.
I believe she’ll find out Barry is the Flash next episode and she’ll kiss him too (kiss before she finds out he’s the Flash because when she finds out, I think she’ll be SO hurt and disappointed). But he’ll tell her. Then, he’ll have to undo time and go back and change things. She’ll no longer remember the kiss or the reveal. That’s when I think Iris will go to the lab and figure it out on her own. And then she’ll be even more hurt as more time goes by.
Iris deserves so much more. But she’s amazing and she’ll get down to the bottom of not only finding out the truth about Barry, but about her feelings for him. Feelings that I think have always been there.
But I do believe that like that tid-bit from the article stated, after Iris forgets about the kiss/reveal, Barry won’t forget. I think he’ll be working with Iris a lot more as the Flash and flirt with her as well. I see linda and him being over for sure. And the only way he can show how in love he is for her, will be through the Flash.
I do think she’s realizing slowly her feelings for Barry…but it’ll really start to show through her interactions with the Flash. Because I think the Flash reminds her of Barry in a way. In a way she knows it’s him I think.
One thing is certain, Westallen is about to take over The Flash! And Iris West will actually have a bigger storyline and more screen time. Thank God!
She’s not going anywhere. So please stop hating on such an incredible character! Candice should win an award for how well/natural she plays Iris. It’s amazing.