I wish people would stop trying to rush the WestAllen romance ITS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN YET. It’s too soon for that. Might I remind everyone that we are only 4 episodes in? They are on slowburn just as Olicity was for two seasons and look how that’s turning out, they are beautiful together. If you’re really using their slowburn romance as an excuse to hate them you really need some time away from the internet.
Grant and Candice are doing phenomenal work on The Flash so far, they are really selling this sweet touching story of soulmates destined to become one of the greatest EPIC comicbook romances since Superman and Lois Lane. Its unrequited love right now and that is a good thing because it’ll change, we know it will. Them getting together someday will mean so much more with development just as Olicity’s development made their love story dynamic.
Iris and Barry need to come together on their own terms and they need to find themselves individually first. Plus they STILL have not discussed Barry’s accident and addressed how it affected them both emotionally. I know people aren’t entirely convinced by WestAllen yet because they find it too platonic but with time it’ll grow right now they’re both on different paths just as Felicity and Oliver were/somewhat are [with the whole Ray Palmer debacle]. I think part of the problem is we still haven’t seen enough of Iris’s POV, she’s all fun, happy and bubbly, seemingly in love with Eddie on the surface but its all masks people. She’s hiding from Barry just as he’s hiding from her.
This passed episode of The Flash already established the writers’s focal points are Olicity for Arrow and WestAllen for Flash, that train scene clarified it. Those storylines will be playing a major role in each series. So wait before complaining and completely writing them off. It took Olicity 2 years to get together. Remember they were best friends before they fell in love. Flash just started so the writers aren’t going to hook up Iris and Barry any time soon its stupid. She needs to sort out her feelings and figure out what Barry means to her because I have a feeling his accident caused her great pain those long 9 months. Caused her to slam the door on the possibility of them being together out of fear of losing him again. So she ran to the first man who was there for her.
Look at it this way with the next episode coming up; its going to be very WestAllen heavy I’m getting the sense the writers are going deeper into their relationship because they want the audience to root for them to be together just as we do with Olicity on Arrow. Barry’s storyline with Iris is a very crucial detail to his transition into the hero Flash just like Lois Lane’s was to Clark’s on Smallville when he was coming into his destiny as Superman. Don’t worry lets trust Grant and Candice because their chemistry is there and its amazing. They will get to the good stuff eventually for right now I’m enjoying their friendship/slowburn romance.
Also they’re doing a heck of alot more with these two characters than what I bet has been written down on paper with all their subtle looks, touches and gestures; its all very real and not forced because you really feel like they’re incredibly close. That is good acting on both their parts.
Now let me ask you something..
does this look very sibling-platonic to you?
Oh and did I mention they subtly flirt and have been checking each other out in almost every episode we’ve seen so far? I don’t know about you but 'siblings' don’t find one another attractive.
This right here is ALL Grant and Candice. They feel the sincerity of their chemistry and its translating beautifully onscreen. It’s not too much and its not minimal its just right where they need to be this early in the show. I honestly can hardly wait until they get meatier scripts down the road because this is some flawless acting done by both these talented kids.