The whole Savitar/Iris/Barry situation is so messed up. Do you think there'll be repercussions next season or will it be dealt with off screen/dropped? It's got to be hard for Iris to imagine that any part of Barry (even a time remnant) could turn into what Savitar was. And she had to shoot him but that couldn't have been easy either. For Barry, the self-loathing once he realized who Savitar was must be unbearable. The possibility of going down that road must be in the back of his mind.
So messed up. Just… wow. Honestly. I’m still sort of surprised that they really made Barry the villain, and specifically made his target Iris? Like that’s one reason I didn’t buy into the “Savitar is Barry” theory at the outset, because Barry would never hurt Iris. Except, well, a version of him does. So… that’s fucked, right?
I doubt that they’ll explore it in a way that us here on tumblr will find in-depth and satisfying enough. Those of us who write and read fic and meta crave a lot more than canon typically provides in terms of character exploration, simply because their shows are pushing too fast all the time, with too many characters to juggle. I’m certain we’ll see some mentions of it, but I doubt we’ll really see how they handle it in detail.
Especially Iris, sadly. It would be amazing if they didn’t do a seasonal break and actually showed us her grief and her coming to terms with what she did and maybe she’d go to counselling with Cisco and maybe she’d talk to a counsellor at the CCPD who specializes in helping people who’ve had to draw a firearm on someone. But I mean… I doubt we’ll see anything of the sort.
I’m sure it’ll get mentioned, though, in it’s own way. They still mentioned Eobard (Wellsobard) for the impact he had on the team, and sometimes Zoom. Savitar had a huge impact on them all so I’m sure we’ll see a bit of the fallout in later seasons.
But… I totally encourage the fandom to explore it. Because honestly, it’ll probably feel more satisfying ;)