I’ve seen people make their wishlist for WestAllen moments and it seemed like fun so I thought I’d make my own! In no particular order (and not just for this season):
-Barry and Iris dancing: I’d love to see Barry and Iris dancing together to a romantic song. I’d also love to see a full production number of them dancing with choreography, but I don’t know if the show would ever do that. Maybe during the musical crossover?
-Present Iris meeting future Barry. I just love the idea of Iris having to interact with a different kind of Barry, so that could be a Barry from another Earth as well, but something about the idea of Iris meeting her own Barry from the future really appeals to me. I’d also love to see present Barry interacting with future Iris, but since we’ve seen Barry interacting with other Irises already, I’d prefer Iris being the one interacting with a different Barry this time.
-Seeing original Barry and Iris. I’m talking about the Barry and Iris from before Eobard changed the timeline and killed Nora Allen. They got married then too. What was their dynamic like? How would that Barry and Iris feel about their lives and marriage (and possibly children’s lives) being erased? Barry and Iris found each other again in our show timeline, despite Eobard meddling with their lives, and we have hope that they’ll be able to get their marriage and children back despite attempts to erase them, but things like their baby’s first word, their wedding day, memories they’ve made together are going to be different. Those memories have been permanently erased and they’re never going to get them back.
I think an interesting moment to pick if they ever show us that timeline is right before Barry goes after Eobard to stop him from killing his child self (though technically you would think that Barry would have been erased since Eobard killed Nora and Barry never grew up to be THAT Barry. That’s timetravel for you). Maybe Barry and Iris would have no idea that their lives were about to change permanently and Iris would hug Barry like it was just another mission not knowing that in moments everything they’ve built together would be erased. Or maybe they’d both have an inkling that things might change even if Barry did manage to stop Eobard and they’d have a tearful goodbye. Or maybe there was no time and they never got to say goodbye.
-Iris finding out about the 1x15 kiss. I understand why Barry didn’t tell her and let her make her decisions based on what she was going through in this timeline and not the one where she kissed him, but I’m really curious what she would think if she found out that she had found a way to deal with her feelings for Barry much sooner. In that same vein:
-Exploration of Iris’ season 1 feelings: I know this is in the past, so while it’s not really necessary, I’ve always felt they could have done more with this. We had Joe saying things like this:
And while we had Iris starting to acknowledge them even after the erased kiss, it was completely dropped in season 2.
(4 gifs above by @valeriemperez )
It’s all in the past now, so I don’t know how this could be done in a good way or even if it should be done at this point. But if they ever do another Flashback I hope they keep this in mind. Or maybe we can have Iris talk about what she went through in season 1. Or her mentioning how long it took her to realize her feelings or how she struggled with her feelings.
-Back hug: This is silly but I’d love to see it
-Proposal: Super romantic proposal
-Wedding! Imagine Joe walking Iris down the isle,
Imagine Barry and Iris saying their wedding vows, Imagine Barry and Iris say ‘I do’, Imagine seeing Iris in her wedding dress, imagine getting promo pictures of Iris in her wedding dress 😭
- Barry and Iris’ (grand)children from the future travel to the past in order to do something important. I think this could be such a cool storyline.
-Barry and Iris on an adventure/mission, just the two of them
-Lightning rod - It’d be interesting if they dealt more explicitly with Iris being Barry’s lightning rod and what that means. I’d love it if we got a moment like the one between Wally and Linda in terminal velocity where he tells here ‘You were always my power’.
-Barry serenading Iris: I’m adding this one mostly because I hope that is what will happen during the musical crossover.
I have more, but I’ll add them later.