I liked Show Barry’s reaction to Iris risking her life. I mean yes he was upset but he wasn’t at all surprised. Come on, she’s the love of his life yes but she’s also his best friend who he has known forever. He knew she wasn’t going to just drop it. At least she took Wally.
More importantly, he knew it was something else. It was more than a story and instead of piling onto what Joe already said, he tried to stay as calm as one can about something like that. Tried to point out other things to get to the root of the problem. To get Iris to tell him the truth of what she was feeling.
THAT IS SO IMPORTANT TO ME. Not just because its a follow up to last week’s “I’m fine (not at all)” conversation but because it addressed how IRIS REALLY FELT ABOUT EVERYTHING. She isn’t afraid of dying. She’s afraid she won’t matter and MY GOD THAT IS SO DAMN RELATABLE.
To me. That is the most relatable fear of all. And for Iris? With a speedster boyfriend/best friend and a speedster brother and a cop father, she wants her contribution to matter. (IT DOES). Outside of her work with the Flash, she wants her, IRIS WEST, to matter.
That was everything.
Side-note: the actors slayed in that scene