'The Flash': Iris West and Barry Allen are just the perfect soulmates and here's why
Iris' calm is the perfect balance for Barry's emotions
Iris West (Candice Patton) has been trapped behind a mirror for a while and Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) hasn't still figured that he is living with a clone Iris. To be fair, he has been too worried about the Speed Force dying to notice anything, even the very telling signs of Mirror Iris telling him that it's not such a big deal to lose his powers.
Considering Iris is always the first to know what's up with Barry, we hope he finally puts two and two together and sorts out the Mirrorverse debacle soon. Fans are eagerly waiting for a West-Allen reunion and some romantic moments between their favorite couple, which might have been missing for a while.
They've had some rocky times, but there's no doubt that Iris is the perfect partner for Barry. They grew up together and have had a strong emotional bond, even before they got into a relationship. Iris understands Barry on a different level, more than anyone else ever could. Just like Barry, Iris goes all out for him ― including jumping off a building for him. Whew. She always has his back.
And when Bloodwork (Sendhil Ramamurthy) infected Barry and brought him over to the dark side, Iris was the first to realize that Barry wasn't behaving like himself. She seems to provide the calm energy to Barry's emotional strides.
Even in the most turbulent and chaotic times, Iris knows how to inspire Barry and get through to him. Like she told him once, "in my mind, wherever you go, you'll always be Barry, and I'll always be Iris. And we'll always find each other." And that has been proved true throughout the course of the show. If that isn't cute then what is?
For Iris, Barry is a hero in every sense of the word, with or without the suit. When Barry is preparing to sacrifice himself during the Crisis, she wants to come with him and he gently reminds her that the world needs her compassion, intelligence and sensitivity.
The couple has endured troubled storylines, including Flashpoint, and later watching their daughter Nora being erased from history. Yet, they've always gotten through these times, due to their love for each other. They might face a couple of more difficult roads ahead after the Mirrorverse is sorted out, but it is nothing that West-Allen can't sort out.
There's no doubt that they will always come running home to each other. Even in the comics after several trials and tribulations, they find their way back to each other, and that's saying something as comic storylines are extremely bizarre and twisted.
In the next episode, Eva McCulloch, the Mirror Master tells Mirror Iris to drain Barry's powers. Will Barry finally realize that he is with an imposter?
'The Flash' airs on CW Tuesdays at 8 pm.