'The Flash' Season 6 Episode 17 Preview: As Iris faces danger in the Mirrorverse, can Barry save her in time?
In the upcoming episode of 'The Flash', Barry Allen decides to hunt for the real Iris
Iris (Candice Patton) has been trapped in the Mirrorverse for quite some time, and her husband Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) hasn't had a clue till recently. Iris's mirror clone Mirror Iris or 'Miris', as fans like to call her, overplayed her hand and kicked him out of his own house, after staging a bit of a scene about Joe West (Jesse L Martin) going into Witness Protection. Hopefully this whole mirror plot wraps up soon, as going by the promo of the next episode, Barry has finally figured out that this isn't his wife and is determined to get her back.
The synopsis for the next episode titled 'Liberation' reads, "After recent events, Barry examines his life with Iris a little more carefully; Eva decides to make a bold move." In the promo, Barry tells Miris firmly that she isn't his wife and that he is going to find the real Iris, as he will not let her down. Miris is going to show her true colors.
Eva McCulloch (Efrat Dor), or the Mirrormaster has her own ax to grind. In the previous episode, she instructs Miris to drain Barry of his remaining speed. Miris emotionally manipulates Barry and puts more pressure on him, to save Joe from Black Hole, knowing fully well that he is suffering miserably. At the end of the episode, Barry tells Miris that "he's barely hanging on", but she's cold and stony-faced and boots him out, after listing out all the mistakes that he has made in his previous relationship.
So, now what remains to be seen is how Barry will save Iris from Eva McCulloch's clutches with his dying powers. Showrunner Eric Wallace had already warned that there would "be dangerous consequences" when Barry learns the truth about Miris, and this is going to take the show in a "dangerous new direction." Well, Barry has been through quite a windmill in six seasons, and his relationship with Iris has had more than its fair share of bumps. Will the golden Arrowverse couple be able to pull themselves out of this mess?
Tune into 'The Flash' Season 6, CW Tuesdays at 8 pm.