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'The Flash' Season 6 Episode 19: Iris's 2-minute screentime has fans trashing makeshift finale as 'garbage'

While many storylines are still left incomplete, it is a long wait for fans before 'The Flash' is back in action
UPDATED MAY 13, 2020
Candice Patton as Iris (CW)
Candice Patton as Iris (CW)

Season 6 of 'The Flash' might have been forcibly cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic, but some fans are in no mood to take this into account. The makeshift finale left on an ominous cliffhanger and spent much time on several other plotlines, rather than the primary one: Get Iris West (Candice Patton) back from the Mirrorverse.

They were more irritated with the fact that Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) was spending unnecessary time trying to save Joseph Carver (Eric Nenninger), who is an established villain himself. Of course, it didn't help that the episode ended on a worrying note, as Iris just vanished into thin air. Is she now the new Mirror Master? What's happening? 

Many fans have been busy trashing the finale, while others have been trying to defend it and said that it works as a makeshift finale and it wasn't the showrunners' fault at all. "I realize this episode wasn’t intended as the season finale so I’m okay with Iris not playing a major part in it. But can we stop using her to promote episodes she has little to do with? I could have watched this later. #TheFlash #WestAllen," wrote a fan.

"Know this wasn't supposed to be the finale cause of the virus but Iris screentime this episode was f***ing garbage," wrote a fan. "That was a terrible finale! No new speed force!" a fan tweeted.

"Iris gets to be in this 'finale' for two minutes then disappears?!? Now we gotta wait who knows HOW LONG for The Flash to return?! Bruh....... I hate it here," wrote a fan.

"Love Force? #theFlash I get it. This last episode of the season S6:E19 was not supposed to be the finale. In fact, it’s very possible that episode 19 was stitched together to make it more like a finale given the pandemic. But it definitely could have been better," wrote a fan.

"What a weird season finale. I know that the Coronavirus shorted the season, but it was very weird how this episode had very little Iris and no Joe or Cisco. Combined by the fact that episode was a bummer doesn't help anything. #TheFlash," another fan wrote.

"So Iris was going to be stuck in the mirror until the original season finale? WOW!! This is what they thought 2nd half of season 6 should be? Iris stuck in a damn mirror for 12 episodes? Really?" another fan wrote.

Meanwhile, other fans wrote, "People know this wasn't suppose to be the finale right?"

"This finale was perfect," one tweeted.

"To all you people b****ing about #TheFlash season finale should know that they supposedly even had to use deleted scenes from the last ep to even put together a finale," another fan wrote.

"Can people stop complaining? I for one appreciate the effort the writers and producers put into this finale even though it is ending prematurely. Cut them some slack. I think this episode is quite good! I loved the fight scene!" tweeted the fan.

It's going to be a long wait before we see 'The Flash' back in action. If all goes well, the show might resume production in July.