'The Flash' Season 6 Finale: Eva McCulloch is just getting started and could be in Season 7 too
Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) has encountered numerous sinister villains during the course of the show, but the latest slew of antagonists seems to have zapped him of his energy and also 'lightning rod' Iris West (Candice Patton). In the first half of the season, he had to fight Bloodwork (Sendhil Ramamurthy), who tried to manipulate him emotionally and bring him over to the dark side.
And then, in the second half, it was Eva McCulloch (Efrat Dor) who abducted Iris into the Mirrorverse. Barry isn't her interest really, as Eva has unfinished business with her husband, Joseph Carver. In the previous episode, a frightening Eva promises to come for Carver. In the photos for the finale, we can see Team Flash taking Eva head-on.
It doesn't look like Eva will back down easily, and in all probability might just return for Season 7 as well. At first, she appeared as a stricken wife, who was trapped in the Mirrorverse for seven years. However, it was slowly revealed that she was deadly and insidious as she was controlling the mirror clones of Iris and Kamilla (Victoria Park) in the real world. On her instructions, Mirror Iris tried to drain Barry of his remaining speed and managed to obtain the blood of Bloodwork, in order to release Eva from the Mirrorverse. Eva was 'liberated' and she has some dangerous plans for the world now. For all we know, Eva is just getting started.
As we know, Season 6 was forcibly cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic that put everything on hold and this wasn't the finale the writers had planned. The remaining plotlines might be written into Season 7 and we might have to wait for a while to see Eva being defeated.
As things stand, Barry's powers are negligible as he was barely able to fight Mirror Iris and later Godspeed. Unless, in one episode, we get to see Barry get his powers back, save Iris and defeat Eva. Eh, happy endings don't come easy.
Meanwhile, what will be the repercussions of Iris's stay in the Mirrorverse on her? Will she be the same or will she lose her memory?
Tune into 'The Flash' finale on Tuesday, May 12, at 8 pm on The CW.