'The Flash' Season 6: The Mirror-Verse debacle could destroy Barry and Iris's marriage as well as Team Flash
This season of 'The Flash' was stuffed chock-full with villains, including the dangerous Bloodwork (Sendhil Ramamurthy), deadly Black Hole organization and now the Mirror-Verse, which Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) still does not know about. Apart from this, there was the multiversal Crisis On Infinite Earths, where the Earth had to be rebirthed, and his closest friend Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) died to save the universe.
All in all, it has been a nerve-wracking and emotional time for Barry, and he still doesn't know the half of it. His wife Iris (Candice Patton) is trapped in the Mirror by Eva McCulloch, who has her own insidious plans. To make matters worse, Mirror Iris has taken her place and Barry doesn't have a clue. Well, Kamilla (Victoria Park) almost stumbled on the truth, but before she could put two and two together, Mirror Iris zapped her away into the mirror.
To be fair, it's strange that Barry hasn't noticed the change in Iris, who is definitely rather cold and stony. But then again, his speed force just died and he had to get rid of the Reverse Flash (Tom Cavanagh) again, who was trying his best to work his way back into the show. Even Kid Flash noticed that something is off with Iris, and warned Joe about it. Since when did Iris not worry about what happens to Barry in a showdown and instead, is too keyed up in solving a mystery? Come on Barry, figure it out soon.
Even Cisco (Carlos Valdes) hasn't noticed anything off with Kamilla. As the Mirror plot has been extending over the past several episodes, this most likely might build-up to the finale. Hopefully, Barry gets to save Iris, or she breaks free, but she in all probability she won't be entirely pleased with him. Considering their marriage has had its share of highs and lows, this could just lead to a very, very rough patch between the two.
There's a possibility that their marriage might be destroyed along with the unity of Team Flash as well. As the characters wax eloquent about trust and faith, Iris and Kamilla would be pretty steamed that no one even noticed that they were missing. The storyline could go in several directions, as there could be a new plot about the disassembling and later assembling of Team Flash.
Relationships could smash and break, only to be rebuilt again. The writers had promised an emotional upheaval for Barry in the post Crisis part of the season.
Barry and Iris are an Arrowverse favorite, so maybe the CW writers won't break fans hearts. Well, a little drama is always due.
'The Flash' airs on CW Tuesdays, 9 pm.