'The Flash' Season 7: Eva McCulloch's triumph might lead to her downfall, teases showrunner Eric Wallace
'The Flash' showrunner Eric Wallace reveals that all is not well with Eva McCulloch. The time in the Mirrorverse may have altered Eva for good
Mirror Mistress Eva McCulloch (Efrat Dor) got what she wanted. She escaped from the Mirrorverse and killed off her husband Joseph Carver (Eric Nenninger), despite Barry Allen's (Grant Gustin) best efforts. She took back her company and fed the press a sob story that she had been held hostage by an international crime syndicate for six years, but her husband rescued her and unfortunately died in the process. During this speech, she starts to itch, a clear sign of neural dissonance in the show that is, as Iris (Candice Patton) experienced the same sensations when she was in the Mirrorverse. Eva has escaped, but it looks like her problems are just beginning.
'The Flash' series showrunner Eric Wallace teased that Eva's triumph might just turn into her downfall. "Look at her behavior at the press conference," Wallace hinted. "There's a huge clue there -- a huge one -- that all is not well with Eva." The time in the Mirrorverse may have altered Eva for good. " Sometimes getting what you think you want only makes things worse, and that's exactly what's about to happen to Eva. And that will be the end of her story. When you've been obsessed with one thing for six years and you get it, what happens to you? Also, who did you become? Eva wants more than just killing her husband; she's out to save the world. So, we'll see how that ends up!" added Wallace.
In her own eyes, she's a hero, as Efrat explained to Comicbook.com. " I definitely do not think she is a villain and I love the way she's written because Eva is a hero in her own eyes for sure and even I think that maybe, hopefully, some of the viewers are on the fence on that because she has definitely been a person that wants to make the world a better place, and a scientist that has invested her life, her life's work was to kind of find ways, to find a parallel universe," Efrat said. "Just to make the world a better place to find other worlds that are better ecologically, less population, just like different solutions that she could think of and her chip technology and everything was completely all towards that and she is just devastated that everything is ruined."
While the first half of the season was dedicated to surviving the Crisis, the second half was all about the Mirrorverse. Eva abducted Iris into the Mirrorverse, while a mirror clone took her place in the real world. In order to liberate Eva from the Mirrorverse, Mirror Iris got Bloodwork's (Sendhil Ramamurthy) blood. Eva was free, but Iris was left behind. Team Flash has been busy trying to devise a method to get Iris back and that includes Cisco Ramon's excursion to Atlantis. They need a component for a machine that might just do the trick. Season 6 ended on a worrying cliffhanger and Season 7 should bring us the answers we deserve, including the much-awaited West-Allen reunion.