For those wondering, all signs point to Barry and Iris being okay after enduring months apart and Barry being trapped within the Speed Force. What may be a little more of a surprise is learning what sort of issues that they could face instead.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the biggest struggle that these two may be up against in the fourth season is one of leadership. We mean this mainly in the sense that they each feel as though they are top dog, and may not have the easiest time passing the baton over when they feel as though they should. Here’s what executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said to the aforementioned website:
“Barry and Iris keep comically clashing inadvertently because she’s used to being in charge, and he’s used to being in charge, and so they wind up going to couples therapy to work through it … The two of them with the therapist is some of the funniest stuff we have ever done on this show, but it also leads to a deepening of their relationship.”
The idea of these two speaking to a therapist is largely hilarious because they have to be honest without being honest. They’re both heroes, but they can’t say that they are heroes in front of this stranger. Unless they just so happen to find a Harrison Wells from another earth who excels in couples therapy, they have to go and find someone who they can’t communicate with full in terms of Barry being the Flash. The dynamic here should be great fun to watch while also helpful for the two of them. The show could look towards Louis Litt in Suits, or Danny and Steve on Hawaii Five-0 for a great examples of how to use a therapist on TV.
Will WestAllen emerge in one piece?
Almost certainly so, given that these two characters do love each other and are committed to making their relationship work in all regards. We know that a WestAllen wedding is on many viewers’ wishlist for The Flash season 4 — while we don’t want to get the hopes of everyone through the roof, it’s hard to deny that this would be all sorts of entertaining, especially if it was the focus of an upcoming crossover where you could see some characters like Kara Danvers or Oliver Queen in attendance. CarterMatt is just going throw that out there into the multiverse and see what comes along.
What do you want to see from WestAllen on The Flash season 4?
Do you think that the idea of getting these two in therapy should make for some great entertainment? Be sure to sound off now in the comments!
Also, be sure to head over to the link here in the event you do want to see some additional insight on The Flash through the lens of one other important character: Caitlin Snow. (Photo: The CW.)