"The Flash" showrunners are taking a huge risk by televising the Flashpoint storyline from the comic books, and while fans are excited at the prospects, they are also worried about what it means to Barry and Iris' relationship that seems to have ended even before it began.
In the finale episode of "The Flash" Season 2, fans saw Barry (Grant Gustin) rewriting history by going back in time and saving his mother from the Reverse Flash (Tom Cavanaugh). While this might save his mother for the moment, Barry will learn in time that some things cannot to changed, not unlike Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) who learned that his family always has to die, by the end of "Legends of Tomorrow" Season 1 finale.
While this error in judgement might help Barry become a better superhero, fans are worried that changing the timeline might have ruined Barry's chances at having a relationship with Iris (Candice Patton). As fans saw, Iris had finally told Barry that she loved him and that she was ready to wait for him until he was ready to move on in life. However, shortly after this declaration, Barry travelled back in time and prevented his mother's death.
Patton reminds fans that this does not mean Iris and Barry will not have a shot at being together again. "I think fans can rest assured, we've established on this show, Barry and Iris have a relationship that's destined. They'll find each other on different timelines and multiverses," Patton tells fans in an interview shared by Newsweek.
Patton further adds that considering in the end Iris will be with Barry, she doesn't mind waiting a little for the union to happen. "I've never needed to see them be together right away. I've always been a proponent of letting that stretch out over time, having relationships with other characters...so that when they do get together it's meaningful," she says.
"The Flash" Season 3 is still a while away and will premiere only by Tuesday, Oct. 4 or 11.