WARNING: DO NOT READ UNLESS YOU’VE WATCHED THE FLASH 3X22 “INFANTINO STREET” or do if you want spoilers.
So as many of you know, if you’ve read my previous articles, I’ve been wondering if Iris would survive her impending death for a good amount of the season. This week’s episode, “Infantino Street,” finally answered that question. In the last 24 hours, before the showdown with Savitar, Team Flash did all that they could to save Iris. Joe and Wally took her to Earth 2 as Barry and Captain Cold stole an energy source for the speed force bazooka thanks to the Dominators crossover earlier this season. But none of this was able to avoid the inevitable and Iris died just as Barry had seen in the future.
The constant reassurance of Iris’ survival in the past few episodes led me to believe she would die. They just kept mentioning how they would stop Savitar rather than considering the inevitable. In this episode, once Iris made the video on Barry’s phone I got a bad feeling that we would see it be replayed once she died (and we did). Yet I’m still not completely convinced that she is dead. We have one more episode remaining and anything can happen. Even though time travel hasn’t been the answer before, could they find some twisted logic to make it work and get Iris back? And if they don’t, will they be able to stop Savitar or will he be the first “big” villain to get away? How will Barry remain a hero when he has lost so many loved ones? That seems like a good question that could carry into season 4.
The Flash’s season finale airs Tuesday at 8 on the CW.