Right from the first episode of the sixth season of The Flash, the writers had us in tears. Iris and Barry haven’t even grieved the loss of their daughter, and now they have to deal with Barry’s fate. I’m not even sure how Iris is holding it together. If it were the love of my life, I would be a mess.
I love these actors, and they are giving us so much depth this season. They all are dealing with knowing they are going to lose Barry (Grant Gustin). Team Flash is not used to accepting fate, they usually do everything they can to save one of their own, but Barry told them they couldn’t try to save him.
Last week Barry told the team that to save them, he has to die. Last week, I wanted to see their reactions. We had to wait until this week to see how they’re all coping. Barry said it best when he said, “How do you ask your best friend not to save you?” It’s true. How can your best friend just let you die? It’s the best sentence to describe how Cisco (Carlos Valdes) was dealing. He could not accept that Barry was going to die. It broke my heart to watch him fight it so much.
It also broke my heart, watching Barry trying to get Cisco to come to terms with it. He’s chosen Cisco to lead the team when he’s gone. It’s a bittersweet thing that I hope we never see. I think Cisco would be a great leader, but that would mean losing Barry.
Ralph (Hartley Sawyer) was also having a hard time. He’s been in super detective mode, but not even an exceptional case can keep his mind off losing Barry. Barry has done so much for Ralph. He gave him a team, a family, and saved his life in more ways than one.
Joe (Jesse L. Martin) has seemed to be strong and helping Barry come to terms with his fate, but he couldn’t hold it in anymore, and I couldn’t either when he broke down crying, saying he’s not ready. I’m waiting for Iris (Candice Patton) to breakdown too.
As beautiful as all these heartwarming moments are, I don’t believe that death his Barry’s fate. We still have a least a second half of a season after the crisis. Barry can’t die, but the writers have us in the moment feeling like Barry is going to make the greatest sacrifice to save everyone.
I’m looking forward to finding out how and who saves Barry, but I will enjoy the great moments along the way.
How do you like this season so far? Have you cried every episode? Leave me a comment below or tweet me @MandyTTCarr.