Flash Season 4: Barry And Iris Head For The Altar…And Couples Counseling

Last season, there was the proposal at the end of the musical episode that then was undone when Iris (Candice Patton) found out that Barry (Grant Gustin) proposed in an attempt to change the future and save Iris from Savitar. They would work it out and be engaged again when Barry decides to sacrifice himself and step into the Speed Force to save Central City. Everything we've been hearing about the new season says Barry will be back early and folks have been figuring the Girls Night Out episode with guest Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) was for a bachelorette party.

Barry and Iris

Well, finally EW.com just asked executive producer Andrew Kreisberg if Barry and Iris will be getting married:

"They are finally going to get married this season and then it's going to be: Can they stay married with everything that's coming up against them?"

And now they're saying that they're already going to be going for couples counseling — but not for the obvious reason.

"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."

Barry will be gone six months before the new season picks up and in that time, Iris has become the new leader of Team Flash. So when Barry returns, they butt heads. But the idea to go to counseling comes from a surprise source: Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker). Patton says:

"Caitlin has been through so much herself in relationships, and if anyone can offer advice, it would be her. She's there quite often to give Iris advice on her relationship with Barry and how to move forward. It's actually more her idea that they go to counseling and get help."

The Flash Season 4 debuts October 10th on the CW.

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.