The Villain Who Will Help The Flash Save Iris

As we all know by now, Barry and the rest of Team Flash are becoming desperate in their efforts to save Iris from Savitar, as we've only got a few weeks left until her death at the end of his giant sword is supposed to take place. Well, it looks like Barry has gotten so desperate that he's actually going to turn to a villain for help. According to the recently released episode synopsis for Episode 22, Barry will seek out none other than Captain Cold to try and save his lady love.

THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS; WENTWORTH MILLER RETURNS AS CAPTAIN COLD -- With only 24 hours left until Savitar murders Iris (Candice Patton), Barry (Grant Gustin) struggles to save the woman he loves and makes the choice to use any means necessary to do so. Realizing he has one option left to save her, The Flash turns to Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) for help.

Well, at this point, it's really not a surprise that Barry is looking for help in (possibly) all the wrong places. He and his team have already tried a wide variety of things to stop this horrible version of the near future from coming to pass. Most recently, Barry played with time (again) by going to the future to see if future versions of his friends or himself had any answers that could stop Iris from being murdered by Savitar right in front of him. All of their efforts so far have been a bust, as things are still on an Iris-dies-a-bloody-Savitar-death track. So, if Barry thinks that a bad guy he battled in the past can help stop this, it makes total sense that he'd be willing to try pretty much anything now.

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There are quite a few problems with the idea of Barry trying to get Captain Cold to help him save Iris. First of all, the dude is dead. He died last year after joining up with the Legends of Tomorrow and sacrificing himself to save his new team. So, this would seem to mean that Barry is going to head back in time (dammit!) to around late 2015 to talk to him. This would be a time when Barry and Cold had come to a truce of sorts, with Barry letting him continue to steal things as long as he didn't hurt anyone while doing it, but before Cold joined up with the Legends and went traveling through time.

The other issue with this is that, obviously, Cold wasn't around for any Savitar shenanigans, so how he would be able to help Barry and Iris is a complete mystery. But, like everything that comprises this whole Savitar arc on The Flash, I'm sure all will be revealed when we see Captain Cold again on the May 16 episode of the show. The Flash airs Tuesdays on The CW, but be sure to check out our midseason premiere schedule, summer premiere schedule and Netflix premiere guide to see what else you can catch on the small screen in the coming weeks.

Adrienne Jones
Senior Content Creator

Covering The Witcher, Outlander, Virgin River, Sweet Magnolias and a slew of other streaming shows, Adrienne Jones is a Senior Content Producer at CinemaBlend, and started in the fall of 2015. In addition to writing and editing stories on a variety of different topics, she also spends her work days trying to find new ways to write about the many romantic entanglements that fictional characters find themselves in on TV shows. She graduated from Mizzou with a degree in Photojournalism.